Google Pixel XL Vs iPhone 7 Plus Camera Comparison
Google is done with the Nexus branding and now we have the new Google Pixel XL phone which Google claims has the best phone on a smartphone. How does the Google Pixel XL camera compare to the iPhone 7 Plus camera? Let’s find out.
Google claimed that the camera on the Google Pixel XL is the best rated as compared to the flagship smartphones on the market as of right now and that means that it can beat the iPhone 7 Plus camera as well. But can it?
The Google Pixel XL camera has the following specifications:
- 12.3 megapixels
- f/2.0 aperture
- Built-in gyroscope, for stabilization
On the iPhone 7 Plus we have the following features:
- 2x 12 megapixels (wide-angle and telephoto)
- f1.8 (wide-angle); f/2.8 (telephoto)
- Optical Image Stabilization (wide-angle only)
That is all well and good in theory but how do these two cameras rank against one another when it comes to real world photography?
As you can see from the image the shot taken with the Google Pixel XL seems like it was taken from far behind although that is not the case and both shots have been taken from the same distance. This is due to the Google Pixel XL having a slightly wider angle lens than the iPhone 7 Plus.
Besides the wide angle view landscape pictures look great on both devices but the Google Pixel XL has the edge here because it has better color saturation. The background in the shot taken with the Google Pixel XL seems to be a bit crisper. Sharpness is a huge factor when it comes to taking pictures and when it comes to that I have to hand it to the Google Pixel XL for the sharpness in the background.
When it comes to closeups again Google Pixel XL takes the win with a slight edge because it captures more detail as compared to the iPhone. You can see the color difference and the amount of extra detail that the Google Pixel XL is able to capture as compared to the competition.
When it comes to blurring out the background and focusing on a specific object it is easier to do on the iPhone rather than the Google Pixel. Google has just made this a bit difficult as compared to the iPhone, on which it is just a tap and nothing more. This features on the iPhone is still in beta and might as well get better with the passage of time and the release of the final version of the feature.
When it comes to selfies the Google Pixel takes the win yet again because of the better colors and wide angle lens that allows you to capture more in the frame without stretching out your arm too much.