Google made its big play in the world of smartphones when it debuted its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones Tuesday.
Tech outlets have already compared them to the top smartphones on the market now, including Apple’s iPhone 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7. The features and capabilities – from the design to going “under the hood” – have been the subject of exhaustive analysis.
With the debut of each of the three phones, one of the hottest common topics has been their cameras. And on the heels of Pixel launch, many outlets have reported that the capabilities of Google’s cameras are well-matched to that of the Galaxy S7 and the new iPhone 7.
The Galaxy and iPhone feature 12MP cameras while Pixel offers 12.3 MP, and all three models are pushing cameras that capture enviable images in low light. In addition, when it comes to video, both Pixel models, the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7 all boast 4K video, USA Today pointed out in its review.
As customers await the retail arrival of Google Pixel and Pixel XL (models are expected to go on sale Oct. 20, but preorders have begun for Verizon subscribers), the facts speak for themselves when comparing the capabilities of each phone’s camera.
Here is a breakdown of what the cameras on Apple’s iPhone 7, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Google’s Pixel are packing:
Galaxy S7: “The best camera just got better.”
- Dual Pixel Technology.
- 5 MP front-facing camera.
- 4K video.
- 12 MP camera.
- F1.7 lens.
iPhone 7: “An entirely new camera enters the picture.”
- F/1.8 aperture and six-element lens.
- Quad-LED True Tone Flash.
- 12 MP.
- 4K video.
- 7 MP front-facing camera.
Google’s Pixel: “The highest rated smartphone camera. Ever.”
- Boasts “a best-ever 89 DxOMark Mobile score.”
- Large 1.55 μm pixels (which lets in more light).
- 8 MP front-facing camera.
- 12.3 MP.
- F/2.0 aperture.