Just the other day the Google Pixel XL faced off with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in a speed test. The Google Pixel performed well in certain aspects, but for more complex and resource intensive tasks, it was clear that the Galaxy S7 Edge was leading the way. So the question is, now that we know how it fares against one of the top Android phones of 2017, how does it fare against Apple’s iPhone?

The good news is that the folks at PhoneBuff decided to put both phones to the test in which the Google Pixel XL faces off with the iPhone 7 Plus. For those wondering who the winner is, once again it seems that both phones have their advantages and disadvantages. The Google Pixel XL has faster animations which is why at the start, launching certain apps allowed the phone to stay ahead of the iPhone.

However once again as we saw in the video comparing it against the Galaxy S7 Edge, more resource-heavy tasks started to slow the Pixel XL down, thus allowing the iPhone 7 Plus to not only catch up, but to lap the phone completely. The end result? The iPhone 7 Plus managed to complete the speed test’s first lap in 1 minute and 24 seconds, while the Pixel XL did it in 1 minute and 47 seconds.

The second lap saw the iPhone 7 Plus complete it in 1 minute 55 seconds, while the Pixel XL did it in 3 minutes and 6 seconds. This test does not mean that the Pixel XL phones are bad or slow, because if you might recall the iPhone 7 Plus has the new A10 Fusion chipset which some claim to be faster than the MacBook Air. In the fact the A10 Fusion chip has been blowing away the competition in other speed tests, so if anything it seems like the iPhone 7 Plus will be retaining its top spot.

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  • 1920x1080
  • 401 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.8 Aperture
  • OIS
2900 mAh
    3GB RAM
    • A10 Fusion
    • None
    ~$395 - Amazon
    188 g
    Launched in
    Storage (GB)
    • 256
    iPhone 7 Review
    Score: 9/10

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