Google Pixel XL battery: A tough rival to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge

Google Pixel XL is a new phone from Google, which is drawing a huge attention with the its battery. So let’s see if Google Pixel XL battery is really good by comparing its battery life with iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge.


Battery battle: Google Pixel XL battery, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge

Google Pixel XL is the first Google smartphone to run the Android operating system. Moreover, what makes Google Pixel XL special is the optimized battery life. Among 3 flagships with 5.5 inch screen: Pixel XL battery, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge, Google’s representative show a high battery experience. First, they test the battery life by setting the 3 smartphones with the same brightness level to see which phone can stay awake longer.

The results show that with the same level of brightness, Google Pixel XL battery life is 7 hours 19 minutes, equal to that of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Both are higher than the Nexus sample 6P, LG V20, and many other Android competitors. However, it is not the best battery life, as the iPhone 7 Plus achieved 9 hours and 5 minutes. iPhone 7 plus battery is really outstanding.


The Google Pixel XL battery is 3,450 mAh in capacity, but its battery life test result is equivalent to the 3,600 mAh battery of S7 Edge, but less than 2900 mAh battery of iPhone 7 Plus. On the other hand, Pixel XL quick recharging only takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery from 0%. It is 20 minutes slower than Samsung’s, but faster than the iPhone 7 Plus.

Google Pixel XL battery conclusion

Despite the larger capacity battery, Google Pixel XL has a larger screen with higher resolution than the iPhone 7 Plus. So it’s no surprising when its battery life is shorter. Besides, the Quick Charge 3.0 technology seems to work better on Samsung S7 Edge, may it be Samsung use Lithium-ion battery while Google Pixel XL battery is Li-ion one. So stay tuned and we will have more comparative articles for those fascinating flagships.