Google has released its Pixel smartphone in October 2016, while Samsung has brought its Galaxy A5 2017 in January 2017. Today we will compare these two handsets and you will decide which one suits your needs better.
The Google Pixel measures 143.8×69.5×8.5mm and weights 143 grams. Its back is partially glossy, because Google wanted to avoid antenna lines, and the three color options have weird names: Quite Black, Very Silver, AND Really Blue. On the other hand, the Galaxy A5 2017 is slimmer, but heavier, as it measures 146.1×71.4×7.9mm and weights 157 grams. Samsung opted for a glass and metal construction and the available colors are Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, and Peach Cloud.
The Google Pixel comes with an AMOLED display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 424 ppi. Both displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
Google Pixel features a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 comes with an Exynos 7880 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz, a Mali-T830MP3 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Google Pixel has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 128GB, without the possibility to expand it. Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is available only with an internal storage of 32GB, but you are able to expand it up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The Google Pixel sports a primary camera of 12.3MP that features dual-LED flash, face detection, HDR, panorama, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has a primary camera of 16MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, panorama, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 16MP.
The Google Pixel is powered by a non-removable battery of 2770 mAh, which is weaker than the non-removable battery of 3000 mAh that the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 features.