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Both phones were released in October 2019.
Here you can look at the Pixel 4 and the 7T, compare each other's features, and decide which one is best for you. Let us delve into the finer details.
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to check who their rivals are.
|Release Date||2019, October||2019, October||0y.|
|OS Updates||3 years||2 years||-1y.|
|Security Updates||3 years||3 years||0y.|
*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Performance-wise, Geekbench 5 scores the 7T 24% ahead in the multi-core ranking. If you're a heavy gamer, think about this. If not, then it isn't a big deal.
Are you looking for the quickest phone around? The 7T is clearly above the average if you consider related-priced phones. About 30% above.
By the way, you can define the Pixel 4 as an upper mid-range and the 7T more like a lower high-end.
|SoC||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 855+|
|Graphics||Adreno 640||Adreno 640|
|Geekbench 5 Score||2175
|OS||Android 10||Android 10 and OxygenOS 10|
*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.
The Pixel 4 has a better display, and you'd be able to tell the difference.
If you're trying to keep your phone's display small, don't waste your time searching for other devices, and go for the Pixel 4. At least it's short when compared to the average phone for its price range.
Most phones from this price range stay in the ballpark of 722 nits, while the Pixel 4 can only do 41% less.
Usually, anything below 500 nits isn't your best option for HDR content and outdoor readability. So what about HDR?
If you're leaning towards the Pixel 4, 80% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and 93% have an AMOLED screen. On the contrary, only 23% of them feature Gorilla Glass 6 or Victus.
For the 7T, 86% of its rivals have an AMOLED screen. Instead, only 18% of them feature Gorilla Glass 6 or Victus.
|Display Density (DPIs)*||vs.|
|Dots per Inch||442.61
|Peak Brightness||423 nits
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.
Considering their score, I think that the Google Pixel 4 has a more dependable camera.
About the Pixel 4: DXOMARK tested this camera and gave it a score of 120. By including its telephoto lens, that will go up to 130. For an in-depth review, click here.
Before moving on, all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens.
About the 7T: We'll have to wait for a camera review from DXOMARK, but based on its specs, you'd find it at nearly 113* points. And if we consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we'll get to the final score of 124** points.
Furthermore, just to let you know, 93% of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, and all have an ultra-wide-angle lens.
If you're not a numbers person, we can tag these two as lower high-end.
*DXOMARK is a world-known reference in the camera benchmarking department. Too bad they don't get a chance to test most of the cameras out there. So when I get my hands on one of them, I take every hardware specs (like lenses, sensor size, OIS, aperture, and so on) and give a comparable score. This score should have a deviation of up to 2 points.
**Consider this as an estimative, especially with cameras with less than 40MP and no telephoto lens. These guys recently updated their test protocol, and I only have few reviewed devices to deduce a compatible score.
|Primary Camera||Pixel 4||7T|
*Reference: 100: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
|Extra Camera(s)||Pixel 4||7T||vs.|
|Lens||50mm (2x zoom)
||51mm (2x zoom)
|Lens Type||Telephoto lens||Telephoto lens|
|Selfie Camera||Pixel 4||7T||vs.|
The Pixel 4 does stand out because of its weight and water resistance.By doing some math, I found out that the Pixel 4 is around 13% smaller than most similarly priced devices.
The 7T is 28 g. (1.10 oz) heavier than the other, weighing about 162 g. (5.71 oz). If you're curious, I've come up with an adapted "display size to phone weight ratio" score. The Pixel 4 got 5.6, and that's another way of saying it has an acceptable score for its screen size. The 7T, however, has 5.0, so nothing to state here.
The Pixel 4 is water-resistant in up to 1 to 3 meters. That should be for up to 30 minutes, on standby, and freshwater only.
Although Google did improve its Face ID performance on the Pixel 4.
|Size||147 x 68 x 8 mm
(5.19 x 2.40 x 0.28 in)
|160 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.64 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
|Weight||162 g. (5.71 oz)
||190 g. (6.70 oz)
|Build||Front and back glass||Front and back glass|
|Colors||Clearly White, Oh So Orange, and Just Black||Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue|
|Screen To Body Ratio||81.13%
|Disp.Size To Weight Score||5.6||5.0||-0.6|
|Biometrics||Face ID||Under Display Fingerprint|
*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.
The Pixel 4 features a 2800 mAh battery, while the 7T has 3800 mAh. And GSMArena did test them out, and the 7T does have an advantage here.
The battery life on the Pixel 4 is worse than other price-liked phones. It lasts 14% less than the average on these tasks.
Just be aware that the 7T can also easily defeat most devices. Let's see if it still has a place on our top 10 list of smartphones with the best battery life.
How much are you willing to pay for reverse wireless charging? Because you can have it on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
If you fancy quick charges, you can count on the 7T. Devices with similar prices can only do about 22w.
|1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video||76% left
|1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video||56% left
|1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video||58% left
|Bat. To Phone Size Score||6.3||4.6||-1.7|
*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.
The 7T. Twice as much.
Google put 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage on the Pixel 4. I should also mention that most rivals have more RAM and more storage. Right now, the average is 124Gb of storage and 7GB of RAM.
Both phones have more than enough storage and RAM for the average consumer. However, if you plan to store some movies or record tons of videos, 64 GB will be a problem sooner than later.
*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).
If you still don't know which to pick, you can skip this section.
Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. You can buy an adapter, but the wireless buds are your only option. You can also check other devices if you're not really leaning towards any of these. You'd have to pick a smartphone like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.
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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).
Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.
|Value for money||Pixel 4||7T||VS|
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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. First, let me mention the average at their price range. The Pixel 4 class is at 6.3, and the 7T 5.9.
It isn't that hard to recommend OnePlus 7 because it is faster, it has better battery life and additional storage.
But be aware that you'll be losing the Always-On feature and an ultra-wide-angle lens.
While that's not actually a feature, you'll also be losing Google's 3 years of software updates.
|#4||Fast Charging||Battery Life|
|#5||Wireless Charging||Fast Charging|
|#2||3.5mm Jack||Wireless Charging|
|Global Score||Pixel 4||7T|
Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.
|Total||Should be 10 or as close as possible:||9.6|
*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
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My name is Luis Silva, and I have a degree in computer management. Ever since I was a teenager, I've loved everything to do with tech. Music, pictures, video editing, I've done it all! This site is a place for me to share some of the knowledge I have, as well as keep up-to-date with current trends. This is a wonderful place for tech-geeks and everyone else that just want to learn more about tech and smartphones in general.
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