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We’ve already compared the first Google-made phablet with its closest predecessor (Nexus 6P) and its Apple adversary (iPhone 7 Plus). How does Pixel XL measure up against its most formidable Android challenger, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? Size Pixel XL is almost 3-percent taller and 4-percent wider than the smaller, rounder Galaxy S7 edge. Weight As would be expected, the Pixel is heftier, too. It weighs in 11 grams heavier than the S7 edge. For some perspective, that’s about the weight of one alkaline AAA battery. Build Samsung’s S7 series phones have a standout build. Thanks to their completely rounded…

The Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR finally has a legit rival, in the upcomingGoogle Daydream View. There’s still much we don’t know about the latter, but we can compare the features and specs we’re aware of right now, with the first real mobile VR showdown. Android phone compatibility In the long run, Daydream headsets, like the View, should have the compatibility advantage. In a year or two, we’d expect just about every major Android flagship phone to be “Daydream-ready,” meaning Google thinks they’re up-to-snuff for sliding inside a VR headset. At launch, though, there are only two official Daydream-ready phones: Google’s…

Google has finally released “made by Google” smartphones, but they did not spring up from scratch. The Pixel XL’s closest relative is the Huawei-manufactured, Google-overseen Nexus 6P. What are the differences between last year’s well-reviewed Nexus 6P and the first phablet to bear the Google name? Size If the Pixel is XL, then the Nexus 6P is … jumbo? The 6P is nearly 3-percent taller and wider than the Pixel, though they are of equal thickness. Both phones fall squarely inphablet territory, with big screens great for internet use and video playback, but are perhaps too large to fit comfortably…

While Google is no stranger to smartphone manufacturing (the conglomerate has been overseeing Nexus design and manufacturing for years), the Pixel is the first phone to officially be dubbed “Made by Google.” How does the hotly anticipated Pixel compare to its industry-leading Android competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S7? Size The two phones have the same width, but the Pixel is just a touch taller and thinner. Weight The comparatively squat Galaxy S7 is 6-percent heavier than the Pixel. Build When it comes to build, Google sticks with an iPhone-esque aluminum unibody, while Samsung keeps things interesting with slick curvy glass.…

Sony’s PlayStation VR should have a monumental advantage in mainstream consumer adoption. But can the final consumer version overcome the severe limitations we ran into in our pre-release demos? We’ll find out soon – in the meantime, here’s how it stacks up next to the PC-based Oculus Rift. Build You’ll find some plastic – and a fair amount of fabric – on the Rift and nothing but plastic on PSVR. Base station If you don’t yet know where Sony’s adoption head start is going to come from, this is it. Well over 40 million PlayStation 4s have been sold since…

Since Pixel is the first true “phone by Google,” many consumers are hoping for the kind of unified software and hardware presentation that can be missing from Android environments, but has long been an Apple mainstay. But what about specs? Here’s a nuts-and-bolts comparison of the Pixel and iPhone 7. Size Many Android manufacturers make their phones a little larger and flatter than iPhones, and Google is no exception. The Pixel is about 4-percent taller and wider than the iPhone 7, but only 0.2-millimeter thicker. Keep in mind that each phone is the “little brother” within its lineup. The Pixel…

We’ve already compared the Pixel and iPhone 7 base models, but the match-up between the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus is a little more interesting. While the Pixel and Pixel XL have most of the same specs, Apple pulled out a few more stops in its 7 Plus flagship. Size The Pixel isn’t so XL next to the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone is a few millimeters taller and wider than its Google-made counterpart. Weight The iPhone is not just bigger, it’s also more dense, weighing in at 11-percent more than the Pixel. That’s not enough to break…

GoPro recently refreshed its action camera line-up with two new Hero5 models. But how do the new Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session compare to each other, and the Hero Session which is sticking around? Here we look at the key specifications of the current GoPro line-up to help you decide which one is right for you. Size The current GoPro actioncams come in two sizes. The Hero5 Black is of similar proportions to the previous Hero4 Black and Silver (but no longer needs a bulky case to be waterproof) while the Session cameras are considerably smaller and more cube-like. Weight…

Whoops! Thanks to a tell-all leak, we know just about all the details for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL Android phones it’ll announce in San Francisco on Tuesday. The rumors largely confirm previous reports and suggest the Nexus lineup could be dead. The Pixel will come with a more “normal” 5-inch full HD screen and the Pixel XL will come with the phablet-sized 5.5-inch Quad HD screen. The phones will come with flagship specs and — you guessed it — a matching premium price, reportedly starting at $650. Google will reportedly be positioning the two phones as camera powerhouses with…

If you’re looking for a new, well-equipped smartphone that won’t break the bank, bargain devices from Chinese companies Huawei and OnePlus may have you covered. While Huawei is an industry giant that has only recently entered the U.S. market, OnePlus is an ambitious startup company only a few years old. Here’s how their affordable flagships, the Honor 8 and the OnePlus 3, stack up. Size The Honor 8 is the more compact of the two. OnePlus 3 is nearly 5-percent taller, 6-percent wider and roughly the same thickness. Weight The phones have a 5-gram weight difference, with the larger OnePlus…

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