Google Pixel
Google Pixel phones and the Google Daydream View VR viewer are displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Google Pixel smartphones are two extremely sought after devices in the market today. Both have some pretty impressive specs and features. Many tech experts have given positive reviews though differences prevail. There are numerous areas where the Pixel performs better and vice versa. However, Google Pixel owners can perform tasks that Galaxy S7 users cannot and they have been explained below.

According to Express, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are ahead of Galaxy S7 Edge on personal assistant front. The Google Assistant is an extremely important feature as it is context-aware and extremely smart even in handling follow-up questions. The assistant is exclusive to Google Pixel and Pixel XL right now. It does not require users to speak like a robot and it is clever enough to understand if a question is linked to the previous or not.

While the Google Pixel phone has been criticised for not including any microSD card slot to expand internal storage, it has something that no other phone has, including Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It is the free photo and video storage option. Everything a user shoots, including the Ultra HD 4K videos, is automatically backed up to Google Photos free of charge. Google Photos, the cloud-based photo management software, offers unlimited free storage for images up to 16MP and videos up to 1080p.

However, uncompressed photos eat up a lot of storage. However, this is not the case with Google Pixel. It makes life real easy for users as they don’t have to constantly panic on clearing up space. The incessant notifications make it worse. Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones automatically clear out photos and videos that have been backed at full quality. This is not the case with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or for any other phones for that matter.

Another big addition is the 24/7 support feature in Google Pixel. It allows owners to quickly start a video or text chat with a Google expert who will provide solutions then and there. Google has also taken special interest in VR capabilities via Daydream VR. It has created a new standard and has integrated it with its latest operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users can experience this only via the Gear VR headset.