The camera battle between Pixel 7 and iPhone 14 has a clear winner

Comparison between Google Pixel 7 and Apple iPhone 14

Smartphone users are spoiled for choice when it comes to premium devices this year. As soon as Apple announced the release of iPhone 14 In September, Google followed it up with Pixel 7, which is very similar to its iOS competitor, takes the features that made its predecessors such popular devices and adds a few extra features for good measure. In addition to the great camera and long battery life of previous generations, it matches the newly revealed camera pixel clock While also providing an attractively redesigned rear camera module.

The question is, how does it compare to the iPhone 14? We answer this question by looking at the different features of each and comparing them to each other. This way, you should be able to decide which smartphone is right for you.


Pixel 7 iPhone 14
size 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm (6.13 x 2.88 x 0.34 in) 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight 197 grams (6.9 ounces) 172 grams (6.07 ounces)
Screen Size 6.3 inch OLED with 10-90Hz 6.1 inch Super Retina OLED
screen resolution 2400 x 1080 pixels (416 ppi) 2532 x 1170 pixels (460 ppi)
The operating system Android 13 iOS 16
storage 128 GB, 256 GB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
micro memory card slot number number
Click to pay Services Google Pay Apple Pay
Healer Google Tensor 2 Apple A15 Bionic
camera 50MP wide dual lens, 12MP wide rear, 10.8MP front Dual 12 MP + 12 MP Ultra Wide Rear + 12 MP TrueDepth Front
video 4K at up to 60fps, 1080p at 60fps 4K at up to 60fps, 1080p at 240fps
bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.2 Bluetooth 5.3
ports USB-C lightning conductor
fingerprint scanner Yes, in the show No, FaceID instead
water resistant IP68 IP68
battery 4355 mAh

30W wired charging

Wireless charging of 21W

Reverse wireless charging

3279 mAh

Fast Charging (20W charger sold separately)

MagSafe wireless charging (15W)

Qi wireless charging (7.5W)

App Market Google Play Store Apple App Store
Network support All major carriers All major carriers
Colors Obsidian, Snow and Lemon midnight, purple, stars, blue, red
the prices $599 or more $799 or more
revision score 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

Design, width and durability

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While neither phone is going for a revamp, at least the Pixel 7 is trying something noticeably different in its design. While the Pixel 6 features a horizontal camera block made of glass, this time around the seventh generation uses aluminum. This means that it drops the Pixel 6’s darker black look and features something that’s arguably sharper and more eye-catching. Furthermore, the Pixel 7 also abandons the two-tone color scheme for the Pixel 6’s back, instead, you get one shade over its entire surface, which you can get in either Obsidian (mainly black), Snow, or Lemongrass (light) green. ).

However, the iPhone 14 changes nothing from the iPhone 13. To be fair, the latter was not an ugly duckling, however it can be argued that the lack of adventure on the part of Apple reduces the performance of the iOS device quite a bit.

Moving on to the displays, the Pixel 7 features a 6.3-inch AMOLED panel, which is capable of supporting a nice 90Hz refresh rate. It also has 2400 x 1080 pixels, making it 416 pixels per inch (ppi). As for the iPhone, its 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED display beats the Pixel with a resolution of 2,532 x 1,170 pixels (460 ppi). Unfortunately, it only has a 60Hz refresh rate, which deprives it of the kind of smoothness and fluidity (in scrolling and animation) that a Google device has.

As such, the Pixel wins this round by a narrow – but not slim – margin. Both phones have an IP68 rating, so neither of them has the advantage in terms of durability.

Winner: Google Pixel 7

Performance, battery life and charging

Google Pixel 7 charging port.
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The Pixel 7 runs on Google’s own Tensor G2 chip, which is a successor to last year’s release. It’s built using a 5nm manufacturing process, so it will prove to be powerful enough to handle most tasks and applications, especially when paired with 8GB of RAM. but, Our review of the Pixel 7 found that it can struggle with even the most demanding video gameswhich is something that can’t be said for the iPhone 14. The latter uses the same A15 Bionic chip as its predecessor, and while this may sound like a bit of work on Apple’s part, it still handles extensive computational work without any difficulty.

Both devices come with the same amount of internal memory as standard: 128 GB. This can be increased to 256GB on both models, while the iPhone also adds the option to go up to 512GB for an additional $300. Neither of them has a microSD card slot, so you may need to be careful with downloads and photos if you’re using the primary storage.

Moving on to the battery, the iPhone has 14 cells with a capacity of 3,279 mAh, while the Pixel 7 offers a larger capacity of 4,355 mAh. In theory, this should mean the Google device comfortably outperforms its Apple competitor, but our reviews of each device found that they are both more or less reliable. In other words, you’ll get just over a day of using each if you’re a moderate or heavy user, while lighter users may get closer to a second day before needing a recharge. With charging, the Pixel 7 supports 30W fast charging, with iPhone 14 charging at 20W. Regardless, the two phones will recharge at roughly the same rate, with both manufacturers claiming 50% in about half an hour.

Winner: Apple iPhone 14


iPhone 14 Plus camera module.
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As we’ve seen with the designs of the two phones, neither the Pixel 7 nor the iPhone 14 significantly deviates from their predecessors when it comes to their cameras. The Pixel’s rear camera setup includes a 50MP wide lens (the same as the Pixel 6) and a 12MP wide-angle camera with a 114-degree field of view. As for the iPhone 14, it has the same basic dual-lens rear camera setup as the iPhone 13, with a 12MP main (wide) lens and a 12MP wide-angle camera. However, the main lens features a larger sensor and slightly more pixels, while there’s also a new 12MP front camera with autofocus and low-light shooting improvements.

Of course, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, and for several years now, Google Pixel and iPhone have both made the best camera phones with ease. This is also the case with their latest generation, with the production of the Pixel 7 main lens Excellent and interesting shots. Likewise, the ultra-wide lens also delivers well-balanced images with plenty of colour, detail and dynamics, which is also something to be said for iPhone 14 Ultra HD Camera.

The same goes for the iPhone’s main lens, which means that both devices are completely identical when it comes to photography. Since both are capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second (fps), that means we have another link.

Winner: tie

Software and updates

Google Pixel 7 screen, held by a man's hand.
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iPhone 14 works on iOS 16While using Pixel 7 Android 13. Both operating systems have their strengths and weaknesses, with Android 13 updating its overall design to incorporate larger icons and more user-friendly menus. on the other side, Our Pixel 7 Pro review It was found that sometimes there could be a few bugs, with formatting issues, problems opening and exiting games, and unwanted ghosting, sometimes forcing the user to completely restart the phone. This does not mean that most or even a large number of users will encounter such problems, but it does raise a question mark that may need some time (i.e. software updates) to answer.

This is not something to be said about the iPhone 14, which above all offers a very easy and uncomplicated user experience. It’s also likely to provide the user with more basic software updates because even though Google has committed to three core updates (and five years of security updates), Apple will likely outpace that by two or three years.

Winner: Apple iPhone 14

Special Features

Google Pixel Watch worn on a man's wrist, showing the Pacific watch face.
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The main special feature of the Pixel is that it is compatible with the new Google smartwatch, which has the appropriate name pixel clock. The latter offers users the ability to monitor their health and fitness (through a partnership with Fitbit) while also introducing the much-welcomed Emergency SOS feature that will call 911 under certain circumstances.

Funny enough, the iPhone 14 also comes with the all-new Emergency SOS Over Satellite feature, allowing it to send emergency messages even without a phone signal. Additionally, it also has a crash detection feature that detects sudden spikes in G-force (and sounds associated with car crashes). This resulted in People who inadvertently call emergency services while riding a roller coasterbut it may be a life saver for many people.

Apart from these new additions, both phones have special features seen with previous generations. This includes support for 5G and Face ID on the iPhone, AI-enabled features on the Pixel (like spam call detection) and contactless payment methods for each device.

Winner: tie

Price and availability

The Google Pixel 7 is available directly from Google and costs $599 for the 128GB model or $699 for the 256GB version. It is supported by all major carriers and widely sold by retailers.

Apple iPhone 14 starts at $799, and the 256GB and 512GB models cost $899 and $1,099, respectively. It can be purchased directly from Apple or purchased through any number of third-party retailers. It is also supported by all major networks.

Overall winner: Apple iPhone 14

The two phones are almost identical, but iPhone 14 He wins in two important areas, enabling him to win overall. Its performance is superior to Pixel 7, while also providing more reliable and smoother software. Other than that, the two smartphones excel in similar areas, as both feature an attractive design, sharp screens, long-lasting batteries, and great cameras. Of course, if you prefer Android, the Pixel might still be the way to go, but if you don’t have a preference, there’s no denying that the iPhone 14 is more capable than ever.

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