Google Pixel 7 Pro vs. Apple iPhone 14 Plus

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs. Apple iPhone 14 Plus

The iPhone 14 Plus launched last month as a more affordable alternative to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This phone basically replaced last year’s ‘Mini’ phone. It’s huge, but it’s inferior to the ‘Pro Max’ model. That said, this phone is the same base price as Google’s flagship phone, so compare them in this article. We will compare Google Pixel 7 Pro against the Apple iPhone 14 Plus.

we have already compared the Pixel 7 Pro to the most powerful phone Apple has to offer right now, in case you’re interested in that. That said, the Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 plus they are considerably different in almost every way. We will first list their specs and then compare them across various categories. It includes categories for design, display, performance, battery, cameras, and audio.

specs

Google Pixel 7 Pro Apple iPhone 14 plus
Screen size 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO curved AMOLED display (120Hz refresh rate) 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display (60Hz refresh rate)
screen resolution 3120×1440 2778×1284
SoC Google G2 Tensioner Apple A15 Bionic
RAM 12GB (LPDDR5) 6GB
Storage 128GB/256GB/512GB, non-expandable (UFS 3.1) 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, not expandable
rear cameras 50MP (Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, 1.2um pixel size, f/1.85 aperture, 82 degree FoV)
12 MP (ultra wide, 1.25um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 125.8 degree FoV, lens correction)
48MP (Telephoto, 0.7um pixel size, f/3.5 aperture, 20.6 degree field of view, 5x optical zoom, up to 30x super resolution zoom)
12 MP (Wide, f/1.5 aperture, 26mm lens, 1.9um pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF, Sensor Shift OIS)
12MP (ultra wide, f/2.4 aperture, 13mm, 120-degree FoV)
front cameras 10.8 MP (1.22um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 92.8 degree field of view, fixed focus) 12 MP (wide angle, f/1.9 aperture, 23mm lens, PDAF)
SL 3D (depth sensor/biometrics)
Drums 5000 mAh, non-removable, 23W wired charging, 23W wireless charging, reverse wireless charger
charger not included
4323 mAh, non-removable, 23W wired charging, 15W MagSafe wireless charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging
charger not included
Dimensions 162.9×76.6×8.9mm 160.8×78.1×7.8mm
Weight 212 grams 203 grams
connectivity 5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C 5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, Lightning port
Security face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
Advanced face scan
operating system android 13 iOS 16
Price $899/$999/$1,099 $899
To buy Google Apple

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Design

The moment you lay your eyes on these two phones, you can see a lot of differences. The Pixel 7 Pro has a centered display camera hole, while the iPhone 14 Plus has a display notch at the top. Both phones have very slim bezels, but the Pixel 7 Pro has a curved screen, unlike the iPhone 14 Plus. The Pixel 7 Pro has slightly squarer corners, but offers a lot more curves overall. The iPhone 14 Plus has a flat front and back, and the same goes for its frame on the sides. The back and front of the Pixel 7 Pro curve into the frame.

The Pixel 7 Pro has a camera hood on the back, running from one side of the phone to the other. It’s actually covered in metal, which slopes down to the frame. The iPhone 14 Plus has a normal-looking camera island in the top left corner. Both smartphones have glass backs and metal frames. In fact, both phones use frames made from aluminum. The iPhone Pro and Pro Max models use stainless steel.

The Pixel 7 Pro is slightly taller than the iPhone 14 Plus, but it’s also narrower and thicker. It weighs 212 grams, compared to 203 grams of the iPhone 14 Plus. Both phones are quite slippery, but they offer a considerably different feel in the hand. The iPhone 14 Plus cuts your hand a little more due to its flat frame. Neither phone is easy to use with one hand due to its large size. They have one-handed modes, but… still, it’s just a tool that helps in certain situations. Using a case with these two is definitely a must do.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Display

Both phones have 6.7-inch panels, but they are considerably different. The Pixel 7 Pro uses a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) LTPO AMOLED display. This panel is curved and has a 120Hz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+ content and has a maximum screen brightness of 1500 nits. The panel of the Pixel 7 Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. This screen offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

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The iPhone 14 Plus, on the other hand, has a 6.7-inch 2778 x 1284 Super Retina XDR OLED display. This panel offers support for HDR10 content and supports Dolby Vision. It has a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits. You get a 60Hz panel here, so there’s no high refresh rate. The screen is protected by a protective ceramic glass and has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, the same as the Pixel 7 Pro.

Both displays now offer vivid colors and great viewing angles. They also offer deep blacks and have a very good touch response rate. The Pixel 7 Pro gets a bit brighter outdoors, and of course you can tell by the fact that it has a 120Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 7 Pro’s screen is also sharper, but that’s not something I many of you will notice during regular use. Google’s flagship has a better screen, no doubt about that. However, the vast majority of people will be more than happy with the panel on the iPhone 14 Plus.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Performance

The Pixel 7 Pro comes with Google Tensor G2 SoC, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The iPhone 14 Plus is powered by Apple A15 Bionic SoC while it has 6GB of RAM and NVMe storage. The Pixel 7 Pro has better RAM and internal storage, but the SoC is technically even more powerful in the iPhone 14 Plus, even though it’s not Apple’s latest flagship SoC.

The Apple A16 Bionic is a marginal improvement over the A15 Bionic, at least on paper. Google bets on the cohesion between hardware and software in the Pixel 7, and it works well for them. Apple aims for the same, although it also has a more powerful SoC. The two companies each use their own processor here, so… that’s not surprising. In any case, both smartphones work really well.

In regular, everyday tasks, they are side by side. They are extremely fluid and fast, although the Tensor G2 runs a bit hotter during extended use. What about games, though? Well, the iPhone 14 Plus has the upper hand there. You will not have any problem even with the most demanding titles, such as Genshin Impact. The Pixel 7 Pro is not that good with these types of games. You will likely have to reduce details in Genshin Impact, unless you want choppy performance and frame drops. The Pixel 7 Pro also gets quite hot during gaming sessions, at least with more demanding games. However, Google can still balance things out with updates.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Battery

The Pixel 7 Pro uses a 5,000 mAh battery, while the iPhone 14 Plus has a 4,323 mAh battery. Don’t be fooled by battery capacity as Apple phones need less battery capacity to deliver similar battery life as Android phones. That said, both phones have really good battery life, but the iPhone 14 Plus has the upper hand in that regard. It seems that the Apple A15 Bionic consumes less battery than its successor, at least based on what we have seen so far.

The iPhone 14 Plus offers incredible screen time stats, to say the least. The iPhone 13 Pro Max was king in that regard, and you can expect similar results from the iPhone 14 Plus. This phone can last for two days with regular use. With more intense use you will have to charge it, but you will be surprised by its battery life. Results for the Pixel 7 Pro were mixed. Battery life is good, but not as good as the Pixel 6 Pro. We’ve managed to squeeze in 6-7 hours of screen time, depending on the day.

The Pixel 7 Pro supports 23W wired and wireless charging, plus much slower reverse wireless charging. The iPhone 14 Plus offers support for 20W (approximately) wired charging, 15W MagSafe wireless charging, and 7.5W Qi wireless charging. However, neither of these two phones comes with a charging brick.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Cameras

The Pixel 7 Pro has three cameras on the back, while the iPhone 14 Plus has two. Google’s phone packs a 50-megapixel main camera, along with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide unit and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera (5x optical zoom). The iPhone 14 Plus has two 12-megapixel cameras, wide and ultra-wide units. The visuals provided by these two phones are considerably different, but they both do an amazing job.

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The Pixel 7 Pro provides images with cooler tones and does an amazing job in HDR conditions. The iPhone 14 Plus are, by default, a little warmer. There are several different shooting styles that you can choose from. The iPhone 14 Plus sometimes struggles in HDR conditions, as it tends to give exaggerated reflections. However, that doesn’t happen all the time. The iPhone 14 Plus also tends to sharpen foliage scenes too much.

However, Apple’s phone provides slightly more realistic shots. Its nighttime images also tend to be more lifelike, although the Pixel 7 Pro shines in low light. It provides brighter images, but is extremely well balanced and generally pops. However, the iPhone 14 Plus performs better when it comes to video recording. The Pixel 7 Pro brought improvements in that regard, but the iPhone 14 Plus still stands out.

Audio

Both devices include stereo speakers, but neither has a dedicated audio jack. The speakers are really good on both phones. The sound is loud and yet well balanced. Voices are easy to discern and there’s even some bass on both phones. The soundstage is wide enough on both, although the output is a bit different in comparison.

For wired connections, you’ll need to use a Type-C port on the Pixel 7 Pro and the Lightning port on the iPhone 14 Plus. Alternatively, you can opt for a wireless connection. These two devices support Bluetooth 5.2 and 5.3, respectively.

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