Google announced two smartphones as part of its Pixel 7 lineup, while Apple unveiled four iPhone 14 devices. Well, in this article, we are going to compare the Google pixel 7 against apple iPhone 14. In other words, we will compare the two standard models of the two lineups. The iPhone 14 isn’t technically the company’s compact flagship, that would be the iPhone 14 Pro. The Pixel 7, on the other hand, is Google’s new flagship, alongside the larger Pixel 7 Pro.
The thing is, considering Apple’s price, the iPhone 14 is more expensive than the Pixel 7. The base model starts at $799, while the Pixel 7 starts at $599. That’s a big difference, and these two devices are quite different too. We are not referring only to your designs, but to the whole package. We’ll list their specs first, and then move on to comparing them in other categories.
|Google Pixel 7||Apple iPhone 14|
|Screen size||6.3-inch fullHD+ flat OLED display (90Hz refresh rate)||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display (60Hz refresh rate)|
|SoC||Google G2 Tensioner||Apple A15 Bionic|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB, non-expandable (UFS 3.1)||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, not expandable|
|rear cameras||50 MP (Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, 1.2um pixel size, f/1.85 aperture, 82 degree field of view, up to 8x Super Res zoom)
12 MP (ultra wide, 1.25um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 114 degree field of view, lens correction)
|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||4355 mAh, non-removable, 21W wired charging, 23W wireless charging, reverse wireless charger
charger not included
|3279 mAh, non-removable, 23W wired charging, 15W MagSafe wireless charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging
charger not included
|Weight||197 grams||172 grams|
|connectivity||5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C||5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, Lightning port|
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
|Advanced face scan|
|operating system||android 13||iOS 16|
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Design
The Google Pixel 7 is made of aluminum and glass, just like the iPhone 14. The Pixel 7 has sharper corners and is larger overall, which isn’t surprising considering it packs a larger screen. The phone is noticeably taller, wider, and thicker than the iPhone 14, though it’s also slightly heavier. It’s actually 25 grams heavier than what Apple offers. Having said that, they do look quite different.
Both devices have flat screens. The Pixel 7 includes a centered display camera hole, while the iPhone 14 has a notch at the top. Needless to say, that notch is quite large, much larger than the hole-punch on the Pixel 7. The iPhone 14 features completely flat front and bottom sides, while also being flat on all sides. The Pixel 7 offers a lot more curves and therefore doesn’t cut the hand as much.
If we flip the two devices over, you’ll see big differences on the back. The Pixel 7 includes a camera viewfinder, which is quite large and covered in metal. It is essentially an extension of the phone’s frame. The iPhone 14, on the other hand, has a normal-looking camera island in the top left corner. Both phones include two cameras on the back. Both devices are very slippery and using a case is definitely recommended. The iPhone 14 is easier to use with one hand, but it also cuts your hand a bit more because of its design. They both feel really premium in the hand.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Screen
The Google Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED screen. This panel is flat and offers a 90Hz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+ content, while also getting pretty bright. The Pixel 7 maxes out at 1400 nits of brightness, and it can only do that with auto-brightness. The display of the phone has an aspect ratio of 20:9 while the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Apple iPhone 14, on the other hand, packs a 6.1-inch fullHD+ (2532 x 1170) Super Retina XDR OLED panel. That screen is also flat and supports HDR10 content. Apple opted for a 60Hz display here. It’s also Dolby Vision compatible and gets up to 1200 nits of brightness at its peak. You can also hit those levels just through the auto-brightness setting. The screen has a 19.5:9 ratio and is protected by Ceramic Shield Glass.
Both screens look great. They are vivid, have excellent viewing angles and good tactile feedback. The Pixel 7 offers a higher refresh rate, which is notable. However, if you don’t mind that, both panels will work just fine. The Pixel 7 gets a bit brighter, but the difference isn’t that big. Both screens are more than usable in direct sunlight.
Google Pixel 7 vs. Apple iPhone 14: Performance
The Pixel 7 is equipped with the Google Tensor G2 SoC. That’s Google’s second-generation processor, a flagship chip. The company also packed 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM inside this phone and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The iPhone 14 comes with the Apple A15 Bionic SoC, which is not the latest Apple chip. Apple also included 6GB of RAM here and NVMe storage.
However, is the performance good? Well, yes, it’s excellent, actually. The Pixel 7 is probably the smoothest Pixel phone we’ve ever used, along with the Pixel 7 Pro. It does great at everyday tasks, but struggles with more demanding games like Genshin Impact. This phone isn’t exactly made for gaming. The iPhone 14 also performs very well in games, even with the most demanding titles. After all, the Apple A15 Bionic is not much weaker than the Apple A16 Bionic.
The bottom line is that if you’re not a gamer, these two phones will be great for you. Even if you are an advanced user, but without intensive games, you are good with both. If you prefer to play games on your phone and really want one of the two, the iPhone 14 is probably the best option.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Battery
The Google Pixel 7 comes with a 4,355 mAh battery, while the iPhone 14 packs a 3,279 mAh unit. Now that we get the technical stuff out of the way, keep in mind that iOS handles battery consumption differently and generally requires smaller battery packs. So is battery life good on these two? Not only good, but great. You can likely cross the 7-hour screen time mark with ease on both. In fact, getting past the 8-hour mark of screen time shouldn’t be a problem either, unless you really push them hard during the day.
Both phones offer really good battery life. However, games could mess them up, as is the case with basically all smartphones. However, from what we’ve seen, battery life is fairly consistent across both phones, which is good to know. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to battery life, any of these will do a good job. Chances are you won’t have to charge them until the end of the day. However, keep in mind that your mileage may vary, of course.
The Pixel 7 offers 21W wired, 21W wireless, and reverse wireless charging support. However, the phone slows down when it hits the 50 percent mark, at least on wired charging. So it takes almost two hours to fully charge. The iPhone 14 supports 18W wired wireless, 15W MagSafe wireless, and 7.5W Qi wireless charging. However, neither phone comes with a charger in the box.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Cameras
Both devices have two cameras on the back. The Pixel 7 has a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide unit. The iPhone 14 includes two 12-megapixel units (wide and ultrawide). The iPhone 14’s ultrawide camera has a slightly wider field of view than the Pixel 7. The thing is, the Pixel 7 has the same main camera as the 7 Pro model, but the iPhone 14 didn’t get the same. Improved 48-megapixel camera like iPhone 14 Pro units.
That’s not to say the iPhone 14’s 12-megapixel configuration is bad, not at all. In fact, it’s excellent, as is the camera performance provided by the Pixel 7. However, these two phones tend to deliver different results. The Pixel 7 leans toward cooler tones, while the iPhone 14 delivers warmer images. However, you can choose from a number of different shooting styles on the iPhone 14.
In any case, you will get detailed and well-balanced images from both phones. That applies to both daytime and nighttime conditions. The Pixel 7 does a better job in HDR conditions, as the iPhone 14 tends to turn off reflections. You can also use sharpness too much in some scenes, like with foliage for example. The Pixel 7 manages to get more detail out of shadows in low light, but the iPhone 14’s images look more realistic. Video recording is still the strong point of the iPhone, although the Pixel 7 brings some major improvements compared to its predecessor.
You will find two speakers in each of these smartphones. The primary one is bottom-firing, while the secondary one is above the screen and front-firing. The speakers on both phones are really good. They offer a detailed and well-balanced sound, and are also very clear. They are also made strong enough.
If you need an audio jack, none of these phones offer one, unfortunately. You’ll have to opt for a Type-C port on the Pixel 7 or a Lightning port on the iPhone 14, if you want to make a wired audio connection. The Pixel 7 offers Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connections, while the iPhone 14 comes with support for Bluetooth 5.3.