Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Weeks after the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Google has launched the Pixel 7 Pro. These two smartphones are the premium phones from both companies in 2022. But, between the Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max which should you buy? Well, that depends on why you need a smartphone but note that the Google Pixel 7 Pro offers better value for money.
We know it’s very easy for one to point out how powerful the iPhone 14 Pro Max is and the improvements in its camera sensors. However, the Pixel 7 Pro is not only cheaper but now has lots of interesting specifications and is cheaper. So, for this Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max specs comparison, we asked our team to go through the specifications of both phones and I’m going to share with you why the Pixel 7 Pro offers better value for money.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Quick Note: The only difference between iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is size. So, this post is also a comparison between the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Google Pixel 7 Pro.
|Specs||Google Pixel 7 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|Display||6.7-inches, OLED, 120Hz||6.7-inches, OLED, 120Hz|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 1TB|
|Back Camera||50MP + 48MP + 12MP||48MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF 3D LiDAR|
|Front Camera||10.8MP||12MP + SL 3D|
|Chipset||Google Tensor G2||Apple A16 Bionic|
|Software||Android 13||Apple iOS 16|
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Display, Design, and Durability
The iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pixel 7 Pro has the same 6.7-inches LTPO OLED display that has support for a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision (only the iPhone has this). The front screen of both smartphones is flat and the bezels around the display are just about the same size on both phones. The display of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is brighter, especially under direct sunlight (2000 nits on the iPhone and 1500 nits on the Pixel phone).
Apple has always maintained its design over the years and Google is also maintaining its design from last year. The design of both phones looks pretty but placed side by side, the Google Pixel 7 Pro looks more beautiful (both back and front). The single punch hole looks neater than the big Dynamic Island punch hole of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), and stainless steel frame. It is IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) and has Scratch-resistant ceramic glass and oleophobic coating and its display is protected by a Ceramic Shield glass. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and aluminum frame. It’s also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) and its display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
Both smartphones are made of durable materials that won’t get damaged in a single fall (from table height) and can survive 6m deep underwater for about 30 minutes. The display on both smartphones offers similar features but the iPhone has a brighter screen. But if looks are important to you, the Pixel 7 Pro looks more beautiful.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Camera
|Camera||Google Pixel 7 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|Depth||N/A||TOF 3D LiDAR scanner|
|Front||10.8MP||12MP + SL 3D|
The camera setup of the iPhone 14 Pro Max 48MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner and 12MP + SL 3D front cameras while that of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is 50MP + 48MP + 12MP and 10.8MP front camera. Both phones have different setups, camera sensors, and camera features.
The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has an f/1.9 aperture, 1.2µm multi-directional PDAF, 25mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. The 48MP main camera of the iPhone 14 Pro Max has an f/1.8 aperture, 1.22µm quad pixel PDAF, 24mm focal length, and sensor-shift OIS. The aperture and focal length of the main cameras on both phones are similar. However, the Laser AF feature of the Pixel 7 Pro allows the primary camera to focus on objects faster and take brighter photos in low-light conditions.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 48MP telephoto lens that can do 5x optical zoom while the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 12MP telephoto lens that can do 3x optical zoom. The telephoto lens of the Pixel 7 Pro has a focal length of 120mm and this offer a longer shooting range compared to the telephoto lens of the iPhone which is 77mm.
Both smartphones have a 12MP ultra-wide with the same aperture (f/2.2), and similar focal length (13mm), but the ultra-wide lens of the Pixel 7 Pro has a slightly wider 126˚ angle while that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 120˚ angle. Only the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a TOF 3D scanner for the depth sensor. The 12MP front camera of the iPhone 14 Pro Max can capture a wider area with its 23mm focal length while the 10.8MP front camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has a 21mm focal length. The front camera of the iPhone also has a faster aperture than the front camera of the Pixel 7 Pro.
The camera features available on the iPhone 14 Pro Max are 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode ([email protected]), stereo sound rec., action mode, 4K recording @24/25/30/60fps, sensor-shift OIS, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, and HDR (photo/panorama). In contrast, the camera features available in the Google Pixel 7 Pro are Laser AF, OIS, Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, 10-bit HDR, multi-directional PDAF, 4K recording @30/60fps, guided frame, photo unblur, magic eraser, cinematic blur, and Pro Level Zoom.
The cameras of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max have features that are best suited for recording videos while the cameras of the Google Pixel 7 Pro have features that are best suited for everyday users. For example, the Guided Frame feature on the Pixel 7 Pro allows blind people to easily take good-quality photos with the aid of a voice command directing them on how to position the phone. The Photo Unblur feature clears any blurry parts of photos taken by the Pixel 7 Pro making it look better.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The chipset in the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the Google Tensor G2 5G chipset while that of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is the Apple A16 Bionic chip. Both chipsets are 5G capable and both are built on a 4nm process technology. The A16 Bionic chipset has a Hexa-core CPU (6-core processor) while the Tensor G2 chipset has an Octa-core CPU (8-core processor).
The CPU cores of the A16 Bionic chipset are two Everest high-performance cores (speed 3.46GHz) and four Sawtooth power-efficiency cores (speed 1.82GHz). In comparison, the Google Tensor G2 chipset has two Cortex-X1 high-performance cores (speed 2.85GHz), two Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.35GHz), and four Cortex-A55 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). The iPhone 14 Pro Max features the Apple GPU (5-core graphics) while the Pixel 7 Pro features the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has 6GB of RAM while the Pixel 7 Pro has 12GB of RAM. The internal storage options available on the Google Pixel 7 Pro start at 128GB and go up to 512GB while that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max start at 128GB and goes up to 1TB. There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot available on both phones.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Software
Google Pixel 7 Pro boots Android 13 out of the box while the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max boots iOS 16 out of the box. Both smartphones will get up to five years of major software updates. Users can download apps and games from respective stores (Apple App Store for the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Google Play Store for the Google Pixel 7 Pro).
The software and user experience on both smartphones are very smooth. Animation is fast, apps open very quickly, switching between apps is smooth, and the user interface on both phones looks neat. The new software interaction that Apple built around the Dynamic island Punch hole is really good and satisfying.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Battery & New Features
A 5,000mAh battery powers the Google Pixel 7 Pro while a 4,323mAh battery powers the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. The charging features available on the Pixel 7 Pro include 23W fast wireless charging, 30W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse wireless charging. In comparison, the charging features available in the iPhone 14 Pro Max are 15W MagSafe wireless charging, 27W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 2.0, and 7.5W Qi magnetic fast wireless charging.
Other features available in iPhone 14 Pro Max are Face ID, NFC, Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified), Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving), Crash Detection, eSIM support only for users in the United States, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, etc. Other features available in the Pixel 7 Pro are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Face Unlock, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Virtual proximity sensing, dual-band A-GPS, NFC, Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, Google Assistant, etc.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Price
The starting price of the Google Pixel 7 Pro (12GB + 128GB) is $899 while the starting price of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (6GB + 128GB) is $1,099. The price of the Pixel 7 Pro is about $200 cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below but you should read our conclusion to know why the Pixel 7 Pro offers better value for the money.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Conclusion
From this Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max specs comparison, it’s very easy to spot that the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the more powerful smartphone. The performance of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is powered by the A16 bionic chipset which is the best SoC when it comes to graphics rendering. But, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the more balance smartphone that offers everything a user will need in a smartphone and is cheaper.
There is no doubt that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will beat the Pixel 7 Pro in gaming and rendering graphics. The iPhone will perform these tasks faster but the Pixel 7 Pro brings too much value at its price. The camera experience on the Pixel 7 Pro is top-level, the display is awesome, the design looks better, and it has a bigger battery. The Pixel 7 Pro was not built for power only but also for machine learning and AI.
So, between the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max which should you buy? You should buy the iPhone 14 Pro Max if you have the money, render high graphics and play graphics-intensive games a lot, use your cameras to record videos more than take photos, and you can look past the big Dynamic Island punch hole. However, I’ll recommend that you buy the Google Pixel 7 Pro because you’ll save money, get good performance, a beautiful design, useful camera features, and an awesome display.