Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: The price of the Apple iPhone 14 is $799 while the price of the Google Pixel 7 is $599. This makes the price difference between both phones $200 with the iPhone 14 being the more expensive phone. However, a careful look at both smartphones shows that the Pixel 7 is the better phone to buy for a couple of reasons.
Cheaper does not always mean better but in the case of the Google Pixel 7. We asked our team to compare all the specs of both smartphones and the result shows that the Pixel 7 offers better value for money than the iPhone 14. So, in this Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14 specs comparison, I’ll be comparing the specs of both phones side by side and pointing out why the Pixel 7 has better value for money.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14
Quick Note: The only difference between iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is size. So, this post is also a comparison between the Apple iPhone 14 Plus vs Google Pixel 7.
|Specs||Google Pixel 7||iPhone 14|
|Display||6.3-inches, OLED, 90Hz||6.1-inches, OLED|
|Storage||up to 256GB||up to 512GB|
|Back Camera||50MP + 12MP||12MP + 12MP|
|Front Camera||10.8MP||12MP + SL 3D|
|Chipset||Google Tensor G2||Apple A15 Bionic|
|Software||Android 13||Apple iOS 16|
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Display, Design, and Durability
Google Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inches display while Apple iPhone 14 has a smaller 6.1-inches display. The display of the Pixel 7 is an AMOLED panel that has support for 90Hz and HDR10+ while that of the Apple iPhone 14 has a Super Retina XDR OLED panel that has support a standard 60Hz refresh rate, HDR10, and Dolby Vision. The display of the iPhone 14 is bright but that of the Pixel 7 is brighter (the difference is noticeable when using both phones under direct sunlight).
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 looks more beautiful (both back and front). The single punch hole looks neater than the big cut-out notch of the iPhone 14.
Apple iPhone 14 is made of a Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), and aluminum frame. It is IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) and its display is protected by a Ceramic Shield glass. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 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 Google Pixel 7 has a brighter and smoother screen and if looks are what you consider in a phone, the Pixel 7 looks very beautiful.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Camera
Every year, Google and Apple make some of the best camera smartphones in the industry. This year, both companies did not disappoint with the camera sensors and features on the Google Pixel 7 and Apple iPhone 14.
|Camera||Google Pixel 7||Apple iPhone 14|
|Front||10.8MP||12MP + SL 3D|
The camera setup of the iPhone 14 is 12MP + 12MP and 12MP + SL 3D front cameras while that of the Google Pixel 7 is 50MP + 12MP and 10.8MP front camera. Both phones have different setups, camera sensors, and camera features.
The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 has an f/1.9 aperture, 1.2µm multi-directional PDAF, 25mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. The 12MP primary camera of the iPhone 14 has an f/1.5 aperture, 1.9µm dual pixel PDAF, 26mm focal length, and sensor-shift OIS. The aperture of the 12MP primary camera of the iPhone 14 is faster and lets in more light than the aperture of the 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7. However, the primary camera of the Pixel 7 has Laser AutoFocus which is a feature that lets it quickly focus on objects.
None of these phones have a dedicated telephoto or macro lens but both phones have a similar 12MP ultra-wide lens with a similar aperture, angle, and focal length. The 12MP front camera of the iPhone 14 can capture a wider area with its 23mm focal length while the 10.8MP front camera of the Pixel 7 has a 21mm focal length. The front camera of the iPhone also has a faster aperture than the front camera of the Pixel 7.
The camera features available on the iPhone 14 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 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 have features that are best suited for recording videos while the cameras of the Google Pixel 7 have features that are best suited for everyday users. For example, the Guided Frame feature on the Pixel 7 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 making them look better.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The chipset in the Google Pixel 7 is the Google Tensor G2 5G chipset while that of the Apple iPhone 14 Max is the Apple A15 Bionic chip. Both chipsets are 5G capable and but the Tensor G2 is built on a 4nm process technology while the A15 Bionic chipset is built on a 5nm process. The A15 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 A15 Bionic chipset are two Avalanche high-performance cores (speed 3.23GHz) and four Blizzard 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 features the Apple GPU (5-core graphics) while the Pixel 7 features the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
The iPhone 14 has 6GB of RAM while the Pixel 7 has 8GB of RAM. The internal storage options available on the Google Pixel 7 are 128GB and 256GB while that of the iPhone 14 start at 128GB and goes up to 512GB. There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot available on both phones.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Software
Google Pixel 7 boots Android 13 out of the box while the Apple iPhone 14 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 and Google Play Store for the Google Pixel 7).
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 90Hz refresh rate on the Pixel 7 makes the user experience extra smooth.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Battery & New Features
A 4,355mAh battery powers the Google Pixel 7 while a 3,279mAh battery powers the Apple iPhone 14. The charging features available on the Pixel 7 include 20W fast wireless charging, 30W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse wireless charging. In comparison, the charging features available in the Apple iPhone 14 are 15W MagSafe wireless charging, wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 2.0, and 7.5W Qi magnetic fast wireless charging.
Other features available in Apple iPhone 14 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 Google Pixel 7 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 vs Apple iPhone 14: Price
The starting price of the Google Pixel 7 (8GB + 128GB) is $599 while the starting price of the Apple iPhone 14 (6GB + 128GB) is $799. The price of the Google Pixel 7 is about $200 cheaper than the Apple iPhone 14. Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below but you should read our conclusion to know why the Google Pixel 7 offers better value for the money.
Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14: Conclusion
The Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14 specs comparison shows that the only clear advantage that the iPhone 14 has over the Pixel 7 is computational power. In gaming and graphics rendering, the iPhone 14 is faster than the Pixel 7. But, the Google Pixel 7 is better than the Apple iPhone 14 in other areas.
The Google Pixel 7 has a smoother 90Hz refresh rate, a bigger battery, a prettier design, and is cheaper. Almost every feature in the iPhone 14 is available in the Pixel 7. Both phones have an OLED panel, are water and dustproof, wired fast charging, wireless charging, NFC, Face ID, and have the same software update plan.
So, it makes sense to buy the Google Pixel 7 and save $200 except you have a need for the A15 Bionic chipset of the Apple iPhone 14 (especially for those who like playing graphics-intensive games, the chipset of the iPhone 14 is better suited for heavy gaming). Now that you’ve seen the Google Pixel 7 vs Apple iPhone 14 specs comparison, which do you prefer? Share your choice with us in the comment section below.