In the Google Pixel vs. iPhone competition, the features decide which smartphone suits you better. The series of the two technology companies differ from each other in a few points.
Google Pixel vs. iPhone: The differences
Google and Apple are among the most well-known technology companies. Both companies also make their own smartphones. Google has the Google Pixel range, Apple sells the iPhones. But what is the main difference between the two smartphone series?
- Operating system: The first major difference concerns the operating system. While the Google Pixel smartphones use Android, the iPhones run Apple’s in-house operating system, iOS.
- Display: Apple refers to the displays on the iPhones as Retina Displays. According to Apple, the Super Retina and Super Retina XDR displays (since the iPhone X and iPhone 11, respectively) are supposed to offer high contrast, high colour accuracy and high brightness, among other things. Google does not have its own designation for its screens. However, the screen of the Google Pixel 7, for example, with 1080 by 2400 pixels and a pixel density of 416 ppi, has a slightly lower resolution than that of the iPhone 14 (460 ppi at 1170 by 2532 pixels).
- Connectors: Apple’s iPhones traditionally have a Lightning connector. The Google Pixel smartphones, on the other hand, are equipped with a USB-C port. However, Apple will also have to equip its devices with USB-C in the future, at least in the EU.
- Digital Assistant: Since the Pixel 4, you can use the Google Assistant on Google smartphones. When you say “Hey Google”, you can, for example, take a screenshot, switch on Bluetooth or start a voice recording. On your iPhone, you can use Siri and the command “Hey Siri” to start your digital assistant, for example, to send messages or ask about the weather.
- Play Store and App Store: If you want to download an app, you can do this on a Google Pixel smartphone via the Google Play Store. If you have an iPhone, the App Store is available for this purpose. The big difference, however, is that apps from other sources can also be installed on Google phones, whereas on Apples everything has to go through the App Store.
- Processor: Since the Google Pixel 6, the company has been installing its own Google Tensor processors in the smartphones. Older models used Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Apple has been using chips from the Bionic series since the iPhone 8.
Google Pixel 7 and iPhone 14: direct comparison
The Google Pixel 7 and the iPhone 14 are the latest smartphones from the two vendors. In addition to the general differences between the two manufacturers, there are other features that differ here.
- Display: At 6.3 inches, the display of the Pixel 7 is slightly larger than that of the iPhone 14 (6.1 inches). The resolution of the Google smartphone is 1080 by 2400 pixels, while the Apple device has 1170 by 2532 pixels.
- Battery: The battery capacity of the Pixel 7 is 4355 mAh. Apple does not give any values for the battery capacity, but speaks of audio playback of up to 80 hours or video playback of up to 20 hours.
- Cameras: On the back, the Pixel 7 has a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The front camera has a resolution of 10.8 megapixels. The iPhone 14 has a 12 MP main camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The front camera also has 12 megapixels.
- Price: The RRP of the Google Pixel 7 starts at 649 euros, the iPhone 14 will cost you at least 999 euros.
- Dimensions: The Google Pixel 7 measures 155.6 mm by 73.2 mm by 8.7 mm and weighs 197 grams. The iPhone 14 is slightly smaller at 146.7 mm by 71.5 mm by 7.8 mm and also a little lighter than the Pixel smartphone, weighing 172 grams.