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Google Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which should you buy?

The battle between Android and iOS continues. Which side will you take?
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October 11, 2022
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If you’re looking to get one of the best phones available right now, chances are you’ll have the Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro on your list of options. They’re both premium high-end handsets with the latest and greatest hardware coming from their respective manufacturers. The iPhone 14 Pro is also the most similarly priced to the Pixel 7 Pro while keeping the newest chipset and higher-end specs and features.

We’re putting these phones head to head against each other in this Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro comparison. Of course, we’ll touch on all the key points, including design, performance, screen, cameras, battery life, and more.

Also, remember that we will focus only on the Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro. We won’t be mentioning the base Pixel 7, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, or iPhone 14 Pro Max.


Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro


Design and display

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro have very similar designs to their predecessors, the Pixel 6 and iPhone 13 series. Both Google and Apple have decided to follow their previous-generation design languages, but this isn’t necessarily bad.

With the Pixel 6 series, Google finally stepped things up with higher-quality materials and a much more premium design. This ultimately puts the Pixel brand next to high-end competitors like the latest Samsung Galaxy S handsets, and of course, Apple’s iPhones. It’s no wonder Google decided to keep a similar look with the Pixel 7 Pro.

The Pixel 7 Pro comes with Gorilla Glass Victus on the back and front, with an aluminum frame keeping them together. However, Apple does take things up a notch with the iPhone 14 Pro. The back and front are Corning-made glass, while the frame is made of stronger stainless steel metal. Both have an IP68 rating for water and dust protection.

Of course, there is also the size difference. The Pixel 7 Pro has a massive 6.7-inch display, while the iPhone 14 Pro keeps a more standard-sized 6.1-inch display. This means the Pixel 7 Pro will be much larger, and, therefore, harder to handle. The iPhone 14 Pro might be a better option for those looking for more pocketability.

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While we’re on the topic of displays, it might also be worth noting the Pixel 7 Pro might be the better option if you’re looking for a higher-quality viewing experience. Its panel isn’t only larger, but also has a much higher resolution of 1,440 x 3,120. The iPhone 14 sports a 1,179 x 2,556 resolution. You might argue that’s because of the screen size difference, but the PPI (pixels per inch) is also much higher on the Pixel 7 Pro at 512 PPI. The iPhone 14 Pro display has a 460 PPI pixel density.

The panels will be nearly as good. The Pixel 7 Pro has an LTPO AMOLED panel, while the iPhone 14 Pro comes with a, LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED screen. Both have a 120Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 14 Pro has a brighter screen at a peak of 2,000 nits. The Pixel 7 Pro screen tops off at 1,500 nits.

Related: The iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island solves a problem I didn’t know I had


Hardware and cameras

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While there are some noticeable hardware differences between the Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro, chances are you won’t notice a real performance difference between the two. These are both flagships with the latest and greatest specs and features, so they should both be blazing fast and handle anything you throw at them. You’ll probably only notice real performance differences when multi-tasking heavily.

The Pixel 7 Pro features a Google Tensor G2 processor and 12GB of RAM. Meanwhile, Apple threw an A16 Bionic chipset and 6GB of RAM. There’s also a significant difference in battery size, with the Pixel 7 Pro offering a large 5,000mAh battery. That’s significantly larger than the iPhone 14 Pro’s 3,200mAh unit.

Not only should the Pixel 7 Pro hold a charge for much longer, but it can also charge faster. The Pixel 7 Pro supports 30W wired charging and 23W wireless charging. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 can juice up at up to 20W when wired, 15W using MagSafe, and 7.5W when wireless charging via Qi.

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When choosing between the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro, the camera experience is among the most important deciding factors. There’s no denying Apple and Google are both known for their impressive cameras, especially in the high-tier section. The Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro will undoubtedly have amazing camera systems. Both have great hardware in the camera department. The Pixel 7 Pro has a trio of cameras: 50MP wide, 48MP telephoto, and 12MP ultrawide. The Apple iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t fall behind, offering a 48MP primary sensor, and a duo of 12MP ultrawide and telephoto shooters.

Aside from seemingly having superior hardware, we know the Pixel series offers some of the best smartphone cameras year after year. And this was the case even with inferior hardware. The Google Pixel 7 Pro takes advantage of Google’s computational photography advancements, which can work wonders. Chances are you’ll get better results with the Pixel 7 Pro, but the iPhone 14 Pro will still shoot amazing photographs.

Also: Things that make Android better, and things that make iOS better


Price and colors

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  • Google Pixel 7 Pro (12/128GB): $899
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro (12/256GB): $999
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro (12/512GB): $1,099
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro (6/128GB): $999
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro (6/256GB): $1,099
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro (6/512GB): $1,299
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro (6/1,024GB): $1,499

There’s no denying Apple devices will be more expensive, especially with Google getting very aggressive with its prices. While many would consider the Pixel 7 Pro to have a slight advantage in hardware and specs, it costs $100 less than the iPhone 14 Pro.

The Pixel 7 Pro is also getting much less playful with its Pixel 7 Pro color options. The two-tone options are gone, and the options are much less colorful than before. The Pixel 7 Pro is available in Hazel, Snow, and Obsidian. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro is available in Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, and Space Black.

Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Best Google camera • High-quality display • Big battery
The Pixel 7 Pro is the top-of-the-line phone on Google's roster.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro takes the best features from the Pixel 6 Pro, and makes them even better. Enjoy numerous camera upgrades and some fun new software tricks, all for the same cost as the last-gen Pixel phone.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Powerful A16 SoC • Interesting Dynamic Island features • Upgraded main camera
This resort is all-exclusive
The iPhone 14 Pro sports an upgraded processor, an improved main camera, and a new Dynamic Island feature.

Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: Specs

Google Pixel 7 ProApple iPhone 14 Pro
Display
Google Pixel 7 Pro
6.7-inch LTPO pOLED
3,120 x 1,440 resolution
1,500 nits
120 Hz refresh rate
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
6.1-inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED
1,179 x 2,556 resolution
2,000 nits
120Hz refresh rate
Processor
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2
Titan M2 security
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple A16 Bionic
RAM
Google Pixel 7 Pro
12GB LPDDR5
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
6GB
Storage
Google Pixel 7 Pro
128GB or 256GB
UFS 3.1
No microSD card support
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
128, 256, 512, or 1,024GB
No microSD card support
Power
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5,000mAh
30W wired charging
USB-PD 3.0 (PPS)
23W wireless charging (w/ Pixel Stand)
Battery share
No charger in box
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
3,200mAh battery
20W wired charging
15W MagSafe wireless charging
7.5 Qi wireless charging
No charger in box
Cameras
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Rear:
- 50 MP main sensor (f/1.85, 1/1.3", OIS, 82 FoV)
- 12 MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 1/2.9", auto-focus, 125 FoV)
- 48 MP telephoto lens (f/3.5, 1/2.55", 4.8x optical zoom)

Front:
- 10.8MP wide (f/2.2, 93°, 1/3.1")
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Rear:
- 48MP wide (1.22μm, ƒ1.8, 24mm)
- 12MP ultrawide (1.4μm, ƒ2.2, 13mm, 120-degree FoV)
- 12MP telephoto (1.0μm, ƒ2.8, 77mm, 3x optical zoom)

Front:
- 12MP wide (ƒ1.9, 23mm)
Video
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Rear:
4K at 30/60FPS
1080p at 30/60FPS

Front:
4K at 30/60FPS
1080p at 30/60FPS
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Rear:
- 4K at 24/25/30/60fps

Front:
- 4K at 24/25/30/60fps
Audio
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Stereo speakers
Triple mics
No 3.5mm port
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Stereo speakers
No 3.5mm port
Connectivity
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5G (mmWave + Sub6)
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC support
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
5G (mmWave + Sub6)
Wi-Fi 6, Dual Band
Bluetooth 5.3
NFC support
Security
Google Pixel 7 Pro
In-display fingerprint
Titan M2 chip
5 years security updates
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Face ID
Software
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Android 13
Pixel UI
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
iOS 16
Materials
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Gorilla Glass Victus front
Gorilla Glass Victus back
Aluminum frame
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Corning-made glass front
Corning-made glass back
Stainless steel frame
Durability
Google Pixel 7 Pro
IP68 certified
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
IP68 certified
Dimensions and weight
Google Pixel 7 Pro
162.9 x 76.55 x 8.9mm
212g
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
147.5 x 71.5 x 7.9mm
206g
Colors
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Snow, Obsidian, Hazel
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, and Space Black

Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which one should you buy?

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Picking between Google and Apple is getting harder. The Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 offer a great design, powerful performance, outstanding cameras, and amazing experiences. Google and Apple are also the creators of Android and iOS, so this battle has been going on for many years.

That said, some things put the phones at hand on different sides of the spectrum. The Pixel 7 Pro has a larger, arguably better screen. It also has a much larger battery, faster charging, and the power of Google’s AI behind its camera system. Of course, price is a huge factor to consider, and Google has a clear lead. Its Pixel 7 Pro kicks off at $899 — $100 less than the base iPhone 14 Pro.

There’s no denying Apple has its advantages too, though. The design is still class-leading, customer service is superb, and the build quality is slightly better. You also get the Apple ecosystem and more straightforward UI, which are among the most popular reasons why people stick with iPhones.

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Are you not convinced by either phone? We recommend you take a look at a couple of our posts. We’ve put together lists of the best Pixel 7 alternatives and the best iPhone 14 alternatives.