Google has officially unveiled the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Apple unveiled its own flagships, the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro.
We have compared the two base models to establish all the key differences between the Pixel 7 and iPhone 14. Read on to find out how the two smartphones compare.
Both phones have dual rear cameras.
The Pixel 7 has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. There is also a 10.8MP selfie camera on the front, while the front and rear cameras support 4K video recording at 60fps.
However, it’s the AI camera features that set the Pixel 7 apart from the competition. The long list of features includes Magic Eraser, Motion Mode, Photo Unblur, Real Tone, Face Unblur and Night Sight.
The iPhone 14 also includes a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a second 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There’s another 12MP sensor on the front, and like the Pixel, the front and rear cameras can record 4K video at up to 60fps.
Of course, the iPhone 14 has its own camera features, including night mode, photographic styles, portrait mode, and cinematic mode for videos up to 4K/30fps.
The iPhone 14 is available in two sizes.
The Pixel 7 measures 6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches and weighs 197g. It’s the only standard Pixel, which means if you want a bigger phone, you’ll want to go for the 6.4 tall Pixel 7 Pro inches.
The iPhone 14 measures 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.31 inches and weighs 172g, making it slightly smaller and lighter than the Pixel 7. However, there’s also a Plus model measuring 6.33 x 3.07 x 0.31 inches, which means you can get more. a phone without upgrading to the 14 Pro (although you’ll still have to pay a little more for it).
The Pixel 7 boasts a higher refresh rate.
The Pixel 7 features a 6.3-inch (1080 x 2400) OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
While not as fast as the 120Hz display on the 7 Pro, it is faster (and therefore should feel smoother) than the 60Hz display on the iPhone 14.
The Pixel 7 also features an always-on display, a feature Apple has reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro in its lineup.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR (2532 x 1170) OLED display with features like True Tone and P3 wide color support.
iPhone 14 has new security features.
The iPhone 14 comes with a number of new features this year that you’ll be hard pressed to find on competing smartphones.
These include emergency SOS calls via satellite and car accident detection.
Emergency SOS now allows users to contact emergency services and share their location using Find My when they are out of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, although the launch of the feature has only been confirmed in the US and Canada so far.
Meanwhile, the collision detection feature automatically detects if you are in a car accident, contacts the emergency services, and notifies your emergency contacts of your location if you don’t dismiss the notification after 10 seconds.
Suffice to say, none of these features are available on the Pixel 7.
Pixel 7 is significantly cheaper
Perhaps the most obvious difference between the Pixel 7 and iPhone 14 is the price.
The iPhone 14 costs $799 / £849 / €999. While that’s unfortunately pretty standard for a flagship smartphone these days, it’s still a lot more expensive than the Pixel 7, which costs well under £599.
This means you could save around £250 by choosing the Pixel 7 over the base iPhone.