We’ll have them by the end of the year iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 pro plus the new one Google Pixel 7. But we want to use current rumors to find out which phone could be right for you. We don’t know much at the moment, but there are some juicy rumors to go by.
With view on iPhone 13, iPhone 13 pro, Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro Coming into 2021 we have a quartet of excellent phones that provide a great foundation for this year’s updates. From what the leaks say, it sounds like the iPhone 14, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro will be pretty similar to their predecessors, with the iPhone 14 Pro getting a few additional changes.
Read on for our feature-by-feature comparison of what we’re expecting for both the next iPhone and the next Pixel, and our thoughts on what that could mean for the two phones if they really go head-to-head this fall .
iPhone 14 vs. Google Pixel 7: Possible release date and price
Apple and Google should both release their new phones this fall. Most likely, the iPhone 14 will emerge first in September, with the Pixel 7 following in October.
As for pricing, one reliable tipster says we should expect a $100 price increase for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, up to $1,099 and $1,199 respectively. The cheapest mini version may be replaced by a mid-priced Max version. The cheapest iPhone is therefore expected to start at $799, just like the base model iPhone 13 now.
Google undercut most of the competition with the $599 and $899 Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and we’re hoping that continues with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. It will take more than one price difference to convince iPhone users to switch to a Pixel 7 instead of an iPhone 14, but it would certainly be a good advantage for Google to have again.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: Design
Apple is rumored to hardly change the design of the iPhone 14 compared to the iPhone 13, although there may still be some changes in store for the iPhone 14 Pro. The narrower notch of the iPhone 13 will reportedly stay with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max (more on that in a moment), as will the overall shape of the phone, including the dual rear camera block.
However, the iPhone 14 Pro will reportedly differ significantly from the base models. The notch for two excerpts is said to be jettisoned (one round and one pill-shaped) in the display and ever smaller display bezels, which means more display in the same sized handset. On the back, however, the camera block will still have its three lenses could be a bit larger to fit in some new lenses and sensors.
Perhaps the most important design change, however, is that the iPhone 13 mini is on the market and a new iPhone 14 Max is on the market. Apple has reportedly had trouble selling its cheapest 5.4-inch iPhones for the past two generations, so the rumors say it’s now wanting to offer a 6.7-inch model (same size as the Pro Max) , but with two cameras instead of the Pro’s three. Good news for big phone fans who don’t mind Apple’s pro features or just want to pay a little less.
Google has made a large number of changes between the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series, so we don’t expect much to change this year. The rumors back up that suspicion, claiming that the only change we’ll see is a small size reduction for the base pixel 7 and a new design of the camera bar this makes the camera sensors stand out more.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: Display
According to the rumours, there will be two screen sizes for the iPhone 14: a smaller 6.1-inch and a larger 6.7-inch. These will likely have the same resolutions as the iPhone 13 series and the same refresh rates. We have no doubt that the two Pro models will get the adaptive 120Hz “ProMotion” displays, while the base displays are stuck at 60Hz.
Meanwhile, little is to change in the Google camp. Aside from the possible reduction from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches for the Pixel 7, we’re expecting a lot of that again. That would mean a 90Hz refresh rate for the Pixel 7 and a 6.7-inch 120Hz panel for the Pixel 7 Pro.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: Cameras
Once again, Apple seems to be leaving the rear camera arrays of the basic iPhone 14 models untouched, with the same 12-megapixel main and ultrawide sensor duo. However, the pros can have their main cameras upgraded to 48 MPwhich could make for more detailed or brighter footage depending on how Apple would use it.
On the front, all four phones could see an upgrade since Rumor has it that the selfie camera on all iPhone 14s will get a larger aperture (for brighter shots) and autofocus for the first time.
According to the latest Google Pixel 7 camera rumor, we won’t see any new hardware this year, just software changes. With that, we would have 50MP main sensors and 12MP ultrawide cameras on both phones. The Pixel 7 Pro might have the same 48-megapixel 4x telephoto sensor, along with an 11-megapixel front camera. We think the Pixel 7 will keep the 7MP selfie camera.
Google is putting a lot of effort into camera processing and software features, so we might get plenty of new camera app skills to play with even if the sensors are the same. But Google is already playing second fiddle to Apple with ours best camera phones list, and that’s without that supposedly new 48-megapixel main camera. It could use just a little more work to make it as reliable and effective as the iPhone’s snappers.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: Performance and 5G
Apple has had a huge advantage over Android phones in the past when it comes to processing, but that could change a bit this year only the iPhone 14 Pro could get Apple’s anticipated new A16 chipset. The standard models will instead get the same A15 chip as the iPhone 13, or at least a version of it from what we’ve heard.
According to rumors, at least, Google is more generous and equips its two Pixel 7 with it a new Tensor 2 chipset. The original Tensor in the Pixel 6 was Google’s first attempt at a proprietary system-on-chip, and one that did a good job, even if it didn’t do particularly well in some benchmarks. If Google can squeeze a little more performance out of the Pixel 7, it should be able to compete with that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 found in many leading Android phones. However, the iPhone is very unlikely to be beaten. Apple just packs so much power into its chips.
Both Apple and Google offer extensive 5G compatibility on their phones and we don’t expect that to change with this year’s flagship models. Our best hope for Google is that it uses a more recent 5G modem this time around, as the aging chip in the Pixel 6 was likely a reason for the phone’s poor battery performance.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: battery and charging
On the whole, battery life is fantastic for the iPhone 13, and we’d expect a further gain in efficiency for the iPhone 14. The iPhone 13 brought a battery size upgrade that helped here, but improvements to the software and the new chip in the iPhone 14 Pro should add a few more minutes of use per charge.
On the other hand, the worst feature of the Pixel 6 series was probably its battery life. The batteries themselves are large enough on paper to provide the necessary power, so the phone just seems inefficient. Getting this right would really help the Pixel 7 become a phone with only minimal disadvantages compared to the competition.
There are no new rumors about charging, so we should assume identical specifications as the previous generations. That would be 20W wired and 15W wireless charging for the iPhones and 30W wired and 23W wireless charging for the Pixel, assuming you’re using the right charging gear.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: Software
Here we come to the most fundamental difference between these phones. The Pixel 7 runs on Android while the iPhone 14 uses iOS.
Both phones will use the upcoming versions of these operating systems: Android 13 and iOS 16 respectively Android 13 entered public beta just ahead of its expected fall release and introduces things like Editing for copied text before you paste it, and possibly virtual surround sound. But Google will spill all the beans I/O 2022 in May.
iOS 16 remains largely a mystery for now, although there are rumors of home screen widget overhauls Introducing AR/VR support for future Apple products. That being said, we’ll probably learn all about it at WWDC 2022 in June before launching alongside the iPhone 14 later this year.
iPhone 14 vs Google Pixel 7: Outlook
It looks like we’ll have to temper our expectations for the iPhone 14 and Pixel 7 later this year, as both phones appear to be incremental upgrades of their predecessors for the most part. The displays, the cameras, the batteries, and the design of these phones don’t change much, except in the case of the iPhone 14 Pro. That probably gives Apple the edge as the iPhone 13 is a better phone than the Pixel 6 right now.
As the rumored changes for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max progress, it could end up widening its lead over the Pixel 7 Pro if Google doesn’t change much beyond the processor. However, there will likely still be a large price difference that will allow Google to attract some more budget-conscious users.
As for the non-Pro phones, Apple may be letting Google catch up. It might introduce a Max version, but in terms of size and price, it’ll still be the base iPhone 14 versus the base Pixel 7. If it uses the same cameras and chipset as the iPhone 13, Google has a chance to prove what good value the Pixel 7 could be, even with only modest upgrades.