The Google Pixel 7 goes on sale in India from today and offers many improvements over the Pixel 6, which was never officially launched in India. The Pixel 7 is indeed the first flagship Pixel phone to launch in the country since the Pixel 3 series. It comes with a new Tensor G2 chip, a new design and more. However, how does the new Pixel compare to the Apple iPhone 14, the latest iPhone out there? Here’s a quick head-to-head between the two phones so you can choose one for yourself if you’re planning on buying a new flagship.
The Google Pixel 7 starts at Rs 59,999 in India with no deals, which is a lot less than the iPhone 14’s starting price of Rs 79,900. But with cashback deals, you can get the Pixel 7 for Rs 49,999 and less provided you trade the phone out. Note that the MRP mentioned applies to the base storage variants of each phone. While the iPhone 14 comes with higher storage options, the Pixel 7 is only available in 128GB in India
software and ecosystem
The Apple iPhone 14 comes with Apple’s iOS 16 interface and is part of the Apple ecosystem, complete with a Lightning charging port and seamless, easy connectivity with other Apple products like the AirPods and MacBooks.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 comes with stock Android 13, and while the Android ecosystem might not be as tightly knit as the Apple ecosystem, a Pixel device brings perks like regular feature drop updates, bundled storage perks, and even the phone to the phone a bundled VPN service on the go. However, the VPN service is not coming to India. The Pixel 7 also features Type-C connectivity, making it the more universal device that can be charged with any Type-C cable.
The Apple iPhone 14 comes with a 6.1-inch (1170 x 2532) OLED display with HDR10, Dolby Vision support and 1200 nits of peak brightness. The screen is one of Apple’s older designs and doesn’t get the Dynamic Notch, instead getting an option for the classic Apple notch also found on the Apple iPhone 13.
On the Pixel 7, we have a slightly larger 6.3-inch AMOLED (1080 x 2400) display with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. The phone also has a peak brightness of 1400 nits and features a center-aligned punch-hole cutout.
The iPhone 14 is powered by the Apple A15 Bionic chipset, the same chipset that powered last year’s iPhone 13 Pro variants. While it’s not the brand’s newest chipset on the market, the A15 is still a performance-oriented flagship chip and can handle multitasking with ease, along with all the games that currently exist on the iOS platform.
The Pixel 7 comes with the new Tensor G2 chipset, which has yet to compete with other chipsets in terms of performance. However, Google claims it’s a big improvement over last year’s Pixel 6’s Tensor chip, which was already a powerful chip with some nice AI capabilities.
The iPhone 14 features a dual camera setup on the back, including two 12-megapixel wide and ultrawide cameras. While the cameras have Apple’s flagship-level color dynamics and take great pictures, they feel dated in terms of resolution compared to the new 50-megapixel cameras we have in the iPhone 14 Pro. Regardless, the cameras can still capture 4K video at up to 60 fps. We also have a 12MP front camera that can also record 4K 60fps.
The Pixel 7 also has two cameras on the back, including a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The setup is also capable of 4K 60fps video recording. You also get Google’s signature AI-powered features here, like Magic Eraser and smart deblur photos, even older ones from other phones. The Pixel 7 also gets a 10.8MP front camera that can also record 4K 60fps.
The iPhone 14 has a 3,279 mAh battery that supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 and wireless charging. Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 has a larger 4,355mAh battery with 30W fast wired charging and wireless charging support.