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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Google Pixel 7 offers slightly longer battery life and a higher refresh rate screen which can make for smoother scrolling and better overall display fluidity but its cameras have lower resolution compared to the iPhone 13. If you're looking for a phone with a better, more versatile camera system and don't mind a slightly shorter battery life and standard refresh rate screen, the iPhone 13 might be the better fit despite being more expensive. The Pixel 7 is less costly, runs on the Android operating system, and has features like an always-on display and a higher brightness mode which are not available on the iPhone 13. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13
  • Very good display quality
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Google Pixel 7
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Video Quality

8.0
iPhone 13
Pixel 7
7.4
The Apple iPhone 13 takes very good videos, while the Google Pixel 7 takes good videos.

Cost

$629
iPhone 13
Pixel 7
$700
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The Apple iPhone 13 has a price of $629 and the Google Pixel 7 costs $700.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13
Pixel 7
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 7 to have very good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 13 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
iPhone 13
Pixel 7
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 7 to have very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 13 takes good photos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 13
Pixel 7
7.6 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 7 has 7.6 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Google Pixel 7 is 6.3 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 13 and the Google Pixel 7 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13Google Pixel 7
Apple iPhone 13Google Pixel 7

GENERAL

Price
$629
$700
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021October 13, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.3"
Resolution
2532 x 11702400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
460416
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15TensorG2
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/108/10
Photos Score
7.5/108/10
Videos Score
8.1/107.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 Hours7.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
3240 mAh4355 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W20 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"6.13" x 2.88"
Weight
6.14 oz6.95 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedLemongrass, Snow, Obsidian
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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TechRadar

James Peckham | September 2022
"The iPhone 13 isn’t a game changer for Apple’s series of smartphones, but it’s an important iteration that offers better battery life, a better processor and an upgraded camera setup than iPhones that have gone before it. If you’re looking for a fast and capable smartphone, and don’t need the extra features of the pricier Pro model, this is a top choice."

Google Pixel 7

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | October 2022
"I have no problem recommending the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to those brave enough to look outside of the Apple / Samsung duopoly. They’re slightly better versions of the very good phones Google released last year. The Pixel 7 is a heck of a deal for someone who wants a flagship Android phone without paying flagship prices."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

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