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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is paramount for you and you're willing to invest more, the Apple iPhone 14 offers a slightly higher overall camera quality with better photo and video performance. However, if cost-effectiveness is key, the Google Pixel 6 is a budget-friendly alternative with a very good camera system as well. The iPhone 14 offers a more premium build at an upper midrange price, with slightly longer battery life than the Pixel 6. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 has a slightly larger screen and higher refresh rate, which could be better for gaming and watching videos, and it also offers features like an always-on display and reverse wireless charging, which the iPhone lacks. Both phones have comparable storage options, and your preference for iOS or Android could also steer your decision. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14
  • Good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Google Pixel 6
  • The Google Pixel 6 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14.

Key differences

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Video Quality

8.8
iPhone 14
Pixel 6
7.0
The Apple iPhone 14 takes very good videos, while the Google Pixel 6 takes good videos.

Cost

$729
iPhone 14
Pixel 6
$330
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The Apple iPhone 14 has a price of $729 and the Google Pixel 6 costs $330.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 14
Pixel 6
7.7
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Apple iPhone 14 to have very good overall camera quality, while the Google Pixel 6 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.9
iPhone 14
Pixel 6
7.7
The Apple iPhone 14 and Google Pixel 6 both have good photos.

Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14
Pixel 6
6.9 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 6 has 6.9 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Google Pixel 6 is 6.4 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 14 and the Google Pixel 6 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14Google Pixel 6
Apple iPhone 14Google Pixel 6

GENERAL

Price
$729
$330
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 16, 2022October 28, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.4"
Resolution
2532 x 11702400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
460411
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15Tensor
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.1/107.8/10
Photos Score
7.9/107.8/10
Videos Score
8.8/107/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours6.9 Hours
Battery Capacity
3279 mAh4614 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W21 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"6.24" x 2.94"
Weight
6.07 oz7.30 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 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 unlockFingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, RedStormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | October 2022
"The iPhone 14 is a capable smartphone with a seriously snappy CPU, lovely screen, and good cameras. The iPhone 14’s camera array is better than the iPhone 13’s, and will make most mobile photogs very happy. It also lasts more than a day on a single charge. This isn’t the fastest or most feature-rich iPhone, but it’s light, fast, and attractive."

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Android Police

Taylor Kerns | April 2022
"It punches above its weight in nearly every way: performance is great, build quality is very good, and the cameras positively rip. this is a big phone, which is a bit of a shock after the compact Pixel 4 and Pixel 5. But it’s a very good big phone at a very good price."

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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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