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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prefer a phone with a larger screen and longer battery life without spending as much, the Google Pixel 8 would be a good choice, but its camera quality may not match that of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. However, if top-tier camera performance is important to you and you're willing to invest more into your phone, then the Apple iPhone 14 Pro is a strong option; note that it comes at a premium price. Keep in mind that the iPhone operates on iOS, while the Pixel uses the Android system, so consider which operating system you prefer. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro
  • Excellent for taking photos
  • Best in class for recording videos
  • Best in class display quality
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Google Pixel 8
  • The Google Pixel 8 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14 Pro.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.2
iPhone 14 Pro
Pixel 8
8.4
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has excellent overall camera quality, while the Google Pixel 8 has very good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.1
iPhone 14 Pro
Pixel 8
8.5
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro takes excellent photos, while the Google Pixel 8 takes very good photos.

Video Quality

9.5
iPhone 14 Pro
Pixel 8
7.6
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro takes best in class videos, while the Google Pixel 8 takes good videos.

Cost

$688
iPhone 14 Pro
Pixel 8
$549
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The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has a price of $688 and the Google Pixel 8 costs $549.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14 Pro
Pixel 8
7.3 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 8 has 7.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Google Pixel 8 is 6.2 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and the Google Pixel 8 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14 ProGoogle Pixel 8
Apple iPhone 14 ProGoogle Pixel 8

GENERAL

Price
$688
$549
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 16, 2022October 12, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.2"
Resolution
2556 x 11792400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
460428
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16TensorG3
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
9.2/108.4/10
Photos Score
9.2/108.5/10
Videos Score
9.5/107.7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours7.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
3200 mAh4575 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W18 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.81" x 2.81"5.93" x 2.79"
Weight
7.27 oz6.60 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
67
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 unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, Space BlackRose, Hazel, Obsidian
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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Tom's Guide

Jordan Palmer | March 2023
"I am confident in saying that, based on my usage and time with the device, the iPhone 14 Pro is the best phone Apple’s made. It’s powerful, has amazing cameras, sports a beautiful display, and the notch is dead. It’s hard to think of anything truly wrong with this device and it’s perfect for people tired of giant handsets."

Google Pixel 8

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The Guardian

Samuel Gibbs | October 2023
"The fit, finish and feel is top notch. The phone is responsive and smooth. The battery life is decent. The main camera is excellent but the lack of an extended optical zoom is slightly disappointing, even if it has been a similar formula for Google for several years. The 6.2in screen moves the Pixel 8 closer to the underserved market of smaller but top-end phones, of which there are only a handful to choose from. Google’s generative AI features are certainly novel, but it is the extended seven-year software support that truly sets it apart."

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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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