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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option with solid performance, consider the Google Pixel 6. It has a good camera, but if photography is particularly important to you, the Apple iPhone 15 boasts superior camera quality for both still photos and videos, although you'd be paying a premium price. The iPhone 15 also offers a glass body, like the Pixel 6, and both have high-quality OLED displays, although the iPhone has a slightly smaller screen size. The iPhone's battery life slightly outperforms the Pixel's. Both phones come with their respective operating systems—iOS for the iPhone and Android for the Pixel, which can greatly influence your choice based on your ecosystem preference. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Excellent for recording videos
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Google Pixel 6
  • The Google Pixel 6 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 15.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.6
iPhone 15
Pixel 6
7.7
The Apple iPhone 15 has very good overall camera quality, while the Google Pixel 6 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

8.5
iPhone 15
Pixel 6
7.7
The Apple iPhone 15 takes very good photos, while the Google Pixel 6 takes good photos.

Video Quality

9.1
iPhone 15
Pixel 6
7.0
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Google Pixel 6 takes good videos.

Battery

8.0 Hours
iPhone 15
Pixel 6
6.9 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 6 has 6.9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$829
iPhone 15
Pixel 6
$350
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The Apple iPhone 15 has a price of $829 and the Google Pixel 6 costs $350.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 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 15 and the Google Pixel 6 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 15Google Pixel 6
Apple iPhone 15Google Pixel 6

GENERAL

Price
$829
$350
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023October 28, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.4"
Resolution
2556 x 11792400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
461411
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16Tensor
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.7/107.8/10
Photos Score
8.5/107.8/10
Videos Score
9.2/107/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours6.9 Hours
Battery Capacity
3349 mAh4614 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W21 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.81" x 2.82"6.24" x 2.94"
Weight
6.03 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, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 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
Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, BlackStormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 15

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | September 2023
"Apple finally waves goodbye to the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island on all phones in its new lineup, and on the iPhone 15 that versatile screen technology is paired with new materials, lovely contoured edges, a powerful A16 Bionic CPU, and, yes, the new USB-C port. Even the photography has been leveled up, with a 48MP camera and new portrait processing capabilities."

Google Pixel 6

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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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