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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize camera quality, the iPhone 15 has a slightly higher overall camera quality than the Pixel 6 Pro, with better photo and video quality, providing an excellent choice for photography enthusiasts. In terms of battery life, the iPhone 15 offers less usage time than the Pixel 6 Pro, so if longer battery life is important to you, the Pixel 6 Pro may be more suitable. If screen size is a key factor, the Pixel 6 Pro has a larger display which is also curved and offers a higher refresh rate for smoother scrolling and animation, which can enhance your viewing experience. It's also important to consider the operating systems; the iPhone runs iOS while the Pixel uses Android, which can influence your app availability and user experience. The iPhone 15 is more expensive, so if you have budget constraints, the Pixel 6 Pro offers a good balance of features for its price. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Best in class display quality

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.6
iPhone 15
Pixel 6 Pro
8.0
The Apple iPhone 15 and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have very good overall camera quality, though the Apple iPhone 15 has somewhat better overall camera quality.

Video Quality

9.1
iPhone 15
Pixel 6 Pro
7.3
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Google Pixel 6 Pro takes good videos.

Battery

8.0 Hours
iPhone 15
Pixel 6 Pro
6.7 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 6 Pro has 6.7 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Google Pixel 6 Pro is 6.71 inches.

Cost

$829
iPhone 15
Pixel 6 Pro
$400
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The Apple iPhone 15 has a price of $829 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro costs $400.
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Key similarities

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Photo Quality

8.5
iPhone 15
Pixel 6 Pro
8.0
The Apple iPhone 15 and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have very good photos.

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

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Spec Comparison

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

GENERAL

Price
$829
$400
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023October 28, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.71"
Resolution
2556 x 11793120 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
461512
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16Tensor
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.7/108/10
Photos Score
8.5/108.1/10
Videos Score
9.2/107.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours6.7 Hours
Battery Capacity
3349 mAh5003 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W23 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.81" x 2.82"6.45" x 2.99"
Weight
6.03 oz7.41 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, Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 15

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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 Pro

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James Peckham | August 2022
"The Google Pixel 6 Pro has one of the best screens you’ll find on a smartphone, and you’ll get a bright and bold picture no matter what you’re doing. That’s a big deal for many, and for some it may be reason enough to buy this phone. Its main sensor is fantastic, the telephoto is strong and there are new exciting software features too."

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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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