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Updated January 12, 2024·

If you prioritize a high-quality camera and are willing to pay more, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro offers superior camera features. However, if you're looking for a more budget-friendly option with a good camera and longer battery life, the Google Pixel 8 is a solid choice. The iPhone 15 Pro boasts a more advanced processor and premium build quality, but the Pixel 8 offers unique software features such as call screening and Magic Eraser. Keep in mind the iPhone runs iOS while the Pixel uses Android, which could influence your decision based on your preferred ecosystem. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro
  • Best in class 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 15 Pro.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.5
iPhone 15 Pro
Pixel 8
8.4
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro has best in class overall camera quality, while the Google Pixel 8 has very good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.5
iPhone 15 Pro
Pixel 8
8.5
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro takes best in class photos, while the Google Pixel 8 takes very good photos.

Video Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro
Pixel 8
7.6
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro takes best in class videos, while the Google Pixel 8 takes good videos.

Cost

$999
iPhone 15 Pro
Pixel 8
$644
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The Apple iPhone 15 Pro has a price of $999 and the Google Pixel 8 costs $644.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 15 Pro
Pixel 8
7.3 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 8 has 7.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 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 15 Pro and the Google Pixel 8 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 15 ProGoogle Pixel 8
Apple iPhone 15 ProGoogle Pixel 8

GENERAL

Price
$999
$644
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023October 12, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.2"
Resolution
2556 x 11792400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
461428
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A17TensorG3
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB8 GB

CAMERA

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

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours7.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
3274 mAh4575 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W18 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.77" x 2.78"5.93" x 2.79"
Weight
6.60 oz6.60 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e7
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 unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium, White Titanium, Black TitaniumRose, Hazel, Obsidian
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | September 2023
"The iPhone 15 Pro is the one to get if you want a powerful flagship you can easily use it with one hand. Not only is the titanium design stronger and lighter, Apple made the design smaller with slimmer bezels. You also get very strong cameras with night mode and portrait improvements, blazing performance from the A17 Pro chip and a smart Action button."

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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