If you own a Pixel 6 and are looking to move to another ecosystem, it’s a good comparison. This article compares the Google Pixel 6 and the Apple iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 isn’t the best iPhone right now, but it’s definitely more affordable than its ‘Pro’ siblings. Additionally, we’ve already compared the Pixel 6 and the iPhone 14 Pro.
With that said, I’ll list the specs for both of these phones first, then compare them in a number of other categories. Note that before. They offer quite different designs, different camera experiences, different displays, and more. The software build is also completely different, but that’s a whole other story. Let’s dive in anyway.
|google pixel 6||Apple iPhone 14|
|Screen size||6.4 inch fullHD+ AMOLED flat display (90Hz)||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display (60Hz refresh rate)|
|SoCs||Google Tensor||Apple A15 Bionic|
|depository||128GB/256GB, non-expandable||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, non-expandable|
|rear camera||50MP (aperture f/1.9, pixel size 1.2um, 26mm lens, omni-directional PDAF, OIS, laser AF)
12MP (aperture value f/2.2, pixel size 1.25um, FoV 114 degrees)
|12MP (Wide, f/1.5 aperture, 26mm lens, 1.9um pixel size, dual pixel PDAF, sensor shift OIS)
12MP (ultrawide, f/2.4 aperture, 13mm, 120 degree FoV)
|front camera||8MP (aperture value f/2.0, lens 24mm, pixel size 1.12um)||12MP (wide angle, f/1.9 aperture, 23mm lens, PDAF)
SL 3D (depth/biometric sensor)
|battery||4,614mAh, non-removable, 30W wired charging, 21W wireless charging
Charger not included
|3,279mAh, non-removable, 23W wired charging, 15W MagSafe wireless charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging
Charger not included
|weight||207 grams||172 grams|
|connectivity||5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C||5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, Lightning port|
|safety||In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)||advanced face scan|
|OS||Android 12 (Upgradable)||iOS16|
Google Pixel 6 vs Apple iPhone 14: Design
Both of these phones are made of aluminum and glass, and basically the design similarities end there. Both displays are flat, but they look and feel different. The Pixel 6 has a display camera hole in the center and the iPhone 14 has a display notch. That notch is very noticeable and makes it look very ugly, but it does allow for advanced face scanning.
The iPhone 14 has flat sides, which the Pixel 6 doesn’t have. Flip the two phones over and you’ll see an even bigger difference. The Pixel 6 utilizes a camera visor that leads from one side of the phone to the other. The iPhone 14 has a more regular looking camera island in the upper left corner. Both smartphones have two cameras on the back and one on the front.
The Pixel 6 has a bigger display and is bigger overall. It’s significantly taller, wider, and thicker than the iPhone 14. Also, he is over 30 grams heavier than Apple’s product. Both smartphones have his IP68 water and dust resistance certification and both are very slippery. The iPhone 14 is easier to use with one hand, thanks in large part to its size. Both feel like premium tech, but they feel completely different in your hand.
Google Pixel 6 vs Apple iPhone 14: Display
Google Pixel 6 includes a 6.4 inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display. This is a flat panel and offers a 90Hz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+ content and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus. We’re looking at a 20:9 display aspect ratio here, and the phone offers about 411 ppi.
iPhone 14 on the other side. Equipped with 6.1 inch fullHD+ (2532 x 1170) Super Retina XDR OLED display. Its panel is also flat but not high refresh rate as it offers 60Hz refresh rate. However, it also supports HDR10 content and Dolby Vision. The panel delivers up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness and is protected by Ceramic Shield glass. The display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and we’re looking at about 460 ppi here.
Both of these panels are very good, but the Pixel 6 has one advantage. It has a high refresh rate. To be honest, Apple is good at optimizing its panels, so the 60Hz refresh rate isn’t as noticeable as it is on other phones, but many people will notice it. Other than that, both are really good. Neither panel gets extremely bright in direct sunlight, but I think both will be bright enough. On top of that, the touch response is pretty good too.
Google Pixel 6 vs Apple iPhone 14: Performance
Google’s Pixel 6 handsets feature Tensor, the company’s first mobile SoC. It also comes with 8GB of his LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The iPhone 14, on the other hand, is powered by the Apple A15 Bionic SoC and has 6GB of RAM. The phone also includes his NVMe storage.
These specs look really good on paper. But do these phones really work? Well, they do. Both phones offer very good performance. The Pixel 6 has had its fair share of issues since launch, but Google has now fixed nearly everything. Both phones have very smooth day-to-day performance. Handles everything you can think of, including multitasking, web browsing, and image editing.
When it comes to gaming, the iPhone 14 is better. The Pixel 6 doesn’t do much when it comes to gaming performance, as it can be bogged down by the most demanding titles like Genshin Impact. iPhone 14 can handle such games with ease. Of course, both phones get pretty hot during gaming sessions, unless for very short periods of time.
Google Pixel 6 vs Apple iPhone 14: Battery
The Google Pixel 6 comes with a 4,614mAh battery, while the iPhone 14 contains a 3,279mAh unit. iPhone battery packs are typically smaller than Android phones, and the iPhone 14 is a significantly smaller phone than his Pixel 6. However, just because the battery is smaller doesn’t mean it has bad battery life. In fact, the iPhone 14 will give you better results.
Exceeding the 7-hour screen-on-time mark on the iPhone 14 isn’t a problem, at least based on what we’ve seen. It’s even possible to hit the 8-hour mark. had great battery life, then dropped significantly, but is now good again. If you stick to WiFi, you’ll get better battery life, but with mobile data mixed in, you can expect around 6-7 hours of screen-on time. Please note that your distance may vary.
Neither phone is particularly fast when it comes to charging. Pixel 6 supports 21W wired, 21W wireless and 5W reverse wireless charging. iPhone 14 supports 20W wired, 15W MagSafe wireless, and 7.5W Qi wireless charging. Please note that neither of these two phones include a charger in the box. A charger must be purchased separately.
Google Pixel 6 vs Apple iPhone 14: camera
Both of these phones have two cameras on the back, but the results are quite different. The Pixel 6 includes a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide unit. The iPhone 14 includes a 12-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide unit. For reference, the iPhone 14’s ultra-wide camera offers a wider viewing angle.
Both phones are really capable when it comes to taking photos and videos. However, I prefer the Pixel 6 for photos and the iPhone 14 for video. Well, the Pixel 6 usually takes better photos. The photos from the Pixel 6 pop a little more, but the phone does a better job in HDR situations, and in low light he’s usually the better of the two. However, while the iPhone 14’s image is more lifelike, it tends to struggle in HDR conditions as highlights tend to be exaggerated.
When it comes to video, the iPhone 14 is better across the board. Footage ends up looking better, more stable, less artifacts etc. iPhones are usually the best for video recording, and this is no exception. So while both phones work well overall, each phone is best suited for specific camera-related tasks.
Both the Pixel 6 and iPhone 14 include a set of stereo speakers. The speakers on both phones are pretty good, but not the best. They’re big enough and deliver plenty of punch, but distortion isn’t too noticeable even at max volume.
Neither of these two phones have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Pixel 6 and iPhone 14 include Type-C and Lightning ports respectively that can be used for wired audio connections. If you prefer wireless connectivity for your headphones, there are always Bluetooth 5.2 and 5.3 supported by these two phones respectively.