What Is the Difference Between the Pixel 6 and the iPhone 13?

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techno.rentetan.com – Although no one has yet reviewed the Pixel, which flagship smartphone appears to be superior on paper? The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, two of Google’s most recent phones, have finally arrived. You can even preorder your model right now at their web shop! But are you sure what phone you want? Have you decided between the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and if so, are you sure you wouldn’t be better off getting the corresponding iPhone 13 gadget instead? Let’s look at what makes each of these phones unique so you can make an informed decision.

We’re basing our comparison on the specs we know about because Google won’t let reviewers test the new Pixels yet. In other areas, we won’t know how Apple and Google’s phones compare until we can try them both side by side. This restriction on information has irritated some reviewers; some, like Marques Brownlee, have called it “a bit of a red flag,” while others have refused to cover the new Google gadgets at all. We’re doing the best we can with the resources we have.

Price

Let’s start with the pricing, because here is where Google competes the most. The Pixel 6 will be available for $599, which is $200 less than the iPhone 13 and $100 less than the iPhone 13 small. The iPhone 6 Pro is a little more pricey, starting at $899, but it’s still $100 less than the iPhone 13 Pro and $200 less than the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

If you’re searching for a fantastic phone for the least amount of money, the Pixel 6 is the obvious pick; it packs a lot of functionality into a $600 phone. While the 6 Pro’s unique features are tempting, and we’ll go through them below, you’ll have to decide whether those benefits are worth the additional $300. The iPhone is in a similar situation. Is the iOS ecosystem, as well as all of the additional benefits that come with the 13, worth $200 (or more) over a Pixel 6? Let’s have a look.

Performance

Google’s Tensor chip is one of the year’s major Pixel-world announcements; the processor was built from the ones Google uses for its search engine machine learning, promising a significant increase over previous Pixel processors.

Unfortunately, it’s too soon to tell how Tensor will compare to Apple’s A15 processor. The whole iPhone 13 series has the same strong processor in each of its many form factors, so you can’t go wrong with any of them. To see if the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro meet, exceed, or fall behind the iPhones, we’ll have to wait till we can test them. If processing power is your most critical characteristic, you should hold off on purchasing.

We also know how much RAM each of these devices has, however the difference between Android and iPhone devices isn’t as significant. Because the two operating systems handle RAM management differently, saying that more RAM on an Android device means better performance over an iPhone isn’t a fair or educated argument.

Still, it’s worth noting that the Pixel 6 has 8 GB of RAM, but the Pixel 6 Pro has 12 GB. The iPhone 13 and 13 small, on the other hand, both have 4 GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have 6 GB.

Photographic camera

In the photography category, Pixel and iPhone have long been at odds. For years, the Pixel was the undisputed photographic champion, but the battle has recently become more of a tie.

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro include a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. You can get a 48 MP telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom if you upgrade to the Pro. The Pixel 6 has an 8-megapixel selfie camera, while the Pixel 6 Pro has an 11.1-megapixel camera.

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini feature 12 MP wide and ultra wide cameras; the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have the same, plus a 12 MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, so you won’t be able to go as close to your subject without digital cropping as you could with the Pixel 6 Pro. On all four new iPhones, the front cameras have the same 12 MP camera.

The Pixels also have a new “Magic Eraser” function that will intelligently erase people or things from your photographs that you don’t want to be there. Face Unblur, which use machine learning to sharpen a fuzzy face in a photograph, is also included. It’s too early to tell how effectively these capabilities function, but there’s little doubt that an iPhone 13 won’t have options like these.

Video (camera)

Pixel has always trailed behind in video, despite how fierce the photography wars have been. While the iPhone lacks several video features seen on Android smartphones, such as 8K, it does shoot some of the greatest video of any smartphone.

The Verge’s Dieter Bohn reports that the video he captured during his hands-on time with the Pixel 6 was great. He couldn’t go into much detail, but he hinted that the Pixel 6 may be the smartphone shooter to beat this year. Once reviewers are allowed to share more information about their video testing, we’ll be able to determine if this is accurate.

Display

These smartphones’ OLED screens are undoubtedly competitive. The Pixel 6 comes with a 6.4-inch 1080 x 2340 HDR display with a 411 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 90 Hz. The HDR display on the 6 Pro is larger and crisper, measuring 6.7 inches and featuring a resolution of 1440 x 3120 at 512 ppi and a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz. The brightness of Google’s new Pixels is yet to be announced.

The iPhone 13 mini’s HDR display is the same as the Pixel 6’s, with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a greater pixel density of 476 ppi. The 13 and 13 Pro, on the other hand, feature a resolution of 1170 x 2532 at 460 pixels per inch, while the 13 Pro Max has a resolution of 1284 x 2778 at 458 pixels per inch. The 13 and 13 mini both have an average brightness of 800 nits, whereas the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have an average brightness of 1,000 nits. HDR reaches 1,200 nits across the board on all models.

The refresh rate is one place where you’ll notice a change. The 90 Hz of the Pixel 6 will appear smoother than the 60 Hz of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini. The Pixel 6 Pro and the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, on the other hand, each boast a 120 Hz refresh rate, so there’s no clear winner.

Software

Of course, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro run Android—specifically, Android 12. The next version of Google’s operating system promises to provide some exciting new features and enhancements, including the stunning Material You UI design, privacy and security upgrades, and screenshot scrolling.

Apple’s latest version of iOS, iOS 15, is installed on the iPhone 13 series. Focus modes, Shared With You, and FaceTime connections, among other things, are among the new features included in this version for Android and Windows users.

There’s no way around it: if you want iOS, you’ll need to buy an iPhone. You must purchase an Android smartphone, such as the Pixel, if you require Android. However, if you’re willing to be flexible with your operating system (which seems to be a rarity these days), you’ll have a lot more options.

Battery

For many smartphone users, battery life is a critical consideration. We won’t know how much strain Android 12 and the Tensor chip will put on the batteries until the new Pixels are tested. We do, however, have some statistics: The Pixel 6 has a battery capacity of 4,614 mAh, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a capacity of 5,003 mAh.

The 13 has a 3,240 mAh battery; the 13 small has a 2,438 mAh battery; the 13 Pro has a 3,095 mAh battery; and the 13 Pro Max has a 4,352 mAh battery. Apple never promotes its battery capacity, but we know the figures owing to teardowns. Reviewers have praised the whole 13 range this year for their outstanding battery life, despite the lower figures on paper. We’ll have to wait and see if the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can match or outperform them.

Colors

I’m not sure how many people would choose between the iPhone and the Pixel just based on color, but it’s worth noting. Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, and Stormy Black are the three color options for the Pixel 6. Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black are some of the colors available for the iPhone 6 Pro.

iPhones are available in a wide range of colors. The 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are available in Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue, while the 13 and 13 mini are available in (PRODUCT) RED, Starlight, Midnight, Blue, and Pink.

Updates

Google stated that software upgrades for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be available for up to three years, as well as security patches for up to five years. While three years is better than other Android devices, it pales in comparison to Apple’s dedication to its products: The iPhone 6S, which Apple introduced back in 2015, is the oldest iPhone iOS 15 supports (for context, that phone launched with iOS 9, meaning Apple has supported those phones with seven new versions of its software). If the current trend continues, the iPhone 13 should be able to run iOS 21 and maybe even later.