The Far Out Apple event introduced a range of new iPhones, including the iPhone 14 Pro. But how does it stack up against the Google Pixel 6 Pro?
But keep reading to see how the iPhone 14 Pro compares to the flagship Google handset, the Pixel 6 Pro.
The iPhone 14 Pro has a brighter screen
Apple claims that the iPhone 14 Pro can reach a peak of 2000 nits whilst outdoors, and 1600 nits of peak HDR brightness, which is double the 1000 nit count that the iPhone 13 Pro boasts.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 6 Pro pales in comparison, with a maximum nit count of only 500. This means that the Pixel 6 Pro won’t be able to get as bright as Apple’s solution, meaning that it will be harder to read the screen in bright environments, like in the sun, and the contrast on the screen won’t be as impressive.
We will be sure to test these claims once we get an iPhone 14 Pro in for a review, to see if the high nit count affects the user experience.
Google Tensor vs Apple A16 Bionic
The latest iPhone 14 Pro features the latest Apple Silicon chip, in the form of the A16 Bionic. While we haven’t been able to test the new chip and its capabilities, Apple claims that it has 16 billion transistors, a 6-core GPU and 50% more memory bandwidth than its predecessor.
While we can’t definitely claim that the new iPhone 14 Pro will be faster than Google Tensor, it runs on a 5nm node compared to A16’s 4nm node architecture, which suggests that it won’t be as powerful or as fast as its rival.
We will be sure to test the A16 chip once we have the iPhone 14 Pro in for a review, to see if the latest chip has a big impact on the performance of the smartphone.
You can use a physical SIM with the Pixel 6 Pro
One surprise during the Far Out event was the reveal that Apple would be removing the physical SIM tray from its iPhone 14 range being sold in America. This is due to the company teaming up with carrier services and pushing its new eSIM technology onto users.
Anyone who wants a physical SIM or cannot access an eSIM may want to look towards the Pixel 6 Pro, as those handsets still include a physical SIM tray, even in America. However, users can get around this issue by not purchasing the iPhone 14 Pro in America, since that is the only region in which the SIM tray cannot be found.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro specs comparison
iPhone 14 Pro
48MP Main, 12MP Ultrawide, 12MP 2x Telephoto, 12MP 3x Telephoto
12MP True Depth
71.5 x 7.85 x 147.5 MM
2556 x 460
A16 Bionic chip
Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple
Pixel 6 Pro
50MP + 12MP + 48MP
3 x 0.4 x 6.5 INCHES
1440 x 3120
Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny