IPhone 11 Pro VS Google Pixel 4

Iphone 11 pro VS Google pixel 4

Let's Have a look at the main differences between the Iphone 11 Pro and Google Pixel 4

Right now both these phones claimed to be the best at something but there’s really only one way to find out.

Apple and Google have a very interesting way to approach the market where each company considers itself to be a software company first and therefore their designs were mostly forgettable, it was just a showcase of what the software could do and therefore the hardware would just blend into the background.

This year things are different, these devices could not be more unapologetic about their designs and their aesthetics and they could also not be more different.

iPhone 11 pro vs pixel 4

When stacking them side-by-side their footprint is very similar, the pixel is 3 millimeters taller and a hair thicker but then the iPhone is 2 millimeters wider and a whopping 26 grams heavier.

That’s not the only thing that’s at play here, see this is actually the first time ever that an Android is designed to compete with a specific iPhone

Apple stainless steel is heavier than Google’s choice for aluminum.

With a smaller battery, Apple finally caved in on the thin and light battery, and gave us a 13% larger battery now with 30 46 milli amperes hours while Google has shaved 4% to a Meeker 2800 milli ampere hours.

The Battery and Storage

I find myself trusting the iPhone more to end of the day than the pixel because honestly I don’t know what Google was thinking here with reducing the battery size and, it’s not really worth it to compare RAM or processor but it’s important to note that the iPhone 11 Pro is rocking Apple’s latest and greatest chip while Google is not rocking Qualcomm’s most advanced processor. 

Both started with the same amount of storage, not expandable but the iPhone can be purchased for far more than the 128 gig limitation and on the pixel each or iP68 support wireless charging include 18 watt fast chargers in the Box support the latest Bluetooth. 

The Display

There’s a story of their displays Apple calls this it’s super Retina XDR and I’m just happy that Google finally made this comparison fair by bringing a good screen. See both our OLED technology displays with apples being a hair larger at 5.8 inches versus 5.7 inches and with a meager extra pixel density at 4:58 versus 444 PPI 

Apple also supports more standards like Dolby vision and HDR 10, but Google is no slouch, we haven’t always on display that I find incredibly useful and 90 Hertz refresh rate without sacrificing brightness. 

To sum it up both devices have great displays, but I’m gonna have to give this one to Apple because of their crazy 2 million to 1 contrast ratio versus a hundred thousand, yes you can totally tell in the colors in detail even if the pixels display is also great in its own way. 

The Software

Moving on to the software, I don’t like to make this a comparison about iOS vs Android. I’m not gonna call either one better as each of them have their own unique elements that make them great and still this is one of those territories where the comparison is fair because the iPhone guarantees software updates on time for years and the same thing is what you get from the pixel for.

In my opinion iOS 13 is Apple’s least inspired update, ever sure you get a dark mode finally and you can now swipe on the keyboard, and there are some minor improvements with Apple applications but there’s really nothing special about what you’re getting it’s there for those of you looking for more simplicity but that’s really about it

I do prefer Google’s more modular approach to Android’s. You can place your icons where you want place your widgets where you want have the Google feed to the left if you want or switch it off, and I also prefer the gestures, I find that to be more practical to swipe from the sides for back.  

Camera Quality

The meat of this review is to determine which phone has the best camera:

Apple has joined the triple camera wagon while Google is around four years late to the dual camera section. Apple doesn’t have to deal with the polarizing opinions between what’s secondary camera is better while Google got a lot of criticism over going telephoto instead of wide. 

Now when Google is the fence when you’re using an iPhone to zoom into anything, the detail is noticeably lost once you go beyond optical capabilities while the pixel doesn’t even show you 2x in the viewfinder with the area just inviting you to keep going and it does deliver better zoom photos through optics and software, this is even more noticeable in low-light. 

Both devices have their own night mode, but the iPhone completely falls apart if you had to zoom on a city skyline while the pixel holds its own to provide significantly more details than the iPhone. Notice how the iPhone pulls out the skies with significantly less grain than the pixel 

iphone 11 pro vs google pixel 4

Picture Credits: MacRumours


To conclude let’s sum up which one owns which – the iPhone owns hardware and the Pixel owns software. The iPhone and the Pixel went at it when it came to photography and really the only thing that tilted the scale towards the iPhone was videography and then when it came to experience I’d say it’s a close tie.

The last time I did this comparison, the pixel to excel won by a long shot but it seems that Apple has caught up and won over the last two generations, obviously Apple has no excuse the iPhone 11 Pro is $200 more expensive than pixel for. It should be a better phone for the dramatic price difference regardless if I had to pick one.

I’d say both are great phones but then again the pixel is less expensive. Google’s approach to software is great it’s got an insane camera and the overall package, just feels as mature as the iPhone so why pay more and I think this would be the first time ever that I have a tie-in a comparison where each wins a different category, you get the point I singled out which phone is veteran what and you’ll decide which one is right for you.