Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max or Android vs iOS
Nearly a month ago I decided to switch to Android as I was really disappointed how Apple lost its “coolness of inventing the new era” . The iPhone 13 is same as the 12, 11, 10 even 9 . Same with Apple watch, all what they were adding is a feature which just is already available in other Smart Watch Brands.
I was expecting to be impressed by Google Pixel 6 Pro, but I am not , and below are all the details. Please be aware all those are my own opinions and this blog post is not sponsored by Google 🙂 or Apple .
Both being premium flagships, the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Pixel 6 Pro feature a refined design and sturdy build quality – at least in paper !
Believe or not most of the Google App’s work better in iPhone.
Google Maps : I have issues in Google Maps , which I use a lot, I am a Google Local Guide (nearly Level 10) and I was expecting better response, app experience , less bugs but nope I am missing my iOS version of the Maps.
YouTube: Again believe or not I love YouTube at Apple much more then in Android !
Google UI in the Phone :launcher app I don’t like the provided UI, and I am using the Microsoft , which makes the phone look much better in my opinion .
What about Social Media App’s:
LinkedIn: Much better in iOS, from loading time to in app experience. slow loading while browsing the app more then its cached.
Facebook : The app is so buggy, unless you restart your phone, I repeat, unless you restart the phone, yes you read it right not the app the phone, pictures are not loading… So Facebook in iOS is better
Twitter : Honestly I feel its better in IOS but no evidence 🙂
What’s Up: How what’s up handles the selfie cam in Google Pixel is just terrible, for the rest no main difference.
Of course there are many other like Instagram ( nearly same experience) TikTok ( I am not using it ) QQ Chat etc… but if
Play Store vs Apple Store
I will not write what you read many (probably) times already , But here you can read my full review on the Google Pixel 6 Pro ( You can also scroll down in this article)
The iPhone is equipped with the A15 Bionic chip, while Google uses its first-house chip that it calls “Tensor”. And there is no doubt Apple A15 is better.
Again , Apple is a step ahead … In my basic GPU tests the performance was far better in iOS !
While both of the phones have great screens , under sun light Apple is the clear winner.
In paper Google wins , but in action expect zooming function there is no real difference, lets see the technical specs
Apple iPhone Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Wide camera — 12MP, f/1.5 on vs 50MP , f/1.9 on Pixel
- Ultra-wide camera — 0.5X, 12MP, f/1.8 vs 0.5X, 12MP, f/2.2 on Pixel
- Zoom camera — 3X zoom, 12MP, f/2.8 vs 4X zoom, 48MP, f/3.5 on Pixel
- Front camera — 12MP vs 11MP on Pixel
Main Camera : iPhone goes with warmer colors, while the Pixel is using more toned down, cooler tonalities
Ultra Wide Camera :I don’t see main difference here
Zoom Quality : 3X zoom in Apple vs 15x Zoom in Google, finally Googles wins !
Low Light Photography : In low light Apple is the winner again , Apple is not just faster but it does get better quality photos at Dark
Again on paper both record 4K video’s and yes they do but with a single difference , where the Google Pixel 6 pro heats like owen! The January 2022 updates seems to fix it , but I did not record anything in 4 K after the update.
When it comes to the interface I like the Googles bit more.
Both of these phones sound good. No issues in either side.
Again in paper Google wins with 5,009 mAh vs Apple’s 4,352mAh , with a “but” again! As mentioned in the CPU review iOS and Android are quite different in the way they manage battery life. But when you open two apps at the same time and run it simultaneity Apple is the clear winner.
While Google is using the awesome USB – C , Apple is still using the awful Apple Lightening cable , while both of the phones does not come with charger which I dislike ! Back to charging , Apple charges at up to 20W where Google supports 30W! Both phones support wireless charging . Even though the numbers are different charging time quite similar , so no game changer
Google will finally three years software updates ( Android) and provide five years of Security updates for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro! While Apple supports any iPhone for 5 years including software (iOS update) as well as security. So Apple is the winner again.
Security in Apple iOS and Google Android
App marketplace security: As Google has much more apps compared to Apple, its clear that Apple is much better when it comes to App Market Security. Apple takes security more serious, and they inspect their App Market much better then Google. And most of the Security Threat Reports verify my statement. On many occasions app’s in Google store have been discovered to contain malware , even the app’s with hundreds of thousands of downloads and ratings.
Source Code security : When it comes to Source Code security , we all know , and sometimes hate that Apple closely guards their source code which makes it also bit more secure, its much easier to develop exploits in Android but Apple is not angel , state sponsored attackers finds /sells Apple Zero Days , but then it comes to patch speed by far Apple is more proactive, they don’t even hesitate to take “security ” companies to court ( You can read more here)
I never saw a bloatware at Apple iPhones , but Android in general comes with some ( to be fair not the Google Pixel)
Both phones have virtual sandbox that limits possible damages of malware also encryption to secure the phone.
So is Android more secure than iOS? No its not. Is iPhone more secure than Android ? I believe yes , but not by far if you know what you are doing.
Apple has Facial security which works like a charm and the Pixel offers on screen fingerprint which is just not good, yes , it works but not in the best way!
iMessage’s and FaceTime video calls are also end-to-end encrypted. I am sure if Google Due and Google meeting is ? Yes they say they provide security but knowing Google I am sure they have some undisclosed “advertising opportunities”
Apple has in buildtwo-factor authentication (2FA) , where Google supports this via their Authenticator app ( I prefer the Microsoft Authenticator)
Privacy in iOS vs Android
Apple introduced great privacy controls with iOS 15, now you can tracking your app’s the notifications, allowing you to opt out of apps tracking you across your phone! Apple has now mail privacy protection, App privacy reports , secure paste and much more.
I doubt many of those features will never come to Android saying that don’t assume Apple is not collecting any info about you ! Of course they do , but they are bit more selective what to share with third parties,.
Apple has a world class support , not just in Apple stores but also in Social Media , Apple Support in twitter , LinkedIn and Facebook is as good, Google never responds back oh made by Google might responds back all depending on their “mood I guess “. So Apple is the winner again
Here is an example how bad Google Support even in Social Media is ! They have his useless “Made by Google ” twitter team which they never ever respond once you ask them challenging questions
The Google Pixel has many bugs and unfortunately Google is doing a very bad job on keeping us / their customers happy
made by google
This is the only area where Android is a clear winner if you are using Windows , Apple’s iTunes as well as any other kind of connection to Windows miserably fails in my opinion. Saying that in my Mac Book iPhone is better. So Appel needs to support Windows better , and no I don’t use the Mac as my main Computer ( as of 2022) as I believe Window is much more productive then Apple ( at least for me ;))
Except for Samsung galaxy 4 watch non of the new smart watches which comes with Google Wear(GW) has been upgraded to GW 3, we are all stacked at GW2, and only very few smart watches will get the update late this year ( read more here)
I used many Google based smart watches, including Samsung’s Tizen , Nike Fuel Band, FitBit, but non of them comes even close when it comes to functions and OS support. Apple is just far better in terms of nearly everything expect the looks. I believe Tag Heuer Connected, Fossil Gen 6 looks much much better then the Apple watch , but now I am also missing my Apple watch 4 which was much better in every aspects compared again to Extremally expensive Tag , or budget friendly Fossil
Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max or Android vs iOS
PS: Made by Google
At this stage I can say that angry customers are made by Google.
At least Apple Support responds back to tweets ,and they have an Apple Store nearly every where, also their Apple Care is just awesome – I hope I will not need to use the Google Service because the first impression is defiantly not good at all !