Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

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These two brands have earned their reputation for best-in-class photography over many years, and there are plenty of similarities in their hardware. Both sport large pixel-binned main sensors, though the iPhone has a slightly larger 1/1.28-inch sensor versus the Pixel’s 1/1.31-inches. The two also share 12MP ultrawide snappers, though again, the iPhone has the larger sensor, but this comes with a slightly narrower 120 versus 126-degree field of view.

You’ll find optical zoom cameras onboard too, but the Pixel 7 Pro seemingly offers the more powerful hardware here. A 5x zoom and larger 1/2.55-inch sensor, complete with pixel binning, is likely to outdo the iPhone’s 3x zoom from a small 1/3.5-inch sensor. Where the two brands really differ is in color science and their application of machine learning. While both are hot on computational photography, their applications are very different.

So which phone takes the better photos? Let’s find out in Android Authority’s Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro Max camera shootout. You can view the full-res camera samples in this Google Drive Folder.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max camera specs

Google Pixel 7 Pro Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Main

Google Pixel 7 Pro

50MP (12.5MP output)
1/1.31-inch sensor
ƒ/1.9 aperture
Multi-directional PDAF
OIS
25mm focal length

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

48MP (12MP output)
1/1.28-inch sensor
ƒ/1.8 aperture
Dual pixel PDAF
Sensor-shift OIS
24mm focal length

Ultrawide

Google Pixel 7 Pro

12MP
1/2.9-inch sensor
ƒ/2.2 aperture
AF
126-degree FoV
12mm focal length

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

12MP
1/2.55-inch sensor
ƒ/2.2 aperture
Dual pixel PDAF
120-degree FoV
13mm focal length

Zoom 1

Google Pixel 7 Pro

48MP (12MP output)
1/2.55-inch sensor
ƒ/3.5 aperture
Multi-directional PDAF
OIS
5x optical zoom (120mm)

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

12MP
1/3.5-inch sensor
ƒ/2.8 aperture
PDAF
OIS
3x optical zoom (77mm)

Laser AF

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Yes

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Yes

Selfie

Google Pixel 7 Pro

10.8MP
1/3.1-inch sensor
ƒ/2.2 aperture

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

12MP
1/3.6-inch sensor
ƒ/1.9 aperture

Main camera

Let’s jump right into some key differences. Throughout our shootout, you’ll notice a much cooler white balance from the iPhone. While…

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