Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone XR

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.7-inch Google Pixel 7 Pro (with Google Tensor G2) that was released on October 6, 2022, against the Apple iPhone XR, which is powered by Apple A12 Bionic and came out 50 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • The rear camera has a 5x optical zoom
  • Has 4x more RAM: 12GB versus 3GB
  • Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz
  • Comes with 2058 mAh larger battery capacity: 5000 vs 2942 mAh
  • Better camera quality (According to DxOMark rating)
  • Has a 0.6 inch larger screen size
  • 57% higher pixel density (512 vs 326 PPI)
  • 60% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (817K versus 510K)
  • Delivers 70% higher peak brightness (1096 against 643 nits)
  • Modern USB Type-C port
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5.2)
  • Thinner bezels – 9.7% more screen real estate
  • Waterproof body (IP68 classification)
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone XR
  • Shows 21% longer battery life (33:02 vs 27:19 hours)
  • Apple releases software updates and supports their phones a few years longer than Google
  • Weighs 18 grams less
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Size 6.7 inches 6.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels 828 x 1792 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
PPI 512 ppi 326 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 550 nits 625 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR 1500 nits -
HDR support Yes, HDR10+ Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 88.7% 79%
Display features - DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
-
Display tests
RGB color space 97% 100%
PWM 240 Hz Not detected
Response time 4 ms 32.8 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity 1920:1
Peak brightness test (auto)
1096 nits
643 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 162.9 mm (6.41 inches) 150.9 mm (5.94 inches)
Width 76.6 mm (3.02 inches) 75.7 mm (2.98 inches)
Thickness 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) 8.3 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 212 g (7.48 oz) 194 g (6.84 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP67
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Gray White, Black, Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display No
Screen-to-body ratio
88.7%
79%

Performance

Tests of Google Pixel 7 Pro and Apple iPhone XR in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Google Tensor G2 Apple A12 Bionic
Max. clock 2850 MHz 2490 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 2 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A55
- 2 cores at 2.35 GHz: Cortex-A78
- 2 cores at 2.85 GHz: Cortex-X1
- 4 cores at 1.6 GHz: Tempest
- 2 cores at 2.49 GHz: Vortex
L3 cache 4 MB -
Lithography process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Graphics Mali-G710 MP7 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GPU clock - 1100 MHz
FLOPS - ~560 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
iPhone XR +6%
1123
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
3215
2224
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
817088
510352
CPU 224187 142301
GPU 315310 188718
Memory 117737 70367
UX 159098 104916
Total score 817088 510352
3DMark Wild Life Performance
6406
5235
Stability 71% 69%
Graphics test 38 FPS 31 FPS
Graphics score 6406 5235
PCMark 3.0 score 11460 -
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 12 GB 3 GB
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory clock 3200 MHz 2133 MHz
Channels 4 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256, 512 GB 64, 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Memory card No No

Software

Operating system Android 13 iOS 12 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.2)
ROM Stock Android -
OS size 14 GB 11.1 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 5000 mAh 2942 mAh
Charge power 23 W 15 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (23 W) Yes, Qi (10 W)
Reverse charging Yes, (wireless) No
Fast charging Yes (46% in 30 min) Yes (50% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:49 hr 1:43 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 09:10 hr 11:16 hr
Watching video 14:51 hr 12:45 hr
Gaming 04:47 hr 05:10 hr
Standby 76 hr 123 hr
General battery life
27:19 hr
iPhone XR +21%
33:02 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 50 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 8192 x 6144 4032 x 3024
Zoom Optical, 5x Digital
Flash Dual LED Quad LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p) 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens 126° -
Lenses 3 (50 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP) 1 (12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 50 MP
- Aperture: f/1.9
- Focal length: 25 mm
- Pixel size: 1.2 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.31", Samsung GN1 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
- Laser autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Apple iSight X (BSI CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens - 48 MP
- Aperture: f/3.5
- Focal length: 120 mm
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Samsung S5KGM1 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
-
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Pixel size: 1.25 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.9", Sony IMX381 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
-
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- RAW support
Samples Photo samples of Google Pixel 7 Pro from DxOMark -
Selfie camera
Megapixels 10.8 megapixels 7 megapixels
Image resolution 3648 x 2736 3088 x 2316
Aperture - f/2.2
Focal length - 32 mm
Sensor type - CMOS
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 60 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
148
103
Video quality
143
Generic camera score
147
101

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5.2 5
Bluetooth features LE SPP, PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, LE, HSP, HID, HFP, HDP, GAP, GAVDP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C No
USB version 3.2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 1 1
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
eSIM support* Yes Yes
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 20 12
5G support Yes No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No No
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
88.4 dB
87.3 dB

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced October 2022 September 2018
Release date October 2022 October 2018
SAR (head) - 0.99 W/kg
SAR (body) - 0.99 W/kg
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Google Pixel 7 Pro is definitely a better buy.

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