The massive three flagships for 2022 have been unveiled: This yr kicked off with a launch occasion from Samsung, adopted by Apple and at last Google. Each of the three telephones acquired good opinions, however determining which is best for you could be difficult.
The $599 (£599, AU$999) Pixel 7 is Google’s newest flagship cellphone, constructed to compete with established cellphone leaders like Apple’s iPhone 14 and Samsung’s Galaxy S22. New to the Pixel 7 is the Tensor G2 processor, a digicam with improved zoom, face unlock and up to date design. Google’s additionally sustaining the $599 worth held by final yr’s Pixel 6, which undercuts the $799 iPhone 14 and the $800 Galaxy S22 by $200. While the value differential is similar as final yr, it is arguably extra significant this yr as customers deal with fast-rising costs and a potential world recession. (Although this worth distinction might not truly matter to the US viewers the place folks nonetheless largely purchase gadgets from wi-fi carriers.)
But even with that worth benefit, Samsung and Apple’s choices embrace loads of options that for some might really feel prefer it’s price the additional money. For occasion, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 has a flowery telephoto digicam for capturing faraway objects, which is not accessible on the Pixel 7 — you need to spend up for the $899 Pixel 7 Pro to get that candy optical zoom. Samsung can also be providing 4 years of software program updates on the Galaxy S22, whereas the Pixel 7 will get three years of software program updates.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 debuted quite a lot of security options like car-crash detection (which debuted on Pixel telephones years in the past) and assist for satellite-based emergency messaging. Apple’s telephones additionally get a number of years of software program updates, with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X from 2017 receiving this yr’s iOS 16 replace.
For a extra granular take a look at how Google’s Pixel 7 stacks up towards the iPhone 14 and Galaxy S22, check out CNET’s specs chart under.
Google Pixel 7 vs. Apple iPhone 14 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22
|Google Pixel 7||iPhone 14||Galaxy S22|
|Display dimension, decision, refresh fee||6.3-inch OLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels; 90Hz||6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels; not disclosed||6.1-inch AMOLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels; 120Hz|
|Pixel density||416ppi||460 ppi||425 ppi|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm||147 x 72 x 7.8 mm||70.6 x 146 x 7.6 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||6.9 oz; 197 g||6.07 oz; 172 g||5.89 oz; 167 g (168 g for mmWave mannequin)|
|Operating system||Android 13||iOS 16||Android 13|
|Camera||50-megapixel (predominant), 12-megapixel (ultrawide),||12-megapixel (large), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)||50-megapixel (large), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 10-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Processor||Google Tensor G2||Apple A15 Bionic||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|RAM/storage||8GB + 128GB; 8GB + 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB (RAM not disclosed)||8GB RAM + 128GB; 8GB RAM + 256GB|
|Battery/charger||4,355 mAh (30W wired)||Undisclosed; Apple lists 20 hours of video playback (20W wired)||3,700 mAh (25W wired charging)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Under show||No (Face ID)||In-display|
|US beginning worth||$599 (128GB)||$799 (128GB)||$800 (128GB)|
Google’s newest flagship telephones at the moment are accessible to preorder. The Pixel 7 begins at $599 and will likely be launched on Oct. 13. Get as much as $750 off with trade-in and $200 in Google Store credit score.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 returns to the flat screens of the Galaxy S7. The common Galaxy S22 is the smallest of the bunch, with a 6.1-inch display screen, however is powered by the the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It’s a correct beast even whether it is diminutive in comparison with its greater brothers.
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