Google Pixel 8 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max: Which is the Best Flagship Smartphone?

This article will compare two flagship smartphones with immersive specs, features, and performance by Google and Apple.

Let’s compare the recently launched Google Pixel Pro smartphone with the iPhone Pro Max device, and find the best flagship smartphone among the two.

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max
Google Pixel 8 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max

First, when we look at the display equipped with the smartphones, the Google Pixel 8 Pro has an LTPO OLED display, with a display screen of 6.7″ and a higher screen resolution of 1344 × 2992 pixels. The iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphone features a 6.1″ LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display panel with a 1290 x 2796 pixels screen resolution. Both devices support a 120Hz refresh rate.

Coming to the processors equipped within the devices, the Pixel 8 smartphone comes with the brand’s own Tensor G4 chipset, whereas the iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphone is powered by Apple A17 Pro chipset. The Apple chipset has a faster primary clock speed and is likely to offer a better performance than the Pixel 8 Pro device which has the Tensor G4 chip.

About the camera setup, Both smartphones support a triple camera setup, The iPhone 15 Pro Max has a 48MP primary main camera whereas the Pixel 8 Pro has a 50MP main camera, but the Pixel 8 Pro offers a 48MP ultrawide and 48MP telephoto camera, a better ultrawide sensor than the 12MP ultrawide and 12MP periscope camera given on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

In the front-facing camera, the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers a 12MP selfie camera. Google’s Pixel 8 Pro smartphone has a 10.5MP selfie camera.

Finally regarding the battery backup, the Pixel 8 Pro device packs the largest battery of 5050 mAh and supports the fastest wired charging feature of 30W. The iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphone is backed by a 4441 mAh battery with wired charge support. However, the Pixel 8 Pro device offers an 18W wireless charging feature and a reverse wireless charging feature, while the iPhone device offers a 15W wireless charging and a 4.5W reverse wireless charging feature.

Even if the iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphone falls back in terms of battery backup, when we look at the overall specifications offered by the devices, the Google Pixel 8 Pro has a better camera, display brightness, and battery backup. The iPhone 15 Pro has better performance, a good display, and a camera. Both are the best flagship smartphone devices in this comparison.

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Google Pixel 8 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max Specs


Release Date04 October 202312 September 2023
Dimensions162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm (6.40 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
Weight213 g221 g


Network Connectivity2G,3G,4G,5G2G,3G,4G,5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE, apt-X HD5.3, A2DP, LE


ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 (4 nm)Apple A17 Pro (3 nm)
Primary Clock SpeedNona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)Hexa-core (2×3.78 GHz + 4×2.11 GHz)
Operating SystemAndroid 14iOS 17, upgradable to iOS 17.0.3
GPUImmortalis-G715s MC10Apple GPU (6-core graphics)


DisplayLTPO OLED, HDR10+, 1600 nits (HBM), 2400 nits (peak)LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM)
Screen Size6.7 inches, 108.7 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)6.7 inches, 110.2 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolutions1344 x 2992 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~489 ppi density)1290 x 2796 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz


Rear Camera50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, multi-zone Laser AF, OIS
48 MP, f/2.8, 113mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
48 MP, f/2.0, 126˚ (ultrawide), 0.8µm, dual pixel PDAF
48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.8, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, 3D sensor‑shift OIS, 5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
Front Camera10.5 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.22µm, PDAF12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF


Storage 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 8GB RAM


Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint SensorNo
Proximity SensorYesYes


Battery CapacityLi-Ion 5050 mAh, non-removableLi-Ion 4441 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charger 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
23W wireless
Reverse wireless
Wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
15W wireless (MagSafe)
15W wireless (Qi/PMA)
7.5W wireless (Qi)
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Comparing the specifications of the two smartphones, the iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphone and Google Pixel 8 Pro are both flagship smartphones.

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