Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Comparison – Which One Is Better?

Google today announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL to take on Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro lineup. The Pixel 4 series is all about its camera performance but Apple has also greatly stepped up its imaging game this year. There’s more to a smartphone than just its camera though, so how does the Pixel 4 compare to the iPhone 11 Pro? Let’s find out in this comparison.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are priced slightly lower than the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Yet, they compete squarely against Apple’s best iPhones. Below is a table showing how the Pixel 4 compares to the iPhone 11 Pro.

Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro – Which One is Better?

Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Comparison
Basis of Comparison Google Pixel 4 iPhone 11 Pro
Dimensions 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm, 162g 144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm, 188g
IP Certification IP68 IP68
Display 5.7-inch FHD+ 90Hz OLED Smooth Display 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR Display
FHD+ (2400 x 1080), 402 PPI FHD+ (2436 x 1125), 458 ppi
HDR support, Ambient EQ HDR support, 1200 nits max brightness, True Tone, Wide Color Display
Gorilla Glass 5 World’s Most Durable Glass
Chipset 7nm Snapdragon 855 @ 2.8GHz 7nm+ A13 Bionic @ 2.65GHz
Adreno 640 GPU Custom Apple GPU
RAM and Storage 6GB RAM 4GB RAM
64/128GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Camera 12MP f/1.7, OIS + EIS 12MP f/1.8, OIS + EIS
16MP f/2.4 telephoto sensor, ~2x optical zoom 12MP f/2.0, 2x optical zoom
12MP f/2.4 with 120-degree FoV
Front Camera 8MP f/2.0 12MP f/2.2
Battery 2800mAh 3110mAh
Charging 18W USB-PD Fast Charging 18W USB-PD Fast Charging
Qi wireless charging 7.5W Wireless Charging
Biometric Authentication Face Unlock Face ID
Connectivity 4×4 MIMO 4×4 MIMO
LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 18
Wi-Fi ac Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
NFC NFC
GPS GPS
Dual-SIM, VoLTE Dual-SIM, VoLTE
Others Motion Gestures, Stereo Speakers, Next-gen Assistant Siri Automation, Stereo Speakers, Apple U1 chip
Price Starts from $899 Starts from $999

Where the iPhone 11 Pro Wins

The iPhone 11 Pro trumps the Pixel 4 in a number of areas. In my opinion, the iPhone 11 Pro has a more attractive design than the Pixel 4. The former might have a notch at the front but the minimal bezels mean it does not look outdated. In comparison, the Pixel 4 has chunky bezels at the top and bottom and just does not have a design that’s fitting for a smartphone launched in 2019.

The Pixel 4 might also have a better primary camera than the iPhone 11 Pro. However, the iPhone 11 Pro’s triple-camera setup offers a greater level of flexibility. The iPhone also has noticeably better video recording capabilities — it can record 4K 60fps videos from all three cameras while the Pixel 4 is limited to recording 4K videos at 30fps.

The iPhone 11 Pro also offers better battery life, an attractive design, and its available with up to 512GB storage while the Pixel 4 tops out at a paltry 128GB.

iPhone 11 Pro

Where the Pixel 4 Wins

The Pixel 4 has a lower starting price tag than the iPhone 11 Pro. It retails for $899 and that’s without factoring in the generous pre-order offers from retailers and carriers. It also ships with a higher refresh rate display which will have a visible impact in general UI/UX interactions.

When talking only about the primary 12MP camera, the Pixel 4 has a slight edge with a number of useful features like Astrophotpgrahy, Action Mode, Live HDR+, Dual Exposure, and more. The new Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 is also miles ahead of the Siri experience that you get on the iPhone 11. It is not only significantly faster but can also understand context-based voice commands.


What are your thoughts on the Google Pixel 4? Will you buy it over the iPhone 11 Pro despite its number of shortcomings? Drop a comment and let us know!