The big fall phone releases have arrived in the form of the iPhone 13 and the Pixel 6. And now that we’ve had the opportunity to thoroughly test both phones — including head-to-head photography face-offs — it’s time to figure out who wins the Google Pixel 6 vs. iPhone 13 battle.
It’s certainly a tough contest. The iPhone 13 continues to set the standard for smartphones, with a powerful processor, noteworthy camera improvements and a bigger battery that addresses one of the iPhone 12’s few flaws. The Pixel 6, on the other hand, looks different from any Google phone that’s come before it, but it still offers the outstanding photo experience you’ve come to expect.
The iPhone 13 and Pixel 6 both offer different takes on design and displays, and Google’s new Tensor processor offers an intriguing alternative to Apple’s A15 Bionic chip. But ultimately, this is one battle that boils down to how the two best camera phones available compare when it comes to photos.
Here’s how our Google Pixel 6 vs. iPhone 13 face-off went down. (For a comparison of the larger, more advanced models, check out our Google Pixel 6 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max analysis.)
Pixel 6iPhone 13Starting price$599$799Screen size6.4 inches (2400 x 1080)6.1 inches (2532 x 1170)Refresh rate90Hz60HzCPUGoogle TensorA15 BionicRear cameras50 MP maink 12MP ultrawide12MP main, 12MP ultrawideFront cameras8MP12MPBattery size4,614mAhUnknownBattery life (Hrs:Mins)8:1210:33Charging…