Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 (Pro Max) – Specs, Features, Price Comparison

Google recently released their latest Android smartphone – the Google Pixel 4. It comes in two variants, like the previous Pixels, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Interestingly, the Pixel 4 has a similar (back) design with Apple’s iPhone 11 (Pro) smartphones. They have that same square cut-out on the rear upper portion of the phone for the cameras. Although they don’t exactly have the same set of cameras and features, it is still strikingly similar-looking. In this article let’s check out and compare the Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 based on their specifications, features and respective prices. Go ahead and learn more about these two smartphones.

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Google Pixel 4 vs Apple iPhone 11 Compared

Comparing the Google Pixel 4 vs the Apple iPhone 11 (Pro) is obviously not an apples-to-apples comparison. It’s more like comparing an apple to an orange. Both are smartphones, basically have the same function – call, text, access the web, camera etc. But both are also unique, runs on a different platform, ecosystem and operating system. Both also offers different set of features, unique from one another.

However, what I find mildly infuriating is the fact that the new Google Pixel 4 looks like a knock-off of the iPhone 4. Just look at the back design. Even though Google changed the color and it doesn’t have any notch at the front display, it still looks like they “copied” the iPhone 11. Not to mention, Apple was first to release the iPhone 11.

Anyway, let’s check out what exactly differs and separate them from one another.

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Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 – Design, Display and Body

First of all, both features the typical bar form factor with an all-glass built. The Pixel 4 uses an Aluminum body for its frame / chassis, while the iPhone 11 Pro uses stainless steel; except for the iPhone 11 that also uses Aluminum body. The stainless steel body feels more premium on hand and it’s more robust as well.

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The Pixel 4 is available in two sizes, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL; and comes in three different colors – Clearly White, Oh So Orange, and Just Black. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 is available in three models and sizes. The iPhone 11 Pro is actually the smallest, followed by the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max being the largest. The Pixel 4 XL is just a tad taller than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but the latter is a tad wider. The iPhone 11 is available in 6 different colors, while the iPhone 11 Pro (Max) is available in 4 professional-looking colors. You can check out their dimensions and weight on the specs sheet below.

Both smartphones are rated to be IP68 dust and water resistant. But the iPhones have the better protection since the iPhone 11 Pro is water resistant up to 4m for 30 mins. The Pixel 4 is only water resistant up to 2m for 30 mins.

When it comes to display, both have their own strengths and weaknesses. First, the Pixel 4 features an OLED display, perhaps the Super Retina XDR OLED on the iPhone 11 Pro (Max) is a bit better. But the Pixel 4 features a 90Hz refresh rate, which is noticeable to the naked eye. Motion is much smoother and better on Pixel 4. The Pixel 4 also has always-on display, like several Android smartphones. Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t implemented an always-on display, even though its 2019.

On the flip side, the iPhone 11 Pro features Super Retina XDR OLED with DCI-P3 and True Tone technology. The iPhone 11 Pro’s display is brighter as well. Only the iPhone 11 has the less-exciting display in this comparison, with its 720p resolution.

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Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 – Camera

When it comes to camera, the iPhone 11 Pro (Max) has three cameras: a 12MP main, a 12MP telephoto and a 12MP ultra-wide. However, the non-Pro iPhone 11 doesn’t have a telephoto camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 4 only has two cameras: a 12MP main camera and a 16MP telephoto camera.

As for the camera quality, Google’s Pixel tends to have a more natural-looking colors. While the iPhone 11’s camera tends to be saturated or sometimes a bit over processed. Nevertheless, both the iPhone 11 (Pro) and Pixel 4 offers good camera quality for today’s standard.

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Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 – Features

One reason why the notch on the Pixel phone is no longer present and is replaced by a bigger bezel on top and bottom (chin), is because there are more sensors on the front top area. Aside from the front facing camera, the Pixel 4 also has an improved and (very) fast face ID detection. There is no fingerprint sensor anymore. But the face ID on the Pixel 4 is impressive.

Aside from that, the Pixel 4 also features Soli Motion Sensing chip. This allows the Pixel 4 to detect movements in front of it. Thus, users can do command gestures without touching the phone. Remember LG G8’s Air motion? Similar to that, but I think Google’s implementation is much better and more useful.

The Google Pixel 4 also has other new features like faster Google assistant, 90Hz display, live HDR+ with dual exposure controls, Night Sight with astro-photography and more.

Both the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11s do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Some of us don’t mind, but I find it unfortunate not to have it on a smartphone. It’s a good thing that smartphones like the LG V40, still has a headphone jack. Not to mention the LG V40 has a very good built-in DAC for HiFi audio.

Speaking of photography, Apple’s iPhone 11 (Pro) doesn’t have many new features or groundbreaking features. Most of the iPhone 11’s features are innate on iOS13. The new A13 chip also offers longer battery life, but what Apple really pushes is the three new cameras at the back of the iPhone 11 Pro (Max).

Still, I think it’s a bit lackluster in terms of features other than the three cameras. The iPhone 11 (Pro) still doesn’t feature always on display and still uses the old Lightning connector. Speaking of display, the Pro models do have an impressive XDR OLED display, but the iPhone 11 (non-pro) has an underwhelming 720p resolution.

Google Pixel 4 (XL) vs Apple’s iPhone 11 Series – Capacity and Pricing

As for storage capacity, both the iPhone 11 (Pro) and Pixel 4 doesn’t come with a microSD slot. So, you will have to rely on the internal storage instead. The Pixel 4 is only available in 64GB and 128GB variants. While the iPhone 11 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The iPhone 11 Pro (Max) is available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. Not sure why Apple decided to skip a 128GB capacity in the Pro lineup; but the 64GB is a little bit underwhelming for a “Pro” product.

For US: Google Pixel 4 available on Amazon.com here

As for their respective prices, you can check it on the table below.

Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 (Pro / Max) Specifications Comparison

SpecsPixel 4 XLPixel 4iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11
Operating SystemAndroid 10iOS 13
SoCSnapdragon 855 Octa-CoreApple A13 Bionic Hexa-Core
GPUAndreno 640 GraphicsApple GPU 4 Cores
RAM6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal Storage64GB, 128GB64GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB, 128GB, 526GB
Display6.3" OLED
3040x1440, 19:9, 537 ppi
90Hz Refresh rate, HDR, DCI-P3 100%, Always-on Display
5.7" OLED
2280x1080, 19:9, 444 ppi
90Hz Refresh rate, HDR, DCI-P3 100%, Always-on Display
6.5" Super Retina XDR OLED
2688x1242, 19.5:9, 458ppi
DCI-P3, True Tone, 800 nits brightness
Dolby Vision, HDR10, Haptic Touch
5.8" Super Retina XDR OLED
2436x1125, 19.5:9, 458 ppi
DCI-P3, True Tone, 800 nits brightness
Dolby Vision, HDR10, Haptic Touch
6.1" Liquid Retina IPS LCD
1792x828, 19.5:9, 326 ppi
DCI-P3, True Tone, 625 nits brightness
Haptic Touch
Body MaterialGorilla Glass 5 front/back
Aluminum Chassis
Glass front/back
Stainless steel chassis
Aluminum chassis
Camera (Rear)Main: 12.2 MP f/1.7, 28mm, Dual Pixel PDAF
1.4µm, 1/2.55" sensor with OIS
Telephoto: 16MP f2.4, 1.0µm
PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Main: 12 MP f/1.8, 26mm, Dual Pixel PDAF
1.4µm, OIS, Quad LED True Tone Flash, Wide Color Gamut
Telephoto: 12 MP f/2.0, 52mm, OIS
1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Wide: 12MP f/2.4, 13mm
120° ultra-wide angle
Main: 12 MP f/1.8, 26mm, Dual Pixel PDAF
1.4µm, OIS, Quad LED True Tone Flash, Wide Color Gamut
Wide: 12MP f/2.4, 13mm
120° ultra-wide angle
Camera (Front)8MP f2.0, 1.12µm, ToF 3D camera12 MP f/2.2, 23mm wide, SL 3D camera
ConnectivityUSB-C 3.1 (5Gbps)Apple Lightning
Wireless ConnectionWiFi 802.11 ac wave 2
Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11ax with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC, A2DP, LE
NetworkLTE, EVDO, HSPA, CDMA, GSMLTE, EVDO, HSPA, CDMA, GSM
SIM Support1x nanoSIM + 1x eSIM1x nanoSIM + 1x eSIM
Battery3700 mAh2800 mAh3969 mAh3046 mAh3110 mAh
Charging18W Wired Quick Charge 2.0
Qi Wireless Charging
Qi wireless charging
Additional FeaturesProject Soli Radar Motion Sensing
IP68* (dust and water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stereo speakers
Face ID only
UWB U1 Chip (Spatial Awareness)
IP68* (dust and water resistant up to 4m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay
UWB U1 Chip (Spatial Awareness)
IP68* (dust and water resistant up to 2m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay
ColorsJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So OrangeSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight GreenBlack, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, White
Price64GB - $899
128GB - $999
64GB - $799
128GB - $899
64GB - $1099
256GB - $1249
512GB - $1449
64GB - $999
256GB - $1149
512GB - $1349
64GB - $699
128GB - $749
256GB - $849
Dimensions160.4mm x 75.1mm x 8.2mm147.1mm x 68.8mm x 8.2mm158mm x 77.8mm x 8.1mm144mm x 71.4mm x 8.1mm150.9mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm
Weight193 grams162 grams226 grams188 grams194 grams
No Support / Missing FeaturemicroSD slot
3.5mm headphone jack
Fingerprint sensor
microSD slot
3.5mm headphone jack
Fingerprint sensor
Always-on display

So, which smartphone appeals to you the most? Both the Google Pixel 4 and Apple’s iPhone 11 (Pro) have their own strengths and weaknesses. The iPhone 11 is the cheapest in this comparison, followed by the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max remains to be the most expensive.

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