Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 And iPhone 11 Pro: Which One To Buy?

The last two months were full of mobile phone releases and among them were these two new phones that are in the center of attention. Both Apple and Google claimed that they revolutionized the mobile phone with their new releases offering high-performance phones with a lot of new features.

However, there were many rumors in the past year about the similarities between Pixel 4 and iPhone 11, and most of them are true. Google finally introduced its latest Pixel 4 smartphone three days ago. Some sources claim that Google had the phone ready for distribution a few months ago, but they were waiting for Apple’s new release for some last-minute tweaks.

Pixel 4 will begin to ship on October 24, and the pricing starts at $800 which is a bit more expensive than the iPhone 11 that starts at $700.

But let’s break down the specifications and find out which one is better, the Pixel 4 or iPhone 11 Pro.


Both phones have different size displays options available, but Apple offers slightly more options to choose from. The Pixel 4 comes in two different sizes: the 5.7-inch Pixel 4, and the bigger 6.3-inch Pixel XL. On the other hand, we have iPhone 11 which is 6.1-inch, the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro, and the 6.5-inch iPhone Pro Max.

Both phones have OLED displays that give higher contrast and deeper blacks than LCD. However, Apple’s less expensive iPhone 11 comes with an old fashioned LCD display which maybe explains why is cheaper than Pixel 4. Apple also offers a higher contrast ratio in their models which is two million to one, and on the other hand the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have 100,000 to one. The iPhone 11 is not a contender since has the lowest ration of 1,400 to one.


The rumors that circled a few months back were about the similarities in the design of the camera, which turned out to be true. Both phones offer a square box in the top corner of the phone that has multiple cameras.

Both companies were proud to present their new camera performance, and there is a good reason for that. They offer high-quality cameras that are improved massively than their predecessors.

Pixel 4 has two cameras, one of which is a telephoto lens with a 16-megapixel sensor and the other one is a standard lens with a 12.2-megapixel sensor.

The less powerful iPhone 11 also offers two cameras both with 12-megapixel sensors, but there is a difference to their lenses. The iPhone 11 has one ultra-wide-angle lens and a standard lens.

The more powerful iPhone 11 Pro has a triple-camera system that includes ultra-wide, telephoto, and standard lens.

However, both companies spend more time discussing their latest software updates that improve the photos or videos you take such as HDR+, Night mode and etc. They both have high-quality cameras just the iPhone 11 Pro has slightly more functions available due to the third camera.

Facial Recognition

Both companies were working hard into improving their facial recognition sensors, which will allow users to unlock their phones much faster and at very wide angles. On their phone reveals, both companies were claiming that they improved their face unlock feature, but Google claimed that offers the fastest face unlock every seen on a smartphone.

Google used Soli technology in the production of its sensors and it uses radar to sense its surroundings. It also can be used for different features like changing songs, lowering the alarm, and more all through waving your hand over your phone.

Apple’s new iPhone offers 30% faster Face ID unlocks and a wider angle than its predecessor.


In terms of the front display, both companies had different approaches. Apple kept its notch cutout near the top corners of the screen and on the other hand, Pixel 4 kept its traditional phone bezel near the top of the screen where the selfie camera and motion detectors are mounted.

The backside of the phone shares some similarities due to the square multiple camera designs. Apple has a wider color palette to choose from offering the iPhone 11 in black, white, green, yellow, purple and red, while the Pro models come in space gray, silver, gold, and midnight green.

On the other hand, Pixel 4 only comes in orange, black and white.

Both are high-performance phones and share some similarities. There is no noticeable advantage to each one, and you’ll not regret choosing either one of them. In the end guessing the best phone is more difficult than guessing the correct bets in the NBA season. It will up to you to choose the one you like more.