The battle of flagships remains and we still have three competitors – Samsung, Google, and Apple. And while Samsung and Apple have presented their newest models – the S22 and iPhone 13 series respectively, Google fans are highly anticipating what the next Pixel series will bring.
For those who are contemplating whether to buy S22 or iPhone 13 or maybe wait for the Pixel 7, here is a quick comparison among all three phones.
The Galaxy S22 does not seem to have changed much from the predecessor, at least in appearance. The reality is that they do have more changes than we see with the naked eye.
For starters, the phone is smaller, standing at 6.1 inches to be precise. The screen bezel has been further reduced as well. In addition, the back of this model has a glass finish, leaving aside the plastic in this category, something that is quite appreciated.
In terms of performance, having only 8 GB of RAM makes it the weakest of the series but still quite powerful. The screen remains Dynamic AMOLED 2X, with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits of brightness.
As for the cameras, we see changes in the main one, with a 50 Mpx sensor that has left us with good feelings, as tests have shown great results. There are also changes in the optical zoom, opting for a 10 Mpx sensor with 3 optical magnifications, the same ones we saw in the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200 chipsets are working impeccably and there are absolutely no issues there. The main problem is the smaller battery capacity (3700 mAh) but so far, the results are more than satisfying.
The new generation of iPhones is 20% smaller than the previous model. The Super Retina XDR OLED screen will allow peaks of 1200 nits to be reached when using HDR content, while the panel will be 800 nits.
The brain of the iPhone 13 is the new A15 chip. This CPU is supposed to be 50% faster than the competition, at least according to Apple, but that’s not the case. It does improve the processing of videos, and photos and the use of several applications at the same time, especially those for editing. Improving performance does optimize battery power consumption a bit, which has been a real thorn in the eye for Apple.
Of course, the 5G connectivity is there as well.
The camera has been one of the protagonists. The cinematic mode will allow the smartphone to detect available focus points, resulting in real-time changes that allow it to meet the demands of most experts. Such is the importance of the technology that Apple indicates that they are "the first" to offer it.
Much like the regular version of Samsung’s S22 is lagging behind S22+, and especially S22 Ultra, the standard version of iPhone 13 is behind its big brothers. The premium models will have some exclusive features. The screen of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have a long-awaited refresh rate of 120 Hz. Apple has developed a technology for the mobile to reduce or accelerate the speed of the screen to save energy. If you are reading the internet, scrolling through the content will do it at full speed, while static will slow it down. In addition, the cameras will have new lenses that improve the capture of images in low light and those close-ups.
The pixel 7 is under early development but many leaks and rumors are flooding the internet already. Based on many repeated rumors, we can already pretty much sum up the whole picture. This is what to expect.
In terms of processing power, the Pixel 7 will be powered by the 2nd generation Tensor chipset. This will undoubtedly be an upgrade from the previous series, just how much will remain to be seen. The GS201 Tensor will be accompanied by Samsung’s g5300b modem, or maybe even the Exynos 5300 modem, both of which are great additions.
Naturally, the AI learning that Google is constantly implementing in their phones will be present and improved. The AI will be most noticeable when taking photos and recording videos, as the Pixel 7, the way things stand now, will have the same camera specs as the Pixel 6 has. Same old camera, new AI enhancements.
When it comes to the design and screen info, according to some leaks, the Pixel 7 will be a bit smaller and lighter than the Pixel 6. The dimensions should be 155.6x73.1x8.7mm and the screen will take 6.3 inches. Some might say that the difference is unnoticeable but the smaller phone will probably mean less power consumption.
On the other hand, the Full HD+ OLED screen will have a 120Hz refresh rate, making it one of the best screens on the market. There are faster refresh rates out there but is it really worth the greater power consumption?
Naturally, the new Pixel 7 will have 5G connectivity and will come without the 3.5mm jack, which has been the trend in recent flagship releases.
All in all, the Pixel 7 will be better than the Pixel 6 for sure but how will it compare to the existing two flagship phones?
When everything is summed up, all three phones offer the same high-quality performance, just with some slight differences in special focus.
- The iPhone 13 comes slightly on top over Samsung’s S22 (both regular models) in terms of processing speed, media, and AI usage.
- The Samsung S22 comes on top by being cheaper while providing almost similar performance.
- And finally, the Pixel 7 will come last, even though it is the latest of the three models. The Pixel has always been a cheaper option among the three flagships and that is evident in the performance. Be that as it may, it is a great performance, worthy of being called a flagship.
There you have it, the choice is simple – those who love iOS will go with iPhone 13, those who love Android will go for S22, and those who are looking for great performance for a smaller price (plus having some great photos) will go for Google's Pixel 7.