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iPhone 11 vs. Pixel 5 – Which Phone Should You Choose?

Pixel 5 is Google’s flagship phone for 2020, and it will arrive in stores in a little more than a week. Knowing the specifications, fans didn’t hesitate to start comparing it to the well-known iPhone 11, Apple’s flagship for 2019. Pixel 5 will surely solve a lot of mistakes done by its predecessor, Pixel 4. Both iPhone 11 and Pixel 5 are impressive and each of them has its own particularities.

The first notable difference between the two gadgets is that Pixel 5 is capable of 5G connectivity, while the other phone isn’t. For 2020, this technology has slowly but surely become a standard, and surviving without it will soon be impossible.


Apple iPhone 11 packs a Liquid Retina IPS LCD display of 6.1 inches and 828 x 1792 resolution. Pixel 5 has an OLED display of 6.0 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. 0.1 inches shouldn’t count too much in this case, and we can safely say that Pixel 5 wins this round.


There are dual cameras on the rear of each device, and we have to say from the start that it’s difficult to say which phone wins this round. Google’s upcoming phone packs a wide 12.2MP lens and a 16MP ultrawide sensor on the camera setup that’s mounted on the back. Features like LED flash, Auto-HDR, and panorama are also included. There’s also a single camera for the selfie setup of Pixel 5, and it’s capable of snapping 8MP photos. As for the video recording capabilities, the main camera shoots footage in the 4K format, and the selfie format can only film at the 1080p quality.

The main camera of iPhone 11 is a dual-lens packing a 12MP wide sensor and an ultrawide lens of 12MP as well. The features include stuff like Quad-LED dual-tone flash and HDR (photo/panorama). Both the main and the selfie cameras of the iPhone 11 are capable of shooting videos in the 4K format.


Pixel 5 has an advantage over iPhone 11, at least regarding the chipset area. Google’s device features the Snapdragon 765G, while the latest iPhone sports the A13 Bionic chipset made by Apple itself. Both are high-end processors, but the one from Pixel 5 also has 5G capabilities.

Pixel 5 also has twice more RAM than iPhone 11 – 8GB instead of just 4GB. While using a phone packed with 4GB in 2020 should be enough in most cases, some people want to do more sophisticated tasks on a device: video editing, programming, and more. That’s why more amount of RAM can be useful.

iPhone 11 wins only for its more storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. On the other hand, Pixel 5 comes only in a 128GB of storage space, and it might be a little too little for a 2020 phone packed with 5G connectivity.


iPhone 11 packs a Li-Ion 3110 mAh and a non-removable battery that is capable of fast charging at 18W. As for what Pixel 5 has to offer in this area, it’s clearly superior: a Li-Po and non-removable battery with a capacity of 4080 mAh and fast charging of 18W.

With a difference of one year between their release dates, both iPhone 11 and Pixel 5 are devices worthy of purchasing. While Apple’s phone sells for a starting price of $575, the Pixel 5 gadget will cost around $700. There’s no surprise here, as we can safely say after looking at the specs of the two devices that buying the Google Pixel 5 phone is the better choice.


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