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How the iPhone 14 compares to the best Android phones of 2022

How the iPhone 14 compares to the best Android phones of 2022


It’s an ‘apples versus oranges’ comparison in some (but not all) ways

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Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro models have a moving notch.
The iPhone 14 Pro measures up to the latest Android phones in many ways, including a fast-refreshing display.
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The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have arrived. So, just like we always do, it’s time to dissect those specs. Apple’s 2022 iPhones have different processors, depending on the one you get. They also have different camera systems. Notably, the iPhone 14 Pro sports an always-on display and support for up to a 120Hz refresh rate. That just scratches the surface as to what’s new here.

If you’re curious about how these new iPhones compare to models from the past, we’ll have you covered pretty soon with a spec comparison. This post is focused on comparing the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro to some heavy hitters in the Android space. Specifically, the ones you can easily buy as an alternative to the latest iPhone, including the soon-to-be-replaced Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, and the OnePlus 10T.

iPhone 14 versus 2022 Android flagship rivals

CategoryiPhone 14iPhone 14 ProOnePlus 10TSamsung Galaxy S22 UltraGoogle Pixel 6 Pro
Starting price$799$999$649 (at release)$1,199 (at release)$899 (at release)
OSiOS 16iOS 16Android 12Android 12Android 13
Display6.1-inch (2532 x 1170) OLED6.1-inch (2556 x 1179) OLED6.7-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED6.8-inch (3088 x 1440) OLED6.7-inch (3120 x 1440) OLED
Display refresh rate60Hz120Hz120Hz120Hz120Hz
Always-on displayNoYesYesYesYes
Dimensions71.5 x 146.7 x 7.8mm71.5 x 147.5 x 7.85mm75.4 x 163 x 8.8mm77.9 x 163.3 x 8.9mm75.9 x 163.9 x 8.9mm
Battery capacityNo solid number, but claims to last 20 hours during video playbackClaims to have all-day battery lifeAveraged more than 24 hours of battery life24 hours of battery lifeAveraged about a day of battery life
Wireless chargingYesYesNoYesYes
Fast charge-capableYesYesYesYesYes
ProcessorA15 BionicA16 BionicSnapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1Snapdragon 8 Gen 1Google Tensor chip
RAMTBDTBD8GB, 12GB, 16GB, depending on configuration8GB for entry model, 12GB for all other configurations12GB
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
PortsLightning charging portLightning charging portUSB-C charging portUSB-C charging portUSB-C charging port
Rear cameras12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide48-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, 12-megapixel telephoto camera50-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, 2-megapixel macro camera108-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, two 10-megapixel telephoto lenses50-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, 48-megapixel telephoto
Front cameras12-megapixel12-megapixel16-megapixel40-megapixel11.1-megapixel
BiometricsFace ID unlockFace ID unlockIn-display fingerprint sensorFace recognition, in-display fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint reader
Wi-Fi 6YesYesYesYesYes
Satellite SOS featureYesYesN/AN/AN/A
IP ratingIP68IP68IP54IP68IP68
Dual SIMYes, dual eSIM, but no trayYes, dual eSIM, but no trayYes, with eSIMYes, with eSIMYes, with eSIM