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Google’s new flagship phones Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are coming on 4th October 2023, which is about three weeks from now. The iPhone 15 series was announced just two days ago and will be available from September 22nd. No the big question for flagship buyers right now is whether should you pick a phone from the iPhone 15 series or wait for the Pixel phones. The good news is that we have a simple answer for you.
Let’s start with the Pixels since this article should be about them. The first big news is that you’ll have not three, but five major Android versions and security updates. Both gadgets are coming with Android 14 out of the box. It means that you are supposed to get till Android 19 which is expected to be released in October 2028 and till Android 20 it will be October 2029. So, basically, you’ll get a phone that will be up to date in terms of software and security till at least the year 2029-2030. It means the hardware is built in such a way that it can afford such updates. So, it’s going to be pretty robust and stable as well.
This is the biggest advantage of the new Pixel devices and especially if you are an Android fan, Google did a good work in trying to keep you with them. Of course, then comes the cameras and they are even better this year and undoubtedly will be among the top three smartphone cameras out there. The Tensor G3 chipset is a strong durable flagship chipset so, you shouldn’t face any performance issues for very long-run usage. The build quality is solid on the outside with a waterproof feature. The display is pretty nice also, especially in the Pro version.
But let’s talk about the iPhones now. Well, for us the iPhone cameras now beat the pixel cameras. The color reproduction of the Pixel cameras is like pure love. But Apple is coming with cinematographic features. That’s another level of camera. That level of complexity, professionalism and engineering in iPhone cameras simply tops all others at the moment for us.
Then the 3 nm Apple A17 Pro chipsets in the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models are the fastest in the industry right now. It is going to give a next-level gaming experience which was available so far only for PC or gaming consoles like Xbox. It beats Google’s 4 nm Tensor G3 chipset. Also, you’ll get iOS 17 with the Apple ecosystem and Apple has been known for providing long iOS and security updates for their iPhones as well.
In the end, we can say that if you are a dedicated Android fan with a deep engagement with Android products and ecosystems, you probably don’t need to switch to iPhones. But if you have the coin, you can think of the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max as your secondary option to compare and check it out. And if you are open and want just one single phone, the iPhone wins for us this time. But it’s still up to you as Android and iOS offer two different kinds of experiences. It’s not just the pure logic or technical capability of a phone. it’s also the service, the community, the comfort, the intuitive feelings, the lifestyle and so many other facts that play a role here.