Google Pixel Fold vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: Which One Will Be the Better Smartphone?

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With Apple releasing the iPhone 14 lineup back in September, it’s pretty hard for other companies to build better smartphones. But they will surely try, as the tech world is constantly going through changes, and the standards are always going up.

Foldable smartphones will likely represent the new trend in the near future, and the reasons are obvious. Who doesn’t want an even larger display for their smartphones, one that is even foldable enough to make the gadget fit in any pocket? While tech giants such as Samsung or Huawei have already stepped into that field, there is still plenty to wait until we see the first foldable iPhones on the market.

As for Google, the Mountain View-based tech giant is preparing its first foldable gadget, the one that will be called Pixel Fold. According to information brought by Ross Young, the CEO of DSCC, the Google Pixel Fold smartphone will debut in 2023 during Q1.

Luckily, we have some information about what the Pixel Fold will be capable of, and it’s somewhat reliable. That’s why we’ve already compared the upcoming device with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold in a previous article. By applying the same method, let’s see if Google Pixel Fold can be superior to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the best phone of Apple’s latest flagship lineup:


The refresh rate for the Google Pixel Fold’s display reaches 120Hz. That’s the same refresh rate that the iPhone 14 Pro Max is also featuring. That’s pretty much the highest refresh rate currently possible for smartphones, and it surely assures the user a pleasant and smooth experience as long as the gadget also has a powerful chipset.

The display of the upcoming Google Pixel Fold is expected to be featuring 1200 nits of brightness. iPhone 14 Pro Max has a peak in brightness set at 2000 nits.

Apple’s latest flagship wins this round for now, although there is still a lot more to find out about the display mounted on the Google Pixel Fold.


We can expect to see a triple camera setup on the upcoming Google Pixel Fold, and it shall be powered by an IMX787 main sensor of 64MP. There will also be a 12MP IMX386 ultrawide sensor as well as a 10.8MP S5K3J1 telephoto lens.

Overall, the camera of the Google Pixel Fold is surely pretty impressive. It’s not the kind of camera setup that you can see on mid-range phones. As for what the iPhone 14 Pro Max has to offer in this area, it’s even better, judging by how things look at this point.

The main camera setup of the iPhone 14 Pro Max consists of a triple-lens, and the most important one is a 48MP wide snapper. The camera has important features such as dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner, ProRes, Cinematic mode ([email protected]/30fps), etc.

Apple’s new iPhone has the better camera for now, but who knows, things can rapidly turn in favor of Google’s upcoming flagship.


Since the processor is practically the heart of a smartphone, we definitely have to include it in our comparison. Google is expected to keep relying on the Tensor G2 SoC for the upcoming Pixel Fold. According to Google itself, the G2 chip can provide a 60% faster and 20% more efficient machine-learning performance than what the original Tensor chipset can offer.

iPhone 14 Pro Max carries the A16 Bionic chipset, which is even capable of granting faster speeds than the A15 Bionic that was added last year for the iPhone 13 lineup. Furthermore, A16 is arguably the best mobile processor available on the market.

iPhone 14 Pro Max has a better processor.


The Google Pixel Fold will likely be priced somewhere between $1,500 and $1,800. It seems that those days are over when you could buy a flagship phone by paying around 1,000 bucks. As for iPhone 14 Pro Max, it’s available at about $1,100.

Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro Max dominates the upcoming Google Pixel Fold in pretty much all of the important areas for now, but you must keep in mind that there is still a lot more information to uncover regarding Google’s upcoming foldable flagship.


Cristian Antonescu
Cristian is in love with technology as many of us. He has a vast experience as a content writer in the field. He's involved especially in the gaming area, where he covers the latest news in open-world, role-playing, and first-person shooter titles.