Google Pixel 5 VS iPhone 12 Pro/Max: Speed and camera performance!

The Pixel 5 is Google’s flagship phone in 2020, featuring a 6.0-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 765G chipset with 128 GB internal storage, 4080 mAh battery, and of course the latest Android 11 operating system. Although a flagship in the sense that it is Google’s top device, on paper its specifications are a step down from high-end competitors boasting larger displays, faster processors, and more storage. Available at just $699, however, it’s much less expensive, and Google looks to be taking aim more at the mid-range market for the Pixel 5.

Key camera specifications:

Dual camera setup
Primary: 12.2 MP 1/2.55″ sensor, 27 mm-equivalent (standard-wide) f/1.7-aperture lens, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Ultra-wide: 16 MP 1.0µm sensor, 107-degree field of view f/2.2-aperture lens
LED flash
4K video, 2160p/60 fps (2160p/30 fps tested); 1080p/up to 240 fps, gyro-EIS

The iPhone 12 Pro Max camera hardware is different and more powerful than the iPhone 12 Pro (non-max) and the iPhone 12 (non-pro) and it is very important to realize that there are different camera configurations in Apple’s line up.

Key camera specifications:

Primary: 12 MP sensor (1.7µ photo sites), 26 mm-equivalent f/1.6-aperture lens, sensor shift OIS, PDAF
Ultra-wide: 12 MP 1/3.6″ sensor, 13 mm-equivalent (14 mm measured) f/2.4-aperture lens
Tele: 12 MP 1/3.4″ sensor, 65 mm-equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS
LiDAR depth sensing
LED flash
4K Dolby Vision HDR video at 24/30/60 fps (2160p/30 fps tested)