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Google Pixel 7a vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: Product breakdown comparison

Two iPhone 14 Pro Max's in different colors

It’s official: Google’s latest smartphone has hit the market. Designed to be an affordable smartphone that doesn't sacrifice any major smartphone features, the Google Pixel 7a seems to be making a splash, even competing with some of the more popular (and expensive) smartphone options on the market.

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Curious about how the Google Pixel 7a measures up to Apple’s top of the line phone, the iPhone 14 Pro Max? Here’s everything you need to know about the differences between the two and which one is best for you:

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Google Pixel 7a vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max: How do they compare?

Before diving in, it’s important to keep in mind that the Google Pixel 7a was designed to be an affordable smartphone option, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple’s top-of-the-line, highest-performing smartphone. While the two have some significant differences that reflect this, it’s important to think about what you’re getting for your money when deciding which is the better option. Here’s a look at how the Google Pixel 7a specs stack up against the iPhone 14 Pro Max:


Google Pixel 7a

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Starting price 




6 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches

6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 inches


0.43 pounds

0.53 pounds


6.1 inch OLED

6.7 inch OLED 


2400 x 1080 pixels

2796 x 1290 pixels

Refresh rate

90 hz

120 hZ


Google Tensor G2

A16 Bionic chip

Rear cameras

Rear: 64 MP main, 12 MP ultra wide

Front: 10.8 MP

48 MP main, 12 MP ultra wide

12 MP 2x Telephoto

12 MP 3x Telephoto


128 GB

128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB


4,385 mAh

Up to 29 hours video playback


Charcoal, Snow, Sea, or Coral

Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, Space Black





8 GB

6 GB

When it comes to choosing your next smartphone, there’s a lot to think about, including what features are important to you, how much you’re willing to spend, and how it will perform over time.

One of the most significant differences between the Google Pixel 7a and the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the price. However, the quality of what you get is reflected in the cost difference. While the Google Pixel 7a is designed to be Google’s most affordable smartphone, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple’s high end smartphone, which explains why the iPhone 14 Pro Max price is more than double the Google Pixel 7a price.

Another big difference between the two is the battery life. The iPhone 14 Pro Max offers incredible battery life, with up to 29 hours of video playback on a single charge. The Google Pixel 7a, however, falls short in this department. Although the Google Pixel 7a’s battery is larger than the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s battery, it runs out of charge quickly, and can’t last for even an entire day of moderate use.

The phone’s chips also have significant differences. The Google Pixel 7a’s chip, the Google Tensor G2, is far less powerful than Apple’s A15 Bionic. Truthfully, however, the average user isn’t likely to notice much of a difference in their day-to-day phone usage.

Final thoughts

Ultimately, whether the Google Pixel 7a or iPhone 14 Pro Max is best for you depends on what is most important in a smartphone purchase. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple’s top-of-the-line phone, while the Google Pixel 7a was designed to be Google’s most affordable smartphone, which inevitably means that Google had to cut a few corners when creating it. However, if you’re hoping to save some money, the Google Pixel 7a is a pretty good value for the price.

And finally, regardless of which phone you choose, don’t forget to think about product protection. Smartphones are expensive, but they’re also easy to break. Although Google offers Google Preferred Care and Apple has AppleCare+, these plan often fall short of providing comprehensive coverage. With a product protection plan, you can protect your device from incidents such as accidental damage, hardware failures, manufacturer’s defects for a low price.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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