With the Pixel 8 series set to launch in a few days, Google takes a swipe at Apple yet again, thinking that the Pixel 8 Pro will be better than the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
As part of its #BestPhonesForever series, Google’s latest banter against Apple has the iPhone 15 Pro Max being “worried” about the Pixel 8 Pro, as they are expected to be compared against one another, especially regarding camera and AI performance. There’s also a cheeky reference to the “innovative” new features of the iPhone 15 series that includes a shift to USB-C, Dynamic Island for all models, and the Action button for the Pro series.
This skit is probably the most hilarious out of the series–with the iPhone 15 Pro Max being the second-best smartphone camera, we wonder how Google’s upcoming flagship will top that.
Since Google has pretty much given away all of the essential details we need to know about the Pixel 8 series, we know that its triple rear camera setup will consist of a 50-megapixel ISOCELL GN2 for the main camera, 64-megapixel IMX787 for the ultra-wide, and a 48-megapixel ISOCELL GM5 for the 5x telephoto camera. On paper, that may sound like the Pixel 8 Pro has better cameras than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, we still need to wait and see how that rumored Tensor G3 processor will handle all the computational photography and videography.
While Google’s Tensor processors are behind Apple’s flagship A-series processors in terms of performance, Google does have an edge when it comes to imaging. In last year’s DxOMark showdown, the Pixel 7 Pro is a point higher than both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Maybe that’s the reason why Google appears to be very confident with how the Pixel 8 Pro will fare against the iPhone 15 Pro Max–and we repe that the hype is true.