iPhone 13 Pro versus Pixel 5 camera comparison: surprising results


Everyone is talking about the ne iphone 13 series, especially the Pro and Pro Max since they offer improved hardware for the cameras. While new sensors usually leads to improved image quality, Google’s been relying on the same camera hardware for its Pixel devices for the past few years. Despite this unconventional move, Google’s new smartphones have always kept up with the conpetition, delivering stunning images through the use of exceptional computational photography algotythms.

It’s easy to compare specs on papger and look at sensor sizes and all the marketing that a company pushes on us and decide that the new iPhone 13 Pro will have better cameras than the Pixel 5, but we wanted to see how they actually compare in the real world. To do that, we captured over 75 side-by-side photos from the different cameras on both devices in a variety of different lighting conditions to see if the iPhone 13 Pro is truly better than the Pixel 5.

Take a look at the video and gallery below and let us know if the Pixel 5 is still able to compete in this iPhone 13 Pro versus Pixel 5 head-tohead smartphone camera matchup.

iPhone 13 Pro versus Pixel 5 specifications

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

  • 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
  • TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (selfie), 1/3.6″
  • Video 4K@24/30/60fps

Google Pixel 5

  • 12.2 MP (main), f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • 16 MP(ultra-wide), f/2.2, 107˚, 1.0µm
  • 8 MP (selfie), f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps (rear) 1080p@30 (selfie)

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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