Google presents on October 4th the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro before. Apple has the 15th generation of the iPhones already at September 12th at the Wonderlust event brought to the start. Google and Apple devices are no longer a bargain, although Apple has not increased the price this year. Loud Price forecast However, the devices will be available a little cheaper after a few months.
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro – Specs known so far
With the Pixel 6 devices, Google introduced a new design language. This was adopted by the Pixel 7 phones and the Pixel 8 devices also use it distinctive camera bar back. One Minor design changes include curved edges, matte surfaces and flat screens but.
Both Pixel Phones use as processor the Tensor G3. This one might use that FO-WLP package from Samsung Foundry, which promises lower heat generation and higher energy efficiency for improved performance. The Display The Pixel 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO AMOLED display with a resolution of 2992 x 1344p. The refresh rate is 120 Hz and the adaptive brightness is 1600 nits. There is 12GB LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 flashStorage as well as a basic version with 128 GB of internal storage, and other versions with 256 GB and 512 GB of storage.
The Pixel 8 has a display size of 6.17 inches FullHD+ OLED with a resolution of 2400 x 1080p. The refresh rate is 120 Hz and the screen brightness is 1400 nits. The Pixel 8 will also launch with 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM as well as 128 GB of internal storage in the base version or 156 GB of storage.
Die Battery size The Pixel 8 Pro is 4,950 mAh, the Pixel 8 is 4,485 mAh.
At the Camera There is an upgrade of the main camera sensor (50 MP) in the Pixel 8 Pro to the Samsung ISOCELL GN2, which is 35% larger. There is also a 64 MP ultra wide-angle lens (Sony’s IMX787). The 48 MP telephoto lens and 11 MP front camera from the Pixel 7 Pro can also be found in the 8 Pro.
The Pixel 8 will use the same main camera sensor, but will use the Pixel 7 Pro’s 12 MP sensor (Sony IMX386) for the ultra wide-angle lens.
The Pixel 8 should be in the colors Hazel, Obsidian, Rose and Mint (possibly exclusively in the Google Store).
|Model and memory||Preis|
|Pixel 8 128 GB||799 Euro|
|Pixel 8 256 GB||859 Euro|
The Pixel 8 Pro should be in the colors Bay, Obsidian, Porcelain and Mint to be available. The 512 GB variant will only be available in Black/Obsidian.
|Model and memory||Preis|
|Pixel 8 Pro 128 GB||1099 Euro|
|Pixel 8 Pro 256 GB||1159 Euro|
|Pixel 8 Pro 512 GB||1299 Euro|
While Google comes up with two new smartphones satisfied, has Applelike last year, same four devices brought to the start.
Apple iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max
According to Apple, this year’s iPhones are the most exciting, fastest and best smartphones in the world. The design has changed minimally. Even the smallest model now has Dynamic Island on board. Overall, the housing of the devices is slightly rounded.
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The Display The iPhone 15 has a size of 6.1 inches, the iPhone 15 Plus has a 6.7 inch screen. The OLED displays are protected by “Ceramic Shield” and the brightness is 1600 nits. Even up to 2000 nits under sunlight. However, the refresh rate of both devices is still only 60 Hz.
The display of the iPhone 15 Pro is also 6.1 inches and the iPhone Pro Max is 6.7 inches.
Both Pro models there is another innovation Housing. This is not made of stainless steel, as was the case with its predecessors, but made of stainless steel Titan. This reduces the weight and makes the devices more robust at the same time. The back should also be easier to access for repairs.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max gets one Telephoto camera in periscope setup with seven lenses and 5x optical zoom. The prism construction should enable a focal length of 120 mm. The main sensor is 48 MP, but details should be captured better and there is also higher light sensitivity. Three focal lengths from 24 to 38 mm can be simulated. Night mode is also improved. The iPhone 15 Pro’s telephoto camera enables 3x optical zoom. The Pro models should also be able to record spatial audio in the future.
The Pro models also have one Action-Button which replaces the mute button and can be assigned your own commands.
It sits under the hood of the Pro models A17 Pro-Chip (manufactured using the 3nm process) with the newly developed shader-based GPU, which is said to deliver up to 20 percent more performance.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus contain the A16 chip already known from the iPhone 14 Pro.
The Charge is now taking place with the EU-enforced USB-C port, which replaces the previous Lightning connectors. The However, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus only receive USB 2.0. USB 3.0 only exists with that iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. All devices are now charged with 35 watts of power (predecessor only with 20 W).
A quick comparison of the Pixel 7 Pro with the iPhone 15 Pro
|Pixel 7 Pro||iPhone 15 Pro|
|processor||Tensor G2||A17 Pro|
|Display||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3120 (QHD+) LTPO AMOLED, 120 Hz. Refresh rate, 1500 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus protection||6.1 inch OLED display, AOD display, adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, 1600 nits brightness, protection by Ceramic Shield|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Loading port||USB C||USB C|
|operating system||Android 13||iOS 17|
|Rear camera||50 MP f/1.85 main camera (82° FoV with OIS), 12 MP f/2.2 ultra wide angle with autofocus (125° FoV), 48 MP f/3.5 5x telephoto lens with OIS, LDAF, spectral and flicker sensor, 5x optical up to 30x digital Super Res zoom||48MP f/1.78 main sensor, 12MP f/2.2 ultra wide angle, 12MP f/2.8 telephoto|
|Connectivity||5G (mmWave in den USA), WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Ultra Wideband, Dualband GNSS, Dual SIM (Nano SIM und eSIM)||5G (mmWave), Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 6E, Dual SIM (Nano SIM und eSIM) <- USA nur eSIM|
|Preis||from 899 euros||from 1199 euros|
How much do this year’s iPhones cost?
iPhones have been in the upper price range for years. This year, however, Apple has lowered the prices slightly. The 15 series iPhones also come with different storage variants, which also influences the price.
The price comparison portal idealo already has one Price forecast for the 15th generation of iPhones.
The price forecast is based on the starting prices of the previous devices as well as the market price development of the last two years. The iPhone Plus was introduced for the first time in 2022, so this is not included in the price forecast. However, the price of the iPhone 14 Plus fell relatively quickly and was available for under 1000 euros after just two months. Seven months after the start of sales, the price for the smallest storage variant was already under 900 euros.
- iPhone 15: ab 949 Euro
- iPhone 15 Pro: ab 1.199 Euro (100 euros less than the 14 Pro)
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: ab 1.449 Euro
|Storage variant||128 GB||256 GB||512 GB||1 TB||Color variants|
|iPhone 15||949 Euro||1079 Euro||1329 Euro||–||Black, blue, green, yellow, pink|
|iPhone 15 Plus||1099 Euro||1229 Euro||1479 Euro||–||Black, blue, green, yellow, pink|
|iPhone 15 Pro||1199 Euro||1329 Euro||1579 Euro||1829 Euro||Titanium Black, Titanium White, Titanium Blue, Titanium Natural|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||–||1449 Euro||1699 Euro||1949 Euro||Titanium Black, Titanium White, Titanium Blue, Titanium Natural|
Apple iPhone 15 – 20 percent cheaper after six months
Based on the forecast for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13, the price of the iPhone 15 should be 100 euros cheaper after just three months. After six months, savings of around 20 percent are possible. Based on the starting price of the smallest storage variant of 999 euros, that would be almost 200 euros less. This is probably the provisional lowest price.
iPhone 15 Pro – save 15 percent after six months
The iPhone 15 Pro is likely to have a stable price for a little longer, meaning no savings will be possible in the first three months after release. After six months, the Pro model also saves around 15 percent or 190 euros.
iPhone 15 Pro Max – 16 percent cheaper after six months?
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is the most expensive smartphone of the 15 generation. According to the forecast, anyone who waits patiently could save around 16 percent or 230 euros after six months.
While Google has not yet officially introduced the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, the iPhone 15 devices have already been launched at yesterday’s Wonderlust event. The Starting prices of this year’s devices were minimally reduced at Apple, but slightly increased on Google. However, the final price of the Google Phones will not be made public until the beginning of October. But if you can wait a little, you can save a little if you buy one of the devices later.