Humiliating the iPhone 13 Pro: cool Android smartphones that could & ‘kill’ Apple’s new product


They are not as well-known, but they are just as good, and they cost noticeably less. Why buy the
iPhone 13 Pro when you have them?

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The most controversial new product to compete with Apple’s more expensive devices. On the one
hand, the device has a pretty good camera unit – photos and videos come out much more juicy and
natural than on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. On the other hand, there’s noticeably more noise
in the Google Pixel 6’s photos, which can ruin the whole experience when editing a photo. There’s no
such problem on the iPhone 13 – yes, the camera unit in the new Apple gadget isn’t the most
outstanding, but combined with software processing and stabilisation, even night-time photos can be
better than on the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

The Pixel 6 Pro is being positioned as a premium device, but it doesn't really pull it off as a premium.
According to most US testers, it is on par with the previous generation of Samsung gadgets, and the
Pixel 6 Pro’s monobrow across the body is, to put it mildly, a bit of an aficionado’s decision. In terms
of battery life, though, the Google smartphone has no problems – a 5,000mAh battery and a good 30-
watt charger. By comparison, the iPhone 13 Pro has a 3,150mAh battery, while the iPhone 13 Pro
Max has a 4,400mAh battery. The Google Pixel 6 Pro's body materials are roughly the same as the
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, so it’s not even a stretch to call it "revolutionary", as the manufacturer

The previous version of the Google Pixel 5 smartphone was not sold officially in Russia. It could be
purchased on marketplaces for around 65-68,000 rubles. Prices for the 6 Pro version are expected to
be around 80,000 roubles – 20,000 roubles cheaper than the basic iPhone 13 Pro.



iPhone 13 in blue. Manhattan, New York, USA September 26, 2021.





The new Huawei smartphone is considered a mid-range device, but on a number of parameters can
compete with the flagship iPhone 13 Pro. On board is a 6.57-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of
up to 120Hz and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor. Memory is noticeably less than on the
iPhone – only 128GB or 256GB is available, whereas back in the previous generation, iPhones were
sold with 512GB of storage. The Android 11 operating version is also noticeably cut down and runs
without Google services. Not bad battery life is provided by a 4300mAh battery and fast charging
with a 66W unit.

Huawei nova 9

If the battery and storage aren’t impressive, the camera is another matter entirely. The main camera
unit consists of four modules with the main one at 50MP. Additionally, there’s an ultra-wide-angle
module with an 8MP sensor, a 2MP macro module and a 2MP depth-of-stage sensor. The front
camera isn’t compromised either – it uses a 32MP sensor. By comparison, the iPhone 13 Pro uses a
12MP Pro camera system: telephoto, wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle with multiple software
processing modes. Official prices for the iPhone 13 Pro start at RUB 100,000, while Huawe’s new
product is priced much lower at just RUB 40,000.

ASUS ROG Phone 5

One of the top Android smartphones is bought mainly for mobile gaming, but other features of the
device should be taken into account if the purchase budget of a new device approaches the amount
of 100 thousand rubles. The first thing that catches the eye is the large 6.78-inch screen with a
refresh rate of 144Hz. Under the "bonnet" everything is also decent – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
processor and Adreno 660 graphics accelerator, but the base version has only 256GB of internal
memory – a controversial decision, especially if you consider the size of modern games, photos and
videos in good resolution.

The camera is even better than the Huawei Nova 9 and iPhone 13, with a 64MP main unit, a 13MP
secondary unit and another at 5MP. The front camera quality is lower than that of the more budget-
friendly Huawei – 13MP versus 32MP. But it’s also better than the iPhone 13 Pro – experts at
DxOMark found that the front camera of Apple’s flagship was worse than that of the old Huawei
Nova 6 5G. The main camera supports 8K video recording. The ROG Phone 5’s battery is one of the
most powerful among competitors at 6000mAh. But the problem is that with a high-performance
device, it’s hard to stretch it over a daylight period, so the USB-C power lead and charger are best
kept nearby. The device costs 89k in Russia.

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