The deeper blues on the iPhone image make the shot appear more dimensional, while the golden undertones of the Pixel's image allow you to see more detail on the grapes. And here it's a matter of taste.
The narrower angle on the iPhone's lens gave it an advantage over the Pixel when photographing food up close. It was able to focus on the first fruit tart without any hesitation, while the Pixel was only able to focus on the second tart from that same position despite my many attempts. Winner: iPhone.
Both camera apps have a built-in depth effect that blurs out the background when taking portraits, but only one does it well. The Pixel had a hard time distinguishing between the subject and the background while the iPhone made it seem effortless. The edges aren't perfect, but it succeeds at the bokeh effect. Winner: iPhone.
The iPhone uses the telephoto lens for its Portrait mode which is why the subject appears so much closer in these shots. The Pixel actually reduces the size of the image taken in its "blur effect" mode lowering the overall quality of the shot. Winner: iPhone.
The Pixel has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera compared to the iPhone's 7-megapixel shooter. In this selfie you can see the difference in resolution as the Pixel's looks sharper with more vibrant colors. Winner: Pixel.
The difference is even more apparent in low light. Even though the iPhone has that "retina flash" (which illuminates the screen to light up your selfie), the picture shot on the Pixel looks brighter and clearer. Winner: Pixel.
Had it not been for the hint of red in the model's eye, it would've been hard to tell that the image shot on the Pixel was taken with a flash. The Pixel distributes the light evenly across the entire space while the iPhone only focuses on the subject. Winner: Pixel.
The phones were placed on a tripod for this shot to avoid blur. Both images are impressive for how dark it was inside the cellar, but the Pixel's photo is better lit and closer to what we saw in real life. Winner: Pixel.
By the time we finished up in the cellar, the light outside had nearly gone. This dusk shot shows just how great the Pixel is at handling lowlight as everything in the image looks sharp and in focus making it hard to tell how late in the day it actually was. Both phones have incredible cameras, no question about it, but there can only be one winner. The iPhone 7 Plus is miles ahead of the Pixel in terms of portraits, but the Pixel takes the crown in nearly every other category. Overall winner: Pixel.