Is price action trading better than trading using indicators?
The best system is the system that works for you.
If you are unable to look at a chart and see the direction of the market, and you need an indicator to show you, then price action is not the best system for you.
Price action as it is often sold, is also not the best system. If you water down the price action system by looking for chart and candle patterns, you are just using indicators.
The only system I have seen so far that works, is supply and demand trading on a naked price action chart. And that also depends a lot on how you interpret the charts and how deep your pockets are.
If you successfully trade on an H1 chart with an 8 pip stop, you probably are not a novice trader.