Both the Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro are significant improvements over the Pixel 6 and 6 Plus that Google released last year. With a striking new appearance and an all-new chipset, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched a new era for Google’s mobile devices. Despite their immense potential, these technologies typically fell short of their lofty goals.
Google hasn’t perfected them with this revision, but its Pixel phones hold their own against the likes of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. They’re a year late, but better late than never, since they’re what Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro should have been all along.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Pros and Cons
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a slight upgrade over the outstanding Pixel 6 Pro, offering noticeable improvements to the photography experience, particularly at the extreme ends of the zoom.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro, a flagship device with a full experience, is reasonably priced. The camera continues to be in the lead, helped along by a fantastic display, ample power, and a long enough battery life. The icing on the cake is getting first dibs on Android updates.
|Clean software experience||Not many changes from the Pixel 6 Pro|
|Competitive price||A couple of issues with phone calls|
|Useful 2x and 10x camera crop modes||Shorter battery life than the Pixel 7|
|Powerful software tools||Can get a bit warm under a load|
|Flatter sides||HDR sharing limited|
Google’s new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, with details on availability and pricing
The base model of the Google Pixel 7 Pro costs $899 and comes with 128 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. You can get it in the States, Europe, and even certain Asian nations. It is now available for purchase via Google, Best Buy, and other outlets.
- 599$ for a Pixel 7 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage
- 12GB/128GB for $899 on the Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Design
Google Pixel 7 Pro continues Pixel 6 series design. It features the same famous camera visor on the rear, an all-glass design, and rounded display edges. The two-tone design language is gone, the curved edges are subtler, and the camera visor circles the camera lenses to highlight them.
The Pixel 7 Pro’s shiny metallic bar scratches and damage easily.Consider buying a Google Pixel 7 Pro case to avoid that issue. The camera visor integrates somewhat more into the phone’s side rails. Despite its advancements, last year’s Pixel 6 series was divisive, so if you disliked it, you probably won’t like this one either.
If you update, you can’t use your Pixel 6 Pro cases since the power and volume buttons have shifted down. Because screenshotting is tougher than it should be, I still find the button location weird. I’d rather exchange the power and volume buttons. Finally, there’s a top mmWave window.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro’s camera enhancements are also tiny, but I believe they matter more. Both the Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro feature the same 50-megapixel f/1.85 primary camera sensor as last year. Both include a 12-megapixel ultrawide, but the 7 Pro’s has autofocus and can take macro photos.
Compared to last year’s 4x, the 7 Pro’s 48-megapixel telephoto camera sports 5x optical zoom. Pixel 7’s selfie camera has the same 10.8-megapixel sensor as the 7 Pro and 6 Pro, but it doesn’t have the telephoto module.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro’s performance and value are unmatched. It has superb industrial design, and the slight tweaks from the 6 Pro make it more elegant. Given the price difference between the 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, its camera might be industry-leading. The Pixel 7 Pro, like its predecessors, has poor battery life. The 7 Pro’s outstanding camera, Android 13’s elegant, uncluttered design, and reduced pricing encourage me to remain in Google’s device ecosystem for a long time.
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