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5 Things You Should Know About Before Buying Google Pixel 7 And 7 Pro

Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro, features, Specifications, Price, What’s New, And Everything You Need To Know: Google announced their next installment of Pixel phones on 6th October 2022. Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are the next two phones, which come with some cool new features, and designs but also with a few similarities. However, with so many flagship phones in the market, what makes this phone different?

Google in their launch event even took a dig at Apple’s new iPhone series for their new features, which were added years back. Google’s product manager, Brian Rakowski, said, “takes it as a compliment when others in the industry follow.” Later, he went to remind some of the features which were added in Pixel phones years back, but Apple released them in iPhone 14. For example, the always-on display which was introduced in 2017 with the Google 2 series, and also the crash detection feature, which Google released 3 years back.

But all of the aforementioned features were introduced in Google’s previous phones. So, what’s new in the new Google Pixel 7 or in the 7 Pro, and are these phones worth buying? Let’s know some major highlights and features of the phones.

Google Pixel 7 Specifications

The Pixel 7 might not come under the exact compact category, but the developers have tried their best to make it compact. The Pixel 7 is around 1 inch smaller and 10 grams lighter than the Pixel 6.

The biggest highlight from the specification is the upgrade in the Tensor chip. Google Pixel 6 had the Tensor chip, but the new models will have the Tensor g2 chips which are co-developed by Google. Now, let us have a look on the full specifications:

Display

Coming to the display, the only thing which lacks here is the 120Hz screen, which you’ll usually find in every other find in the price range. However, the users of Pixel 6 have not a complained about the 90Hz screen in their phones and are pretty much satisfied with it.

Type AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits (HBM), 1400 nits (peak)
Size 6.3 inches, 96.7 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~416 ppi density)

 

Note: It has always on-display

Body

Google has tried to put the Pixel 7 more into the compact category as it is almost an inch shorter and 10 grams lighter than the Pixel 6.

Note: It also has IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), which is the same as the previous model.

Dimensions 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm (6.13 x 2.88 x 0.34 in)
Weight 197 g (6.95 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM

 

Main Camera

Dual 50 MP, f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm

Features Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS, OIS, 10-bit HDR

 

Back Camera

The back camera is of 10.8 MP, f/2.2, with a 21mm ultrawide lens. Moreover, it can shoot 4K videos at 30/60fps, and 1080p at 30/60fps. The front camera also has Auto-HDR and panorama features.

Battery 

  • Type:  Li-Ion 4355 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

It also supports fast wireless charging up to 20W and reverse wireless charging.

Platforms

Pixel 7 comes with Tensor G2 chipset, which is an upgrade.

Operating System Android 13
Chipset Google Tensor G2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G710 MC10

 

Google Pixel 7 Pro Specifications

Now let’s take a look at the specifications of 7 Pro and how they’re different.

Body

Dimensions 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm (6.41 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
Weight 212 g (7.48 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM

 

Note: 7 Pro comes with a IP68 dust/water resistant

Display

Type LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
Size 6.7 inches, 110.6 cm2 (~88.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~512 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

 

Note: The Pixel 7 Pro also comes with a always-on display

Camera

When compared to Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro comes with an extra 48 Mega pixel camera with 120 mm telephoto lens and has 5x optical zoom. Other than that, almost everything looks similar to the Pixel 7.

Battery

Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 5000 mAH battery, which is bigger than Pixel 7. It also supports fast charging up to 30W and fast wireless charging up to 23 W. Similar to 7, 7 Pro also supports the reverse charging.

Platform

Operating System Android 13
Chipset Google Tensor G2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G710 MC10

 

Now, let us have a look at 5 important points in detail of both these phones and know if they are worth buying or not.

Specs source: GSM Arena

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Google Pixel 7 Or 7 Pro

Here are some important features you should know before buying the new Pixel series. After this, you will be able to decide, if you the Google Pixel 7 or 7 Pro is worth buying or not.

1. What’s Special In Display And Design

Both the devices have the Always-on display, but Pixel 7 Pro comes with a higher resolution and with a 120 Hz screen, whereas the 7 has only 90Hz of screen.

However, the biggest upgrade comes in the size. The Pixel 7 is shorter (6.3″) and lighter (197 gm) as compared to the previous 6 series. On the other hand, the 7 Pro is heavier (212 gm) and bigger in size (6.7″).

Coming to the horizontal bar on the camera, which has become sort of Google’s trend for Pixel phones now has also some changes. Both the devices have a metal finish which gives a more premium and classy look and most of them will find it the same way. But, the 7 has a Matt finish, whereas the 7 Pro comes with a glossy look.

Both models come in three colors. Pixel 7 comes in Obsidian, Lemongrass, Snow, whereas 7 Pro is a little different green and are Obsidian, Snow, Hazel.

So, if you don’t want a bulkier or big phone, then the Pixel 7 might be your perfect pick here.

2. A Fasters Tensor G2 Chip?

The Tensor G2 chip is an upgraded version of the Tensor chip and Google have claimed that it will give 60% faster and 20% more efficient machine-learning performance when compared to the previous Tensor Chip.

The Tensor G2 Chip will also enhance the camera performance on the phone. Moreover, in the new phones, users will experience the new Cinematic blur which is somewhat portrait mode on videos and 2xfaster night sight processing. Talking about the camera, et’s know more about it.

3. The Camera Performance

Google Pixel phones have made their place among camera-lover users. The Pixel series is famous for taking some good quality photos, that too in low light.

Coming to the new phone, here we see a massive difference between 7 and 7 Pro on paper. On paper means, 7 pro has an extra 48 Megapixel camera which is the telephoto lens. It has a multi-directional PDAF and comes with 5x optical zoom.

But all these specifications makes sense, only when you use your phone for macro photography, which is not generally the case.

2. Optimizing Blur Photo

Now, this feature might become one of the features which will keep Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro out of the league. This new feature will allow users to enhance their photos which are blurred, which is done by special AI.

The coolest thing about the feature is, you cannot only enhance the photos clicked on these Pixel phones but any other photos from past. So, if you have a blurred photo from 2015 or 2014 maybe even older, you can actually use this to enhance the image.

Notably, this is available in both phones.

1) Google Pixel 7 And 7 Pro Price: Are They Worth Buying?

Now comes the biggest question of all, are the new Pixel phones worth buying? Before that, let us look at the price of these phones:

Pixel 7 Pro

  • 128GB: $899
  • 256GB: $999
  • 512GB: $1,099

Pixel 7

  • 128GB: $599
  • 256GB: $699

So, the Pro version will cost you $300 dollar more, which again raises a question, should you spend this $300 extra, and what for?

The 7 Pro has a bigger screen, 120 Hz screen, better resolution, a glossy finish on the horizontal camera bar, and a telephoto lens. Other than these, there are no any major features in the 7 Pro it looks a little overpriced.

However, coming to the Pixel 7, might become a must-buy for users searching for flagship phones. Google kept the price the same despite adding multiple new features and this might keep them the upper hand here. A flagship phone for $599 with so many cool and new features definitely looks like a must-buy.

What’s your opinion on these new Google Pixel Phones, let us know in the comment section below.

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