Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: More of the same.

This is the season of new releases and Google has not been left out. Allow me to introduce you to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the successors to last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. These two devices are both flagship grade and they are focused on photography, security, and AI/Machine learning.

These phones are Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone 14 series. Google has touted great things for these devices but let’s dive into the spec sheet, just to be sure.


Pixel 7 lineup

SpecsPixel 7Pixel 7 Pro
Body197g, aluminum frame, glass body, IP68, Gorilla glass Victus202g, aluminum frame, glass body, IP68, Gorilla glass Victus
SoCTensor G2
Mali G710 MP7
Tensor G2
Mali G710 MP7
SoftwareAndroid 13Android 13
RAMLPDDR5LPDDR5
StorageUFS 3.1UFS 3.1
Display6.3" FHD (1080p) AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR 10+, 416ppi, 1000nits6.7" QHD (1440p) AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR 10+, 416ppi, 1000nits
Camera50MP Samsung GN1, f/1.9, PDAF, OIS

12MP Ultrawide, f/2.2, AF





4K@60fps, 1080p@60fps, gyro-EIS, OIS
50MP Samsung GN1, f/1.9, PDAF, OIS

48MP Telephoto, f/3.5, PDAF, OIS

12MP Ultrawide, f/2.2, AF

4K@60fps, 1080p@60fps, gyro-EIS, OIS
Selfie10.8MP
4K@60fps, 1080p@60fp
10.8MP
4K@60fps, 1080p@60fp
Battery4,355mAh Li-Ion
30W fast charge
20W wireless charge
USB PD 3.0
(50% in 30mins)
5,000mAh Li-Ion
30W fast charge
20W wireless charge
USB PD 3.0
(50% in 30mins)
Comms4G, 5G, Dual SIMs, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, GPS, NFC, USB 2.04G, 5G, Dual SIMs, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0
SensorsUnder display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometerUnder display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer
Prices



Prices
8/128GB
8/256GB


Starts from $599
12/128GB
12/256GB
12/512GB

Starts from $899


Pixel 7

The vanilla Pixel 7 is the more affordable device of the two and as a result, is a stripped-down version of the Pixel 7 Pro.

The device is made with a glass body, wrapped around an aluminum frame. It is IP68 certified so it is water resistant (up to 30 mins and 1.5m deep). Google was very minimalistic with the design.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

The Pixel 7 is powered by the all-new Google Tensor G2. This SoC is only slightly more powerful than the original Google Tensor so one should not expect a big jump in performance.

A 6.3″ FHD AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate can also be found on this device.

As for the cameras, there are two cameras on board. For the main shooter, Google stuck with the 50MP Samsung GN1 from last year and supports it with a 12MP Ultrawide camera. There’s also a 10.8MP selfie at the front of the device. Both the main camera and the selfie camera can record videos of 4K resolution at 60fps.

For battery, there’s a 4,355mAh Li-Ion battery that supports 30W fast charge.


Pixel 7 Pro

The Pixel 7 Pro is the premier device here. At first glance, it does seem to be the same device as the Pixel 7 but a deeper dive into the spec sheet should correct that impression.

The 7 Pro is bigger, has a bigger and better display, an extra telephoto camera, and a bigger battery.

The device is made with a glass body, wrapped around an aluminum frame. It is IP68 certified so it is water resistant (up to 30 mins and 1.5m deep).

It sports the same Google Tensor G2 SoC as its less fancied sibling.

The 7 Pro has a 6.7″ LTPO AMOLED display with 3120 x 1440p (WQHD+) resolution. The display has a pixel density of 512ppi, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and it supports HDR10+. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. This is essentially the same display used on the Pixel 6 Pro lol.

In the camera department, the 7 Pro also houses the same 50MP Samsung GN1 main camera and the 12MP Ultrawide camera that can be found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. In addition, Google went further to throw in a 48MP Telephoto shooter. Anything to justify that extra $300 (USD in price).

To round off the spec check, the 7 Pro has a beefy 5,000mAh battery that can be fast charged at 30W.

Conclusion

If we were to remove the minute improvements that Google claims to have done, these are essentially last year’s phones. Even the prices stayed the same.

So from Google to you, here’s more of the same.


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