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Google Pixel 7 Pro: Competitive and Refined Flagship Phone

Axel Nash
Axel Nash Originally published Dec 28, 22, updated Jul 24, 23

So, one year later, Google officially announced the Pixel 7 Pro, the successor to the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Unsurprisingly, both devices are extremely similar, but the Pixel 7 Pro delivers numerous refinements in areas such as performance, battery life, camera, display, and so on.

Looking at it, you may feel that this phone has it all. 120 Hz refresh rate, Tensor G2 chip, 5,000 mAh battery, and a 6.7-inch display. But is it all worth buying?

Let us take a closer look and find out if it has improvements compared to its predecessors.

google pixel 7 pro

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Basic Specs

The Pixel 7 Pro is not a huge release compared to its predecessor; however, it is a phone that has excellent cameras, an appealing design, and operates smoothly. No wonder it is one of the best phones to buy in 2022.

Here is a list of basic specifications of the Pixel 7 Pro:

Specifications Google Pixel 7 Pro
Processor Tensor G2
RAM 8 GB / 12 GB
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
Operating System Android 13
Camera Triple main cameras and single selfie camera
Display Size 6.7 inches OLED + QHD, LTPO, 120Hz
Weight 7.48 ounces
Color Snow, Obsidian, Hazel
Battery Life 72 to 83 hours

What we liked:

  • Incredible stereo speakers
  • Comparatively less expensive than its competitors
  • Stellar display, bright, sharp, color accurate, and has a high refresh rate
  • IP-68 water and dust resistant
  • Great camera quality
  • Android source

What we disliked:

  • slow charging
  • overwhelming ultrawide camera under low-light conditions
  • some hardware and software may be limited in some regions
  • low battery life, perhaps a consequence of the refresh rate

Pixel 7 Pro: Price and Storage

pixel 7 pro price

When it comes to the availability and price of the Pixel 7 Pro, the base model, 128 GB / 12 GB RAM, starts from $899. Or, if you wish to have more storage, you can also opt for the 256 GB / 12 GB for $999. Or 512 GB / 12 GB for $1,099. It is a fact that you will get more than the money you pay!

The Pixel 7 Pro costs even $100 less than the iPhone 14 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Plus.

Storage Google Pixel 7 Pro
128 GB $ 899
256 GB $ 999
512 GB $ 1,099

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Design and Display

The most obvious and notable change is in the camera bar. Google has decided to add an aluminum cover to the phone's camera bar, which would blend seamlessly into the frame. The aluminum camera bar has three cutouts for the flash and the lenses. Google Pixel 7 Pro is one of those phones which can withstand an ocean of competition. You can easily spot a Pixel in a room.

The glossy finish to the phone is always pleasant to the eyes, but it gets slippery when touched with sweaty hands. If you wish to have a premium feel, Google Pixel 7 Pro is pretty good.

pixel 7 pro back design

When you look at the Pixel 7 Pro, its slim bezels will catch your eye due to the panel wrapping around the phone. Also, the 7 Pro is a bit thicker (.7mm) compared to the previous models.

For the phone's display, the curves reduce the chances of color distortion and offer a delightful experience of watching movies and series. Also, the phone has come with 25% more brightness than its predecessors. Also, it comes with a good refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Display Google Pixel 7 Pro
Display Type AMOLED LTPO, HDR10+, 120 Hz, 1500 nits (peak), 1000 nits (HBM)
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~512 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus / Always-on Display

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Camera

The Pixel 6 Pro introduced the camera upgrades, while the Pixel 7 Pro shows mastery over the upgrades. The primary camera remains unchanged; the ultrawide camera has new upgrades. The telephoto lens can offer a zoom of up to 5x, upgraded from 4x.

Read further to know more about the cameras:

#1 Primary Camera

The primary camera sensor used in Pixel 7 Pro is the Samsung GN1 with a 1/1.31" optical format. With the 50 MP primary camera, you will have an 82-degree field of view, corresponding to a focal length of 25mm. Moreover, the lens is pretty stabilized.

The photos in daylight with the 7 Pro are great. It leaves gritty details and spices up the texture with clarity and a distinct tone curve. Pictures are not overly saturated but look vivid. Now, with the night sight disabled, you can take decent photos with the Pixel 7 Pro. However, the images can be a bit softer and underexposed as well.

primary camera shot pixel 7 pro

#2 Ultra-Wide Camera

The Pixel 7 Pro's ultrawide camera does maintain the sensor from its previous model, i.e., 12MP, 1.25µm pixel pitch. This camera offers a wider field of view, i.e., 126 degrees. The best development here in this ultrawide mode is the autofocus. This allows you to take fine-wider shots and also enables the macro mode.

The macro mode works fine if you click pictures of flowers and other objects outside. You will have decent shots during the day, but the photos will appear noisy and a bit low-quality in low-light conditions or indoor lighting.

ultrawide shot on pixel 7 pro

#3 Telephoto Camera

The telephoto lens uses a 48MP 1/2.55" sensor with 0.7µm pixels, and we expect it to be Samsung GM5. Even with this, the resulting pictures will be 12.5 MP. It gives you 5x zoom. Google claims it offers a 20.6 degrees field of view, about 119 mm. This lens is pretty stabilized and features an f/3.5 aperture.

For the 5x telephoto, we must say the photo-generated is not that sharp compared to others. Also, the images are not processed in the typical Pixel way and lack grittiness and texture. Compared to the 7 Pro's primary camera, the telephoto camera has a different color rendition; it gives off a greenish tint.

However, it can take good images in the dark. The darker it gets, the finer the shots will be.

telephoto camera 5x pixel 7 pro

#4 Front Camera

Pixel 7 Pro offers a 10.8 MP front camera offering a 92.8-degree field of view. It sounds like the oldies, but you will get 10 MP Selfies. The aperture is f/2.2, lacks autofocus. It offers two zooming levels, one at 0.7x and the other at 1.0x.

When in abundant light, the camera can take pretty good selfies. Dynamic range and color rendition are incredible. To take great selfies, choose the right lighting.

selfie picture

#5 Video Recording

The Google Pixel 7 Pro can record videos up to 4K at 60fps. It uses the h.264 codec set by default, but you can alter it to h.265 in video settings. You can stabilize all four cameras.

1x footage during the daylight looks incredible. The 47mbps and 71 Mbps clips have great picture quality with every tiny detail. The 2x zoom appears a bit mushy but holds the same properties as the 1x zoom. Also, there is no notable difference between 60fps and 30fps.

#6 Camera App Tricks

The Pixel 7 Pro also comes with a bag full of camera tricks. Magic Eraser is one of the finest tricks you can do with the Pixel 7 Pro. It can help you remove unwanted and unnecessary things from your pictures. Another one is the Macro Focus, which primarily helps take close-up pictures.

Next on this list is the Cinematic Blur. This mode helps you blur the background keeping you or the subject popping up. It works mostly like the Apple Cinematic Mode.

Another trick is Photo Unblur, which can restore blur photos into clear photos. It can renew images with low resolution as well.

Pixel 7 Pro: Hardware and Performance

The Pixel 7 Pro comes with the Tensor G2, with 2x A76 cores, 2x high-power Arm Cortex-X1 cores, and 4x A55 cores. It lays over 10% of improvement over the previous chip.

tensor g2

If you are into gaming, typical mobile gaming, the Tensor G2 gives you a performance boost like no other. Also, this model does not heat up much like the other version, and you experience much fewer thermal throttles while you play. This is not just for gaming; you can easily carry out heftier tasks on this phone.

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Battery Life

The Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 5,000 mAh battery is good news. And if you did not know, all Android flagship phones have an agreed distinct form factor, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a 6.7-inch screen.

Whether web browsing or video streaming, you will get a nice battery backup, but playing intense games will eat up the battery even faster. Also, google claimed that every user will have a battery life of 72 hours on a single charge.

However, from hands-on experience, the Pixel 7 Pro can last a day without charging.

Battery Pixel 7 Pro
Battery Capacity 5,000 mAh
Type Unremovable
Charging Methods Via USB-C cable
Max Charging Speed 23 Watts(25% in 15 minutes, 49% in 30 minutes, 69% in 45 minutes, 83% in an hour, and a full charge in 1 hour 37 minutes.)

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Android 13 Features

One of the best things with Google Pixel 7 Pro is the Android 13. If you are wondering what features does the Android 13 bring you? Here is what it adds to the Pixel 7 Pro:

  • It comes with a Pixel Call Assist for your phone calls
  • Your phone will be able to transcribe audio messages in the messages application
  • Your calling screen will automatically respond to spammers and filter them
  • The Clear Calling feature filters out unnecessary audio while enhancing the caller's voice

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Final Thoughts

So, now that you have read this post about the Google Pixel 7 Pro, is it worth buying? Google Pixel 7 Pro is an excellent pone, a refinement over all its predecessors in every aspect.

But, if Google wants people to love this phone, they need to make it free of issues. In the past, the Pixels have suffered bugs, slowdowns, etc.; it is a great phone.

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Axel Nash
Axel Nash Jul 24, 23
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