It’s difficult to satisfy both high-end and budget-conscious consumers, but Google’s hit-and-miss smartphone series was revitalised in 2021 by the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. With the Google Pixel 7, Mountain View is attempting to strike the ideal balance between premium features and experiences without going over budget. Does Google make a few too many concessions, or is this the best smartphone deal of the decade at a price that is far lower than its nearest competitors from Samsung and Apple? In the Google Pixel 7 review from Android Authority, let’s find out.
What you should be aware of with the Google Pixel 7
Since virtually little has changed outside a slightly altered look, Google’s Pixel 7 may be considered to be a solid expansion of the Pixel 6 series. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, as Google works to improve the smartphone formula it has finally achieved some measure of success with rather than completely overhaul it. Google’s most recent product introductions, including the Pixel Watch, attempt to establish the corporation as a key hardware participant in the Android ecosystem, with the Pixel 7 serving as the most straightforward entry point for newbies.
The Pixel 7 joins the market as the follow-up to the budget-friendly Pixel 6 in 2021 with a pricing that screams standard upper-midrange phone. But don’t be fooled by it. The Pixel 7 has the same Tensor G2 machine learning brains, a 50MP primary camera that is excellent, and even the same general design aesthetic and build quality as the more costly Pro model of the company. In actuality, the two phones are more similar than they are unlike, at least in terms of critically crucial software features. The Pro remains to be the preferred option for people looking for Google’s greatest camera package, but we’ll talk more about that later.
To stay under budget, the Pixel 7 does alter the Pro’s design in a few key ways. The normal model now has 8GB of RAM instead of 12GB, although this won’t significantly affect performance unless you’re doing a lot of multitasking. The Pixel 7 only offers 256GB and 128GB of RAM, skipping the 512GB maximum capacity of the Pro model. Additionally lacking microSD card capability, the phone would force you to rely on Google One cloud storage subscriptions if you needed more capacity than the allotted 256GB. The package is concealed beneath a 6.32-inch 90Hz FHD+ display, much like its predecessor, but with a greater peak brightness of 1,400 nits. Additionally, the phone has standard 21W wired and wireless charging capabilities, a partnership between the primary and ultrawide back cameras, and a smaller 4,355mAh battery (down from 4,614mAh on the Pixel 6).
As is customary these days, Google omits a charger from the package. If you want maximum charging power, you’ll need to bring your own USB Power Delivery PPS-compatible plug. It does, however, come with the required papers, a Quick Switch Adapter, a USB-C to USB-C connection, and a SIM ejector.
Obsidian (black), Snow (white), and Lemongrass (yellow) are the available colour options for the Google Pixel 7. Although each of these has a unique, complimentary camera bar colour to add some flair, the two-tone design of the Pixel 6 is unquestionably more striking and vibrant. On October 13, the Pixel 7 launched on sale in 17 markets throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. You may get it via the Google Store and a number of other sizable independent merchants.