Google‘s most anticipated launch event of the year, branded ‘Made By Google,’ took place on October 6, 2022. Google Pixel 7 Series, the newest iteration of the Pixel Smartphones, was introduced at the event. Not only that, but they also unveiled a few new goods, like the Google Pixel Watch and the Google tablet. For the sake of this article, I will exclusively compare the Google Pixel 7 Pro to the Google Pixel 6 Pro.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro was released as the Pixel 6 Pro’s replacement. As a successor, we anticipate it to be an improvement over the predecessor in all or most areas. Is the Pixel 7 Pro, however, a genuine successor to the Pixel 6 Pro in terms of features? Let’s see what the Google Pixel 7 Pro has in store for us.
First, we’ll go through the hardware differences and similarities, followed by the software.
Let me clarify something. There shouldn’t be much of a difference between the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Instead than being a big brother to the Pixel 6 Pro, the Pixel 7 Pro appears to be twin siblings. I mean, they appear so similar that it’s hard to tell them apart.
Actual Hardware Differences
There isn’t much to discuss in terms of hardware differences. The biggest distinction can be observed on the back of the phones. The Pixel 7 Pro features a metallic camera bump with glass perforations. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, has an all-glass camera bump on the rear. (How I wish it were the other way around.)
The various materials utilized to construct the camera bump also led to a little variance in their respective weights. The Pixel 7 Pro weighs 212g, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro weighs 210g.
The battery size of the Google Pixel 7 Pro has also been reduced slightly. The Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 5000mAh battery, but the Pixel 6 Pro has a 5003mAh battery.
The processor is the biggest update that the Pixel 7 Pro can boast about. Last year’s model featured a 5nm Tensor chip, but the Pixel 7 Pro employs Google’s most recent. The chip in question is the Google Tensor G2.
Actual Hardware Similarities
As I previously indicated, there is a lot to discuss when it comes to parallels between these two. But I’ll just discuss a handful of those that are worth your attention. When comparing the two phones, it appears that Google just took the metal frame of the Google Pixel 6 Pro, reduced the height from 163.9 to 162.9, increased the width from 75.9 to 76.6, and kept the same thickness of 8.9mm. Even while holding both phones in your palm, it’s tough to discern the difference. Unless, of course, you turn them around.
Both phones include under-display fingerprint scanners for unlocking and login into other apps. However, the Pixel 7 Pro has finally restored the Facial Recognition function. As a result, you may utilize either the fingerprint scanner, face recognition, or both.
Both phones have the same 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The Pixel 7 Pro’s screen curves, on the other hand, have been marginally decreased. The screen-to-body ratio on the Pixel 7 Pro has been decreased to 88.7%, down from 88.9 on the Pixel 6 Pro. Both phones have a 1440 x 3120 pixel screen resolution with a pixel density of 512 pixels per inch (PPI). Both phones are likewise protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus.
Google also made no big modifications in the camera sector. The Pixel 7 Pro retains the same 50MP primary camera, 13MP ultrawide camera, and 48MP Telephoto lenses as the Pixel 6 Pro. Nonetheless, the Pixel 7 Pro’s Telephoto lens can accomplish up to 5X optical magnification, as opposed to 4X optical zoom in the Pixel 6 Pro.
Video recording did not alter much either. Both phones can record movies in 4K at 30/60fps and 1080p at 30/60/120/240fps. The selfie camera’s Megapixel count was reduced on the front. The Pixel 7 Pro has a 10.8MP selfie camera, while the Pixel 6 Pro has 11.1MP. In video recording mode, both cameras can capture 4K at 30fps. The Pixel 7 Pro goes above and beyond with 4K at 60 frames per second. Both selfie cameras can film at 30fps and 60fps in 1080p.
Latest Google Pixel 7 Pro Software Features
- Photo Unblur – The Google Pixel 6 Series was the first to include the picture Unblur function. This time, though, Google has taken this capability to a whole new level. Initially, the Unblur function in the Pixel 6 only worked on photos shot using the phone’s camera. This feature works as follows: when you snap a picture and it appears fuzzy, you may make it sharper with a single tap, owing to the Tensor chip’s AI capabilities. You can unblur any photograph from Google Photos on the Pixel 7 Pro, whether it was taken with the phone’s camera or not.
- Cinematic Mode – The Google Pixel 7 Pro offers a cinematic option, called Video Blur, similar to what Apple debuted with the iPhone 13 Pro. This function allows you to focus on one thing when capturing videos and blur out irrelevant surroundings.
- Macro Shot – The Google Pixel 7 Pro, like its predecessor, has a triple camera setup. Despite the lack of a dedicated macro camera lens, the Pixel 7 Pro includes a macro photo option. Because of the Telephoto lens’s additional 20% zoom.
We understand that there haven’t been many advancements. But not much additional money either. The Google Pixel 7 Pro costs $899 (roughly Php53,022), which is the same as the Google Pixel 6 Pro. So, in my opinion, the improvement is worthwhile. Of course, there were some concerns with the Pixel 6 Pro. However, most of these difficulties will be resolved if you upgrade to the Google Pixel 7 Pro.