Google Pixel 7 Pro review | Is this the best Pixel?


Do not stay with a brief review of the Google pixel 7 Pro, if you are interested in buying it, and you are still debating with other models, it would be best if you know it in depth before making your decision.

The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were released on October 2022 and Google has brought some updated to its flagship phone.

By now, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a year now, and as usual they have dropped their prices, so which one to choose?

A brand new Pixel phone, one older, or totally choosing an iPhone 14 pro.

Read on to learn details of its design and construction, screen, software, cameras, autonomy and more.

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Google Pixel 7 Pro Design and Construction

The Google Pixel 7 Pro repeats with glass on the back, but its module becomes brushed aluminum (matte in the case of the Pixel 7).

It can be advanced that it gets dirty very easily, and it is very easy to micro-scratch (the mobile does not bring case included and it is enough to lean it on some table to cause damage).

Although it gives a lesser feeling than its predecessor, Google claims it still has a unique personality, although some problems have not been fixed in its design. Not only the issue of dirt, but it can be a bit slippery which causes problems in the wrong hands.

The Google Pixel 7 Pro’s button position is different from what we are used to seeing on Android.

On its middle right side is the volume rocker.

Its unlock button is quite small, and is located a bit higher up, which makes it a bit harder to reach.

When you turn it over you can notice some changes compared to its predecessor, such as the fact that it no longer has such a pronounced curve, but a panel with a slightly pronounced 2.5D.

Its front utilization, on the other hand, is virtually identical to what we already knew.

The color options of the Google Pixel 7 Pro are Obsidian, Snow, and Hazel.

Google’s Pixel 7 Pro comes with Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass Victus cover glass.

Overall the Google Pixel 7 Pro is a very large model, although it cuts a few millimeters in height and width compared to its predecessor.

It can be categorized as a premium mobile made by Google, beyond its imperfections, and is still perfect for those looking for a device with personality.

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Google Pixel 7 Pro Screen Display

The Google Pixel 7 Pro’s display is 6.7-inch, with a Quad HD+ resolution and an adaptive refresh rate between 10 and 120Hz (LTPO).

It’s important to note that the phone comes set to Full HD+ out of the box, switching to Quad HD+ has no major impact on the anatomy.

It’s easy to notice that you’re looking at a good display; it definitely doesn’t compete in the top 5 of the high-end, but it is well resolved at the level of sharpness, contrast and color reproduction.

The maximum peak brightness is 1,500 nits, and the screen is well displayed even in direct sunlight.

The adaptive 120 Hz performance is fine, although there are occasional moments when you may experience a drop in the refresh rate.

Its scroll has yet to be fine-tuned, although it is a problem that should not take long to be corrected by future updates.

The curve on the Google Pixel 7 Pro’s display still shows some shadowing, but it’s inevitable with panels of this class. However, being a little less pronounced it’s not something that’s going to bother. Something that has also been corrected is the operation of the automatic brightness.

Both its configuration and color settings are somewhat sparse, where you are only given a choice between natural and adaptive colors. The latter are somewhat saturated, but without too much stridency.

It has the fingerprint sensor on the screen to unblock the phone and face unlock.

At the level of viewing angles there is not the slightest rainbow effect, nor magenta or bluish tints.

The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a fairly sparse Always On mode, where it shows us the time, weather information, dates and icons of those apps that send us notifications. The brightness adapts very well to the conditions of the environment, trying to save as much energy as possible.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Performance

The strategy that Google has with its Google Tensor g2 is already more than clear: the power takes a back seat while the artificial intelligence functions arrive to monopolize everything. In these terms, it is then claimed that the new Tensor 2 is a minor evolution in terms of CPU and GPU.

If we look at the benchmarks we will notice that there is hardly any jump, and the technical tests show that it is somewhat less thermally efficient, at least if we accompany it with these early software versions.

Not that it heats up in a worrying way, but playing it can do so quickly.

Google maintains its commitment to a dual-core Correx X1, slightly overclocked compared to the previous generation.

The medium performance cores become A78 (in the previous generation were A76), and 4 Correx A55 cores for low power consumption.

The two Corex X1 cores tell us about a lower energy efficiency when the device is performing at its best. Arguably the only real time where the Tensor is not competing directly with the Apple A16 Bionic, MediaTek Dimensiry 8100, or the Quealcomm Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1, is in gaming.

Regarding the performance of the Google Pixel 7 Pro on a day-to-day basis, it can be said that the experience is quite good.

This is a fluid mobile, there are no crashes, no lag, and everything moves as expected to be.

Despite that, the standard Pixels 7 series are still not the fastest mobiles.

In addition, the Google Pixel 7 Pro has given some problems with mobile coverage, losing connection for a few seconds at times, which is also a factor that makes it rank behind its direct rivals.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Battery Life

To start the section with honesty it should be commented that the battery of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is not going to break any records, and neither is it among the most competitive. But in very heavy day-to-day use it can hold up wonderfully.

You can start with 90% 5G and 10% Wifi, keep Always On active, 2K resolution, and give it more than an hour of intensive use to the camera and from 7 p.m. there’s a good chance you’ll get to midnight still with 20% battery that could give you for another hour of screen usage.

That tells us that the autonomy of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is about 5 hours of screen in a very strong use, and with a more measured use you can reach about 7 hours of screen or more. These are numbers more than worthy of the high end.

Its fast charging system is 23W (no charger in the box), compatible with the Power Delivery protocol. Its charging time is close to two hours, far from its rivals that already exceed 1000W.

The debate, as in many other cases, can be placed between “fast charging” vs “longevity”. The figure that is deducted from the mobile in its optimal life cycle is about 5 years, with the security updates that Google is promising. But it is up to each user to demand more capacity.

This leads us to understand something, and that is that for a person who is going to make regular use of your cell phone the Google Pixel 7 Pro has a more than beneficial battery. But if you plan to spend all day gaming, blogging, or working with your phone, you’d better have your charger nearby.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Interface and Functionalities.

The Pixels continue to be the poster child for how to get the job done when it comes to software, and the 7 Pro is no exception to that.

Out of the box the device comes with Android 13, boasting some customizations by Google that really work in its favor.

The setup wizard lets you choose which Google apps you want to install and which ones you want to skip.

The basic ones like Gmail, Chrome, or YouTube do need to be installed, but others like News, Google Docs, Keep, Google Meet, among others, you can leave out.

The Google Pixel 7 Pro will receive software updates for 3 years, while it will receive security patches for 5 years.

For at least the first few years, its patches are expected to be updated monthly to ensure it stays up to date with security and bug fixes.

It is a device where you can expect not to have too many bugs, unlike what was experienced with the last generation. In everyday use there may be some occasional camera shutdowns, freezing of the orientation (apps that switch from horizontal to vertical), but not much more.

For the moment, the only new features unique to the Google Pixel 7 Pro in relation to software have to do with the sleep mode, which is now able to detect coughing and snoring.

In case you give it access to the microphone, the device will be able to record everything that happens during the sleeping hours, it will activate the do not disturb mode, and when you wake up it will give you a complete summary of how the night went.

Thanks to Tensor 2 you will also experience an improvement in the speed of voice recognition, speech-to-text transcription, instant translation and, in general, the responsiveness of the Google Assistant and how it integrates with the system.

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Google Pixel 7 Pro Multimedia

The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a powerful enough dual speaker system. Its overall quality is good, although it is noticeable that this generation has more volume, but it is less bass glued. It misses that extra punch in the bass of some games and movies.

It has something interesting, and that is that it is able to automatically recognize the environment in which we are with the intention of adapting the equalization. In addition to this, it is worth noting that the haptic response of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is one of the great surprises of the device.

Thanks to the capacity of its screen, the series or movies that you set out to watch in HD will be a blast.

You will stop thinking so much about computers, or televisions, and you will fully enjoy what the device offers you in your hands.

All its qualities also make games look great, even those where there is a higher demand for the devices. Appreciating then that the multimedia of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is a detail very well taken care of and worth highlighting of the device, especially considering its price.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Camera

To go over the Google Pixel 7 Pro’s camera bar hardware, check out the following points:

Main sensor: 50 MP, f/1.9, 25mm (wide-angle), OIS.

Telephoto sensor: 48 MP, f/3.5, 120mm (x5 zoom), OIS.

Ultrawide angle sensor: 2 MP, f/2.2, 125.8.

Selfie camera features 10.8 MP, 1.22 μm pixel width, ƒ/2.2 aperture, fixed focus and 92.8° ultrawide field of view.

The Google Pixel 7 Pro’s camera app is identical to those we’ve seen in the past.

In this generation of the Pixel we can notice that the hardware changes are minimal compared to last year’s phones.

The main sensor is repeated, albeit with improved zooms and ultra wide-angle.

The latter opens the field of view up to 125.8 degrees, and the telephoto lens becomes five times magnification.

It tends to receive new camera updates, with the phone itself alerting us that an update is available every time.

Visually it is a very well worked telephoto camera app, with multiple options that will serve to customize each of the modes, among which are the framerate in video, near or far in night mode, autofocus, portrait mode, cinematic blur, face unblur, among others.

Particularly noteworthy is the one that allows us to adjust the shadows and highlights from the main camera app.

In addition, along with Apple, Google is the only one capable of displaying HDR in preview.

Finally, Google Photos library deserves a brief word, as it is able to restore sharpness to those blurry photos, a novelty both to the new ones taken with the Pixel and to those already saved in the gallery.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Video

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a high-end smartphone with some impressive video specs.

It can record 4K video at 30 or 60fps, and 1080p video at up to 240fps.

It also has HDR+ support and can record slow-motion video at 720p.

Is the Google Pixel 7 Pro worth it in 2023?

At the end of 2022, and for 2023, the Pixel 7 series, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, these phones will have some months and they will be valuable phones for Google throught the year.

If you are a type of user that wants the newest phone available and you can’t wait to buy a Pixel phone, then going for the new Pixel 7 series might be a better option now than buying a Google Pixel 6a.

We might be seeing the Pixel 7a until summer 2023, so it is still plenty of time.

As any new flagship phone launched, the Pixel 7 Series are presenting issues like calls being dropped, text messages not arriving, lags, and fingerprint scan issues that are being resolved with the new software features updates.

The Pixel 7 series are now in the market, and the considered expensive Pixel 6 series, will of course receive a price cut, so it will be a matter of time to see if we can find more good deals online to say that it really worth to choose one of the Pixel 7’s series.

At the Google store the 7 is at $599, where as the pixel 7 Pro starts at $899.

At Ebay you can find the phone Pixel 7 pro at $754 which has been the best price point deal so far we have seen.

Price per Value

Google Pixel 7 Pro can be found on Ebay for $799 new.

Ease of Use

Google Pixel 7 Pro is running in Android 13. For all Android users, this operative system is a friendly user one.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Camera

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Google Pixel 7 Pro Battery has 5,000mAh.

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