Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Google Pixel 7 Series Overview

Pixel 7

Google Unveiled the Pixel 7 series alongside the Pixel watch earlier this month. While it kept a lot of the design elements of the previous Pixel 6 series, it did refine it. The design was divisive, but google did not change much. This time around, and as always, google wants to fight with the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy.  Pixel 7 feels like it is what the 6 should have been, and it is finally here.

The Design

Google chose to stick with the horizontal camera bar on the phone’s rear.  The elegant metallic bar stands out in the world of boxy camera design choices, whether on the iPhone or the Galaxy series. The bar houses two lenses tucked neatly in the camera module. The phone is available in three colors: Lemongrass Green, Obsidian, and Snow. Google used recycled aluminum to build the frames of the phone, making it clear that google is adopting greener operations day by day. Even though glass materials are used on the front and back of the phone, it does not smudge with fingerprints easily.

The Pixel 7 has a 6.3 inches screen, and the pro has a massive 6.7 inches display.  A perfect OLED display outputs 2.400 by 1,080 pixels at a density of 416ppi. It offers a tremendous viewing experience. The Pixel 7 series comes with 90hz. It might surprise you in a world full of 120Hz flagships, Especially the Galaxies. It is much smoother than the 60Hz rate, which is a bonus. The screen can hit nits between 1000 and 1400 at its peak. Matching the iPhone 14 Pro. Contrast supports 24-bit color and HDR and is on a scale of one million to one.

The Camera

Google is well known to deliver big on cameras, and even with it being a difficult task to step up on the Pixel 6 cameras, google did it. Not in the way you think tho, though the specs are almost the same. 50Mp sensor with an f/1.85 aperture and 82 degrees of FOV (field of view). An ultrawide lens with a 12Mp sensor with an f/2.2 aperture at a 114 FOV.

Optical and electrical image stabilization ensures the rockiest of captures remain still. No telephoto lens found its place on the pixel if you care about it. The selfie cam is a 10.8 Mp camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 92.8 degrees of FOV—a noticeable upgrade on the 8Mp selfie camera on the pixel 6.

The improvements are made thanks to the Tensor G2 chip. Google is pushing the envelope with this chip, dishing out some imposing features. The most notable one is Photo Unblur, which can sharpen any picture taken using the Google Photos App, even ones you didn’t take on the Pixel 7.  A game-changer, especially when you realize you can salvage older pictures using your Pixel 7 or 7 pro.

Lastly, the Pixel 7 doesn’t have the optical zooming prowess its bigger brother, the 7 Pro, possesses. Not to say the Pixel 7 cannot zoom. The phone perfectly utilizes Google Super Res Zoom to fork up to 8x zoom via digital cropping and Machine Learning. Filling and sharpening the gaps, the Pixel 7 offers 2x optical zoom when it captures images with the central 12Mp sensor. Not the sharpest result, but commendable nonetheless.

The guided frame is also a feature designed to help the visually impaired with taking selfies, making The Pixel 7 series more inclusive. Low light performance is excellent on the Pixel 7 series, with Night Sight, Motion Mode, and Real Tone. All these features ensure the delivery of great photos and videos in low light, with excellent skin tone colors and sharp details. Stand out performance among its competitions.

Software

Moreover, A critical selling point of Pixel phones is the software experience. The Android 13 incident is the smoothest on the Pixel 7 series. No matter how good the competition’s software can be, the Google Pixel will always come out on top. Some neat new additions, such as Voice Notes transcription. If you cannot listen to voice messages, google will turn them to text—a truly fantastic feature. The text-to-type features come back and are more refined, you can simply tell google what to type, and it will do it. An even more inclusive part for those who can’t organize, google, as usual, promises five years of security updates and three android versions.

Performance

The Tensor G2 chip allows the new tech to be included, such as machine learning. Yet the daily performance remains the same, which is excellent. Performance was outstanding on the previous model, and it remains so with the Pixel 7 Series. The Main Corex X1 is merely 50hz faster than the last models. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 makes the Pixel 7 series among the, if not the fastest, phones out there. No need to talk too much. Performance is at peak levels. This phone can do everything you ask of it and more.

Price And battery life

The Pixel 7 is priced at 599 dollars. A challenging price, making it cheaper than its competition, and a deal hard to pass on. The battery lasts more than a day. With extensive use and higher refresh rates, it might only survive till you get back home, which is more than you can say about other phones with even higher price tags.

Verdict

The Pixel 7 is the best sub-600-dollar phone out there. Unparalleled software experience, superb cameras, and long-time updates and support. What more can you ask for? Not much that’s what the Pixel 7 thrives on, delivering all that’s requested from it effectively and with style.


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