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Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 6: What changes

Speaking of the screen, the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro have the same technologies as their respective predecessors. Namely, for both models: an OLED panel for striking contrasts, HDR compatibility for brighter images, and the famous fashion Always-on which offers permanent display. Regarding the Pixel 7 more specifically, it also offers the same Full HD+resolution, as well as a refresh rate up to 90 Hz, as the Pixel 6. As for the Pixel 7 Pro, it has of course a better resolution, QHD+, and a greater refresh rate, up to 120 Hz, just like the Pixel 6 Pro before him.

Pixel 6 vs pixel 7

The Mountain View firm unveiled its new flagship on October 6: Google Pixel 7. While he has just entered the store, let’s look at what he has to offer in relation to his predecessor, the already very successful Google Pixel 6.

There are manufacturers, such as Samsung or Xiaomi, who flood the mobile market of several models of smartphones each year, thus winning in all the shelves, from entry to high -end. Then there are others who prefer to adopt the strategy of “quality is better than quantity”. This is particularly the case of Apple, of course, which puts everything on its precious iPhone, but also of its compatriot Google. The Mountain View firm used to meet us during the fall to lift the veil on its new flagship during a big conference Made by Google. This is how we were able to discover (finally) the long -awaited Pixel 7, accompanied once again with a pro version, on October 6. And all right a week later, after a traditional pre -order period, these two new high -end smartphones are finally available in store.

Before cracking, you wonder what makes the difference between these two unpublished models stamped Google and their predecessors ? While the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro had already amazed us during our tests last year, the Mountain View firm still has a nice blow with this new vintage. Let’s go for the big comparison !

The Pixel 7 takes up the same iconic design of the Pixel 6, with one more touch

It is an understatement to say that the Pixel 6 had not gone unnoticed when it was released, sporting an innovative and elegant look compared to its too sober predecessors, now recognizable among a thousand. Google has indeed found its trademark by placing the photo module located on the back of the device in a large black band in relief. A design that has appealed to the public, and that we make ourselves a joy to find on the new Pixel 7 … with which is more a pretty little personal touch: this band that contains the camera is not only finer, It is above all more black, but of a metallic appearance of the most beautiful effect. Really classy.

Google Pixel 6 (left) and Google Pixel 7 (right)

Now, in terms of characteristics, there is a small difference in size between the old and the new generation. Surprisingly, the pixel 7 is a smaller chouïa than the Pixel 6, with a 6.3 -inch screen against 6.4 inch for its predecessor. It is indeed a little less long (height of 155 mm against 158.6 mm) and a little less wide (width of 74 mm against 74.8 mm). Regarding the most premium models, the Pixel 7 Pro keeps the same large 6.7 -inch screen as the Pixel 6 Pro, despite a size also slightly smaller (height of 162.9 mm against 163.9 mm, and width of 76.6 mm against 75.9 mm).

The new Tensor G2 chip makes all the difference

Speaking of the screen, the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro have the same technologies as their respective predecessors. Namely, for both models: an OLED panel for striking contrasts, HDR compatibility for brighter images, and the famous fashion Always-on which offers permanent display. Regarding the Pixel 7 more specifically, it also offers the same Full HD+resolution, as well as a refresh rate up to 90 Hz, as the Pixel 6. As for the Pixel 7 Pro, it has of course a better resolution, QHD+, and a greater refresh rate, up to 120 Hz, just like the Pixel 6 Pro before him.

It is especially in terms of performance that the new generation of Google stamped smartphones stands out from the previous one. For good reason: after introducing its Google Tensor house chip on the Pixel 6, the Mountain View firm naturally equipped its pixel 7 with a new version, called Tensor G2. And this makes all the difference: it is promised not only 60% faster, but also 20% more efficient in terms of energy ! While the Pixel 7 is however equipped with a less imposing battery (4,355 mAh against 4,614 mAh on the Pixel 6), it thus benefits from better autonomy: up to 72 hours in energy saving mode, against “Only” 48 hours for its predecessor ! Ditto for the pro model, which is taking advantage of a 5,000 mAh battery. Beyond that, the new vintage is once again compatible with the fast load, and we will note that it has the same memories options as the previous one: 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage for The “Standard” model, and 12 GB of RAM with 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage for the pro model.

Several pretty small photo improvements on the Google Pixel 7

Finally, let’s talk about photo. At first glance, Google does not seem to have changed much at this level. Which would not even have been so disturbing, knowing that the Pixel 6 are already real pros in this area ! But by looking more closely, we still see a few small changes here and there, which should once again make the difference … Starting with the selfie camera, improved on the pixel 7, with a resolution now 10.8 Mpxl like his big pro brother, against 8 mpxl on the pixel 6.

Then, at the back, we first find the same Grand -Angle – Impressive – 50 MPXL sensor (with f/1.85 opening) over the entire range. With the difference that the new models offer stabilization no longer only optical but also electronic image. For its part, the Ultra Grand Angle Sensor of 12 MP (Opening F/2.2) also remains the same, except on the Pixel 7 Pro where it has an autofocus system (focus) as a bonus. This new pro model also benefits from a nice little improvement on the telephoto lens of 48 Mpxl (f/3.5 opening) that we already found on the Pixel 6 Pro: in this new version it has a X5 optical zoom, with high resolution digital zoom to X30. And icing on the cake, Google has concocted a whole new software functionality which promises to do miracles: the anti-scum, which as its name suggests allows you to catch up with failed shots by making them sharper thanks to the artificial intelligence. A feature both available on Pixel 7 and on Pixel 7 Pro, please.

What are the prices of Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro ?

So convinced ? If you are determined to fall for the new flagships of Google, know that they have just arrived in store at SFR, where you will find them more at a preferential rate:

  • The Google Pixel 7 is offered from only 39 euros (+24 monthly payments of 8 euros) with the subscription to a 5G package of 150 GB. It is otherwise displayed at 649 euros without package.
  • The Google Pixel 7 Pro is offered from 249 euros (+24 monthly payments of 8 euros) with the subscription to a 5G package of 150 GB. It is otherwise displayed at 899 euros without package.

Right now, the new Google flagships are all the more interesting since they are the subject of a nice special offer. Until October 17th, they come with a beautiful accessory as a gift ! More specifically, for any purchase of a pixel 7, it is a pair of wireless headphones Pixel Buds Pro (worth 219 euros) which is offered. And for the purchase of a Pixel 7 Pro, you will be entitled to the brand’s new connected watch, the famous Pixel Watch (worth 379 euros). More information on the SFR online store.

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Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 6: What changes ?

Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 are very much outdated, but should we trust ? What are the notable differences between these two models ? Battery, design, interface. We take stock of the new features.

The Google Pixel 7 has a high quality, we have underlined it in our test: it costs less than most of its competitors (the same goes for the Pixel 7 Pro, but not for the Watch pixel). But it would be forgotten that he has a formidable direct competitor: the model that preceded him, the Pixel 6. Findable today from 550 euros, or even less on certain promotions, it can be a wise choice instead of the latest model. We take stock of the differences to help you choose.

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A little more refined design

On the design, three differences are to be noted:

  • The Pixel 7 is lighter by 10 grams and thus passes the 200 gram bar for 197 grams. It is also smaller thanks to a 6.3 -inch screen diagonal against 6.4 before. All this makes it a more compact smartphone than Pixel 7, but also a little less comfortable to watch video, a bit of a bit.
  • The photo block has changed somewhat. More rounded, with less marked edges, it should age a little better than its predecessor because of its light color.
  • The color of the photo block is found on the slices, also making them lighter. The result is a phone whose slices look less thick. Indeed, on the pixel 6, the black slices brought a magnifying effect.

No need to linger on the screen, apart from the brightness which seems to have progressed a little (922 cd/m² against 757 cd/m²), we are resolutely on the same slab except on the size (as a reminder, here 6.3 inches against 6.4 before). She is precise, well calibrated, refreshed at 90 Hz, but lacks a little bit of colors and struggles to reach the DCI-P3.

Android and power, difference not obvious

On the software part, you will have the same experience almost. A priori, The Pixel 7 should benefit from one more software monitoring year, bringing it to Android 16, followed by two years of security patches until about 2027, where Pixel 6 will stop in Android 15 and will no longer be supported 2026.

In terms of power, the Google Tensor G2 is more or less a slightly overclocked version of the first Tensor of the name, present in the Pixel 6.

Model Google Pixel 7 Google Pixel 6
Antutu 9 713948 727865
Antutu CPU 188925 189171
Antutu GPU 281639 295509
Antutu Mem 99164 101918
Antutu UX 144220 141267
PC Mark 3.0 10292 10354
3dmark Wild Life 6457 6545
3dmark Wild Life Middle Framerate 39 fps 39.20 fps
3dmark Wild Life Extreme 1841 N/C
3dmark Wild Life Extreme Middle Framerate 11 fps N/C
GFXBENCH AZTEC VULKAN / METAL HIGH (Onscreen / Offscreen) 48/33 FPS 45/32 fps
GFXBENCH Car Chase (Onscreen / Offscreen) 61/63 FPS 59/66 FPS
GFXBENCH Manhattan 3.0 (onscreen / offscreen) 90/143 fps 90/159 fps
Geekbench 5 single-core 962 N/C
Geekbench 5 Multi-core 2859 N/C
Geekbench 5 Compute 4502 N/C
Sequential reading / writing 1299/910 MB / s 1387/247 MB ​​/ s
READING / READY 50855 /63915 IOPS 36943 /43893 IOPS

If our benchmarks tend to demonstrate that gain is not easy from one generation to another, our tests go a bit in the same direction. The Tensor, even of the second generation, is not the most powerful chip on the market, far from it. It poses no concern for everyday uses, but when it comes to playing, you will not be able to put the graphics at a very high level. The Tensor G2 looks a little more comfortable than its predecessor. On Fortnite, In epic quality, the game accuses some decreases of framerate, even on the pixel 7. So don’t wait for the ultimate in the gaming experience.

Exclusives for Pixel 7, but nothing revolutionary

In photo, some new features from the Mountain View manufacturer are exclusives of the Pixel 7. With a Pixel 6, you will have to ignore the Super Resolution zoom to an X8 factor. Let’s add the “anti-duddling” effect, which allows you to correct just after taking their fuzzy shots or the cinematic mode in video. It is also not excluded that certain new features announced by Google arrive first on the pixel 7 before finding their place on the 6.

Finally, the front sensor has evolved. In addition to proposing a very little definition, 11.1 Mpx against 10.8 Mpx on the Pixel 6, it incorporates a autofocus.

Last point to know: on autonomy, Pixel 6 is clearly more capable than Pixel 7 thanks to its 4614 MAH battery, against 4355 mAh. During our tests, it allowed him to tu two days of autonomy against a day and a half for the Pixel 7 when everything is fine.

Which one to choose ?

You will probably not be surprised to discover that as usual, everything will depend on your use and your expectations towards a phone. Here are the criteria that can make you prefer one on the other.

Choose Pixel 6: the reasonable choice

If you put your priority in the price, Content viewing Svod, Or autonomy, Pixel 6 can be a better choice. So solid arguments, especially as in photo or in software, the service is close.