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Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 AKA Les Goty test

With this Pixel 6 experience which saw the firm of Mountain View Offer not only a disruptive design, a brand new photo block but also a homemade sock, synonymous with real breakup, Google returns this year with pixel 7 which intend to allow Google to establish itself definitively as the Android reference. Like last year, Google is not going to pick up premium smartphones on the price of the price but in the field of the photo and by offering suddenly an excellent value for money.

Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro

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Nextpit Google Pixel 7a vs pixel 7 vs pixel 7 pro hero

Pixel 7a costs 509 euros against 649 and 899 euros respectively for pixel 7 and pixel 7 pro. The price difference between the different models is considerable, but is justified? We tested the pixel 7, 7A and 7 pro and we decide them in this complete comparison.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro both offer the best photo experience on their respective price ranges. The same can be said of Pixel 7a, which has improved all photo sensors compared to the variant of 2022. They have the same design, the same Tensor G2 processor and the same Android 13 interface.

  • Find the full test of the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro test by Nextpit

The differences between the two models are in the screen, the photo module and the battery. The Pixel 7 Pro has a higher refresh rate and a larger diagonal. He also has an extra photo sensor with a dedicated telephoto lens. And its battery is slightly larger. On the other hand, the other two models are distinguished by their accessible price.

Comparison of Google Pixel 7a, Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro

Google Pixel 7a

Comparison Pixel 7 range

For the screen, we have a 6.3 inch oled slab in Full HD+ on the Pixel 7 and a 6.7 -inch AMOLED slab in QHD+ resolution on the pro. The Pixel 7 Pro also has a higher cooling rate of 120 Hz, Pixel 7 is blocked at 90 Hz.

We also have LTPO 2 technology.0 on the pro which allows the refresh rate to be varied more precisely, between 1 and 120 Hz. And the pro has a slightly higher maximum brightness of 1,500 against 1,400 nits on the basic pixel 7.

With more compact and modest specifications, the Pixel 7A has an OLED screen of 6.1 inch in Full HD+resolution, retaining the same 90 Hz refresh rate as the Pixel 7. Unfortunately, Google has not yet communicated the maximum brightness for this model.

Concretely, out of three models, the screens are of excellent quality. The difference in cooling rate is not really seen in the naked eye. The maximum brightness has only been measured on 5% of the screen so you will never have the 1400 or 1500 nits announced. We are rather around 1000 nits. It remains very well in terms of readability, even in direct sunlight.

The colorimetry is with small onions with very faithful colors and a well -managed temperature. It does not pull too much to the yellow/hot tones or to the blue/cold. They could still have slammed a little more, to be a bit more lively. Nor do we have control masses in the screen settings. It should be noted that the pixel 7a screen can lack a little brightness in full sun.

Comparison Pixel 7 range

Google Pixel 7a vs pixel 7 vs pixel 7 pro: SOC and performance

The three models have the same SOC Tensor G2. It is a chip made by Samsung according to a 4 nm process. On the GPU side, we have a Mali-G710. All this is coupled with RAM LPDDR5 and UFS 3 storage.1. The Pixel 7 Pro has a little more RAM with up to 12 GB against 8 for the pixel 7 and 7a.

In terms of performance, we are on results very similar to the first generation Tensor processor that we saw on the Pixel 6 last year. These are not the most powerful smartphones on the market, clearly.

Google Pixel 7 Google Pixel 7 Google Pixel 7 Pro
3D Mark Wild Life 6618 6581 6527
3D Mark Wild Life Stress Test Best loop: 6590
Worse loop: 4980
Best loop: 6559
Worse loop: 4772
Best loop: 6492
Worse loop: 5876
Geekbench 5 Simple : 1417
Multi: 3549
(V6)
Simple: 1042
Multi: 3196
Simple: 1050
Multi: 3239

But for my part, I was able to run Call of Duty or Apex Legends in 60 fps with the graphics in the maximum without problem. I also did not note an overheating problem. On the other hand, on the pixel 7 and pixel 7a, we have thermal clamping. Performance is much less stable than on the pixel 7.

On the benchmark illustrated below and which simulates gaming use for 20 minutes, the Pixel 7 Pro has delivered a stability rate of 90 % while the Pixel 7 barely exceeded 70 %, and the Pixel 7a reached 75 , 6 %.

So basically, on long intense play sessions, you can have occasional FPS losses. It’s not blatant, it’s still progressive, but that’s what. Pixel 7 are not gaming smartphones, but we can play without worries with. No need to make concessions on graphics.

Comparison Pixel 7 range

Google Pixel 7a vs pixel 7 vs pixel 7 pro: photo module

The pixel 7 and pixel 7 pro have almost the same photo module. We have the same main objective of 50 MP, the same ultra-large angle of 12 Mp and the same selfie camera of 10.8 MP. Multidirectional autofocus, optical stabilization, everything is there.

Regarding the more affordable pixel 7a, the smartphone, although capable of taking amazing photos in its price range, has a more modest photo module. The rear module includes a main objective of 64 MP and an ultra-large target of 13 MP. It also has an improved frontal target of 13 MP, or “selfie”.

Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 7 Pro Photo Module

The difference is that the Pixel 7 Pro also has a dedicated 48 Mp telephoto lens for the zoom. Concretely, it allows an X5 optical zoom to x2 on the basic pixel 7. And a digital zoom to X30 instead of X8.

Comparison Pixel 7 range

Unsurprisingly, the zoom is clearly of better quality on the Pixel 7 Pro. This is normal, on the pixel 7, Google simply makes a cutting and cropping from photos taken at wide angle in full resolution. Suddenly, we lose in terms of details, dive etc. But Pixel 7 makes best zoomed photos than some smartphones that have a telephoto lens.

Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 AKA Les Goty test

Announced just 8 days ago and recovered the same evening, here is our tests from the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7, simply the smartphones of the year.

Google Pixel 7

THE Pixel 4 and 5 had not made an impression but last year, Google had made a good return with very good pixel 6 who, unfortunately, saw his life dotted with bugs of all kinds so that there were ups and downs. 2022 was somewhat hectic but Google finally got out and for a few months, the Pixel 6 have been what they should have been out.

With this Pixel 6 experience which saw the firm of Mountain View Offer not only a disruptive design, a brand new photo block but also a homemade sock, synonymous with real breakup, Google returns this year with pixel 7 which intend to allow Google to establish itself definitively as the Android reference. Like last year, Google is not going to pick up premium smartphones on the price of the price but in the field of the photo and by offering suddenly an excellent value for money.

Here are the new ones Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7. And as a reminder, these pixel 7 represent Google’s vision on what an Android smartphone should be in 2023. We have been testing the new Google Pixel 7 since last Thursday, the date of the announcement and to which the French press was able to get their hands on smartphones. Verdict.

Ah, and for those who do not know: GOTY, It means “Greatest of the Year” for best of the year. So !

Google Pixel 7

The characteristics of Google Pixel 7

The Google Pixel 7 is offered at a price of 649 euros for the 128 GB version and 749 euros for the 256 GB version, all in three colors.

Google Pixel 7 128 GB at the best price basic price: € 649

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is also offered in three colors at a price of 899 euros in 128 GB version and 999 euros in 256 GB version.

Google Pixel 7 PRO 128 GB at the best price basic price: € 899

If you buy it today as a pre -order, you will be entitled to 3 months of subscription offered to YouTube Premium and Google One, as well as a pair of Pixel Buds Pro eaire for the purchase of a pixel 7 or A Pixel Watch connected watch (Wi-Fi) for the purchase of a pixel 7 pro.

As a reminder on the characteristics, the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 propose:

– Real tone
– Live HDR+
– Top Shot
– Night vision
– Fashion motion
– Magic gum
– Super Reszoom up to 8x

– Video recording in Full HD 1080p up to 60FPS
– Recording Ultra HD 2160p video at 60FPS
– Ralenting mode in 720p at 240fps
– Audio zoom
– 10-bit HDR Video
– Cinematic Blur
– Cinematic Pan
– Timelapse Astro mode
– 4K Cinematic Pan Video Stabilization
– 4K Locked Video Stabilization
– 1080p action mode

– Real tone
– Live HDR+
– Top Shot
– Night vision
– Fashion motion
– Magic gum
– Super reszoom up to 30x

– Video recording in Full HD 1080p up to 60FPS
– Recording Ultra HD 2160p video at 60FPS
– Ralenting mode in 720p at 240fps
– Audio zoom
– 10-bit HDR Video
– Cinematic Blur
– Cinematic Pan
– Timelapse Astro mode
– 4K Cinematic Pan Video Stabilization
– 4K Locked Video Stabilization
– 1080p action mode

It is in a classic white box that you welcome the Google Pixel 7. Nothing very surprising in itself since the box offers a size similar to what competition offers. Unsurprisingly, there is neither a USB charger, nor headphones. This is the smartphone in the box with small notices for a first handling and a USB-C cable.

For those who took advantage of the pre -order, the Pixel 7 was delivered with the excellent Pixel Buds Pro or the new Watch Pixel but at a super reduced price. As for the Pixel 7 Pro, it was delivered as pre -order with a Watch wifi pixel or the LTE version at the price of the difference between the WiFi version.

Apart from the fact that pre -orders were excellent business, the Pixel 7 is offered from 649 euros and the Pixel 7 Pro from 899 euros. Unlike Apple, no price increase and in these inflation times, this is excellent news. And suddenly, this allows the Pixel 7 to be an excellent value for money, better even than what Chinese manufacturers often offer.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Design

Are we going to talk to you about the design of the two pixel 7 knowing that Google had already leaked design before its official announcement last week during an online event. And yes, we can say it, we already know almost everything in terms of design. And unsurprisingly, the Pixel 7 take up the design of the pixel 6 with a glass back and especially this bar on the back where the photo smartphones is located.

This year, exit the glass bar for a brushed aluminum bar for Pixel 7 and chrome aluminum for Pixel 7 Pro. The glass back is still shiny type and it’s really a shame because we would have preferred a frosted glass. Afterwards, we can only be pleasantly surprised by the resistance to fingerprints, which gives us an idea of ​​the quality of the glass of the pixel 7. The pixel 7 are available in a black or white version but the pixel 7 will be entitled to a green lemon version while the pixel 7 pro will be entitled to a sage green version.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

On the side of the front, it’s quite classic since we find screens with a punch at the center in the center and an optical fingerprint sensor under the screen. Nothing revolutionary in itself, it is archi-classical. The fingerprint sensor is average and we are far from what Samsung offers for example. The edges of the screen are much finer this year but in return, there is a slightly thicker chin. On a daily basis, that doesn’t change much but the most picky will note it.

The pixel 7 are well certified IP68 and it should be noted that the two versions offer almost an identical weight while the screen sizes are very distinct. The finish is excellent in itself and breathes the top of the range. We always find the volume buttons and the switching button on the right edge, which releases the left edge. On the other hand, we would have preferred to have the watch button at the bottom and not at the top of the volume buttons, like the other smartphones on the market. Obviously, with a more compact size, the grip of the pixel 7 is better, especially for the little hands. The pixel 7 pro will be used with two hands but we appreciate its weight of only 212g, it is 30g less than an iPhone 14 pro Max and in a pants pocket, it immediately feels.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Display and audio

Like last year on the Pixel 6, there are screens a punch at the top and in the center, like at Samsung. It should be noted more that on the pixel 7 pro, the screen is curved, which allows you to refine the silhouette of the smartphone. The difference is less this year because the pixel 6 had relatively thick screen edges. The Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 still offer an OLED panel. Without surprises, they are very well balanced. With excellent colorimetry, excellent contrast and deep blacks, this year’s tiles offer more brightness and this is quickly seen on HDR or daily content in full sun.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

The Pixel 7 finds the refresh rate of 90Hz, like the Pixel 6 last year and if it is not worth the 120Hz of its big brother, it is always appreciable on a daily basis. So yes, that will not revolutionize daily uses but the gain in comfort is not negligible, especially when most of our consumption of content happens to be endless flows. On the Pixel 7 Pro, there is a 120h cooling rate and LPTO technology which allows you to adapt the frequency of the screen according to uses. As a reminder, the Pixel 7 Pro can lower the refresh rate to 10Hz to save battery.

On the sound side, there are stereos speakers that are very good overall. These are not the references on the market but it will have no trouble enjoying internet content without going through the helmet box or headphones. As usual, for longer content, we will necessarily favor a helmet or a speaker.

Google Pixel 7

Android 13, performance and autonomy

Unsurprisingly, the new Google Pixel 7 are running Android 13, we will not come back on it since it is not a real novelty in itself since the latest version of Google’s OS has been available for some time now. As a reminder, Android 13 is an absolute revolution and is more like an evolution of Android 12.

There will therefore be no new revolutionary functions but rather optimizations for everyday life. In fact, it is in use that we will gradually see all the benefits since everything is optimized for. All the functions are launching much faster and it is suspected that the Tensor G2 to be the cause of all this in addition to Android 13.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

On the performance side, the new Google Pixel 7 are embarking on the second home house in Google, the Sensor G2. From a pure power point of view, there is a power equivalent to a Snapdragon 865 or a Snapdragon 888. But where the magic operates is that you have to go more far from it than simple benchmarks. Indeed, if the benchmarks do not compete with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 for example, the Google experience is disconcerting fluidity.

Just launch the recorder and we discover how the transcription is of fluidity and exemplary precision. This is where we see how important the synergy between hardware and software is. Compared to the Pixel 6, all Google functions are launching much faster and this is also the case for third -party applications. We tested some recent games like Diablo Immortal, Torchlight or Wild Rifts and no worries with details thoroughly. The smartphone does not normally heat (except for gourmet applications such as games).

And finally for autonomy, we ended up with the same problem as for performance. Indeed, according to our 01LAB tests, if the pixel 7 do not demerit, the results are not up to the best that are the iPhone 14. Now, as we know, autonomy benchmarks also have limits and do not necessarily reflect what a user experiences and it is a bit of our case since in use, we had the impression of having the same Autonomy that the iPhone 14 pro, which is excellent.

This once again demonstrates the optimization by Android Google compared to its new SOC, the Tensor G2. In our uses, in one day and even super loaded, we rarely end the day below the remaining 50%.

And finally, as a reminder, in addition to the 30W wired recharge, the Pixel 7 offer wireless charging (21W for the pixel 7 and 23W for the Pixel 7 Pro), always practical, and reverse recharge for your headphones For example. Finally, note an extreme energy saving mode if you need essential functions and cannot be reloaded immediately.

Photo and video

With the arrival of the Pixel 6a, we did not think we were seeing the old 12 megapixel sensor from the first pixel so quickly, but the truth is that with computer assistance, the results are always so stunning and better that some competitors, more expensive and yet with the latest technologies in short ! With the Pixel 7, we find the new photo blocks of the Pixel 6.

The difference between the pixel 7 and the pixel 7 pro being at the level of the presence of a periscopic zoom (5x on the pixel 7 pro against 4x on the pixel 6 pro) in addition, for those who love to zoomer. For the main camera, the ultra large angle and the front camera, it is the same thing on the two smartphones.

Google Pixel 7

In addition, as we know now with Google, the force of the pixel is also the complementarity with computer assistance in the processing of photos. On the pixel, with each shot, let a small second pass, while the pixel applies its treatments at all costs and we get a successful photo.

With the new Tensor G2, the Pixel 7 even allow themselves to restore somewhat blurred photos taken with other smartphones in net photos. It’s just impressive. This is where we discover all the power of the Tensor G2, it is not so much its raw power but above all its treatment capacity mixed with Google algorithms.

Likewise, and without going into details, we discover all the power with the photos at the zoom of the pixel 7. The results are stunning and apart from Samsung which offers a 10x zoom on its ultra S22, the whole competition is submitted. Google’s ability to offer a software solution to a hardware problem remains impressive.

Otherwise we find the functions introduced last year with the Pixel 6 such as magic gum, movement mode, net faces, real tone technology for more natural skin colors, night vision or AF monitoring that videographers will love.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 7 offer impressive photos, with certainly a little colder colors than direct competition. Afterwards, it’s a matter of taste. Some will prefer the warmer and contrasting side of the Samsung while others like we will prefer as faithful as possible to reality.

The Pixel 6 were excellent and reliable, this is still the case with the Pixel 7. In photo, the pixel 7 are so reliable that it is really difficult to take them in default. We can really draw one of the two pixel 7 and trust them 100%. And if we have missed a photo, computer assistance gives a chance to make up for it, which the competition cannot offer.

On the Pixel 7 Pro, there is a periscopic zoom which allows you to have a 5x optical zoom and above all, this allows you to extend the Super Res Zoom technology to 30x. We can tell you, it’s just impressive. In 5x, it’s already good but it’s normal but what you get in 30x is just impressive. If we are looking for versatility at a lower cost, the photo block of the Pixel 7 Pro does wonders. And the thing that impressed us the most is the stabilization of the aim, even in 30x, is stubborn once again.

Here are some examples of photos to get a better idea ::

On the video side, Google continues to make progress. Last year, the Pixel 6 had already made a good manner but fished on the side of stabilization. This year, this is a good before that the pixel 7 offers on video. We are not yet at the level of the iPhone but it is much better and this year, we see how complete the pixel 7 are, in photo and on video.

We find the recording of videos up to 4K at 60fps and we are also entitled to a kinematic mode. Too bad it is limited to 1080p while the new iPhone 14s offer a cinematic mode in 4K. We also find Speech Enhancement technology which, using artificial intelligence, will recognize ambient sounds to focus essentially on the voice of the user or the filmed person. Practical.

And finally the selfie camera since Google has chosen to continue with ultra-angle, always more practical, but above all bigger sensors, which allows you to have better quality. We recall that at Google, we can film ourselves in selfie up to 4K too.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Where to buy them ?

The Google Pixel 7 is offered at a price of 649 euros for the 128 GB version and 749 euros for the 256 GB version, all in three colors.