Google Pixel 7: Pros and cons of this flagship phoneAuthor : Yusha Rahman
Google has recently launched its flagship phone, the Pixel 7, which might not be a huge jump from the Pixel 6, but some features are worth noting. Let us look at the various specifications that are there in the new smartphones:
While the phone's size is reduced to 6.3 inches, which seems quite small, it has increased the maximum brightness up to 1400 nits to help in bright environments. It keeps the same 90Hz refresh rate and full HD resolution. In the default setting, colors are pleasing and slightly vibrant, and low brightness levels seem soothing in a dim environment. Off-axis viewing is also available, but there isn't much color distortion. Touching the display initiates an action, allowing for accurate swipes. The material looks fantastic, including the videos and pictures you take with the camera.
The camera of the Google Pixel 7 is one of the main areas that Google wants to highlight. The Pixel 7 has two cameras: a 50MP primary sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with a 114-degree field of view. A 10.8MP front-facing camera for selfies is included with the gadget. Consequently, the Pixel 7 can capture excellent, highly detailed photographs throughout the day. The smartphone's 50MP primary sensor flips a picture with somewhat realistic tones instead of muddying the scene with overly dramatic colors. Its salient features involve unblurring photos, magic erasers, etc. Photo Unblur is a feature that allows you to remove blur and visual noise to get clear photos.
Similarly, you can use its Magic Eraser feature to detect distractions and remove them. You can also keep the distractions and blend them with the background using the camouflage feature of Magic Eraser. Additionally, it has an HDR effect, which helps define all the details. You can also make creative and shareable collages with a new collage editor.
The Pixel 7 comes pre-installed with Android 13 and will receive security updates monthly for the next five years. Three additional Android version updates will also be made during that period before Google stops supporting it. Your Pixel 7 will be the first to receive updates once new Android releases are available for the first three years, giving you an updating experience similar to an iPhone. Google also releases quarterly upgrades known as Pixel Feature Drops, which are collections of fresh software enhancements that are normally only available on Pixel phones. These updates are distributed in addition to the monthly updates. These increase the value and thrill of owning a Pixel phone because they provide access to new features every few months.
The system is fairly quick, and prospective purchasers will be able to play demanding games at competitive graphics and FPS settings. For instance, CoD Mobile runs at the phone's Very High graphics and Max FPS levels. Additionally, the gadget doesn't overheat very much, and the phone also beats out decent results in various benchmarking apps. The cherry on top is that the Tensor G2 SoC doesn't throttle under continuous workloads. However, the Pixel 7 is still a reasonably capable performer even though it is not the fastest.
The battery life is the one thing that slightly worries me. The Pixel 7's smaller 4355mAh battery (the Pixel 6's battery had a 4614mAh capacity) is sometimes noticeable on the device. This is not one of those charging scenarios where you could grab a 50% charge in 5 minutes because Google only allows this phone to charge at 21W. While Google suggests a 50% charge in 30 minutes, that is not the case.
For smooth functioning of the phone during multi-tasking, the phone supports 8GB of RAM and has an internal storage of 128 GB. But the Pixel 7 does not have expandable memory. The phone is backed by the Mali-G710 MP7 and has an Octa-core (2x2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2x2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU.
The Pixel 7 retails for Rs 59,999 in India, which many people would likely consider a high price. By providing you with access to a tonne of RAM and a very well-organized display and battery, the Google Pixel 7 Pro 5G is here to increase your overall operational capacity. But it seems like storage is limited on the IP68 water-resistant smartphone. Simultaneously, when it comes to the design department, it is one of the best phones that Google has ever launched. In conclusion, we can say that even while there is a case to be made against the performance capabilities of the smartphone, there is no denying that the device is still sufficient and can run most programs and games in acceptable settings. We forgot to mention that the phone comes without a charger in the box, which might seem like a defect to many.;