Google Pixel 7

Google Pixel 7 (GVU6C)
Google Pixel 7 black back
Google Pixel 7 black right side
Google Pixel 7 green overview
Google Pixel 7 green back
Google Pixel 7 white back
Google Pixel 7 white front left side
Google Pixel 7 white front right side
Google Pixel 7 white back left side
Google Pixel 7 white back right side
Google Pixel 7 white right side
128 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Google Pixel 7

  • Bright and compact screen
  • Affordable flagship
  • Convenient camera features
  • Fast Android updates
  • Tensor, while powerful, is not as powerful as Snapdragon/Apple A-SoC

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Google Pixel 7 product details

The Google Pixel 7 is the best Google has to offer in a compact package. Compared to other flagships, the Pixel 7 is also more affordable. On paper, therefore, it seems like a bargain. Whether it really is, we'll find out here.

Recognizable, evolved design

Google has created a refinement of the Pixel 6 for the Pixel 7. It doesn't look spectacularly different. For example, the signature camera bar on the back has remained intact although it now has a metallic color. It stands out better because of this, but it also scratches faster. For the frame of the Pixel 7, Google opted for matte aluminum. The front and back are made of Gorilla Glass Victus which is scratch and what is to some extent drop resistant. The screen size falls slightly smaller than its predecessor at 6.3, making it slightly more compact. Google still applies an FHD+ OLED screen with 90Hz screen refresh that can now go up to 1400 nits bright. Want more? Then you have to go with the Pixel 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 green overview

Several camera improvements

As handsome as the Google Pixel 7 may look, it's still more about the camera. And especially on the rear. This year, Google is applying a 50MP main camera with an Octa PD Quad Bayer layout. That's an expensive way of saying the camera sensor is more light-sensitive. So expect better exposed photos under any circumstance. The software Google is known for will also help with this. Furthermore, the laser autofocus sensor (LDAF) and optical image stabilization (OIS) do a nice job. So, like previous years, this Pixel 7 shoots very good photos. And also videos. For example, the video mode now has its own image stabilization and a Cinematic Blur function.

Main Google Pixel 7 specs

  • 6.3 inches with FHD+ resolution, 90Hz display and bright 1400 nits
  • 10.8MP selfie camera with portrait mode and face unlock
  • 50+12MP rear camera with 114° wide angle and 4K video
  • Google Tensor G2 processor with ample 8GB of RAM memory
  • Choice of 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage memory (non-expandable)
  • 4355mAh battery with 30W wired charging + wireless charging
  • Dual SIM (SIM slot for nanoSIM and eSIM)
  • 5G support for extra fast Internet outdoors
  • Five-year Android security updates, three-year Android updates

Powered by Tensor

Google equips the Pixel 7 with its own Tensor chip; the Tensor G2. This chipset developed specifically for the Pixel line makes features like those for the camera. Think Photo Unblur where you can make old blurred photos sharp again. But also Real Tone that can better capture skin tones. Or think of real-time translation of spoken text. Useful when abroad and you don't speak the local language. Google also promises improved battery life but that is pretty much negated by the application of a smaller battery. Fortunately, there's 30W fast charging. Oh, and of course the slightly lower price helps too.


Google Pixel 7 in the news

Pixel 7 Pro Hands On Unbox Therapy

Video shows prototype of Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

Rumors ·

Lewis Hilsenteger showed prototypes of the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro on his YouTube channel Unbox Therapy. He did this alongside the existing Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which gives us a good comparison.

At the beginning of the video Lewis warns that both the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro do not boot up. Both phones are prototypes, and Google may have locked both phones remotely. Something it has also done with other prototypes.

That said, we do get a good look at the exterior. Both a scale and ruler are brought to the table. But as far as we're concerned, it gets interesting when Lewis compares the new Pixels to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

Compact Pixel 7

It then becomes clear that the Pixel 7 in particular is getting a bit more compact. The device is both less wide and less long. Google is most likely applying a slightly smaller screen than the 6.4-inch OLED screen of the Pixel 6. However, the screen bezels are also slightly smaller, adding to a smaller device.

Google Pixel 7 width in millimeters
Pixel 7 has become more than 1.5 millimeters narrower

The Pixel 7 Pro remains largely the same size as the 6 Pro. However, the screen edges are a bit more uniform with a smaller chin than last year. Both devices have a glossy back made of glass—ideal for collecting fingerprints. The Pro's frame is also glossy, thanks to its polished finish. On the non-Pro version, we see a matte finish.

Android 13

Lewis expects Google to launch both Pixel phones in early October. In previous years, new Pixel phones were always released along with the launch of a new Android version. Android 13, however, has already been announced in mid-August. But this year everything is different, as Google showed the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro already in early May during Google I/O.


Google Pixel 7 Ebay

Prototype of Google Pixel 7 put up for sale

Remarkable ·

Always wanted to own an unannounced phone? Then this might be your chance. Someone has put a prototype of the Google Pixel 7 up for sale on eBay. Bidding starts at $450.

The seller offers the Pixel 7 in "excellent, new condition, with no signs of use." Even the original accessories are still in the box. This is the 128GB Stormy Black version with a 6.4-inch screen and Google Tensor processor. This Google Pixel 7 has the type number GUV6C and runs Android 13 with some specific Pixel apps still under development.

Google Pixel 7 listing on eBay
Pictures of the Pixel 7 appeared on eBay

Google itself does not seem to be keen on the sale on eBay, it is now no longer possible to bid on this auction. Although it is not certain that Google is the reason the sale has ended, it is plausible. The Google Pixel 7 is not yet officially in stores, and until this happens, Google owns all units. So expect this story to get a sequel.

Same screen

Google has already shown the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro but those were mostly images of the back. The seller also shows pictures of the front. And on it we see a chin that is fairly similar to the Pixel 6. So in this at least, the Pixel 7 does not differ.

Google Pixel 7 Pro reflection
Reflection of the Google Pixel 7 Pro

A fun detail; in one of the photos of the back, we see the reflection of another Pixel phone. The Pixel 7 Pro. This suggests that the seller is in possession of another unannounced Pixel phone. Whether the seller will also attempt to put that one up for sale remains to be seen.


Pixel 7 Series

Google gives early preview of Pixel 7

Redesigned camera bar and 2nd generation Tensor

Phone news ·

During its I/O event, Google previewed the yet-to-be-announced Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. These two phones will be released in the Fall, but Google could not resist showing both phones in advance.

It's mostly the looks that we get to see. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro look a lot like their predecessors. There, Google introduced the camera bar; a strip that houses the various cameras. This gives the current Pixel generation a distinctive and recognizable look. Google is sticking to that for the 7 and 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during Google I/O 2022
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

What's more, the camera bar now becomes even more prominent. Instead of black, it gets a color and the aluminum of the side now extends into the camera bar. The Pixel 7 features a dual camera, with the 7 Pro adding a third camera, presumably a zoom camera. Also coming are new colors including Obsidian, Snow and Lemongrass for the Pixel 7 and exclusively Hazel for the Pixel 7 Pro

2nd generation Tensor

We don't know what new features the Pixel 7 series will have; Google didn't tell us. That there will be seems clear because the second-generation Tensor processor powers both phones. That self-developed chipset will undoubtedly enable new features. Google introduced the Tensor chip in the Pixel 6 generation.


Pixel 6 Pro yellow Camera Bar

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro possibly use the same camera as before

Rumors ·

A rumor has surfaced about Google's yet-to-be-announced Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. According to this report, both phones will use exactly the same cameras as their predecessors. And still that camera will be better.

We can't say we are surprised by this post from Yogesh Brar. After all, Google used the exact same 12.2 megapixel sensor for years. And despite that, Pixel camera's always ranked high compared to the competition. The reason for this? Computational Photography.

Google Pixel 6 Pro camera
Camera from the Pixel 6 we may see again with the 7

And that's exactly the part where we expect improvement in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Google is incredibly good at boosting photo (and recently) video quality by using software. The AI algorithm HDR+ in particular is responsible for this. This algorithm really shines when it is processed by dedicated custom hardware. That is exactly why Google has developed its own Tensor chipset.

Tensor 2 and HDR+

Possibly the two will work together even better in late 2022 when Google announces its latest generation of Pixel phones. Reason why the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro may get the same camera features as the 6 Pro but still shoot better photos and videos.

Earlier, it was rumored that the 7th generation Pixel phones will have almost the same design, albeit slightly refined. With the Pixel 6, Google introduced an entirely new (and distinctive) design language with a camera bar on the back. With this, Google fixes the problem of phones wobbling on a table. Most manufacturers nowadays place their cameras in the corner which makes the whole very unstable.


Most important Google Pixel 7 specifications

Dimensions 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm
Weight 197 grams
Item ID GVU6C
Codename Google Cheetah
EAN code 0889728008068, 0840244700676, 0840244700669, 0840244700652, 0810029936668, 0810029936651, 0810029936644
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 13
Display
Color display 6.3 inch, OLED, hole-punch display
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 50 MP, dual camera sensor
Processor Google Tensor, octa core
Secondary camera 10.8 MP
Materials
Dust and waterproof
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4355 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

All Google Pixel 7 specifications


Video's about the Google Pixel 7

Everyone has them on their phones; blurred photos taken with your old cell phone. The Google Pixel 7 Pro with Photo Unblur can make them sharp again. And it works like this

Meet the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Phones built on the Tensor G2 processor, and you can tell. Especially in the camera. More on that in this video

Google shows its Pixel lineup for 2022 that also includes the unreleased Pixel 7, 7 Pro and Pixel Watch

Google gives first look of Pixel 7 Pro with a revamped camera bar made entirely of aluminum and a 2nd generation Tensor processor

This is a welcome surprise! Google is already showing off the Pixel 7! Doesn't come until the fall of 2022 but already on display. What do you think of it?


Alternatives of the Google Pixel 7

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Google Pixel 7 (GVU6C)
Google Pixel 4 (G020I)
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (G986)

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 Current product  
Fingerprint recognition
Android131010
Color display6.3 inch, OLED, hole-punch display5.7 inch, Full HD+ Flexible OLED6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 50 MP, dual camera sensor12.2 MP, 16 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
ProcessorGoogle Tensor, octa core1.78 GHz, 2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa coreOcta core
Secondary camera10.8 MP8 MP10 MP
Dust and waterproof
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4355 mAh2800 mAh4500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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