The Google Pixel 7 Pro is the phone to purchase this holiday season. Luckily, we were able to get our hands on the recently released Pixel 7 Pro. The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch OLED curved display with QHD+ resolution. The new Tensor G2 CPU improves battery life and has increased clock speeds, which allows for faster multitasking. The Pixel 7 Pro comes with 12GB of RAM and comes in three non-expandable storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The 5,000 mAh battery allows for at least 24 hours of battery life. Users can use biometrics to secure their phone, such as the on-screen fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock. The Pixel 7 Pro uses the recently released Android 13 and comes with 5G capability.
The Pixel 7 Pro package comes with the phone, a USB-C cable (charging brick not included), a SIM card ejector tool, and a Quick Switch Adapter, which is used for transferring data between devices. The Pixel 7 Pro is available in three colors: Hazel, Snow (which we’re using in this review), and Obsidian. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone, and the SIM card slot is on the left side; some may not like the placement of the buttons. The volume buttons felt a little uncomfortable to me, as I had to move my finger more to reach the volume down button. There’s no headphone jack, and the front camera is in the center of the screen. On the back, there are three rear cameras that have an aluminum cover over the lenses.
With the Pixel 7 Pro, users can switch between 1080p and 1440p resolutions. The display is very crisp and there was no loss in quality when switching between different apps. I didn’t have any problems with the curved screen, even though it’s not everyone’s preference. The Google search bar is at the bottom of the screen and can’t be moved, which some users may not like. When using the three-button navigation setting, I had to press more on the screen for my touches to register. When using the gesture navigation, some of my gestures were misinterpreted because of the curved display. My gestures were tracked more accurately when I changed the back sensitivity to low in the Settings app.
The Pixel phones are known for their great cameras, and the Pixel 7 Pro doesn’t disappoint. The Pixel 7 Pro has different modes such as Night Sight, Motion, Portrait, Cinematic (adds blurry background to subjects), Panoramic, and Photo Sphere (360-degree photos). I was able to take very crisp and vibrant photos without much effort. After taking pictures, users can open the Google Photos app to edit their photos. Photo Unblur can make photos clearer by removing noise and blurriness. Magic Eraser is another feature where users can remove different objects in photos. If you’re looking for an amazing camera, this phone is a great selection.
I didn’t have any problems with performance while using this phone. I was able to alternate between taking pictures, playing games, checking social media, and watching videos without any lag, thanks to the Tensor G2 CPU. The battery lasts over 24 hours, which is what Google advertised; you don’t have to charge the phone multiple times a day. The only downside is that the phone’s battery gets overheated at times.
The Pixel 7 Pro is a great new smartphone for this holiday season. The price is based on the amount of internal storage users want: 128GB for $899, 256GB for $999, and 512GB for $1,099. The Pixel 7 Pro is sold everywhere smartphones are sold.