The Google Pixel 7 has finally arrived in the office and we’ve started work on our full review. But first an unboxing. Priced at €649/$599, you get the phone in 64GB trim, a USB-C cable and a USB-A to USB-C dongle.
The Pixel 7 is not as clear a successor to the Pixel 6 as the 7 Pro. For starters, the phone comes with a smaller screen – 6.3 inches vs 6.4 inches – and a battery – 4,355mAh vs 4,614 mAh. This could be a huge boost for people after a smaller phone.
But on the other hand, the €459/$449 Google Pixel 6a is actually less than last year’s Pixel 6 and this year’s 7.
The Pixel 7 has a wider selfie camera, and a better main camera than the Pixel 6a, and is powered by a faster Tensor G2 chip. But in addition to saving money by going with the Pixel 6a, you’re also getting better battery life – the smaller phone has a bigger battery!
Then there’s last year’s Pixel 6, which might still be the best deal you’ll find in stores. We’ll revisit this debate at the end of our review, stay tuned!