The Google Pixel 7 Pro is the company's most recent flagship smartphone, and it comes equipped with impressive features and capabilities. This review will evaluate the Pixel 7 Pro's design, display, camera, battery life, and software to determine how it stacks up against other premium smartphones currently available.
A metal frame encases the glass back of the Pixel 7 Pro, giving the device a streamlined and understated appearance. A camera module with four lenses and a flash that stands out on the rear panel has a matte finish resistant to fingerprints and smudges. There are three colour options available for the phone: black, white, and green. The phone has a rating of IP68, indicating that it is resistant to water and dust.
The display on the Pixel 7 Pro is an OLED panel that measures 6.7 inches and wraps around the sides of the phone to create a bezel-free appearance. Everything appears smooth and fluid because the display has a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Additionally, the mobile display is capable of supporting HDR10+ and adaptive brightness. Adaptive brightness adjusts the display's colour and contrast based on the room's amount of light. Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which is resistant to scratches and long-lasting, is used to protect the display of the device.
The Pixel 7 Pro has a single speaker at the bottom of the device, capable of producing loud and crystal-clear sound. The phone does not have a headphone jack or a slot for microSD cards, but it does have a USB-C port for charging and transferring data. The phone is compatible with both standard and reverse wireless charging, enabling you to charge other devices simply by placing them on the back of the phone.
The fingerprint scanner is embedded within the display of the Pixel 7 Pro, allowing for a quick and safe unlocking process. In addition, the phone has face recognition software that is effective in various lighting scenarios. The phone also comes equipped with gesture controls, allowing you to act simply by moving your hand in front of the screen.
Google's innovations in both its software and its hardware have contributed to the Pixel 7 Pro has one of the best cameras found on any smartphone. The device has four rear cameras: a 50-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and phase detection autofocus (PDAF), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view (FOV), an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with OIS and PDAF that offers up to 5x optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom, and a laser autofocus sensor that assists with focusing in low-light situations. The phone also has a dual-LED flash that can be used to achieve more even lighting.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro can take breathtaking photos and videos using various shooting modes and settings. The camera's dynamic range and level of detail can be improved thanks to the phone's support for HDR+. Additionally, the phone is equipped with Night Sight, enabling users to capture bright and clear photos in low-light conditions without using a flash. The phone also has a mode called Portrait Mode, which draws attention to the photograph's subject while blurring the background. The image quality of zoomed-in photos can also be improved with the help of a feature called Super Res Zoom, which uses artificial intelligence (AI).
Additionally, the phone is equipped with a Top Shot, which automatically looks through a series of photos and chooses the best one. Additionally, the phone is equipped with Motion Photos, enabling the user to record a brief video clip before and after taking a picture.
The Pixel 7 Pro is capable of recording videos with a resolution of up to 4K at a frame rate of up to 60 frames per second (fps) or with a resolution of up to Full HD at up to 240 fps for slow-motion effects. Additionally, the phone is equipped with Cinematic Pan support, enabling users to create fluid and stabilized videos while retaining a cinematic feel. The phone also has Audio Zoom, which allows users to amplify the sound of whatever they are zooming in on.
The front-facing camera on the Pixel 7 Pro has a resolution of 12 megapixels, allowing users to take high-quality selfies and participate in high-definition video chats. HDR+, Night Sight, Portrait Mode, Top Shot, Motion Photos, and Cinematic Pan are other features the front camera supports.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro battery has a capacity of 4500 mAh, and depending on how you use your device, it can provide power for up to two days on a single charge. The phone is capable of fast charging with the 18W charger included with the device, which allows the phone to be set from 0% to 50% in approximately 30 minutes. Additionally, the phone can wireless charging using any charger compatible with Qi and reverse wireless charging when used with other devices.
Android 12, the most recent iteration of Google's operating system, is what's inside the Pixel 7 Pro (OS). Android 12 comes with a user interface (UI) that is slick and easy to understand, along with widgets, themes, icons, fonts, colours and sounds that can be customized. App Hibernation automatically disables unused apps and frees up space; Private Compute Core processes sensitive data on your device without sending it to the cloud; and Privacy Dashboard shows you how apps access your data and permissions. These are just a few of the enhanced privacy and security features available in Android 12, including a new version of Google's Android operating system.