Compare the latest Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to the Pixel 6 from 2021.
Google has made the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro available to the public. After a major redesign with the Pixel 6 lineup the previous year, the Pixel 7 series presents only small improvements as opposed to significant alterations.
The chassis’ recognizable camera bar is still present, however this year it is coated in metal rather than glass. Naturally, the Tensor chip, which has been in development for years, is back beneath the hood, but this time it’s a newer model called the Tensor G2. In addition, unlike the Pixel 6 series, the Pixel 7 supports facial recognition to unlock your phone, and also makes several camera-related adjustments that should improve zoom quality. For more information on the camera modifications, check CNET’s in-depth articles on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
The differences between the base models and the pro models are more noticeable than those between the previous and successor, as was the case with the iPhone 14 range. For instance, the Pixel 7 Pro boasts a telephoto lens that can zoom up to 5x optically and 30x digitally in addition to having a larger screen. The Pixel 7 does not have a telephoto lens. Unlike the Pixel 7’s base model, the Pixel 7 Pro has a new macro photography mode. Both phones support 5G, but the carrier’s capability for ultra-fast millimeter wave 5G connectivity varies.
Despite persistently rising inflation, the starting prices for the Pixel 7 ($599) and Pixel 7 Pro ($899) from last year remain the same. Preorders for both phones are now open, and they both go on sale on October 13.
Check out the specs chart below for a side-by-side comparison to see how the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro compare. Check out how the Pixel stacks up against Apple and Samsung smartphones if you’re curious about how the Pixel compares against its rivals.