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10 things to know about Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

December 27, 2022

The new Pixel 7 series is officially out. Some time has passed and so we can talk about the two models a bit more. After using them for a bit, here are the things you should know before buying one of them.

1. Pixel 7 - Super powerful and super useful.

The regular Pixel 7 model is fast, secure, and helpful, with advanced photo and video features and all-day battery life. Take authentic photos with Enhanced Real Tone and incredible videos with Cinematic Blur. Its super-sharp 6.3-inch display is fast and highly responsive for smoother gaming and scrolling. And it's 25% brighter for better viewing outdoors. Pixel 7 can be purchased for $600 and it is available in snow, obsidian, and lime green.

2. Pixel 7 Pro - Google's most pro phone.

Pixel 7 Pro is Googleā€™s phone that excels at everything. It's fast and secure, offers all-day battery life, and has a 6.7-inch Fluid Display that intelligently adjusts at up to 120Hz for an immersive experience. The triple rear camera system includes a dedicated 5x telephoto lens and 30x High-Resolution Zoom feature for crisp, clear photos from afar. Enhanced ultra-wide angle lens with autofocus allows you to use the function Macro focus for incredible photos of the smallest details. Pixel 7 Pro can be purchased starting at $899 and is available in snow, obsidian, and lichen green.

3. Stylish and strong, inside and out.

It's Pixel's most refined design, with a smooth glass rear panel, an aluminum camera frame, and a viewfinder. Pixel 7 Pro has a select and sophisticated look with brushed aluminum, and Pixel 7 is very elegant with its matte aluminum finish. Both phones are made from recycled materials. And they are as strong as they are attractive. Pixel can resist water and dust thanks to its IP68 protection. The screen is scratch resistant, with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

4. Tensor G2 - The brain behind it all.

Google Tensor G2 is the next-generation processor built specifically for the Pixel with advanced machine learning and Google speech recognition capabilities. It makes Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro faster, more efficient, more secure, and even more useful. In addition, it offers the best photo and video quality of the Pixel thanks to the next-generation High-Resolution Zoom, up to two times faster Night Vision processing, Face Focus for sharper photos and new features such as Cinematic blur.

5. The most advanced Pixel cameras to date.

The quality of photos and videos from the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro cameras is extraordinary. The large main sensor brings light and detail, even in low light. Pixel 7's front-facing camera is now the same as Pixel 7 Pro's, so you'll be able to take better low-light photos and stunning 4K videos at 60 fps, as well as enjoy a wide field of view for your group selfies.

With Cinematic Blur, you can make videos worthy of Hollywood. With True Tone, all skin tones are reflected beautifully and accurately, now also in Night Vision mode. Sharpen Photo improves your blurry photos, whether they are new or old. And with Assisted Framing, people with low vision can be guided by sounds and vibration technology to take the best selfies. Take photos the way you see the real thing with favorite Pixel features like Magic Eraser, Motion mode, and Face Focus.

6. Security improved.

Pixel 7 is the most secure and private Pixel ever made. Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 security chip bring multiple layers of security to the Pixel to help keep your personal information safe. With Face Unlock and fingerprint unlock, you can unlock your phone quickly and easily with just a look or a touch. With a built-in Google One VPN, the Pixel will help protect your online activity, no matter what app or web browser you use (coming soon). Plus, Pixel includes at least 5 years of security updates, so you'll have an increasingly secure phone.

7. All the help you need, in many different ways.

Pixel is more useful than ever. At a glance, it shows you useful information at the most opportune moment, such as baggage claim information at the airport or when a package is going to be delivered to your home. And with voicemail transcription, you can read audio messages. With Voice Typing with Assistant, you can type with your voice, now in other languages, such as Spanish, French, and Italian.

Search on the Pixel is faster and more powerful: it searches your entire phone and the Internet. And every few months, the Pixel receives software updates with new and more Best features, tips, and tricks. So Pixel is getting better and better.

8. The battery lasts all day.

Pixel Smart Battery can last more than 24 hours. It can learn what your favorite applications are so you don't waste energy on the ones you hardly use. If you turn on Extreme Battery Saver, the battery can last up to 72 hours. And with the compatible 30W USB-C charger (sold separately), your Pixel charges super-fast - up to 50% charge in about 30 minutes.

9. All the help you need, personalized for you.

Earbuds, smartwatches, and Pixel phones work together to help you through your day. You can easily connect your Pixel devices and switch between them so you can watch, listen or work on the one you want at any time. Control your smart or entertainment devices from your phone, headphones, or smartwatch. And use your favorite Google apps, like Assistant, Maps, and YouTube Music, when and where you need them.

10. The best of Google, included with Pixel.

Pixel 7 includes 3 months of YouTube Premium and Google One. The savings is almost $40 in total and will help you get the most out of your new Pixel. And while the new Pixel 7 is not the most powerful phone on the market, it offers some great features and camera options, which are more than a bang-for-the-buck deal.