At Frandroid, we have made it our mission to inform you, but also to guide you in your tech purchasing options. Some devices clearly stand out: this is the case with Google’s Pixel 7. Here’s why we recommend it.
Exceptional photo performance A well-calibrated and bright screen One of the best quality/price ratios on the market Android 13 interface in the hair Available at €649 on Orange
Pixel 7: the latest from Google
How to choose the best possible smartphone, the one that will become our daily companion? It can be difficult to navigate the flood of devices that come out each month, and especially to define which model would be the most suitable for our needs. However, some phones stand out from the crowd: this is the case of the Google Pixel 7 (and its big brother, the Pixel 7 Pro), the brand new model from the Mountain View company.
Today, we tell you why we highly recommend this Pixel 7… and if it is suitable for your needs.
We have also integrated it into three of our major guides:
The back of the Pixel 7 // Source: Frandroid – Chloé Pertuis
Why buy the Pixel 7 in 2022?
Here are three good reasons to buy a Pixel 7 (or a 7 Pro).
It’s a no-brainer: the Pixel 7 is the best in photos in its price class — and beyond. Google’s algorithms are still working wonders, and the various brand-specific options are very practical, such as the magic eraser, which is still there, but also the new Anti Blur function as well as Super Res Zoom, a zoom digital x8. The portraits are still as successful, the selfie sensor is very efficient, and even the video is particularly satisfactory (4K @60 FPS).
For her look
Sometimes looks matter too. The Pixel 7 perfects its unique design, marked by the horizontal bar containing the photo sensors. This is refined compared to the Pixel 6 and gains a more discreet aluminum coating. The finishes are excellent, the grip pleasant, in particular thanks to the reduction in the size of the screen (from 6.4 to 6.3 inches) and the weight of the phone (197 grams). A beautiful object in short, capable a priori of approaching the years well.
For software experience and updates
Buying a Google smartphone allows you to take advantage of the Pixel Experience interface. You will therefore be entitled to a very specific version of Android 13. The user experience is particularly fluid and pleasant, with multiple options, including customization, like Monet. Another advantage, you will benefit from Android updates first, and this, for at least three years – while security patches are guaranteed for five years. The Pixel 7 is therefore a particularly future-proof phone in terms of software.
Pixel 7: the downsides to know
The main weak points of the Pixel 7 relate to autonomy and recharging. The first, of a day and a half, is a bit disappointing, especially in comparison with the previous model. It is especially the slowness of the 20W recharge (despite the official 30 W charger) that we will regret, and which can be disabling on a daily basis if you are a frequent user. On the other hand, if you are used to charging your phone at night no matter what, this shouldn’t be a problem for you.
You will understand, there are downsides, yes. But the Pixel 7 is the kind of smartphone that manages to deliver an overall experience so satisfying that it manages to overlook its flaws.
If you want to know everything about Google’s new phone, head over to Titouan’s full Pixel 7 review.
Pixel 7 ou Pixel 6 ?
It is legitimate to ask the question, the Pixel 6 being only a year old, and the differences between the two generations not being monstrous. Just as we are entitled to hesitate between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13, the question arises between the Pixel 7 and 6. The Google Pixel 7 costs 649 euros in 128 GB and 749 euros in 256 GB. The Pixel 6 costs him 549 euros with 128 GB of storage, or 100 euros less.
On the left the Pixel 6, on the right the Pixel 7 // Source: Frandroid – Chloé Pertuis
If you prioritize price or even battery life, the Pixel 6 may be a better choice. If you want the longest theoretical lifespan, thanks to an additional year of updating, compactness, but also new features (such as facial recognition or “Super Res” zoom), as well as design, you can clearly turn to the Pixel 7.
If you are unsure, you can consult our versus of the two models.
Where to buy The
Google Pixel 7 at the best price?
Google Pixel 7
Lower its price with the trade-in of your old smartphone
Who is the Pixel 7 made for?
The Google Pixel 7 is for those who:
take pictures all the time; seek a perfect software experience; want to keep their phone for a long time; charge their phone at night.
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