Google Pixel 7 Pro Vs Pixel 6 Pro: Are The Improvements Worth It?

Just a processor upgrade? that's it?


Google has finally revealed its new flagship smartphones, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The official announcement was made during the Pixel launch event, but most of the specs were leaked days before the event. So let’s compare the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Pixel 6 Pro.

Google also announced various other products besides the Pixel 7 lineup. During the event, the company showcased its new products, like the new Pixel Watch and tablet. However, the highlights of the event were the two flagship phones.

Google has also confirmed that both smartphones will be available for pre-order in India. Now the question is: Should you upgrade, and is it even worth the cost, or should you wait for the next Pixel?

TLDR: The major improvement in the new Pixel 7 Pro is the upgrade to the Google Tensor G2 chip. It features the same display, RAM, storage options, and battery capacity as the Pixel 6 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Vs Pixel 6 Pro

SpecificationPixel 7 ProPixel 6 Pro
Display6.7-inch LTPO QHD+ 120 Hz display
600-1000 nits
6.7-inch LTPO QHD+ 120 Hz display
500-800 nits
Resolution3120 x1440 3120 x1440
ProcessorGoogle Tensor G2Google Tensor
Back CameraMain: 50MP
Telephoto camera: 48MP (5x zoom) LDAF
Ultrawide Camera: 12MP
Main: 50MP
Telephoto camera: 48MP (4x zoom) LDAF
Ultrawide Camera: 12MP
Front Camera10.8MP with 4k recording support11.1MP with 4k recording support
Battery5000mAh with 30W fast charging, 21W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging5000mAh with 30W fast charging, 21W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging
Android version out of the boxAndroid 13Android 12
Dust/Water resistanceIP68IP68
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB UFS 3.2128GB, 256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1
ColorsSnow, Obsidian, and HazelStormy Black, Cloudy White, and Sorta Sunny

Which Pixel smartphone should you buy?

So far, the only redeeming factor for the Pixel 7 Pro is the new Google Tensor G2 chip. To be fair, the chip does offer more power for photos, videos, security, and speech recognition. The camera has improved slightly with up to 5x optical and 30x high-resolution zoom.

Regarding software, the Pixel 7 Pro will feature Macro Focus and Movie Motion Blur. These improvements are likely due to the new chip, which will also improve older features such as Face Unblur, Magic Eraser, and Real Tone. However, it is hard to justify the price point with only a single processor change.

Add to the fact that the Pixel 6 Pro is selling for around $699 (₹58,000), it doesn’t make a lot of sense to upgrade just yet. The prices for the Pixel 6 Pro are likely to drop even further once the Pixel 7 Pro launches. So it might be better to hold on to your wallets and grab a Pixel 6 Pro after the price drop or an online sale.

There’s also the iPhone 14 lineup as an alternative option for users who are tired of the Android ecosystem and want to try something new. Let us know your thoughts about the new Pixel 7 lineup in the comment section below.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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