TD Tests: The Google Pixel 7 Pro

Carry your best travel companion with you on your next trip, and return with the best pictures clicked ever on a smartphone with the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

Google hasn’t launched a Pixel flagship device in India since the Google Pixel 3 hit retail shelves in the country back in 2018. That’s not the only reason we’re excited about the all-new Google Pixel 7 Pro. Google’s Pixel phones have upped their camera game and offer the best Android experience. Enough reason to switch to the Pixel 7 Pro?

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro is one of the best looking smartphones your money can buy right now. Image: Courtesy Google.

Good looks and great performance

Google’s Pixel phones have stood out with their elegant design aesthetic. We’ll say this: The Pixel 7 Pro isn’t just the best-looking Pixel ever, it’s also one of the best-looking smartphones your money can buy. The camera band is probably the 7 Pro’s most distinct design element; it sets it apart in a cluttered market.

The polished chassis doesn’t just look premium but full marks to Google for crafting this with recycled materials. The new design plays out particularly well in the hazel colour option. It’s a happy meeting point between grey and green, and one of the prettiest shades on any smartphone now.

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro in the hazel colour option complements the new design.
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At 212gm, this is no lightweight. It also feels a tad slippery; one reason you might want to secure the 7 Pro with a back cover. Google doesn’t cut corners on the display. It’s a gorgeous 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display that crams 512 Pixels per inch. The 120Hz refresh rate makes it ultra-smooth and gamer-friendly. With a peak brightness of 1500 nits, you get great visibility outdoors.

Latest OS updates

Google’s Pixel 6a powered by Google Tensor chip impressed us with its ultra-smooth performance during our tests. The Pixel 7 Pro takes it to the next level. At its heart is Google’s very own Tensor G2 chipset — a 4nm chipset with two Cortex-X1 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores. It’s enough firepower even if you push this device over the edge.

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With the latest security updates, the Google Pixel 7 Pro gives you the best user experience on any Android smartphone. Image: Courtesy Google.

Google is also touting the M2 Titan chip built with multiple layers of security that makes your phone more resilient to sophisticated attacks. Add the seamless Google experience with the latest OS updates and security updates and you do get one of the best user experiences on any Android smartphone.

Be Google smart with the Pixel 7 Pro

We’ve been big fans of the Pixel camera at TravelDine. The Pixel 7 Pro is no exception. This is easily one of the best smartphone cams of the year and a great travel and lifestyle companion. The Pixel 7 Pro combines a 50MP primary lens, 48MP telephoto lens, and 12MP ultra-wide lens. The Pixel 7 Pro aces lowlight and zoom photography; you can shoot up to 5x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom.

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro is one of the best Android flagships of 2022.
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Google has been a pioneer in Computational photography, the Pixel 7 Pro offers a cool bunch of tricks including Magic Eraser that we first checked out on the Pixel 6a and the new Photo unblur that allows you to fix blurry images even shot on other smartphones.

The Google Pixel 7 Pro hits all the right notes; it’s one of the best Android flagships of 2022. It’s a perfect blend of hardware and software backed with all the Google smarts and the latest Android updates. You get a gorgeous display, stellar design, and a dependable (5000 mAh) battery. But most of all it’s that Pixel Cam.

Details: The Google Pixel 7 Pro (12GB/128GB) costs Rs 84,999. It comes in Hazel, Snow, and Obsidian.

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Ashwin Rajagopalan is a Chennai-based content architect, writer, speaker, and cultural intelligence coach. He writes extensively on travel and culture, food and drink, gadgets, and trends.

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