So, what’s the change between the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel 6 Pro?
Introducing the Google Pixel 7 Pro
Following a brief tease of the devices at Google I/O 2018, Google unveiled the Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch, on October 6, 2018.
We compared the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 in another article, but in this one, we’ll see how the Pixel 7 Pro compares to the Pixel 6 Pro.
Should you make an upgrade? What are the primary distinctions between the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro?
The Google Pixel 7 Pro starts at the same price as the Pixel 6 Pro in the US and the UK, namely $899 and £899.
The Pixel 6 Pro’s price is likely to fall following the release of the Pixel 7 Pro, though it is unclear how much. It is currently about $100/£100 less expensive in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively.
- Pixel 7 Pro’s dimensions are 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm and weigh 212g.
- Pixel 6 Pro’s dimensions are 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm and weigh 210g.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is similar to its predecessor in appearance, with a prominent camera housing that spans the width of the back, albeit with refinements. But it lacks the Pixel 6 Pro’s two-tone back, and the camera housing is made of metal rather than glass. This allows the lenses to stand out more.
The Pixel 7 Pro’s front resembles that of the Pixel 6 Pro, with a slightly curved display and a camera cutout in the top bezel. The Pixel 7 Pro is roughly the same size as its predecessor, with a slightly shorter height and wider width. It is also slightly heavier.
Both the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro are water and dust resistant to IP68 standards. The Pixel 6 Pro comes in Stormy Black, Cloudy White, and Sorta Sunny colors, while the Pixel 6 is only available in Stormy Black, Cloudy White, and Sorta Sunny. The Pixel 7 Pro is available in three colors: Snow, Obsidian, and Hazel.
- Pixel 7 Pro: 6.7-inch Quad HD+ LTPO OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
- Pixel 6 Pro: 6.7-inch Quad HD+ LTPO OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
The display specifications of the Google Pixel 7 Pro are nearly identical to those of the Pixel 6 Pro.
The Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz. The Quad HD+ resolution provides a 512ppi pixel density, and additional features include an Always On Display, HDR support, a high brightness mode, Now Playing, and At A Glance.
The Pixel 7 Pro also has a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, Quad HD+ resolution, and 512ppi pixel density. It has a brighter display than the Pixel 6 Pro, measuring 1500nits. The same features, such as an Always On Display and HDR support, are available elsewhere.
Gorilla Glass Victus protects both the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro.
Hardware and technical specifications
Tensor G2 with 12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage, and a 5000mAh battery.
- Pixel 6 Pro with Google Tensor, 12GB of RAM, 128/256GB of storage, and a battery capacity of 5003mAh
Tensor G2, the company’s next-generation Tensor chip, powers the Google Pixel 7 Pro. Google Pixel 7 Pro’s chip should have more processing power for photos, videos, security, and speech recognition.
The Titan M2 security chip is also present, as are 12GB of RAM and storage options of 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB, none of which support microSD storage expansion.
Google Pixel 7 Pro features the first generation of Google’s Tensor chip, as well as the Titan M2 security chip. The Pixel 7 has 12GB of RAM, like the Pixel 7 Pro, but storage options are limited to 128GB or 256GB with no microSD card slot.
The Pixel 6 Pro has a 5003mAh battery, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a 5000mAh battery. Each device can charge via wired, wireless, or reverse wireless.
- Pixel 7 Pro has a triple rear camera (50MP primary, 12MP ultra-wide, and 48MP telephoto), as well as a 10.8MP front camera.
- Pixel 6 Pro has a triple rear camera (50MP primary + 12MP ultra-wide + 48MP telephoto), as well as an 11.1MP front camera.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro, like the Pixel 6 Pro, has a triple rear camera. There is a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 48-megapixel telephoto lens, just like the Pixel 6 Pro.
There are, however, some distinctions. The Pixel 7 Pro offers 5x optical zoom and 30x high-resolution zoom, while the Pixel 6 Pro offers 4x optical zoom and 20x high-resolution zoom.
In addition to Macro Focus and Motion Mode, the Pixel 7 Pro has Macro Focus, which the Pixel 6 Pro does not have. In every other way, the Pixel 7 Pro is identical to the Pixel 6 Pro, including Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Night Sight.
The front camera on the Pixel 6 Pro has an 11.2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, 1.22m pixels, and a 94-degree field of view. The Pixel 7 Pro’s front camera has 10.8 megapixels, an f/2.2 aperture, 1.22 million pixels, and a 92.8-degree field of view.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a similar but refined design to the Pixel 6 Pro, as well as the same display specifications, RAM, and battery capacity.
Under the hood is the next-generation Tensor chip, and on paper, the camera capabilities are significantly improved over the Pixel 6 Pro, despite the same resolutions.
If you can find a good deal on the Pixel 6 Pro, it’s a good option, but the Pixel 7 Pro is likely to have more features. If you’re thinking about upgrading, depending on which features are most important to you, it might not be worth it this time.