By Mark Haskell
Google, one of the many brands that provide cell phones to its clientele, has been creating more and more gadgets lately.
The most recent addition to the Pixel lineup is the Google Pixel 7 and the 7 Pro. I was given the 7 Pro for Christmas and now, two months later, I am still impressed by the phone.
It has distinct traits that I have never seen before in a phone, such as an unusually long-lasting battery, the ability to translate different languages live while having conversations, improved camera quality and features, and improved performance, among other fascinating aspects that I have yet to explore.
The Google Pixel 7 and the 7 Pro were both released to stores worldwide Oct. 13, 2022, where the price range was between $599 to $1,099 depending on the model that you purchase and the amount of storage it has.
Some of the other features the phone has includes scratch-resistant cover glass and a higher maximum brightness. It can go up to 1,000 nits in high dynamic range and can go up to 1,500 nits in standard definition - 1,500 nits is considered peak brightness to the phone.
Another feature I prefer in the Pixel 7 Pro is that it has a full 24 hours more battery life than the previous model, with a function called Extreme Battery Saver. This function gives the phone a long-lasting boost until one can access a charger.
The Pixel 6 did not have the face unlock function, which I am pleased to have on this model, alongside a new processor and camera features.
The Pixel 2 XL was the first Pixel phone I was given during my sophomore year of high school and it was a powerful phone for 2017. This model came with a better camera for the time and features that I could easily navigate while testing a new phone.
It came with a fingerprint sensor on the back while the 7 comes with one that is under the screen. The 7 Pro has a faster processor for 2022, while the 2 XL is discontinued and came with a processor that would be considered slow today.
The pros of these two Pixel phones, the 2 XL and the 7 Pro, are that they have very good cameras that produce amazing quality photos and these two phones possess long lasting batteries. I concede that they have different quantities within their batteries in milliamp hours.
A significant negative with the 2 XL is that it no longer receives software updates, while the 7 Pro is still receiving new features.
I will forever remain an Android user because it is an ecosystem that I prefer more than iOS. It is less complicated to navigate than iOS, has more features than iOS, and performs much better than iOS in my opinion. If you are looking for a new phone, at any time in the year, I would have you perhaps consider the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
A: A great selection in the Android lineup