Here’s the Google Pixel 7a review you’ve been waiting for, the latest addition to the A-Series lineup, as Google is trying its best to deliver the best Pixel at an affordable price. It features the powerful Google Tensor G2 processor and the dedicated Titan M2 security chip, ensuring a safe, fast, and improved performance compared to their last Pixel 6a.
The Pixel 7a brings many must-have features from our premium phones to an A-series device for the first time, including Face Unlock, 8GB of RAM, an up to 90Hz Smooth Display, and wireless charging. You’ll enjoy the core Pixel experience that users love. Recently announced at the Google I/O developer summit, the Pixel 7a is a worthy successor to the highly regarded Pixel 6a.
Let’s dive right into today’s Google Pixel 7a review, and find out whether it’s really an upgrade from the Pixel 6A or if you just go for the Pixel 7 instead.
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Before jumping into the overall Google Pixel 7A Review, here’s a quick heads up about the Google Pixel 7a’s good and bad sites:
|👍 90Hz Smooth HDR display ;
👍 Flagship Google Tensor G2 processor;
👍 AI-powered Pixel Call Assist features;
👍 Slim design & recycled aluminum housing.
|👎 Thick display bezel;
👎 No 3.5mm headphone jack, nor microSD storage expansion.
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The Pixel 7A impresses with its design and build quality, drawing inspiration from the new Pixel 7 while featuring a slightly thinner camera bump. The device is constructed with a combination of recycled aluminum framing, a plastic back, and a Gorilla Glass 3 front.
To add to its appeal, the Pixel 7A comes with an IP67 rating, providing dust and water resistance. This feature offers peace of mind, ensuring the device can withstand rain or sudden splashes without worry.
At the bottom of the Pixel 7A, you’ll find two stereo speakers that deliver impressive audio quality, and right between the speakers, you will find the fast USB-C 3.2 port. The inclusion of dual SIM support and an additional e-SIM adds convenience for users. The volume and power buttons offer tactile feedback and satisfying clickiness, enhancing the overall user experience.
The Pixel 7A boasts a 6.1-inch OLED display that also has high brightness mode along with FHD+. With a higher 90Hz refresh rate compared to the previous 60Hz, the display now offers a smoother scrolling experience, which is a definite plus. The 1080×2400 resolution provides crisp visuals, measuring 429ppi.
While the display bezel of the Pixel 7A may appear slightly thicker compared to other Pixel models, it does not detract from the overall aesthetics of the device. And for security, the Pixel 7A incorporates an optical fingerprint sensor embedded within the display. Although it may not be the fastest, it offers reliable and convenient security.
Another notable feature is the always-on display, which allows for quick and convenient glances at essential information and supports features such as “Now Playing” for easy music identification.
The Pixel 7A brings significant improvements in the camera department, offering a dual-camera setup with enhanced capabilities. With a primary 64MP wide camera boasting an f/1.9 aperture and Google’s super res zoom of up to 8x, users can capture detailed and vibrant photos. The camera’s optical image stabilization ensures steady and shake-free videos, allowing for smooth 4K recording at 60fps.
Additionally, the Pixel 7A features a 13MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, providing a 120-degree field of view. This allows for capturing expansive landscapes or fitting more subjects into the frame. The camera is equipped with autofocus and both optical and electronic image stabilization, ensuring sharp and stabilized shots.
Selfie enthusiasts will appreciate the upgraded 13MP front camera, compared to the previous 8MP variant. With its f/2.2 aperture and the ability to record 4K videos at 30fps, users can capture high-quality self-portraits and enjoy improved video recording capabilities.
The Pixel 7A delivers a commendable performance, leveraging the same chipset as its predecessor, the Pixel 7. Powered by the new Google Tensor G2, a 5-nanometer chipset, the device offers an enhanced processing speed of up to 2.85GHz, compared to last year’s 2.80GHz. The device performs great in terms of gaming thanks to its 90Hz display along with the new processor, playing games like Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt was pretty snappy.
An important addition to the Pixel 7A is the Titan M2 security chipset, providing robust protection for sensitive information, including financial data, personal details, and photos. Users can trust that their data remains secure and protected.
While the Pixel 7A offers a single RAM and storage variant with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB storage, it excels in terms of speed. The LPDDR5 RAM enables faster data processing, and the inclusion of quick UFS 3.2 storage ensures swift app launches and efficient file management.
Although do keep in mind, that the OnePlus 11R comes with a much better deal against the Pixel 7a in terms of performance and price overall, we’ve covered the review on that, feel free to check it out.
The Pixel 7A excels in the software department, running on the latest Android 13 operating system. This ensures users have access to the newest features and improvements. Additionally, Pixel feature drop updates further enhance the user experience, introducing new functionalities and enhancements over time.
One of the notable advantages of the Pixel 7A is the extended security updates offered by Google, promising 5 years of security support. However, there is no specific information regarding the years of OS updates, but Google usually provides at least 3-years of OS updates.
The Pixel 7A introduces convenient features like voice message transcription and a new long-exposure camera mode, distinguishing it from its predecessor, the 6A. Moreover, users can enjoy the full suite of Pixel customization options, including themes, along with the newly introduced cinematic wallpapers and emoji wallpapers showcased during Google’s I/O event.
When it comes to battery performance, the Pixel 7A offers a decent experience. Despite having a slightly smaller 4385mAh battery capacity compared to last year’s Pixel 6a’s 4410, it still manages to provide a full day of usage on a single charge.
Additionally, the inclusion of wireless charging is a welcome addition, allowing for convenient and hassle-free charging. The 18W wired charging with fast charging support ensures that you can quickly top up your device when needed.
However, it is worth mentioning that the absence of a charger in the box may be disappointing for some users.
While still understanding the overall features inside the Google Pixel 7A review, there are still more details to go, google pixel 7a’s full specification consists of all the information down below.
Here’s a closer look at the overall Google Pixel 7A specs, for further inspection:
|Google Pixel 7A
|6.1’’ 9Hz FHD+ OLED, 1080×2400 pixels 429 ppi, HDR, Always-On display
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Main: 64 MP, f/1.89, Wide, Contrast AF, Sony IMX787
Features: Super Res Zoom up to 8x 13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ Ultrawide, OIS, EISVideo: 4K@30fps
Front: 13 MP f/2.2, 95˚ Ultra-Wide FOV
CPU: Google Tensor G2 (5nm)
GPU: Mali-G710 MP7
|RAM & ROM
|8GB+128GB (LPDDR5), UFS 3.1
|Stereo Speakers, Loud Speakers
3.5mm Jack: NO
|4,385mAh, Wireless Charging
|Under-display Fingerprint (Optical), Face Unlock
|5G, LTE, Bluetooth 5.3
|Snow, Charcoal, Sea, Coral
In short, the Pixel 7A’s software and user interface provide a user-friendly experience with the latest Android version, regular feature updates, and ample customization options, ensuring a smooth and personalized usage.
Pixel 7A’s camera setup offers versatility and improved image quality, enabling users to capture stunning photos and videos in various scenarios. And in terms of battery performance strikes a good balance between longevity and convenience, making it suitable for everyday use.
Get the Google Pixel 7A, if
- You want a device that has a sleek design and attractive colors;
- You require a new Pixel device with the latest features;
- You need great performance with Google’s new 5nm chipset.
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