Both the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 are powerful Android phones, but if you’re choosing between them, how do you easily compare? In this comprehensive guide, we detail the key differences separating them, so you can decide which of these Pixel phones is right for you.
Which of these is the biggest?
The Pixel Pro models are often bigger phones, due to their larger screen sizes. In this case, the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro share extremely similar dimensions, with only a 1mm difference in height.
With both Pro models also having the same width, you can buy either of them and get the same great, portable experience.
Which of these is the smallest?
If instead you are looking for the smallest phone in the range, the Pixel 7 is the device of choice.
At 155.6mm in height, compared to the Pixel 6’s 158.6mm, the Pixel 7 is the slightly more pocket-friendly phone of the two. If portability is essential when you pick a smartphone, the Google Pixel 7 is the device to choose.
Which of these has the best display?
We turn again to the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro when deciding on the best display. Each have identical 6.7” OLED screens and, as there’s only 1mm separating them in height as noted earlier, both devices offer the same superb viewing experience. The main difference though is in their brightness. The Pixel 7 Pro supports up to 1500 nits peak brightness and around 1000 nits in HDR (high-dynamic range), which helps colours pop with even greater detail, giving the Pixel 7 Pro an advantage when viewing games, films, and videos.
If you’re a gamer or enjoy streaming series on your device, the Pixel 7 Pro is the leading phone in this range with the best overall display.
Which of these is the toughest against damage?
When choosing the sturdiest phone, the Pixel 7 edges the competition thanks to changes in the material it’s made from.
The rear of the Pixel 7 features incredibly tough Gorilla Glass Victus, which reinforces the glass panel against bumps and scratches. Typically it has been reserved for the front screen (as seen on the Pixel 6), so to see it added to the back of the device is a welcome improvement.
With the matte aluminium frame (polished frame on the Pixel 7 Pro) sandwiched between these resilient glass panels, you’ve got a brilliantly sturdy phone that can withstand anything thrown at it.
IP68 water and dust resistance is the cherry on the cake, which can be found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as well.
Which of these has the best performance?
If you want the fastest phone with the quickest loading times, you’ll find the best performance in the Pixel 7 Pro.
These improved processing speeds come courtesy of the Google Tensor G2 chipset. This faster CPU (central processing unit) offers reduced loading between tasks and can run demanding apps with less stutter compared to the Pixel 6’s original Tensor chip.
Whilst the Pixel 7 also features the Tensor G2 chipset, its premium Pixel 7 Pro sibling is the recommended choice, due to the greater amount of RAM (random access memory) included at 12GB.
For fans of gaming, photography or if you use your phone for productivity, the Pixel 7 Pro offers the best performance to keep things running smoothly.
Which of these has the best camera?
On-the-go photographers will get the best experience with the Pixel 7 Pro. Much of the core camera technology is intact from the Pixel 6 Pro, but some key improvements within the lenses and at software level push the 7 Pro ahead.
The first changes are in its 48MP telephoto camera. If you like to long-distance photos, the 7 Pro’s 5x optical zoom and up to 30x Super Res Zoom are excellent, particularly when capturing a distant landmark or subject.
The second major change is an impressive piece of software called Photo Unblur. This handy tool can take a photo and, with a single tap, remove blurriness from your images. Not only does this work after taking a photo, it can also improve the clarity of your existing collection. Photo Unblur is only possible thanks to the faster Tensor G2 CPU, making it a truly exciting piece of next-generation software.
Rounding out these innovative software updates is Macro Focus; a photo capture mode that allows you take detailed close-ups, without the need for a specific macro camera. All you need to do to use Macro Focus is get close to the subject and the Pixel 7 Pro will handle rest automatically.
Which of these has the best battery?
To get the most use out of a phone, it needs a superb battery. The Pixel 7 Pro, with its beautiful display and performance, comes equipped with an equally powerful battery to keep it going for longer.
The 7 Pro battery has a capacity of 5000mAh, which by itself is enough to power the phone for hours during general and intense use. What helps the Pixel 7 Pro’s battery stand out is its combination of fast charging and capability to last up to 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode.
Whether you’re gaming, watching 4K films or running multiple apps at once, the Pixel 7 Pro is the recommend phone to stay powered-up.
Which of these phones has 5G?
If 5G connectivity is important to your phone use, it’s available on every phone we’ve discussed.
You can check if your current phone supports 5G and test the speeds yourself with a few easy steps.