Why I’m Sticking with the Pixel 7

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5 ай бұрын

The Pixel reviews are out and Marques, Andrew, and David look back on a week with the new phones. After a week or two of testing, is the Pixel 7 daily driver material?
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DevinWxChase 5 ай бұрын
I just wish the regular Pixel 7 had the telephoto camera too. I tend to take a lot of distance shots with the phone with my hobby and it's unfortunately a dealbreaker for me to not have the telephoto. I'm sick of curved screens and glass backs but those versions of phones are always the only ones that have the camera's that I want lol.
Machiavelli 25 күн бұрын
how about you just get a camera then lmao. genius.
Korey Ай бұрын
@DevinWxChase yes, most of us are not going to carry around a real camera and tripod with us. We just want to snap a quick shot with our phones and be on our way.
DevinWxChase Ай бұрын
@Ryan I have one that I basically don't use for chasing. I'm not any good at managing it during a chase. About all I use it for is Aurora photography.
Ryan Ай бұрын
Buy a DSLR... That's what most chasers use anyways.
apocapsile 2 ай бұрын
@Bob Bonser The best camera is always the one you quickly have ready to grab the shot. I used to think about this the same way, however with a backpack full of stuff for the small kids I often did not find room anymore for even a small mirrorless like a Fuji X100 series. Think more often than not, one hand is for the smaller toddler so two handed photography became also impossible more often than not. It's in these situations you start to appreciate smartphone camera systems and good software to help you grab pictures. Any picture > no picture at all and honestly these days, smartphone pictures are getting really great - even if they do not always accurately represent what you'd choose to capture with a nice camera. If you go further down the rabbit hole, I can also tell you that for instance older manual focus lenses e.g. Konica Hexanon series or older Zeiss stuff are getting you much nicer colors and representations of everything when mounted on Sony or Fuji mirrorless bodies. Really, the modern designs with countless corrections added either by lens design or by the camera pre-processing as a result for electronically communicating with the modern lens look much more unnatural then when using an adapter with a vintage lens the camera has no clue about :) Back when X-Pro1 was still fresh, I had the "trio" of XF fixed primes (18 f/2, 35 f/1.3, 60 f/2.4 but I still used the adapters with manual focus lenses more than 50% of the time because of the more natural results. These things take time, of which most of us have less and less.
Cam Morgan
Cam Morgan 5 ай бұрын
I swapped my 7 Pro out for the regular 7. I just couldn't get used to the giant size and the curved edges. I can lose a telephoto camera I'm never gonna use. Currently LOVING the Pixel 7.
Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen 17 күн бұрын
I have the pro and thinking about doing the same thing. Damn thing is literally a tablet
Dan Sky
Dan Sky 20 күн бұрын
I got the 7Pro. If I can turn back time I would get the regular 7 Model.
CJ 3 ай бұрын
@Jack Dysart yes i faced it and also heating issue, hence returned the phone
Ben E
Ben E 3 ай бұрын
@Cam Morgan ok thanks for the feedback, wont buy the watch then, fortunately only interested in the p7
Cam Morgan
Cam Morgan 3 ай бұрын
@Ben E oh boy, where do I start? It’s actually just the pixel watch that’s super buggy. For example, if my phone is on silent, and I reply to a message using the shortcut on the notification drop down, it’ll vibrate when receiving the message, and when I respond to the message. SUPER annoying. I turned off all vibrations until they get that fixed. Of course it the watch isn’t connected it works great. Most of my bug issues come from the watch.
Rob W
Rob W 5 ай бұрын
I like this format a lot. The back & forth between the 3 of you is informative in a person to person and fun way. Quite dope guys!
Lukel Ай бұрын
@Joe sounds like somebody got offended by someone’s opinion!
- Hopaej -
- Hopaej - 3 ай бұрын
@SirFaceFone oh boy, I had the pixel 6 and water got inside. which then turned on but had a black screen cus surprisingly I had pressed emergency buttons which called 911 💀
SirFaceFone 4 ай бұрын
Hopefully they fixed the 911 bug on the P6 💀
Joe 5 ай бұрын
Only informative if you don't own a Pixel yourself and skipped doing a sliver of research. These guys are clowns. 6 and 6 Pro are still stellar phones.
56k 5 ай бұрын
My upgrade from last year's Pixel 6 to this year's 7 pro has been huge. The little UI bugs that I would run into daily on the 6 were the most annoying thing, and this year's showing really feels like it was ready for release. I work in phone repair and need daily photos of small parts, so the addition of the macro feature on the 7 pro is HUGE for me. Congration Google, you done it.
Drill_Fiend 5 ай бұрын
I am doing the same jump using a trade-in! Can't wait.
Jonathan 5 ай бұрын
In the us and other countries there are amazing deals where they buy in your pixel 6 for like 400$ but I moved and unfortunately won't be able to take advantage of it. If you can, you can upgrade your pixel for like 150 bucks
Joe 5 ай бұрын
NakhasH FaiZ
NakhasH FaiZ 5 ай бұрын
Dont worry. All those bugs will be back😂😂Give it some time
Samiru Basnayake
Samiru Basnayake 5 ай бұрын
Ronnie Westmoreland
Ronnie Westmoreland 5 ай бұрын
I just got my Pixel 7 today. So far it seems more refined than the 6. First thing I immediately noticed was the aluminum side rails and the aluminum camera bar makes the 7 feel way more premium. And it feels more thin too. So far no software bugs and thankfully no overheating. On my 6 quite a few times I felt like holding it that it was gonna melt my fingerprints off lol 🤣. In my case I'd rather get the 7 and save $300.
Ash 5 ай бұрын
I love my Pixel 7! It's my first pixel and the best android experience. I've always used Samsung
Braska Bani
Braska Bani 3 күн бұрын
Samsung need to calm down with all that bloatware.
siam chowdhury
siam chowdhury 3 ай бұрын
@K Nanda overall pixel 7 but if you want beautiful display go for s22 plus ui experience pixel best
Apeetha Ravi
Apeetha Ravi 3 ай бұрын
@K Nanda so divided on it. I was worried about gpay not working properly so I went down the Samsung route... But I can't get used to the UI
Jdb 3 ай бұрын
@Jeremy's Closet Yes Samsung makes Smart Tags which are just Airtags for Samsung phones. They only work on Samsung phones though, so the only other option for non-Samsung androids are the Tile tags which are known to be awful. Google just needs to make their own that are compatible across all Androids
Jeremy's Closet
Jeremy's Closet 3 ай бұрын
@Jdb is that like air tags? And really? They don't make it compatible with they're own products?
Framed Photo
Framed Photo 5 ай бұрын
I might trade in my P6 for a 7 but there's two problems with that. 1: The trade in value here in Canada is like half that of what it is in the US, for no reason, and 2: I've had no issues with my P6 lol. I don't know how on earth you guys have had such a bad experience with yours, but I've had mine since launch day and it has been nearly flawless. I've had a handful of issues, all of which have been fixed pretty quickly.
Michael Livote
Michael Livote Ай бұрын
@Martin Leblanc It's also well documented that not all of us suffered from that affliction....so please don't think that when we say we aren't having those issues that it's false. It isn't. I'm sorry you're having those issues though, it really sucks that Googles quality control was so off on the 6's.
Martin Leblanc
Martin Leblanc Ай бұрын
Modem and battery issues are well documented. Mine suffer those also. My battery went from 77% to zero overnight, doing nothing on the bedside table while I was sleeping. And connectivity issues necessitating a reboot are a daily occurence. Can't wait to receive the 7 to get rid of those issues.
Teethgrinder 3 ай бұрын
@Michael Livote that's a pity but at least you have a workaround 👍
Michael Livote
Michael Livote 3 ай бұрын
@Teethgrinder Nothing worked, I just put one of those military grade soft protectors on it and deal. It works fine thankfully.
Teethgrinder 3 ай бұрын
@Michael Livote oh really? I use a protector on my 6 and haven't had any issues. I assume you've turned on the extra sensitivity setting for people using protectors? But yeah I've had no issues and I think I'll just wait for the 8 too
Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese 5 ай бұрын
I hope Google keeps sticking with what they’re doing, I would like to see them actually compete with Apple.
John Paul Hare
John Paul Hare 5 ай бұрын
I went for the Pro. I've had it less than a week and I've already used both the 30x zoom and macro modes. I don't know how often I'll use them, but having them is a great safety net, especially as someone who's nearsighted. I'm getting used to the size of it, and frankly I'm not sure I'll go back to a smaller phone after the 7 Pro. The only thing I'll say I miss about my old 4a is the ability to swipe on the rear fingerprint sensor to show my notification shade. Other than that, I'm very happy with my purchase. I don't mind the curved screen, and I always put a case on my phones, so the glossy finish isn't an issue either.
Ahmed Eid
Ahmed Eid Ай бұрын
@John Paul Hare iam planning to buy the phone but in ksa there is no warranty at all except first 15 days
John Paul Hare
John Paul Hare Ай бұрын
@Ahmed Eid it's been fine so far. The phone's never not in a case, which may have helped prevent that, since I have dropped it on a number of occasions
Ahmed Eid
Ahmed Eid Ай бұрын
Did u camera glass shatter or it is fine?
artless 5 ай бұрын
@VGJunky yeah I think this is the intended accessibility way for people who have smaller hands. I like doing it this way myself even with my spider fingers
VGJunky 5 ай бұрын
@John Paul Hare the next best thing for me is swiping down while on the home screen If I'm in an app it's a quick swipe up to hide it first then swipe down
Cinnah 5 ай бұрын
I feel somewhat alone in the fact that I like these more iterative phones this year. It's part of why I've decided to jump into the Fold 4, and very seriously considered the Pixel. I loved the ideas introduced in last years' versions, but I felt like they were unfinished, so seeing those ideas further refined for this year gives me some (probably naïve) confidence. Every year doesn't have to be a huge overhaul. Sometimes, "the same but better," is all I really need.
adR 5 ай бұрын
I ended up going for the Pixel 7 Pro because the place that I bought it from had a $427 value add of additional Google devices if you pre-ordered. Always worth shopping around and looking for pre-order deals!
adR 4 ай бұрын
@Max Schmidt Yep depending on where you live in the world, add up the total cost of multiple devices and what value do you get?
Max Schmidt
Max Schmidt 4 ай бұрын
You mean the ones that sell for 180$ or less at ebay?
a Winter's Tale
a Winter's Tale 3 ай бұрын
Going from the 6 Pro to the 7 Pro, the subtle tweaks makes for a perceivable difference in handling. Not an entire new device, but that difference, along with Google's $150 discount for the Pixel 7 Pro, and the trade-in value of my 6 Pro of $550, makes the upgrade worthwhile for me.
Joshua Beck
Joshua Beck 4 ай бұрын
The choice between the 7 for the size and the 7 Pro for the camera oddly mimics my own conundrum last year with the iPhone 13. I greatly preferred the 13 mini’s form factor and the matte aluminum over the stainless steel, but I really needed the 13 Pro’s extra camera abilities. I’m really finding myself interested in switching to the Pixel 7 (I’ve used a few of the A series Pixels before my current iPhones) and I’m finding once again I’m trying to decide between my preferred size (and cost) in the 7 vs the larger, more camera capable 7 Pro.
Jack M
Jack M 5 ай бұрын
i was very much considering going from a 6 to the 7 pro, but honestly the 6 is just the perfect phone for me. i bought it when it was on sale in july for 449 here in the uk, i worked in a phone shop at the time so i got a bit of discount and i believe the price i paid for the 6 doesn't justify moving to the 7 pro
Big Hector01
Big Hector01 5 ай бұрын
I love my pixel 7. Upgraded from the 2XL and it is a huge difference for the better. Especially the battery life. On my 2XL I would have to charge it 5 hours into my shift when it hit 20% but with the 7 I don't have to and still have between 30-50% left at the end of my shift.
IncertusetNescio 3 ай бұрын
@anniandro The 7 is what the 6 was supposed to be, which is pretty good so far. better in every aspect (bugs, UX, battery life, AI).
anniandro 3 ай бұрын
I've had my 2XL since May 2019 and I still love it, but it's definitely time to upgrade. The 7 seems to be the best choice!
IncertusetNescio 3 ай бұрын
good god was the P2 bad for me. Battery didn't live past 15 months for me. It was too small and died early for it. P6 is the next one I got but not even a year later and I'm nickle-and-dimed annoyed by it to the point I basically jumped at the 7. Even if the only difference is the processor and AI stuffs vs the 6, I'll happily take it.
Korban Kauffman
Korban Kauffman 4 ай бұрын
I am so happy that I haven't experienced any downside to my p6p throughout owning it(pre ordered it) I see a lot of people have had bad luck but on my end I think it's been my favorite phone so far, I do miss p4 xls face unlock though.
Hamza Faruqui
Hamza Faruqui 4 ай бұрын
I think how you unlock a phone adds to the experience of using it quite a bit. Saw the Pixel's unlocking and compared to that, my S10 feels instantaneous. Just makes the phone feel way more fluidic even if the Pixel is the faster phone. I must add that I am not a power user so performance does not make that big a difference to my experience anyway.
Snake Diet Dan
Snake Diet Dan 10 күн бұрын
I have the pro and was reluctant to get it because I wanted an s23 Ultra but I caught a loyalty deal through my provider for the Pix Pro the exact day my old phone stopped charging properly so I picked it up. Must say I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like this phone and am glad I'm not in a situation where it's just my "for now" phone while I dream about an Ultra. Will be sticking with it for sure, it feels more like a grownup phone with a bunch of features I use and not all the overlay of Samsung apps I don't use. The only thing on my con list so far is not being able to directly screen share to my TVs without a Chromecast.
Kevin DuLac
Kevin DuLac 5 ай бұрын
I've had the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Pixel 2, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and now the Pixel 7. I love the 7, it's just a touch smaller and lighter than the 6 which was my biggest selling point. Also the metal camera bar. I dropped my 6 face down on gravel and broke the camera bar glass and haven't been taking good pictures since.
IncertusetNescio 3 ай бұрын
I take it the P2 turned you off that line for a while based on the 3-phone gap? :P It had *issues*.
Ritwik Sarkar
Ritwik Sarkar 5 ай бұрын
im giving it another month or so, to see if there are any bugs and see how the fingerprint reader is performing before i buy it. Face unlock is a great extra feature to have. Battery life seems decent. It'll be the first phone i buy in it's release year in like 7 years, so really looking forward
Ritwik Sarkar
Ritwik Sarkar 2 ай бұрын
Update. I've had the phone for a month. The camera is amazing, and even the video. Translates well to desktop editing as well. Everything else though, my 4 year old oneplus 7t is better or as good as. The pixel is SUPER finicky with USB c to USB a cables. Chargers that were working with other phones simply don't supply charge. The 30w fast charge isn't really that fast. They should've bundled a charger because you're going to drop at least 28$ to get a USB c charger that has a higher rating. The battery is quite pathetic until you turn off 5G which seems to defeat the point. Snappiness and ram performance were not better than my OnePlus. Bugs are still a thing with this phone in 2022 and the fingerprint scanner is one of the worst I've seen in a modern smartphone, I have to put in the code for 'extra security's about half the time. Face unlock will destroy your battery
Jonathan Miner
Jonathan Miner 3 ай бұрын
The Pixel 7 is my first Pixel phone, and I'm really enjoying it so far. Though, I had the 6 Pro for 2 days before I got this, I was drawn to the curved screen, but it was just too big.
Ryan T
Ryan T 5 ай бұрын
I wonder if the top of the line phones will ever go back to totally flat screens. Having used a Oneplus 7 Pro for the past 3 years, I wouldn't say a curved screen is a dealbreaker- it didn't bother me that much initially and still doesn't. But every time I touch a phone with a flat screen I have to admit it does feel better. I guess enough people think it looks cool that manufacturers keep doing it.
Evan Washkow
Evan Washkow 5 ай бұрын
My P7P is getting here today. I agree with you. I like the matte aluminum camera bar, and wish they had that on the P7P. The only reason I went with the Pro is the 5x optical zoom. And $300 doesn't make sense for that, but I like to take photos.
Dhyeya Patel
Dhyeya Patel 3 ай бұрын
@noYoubut also gets scratched easily so you need a camera skin to protect it
noYou 5 ай бұрын
But the polished camera bar in pro model makes it seems more expensive!
Dustin K
Dustin K 2 ай бұрын
Pixel 7 is incredible! I love the Lemongrass color its so unique and looks different depending on what light you're in...sometimes very white looking and other times very green or yellowish
Zelda's Fox
Zelda's Fox 5 ай бұрын
I'm debating getting the Pixel 7 or 7 pro as well, upgrading from a Samsung s8+. Main thing for me is the long term, like another phone I keep for 5 years. I hope to test both of them before buying. If possible, I'd love a 3 month update right before Christmas. However, that would be very hard to do for multiple phones
Nick 3 ай бұрын
fingerprint reader sucks
John Chaparro
John Chaparro 4 ай бұрын
Long term they’re the same chipset and get the same amount of updates so get the one you like better
CASEMSTR 2 ай бұрын
I had exactly the opposite reaction. I purchased the S22 Ultra and the Pixel 7 Pro at the same time. And Pixel absolutely blew away the S22U in every metric outside the Battery life, the S22U had GREAT Battery, but everything else just felt really bad. The UI, the Camera, the screen response. the 7 Pro was just much nicer and felt more refined than the 22U IMO. And the Zoom camera is really good for me. The pictures of the moon and stars I can take are remarkable that I've never seen from a phone camera, including that "best camera ever in a smart phone with 100x zoom" the S22U has.
Nicole Hershey
Nicole Hershey Ай бұрын
This is one of the most helpful review videos I've seen with all the info I actually wanted to help make my decision. Thank you!!!
C-Dawg 5 ай бұрын
I just love and actually use the zoom lens on my pro 6 I don't think I'd want to lose it at this point. I go to a ton of sporting events and it's awesome being able to zoom right on the players
Prince 5 ай бұрын
I pulled the trigger on the Pro cuz i was able to get it at 599. Its essentially Pixel 7 price if bought from the google store. The speakers are good (arent garb like the 6a/6 maybe 7 too), the screen's great, + the cam is extra to me. Its got double the RAM compared to my last device! Tho most useful feats, lie in the software-side.
Joshua Luther
Joshua Luther 5 ай бұрын
My biggest complaint is that the 6 doesn't have the extra camera. There's a reason the smaller iPhone pro models are one of the best sellers. iPhone pro and pro Max both have the same features apart from the screen and battery size. There might be a small difference in their cameras but so minor that the majority of people aren't going to care. And some of the telephoto shots from the 7 Pro haven't been that great. As big of an android fan as I am, I still think that the iPhone is still top dog when it comes to the cameras. It's the most consistent. Google is constantly changing things while Apple sticks with what works and just slowly improves it year after year. There are certain instances where the Pixel will out perform the iPhone in still photos but iPhones are just consistently better.
NOLATechy 5 ай бұрын
I definitely swapped my Pixel 6 Pro for the Pixel 7 Pro at launch. My 6 Pro was great and I had very few issues, however, the issue I did have was impactful. The modem in the 6 Pro definitely had issues. Connecting to the WiFi at my gym was totally hit and miss; one day I could connect the next day I could not. 5G and LTE connectivity was plagued with issues of dropped calls, no data connection with the dreaded 5G exclamation mark icon (!) Since getting my Pixel 7 Pro, I have absolutely NO connectivity issues whatsoever! In fact, signal strength is better in my P7Pro than on my iPhone 13 Pro standing in the same spot. I'm LOVING the P7Pro!
Undertaker1134 4 ай бұрын
I just upgraded from 5 to the 7pro, love how the speakers on this one is also way better on top of everything else
Nick Venture
Nick Venture 3 ай бұрын
I've used galaxy phones since the s3 (had an s3, s6, s8, s10). I was going to upgrade from an s10 to a s22 but decided to get a pixel 7... LOVE IT. Only thing I'm having issues with is my data randomly turns off thru out the day. Not sure if it's just a me problem but besides that I love it.
Damian Tanner
Damian Tanner 4 ай бұрын
Just switched to the Pixel 7 after having the iphone 12 pro and the XR before that. I'm really enjoying the Pixel. I've used Androids before, but never had a flag ship, and it makes a huge difference.
Joel Hardy
Joel Hardy 5 ай бұрын
I have the 7 Pro and I am really enjoying it, the battery life is insane, used it on tuesday on a day out and it pretty much lasted me from 9am till got home around 5pm So pretty good going for me, taking photos, video and social media. The screen is epic etc...
Brandon 4 ай бұрын
The deciding factor for me is the 7 pro has macro photography, 7 doesn't. I don't need macro, and I don't take enough for it to be my main concern, but I do take enough that it's nice to have when I want to. Everything else I agree with Andrew; I prefer smaller phone and the flat screen.
Tony Sax
Tony Sax 4 ай бұрын
I upgraded to the Pixel 7 from the 5a. The 7 may be best phone I've ever had. And past phones included Samsungs. TBF, looking up online for customization tips for the 7 is a must to get what I wanted from this phone. But it was so worth doing
shryke 7
shryke 7 3 ай бұрын
Recently got my first pixel phone over the black Friday week, a pixel 6 at £300 (idk what that is in dollars) basically at half price. Coming from an iphone I'm loving my pixel 6, though my main issue with it is the screens rainbowing, but haven't encountered any bugs so far.
Iván Fernández Ramírez
Iván Fernández Ramírez 4 ай бұрын
I have a Pixel 6, I've had a couple of minor bugs but for the most part, my experience has been fantastic, super fast and snappy phone and I might change it for a Pixel 8 or 9 in the future, the 7 looks awesome but not worth the jump from 1 gen to the next one imo.
Ross 3 ай бұрын
My thoughts exactly. My pixel 6 has an issue every once and a while. But I quick software clean and turn the phone off once a week helps a lot. And I've done that with every phone I've ever had.
Who Knows
Who Knows 3 ай бұрын
I just got the pixel 7 pro and it is awesome. I left IOS for it and I do not regret it at all. Something that you guys should really check out and I hope you do. Try using your AirPods Pro or Max with it. Especially the Max. The noise cancellation is way better than it is using iPhone. Also, it sounds better. Higher fidelity. You do lose transparency mode. This is how I always wanted my AirPods to sound.
Michael Belsey
Michael Belsey 3 ай бұрын
I have a Pixel 6 pro and apparently, I haven't had any of these issues you guys talk about. With that said, my daughter needed a new phone and I bought the 7 and 7 pro for both of us on a black Friday sale. In Canada we got 150/300 off respectively. Fantastic value and I'll keep the 6 pro as a backup phone in case I have any issues.
StuckInTime86 5 ай бұрын
I upgraded from the 3aXL and I've had a pretty good experience, I'm still getting used to the gesture controls but I'm hung up on not having my rear fingerprint reader. I also have touchscreen issues, but it may be because of the tpu screen protector I have on it.
Reason 4 ай бұрын
I turned the gestures off and went back to the 3 buttons on the home screen. There's also a screen protector setting that increases the sensitivity for those who use a screen protector.
Erik Ottema
Erik Ottema 5 ай бұрын
I've got a pixel 3a XL as well, I'm really going to miss the fingerprint swipe down, the headphone jack and the Unlimited Google Photos storage. Feels like a downgrade in a lot of ways that matter to me :/
Ellie Kim
Ellie Kim 5 ай бұрын
I prefer smaller screen and have the opportunity to review either one but I chose the pixel 7 pro. I want the telephoto zoom lens over the ultra wide lens . I prefer the flat screen which is why I bought the reg S21 over the ultra and the smaller screen is better for me than the bigger plus model.
GSF404 4 ай бұрын
Unfortunately the manufacturers seem to think people want ultra wide angle, and not telephoto. 😒
Jason Molter
Jason Molter 5 ай бұрын
Coming from Pixel 5, I'm very worried about the HUGE size of Pixel 7 Pro, which I want for the extra camera features - I wish they offered the Pro version also in the smaller (reg 7) size.
Mattias Bunn
Mattias Bunn Ай бұрын
I have the 6 and can honestly say its the best phone I’ve ever had. I know that there are some issues but they are so minor in my mind that I can barely think of any. The biggest is that google pay issue he described with being logged in too long and having to rescan. Been a pixel fan since I had the 3a. 3a to 4a to 6. Before that I had Motorola phones and the difference is MILES from those. Ive never had any fingerprint scanning issues on the 6, though I had many on the 3a and 4a because I have sweaty hands and the scanner wouldn’t ever get wiped off in my pocket like the screen does on the 6. If anyone could point out specific bugs that they come up with on the 6 I’d love to try and sus them out but I’m completely satisfied until the 8 or 8 pro come out.
Nathaniel Walker
Nathaniel Walker 3 ай бұрын
I got the 7 and I think I’m sending it back and keeping my Note9. They gave me a good deal on trade in, but I’m not really liking it, so it doesn’t feel worth it. A big issue I have is that I’m an athlete and use my phone at the training facility a lot. In fact, it’s where I use Android exclusively. Anywhere else, I prefer iOS. Android let’s me get the media off the phone easier - so I keep one around just for that. Issues for me: 1. Button placement is too low. Not very usable with my tripod (tips over - damage risk). 2. Google’s Media Playback apps are some of the worst I’ve used. KZhome Music is atrocious and the Google Photos video player simply isn’t useful. It doesn’t even have adjustable playback speed. Can’t cast offline (locally stored) music to Nest Audio from KZhome Music. Honestly, even within the Google ecosystem this phone feels worse and far less convenient to use than my Note 9. I am SEVERELY disappointed. Some of the limitations are shocking. 3. Weird that this phone’s file system doesn’t support long file paths like the iPhone. I had to rename a ton of folders to be able to drag and drop my music onto the phone’s internal storage. I could drag the entire music folder to my Note 9 - internal or SD card - and this “just works.” 4. Fingerprint scanner is literally worthless if you have a glass screen protector. It simply doesn’t work 75% of the time. Phone doesn’t automatically unlock when entering the PIN. Have to enter than click a button. Absolutely an issue if you use Tap to Pay. It’s just slow to use, and error-prone. 5. I dislike how they do slow motion recording. Samsung does it like Apple, which I prefer. This alone is pretty much a showstopper for me. I actually think Samsung may be the only great option in the Android ecosystem for athletes (they were a Olympic sponsors, so they probably got lots of feedback from those market segments - Google probably never thinks of them). I do think UW is better than telephoto as a secondary lens, at least for the facilities where I use the phone. It’s just a pity that everything after capturing the video is… a way worse user experience. The issue for me is there isn’t really much on the Play Store that can make up for where the Pixel falls short in hardware. It’s actually kind of shocking how bad the ecosystem makes up for this. I don’t really think these are areas where users should have to depend on third parties, either. Some of these features are fairly basic, and the Play Astor is still a bit too chock full of adware that I don’t generally trust. I’d rather sit longer on the Note9. Aside from App installations it doesn’t even feel much slower than the Pixel 7.
Daniel Marchant
Daniel Marchant 5 ай бұрын
I went from 2xl to 5 to 7pro. Getting use to a big screen again. Phone feels very classy and been so smooth so far. Only annoyance to me certain app can no longer be used.
aaron4820 4 ай бұрын
Going from a 5 to a 7 Pro due to the free watch deal (was completely blind sighted by such good value I barely did any research), I just wish phones would stay at that kind of size. I'm getting used to it slowly but hopefully there will be more emphasis in returning phones to comfortably pocketable sizes again.
Verge 5 ай бұрын
I grabbed the 7 pro as I was getting the watch anyway, and with how the promotional discounts on that were, it only ended up £50 more to upgrade. The P7P is definitely too big for me, I'll adjust but certainly the P7 is closer to my "ideal", I do also prefer the matte bar over the gloss. It's worth it for the telephoto & macro tho, already finding use for both and very happy with the results. Have to say I'm not wowed by the battery though. Coming from a P3a and it doesn't seem all that much better? Maybe my expectations are too high. I do not like the gesture ui though, pulling up multitasking is very fiddly and inconsistent, and swiping back is a bit of a stretch too. I think I'd rather have the soft buttons back.
Andy Sci
Andy Sci 23 күн бұрын
You can add them back in through the settings
Alan Brown
Alan Brown 5 ай бұрын
I have the iPhone 13 and just bought the Pixel 7 in black...still learning it. But so far...I love it! Battery life is better than my iPhone 13 and loving the split screen feature.
Blain Sonnier
Blain Sonnier 3 ай бұрын
How do you have thtra much battery? My iPhone 13 and 14 had muchhhh better batter than my pixel 7 pro
Joseph Pepe
Joseph Pepe 4 ай бұрын
Split screen is almost useless on phones, it's too small
Rich Dollars
Rich Dollars 4 ай бұрын
I have a iphone 13 as well and just got the pixel 7 I had it for 4 days it's awesome this is my first pixel phone
Jessica M. Pennington
Jessica M. Pennington 4 ай бұрын
Still like the pixel? I have the 13pro and thinking about switching.
DarnizzleMan 4 ай бұрын
Watching this on Pixel 6 Pro I just recently got it and I have had zero issues no bugs or nothing maybe all the updates from being a year old have really done it justice and the camera is amazing only thing that bothers me is the slow charging but still might upgrade
jinxPadTV 4 ай бұрын
Just switched from my s21 ultra to a P7Pro and so far loving it. Stock Android is so snappy and clean, I really like it, although One UI has come a long way.
Mr S
Mr S 4 ай бұрын
Same for me as well. I thought I was going to miss having a camera as good as the s21 but this camera and software is so well done and smooth I haven't thought about my old phone at all.
Seamus McKenzie.
Seamus McKenzie. 5 ай бұрын
Since Android 13 , the pixel 6 has been awesome . Battery life is brilliant . However, bought the 7 for my wife and it looks awesome 👍
BWinced 5 ай бұрын
I agree that matte overall looks better than the "jeweled" look, but I also like the polished Pro look. As far as fingerprints, etc., a clear case takes care of that. I don't get the harping on that 🤷‍♂
Michael Budda
Michael Budda 5 ай бұрын
I did the same thing with 5g on my P6! Now I can actually use the P7P with 5G and it’s great. I got the P6 because of the value last year but I do a lot of outdoor stuff and sorely missed the telephoto, that and the 4K FFC. Going from a P6 to a P7P is a no brainer, there is enough of a difference now to justify it.
J Isaac
J Isaac 5 ай бұрын
I want them to make another pixel with the smaller form factor of the pixel 5 but with the new camera and a larger battery.
ASMR For Dogs
ASMR For Dogs 4 ай бұрын
Got my 7 today from the 6. I was happy with the 6 after all the bug fixes, but I'd cracked the screen so it was $130 to upgrade to the 7, compared to $127 for the replacement screen and my time to do the swap.
rob malcolm
rob malcolm 5 ай бұрын
I think what does it for me still is the 6&7 having a custom exynos chip. I wish google built it from the ground up with maybe the help of tsmc. Like what they are doing with snapdragon 8 gen 2
Revie Cliche
Revie Cliche 25 күн бұрын
I was still hoping for the back finger scanner like in the pixel 3-5. It was unique and seriously handy.
Coen 21 күн бұрын
It was not really unique almost all phones had it, like now everyone has it in the screen. Still using the 3a and I too love it, also had it in the OnePlus 5t :) will miss when I get another phone.
Tom Elsen
Tom Elsen 4 ай бұрын
I love my pixel 7 pro. So smooth software and great features xD love the haptic engine, its much more satisfying than Samsung's. Also love the curved edges.
Kyle Eubank
Kyle Eubank 5 ай бұрын
I moved from a pixel 4a 5g to the 7 pro. So far I like everything about the phone, it's an upgrade in nearly every way. NEARLY, except for the gorilla glass... I don't know exactly what the upgrade is supposed to be with the victus glass, but scratch resistance was not it. I never used a screen protector with my pixel 3 or the 4a 5g, but my 7 pro already has more scratches than either of the prior phones. If you order a 7/7 pro, absolutely order a screen protector at the same time.
Kyle Eubank
Kyle Eubank 4 ай бұрын
As a follow up, the use of a glass screen protector significantly hampers the screen sensitivity, particularly at the edges. I'm going to switch to a film protective screen and see how that works. I'm concerned that the film may not work well with my UAG case.
Dave Lospinoso
Dave Lospinoso 5 ай бұрын
Going from pixel 5 to 6...I had to go 7 pro. 120hz needs to be my daily going into 2023. Love the macro mode and zoom, curved edge is weird though. Why did they make curved edges?
xyoxus 5 ай бұрын
It makes the side bezels look smaller and supposedly looks more premium and some people actually ask for it (?)
Kreger 4 ай бұрын
Completely agree with the upgrade comment from the 6 to the 7. I had frequent GPS and cell signal issues with my 6 Pro. My wife's Pixel 5 didn't have these problems. My 3XL didn't have these problems. I bought the 7 Pro and it's been working great so far. I'm not someone who upgrades every iteration (I went from 3XL to 6Pro)...but, the issues I was having with the 6Pro were not something I wanted to live with for another year or two.
J Chase
J Chase 5 ай бұрын
My 6 had bugs out the gate. Big ones. Most if not all squashed by updates eventually. This 7, while too small for me, has been absolutely solid.
Niclas Fagerholm
Niclas Fagerholm 5 ай бұрын
Pixel seems always very reliable, once the bugs are taken care off.
zeshef 5 ай бұрын
Have had a P6Pro since launch day in the US. No issues. No modem problems. No "5G destroying my battery" issues. No finger print sensor being too slow, not working, etc. No buggy UI. Not once has it "crashed" or shown signs of problems. It just works and works real well. It's still smooth, doesn't feel slowed down. My only issue (which I thought I would get used to it) is the overall size. It's more problematic for most daily use like email, text, quick lookup, general tasks.... but it is perfect for media, editing photos/video. But since the former takes up more of the day, it's something to consider. I wish they could cram all those cameras and screen refresh hardware into a much smaller form factor :) that would sweet.
Alaska-Seal 14 күн бұрын
This is the first Pixel phone I've used in my life. So far, it's a really great experience.
El 5 ай бұрын
I've used it for a couple days and I love it, took a little bit of getting used to being a iPhone user. The only issue I've had is it not scrolling on Facebook KZhome etc I just close the app and reopen and it works. Hopefully they will iron these out
rob malcolm
rob malcolm 5 ай бұрын
@Grilled Cheese I don’t think any android is more better than the other right? Especially if stock android can’t even get it just right. I’ve heard oneplus and xiaomi are good even better in performance than Samsung from what I’ve been hearing
rob malcolm
rob malcolm 5 ай бұрын
iPhone settings are arguably some of the most inconvenient and confusing out of any phone. I’m saying this as a more of a android fan but I do got love as well for the iPhone. I just think apple uses their Linux like software to their advantage by making you pay for everything dam near
Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese 5 ай бұрын
That’s just android apps in general, they’re always kinda buggy
DaPhanatic 5 ай бұрын
I picked up a P7 because I wanted a smaller phone. I'm sure it's a great phone but I can't get past how bad the display on it was. Viewing angles were awful, colors were super washed out and it was way too warm for me. Not to mention in the settings there were only two options. Natural and adaptive and they were both bad. Compared to my OnePlus 8T it was just not comparable. I was really excited for this phone but I'm gonna return it and keep the 8T. Maybe the 7 pro fixes the display but I did want a smaller phone.
Tom Randall
Tom Randall 5 ай бұрын
I've made a huge change from the Sony Xperia 5iii to the 7 pro + Pixel Watch. The 7 pro is not as big as I thought it would be. As soon as I put a case on the 7pro, the curved screen is not an issue for me. I'm a camera guy and blown away at the detail you get from even the 30x cropped telephoto. My only issue at the moment is that any audio seems to be right heavy on landscape. The Sony gave me perfect stereo from both sides when watching in landscape, the 7 pro is about 70% louder on the right (bottom by charging port) and no options to fine tune.
Breyyn R
Breyyn R 2 ай бұрын
Just got a Pixel 7 for $449CAD and for that price it’s absolutely insane. I still love my iPhone 13 mini but the 7 will be a fantastic companion device. And if it weren’t for the size it’d be my daily driver.
nacekozo 3 ай бұрын
I've had a Pixel 7 pro for a couple of weeks now, but I've gone back to my old Huawei P30pro - the Pixel 7 is cumbersome and slow - I've noticed the double tap thing as well, I get it every time. Even though my Huawei is a couple of years old feels like a much more premium product. Plus the battery lasts five times longer! I've never had a phone that hogs battery power like the Pixel 7 pro.
Georgi Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov 5 ай бұрын
Hopefully they will introduce pixel 7a with 6 inch display.That will be huge deal
Jimmy G (FeverishCloth)
Jimmy G (FeverishCloth) 5 ай бұрын
The battery on the Pixel 7 is seriously incredible as mentioned in this video. I had a similar experience, forgot to charge my phone over night and rushed off to catch a train with only 50% battery without my charger. I use my phone for payment so was worried about running out during the day, however I got home that evening with battery to spare. I used it for music, calls, messages etc like normal. No power save mode. I get through 2 days quite confidently now. Maybe that's also the same for iPhone and Samsung but I can't compare as it has been 3 years since I switched from IPhone to Pixel.
Gopika Rajan
Gopika Rajan 5 ай бұрын
@Jimmy G (FeverishCloth) great. Thanks!!
Jimmy G (FeverishCloth)
Jimmy G (FeverishCloth) 5 ай бұрын
@Gopika Rajan none at all. I think people might be confusing it with the issues some people experienced on the 6 series. I've not had any issues with the 7. I love it so far.
Gopika Rajan
Gopika Rajan 5 ай бұрын
Did you face any heating issues in your P7. I have ordered mine last week. I keep hearing that it has got battery drain and overheating issues. I am just consfused now.
Bonedatt 5 ай бұрын
My Galaxy Note 4, launched back in 2014, had a QHD screen. I haven't bought a phone with a lesser resolution since then. This is the only reason why a Pixel 7 wouldn't work for me as a replacement for my Pixel 4XL. I could care less about the extra camera on the Pixel 7 Pro, but the QHD (or more) screen resolution is a must have for me.
Michael Kant
Michael Kant 5 ай бұрын
Curious if you would upgrade from the Pixel 6 Pro to the 7 Pro considering the trade-in cost?
Mark C
Mark C Ай бұрын
Just picked up the Pixel 7 a couple days ago. I had the OnePlus 6t since 2018 and I was researching between the iPhone 14+, S22+, and Pixel 7 Pro. I've been using Android since 2014 and didn't want to go back to iOS. After doing research, I was leaning with the Pixel 7 Pro until I saw a number of reviews of people recommending the 7. Even still, I was leaning towards the 7 Pro but decided to reach out to a local T-Mobile store to get a price comparison between the two. T-Mobile had a killer deal on the 7 which was the deciding factor for me as it lowered the cost from $599 to $99. I'm glad I did it because compared to my 6t, the 7 is still a major upgrade and I'm happy with the the features. This is my first Pixel phone and I'm really enjoying the stock Android. Also, I like matte anything over glossy as glossy shows more fingerprints, scratches, etc.
Mark C
Mark C 8 күн бұрын
@Anon It was such a great phone! I miss the notification sound slider that was on the side of the phone.
Anon 8 күн бұрын
The 6t is such a banger phone. Mine is still clinging to life and it's been awesome
Homer's Hub
Homer's Hub 5 ай бұрын
I've gone from the 6 to the 7 Pro - Finger print unlock is infinitely better, from the 6 which needed press & hold, on the 7 Pro its a quick tap. Home screen search bug that would complete searches bug on the 6 has gone. initially unblur feature was missing, but removing Photos app update and re-updating from the store fixed that.
Kaarel545 5 ай бұрын
I would love to buy a Pixel 7 Pro. Sadly 5G, VoLTE and VoWiFi don't work in my country (It has the hardware for it, it's just locked either by the manufacturer or the carrier)...
LazyTurtle88 5 ай бұрын
I upgraded from the 3a to the 7 pro and the difference is crazy, absolutely loving this phone so far
Gucci Pucci
Gucci Pucci Ай бұрын
@jms_hometheatre37 Nah, my work pays for my iPhone. Still a piece of sh
jms_hometheatre37 Ай бұрын
@Gucci Pucci salty
Gucci Pucci
Gucci Pucci Ай бұрын
@AnimationByDylan we're talking about pixel's, not crApple
Rover1996 3 ай бұрын
@AnimationByDylan lmao
Martin T
Martin T 4 ай бұрын
@Syed Hammad It's a good phone. I'm still using it. Only downsides is that the camera is outdated and I'm outa storage
Hito157 5 ай бұрын
Would love the 7 pro with a 6.5" screen.
Reid Merrill
Reid Merrill 5 ай бұрын
I hope they fix the scrolling issue on the pro soon. It makes using the smooth display completely unusable
I didn't know skip lock screen was an option. That's cool for me. I bought a pixel 7 after being only iPhone for 5 or 6 years. It's a learning experience but I'm enjoying it.
Debashis Dip
Debashis Dip 3 ай бұрын
I am currently using a half broken s21, and the problem with pixel 7 for me is I do use the telephoto camera in my s21. Not too much, but it is great to have that tool while traveling :')
Nick Prospero
Nick Prospero 5 ай бұрын
I was about to send the 7 Pro back for the 7 . . . Then I switched the case I had for a thinner case. Now the difference in width between my old 6 and my 7 Pro feels pretty negligible.
Sergio Bautista
Sergio Bautista 5 ай бұрын
I was an iPhone 11 user and thought I was going to keep for another 2 years but after IOS 16 came out and updated talk to text was a big deal for me and it became unusable for me so it was time for a change since I remember from my pixel 4 being amazing I decided to upgrade to the pixel 7 and it was a great choice. I do recommend switching it you are looking for good battery life, talk to text, picture taking and many more good things. The only bad thing for me is that I lose connection when I'm at work but it could be fixed with an update. From iPhone to android no regrets.
Kenni Shaft
Kenni Shaft 3 ай бұрын
I’m doing the same exact thing today as far as trading for the same exact phones
Vignesh Dhakshinamoorthy
Vignesh Dhakshinamoorthy 5 ай бұрын
Bought a Pixel for the first time, the 7. It is just amazing but randomly rebooting once or twice a day. Considering waiting for fixes vs returning.
Jamie Hatlestad
Jamie Hatlestad 5 ай бұрын
Speaking of better battery life.. I have a weird improvement. I'm still rocking the original Galaxy watch active. The watch app is not always running in the background, like with the Pixel 6. Now with my Pixel 7, as well as the 7-- the WATCH also gets better battery life!
Wesley Wenhold
Wesley Wenhold 5 ай бұрын
I really think the camera design of the standard pixel 7 with the brushes alum frame looks more premium
Somesh Kalwani
Somesh Kalwani 5 ай бұрын
I really wanna buy P7 but there are no great offers available in India, like the ones in the US, UK or even in Europe. So I'm confused if I should pay $599 for P7 or just go for Iphone 13 which would probably cost the same. Any suggestions?
a rod
a rod 5 ай бұрын
The camera on the pixel 7 has been fantastic coming from the s22 ultra and the pixel 6. I'm glad they went with a flat screen these curved screens are not user friendly.
Eric Wolfe
Eric Wolfe 5 ай бұрын
About the Google Pay/Face unlock issue: When Google Pay fails, it pulls up the finger print sensor, just slap your finger on there and it's good to go. No need to lock the phone, then unlock the phone again with the fingerprint.
Allen Mobley
Allen Mobley 5 ай бұрын
It’s not really an issue the face unlock is only for unlocking your phone. The fingerprint sensor is used to authorize payments
Mario 3 ай бұрын
Just ordered a 7 pro because of the higher res and refresh rate but do wish it was that matte aluminum and flat screen like the 7 Edit: I definitely miss the back fingerprint because I absolutely loved using it to swipe down to open my notifications. That's my biggest gripe thus far
Marwan Mahdy
Marwan Mahdy 4 ай бұрын
I am hoping for some good deals on the p7 this black friday, can't wait to get one.
pvahtx 3 ай бұрын
My upgrade from 6 reg to 7 reg was $20. No way to resist that. Not sure if they produced too many or initial sales were low but that is a great deal.
Gary Ganser
Gary Ganser 3 ай бұрын
Got an amazing trade in on an unused iPhone 7. Only frustrations are it took a week and a day for shipping and the google case is slippery. On the shipping, I think I now see they have different options and this was over Thanksgiving. I am just used to phones being shipped very fast.
Justin W
Justin W 4 ай бұрын
Connection issues have me very concerned. Love the phone... Except for the fact that mobile data stops working for no reason periodically. They never fixed the Pixel 6 modem issues... So I don't have much faith that they will fix these.
Ayayin21 5 ай бұрын
Yesterday I used the pixel 6 pro for the first time at the store and I was impressed by the software, so different and incredible, for the first time I'm really exited to say that I'm replacing my note 10 plus for the pixel 7 pro
Vec1 5 ай бұрын
You won't regret it
Thy 5 ай бұрын
I had the pixel 7 pro for a few days. Came from the s22 ultra. the speakers on the pixel sound tinny compared to even an old iphone. it was quite noticeable. it sounds clear, just not as full and robust as iphone. as someone who watched videos a lot on their phone, this matters a lot to me. Also, video cam is not as good. so I had to return my pixel and get the iphone 14 pro instead. as much as it pained me to not have fingerprint unlock anymore.
Alex Honken
Alex Honken 5 ай бұрын
@Thy yeah the biggest things for me in order are battery life, camera, 120hz, so I've been mulling it over for a while. the return window on my P7P is closing in so thanks for your insight
Thy 5 ай бұрын
@Alex Honken it’s great. Records beautiful video. I miss the fingerprint reader from Android but Apple made Face ID faster than when I had the XS. Great battery life too and bright screen
Alex Honken
Alex Honken 5 ай бұрын
how's the iphone pro? I'm thinking about returning my pixel for the iphone too
A-Terrible-Fate 5 ай бұрын
Google definitely needs to drop the curved screens. If Google makes an ultravariant of their pixel phones from here on out, depending on how things go in a few years, I may get a pixel ultra instead of going back to a Galaxy ultra phone. But Google needs to iron out the phone's ability to keep cool and not overheat as my Samsung phones always were able to handle the heat far better than any pixel without overheating.
René Pastorčák
René Pastorčák 5 ай бұрын
I have been using Pixel 4 for the last 2.5 years. I love the 5.7" screen size with no notch and 2x optical zoom. Unfortunately, I can´t buy a good new case in my country, the battery could last longer, the screen could be a bit brighter and 64Gb internal storage is a pain. I am looking for a new phone, Pixel 7 looks to be a better choice for me, on the other hand, I would miss that optical zoom. The size, the price, and the glossy back are dealbreakers for 7 Pro.
MrGlobalize 4 ай бұрын
To address the instability of Face Unlock/Fingerprint in car, try enable smart lock. It keeps your device unlocked while connected to specified Bluetooth devices. I found this to be super helpful while driving/listening to music with BT headphones.
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