Google Pixel 7a

Google Pixel 7a

Google Pixel 7a

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BEST RATING
Overall Camera:
4.4
CAMERA: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: Medium Android
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10

The Google Pixel 7a is positioned at a budget price, offering some compelling features for its cost. With a plastic body, it has a more modest look and feel but comes with a decently sized OLED screen at 6.1 inches with a 90Hz refresh rate, which is good for smooth scrolling and video playback. Google's TensorG2 processor and 8GB of RAM ensure good performance. The camera setup, with a 64MP main and a 13MP ultrawide, delivers very good photo and video quality, and includes Google's exclusive features like Magic Eraser. The 4385 mAh battery offers nearly 7 hours of life. There is no support for 5G, and no headphone jack, but it does have NFC and wireless charging capabilities. If you prioritize camera quality and exclusive software features over the latest network speeds and premium materials, this phone could be a suitable choice. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-quality OLED display
  • Good camera and video quality
  • Android with exclusive Pixel features
  • 5G connectivity
  • 90Hz refresh rate screen
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • No SD card slot
  • No IP dust or water rating
  • No telephoto or periscope lenses

Ratings by Category

Overall Camera:
4.4
The Google Pixel 7a has very good cameras because it delivers an excellent photos software experience, which is crucial for capturing high-quality images easily and effectively, and its selfie camera quality is rated as good, making it a strong choice for self-portraits. Additionally, the camera is designed with good dynamic range and low light performance, ensuring detailed photos across a variety of lighting situations, while the versatility of the camera supports diverse photography needs.
Photos:
4.4
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.
Videos:
4.1
The Google Pixel 7a takes very good videos because it has excellent video stabilization and a very good video low-light performance, ensuring smooth and clear recordings even in less than ideal lighting conditions. Additionally, it offers a very good video software experience that enhances the overall quality of the videos captured.
Performance:
4.1
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Battery Life:
3.8
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$499
Brand
Google
Operating System
Android
Release Date
May 10, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
429
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorG2
Internal Storage
128 gb
RAM
8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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8/10
Photos Score
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8.1/10
Videos Score
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7.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
64 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.9 hours
Battery Capacity
4385 mah
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 w
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.98" x 2.87"
Weight
6.84 oz
Back Material
Plastic
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.3
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Sea, Snow, Coral, Charcoal
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
No

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | May 2023
"The Pixel 7a is the best midrange Android phone — period. The camera doesn’t always nail it, but it’s impressively capable for this class. And even though it’s pricier than last year’s model, it comes with some serious upgrades not often seen in this class, like wireless charging."

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