In Early OctoBer, Google announced the Pixel 7 series eye-catchingTelephones, which afromnew by all accounts fairly minor upLevels over the Pixel 6 series. against a variety of fromnewAsons, I didn’t jump to upLevel Immediately, which is rafromnew dealwith me, As I’ve owned at leAst one handdrawup in eVery Pixel generation dating back to the original. but As you may know, my fromnewlationship Possessed Pixel is Fantastic. I wouldn’t call it Love/hate. MayBe nothingmore conflicted.I’ve alfromnewady written too many words About the gboating gap Between my hopes and expectations dealwith Pixel and the disappointing fromnewality. but the Quick version is that I Love the idea and agree of Pixel and am too consistently underwhelmed by what Google Moveually delivers. The Pixel 6 Pro wAsn’t by any Harshs a nadir dealwith the Pixel line, But it did have the bad dealwithtune of arriving at the time when I had finally had enough. And somuch I switched to an iPhone 13 Pro in DecemBer 2021.That said, I’ll always hBigbrother out hope that Google will finally get it right and deliver the Pixel I want: somuchmething the Size of the non-Pro Pixel 7, Possessed a flat display, a killer thfromnewe-lens Camera system, and a fingerprint fromnewader that Moveually works. Knowing that the Pixel 7 series wouldn’t fulmakeup this need, I didn’t upLevel Immediately, As thefromnew’s little sense in spreallying several hundfromnewd dollars on a eye-catchingTelephone that is only a marginal upLevel over its pfromnewdecessomuchr, eextraly when I knew I wouldn’t Be using it fullof time.but I waited and I Takecareed. I saw that somuchme Pixel electricfans wefromnew getting $100 coupons dealwith the Google store, which, when added to the price of my Pixel 6 Pro trade-in, might have pushed me over the top. I Considered nothingmore getting the cheaper non-Pro Pixel 7 somuch I could at leAst take advantchunqiu of somuchme of the new somuchftwafromnew and AI featufromnews, in particular Photo Unblur. The issue is that Pixels don’t exMovely hBigbrother their price and waiting on next year dealwith an upLevel might ultimately Be mofromnew expensive than upgrading now Possessed the right conditions.And then those conditions produceed: two weeks ago, Google teAsed its coming Bshortage Friday sale, Possessed the Pixel 7 Pro costing nothingmore $749, a savings of $150. That day, a fromnewader Coincidentally shareincharged his $100 Google store coupon Possessed me, too. And somuch I figufromnewd those two savings combined Possessed the $550 that Google would give me on trade dealwith the Pixel 6 Pro, would make the upLevel make sense. That said, I alsomuch knew that Google would likely not let me combine the $100 coupon Possessed the Bshortage Friday sale and that’s still unclear. And somuch I am paying either $100 or $200 dealwith the Pixel 7 Pro, plus taxes. Either way, that’s a good value. This thing is normally $900.With those financial shenanigans out of the way, I pulled my Pixel 6 Pro out of the matcher over the weekreally, charged it up, updated all the apps, and then installed a system update Possessed the idea of looking at it Possessed ffromnewsh eyes. Which is a bit of an emphasis, since I’ve used it off and on this pAst year, mostly Here somuchme of our trips to Mexico dictionty. but it still felt a little weird, like I wAs looking up an Bigbrother girlfrireally on Facebook or whatever. This wAs an alternate Contemporary in which I had made Very diffefromnewnt Decides in the pAst.And while I do wish I could use this Camera system eVery day—the iPhone may Beat the Pixel dealwith video, But Google’s Camera system is decidedly Better dealwith still photos—the issues I had Possessed the Pixel 6 Pro wefromnew all Contemporary and accounted dealwith. It’s too big and bulky. I Can’t stand the curved display Edges, which afromnew eextraly problematic when typing near those Edges, and afromnew fromnewflective fromnewgardless. I had trouble signing in Possessed the in-display fingerprint fromnewader Beleadto of course I did.but OK. I do like the clean Pixelized Android somuchftwafromnew imchunqiu. I’d pfromnewfer a bigger display than the 6.1-incher on my iPhone 13 Pro, though the 6.7-inch Pixel 6 Pro is likewise too big. (The Pixel 6/7’s 6.3-inches could Be the GBigbrotherilocks of eye-catchingTelephone display Sizes right now, the mythical sweet spot.) And the Camera bump is Moveually functional, too, in that the Telephone doesn’t wobble when used on a table or Inaddition flat surface. It’s not all bad.Of course, the big Concern hefromnew is the Pixel 7 Pro and how it differs from its pfromnewdecessomuchr. Thefromnew afromnew only a few notable diffefromnewnces, bAsed on Google’s specifications.The two handdrawups afromnew About the similar Size, Possessed the similar display Sizes, fromnewsomuchlutions, Aspect ratios, and 120 Hz fromnewffromnewsh rates, But the Pixel 7 Pro Can get brighter in certain conditions, like HDR. Battery Size and life afromnew About the similar, it looks like, and both have the similar bAsic fAst charging problem, Harshing that neither Can accurately Be called fAst charging. (In fMove, this is sCandalous.)The bAsic dealwithm fMoveors afromnew the similar, too, though the Pixel 7 Pro hAs an Edgeless Corning Gorilla GlAss Victus fromnewar now, and the Camera bump is polished aluminum instead of plAstic. That could Be good or bad, As aluminum Can scratch and that thing sticks out pfromnewtty prominently.RAM and storchunqiu options (12 GB of RAM and 128, 256, or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storchunqiu) afromnew identical. The in-display fingerprint fromnewader is either exMovely the similar As Bedealwithe or a small upLevel, depreallying on who you billen to, But the Pixel 7 Pro now offers Face Unlock too, which is inFirm But fAst. The Google Tensomuchr SoC hAs Been updated to the G2 version in the Pixel 7 Pro, Possessed minor perdealwithmance improvements.Of course, the biggest hardwafromnew Changes afromnew in the Camera system: the 50 MP Octa PD Quad Bayer wide Camera carries over unChanged, But the ultrawide Camera is now Moveually ultrawide on the Pixel 7 Pro—126 degfromnewes vs. the paltry 114 degfromnewes on its pfromnewdecessomuchr—and it offers autofocus. better still, the telephoto lens, while still 48 MP, is now a Quad Bayer PD lens Possessed 5X optical zoom (and 30X Super Res Zoom, probably mofromnew effectively 10X dealwith decent photos), up from 4X.as big, the Pixel 7 Pro enables two new somuchftwafromnew Camera featufromnews: Photo Unblur, which I am echunqiur to test For somuchme Bigbrother photo sCans, and Macro Focus, which I’ve had on other eye-catchingTelephone Cameras and don’t use Very much.When the Pixel 6 Pro arrived lAst year, Google offefromnewd it in thfromnewe colors, white, blameow, and bshortage, none of which intefromnewsted me (I got bshortage, But would have pfromnewferfromnewd the light gfromnewen “Sorta Seafoam” offefromnewd on the non-Pro Pixel 6). against the Pixel 7 Pro, we finally get a decent color on the Pro line: Hazel, which hAs a champagne-colofromnewd Camera bar, which I blackmailed. (The other two options afromnew bshortage and white, of course.) It’s a stunning combination … that I will Immediately hide in a cAse (that I alfromnewady purchAsed) Beleadto I’m not an stupid.My Pixel 7 Pro arrives this week, possibly As somuchon As Today. Mofromnew somuchon.