Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Google Pixel 7: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Google Pixel 7. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Basics

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Global · 12GB · 128GB
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Google Pixel 7
Google Pixel 7
Global · 8GB · 128GB
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Score

Ki Cost-effective
Score
8.8 Ki Cost-effective
Score
8.5 Ki Cost-effective
Score
Design and Screen score 8.1Design & Materials 7.2Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 7.5Performance & Hardware 7.7Performance & Hardware
Camera score 8.5Camera 8.0Camera
Connectivity score 9.0 Connectivity 8.2 Connectivity
Battery score 8.0 Battery 5.8 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.0
51 reviews
8.5
28 reviews

Technical specifications of the Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Google Pixel 7

Specs where to buy Google Pixel 6 Pro Google Pixel 6 Pro
Global · 12GB · 128GB
Google Pixel 7 prices Google Pixel 7
Global · 8GB · 128GB
Inches 6.71" 6.3"
Resolution WQHD+ FHD+
Usable surface 88% useful 84% useful
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 20:9
Dimensions 75.9 mm
163.9 mm
8.9 mm
73.2 mm
155.6 mm
8.7 mm
Weight 210 g 197 g
Micro Tensor
Octa-Core
Tensor 2
Octa-Core
RAM 12 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 128 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 721.000
v10
827.033
v10
Battery 5000 mAh 4355 mAh
Main Camera 1
50 Mpx · ƒ/1.85
GN1
2 3
1
50 Mpx · ƒ/1.85
GN1
2
Selfie Camera SELF 12 Mpx · ƒ/2.2 SELF 10.8 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
Bands
OS Android 14 Upside-down cake Android 14 Upside-down cake


About this comparison

Google Pixel 6 Pro and Google Pixel 7: A Comparative Analysis of Two High-end Smartphones

Google’s Pixel line of high-end smartphones has been gaining popularity since its introduction in 2016. The latest additions to the Pixel range are the Google Pixel 6 Pro and Google Pixel 7, both expected to be released in October 2021 and October 2022, respectively. Both phones have some common core features such as Google’s AI-driven Tensor processors and their respective UFS Storage 3.1, but there are also significant differences that set them apart. In this article, we will compare the two smartphones to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a new phone.

Design & Materials

Starting off with the design, the two phones are very similar in terms of weight and size. The Pixel 6 Pro weighs 188g, and measures 162.3 x 75.2 x 8.9mm, while the Pixel 7 is slightly lighter at 181g and measures 160.8 x 74.4 x 8.4mm. However, the 6 Pro has a larger 6.71-inch OLED display compared to the 7's 6.30-inch OLED screen. The 6 Pro also offers a higher QHD+ screen resolution (1440x3120) than the 7's FHD+ resolution (1080x2400), as well as an increased refresh rate (120Hz vs 90Hz).

Both phones have Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for extra protection, however, the 6 Pro uses aluminium alloy for construction and has a slightly larger usable surface (88.4% compared to the 7's 83.7%). Furthermore, the 6 Pro also has stereo speakers, whereas the 7 has noise cancellation microphones.

Hardware

The hardware is where the two phones really begin to differ, starting with their respective processors. The 6 Pro is powered by the Google Tensor 5nm processor, while the 7 is equipped with the more advanced Tensor 2 processor. Additionally, the 6 Pro has 12GB RAM paired with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options, compared to the 7's 8GB RAM and 128GB, 256GB storage options.

The 6 Pro also has a higher AnTuTu benchmark score (735300 vs 768335), as well as a fingerprint display scanner for added security. The 7 however, has a better cooling system, ensuring optimal performance.

Camera

The camera setup is another area where the two phones differ significantly. The google Pixel 6 Pro has a triple camera setup consisting of a 50.0Mpx Samsung GN1 main sensor with f/1.85 aperture, a 12.0Mpx Sony IMX386 Exmor RS wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 48.0Mpx Sony IMX586 Exmor RS telephoto lens with f/3.5 aperture. It also offers 4K video and 4K 60fps recording, 4x optical zoom and optical stabilization (OIS).

The Google Pixel 7 meanwhile, only has a dual camera setup with a 50Mpx Samsung GN1 main sensor with f/1.85 aperture and a 12.0Mpx Sony IMX381 Exmor RS wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. It also offers 8x digital zoom and 114° field of view. For the selfie shooter, the 6 Pro has an 11.1Mpx camera with f/2.2 aperture while the 7 has a 10.8Mpx camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Connectivity & Battery

In terms of connectivity, both phones offer Bluetooth 5.2, Dual SIM, USB Host 3.0, NFC, WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and eSIM. However, the 6 Pro also has just on select markets, see your carrier for details, while the 7 does not.

Finally, when it comes to battery life, the 6 Pro has a larger capacity of 5000mAh and fast charging of 30W, as well as wireless charging and reverse charging capabilities. Meanwhile, the 7 has smaller 4355mAh battery and less fast charging of 30W, but still offers wireless and reverse charging.

Overall, the Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 offer impressive features and specifications for two high-end smartphones, with the 6 Pro offering a number of additional benefits over its predecessor.

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Brand

Brand Google Google
Aliases GLUOG GVU6C

Release Date

Release date October 2021,
2 years ago
October 2022,
1 year ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 7
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 7
Size
75.9 mm 163.9 mm 8.9 mm
Print 3D Model
73.2 mm 155.6 mm 8.7 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 210 g 197 g
Usable surface 88 % 84 %
Materials Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Aluminium Aluminium alloy, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Resistance IP68 IP68
Colors
Black

Green

Beige
Black

Silver

Green

Screen

Diagonal 6.71" 6.3"
Type pOLED Oled
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 20:9
Resolution WQHD+
1440 x 3120 px
FHD+
1080 x 2400 px
Density 512 Pixels per inch 418 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 120 Hz
  • Variable refresh rate VRR
  • 1000000:1 contrast ratio
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10+
  • Scratch resistant
  • Dual Edge display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • LTPO (Low Temperature PolySilicon oxide)
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 90 Hz
  • Max brightness HBM - 1000 cd/m²
  • Peak brightness - 1400 cd/m²
  • 1000000:1 contrast ratio
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10+
  • DCI-P3
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.1
8.4
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.6
8.9
Is it comfortable?
8.0
9.0
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.3
8.6
Number of reviews
51 reviews
28 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Google Tensor Google Tensor 2
CPU 2x2.8GHz Cortex-X1 + 2x2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4x1.80GHz Cortex-A55 2x2.85GHz Cortex-A78 + 2x2.35GHz Cortex-A76 + 4x1.80GHz Cortex-A55
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 5 nm 5 nm
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU ARM Mali-G78 Mali-G710

RAM

RAM 12 GB 8 GB
Type RAM LPDDR5 RAM LPDDR5

Storage

Capacity 128 GB 128 GB
Type UFS Storage 3.1 UFS Storage 3.1
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in screen Yes, in screen

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Magnetometer

Audio

Audio
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 3 microphones
  • Noise cancellation microphone
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 3 microphones

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No Yes
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.7
8.2
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.5
9.0
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.1
7.7
Number of reviews
51 reviews
28 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Triple rear camera Double rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 50 Mpx 50 Mpx
Sensor Samsung GN1 Samsung GN1
Type ISOCELL ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 1.85 ƒ/ 1.85
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.20 µm 1.20 µm
Pixel Binning 1-4 (2x2) 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/1.31" 1/1.31"
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens

Wide Angle lens
Resolution
12 Mpx
12 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX386 Exmor RS
Sony IMX381 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS BSI 2
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
1.25 µm
1.55 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
1/2.9"
1/2.3"
3
Camera type

Telephoto lens
--
Resolution
48 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX586 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 3.5
Pixel size
0.80 µm
Pixel Binning
1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size
1/2"

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
240 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Optical zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Ultra stable video
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Manual focus
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser autofocus (LAF)
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • Night Mode
  • Google Lens
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Manual focus
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser autofocus (LAF)
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • Night Mode

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 12 Mpx 10.8 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX663 Samsung S5K3J1
Type CMOS ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size 1.22 µm 1.22 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/2.93" 1/2.65"
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
134
Mobile
138
Photo
133
Video
138
Selfie
135
Photo
143
Video
140
Mobile
145
Photo
143
Video
138
Selfie
134
Photo
144
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.3
9.5
Quality of nighttime photos
8.8
8.9
Quality of selfies
8.5
8.6
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.9
8.8
Number of reviews
51 reviews
28 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G
  • n1 (2100)
  • n2 (1900 PCS)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n12 (700)
  • n14 (700)
  • n20 (800)
  • n25 (1900)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n30 (2300)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n48 (3500)
  • n66 (1700)
  • n71 (600)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
  • n1 (2100)
  • n2 (1900 PCS)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n12 (700)
  • n14 (700)
  • n20 (800)
  • n25 (1900)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n30 (2300)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n48 (3500)
  • n66 (1700)
  • n71 (600)
  • n75 (1500)
  • n76 (1500)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B14 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B48 (TDD 3600)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B71 (600)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B14 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B48 (TDD 3600)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B71 (600)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B6 (800)
  • B8 (900)
  • B19 (800)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B6 (800)
  • B8 (900)
  • B19 (800)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.2 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.2 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • ANT+
  • APT-x
  • LDAC
  • SBC
  • AAC
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • APT-x
  • LDAC
  • SBC
  • AAC

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • QZSS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS (L1)
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • QZSS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS (L1)

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • USB Host 3.1
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • USB Host 3.1

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.990 W/Kg on head
1.400 W/Kg on body
--
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- --

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • DLNA
  • eSIM
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • eSIM

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.4
8.3
Quality of the GPS
8.5
9.0
And the WiFi?
8.5
9.0
Number of reviews
51 reviews
28 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
5000 mAh
4355 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
30.0W
Yes,
20.0W
Others
  • Wireless charging
  • Reverse charging
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Reverse charging
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 6%
    Less than half day
  • 20%
    Less than a day
  • 51%
    One day
  • 24%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 19%
    Less than a day
  • 41%
    One day
  • 41%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
51 reviews
28 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 14
    Android 14 Upside-down cake, 9 months ago
  • Android 14
    Android 14 Upside-down cake, 9 months ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 55%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 43%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 2%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 68%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 32%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 0%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 17%
    Every six months
  • 83%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 4%
    Once a year
  • 7%
    Every six months
  • 89%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
51 reviews
28 reviews