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The Google Pixel 7 has arrived and once again we avoided all the leaks and wait until the device is in our hands to see for ourselves what is on offer and still using the Pixel 6a which I am loving it is time to see what the new member of the family has to offer, being a pixel user from their first ever device these are phones that stay in my hands longer than others as I have an entire Google ecosystem at home and it all works very seamlessly.

There is some cool new features of course with the new device and once again makes live simple, some we have seen before and enhanced and there is an argument over which device is better value for money with the price, we have a bumped up Tensor chip  G2 which is their own inhouse chip.

We have a 6.3 inch Oled screen with 416 PPI, 1400 nits and 2400 X 1080 panel, A 90hz refresh rate here which is a bit disappointing some will say as it is the new buzzword but for me it is no huge deal being honest having used and own devices with 120hz refresh rate for the most I have has to point this out and show people and not really a deal breaker to be frank but others would disagree and nitpick like we always see for Google devices at launch bit no so loud on iPhone shortcomings and I own an iPhone 14 pro which so far has been pretty much the same as before, having said that it is a tech cycle and we often see a small jump in specs and then companies calling old things new and then features arriving later and so on and claiming they are new, you know how it goes and often it is funny how they take each other off on social media. Banter never did anyone any harm.

The rear has changed to a metal visor style this time and for the better and one piece with a 50MP camera that comes with OIS 12MP ultra wide and but no telephoto camera, the front camera is 10.8 MP and as we know Google has done cameras very well over the years even with a single lens option. There is new features here like Cinematic blur which and face unblur and for that you can tidy up some old photos but we will see more on that in the full review later on. We also have 4K 60fps which is plenty in my eyes, currently I have a phone that shoots in 8K which is pointless today. You will need to update the app because it will keep crashing until you do. Also note the Pixel watch app will need to be installed.

The battery again is of course another feature people often speak about which comes in at 4355mAh and smaller than last years which was 4614mAh if my memory serves me right so it will be interesting to see how that fair out in our testing, there is new features to come to the Pixel 7 later down the road.

Today we take a tour of the Pixel 6 and have a look at the UI and see what is there and check out the phone in general as we always do here and let you see what it is all about and if you have any questions feel free to ask, we only have the device in our hands for 3 days and so far so good but it takes more than that to give an honest review which we will have in a few weeks and a better assessment loaded with all the apps for example and any updates that arrive in the interim and see how it gets on and I expect to see good things going forward as always and we will report them here and if there is any shortcomings but for the price it looks like another winner and is the pro version worth the extra 250 euro they ask??

Also stay tuned for some case reviews and more for the Pixel 7 coming soon from our other partners.

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Ten things to know so far on the new Pixel phones


Pixel 7. 



Super helpful.

Meet Pixel 7. It’s fast, secure and helpful, with advanced photo and video features and all-day battery life.Take beautifully authentic photos with improved Real Tone and stunning video with Cinematic Blur. The super-sharp 6.3-inch display is fast and responsive for smoother gaming and scrolling. And it’s 25% brighter for better visibility outdoors. 

Pixel 7 starts at only €649. And it’s available in Snow, Obsidian and Lemongrass.

Pixel 7 Pro. 

The all-pro 

Google phone. 


and durable, inside and 


Introducing Pixel 7 Pro, Google’s best-of-everything phone. It’s fast and secure, with all-day battery life and an immersive 6.7-inch Smooth Display that intelligently adjusts up to 120 Hz.1, 2, 5 The triple rear camera system includes a dedicated 5x telephoto lens and 30x Super Res Zoom for crisp, clear photos from far away. The upgraded ultrawide lens with auto-focus powers Macro Focus for amazing shots of the tiniest details. 

Pixel 7 Pro starts at €899. And it’s available in Snow, Obsidian and Hazel. 

This is Pixel’s most refined design, with a smooth glass back and aluminium frame and Camera Bar. Pixel 7 Pro is elegant and sophisticated with polished aluminium, and Pixel 7 is super sleek with a matte aluminium finish. Both phones are made with recycled materials.7 And they’re as durable as they are beautiful. Pixel can handle water and dust with IP68 protection. The display is scratch resistant, with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus.


Tensor G2. 

The brains 

behind it all.

Google Tensor G2 is the next-gen processor custom built for Pixel with Google’s advanced machine learning and speech recognition. It makes Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro faster, more efficient, more secure and even more helpful. And it delivers Pixel’s best photo and video quality ever, with next-gen Super Res Zoom, up to two times faster Night Sight processing, sharper photos with Face Unblur and new features like Cinematic Blur.


The most 


Pixel cameras yet.

The photo and video quality of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro cameras is extraordinary. The large main sensor brings in light and detail, even in low light. The Pixel 7 front camera is now the same as the one in Pixel 7 Pro, for better low-light photography, stunning 4K60 video and a wide field of view for group selfies. Cinematic Blur makes Hollywood-like videos. With Real Tone, all skin tones are represented beautifully and accurately – now in Night Sight and Portrait mode too. Photo Unblur improves your blurry pictures – new or old.10 And Guided Frame helps people with low vision take the best selfies through audio and haptics. Photos match your vision with Pixel camera favourites like Magic Eraser, Motion mode and Face Unblur.

Secure to the core. 

The battery 

lasts all day.

Pixel 7 is the most secure and private Pixel yet. With Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 security chip, Pixel is built with multiple layers of security to help keep your personal info safe. Face Unlock and Fingerprint Unlock quickly and easily unlock your phone with just a glance or a tap. With VPN by Google One built in, Pixel will help protect your online activity no matter what app or web browser you use (coming soon). And Pixel comes with at least five years of security updates, so your phone gets even more secure over time. 

Pixel’s Adaptive Battery can last over 24 hours.1It learns your favourite apps, so it doesn’t waste power on ones that you rarely use. Turn on Extreme Battery Saver, and the battery can last up to 72 hours. And with the compatible 30 W USB-C® Charger (sold separately), your Pixel charges super fast – up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes.

A world of 

help. Built 

around you.

Pixel phones, earbuds and watches work together to help you throughout your day. It’s easy to connect your Pixel devices with each other and switch between them, so you can watch, listen or work from device to device. Control your entertainment or smart devices from your phone, earbuds or watch. Focus on your health and fitness with the Google Pixel Watch (sold separately) and get even more insights on your phone. And use your favourite Google apps, like Assistant, Maps and YouTube Music, when and where you need them.


The best of 


included with Pixel.

The Pixel 7 comes with three months of YouTube Premium and Google One. The combined savings add up to almost €42– all to help you get the most out of your new Pixel.


So much help, in so many ways. 

Pixel is more helpful than ever. At a Glance shows you useful info at the right time, like your baggage claim info at the airport or when a package is delivered to your door. With voice message transcription, you can read audio messages. Assistant voice typing lets you type with your voice – now in Spanish, French and Italian. Pixel search is faster and more powerful – it searches your entire phone and the web. And every few months, Pixel gets feature drops – software updates with new and improved features, tricks and tips. So, Pixel just keeps getting better.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.