Google Pixel 7a:Why You Should Buy It

Introduction

The Google Pixel 7a was released on March 7,2023. It has almost been a year since it’s release but it is sure to still live up to it’s name and today’s overview of it’s specs, pricing, camera quality is sure to tell you that this phone still has what it takes to live up to it’s name in the market in the world of smartphones amongst it’s competitors. Before we continue, You can also learn about other phones from Google such as the pixel 8 and pixel 8 pro

Google Pixel 7a

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Specs

  1. Dimensions:5.98 x 2.87 x 0.35 in
  2. Weight:193.5 g
  3. Build: Aluminum frame
  4. Display Type: OLED, HDR, 90Hz
  5. Size:6.1 inches, 90.7 cm2
  6. Resolution:1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
  7. OS: Android 13, upgradable to Android 14
  8. Chipset: Google Tensor G2 (5 nm)
  9. CPU: Octa-core (2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
  10. GPU: Mali-G710 MP7
  11. Battery Type: Li-Po 4385 mAh, non-removable
  12. Charging: Wired and Wireless
  13. Internal Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM

Google Pixel 7a: Pricing

Compared to the latest iPhone 15 pro max or the Samsung 23 ultra, The Google Pixel 7a will be significantly cheaper but it offers good value for the price it comes in. US citizens can find deals on amazon for as much as 400 bucks. Unlike other smartphones that we’ve gone over before, The Google Pixel 7a doesn’t have different variants offering different amounts of Storage and RAM. The deals that I could find on amazon are given below

  1. Amazon.com:$403
  2. Amazon.co.uk:£299
  3. Amazon.nl:399

Colors

It has been greatly emphasized in other places and is worth noting here as well that colors are very important for the beautification of a phone and no smartphone should be lacking in this regard. The folks at Google are smarter than us and are well aware of this hence why The Google Pixel 7a comes in 4 different colors. In the matter of aesthetics, With the variety of colors offered, it doesn’t fall back behind it’s competitors. It comes in the following colors

  1. Charcoal
  2. Snow
  3. Sea
  4. Coral

Google Pixel 7a

Image sourced from here

Camera and sample images

If I were to describe the Google Pixel 7a’s picture capturing ability or camera quality in one word, It would be “Vibrant”. Aside from the technical specifications of what this machine withholds within it’s confines, Whether it be daylight photography or lowlight scenes, It does a good job in exposing colors and giving life to pictures. Unlike the 7 pro, It lacks Macro mode and autofocus. The shooting modes offered include: Night Sight, Long Exposure, Portrait, Camera, Video, and Modes, which lets you access the Panorama, Photo Sphere, and Google Lens modes. The technical aspect is described below

  1. Main Camera:64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
    13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  2. Video(Main):4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, OIS
  3. Selfie Camera:13 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  4. Camera(Selfie):4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Sample Images

Images sourced from dpreview.com

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Wireless charging
  • Water resistant
  • Good Performance

Cons

  • Can’t handle heavy games (heats up)
  • 90 Hz display
  • Doesn’t come with charger

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