Google Pixel 7 vs 7 Pro: which Pixel camera phone is right for you?

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Pixel 7
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Google officially launched the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in October 2022. The Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro build on the success of Google's Pixel 6 Pro, but are they worth an upgrade? If you are keen to get your hands on either the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, you might be wondering which phone is the right one for you, and which is the best Google Pixel phone.

Google has done a lot of the hard work for us already by making a video comparing all of the main specs of the Pixel 7 vs Pixel 7 Pro (which you can watch below). Let's take a look at how the two models compare...

Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 7 Pro: similarities

  • Chip: New Titan M2 + Google Tensor G2 chips for better overall performance and security.
  • Battery: Adaptive Battery that lasts over 24 hours and up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver.
  • Waterproofing: Everyday protection against scratches, dust, and water (thanks to the IP68 rating).
  • Android system: "Feature Drops" so the Pixel phone improves over time.
  • Main camera: 50MP lens camera with Real Tone.
  • Camera features: include Night Sight, Magic Eraser, and Cinematic Blur.

Google Pixel 7 vs Pixel 7 Pro: differences

  • Display: Pixel 7’s 6.3” FHD+ Display up to 90 Hz vs. Pixel 7 Pro’s 6.7” QHD+ LTPO Display up to 120 Hz 
  • Cameras: The Pixel 7 has a Dual Rear Camera system: with 50MP Wide Lens and 12MP Ultra Wide Lens. The Pixel 7 Pro’s Triple Rear Camera sports a 50MP Wide Lens, 12MP Ultra Wide Lens with autofocus, and 48MP Telephoto Lens with 5x Optical Zoom.
  • Macro mode: Pixel 7 Pro can capture closer details with Macro Focus. 
  • Design: Pixel 7 Pro has a polished aluminum finish and comes in Hazel, Obsidian, and Snow. Pixel 7 has a matte aluminum finish and Lemongrass, Obsidian, and Snow colors.
  • Price: Pixel 7 prices start at $599/£599 while it's $899/£849 for the Pixel 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Pixel 7

(Image credit: Google)

To summarize, the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are both high-spec phones with some excellent features for photographers. The 7 Pro is slightly bigger, with 0.4-inches of extra screen space and a faster screen refresh rate.

Camera-wise, the Pixel 7 Pro has an additional 48MP telephoto zoom lens, with 5x Optical zoom. The Pixel 7 Pro also has a Macro Focus mode – useful for close-focusing on subjects, but not vital if you don't tend to shoot close-ups.

Both the Pixel 7 Pro and 7 are available to order now, and there are some excellent deals for early adopters.

You might also like to find out about the differences between the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs 6 Pro. If you're keen to explore Apple, check out our guide to the best iPhone for photography.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.