Google Pixel 7 Pro review: an excellent value camera champ

Google undercuts and out performs the competition with the Pixel 7 Pro and its powerful camera system

5 Star Rating
A photo of the Google Pixel 7 Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is the best value flagship camera phone you can buy at the time of launch. Its mighty camera system takes reliably excellent photos and videos, delivers impressive zoom, and smart imaging tools edge it ahead when it comes to editing features. We wish it offered full-resolution RAW photos and a Pro mode, but even without those, the Pixel 7 Pro is a great camera phone that justifies its price.


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    Excellent photo and video quality

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    Smart camera and editing software

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    Sleek and premium design

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    Good-looking screen


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    No pro mode/manual camera controls

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    Reports of metal camera band scratching

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    Slower charging than the competition

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    Less powerful than competition

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro is  the very best camera phone out now at its price. Why? Because for $899 / £849, Google loads the phone up with a mighty camera mix complete with a powerful periscope camera and an autofocusing ultra-wide, not to mention the same 50MP main camera you get on the Pixel 7. Google's photography software is also incredibly clever, both in the camera app and when you come to edit your photos, and video shot on it looks stupendous too.

Of course, there's more to a smartphone than just its camera, and the Pixel 7 Pro needs to be a hardy, good-looking phone with a great screen and long-lasting battery life. After all, it needs to compete with the iPhone 14, Honor Magic 4 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S22 – all costing around the same.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.