Google’s Pixel 7a launched at ₹43,999
After the Pixel 6a garnered some polarising opinions, Google is now back in the business after the launch of the Pixel 7a. With better specifications than its predecessor, this mid-range smartphone from Google surely seems to give tough competition in its segment.
Shipping with an upgraded in-house Tensor G2 chipset, the same that handles the duties of its elder 7- series siblings, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Pixel 7a should have more snappy performance. This snappiness can also be felt because Google decided to provide the 7a with a 90hz screen instead of the 60hz one that was present in the Pixel 6a. The same 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display continues duties in the A series. The bezels, although uniform all around, make the phone feel a bit dated. The phone gets a 4385mAh battery which should be good for a day's worth of usage. This battery backup can be increased to 72 hours in extreme battery saver mode. However, if you ever need to charge your phone, Google has finally introduced wireless charging on the A series of phones with the Pixel 7a. The phone can now be unlocked with a glance at the screen, thanks to the face unlock feature that this new Pixel packs.
This latest iteration of the Pixel A series gets an upgraded camera setup as well! A 64MP main camera with f/1.89 aperture now comes with OIS. However, the same 13MP ultrawide camera with a f/2.2 aperture makes its way to the Pixel 7a. The front 13MP camera now comes with the capability of recording 4K at 30fps. The smartphone is now IP67 rated, letting you take those underwater shots without any worry. Pixel-centric features like Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur also make their way here.
Hardware aside, the software experience is one aspect that sets the Pixels apart from the horde of the smartphones in the market. The 6a that shipped with Android 12 had a lot of niggles, especially the ‘universal-fingerprint-unlock’ option that it provided. Jokes apart, the Pixel 7a with Android 13 should be more stable. The software experience can be compared to that of a flagship and this sets this Pixel apart from other mid-range smartphones. Stay tuned to find out if all these changes do actually make the Pixel 7a perform as well as the spec-sheet suggests it will.