Google has recently launched the new Pixel 7a smartphone with impressive features and specifications. The Pixel 7a comes with a full-screen 6.1-inch OLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and FHD+ (1080×2400) resolution at 429 PPI. The display is also capable of up to 90Hz refresh rate, which means the screen refreshes 90 times per second, providing a smoother experience while scrolling, gaming, or watching videos. Additionally, it comes with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 cover glass and has a contrast ratio of more than 1,000,000:1, which makes it easier to see even in bright sunlight.

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The Pixel 7a has a sleek design with dimensions of 152 height x 72.9 width x 9.0 depth (mm) and weighs 193.5 g. The device comes with a powerful 4,300 mAh battery that can last for over 24 hours on a single charge. With the Extreme Battery Saver mode, the battery can last up to 72 hours. The device also supports fast charging and is Qi-certified for wireless charging.

The Pixel 7a has 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage, which provides ample space to store your files, photos, and apps. The device is powered by the Google Tensor G2 processor and comes with Titan M2™ security coprocessor, which provides end-to-end security designed by Google. The Pixel 7a is also equipped with multi-layer hardware security features that include Tensor security core, Titan M2™ security chip, and Trusty (trusted execution environment) that provides users with five years of security updates.

The rear camera of the Pixel 7a features a 64 MP Quad PD Quad Bayer wide camera with 0.8 μm pixel width, ƒ/1.89 aperture, and 80° field of view. The device is also capable of Super Res Zoom up to 8x and comes with a 13 MP ultrawide camera with 1.12 μm pixel width, ƒ/2.2 aperture, and 120° field of view. The rear camera also features optical and electronic image stabilization, lens correction, and autofocus with dual pixel phase detection. The front camera of the device features a 13 MP camera with 1.12 μm pixel width and ƒ/2.2 aperture, and a fixed focus 95° ultrawide field of view.

The Pixel 7a offers an array of camera features that include Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Night Sight, Long Exposure, Real Tone™, Face Unblur, Panorama, Manual white balancing, Locked Folder, Top Shot, Portrait Mode, Portrait Light, Super Res Zoom, Motion Auto-Focus, Frequent Faces, Dual exposure controls, Live HDR+, 4K video recording at 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 1080p video recording at 30 FPS, 60 FPS, Cinematic Pan, Slow-motion video support up to 240 FPS, 4K timelapse with stabilization, Astrophotography timelapse, Optical image stabilization, Fused video stabilization, 4K Cinematic Pan video stabilization, 4K locked video stabilization, and Digital zoom up to 5x.

The differences between Pixel 7a and Pixel 7

If you were to examine the differences,

SpecsGoogle Pixel 7aGoogle Pixel 7Google Pixel 7 Pro
Storage128GB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
ProcessorGoogle Tensor G2Google Tensor G2Google Tensor G2
Camera64MP main, 13MP ultrawide, and 13MP front50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10.8MP front50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10.8MP front
Screen size/resolution6.1-inch OLED with 90Hz6.3-inch OLED with 90Hz6.7-inch OLED with 120Hz
PriceUSD 499USD 599USD 799
ColorCharcoal, Coral, Sea, SnowLemongrass, Snow, ObsidianHazel, Snow, Obsidian
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The main differences between the Pixel 7a and Pixel 7 are:

  1. Storage: The Pixel 7a comes only in 128GB storage capacity, whereas the Pixel 7 is available in both 128GB and 256GB storage options. The Pixel 7 Pro has even more storage options, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
  2. Memory: Both the Pixel 7a and Pixel 7 have 8GB of RAM, while the Pixel 7 Pro has 12GB of RAM.
  3. Screen size/resolution: The Pixel 7a has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 has a slightly larger 6.3-inch OLED display also with 90Hz. The Pixel 7 Pro has a larger 6.7-inch OLED display with a higher 120Hz refresh rate.
  4. Price: The Pixel 7a is the most affordable of the three, priced at $499. The Pixel 7 is priced at $599, while the Pixel 7 Pro is the most expensive at $799.
  5. Camera: The Pixel 7a has a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 13MP front-facing camera. The Pixel 7 has a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 10.8MP front-facing camera. The Pixel 7 Pro has the same camera setup as the Pixel 7.
  6. Battery: The Pixel 7a has a slightly larger battery capacity of 4,385mAh compared to the Pixel 7’s 4,355mAh. The Pixel 7 Pro has the largest battery capacity of 5,000mAh.

Additionally, the Pixel 7a comes in Charcoal, Coral, Sea, and Snow color options, while the Pixel 7 is available in Lemongrass, Snow, and Obsidian colors. The Pixel 7 Pro is available in Hazel, Snow, and Obsidian colors.

In fact, the Pixel 7a comes with a better camera system but at a cheaper price. It also has a larger battery capacity compared to the Pixel 7. So, which one is a better buy or you prefer to wait for Pixel 8 ?

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By Harry