Google Pixel 7 release date, price and features

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Google's Pixel 7 series come in two models, a vanilla Pixel 7 and a souped up Pixel 7 Pro, and both of them are flagship models with tempting prices that give the iPhones and Galaxies of this world a run for their money.

The Pixel 7 series were first teased by Google in May 2022, but officially and fully unveiled on October 6th, 2022, with the release date on October 13th.

Google mostly sticks with the Pixel 6 formula from last year: two models, a slightly more compact $600 Pixel 7 and a larger Pixel 7 Pro with a bigger screen, bigger battery and a dedicated zoom camera for $900.

So... let’s dive in and explore everything you should know about the Pixel 7 series!

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Google Pixel 7 Release date


The Pixel 7 family was officially and fully unveiled on October 6th, 2022 at a dedicated event for the new phones and a new Pixel Watch. Google held this event a bit earlier than previous years, and it also pushed the release date of the Pixel 7 series a week or two earlier compared to previous generations.

Pixel 7 series actual release date is set for October 13th.

For reference, we have the table below that shows the release date times for the previous Pixel series, as well as the expected dates for the next generation of Pixels:


Pixel 7 Price


Despite inflationary headwinds, Google keeps the same tempting prices for the Pixel 7 series, and they look even better as the competition has raised prices in many markets across the globe. The vanilla Pixel 7 at $600 looks like a particularly good deal compared to $800 phones in the same bracket by Apple and Google, but the Pixel 7 Pro version at $900 also undercuts the $1,100 iPhone 14 Pro Max and the $1,200 Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Below are the full prices for the Pixel 7 series: 


Get the new Google Pixel 7 Pro with a cool $670 discount

The fresh new Pixel 7 Pro, Google's most powerful handset, can be had at a cool discount in the form of a $200 digital gift card over at Best Buy, even if you are not fighting for carrier subsidies. Moreover, you can get up to a $600 trade-in deal for extra savings. If you want to upgrade from, say, a Pixel 6, that would be $470 off the mark, pretty neat!

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Get a $100 Amazon Gift Card with the new Pixel 7 Pro now.

The Pixel 7 is made even more affordable by Best Buy

Best Buy will give you $370 for your Pixel 5 and a $100 e-Gift card towards Google's new Pixel 7 costs just $599 and brings the same great camera set from the 7 Pro sans the periscope zoom. Upgrading from the two-year-old Pixel 5 will net you the Pixel 7 for just $129 over at Best Buy!

Google Pixel 7

Buy the Pixel 7 at Amazon and get a $100 Gift Card with your purchase.

Pixel 7 specs


Curious about the Pixel 7 family specs?

Google has the second generation of its in-house chip, and it calls it the Tensor G2. Notable are slight changes to the size of the Pixel 7, as it's now more compact, but that also comes at the cost of a smaller battery. The Pixel 7 Pro retains the size from the previous generation model and it also has the same battery capacity as before, but it's got a new, longer-range 5X zoom lens.

Here's a quick rundown:


Check out our dedicated pages for a deep dive into each model's specifications:

Pixel 7 Reviews


Our Pixel 7 series reviews are coming out soon, but you can already take a look at our extensive previews:

  • Pixel 7 Pro preview - Pixel's big phone with a large battery, higher end screen and periscope zoom camera
  • Pixel 7 preview - Pixel's entry-level flagship at an affordable price and with the same Tensor G2 chip as the Pro model

Pixel 7 comparisons


We also have a bunch of in-depth comparisons with the Pixel 7 series:


Pixel 7 colors


Google has new Pixel 7 colors this time around. Both the vanilla and Pro models come in Obsidian (black) and Snow (white), but there is a third, signature color for each version. For the Pixel 7 Pro that third colorway is Hazel (a dark, nutty gray with gold accents) and for the Pixel 7 it is Lemongrass.

Here is how all those Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro colors look in one picture:


What is the Pixel 7 battery capacity?


The Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 5,000mAh battery, a size that has become the de-facto standard for big-screen flagships in the Android world. However, interestingly, the slightly smaller Pixel 7 comes with a slightly smaller battery. Here are the details:


As you can see, Google estimates the same battery life for both Pixel 7 versions. Despite the fact that the Pro model comes with a larger battery, it is not quoted as having longer battery life.

We will be testing real-world battery life in a lot more detail very soon and will update you with the results and all the nuances.

While Google recommends and sells a 30W charger for its Pixel series, the maximum wired charging speeds on both models are lower. The Pixel 7 Pro charges at up to 23W, while the Pixel 7 maxes out at 20W charging speeds via a cable.

Interestingly, you can achieve the same speeds with wireless charging provided you use the Google Pixel Stand 2nd gen. You can also use other Qi-compatible wireless chargers with the Pixels but charging speeds won't be quite as fast.


What are the Pixel 7 camera specs?

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro keep mostly the same camera hardware as the previous models with a 50MP main sensor coupled with an ultra-wide shooter for the Pixel 7 version, while the Pro model has an additional, third telephoto zoom camera. Check our dedicated Pixel 7 camera article for the full scoop. 

Here’s a break-down of the Pixel 7 camera specs:


We will be adding real-world camera samples to our reviews and comparisons, so don't miss those (links are above).

The one more notable change is the switch from a 4X zoom lens to a 5X one on the Pixel 7 Pro, which gives users more range and more clarity when shooting far-away objects. Also, not reflected in this camera sheet is a new 2X optical-grade zoom that is possible thanks to a crop from the main sensor. This is great news for portrait mode photos, which were the big camera sore in previous Pixel generations. The front camera is also finally getting 4K video support, a feature that was strangely missing on earlier models.

What are the best Pixel 7 accessories?


Google sells a few official cases for the Pixel 7 family, and good news is that those cases seem to be improved compared to the previous generation where cases would yellow and age very quickly.

Of course, there are various third-party cases for the Pixel 7 family, and to guide you in this vast universe of Pixel cases we have an article summarizing our favorite case options.

Check it out below:

What are the best Pixel 7 deals?


Both Pixel 7 models are offered at lower prices than the competition, which in itself is a great deal, but you can save even more with trade-ins and other very tempting deals that we have summarized in our dedicated Pixel 7 deals article. We are constantly updating that too, so you know you are getting the most up-to-date and best deals possible.

Get the new Google Pixel 7 Pro with a cool $670 discount

The fresh new Pixel 7 Pro, Google's most powerful handset, can be had at a cool discount in the form of a $200 digital gift card over at Best Buy, even if you are not fighting for carrier subsidies. Moreover, you can get up to a $600 trade-in deal for extra savings. If you want to upgrade from, say, a Pixel 6, that would be $470 off the mark, pretty neat!

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Get a $100 Amazon Gift Card with the new Pixel 7 Pro now.

The Pixel 7 is made even more affordable by Best Buy

Best Buy will give you $370 for your Pixel 5 and a $100 e-Gift card towards Google's new Pixel 7 costs just $599 and brings the same great camera set from the 7 Pro sans the periscope zoom. Upgrading from the two-year-old Pixel 5 will net you the Pixel 7 for just $129 over at Best Buy!

Google Pixel 7

Buy the Pixel 7 at Amazon and get a $100 Gift Card with your purchase.

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