During the annual conference of developers of GoogleGoogle I/O, the Mountain View company took the opportunity to present the renewal of its range of most affordable smartphones, the A series, with the Google Pixel 7aat the height of the Pixel 7.
This new device, available on Google’s website for 509 euros in Spain and waiting in Latin America, further blurs the line between mid-range and high-end, at least as far as Google devices are concerned.
As it explains The worldAlthough it is true that the Pixel 7a is the most expensive model in the A series, the main reason is that it inherits many of the features of the Pixel 7.
It has a 6.1-inch OLED screen and a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels., with a higher refresh rate of 90 Hz, like the Pixel 7, which gives it greater fluidity. In addition, this screen is adaptable and you can select the refresh rate that adjusts to the content played.
It also has a fingerprint reader under the panel, fast and adjustable in case of using a screen protector. This security system is complemented by face unlock, a first for the A series. In addition, the Pixel 7a is IP67 certified, which gives it solid resistance to dust and water.
The performance of the Pixel 7a
When it comes to performance, the Pixel 7a features Google’s custom processor, the Tensioner G2just like the Pixel 7, backed by three years of OS updates and five years of security updates, starting from Android 13. Despite being over a year and a half old, it is capable of running demanding games smoothly, which makes it an attractive option for the gamer public.
Another highlight of this device, like all Pixels, is its camera. You can capture photos of up to 64 megapixels, a record in the series, which is noticeable from the first shot. It allows to capture minute details of any element, offering a complete definition.
The front camera, with a 13 megapixel sensor, It’s enough to get sharp selfies, though sometimes it can be too detailed, showing every pore, hair, and skin grain.. It also includes a wide angle mode. The main camera is capable of recording videos in 4K quality at 60 fps, with excellent stabilization.
Compared to previous models, the Pixel 7a incorporates more RAM and 7.5W wireless charging, as well as a more robust aesthetic that resembles a high-end device. It has a battery that offers a duration of a day and something more, thanks to its 4385mAh. Although Google claims that it can last up to 72 hours, this is possible with the extreme power saving settings turned on.
For its price, the Google Pixel 7a can currently be considered the best option in the mid-range because it is the closest to a high-end.