Google Pixel 7a

Released June 2023

High-End ($400-$600)

Summary


Pros

  • Well-suited phone for portrait and landscape photography.
  • Good display color rendering in every use case and lighting condition
  • Smooth display interactions when playing video games and scrolling the web.
  • Punchy sound from the built-in speakers
  • Bright and pleasant-sounding recordings
  • Front-camera renders skin tones nicely across all skin types and in all light conditions

Cons

  • Limited zoom capabilities
  • Low screen brightness when viewing pictures
  • Monophonic recordings with memo app
  • Slightly thin and resonant sound signature from built-in speakers
  • Poor charging experience
  • Low autonomy overall
  • Front-camera image can be grainy when taken in low light

Scores


133
camera
2023
3rd

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Camera Score i
133
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 163

Sub-scores

Photo i
138
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 169
Bokeh i
70
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 85
Preview i
69
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
105
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 164
Video i
133
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 154

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 138

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

135
display
2023
6th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Display Score i
135
82
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
123
74
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 164
Color i
139
104
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
BEST 165
Top score
Google Pixel 8
Video i
141
65
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 163
Touch i
148
79
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
BEST 164
132
audio
2023
6th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Audio Score i
132
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
133
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
131
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

96
battery
31st

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Battery Score i
96
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
94
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
98
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
100
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 7h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h07
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
2h08
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h27 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
140
selfie
2023
1st

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Selfie Score i
140
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 151
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Photo i
136
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 149
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Video i
146
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 156

Specifications


153 x 72.9 x 9mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP67

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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