- Tram Ho
Last year Google made a big change to its Pixel 6 series of phones when it introduced its first custom processor, the Tensor chip. Instead of simply increasing processing performance, Tensor focuses on enhancing AI and machine learning performance, helping to process applications and related tasks right on the device.
While it’s hard to say the Pixel 6 was a commercially successful device, that hasn’t stopped Google from further tightening the software-hardware relationship on this year’s phone line, the Pixel. 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Similar design to its predecessor
Outwardly, the design of the Pixel 7 has only a few minor changes compared to its predecessor. The back is still a horizontal camera cluster, floating on the back of the device. However, instead of being in black glass like the Pixel 6, the camera cluster on the Pixel 7 is made of aluminum with a more seamless color than the back of the phone.
Similar to last year, the perfection between the two device versions also has some differences. If the Pixel 7 version has a scratched aluminum frame, the Pixel 7 Pro’s frame has a shiny chassis. That gives the Pixel 7 Pro a slightly more premium feel than its cheaper sibling. What they have in common is that they both have a glass back and a Gorilla Glass Victus screen in front. Besides, according to Google, both versions of these devices are made from 19% recycled materials.
While the Pixel 7 Pro series still opts for a 6.7-inch 1440×3120 OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, the Pixel 7 series is a bit smaller than its predecessor when using a 6.3-inch 1080×2400 OLED screen. 90Hz refresh rate, instead of the Pixel 6’s 6.4-inch screen. At a glance, this difference is hard to see with the naked eye, but the Pixel 7 should be more attractive to those who like compact phones.
In terms of configuration, both versions are equipped with a 10.8 MP selfie camera on the front, but only equipped with a fixed focus system – an inconvenience compared to the real autofocus system being used. equipped on the selfie camera of rival iPhone 14.
The back is still the familiar 50MP main camera along with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. But the most notable upgrade in terms of imaging capabilities is the Pixel 7 Pro’s 5x 48MP telephoto lens. Not only has the zoom level been longer than the 4x zoom lens on the Pixel 6 Pro, Google has also redesigned the camera to be able to capture more detailed images from a distance.
With zoom levels from 1x to 2x, the Pixel 7 Pro will use the 50MP main sensor to capture and then crop it to the required extent. But with zoom levels ranging from 2x to 5x, the device will combine images from both the main and telephoto cameras to create a composite image with more detail.
From 5x to 10x zoom, the device will completely switch to telephoto lens with Google using “pixel bining” technique to reduce the overall resolution to 12MP. With zoom above 10x to up to 30x, the device will use the crop image from the highest resolution of the telephoto lens.
The end result of this processing is a smoother zooming experience as well as more detailed camera shots on any phone. Of course, that’s just Google’s statement, it still has to wait until this device is officially launched to properly assess the effectiveness of the company’s approach.
Highlights in the feature of filming and taking photos
With the emphasis on the ability to take photos, Google also equips many attractive features for its phones. For example, the Cinematic Blur feature helps add bokeh when shooting video while still supporting 10-bit full color and HDR. If you are a video enthusiast, this feature will be very useful to you. Even for casual video recording needs, Google says, it has upgraded the image stabilizer and noise reduction on the Pixel 7.
But new imaging capabilities are where Google’s new processor, Tensor G2. For example, this chip will improve the Face Unblur feature (the feature that helps to take sharp photos of faces even when in motion) and double the speed of Night Sight shooting. There’s also a new Photo Unblur feature that sharpens any photo – no matter what camera it was taken with.
Google says that the Tensor 2 processor makes it possible to process images in Photo Unblur right on the phone, instead of depending on a cloud server. Even so, it delivers unbelievably good results.
In addition to Tensor G2, Google has another custom processor of its own, the Titan M2 security chip, which brings the long-awaited face unlock feature. However, Google also admits that because of only 2D image recognition combined with machine learning processing capabilities, the security level is still inferior to fingerprint unlock, and should only be used in features that are not available. too sensitive. The device’s security is further enhanced by Google’s own built-in VPN, due out next year.
With the Pixel 7’s 4,355 mAh battery and the Pixel 7 Pro’s 5,000 mAh battery, Google rates both versions with a “24-hour” battery life. With a 30W fast charger (not included in the box), both devices can charge ½ battery in just 30 minutes.
In terms of hardware configuration, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are more like a slight upgrade in processing capacity compared to their predecessor Pixel 6 than a big leap, while the internal memory configuration remains the same. original.
Pixel 7 comes with 8GB RAM along with 2 storage versions 128GB and 256GB – starting at $599, while Pixel 7 Pro comes with 12GB RAM and 3 storage options 128, 256 and 512 GB – for a price. Starting at $899.
It can be seen that both the design and configuration of the Pixel 7 series are not very prominent compared to other competitors in the flagship segment – although normal usage operations provide a smooth and smooth experience for users. . Their only highlight is their reputation in photography. But it comes with common errors in the finishing process, so it is still unknown whether this flagship device line can compete with rivals from Samsung or Apple.
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Nguồn bài viết : Genk