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Google Pixel 7 Pro: New flagship impresses in DxOMark camera and display tests

Google appears to have fixed many Pixel 6 Pro issues with the Pixel 7 Pro. (Image source: Google)
Google appears to have fixed many Pixel 6 Pro issues with the Pixel 7 Pro. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel 7 Pro has finally started shipping and is already receiving praise for various improvements compared to the Pixel 6 Pro. According to DxOMark, the Pixel 7 Pro offers one of the most complete camera experiences for a smartphone, alongside the likes of the iPhone 14 Pro, Honor Magic4 Ultimate and the Huawei P50 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro only falls short of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in display tests, too.

There may be questions about the Pixel 7 Pro's power consumption under certain circumstances. However, it seems that Google has made strides with the display it has included in its flagship smartphone from last year's Pixel 6 Pro. While we are yet to publish our Pixel 7 Pro review, DxOMark has analysed the smartphone in numerous areas, including its display.

For context, leaks from pre-release units suggested that Google has equipped the Pixel 7 Pro with the Samsung S6E3HC4, a newer display panel than the one found in the Pixel 6 Pro. Early tests emphasise this, with the Pixel 7 Pro capable of significantly higher peak brightness figures than its predecessor. In DxOMark's view, the Pixel 7 Pro's display is only second to the iPhone 14 Pro Max and is a huge upgrade from the Pixel 6 Pro. In short, the Pixel 7 Pro has a colour-accurate and bright display, as well as good software tunings to optimise brightness for low-light conditions and when viewing HDR10 content.

(Image source: Google)
(Image source: Google)

Better still, DxOMark asserts that the Pixel 7 Pro has as good of a rear-facing camera setup as the Honor Magic4 Ultimate. Arguably, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro perform as well as each other in this department though, with just one point separating the two. Additionally, the iPhone 14 Pro has a superior front-facing camera in DxOMark's view, although the Pixel 7 Pro only trails by three points here.

Seemingly, Google could fix some of DxOMark's criticisms with the Pixel 7 Pro's cameras through software updates. for example, the website points out that it noticed some highlight clipping indoors, as well as colour casts when recording videos in the same lighting conditions. Helpfully, DxOMark has shared a summary video of its findings, embedded below.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-10-14 (Update: 2022-10-14)