Google Pixel 7a – Unlocked Android Cell Phone

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About this item Fast Charging: Pixel 7a has a 24-hour battery life and supports fast charging up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver turned on. Advanced Camera: Pixel 7a has a 6.1-inch OLED display with 1080p video capture and a 64MP rear camera that performs well in low light. Security Features: Pixel 7a has a 6.1-inch OLED display with 1080p video capture and a 64MP rear camera that performs well in low light. It also has a biometric fingerprint sensor for quick unlocking. Wireless Connectivity: Pixel 7a supports NFC, Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth for easy connectivity to other devices. Water Resistant Design: Pixel 7a has a water-resistant design that allows you to use it even in rainy or wet conditions. Long Battery Life: Pixel 7a has a 4385mAh battery that provides up to 24 hours of use per charge, with the option to extend battery life up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver. Dual SIM Card Slots: Pixel 7a has dual SIM card slots for convenient use with two separate phone numbers.
Google Tensor G2 Processor: Pixel 7a is powered by a Google Tensor G2 processor for fast performance and advanced AI features. Google Assistant Integration: Pixel 7a has Google Assistant integration for hands-free assistance and control. 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty: Pixel 7a comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty for peace of mind and protection. Show more

Description

Google Pixel 7a – Unlocked Android Cell Phone – Smartphone with Wide Angle Lens and 24-Hour Battery – 128 GB – Charcoal

Display

6.1″ FHD+[14] – up to 90Hz[15]

Display

6.3″ FHD+[14] – up to 90Hz[15]

Display

6.7″ QHD+ LTPO[14] – up to 120Hz[15]

Camera

64 MP wide – 13 MP ultrawide[16] -13 MP front camera

Camera

50 MP wide – 12 MP ultrawide[16] – 10.8 MP front camera

Camera

48 MP telephoto – 50 MP wide – 12 MP ultrawide[16] – 10.8 MP front camera

Camera features

Super Res Zoom[15] up to 8x – Real Tone

Camera features

Super Res Zoom[15] up to 8x – Real Tone

Camera features

Macro Focus – Super Res Zoom[15] up to 30x – Real Tone

Battery and charging

24-hour battery[18] – Wireless charging[19]

Google Tensor G2 processor

Product Dimensions 6 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches

Item Weight 6.9 ounces

Item model number GWKK3

Batteries 1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

OS Android 13.0

RAM 128 GB

Connectivity technologies Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

GPS True

Special features Dual SIM, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, Water Resistant

Other display features Wireless

Human Interface Input Touchscreen

Other camera features Rear, Front

Form Factor Bar

Color Charcoal

Battery Power Rating 4300

Whats in the box SIM Tool, Quick Switch Adapter, Cell Phone, 1m USB-C to USB-C Cable, Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer Google

Memory Storage Capacity 128 GB

Standing screen display size 6.1 Inches

Ram Memory Installed Size 8 GB

Battery Capacity 4385 Milliamp Hours

Weight 0.43 Pounds

Charging Time 24 Hours

Brand Google

Model Name Pixel 7a

Wireless Carrier Unlocked for All Carriers

Operating System Android 13.0

Cellular Technology 5G

Memory Storage Capacity 128 GB

Connectivity Technology Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

Color Charcoal

Screen Size 6.1 Inches

Wireless network technology GSM, LTE

About this item Fast Charging: Pixel 7a has a 24-hour battery life and supports fast charging up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver turned on. Advanced Camera: Pixel 7a has a 6.1-inch OLED display with 1080p video capture and a 64MP rear camera that performs well in low light. Security Features: Pixel 7a has a 6.1-inch OLED display with 1080p video capture and a 64MP rear camera that performs well in low light. It also has a biometric fingerprint sensor for quick unlocking. Wireless Connectivity: Pixel 7a supports NFC, Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth for easy connectivity to other devices. Water Resistant Design: Pixel 7a has a water-resistant design that allows you to use it even in rainy or wet conditions.

Long Battery Life: Pixel 7a has a 4385mAh battery that provides up to 24 hours of use per charge, with the option to extend battery life up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver. Dual SIM Card Slots: Pixel 7a has dual SIM card slots for convenient use with two separate phone numbers. Google Tensor G2 Processor: Pixel 7a is powered by a Google Tensor G2 processor for fast performance and advanced AI features. Google Assistant Integration: Pixel 7a has Google Assistant integration for hands-free assistance and control. 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty: Pixel 7a comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty for peace of mind and protection. Show more

Additional information

Product Dimensions

6 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches

Item Weight

6.9 ounces

ASIN

B0BZ9XNBRB

Item model number

GWKK3

Batteries

1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

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4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars

1,571 ratings

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OS

Android 13.0

RAM

128 GB

Connectivity technologies

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

GPS

True

Special features

Dual SIM, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, Water Resistant

Other display features

Wireless

Human Interface Input

Touchscreen

Other camera features

Rear, Front

Form Factor

Bar

Color

Charcoal

Battery Power Rating

4300

Whats in the box

SIM Tool, Quick Switch Adapter, Cell Phone, 1m USB-C to USB-C Cable, Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer

Google

Date First Available

May 10, 2023

Memory Storage Capacity

128 GB

Standing screen display size

6.1 Inches

Ram Memory Installed Size

8 GB

Battery Capacity

4385 Milliamp Hours

Weight

0.43 Pounds

Charging Time

24 Hours

Brand

Google

Model Name

Pixel 7a

Wireless Carrier

Unlocked for All Carriers

Operating System

Android 13.0

Cellular Technology

5G

Connectivity Technology

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

Screen Size

6.1 Inches

Wireless network technology

GSM, LTE

60 reviews for Google Pixel 7a – Unlocked Android Cell Phone

  1. Carnelian

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pixel 7a: Unleashes the Pixel Magic at an Affordable Price

    In a world dominated by smartphones with hefty price tags, Google’s Pixel 7a enters the scene like a breath of fresh air. Packed with an array of exclusive features and the power of Google’s latest technologies, this budget-friendly device brings the best of the Pixel experience to the masses. With its sleek design, upgraded camera system, and helpful AI capabilities, the Pixel 7a proves that exceptional doesn’t have to mean expensive.Design:The Pixel 7a embraces its heritage with a familiar design that Pixel fans have come to love. From its iconic camera bar to its smooth, sculpted surfaces, it exudes a sense of elegance and simplicity. The new midframe architecture ensures durability, making it the most robust A-series phone yet. And let’s not forget about sustainability – the aluminum housing is crafted with 100% recycled content, giving eco-conscious consumers another reason to rejoice.AI-Powered Call Assist Features:Google has infused the Pixel 7a with its ingenious AI capabilities, transforming it into a communication powerhouse. Need to navigate those pesky automated phone menus? Direct My Call swoops in to save the day, allowing you to see menu options and reach the right department in a jiffy. Call Screen acts as your personal call bouncer, revealing who’s calling and why, so you can decide if it’s worth your precious time. Hold for Me takes the agony out of waiting on hold by keeping a vigilant ear on the line, notifying you when a real human is ready to assist. And with Clear Calling, background noise becomes a distant memory, ensuring crystal-clear conversations. To top it off, Wait Times provides estimated hold times for businesses, saving you from the frustration of endless waiting.Photography Reimagined:Aspiring photographers on a budget, rejoice! The Pixel 7a boasts a fully upgraded camera system that punches well above its weight class. With a primary sensor that’s 72% larger than its predecessor, this pocket-sized marvel captures 44% more light, resulting in stunning low-light shots. Say hello to the all-new 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, allowing you to fit more into each frame and unleash your creativity. Night Sight has received a turbo boost, delivering breathtaking nighttime shots with twice the speed of its predecessor.But the camera improvements don’t stop there. The front camera now flaunts a 13-megapixel sensor, perfect for capturing your best selfies or hosting virtual meetings with crystal-clear video quality. And for the first time in an A-series Pixel, Long Exposure takes center stage, adding dynamism and depth to your photographs of moving subjects, such as cascading waterfalls. With Tensor G2 at its core, the Pixel 7a even offers Super Res Zoom up to 8x, ensuring you can capture the finest details from a distance without sacrificing image quality.Software and Features:The Pixel 7a comes equipped with Android 13 out of the box, treating users to a clean, bloatware-free experience. It’s a breath of fresh air to have a phone that prioritizes functionality over unnecessary clutter. Moreover, Google’s commitment to software updates shines through with four years of Software Upgrades and five years of Security Patches, ensuring your Pixel 7a remains relevant and secure for years to come.Beyond the core Android experience, the Pixel 7a offers an impressive range of exclusive features. Live Translate, as the name suggests, transforms your Pixel into a handy translation tool, breaking down language barriers with ease. Need to transcribe a meeting or lecture? The Recorder Speaker Labels feature has got you covered, automatically recognizing and marking different speakers to help you stay organized.Assistant Voice Typing takes productivity to new heights, allowing you to effortlessly compose messages or jot down notes using your voice. And for those who receive voice messages through the Messages app, Voice Messaging Transcription saves you the trouble of playing them aloud by converting them into convenient text format. Efficiency at its finest!At a Glance, the beloved Google-made widget, graces the Pixel 7a’s home screen, providing you with essential information at a glance. From weather updates to upcoming appointments, it’s like having your own personal assistant right at your fingertips.But let’s not forget the pièce de résistance—the legendary Google Assistant. While this AI companion is available on other Android devices, the Pixel lineup unlocks a realm of extra tricks and seamless integration. From answering your burning questions to controlling your smart home devices, the Google Assistant is your digital sidekick, always ready to assist you with a touch or a voice command.Performance and Display:Under the hood, the Pixel 7a is powered by the mighty Google Tensor G2, the crown jewel of processors. This snappy and efficient chipset ensures smooth performance and responsiveness, allowing you to multitask with ease. Coupled with 8GB of RAM, the Pixel 7a is more than capable of handling your everyday needs, from streaming your favorite shows to running demanding apps.The 6.1″ OLED display steals the show with its vibrant colors and crisp visuals. With a smooth 90Hz refresh rate, scrolling through your feeds and swiping between apps feels like gliding on butter. The display is a feast for the eyes, making every photo, video, and game come to life with stunning clarity.Battery Life and Charging:A phone is only as good as its battery life, and the Pixel 7a doesn’t disappoint. Sporting a 4385mAh battery, it keeps you powered throughout the day, even with heavy usage. And when it’s time to refuel, the fast 18W charging ensures you spend less time tethered to an outlet and more time on the go. If you prefer a cable-free experience, the wireless 7.5W charging capability offers a convenient and clutter-free option.Durability and Security:Accidents happen, but with the Pixel 7a, you’re covered. With an IP67 rating, this resilient device is completely dustproof and can withstand submersion in clean water. So, whether you’re caught in a sudden rainstorm or accidentally spill your drink, rest assured that your Pixel 7a will emerge unscathed.To keep your data secure, the Pixel 7a is equipped with the Titan M2 security chip, providing robust protection against threats and ensuring your privacy is safeguarded. And let’s not forget the convenience of biometric authentication. The under-display fingerprint sensor and 2D face unlock options give you quick and secure access to your device, so you can spend less time fumbling with passwords and more time enjoying your Pixel experience.Conclusion:In a world where smartphones seem to be in an arms race for higher price tags, the Pixel 7a shines as a beacon of affordability without compromising on performance or features. From its sleek design to its upgraded camera system, it proves that exceptional doesn’t have to break the bank. With the power of Google’s AI and a clean Android experience, it offers a delightful user journey that keeps you connected, organized, and entertained

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  2. Bryan S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy to be moving back to the Pixel line

    I had moved away from Pixel phones after my Pixel 2 XL due to the price. After bouncing around from OnePlus to Motorola I’m back in the fold and VERY happy with the 7a.The things I was looking for were qi charging (hard to find in midrange phones), NFC payments, good battery life, and long software support. This checked all the boxes. Some of the pleasant surprises were the size (not too big), the clarity of the screen, and the camera. The camera in particular is EXCELLENT.The fingerprint reader is a bit inconsistent, but I’ve found that if I wet my finger and wipe it off the reader works every time. I’ve got pretty dry fingertips, so that could explain the issues I have with it. I don’t have to store a ton on the phone, so 128gb of space is plenty for me to use the apps that I want and download music and movies for when I’m traveling.You’re not going to find a better phone for the price. I got mine on sale for $399, which these days is the most I will pay for a phone.

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  3. MaryRMaryR

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this phone

    This is my 3rd Pixel. I love the Pixel phones. I have seen comments about the fingerprint reader. I went in and redid my fingerprint, following the onscreen instructions, as to what part of the print it was reading. I would estimate that for me, it works about 90% of the time. I prefer the physical fingerprint reader of previous models, but that’s not a deal breaker. Battery life is to be determined. I know for the first week or so, the phone is getting used to how it is used, for what apps, how often etc. I unplugged it about 22 hrs. ago after a full initial charge. It is at 53% now, with email, surfing, texting an calling. As with the other pixels I have had, I am not expecting stellar battery performance. But, I do love the rest of the Pixel features and the size and weight of the phone.

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  4. T Coppin

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone but balky

    This Google Pixel 7A replaced a Google Pixel 5. The fingerprint reader is nearly useless. I’ve tried the set up over and over and it just doesn’t work. But face recognition is fast. Sometimes I try to hit “call” on the phone, and it doesn’t do anything, this is frustrating. It often doesn’t respond to some actions. I like previous phone better.

  5. Cathy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Pixel 7a

    Upgraded from Pixel 3a. Very happy with the Pixel 7a. Good camera, easy to navigate.

  6. Boltingslash

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A worth upgrade to my Google pixel 4a (No 5G variant)

    This has to be my worthwhile upgrade in a while from my google pixel 4A to the 7A!Face ID: What I like about this phone that I didn’t have with my Google pixel 4A was the face ID which I was able to unlock my phone when I don’t need fingerprint scanner to unlock it.Fingerprint ID: The fingerprint scanner can be meh at sometimes, for better accuracy of the scan of the fingerprint is to do it two times with the same finger.Performance: Moving to the Google pixel 7A I noticed my performance compared to the Google pixel 4A that my games were faster compared to the 4A.Transferring: I didn’t have a problem with transferring my things as I only needed a USB type-c cable to the both ends of my two phones.Afterthought, this phone is great for an upgrade. If you’re new to the pixel market of phones, this will have to be worthwhile, upgrade or buy! As I’m enjoying using this phone, you might like it or not. But with the extended warranty a prefer you get it from the Google store. :)————Pro:- A face ID scanner but inferior to the previous models.- Screen little bigger than my Google pixel 4A (no 5g variant)- a little improvements of the camera but not much then my previous Google pixel phone.- the performance is improved a little compared to my previous phone listed in the title.Cons:- The fingerprint scanner, isn’t an improvement but it still works. You have to do the fingerprint on the same hand a couple of times. Two better accurate the finger. I still prefer it to be to the back of the phone.- I tried the wireless charging with both of my wireless chargers from my Samsung wireless charger and a other charger and charges very slow, but I didn’t test it on a type c version of the wireless charger I’ll let somebody else be a tester of that. 😉

    27 people found this helpful

  7. Elaine Elgin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love! Great savings!

    We absolutely love this phone! It was a gift for my son and he had never used a Google Pixel before, but he loves it. The price of this one was half of what I paid on the Google store for mine and it’s the exact same phone and the same quality. It takes a little bit to get used to the Google Pixel when you’ve used Motorola your entire life, but it’s well worth the learning curve!

  8. JMLobert

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone, but inferior to prior models in many ways

    I was really looking forward to using this phone. It’s new, it’s shiny, it’s fast, I liked the new features for the cameras (long exposure for effect), the night sight is improved and quite impressive, but that’s where it ends. Here are the problems that I found:* The battery doesn’t charge well. If I plug my Pixel 4a into a high current charger, I can recharge it from 20 to 100% in half an hour. The Pixel 7a charges up about 20% in the same time. In fairness, the battery drains much slower, but that charging behavior is disturbing. This was plugged in, I don’t even want to see wireless charging, which is reported to be even worse.* The fingerprint recognition truly sucks compared to my Pixel 4a. It worked for a couple days, then simply stopped recognizing either one of two fingerprints. I also really dislike that it is in the front. They had the most brilliant implementation on the back, I don’t understand why they gave that up.* The face recognition really sucks in low light, it is MUCH inferior to the Pixel 4, which could unlock in complete darkness, because of its IR sensor. The 7a doesn’t have that. I ended up having to unlock with PIN the entire evening last night, because neither biometric solution worked.* I truly dislike the size and weight. Unfortunately, phones seem to be getting bigger with every iteration. The 7a is half an inch longer than my 4a, wider and a tad thicker, and almost 2 ounces heavier. I have fairly large hands, I don’t know how people with small hands handle these monsters.* I was surprised that a phone that is 3 generations newer isn’t all that much faster. I was expecting a screamer with the Tensor 2 processor, but my 4a can hold up just fine with that. Perhaps this is where we are at a plateau of performance, where more is not really needed. I don’t do heavy photo editing, I have my computer for that, not quite sure what people need more processing power for. Despite the 90 Hz screen refresh, scrolling doesn’t feel much faster.All in all, this was a very disappointing “upgrade”. I returned the phone and will continue using my Pixel 4a until they come out with something that has working biometrics at a small size.

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  9. Adam Baldwin

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to my 6-year old Essential PH-1 in nearly every way

    This is a decent phone in a lot of ways. The processor is powerful, the battery life is fine, the screen is okay, etc. Unfortunately, the software experience is absolutely awful. It often feels like a beta product.I must preface this with the caveat that I only used it for about 2 weeks before I was offered to upgrade to Android 14. I didn’t much care for the UI of Android 13, so I accepted. This is supposed to be one of the advantages of having a Pixel, getting the latest versions of Android as soon as they’re available. It’s too bad then that Android 14 is hot garbage.Before I get into that, I’d like to discuss the issues I have with the hardware, specifically as it compares to the Essential PH-1. Here’s a quick list of cons:1. The buttons on the side of the phone. This is not a huge issue, but it took me a while to get used to. I much prefer the button layout on the PH-1. Volume up, volume down, power, in 3 separate buttons, in that order. When I first got the 7a, I kept pressing volume down instead of power.2. The fingerprint sensor is awful. I cannot stress how much I hate the in-screen fingerprint sensor, which is not a convenient implementation. The sensor on the PH-1 is on the back, so I can operate it without looking at the screen and as I’m pulling it out of my pocket, using any available finger. It’s just so easy and natural, and… it actually WORKS 99% of the time, unlike the garbage sensor in the 7a, which fails to recognize my thumb at least 50% of the time.3. Aluminum construction is flimsy and easily scratched. My phone hasn’t yet gotten bent from living in my pocket, but I suspect that it’s inevitable. Apple demonstrated this problem 9 years ago with the iPhone 6. The Pixel 7a is likely even less sturdy due to its plastic back. The PH-1 is built like a tank, and feels like a massively higher quality phone just sitting in my hand.4. It doesn’t lay flat. Most phones don’t. Still, this is one of my favorite aspects of the PH-1, as it never slides itself off a surface. At least the 7a DOES have the camera bar so that it doesn’t sit crooked like other phones. (This can be solved by using a case, but I don’t like to embiggen my phone with a case, so I don’t use them.)5. The cutouts at the bottom of the phone are not beveled at all, so when I rest the phone on my pinky finger, they dig into it.6. The screen’s aspect ratio is 20:9. I know super tall phones are a common trend in smartphones, but I don’t get it at all. The last thing I need is a taller, skinnier screen. The PH-1’s aspect ratio of 19.5:10 is far more usable. Not only for ease of touch input, but also for things like viewing maps while driving. The 7a is actually taller and slightly wider than the PH-1, but the usable screen space is significantly smaller.7. Speaking of the screen, it has a lower resolution and therefore lower pixel density compared to the PH-1. The OLED looks good, but the bright colors have a tendency to wash out text when I’m trying to read something in low light conditions. The IPS screen on the PH-1 doesn’t visually pop quite like the Pixel screen, but it’s noticeably sharper and easier to read in the dark, which is a tradeoff I’ll take any day.8. Charging is MUCH slower. I can charge the PH-1 from dead to full in less than an hour. That means if I start to run low on juice, I can pause what I’m doing for 5-10 minutes and get a meaningful charge out of it. It charges so fast that I actually got used to NOT leaving it on the charger for any significant amount of time. The 7a seems to charge at about half the speed. It’s not slow by any means, but compared to the PH-1, it’s agonizing.9. Battery life is okay, but I feel like it’s not significantly better than the PH-1. That wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the slower charging, and the fact that you’d expect better battery life out of a phone that is 6 years newer. Maybe part of the problem is the silly always-on screen feature, the point of which I still haven’t figured out yet.10. It doesn’t seem THAT much faster than the PH-1 despite the much newer silicon. It definitely loads ads better, but general app performance is only marginally more snappy in most of my use cases.11. No headphone jack, although the PH-1 lacks this as well. A headphone jack would have gone a long way towards redeeming this phone for me.12. It doesn’t work with at least half of my existing phone chargers, including every cable I’ve tried in my car. I simply can’t get it to charge in my car, no matter what I try.What’s good about the phone?1. The screen is vibrant, though with the caveats of what I mentioned above. I honestly don’t really care how the screen looks, I’m far more interested in how easy it is to read.2. The camera is very good. The camera on the PH-1 is terrible. That said, I’m not a photographer and I don’t take pictures on my phone that often, so I don’t really care about camera quality that much. Additionally, the software processing that the 7a does on photos tends to make them look artificial, which I don’t care for. I do like the responsiveness of the camera and I’ll take my 7a cat pictures over my PH-1 cat pictures any day of the week, but it’s not really a meaningful benefit for me personally. I think most people care a lot more about camera quality than I do.3. The silicon inside this phone seems very good. It does get quite hot sometimes though. The PH-1 sometimes gets pretty hot, but it’s far more predictable. The 7a seems to randomly get hot while doing normal things. I suspect this is due to background tasks in addition to whatever app I happen to be using.4. It’s generally an attractive, minimalistic phone, although I would have much preferred a matte black back rather than the glossy grey, which looks cheap and collects fingerprints and grime.5. Superior haptic feedback. The vibration on the PH-1 is weird, it has a sort of “ring” to it when it does a quick pulse. Think of hitting a metal drum, how it has a long decay, as opposed to hitting something solid, which just makes a thud. The 7a vibration is tight and responsive.6. It can run GrapheneOS. I haven’t made the switch yet out of laziness, but the more I use this phone, the more I want to de-Google it.Now it’s time to talk about the software. Oh boy. Where do we start?1. “Modern” Android has far too much Google bloat. The PH-1 runs vanilla Android 10, and while there are Google apps included that I don’t use, it’s about half as many apps as what is included with Android 14. Aside from that, it’s just blatantly obvious how much more data collection is now happening in Android, with the phone constantly prompting me to re-enable features such as location so that Google can better track me.2. UI bloat: things just take up more space or are organized in a less efficient manner for no apparent reason other than it looks different, I guess. The drop-down drawer at the top of the screen is the best example of this. It’s so much more compact and easier to use in 10.3. Needless restrictions, like the inability to run 32-bit apps in Android 14. This means I can’t run Swype, which has been discontinued. Google actually owns the IP now, but they’d rather you use their own, terrible keyboard. I can’t stress how terrible the Google keyboard is. I swear it was better when it was first introduced than how it operates currently.4. Beta-quality OS experience. Basic UI features just plain don’t work right. For instance, I unlock the phone, and I’m given the home screen background with nothing else on it. No dock icons, nothing. This is a FREQUENT occurrence. Sometimes, apps just close without giving a crash message. Earlier this morning, something happened which prompted me to write this review out of sheer frustration of the terrible user experience: the app-switching button, the one on the bottom right (which I use all the time), just stopped working altogether. I could press it and feel vibration feedback but nothing would happen. I had to reboot the phone to make it work again. There are more examples that I run into on a regular basis that I can’t even recall right now. I’ve never had an Android phone with this many basic UI issues. It makes me wonder if Google is focusing solely on the Pixel 8 line of phones, and if I were a cynical person I might even suggest that they’re doing it on purpose in order to encourage users to upgrade.All of this makes me long for the experience I had with the Essential PH-1 and its vanilla Android 10. That experience is shockingly better given that it’s a 6 year-old phone. I wouldn’t have even bought the Pixel 7a if it weren’t for the fact that my PH-1’s battery just stopped charging one day and I needed a working phone fast, and didn’t feel like changing the battery again. It’s really too bad the PH-1 didn’t use a replaceable battery, because I’d be happily still using it if that were the case. I will not bother with a battery replacement on the 7a when it dies. Maybe the phone will work better with GrapheneOS and the removal of all of the Google spyware. It certainly cannot work any worse.

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  10. Adriane Norton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    No complaints, sort of.

    Good battery life. Can get two days of battery when at home on wifi. But I am not a gamer or such. Maybe spend 90 minutes a day looking at my phone at most.Finger Print Reader: I really miss the Pixel 5a rear finger print reader, that was awesome. I am not going to de-rate this phone because that was removed (removed on pixel 6). No other phone has that rear sensor, I get it, its extra hardware and complexity that others don’t have so they took it away. Sad because it worked so well. This finger print reader worked great with no screen protector, not as great with a protector. But I found a couple tricks that seem to make it better. You get to store 4 finger prints and there is a strong relationship with how bright the room is when you read the finger print scanner. So, I picked two fingers that I use most often and did one in the dark and one in a bright room and have much better success now. I don’t really understand that as the reader provides its own bright light, but that is my experience for what it is worth.Face Reader: This is new for me coming from the Pixel 5. And it works suprisingly well but only in a lighted room. Not in the dark. But convienient most of the time and lessens my dissapointment with losing the rear finger print reader. Wish you could get four face scans like the finger print reader. You only get one. Still it does ok with and without glasses on. Again, only in the light though.

  11. Wendy Bell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    I’ve always been Samsung Galaxy person but,tired of spending over $1000 for a phone. Read the reviews on this phone. And got it I’ve been very happy with. Great phone for the price. The only thing I don’t like about it is the ringtone and notification is on the same thing. Which is different because there usually separate.

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  12. Jeremiah Turner

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    good phone

    would give it 5 stars but the battery seems to drain pretty quickly

  13. Greg

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Honest Review!

    I have been an Android user whole my life, for around 20 years I used multiple Android phones. For the past five and a half years I had the same Xiaomi note 5 phone that I adored. But I had a long way to prepare myself for a change, because obviously my phone was really old , yet worked like a pro, just memory was not enough for me anymore. So starting from may 2023 I started warming up towards pixel phones and opened myself to discover new brand. I have probably watched more than 200 reviews comparing all the aspects of pixel 7 and 8 vs other brands and iphone and understood that this could be a good investment for another five years for a budget phone. But unfortunately reality was something different.I have had this phone for the past two weeks now and I was so excited to get it. But there are major issues, that still could be pretty subjective, yet istlike to highlight.1. I can’t edit any photos. It takes forever for loading bar to load, but the function does not work. Not a single image cannot be edited. Even though with the latest updates of photo application and operation system.2. Not all notifications work. I have couple minor businesses and I need to be notified via multitapps including Instagram. Yet it pops random notifications from IG, not right away.3. Nighttime camera does not work , do not trust reviews. Toy have to have direct light at night to capture something.4. Battery drains too fast. I do not have any heavy apps or games , zero to be fair yet basic daily usage of the phone drains battery sooo fast. I don’t even take pictures. Just read Kindle, an hour of Instagram for a day and couple of other apps for ten minutes, but the battery goes down really quickly. Plus, charging takes not 2 hours but around 3.5. Screen is not intuitive towards my gestures . Fingerprint and face recognition does not work all the time and it turns off the screen while I read Kindle.I really hope that those issues will be fixed, but for now I think it was waste of money to be fair. Hope to be able to get back and update my review , bit for now it’s a solid two star phone.

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  14. PTC golf

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great phone and even better camera. Fingerprint reader sucks.

    Likes: the phone, the camera, and all it’s features are outstanding, especially for 1/2 a “premium” phone’s price.Dislike: the fingerprint reader is horrible. It NEVER works.

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  15. Catherine

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for the price

    I like the phone’s features and appearance and I would have given it 5 stars except for the battery life. It only lasts a day with regular use. I think I was spoiled by my old Motorola Moto G which lasted 3 or more days, but probably didn’t have as many features.Does anyone have any suggestions for how to improve the battery life?

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  16. N2Bookz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I upgraded from a Motorola device. This is my first Google Pixel. It is much faster than my old phone. The battery is pretty good. I’ve yet to get below 30% at the end of the day. I have not really played with any of the features (face recognition and fingerprint reader). I also haven’t really played with the camera.I don’t like that it didn’t come with a charging block. It does take longer to charge gan my old phone. I’m considering purchasing a higher power charging block to take advantage of the faster charging.I was fortunate to catch the sale and the 5 easy payments offered by Amazon.

  17. bitsy1175

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Google Pixel

    Great phone for the money

  18. R. Nelson

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh How I Miss My Old Droid Maxx …

    Not a fan. No manual so I bought a book. Little help. This phone tries to do stuff I don’t want it to do but refuses to do the stuff I want and expect it to do. Few days I don’t express how much I dislike (hate) this phone. Everything seems to be based on services not based solely on this phone. I still don’t have easy access and management of my photos like I did on the old phone. When the contacts transferred not all of them made it. Sometimes I can’t even answer a call because the buttons needed to do it disappear!The old Droid Maxx with 4.4 served me well for eight years until a lack of memory space, a failing battery and the antenna wiring was evidently damaged when a new battery was installed. This Pixel 7a w/14 will be lucky to be around for another six months!

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  19. Joshmo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Winner!

    I got this on sale during Prime Days and so far I’m loving it. My older Pixel is set to stop receiving security updates soon, so it seemed like a good time for an upgrade. The flexibility of Android and uncluttered-ness of Pixels makes them perfect for my needs and the small size made this my first choice. The feature set of the phone (especially after upgrading to Android 14) makes it enjoyable to use. Calls have been clear and the speakers are good enough for the amount of time I spend listening to music on my phone. I haven’t used the camera extensively, but the pics I have taken look great. Frankly, I find the AI features of the newest Pixels to be a bit creepy. Overall, I think this a great phone that should serve the needs of anyone not needing a top of the line phone, especially if you can catch it on sale.

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  20. Ana Arango

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    I previously had a Samsung S9 for about 5 years but saw good reviews for the pixel and it’s cheaper than the galaxy phones so I decided to go for it. I’ve had it for about a month, which I thought would be sufficient to get used to differences between the two that came down to preference but I’m still not impressed.This phone has some cool features to screen calls and wait on the phone for you when you’re on hold but it doesn’t make up for the other things. The galaxies have more personal options for wallpaper/widget set up, screen saver. The battery lasts a full day with moderate/heavy use but it takes 1.5+ hours to charge, using my Samsung’s fast charger that would charge that phone in an hour. This phone didn’t come with a charger or cable in the box so that’s all I’ve got. It’s supposed to communicate with a galaxy smart watch but doesn’t. It doesn’t connect well to Android auto in a 2023 car – it connects for about 5 minutes then it says the phone isn’t responding, closes my GPS or whatever I was using, and I have to reopen the GPS and put in my destination and all that while driving, to attempt to reconnect it and have the same thing happen. I live in a mountainous area where it’s illegal to use devices that aren’t handsfree so this is especially problematic. The swipe feature isn’t as good at understanding what I’m trying to type and the backspace button is oddly placed so I’m constantly typing lllll instead of deleting things or adding spaces instead of periods. Also on the Samsung you can use the enter bar to send your text if you want but you can’t with this phone, you have to tap the send button on the screen. You also have to press the enter button on the screensaver if you use the pin, instead of it unlocking the phone as soon as you input the correct code. The finger (the swipe feature just put the word concert, dinner, and fiber instead of finger) print unlock is mediocre. I rarely had issues with that on my Samsung and I made sure to scan every side of my fingers when setting them up but it only works if my finger is in one specific position so I often end up having to do the pin code instead. You also can only add 4 finger prints so if I do thumb and index finger on each hand so I can’t add my husband’s.That’s all the big stuff I can think of. Anyway, I’ve been very unimpressed with what I was told would be a great phone. I’m returning the phone and going back to Samsung. After this experience, it’s worth the extra few hundred dollars.

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  21. Mia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Switch from Apple

    A few months back I decided to switch from an iPhone to an android. I chose the Google Pixel 7a because I saw the commercials and was hooked. Buying it on Amazon, even paying for early delivery, was cheaper than the price from the Google website. The price from the Google website didn’t include taxes and shipping. I thought buying it from here would be a scam, or it might not be high quality. It’s perfect!TLDR: decided to get an android. Perfect decision.

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  22. MG

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Pixel 7a phone is not easy to learn to use.

    The Pixel 7a phone is not very user-friendly. Only because my husband has a Pixel phone have I kept trying to use the 7a until now, and I still find it a bit difficult to use.

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  23. Diego Israel Rojas Pardo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelente

    Todo salio excelente

  24. M

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well so far

    Phone works great with my carrier and I paid like $100 less than I would if I got it through them

  25. Kenny

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I don’t like the fingerprint ready being on the screen

    Phone is okay but I really don’t like that the fingerprint reader is on the screen. Inconvenient and doesn’t work well with a screen protector.

  26. Kicker

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best value for Android Phone

    The camera is much better than my expectations with Google photo feature such background people removal.

  27. Brittany Nicole

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    The camera is amazing. I love the call screening google has. Battery life is not that great though.

  28. Bruno Candia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pixel recomendado

    Lo compre porque quería un equilibrio entre calidad de software, cámaras y potencia. A pesar del tamaño, la pantalla es realmente cómoda y fluida, la batería dura un día con un uso normal luego de adaptarse a mi uso. El lector de huellas si necesita una mejora.

  29. Buyer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A better phone for less money; ditch iPhones…

    I have had an iPhone for over 10 years and was hesitant to switch back to Android, but I have never been happier!If you are going to charge $1000 or more for a phone, you need to bring new technologies forward… A lot of people do not realize that Apple does not invent any of the tech in their phones, they just steal/copy others. Android phones are better at pretty much everything, and you can customize them a lot more than iPhones.These Pixel phones are really nice and at $350 on sale, this 7a is your best option for those who are fed up with companies gouging us just for their brand name and nothing more.I suggest you compare the specs from Pixels to iPhones and you will be surprised on how far Apple falls in things like battery life, camera, etc… adding USB-C a ten year old technology and calling it brand new is just ridiculous; especially when you were forced to make the change. iPhones are not all that they are cracked up to be.

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  30. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, came fast

    Another great Android phone. Very fast shipping. Very impressive device speed, great camera with 4k video

  31. rog

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    7a review

    I don’t like loosing free unlimited backup on my photos. Now they want to sell me more space. The phone and camera works great.

  32. Wajahat Khan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t expect it, to be this good

    I got this on monthly payments and I was sure that I’ll return this soon as I already own an iPhone 14. I can’t believe this phone is quarter of the price of the iPhone and I’m impressed so much so that I ended up keeping it.

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  33. Iván Pucuhuanca

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    ok

    ok

  34. Aaron

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great overall, especially call screening, though a couple unexpected issues

    I got this to replace my Samsung S10+. While this phone offers higher performance, better camera, etc., I don’t care about (and haven’t tested) those features.The primary reason I got this phone was Google offering automatic call screening for Pixel phones. I get about 20-30 scam calls a day, all from forged numbers. Yet I need to receive valid work or health-related calls, sometime from unknown numbers, so cannot simply block all unknown #s. Google’s call screening is a lifesaver in allowing legit callers to get through or leave a message, but preventing 95%+ of the scam calls from interrupting my day. I estimate 15-20 minutes of time saved per day avoiding the interruptions.Otherwise I’m mostly happy with the phone, with a couple minor gripes.Positives:- Automatic call screening!- Generally good resolution, performance, etc.- Wifi – great Wifi 6 (802.11ax) throughput- Rooting – good standardized tools available (e.g. to allow advanced backup, call recording, etc.)Negatives:- Charging – slow relative to battery life. Easily takes 6-8 hours to charge to 100% from ~10% using wall charger (and much slower on PC or other USB)- GPS – surprisingly poor accuracy. Maps often beeps and reroutes, mistakenly thinking I took a turn that I didn’t, or am on an adjacent road

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  35. Jimmy G

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything’s great except for the battery

    We’re coming from a Pixel 5A and I purchased two of these as a replacement. Unfortunately the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as the old one even after 2 years.Haven’t decided if I’m keeping it, but I’ve done all the updates and that has helped some but I barely get through the day whereas I used to still have 30 to 50% left on my old one.

  36. Jorge Gutierrez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    Very nice phone 📱

  37. AntiSocial

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s supposed to rattle

    I returned this phone because it rattled when it shook. I got the 6 pro, and same thing. I thought I got another dud but looked it up on Google and turns out it’s normal. Something to do with the camera.

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  38. A. Mensah

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality phone

    Great storage and functionality.

  39. Raki

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    Not exceptional. But snappy and good camera features

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  40. Pika

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Still has the overheating issue

    They never optimized the cpu I believe which causes the overheating but it still works fine for me, I love the the feature that finds music around you and gives you a link to it if you don’t know the name

  41. G. S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with purchase

    Our old phones were about to lose support, one in March and the other later in ’24, so we jumped on the Pixel 7a during a price dropIt is hard to be fair to compare with other phones, they were at end of life, but we are thrilled with the pixel 7a thus farIt is the first model with wireless charging we have owned, and we love the optionAndroid 13 was loaded on but we were able to upgrade to android 14 day we received, old phones were android 10A big incentive for us was knowledge that security updates guaranteed until May 2028Only downside thus far is finding a car mount that will hold with flip case, old one clamps on volume up/down buttons

  42. A. RavalA. Raval

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Issue – Camera stop working in second week

    This will be last update as I will start Amazon return process for my new Google Pixel 7A. I have tried all options and can not miss return window. Everything else works except Camera and PhotosUpdate 01-17-24: So far no response from @Google. One more thing- Fingure print Scanner has its own mind after putting screen protector on phone. Sometime it works after 1000 attempts (Exaggeration!). Most of time it does not. Never had this issue with Samsung. I will give benefit of doubt to Google… May be Glass screen protector is not a good quality one. Ordering new screen protector. Will see how it goes. I saw few reviews with Fingure print scanner issues specially in 7A. I am now thinking 7A is lower end, budget friendly phone so its bound to be of inferior quality. Wait.. this is Google phone, so it can not be!Will wait for google to respond. (I have doubts about that they will reach out as 7A is a low end phone, but will see.)Original Review:My first pixel. I was Samsung Note user till this point. I bought this phone few weeks back. It all went smooth after opening box. (Not as smooth as Galaxy) In week 2, camera suddenly stop working. It gives error the message (See Pic). I closed and open camera app 10 times but it did not work. So I thought may be it’s one off thing and I restarted the phone, and camera started working again. I was not happy but well it’s Google flagship phone, it has to be good. It happed 1 more time and I restarted phone but it just happened again today (Pic). I will have to restart phone to make it work again. By the way I do not use camera that frequently. So far I took less than 10 Pic so it can be overuse issue( if that even considered an issue !!) If this happens again I will return the phone. I want to make sure I do not miss return window.Google: Shame on you for this poor quality Pixel 7A product. I know you must have good QC but there is something wrong with it or you have software issue.Not sure if this is a common problem across all Pixel models. Be aware before you buy.I will post update. I hope Google respond as I do not think Amazon can do anything other than Return/Replace.Put 2 Star for now. Will remove 1 star if no response in 5 days from Google and we all return phone back.

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  43. Heather4812

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased as a warehouse deal, looked brand new

    Investing in a new phone is EXPENSIVE so I took a chance buying an electronic item as a warehouse deal in very good condition. You would never know it had been opened, and didn’t have a scratch. Color was not a factor for me since I knew i would get an OtterBox. It does need a glass screen protector tho and I recommend getting an inexpensive one.

  44. Arthol Gibson

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, sometimey battery performance

    The 7a exceeded all the expectations I had, especially considering the price point that I bought it.My only issue is the performance of the battery. It’s not horrible by any means – I feel like i can get a full active day out of it. It does seem, though, that simple tasks take a lot out of it and it can very well be user error with a new device and having under-utilised/unnecessary features and functions running in the background that contribute to the performance that I’m seeing.I’m very pleased with the purchase though and I’m constantly finding new features and quirks that keep me excited about adapting to a new phone

  45. Kevin Watkins

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone. Do not hesitate. I got it with same day delivery

    This phone is really nice. If you use it for Graphene and your not pinging google all day …. your data last longer and so does your battery.

  46. Camden

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrific battery life, be cautious before you buy

    I’m an android developer; I do a lot of research before buying a phone. I made a mistake buying this one and I don’t think anyone should buy this phone. I swapped it for the Samsung S23, so I’ll compare it with that in this review. It’s $250 more, which I did NOT want to pay. I’m not a spender, but I guarantee you, save up some more and treat yourself better. You use your phone every day, trust me you want a better one than the 7a.(1) Battery life and charging. awful. This is the main reason you don’t want this phone. This phone has 18W wired charging (roughly 2 hours to charge) and 7.5W wireless charging (roughly 4 hours to charge). The battery lasts about 4-5 hours. If you are like most people and use your phone for 2-4 hours a day, this phone WILL die before nighttime. Do you always want to carry a charger? Do you want the anxiety of worrying when you don’t have a charger? Even if you think you’ll be fine, what might start as a decent battery will be unusable after 18-24 months of use. That’ll be an $100 new battery or entirely new phone.Pixel 7a: 18W wired charging and 7.5 wireless. Battery endurance test: 76hrSamsung S23: 25W wired charging and 15W wireless. Battery endurance test: 101hrComically, the Samsung S23 has a 12.5% SMALLER battery, yet lasts 32% longer.(2) Speed of the device. Google makes its own processors, with the Tensor 2 chip in this one. I expected very good performance given that it’s the same processor they use in their Google Pixel 7 Pro phone. The processor is FINE for most things, but gaming is subpar. As a normal user you could get by with this, but just know it’s SLOW and KILLS THE BATTERY. I used Geekbench, an app that determines phone performance, to compare this with the S23.Pixel 7a (Google Tensor 2 chip): 3191S23 (Snapdragon Gen 2 chip): 4950 (155% difference)Here’s the GFXBench score, a frames-per-second stress test that shows game performance:Pixel 7a: 62fpsS23: 110fps (177% difference)(3) Cameras: excellent, of course. Pixels have some of the best cameras in the industry. You might think this phone is worth it for the cameras and it is, so long as you have a charger with you everywhere.Pixel 7a: Ultrawide and regular camera. Takes pictures that look less premium, but are more true to life and have the best detail. The camera also comes with some crazy AI editing features that Google loves to advertise.S23: Ultrawide, regular, and telephoto (3x zoom) camera. Takes pictures you might expect from a professional camera. Very contrasty, lots of colors, better camera performance. As an amateur photographer, I prefer the S23 because I like color and contrasty.(4) Software. Both these phones will have 3-5 years of upgrades, thanks to new Google and Samsung policies. Google Pixels have the best of the best Android features, simply because Google owns Android. Samsung uses a modified version of Android called One UI (5.1). This one is up for personal preference. One UI has WAY more features, controls, settings, etc, but it can be a little intimidating. Most people either love or hate Samsung’s One UI.In summary————–I spent the $250 more for the Samsung S23. The 7a was one of the worst phones I’ve ever owned and the S23 is hands-down the best phone I’ve ever owned. The price really hurts your wallet, but if you use your phone every day, the little things add up. You might think you can live with the awful battery of the 7a, but after a year or two I guarantee you, you’ll want it replaced. Would you rather buy a new phone/battery in two years or buy a better phone today that might last you 3-5 years? You’ll save money AND have a better phone.Please, please do not buy the 7a. The S23 might not be the right price for everyone, but look at these alternatives before you make the mistake of buying the 7a:- Samsung S23, a flagship, best of the best, but much more expensive.- Google Pixel 6a, last year’s model. Better battery, slightly worse cameras, much cheaper.- Google Pixel 7, almost a year old and can probably get it for a similar price. Larger, better cameras, better battery.- Samsung A54, the mid-range Samsung. Comparable performance to the Pixel 7a with better battery but worse cameras and trade-offs in other areas.

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  47. hmlessalky

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Daughter has made the Pixel switch…

    …and she loves it. My wife is (still) rocking a 3a, I have a 6a, and now a 7a for the daughter; I guess you figure we like the pixels. Great size, good screen, no problems at all so far. I am guessing the son will join next, unless I make him buy his own phone!

  48. Olivia

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I’m a long time google product user, I wish I could give 5 stars.

    I chose this in hopes for a good camera at a budget friendly price. The camera is satisfactory, but there are features missing that I feel like I payed for since at the time I bought this phone it was over $500. There isn’t a pro mode where I can adjust the camera settings manually. There isn’t an option to snap a picture by tapping anywhere on the screen when the camera app is open. The night mode hasn’t won me over by any means. On many occassion, I take product photos at night therefore I want my pictures very well lit and clear so I use a good amount of lighting to achieve this. Unfortnately since there is not a pro mode I can’t adjust the exposure so I’m plagued with moving black lines when using google’s camera app. I never dreamed I would be installing a 3rd party camera app on my Pixel phone. The other complaint would be the battery doesn’t charge fast at all. Oh and the massive protruding camera set up is bothersome but I’ll get used to it. I’m not trying to discourage anyone from buying although it really sounds that way, but this is my honest review.

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  49. Earl

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as Good as Pixel 5G

    I wish I didn’t have to buy this phone, but I got the black screen of death on my Pixel 5G after a little over a year. I loved everything about that phone. This one looks and feels about the same, but the battery life is horrendous. I’ll fully charge it before bed and it’s down to 60% by the time I wake up. It’s even worse if using it. I’m lucky to get 4 hours of use on it before it needs charging. My old one could go a couple of days.It’s a good phone, but I desperately miss the fingerprint sensor on the back and long battery life. If/when this one bites the dust, I’ll probably go with a different brand.

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  50. Irry

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice upgrade, and the phone feels solid in the hand

    I needed a Pixel upgrade. My old Pixel 4a is no longer receiving security updates. I liked the 4a, its size, and its clean interface. I selected the 7a as a replacement since it will receive security updates until May 2028.The 7a is a good replacement. It is roughly the same dimensions, but it is thicker and heavier. The 7a feels like there’s something solid in your hand rather than a lesser toy. I suppose this is extra battery.The migration from the 4a to the 7a went well using the USB-C cable adapter supplied with the new 7a phone. But I have to complain that two critical programs were not migrated. The two programs (and their data) were for 2FA programs used at work. One was Symantec VIP Access, and the second was DUO Two-Factor Authentication.I turned off gestures and use the three navigation buttons like the old days. The buttons are obvious and intuitive, and I do not like swiping with gestures like in iPhones.128 GB of storage space is good. Even with all my music, I have about 100 GB of free space.I cut-over service from my old phone using a single SIM. AT&T gave me the new 5G SIM card for free. It was painless. The Pixel 7a has Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS), which allows users to choose which SIM to use for calls, data, messaging, and other functions. I’m not that fancy.The phone continues to work well when tethering to a Linux desktop machine. I cannot comment on battery life since the phone is usually docked to my desktop computer.Now that my old 4a is a a hot spare, I’ll be installing LineagOS on it. I like getting away from Android completely because of how intrusive Google is. I could not do it previously because I have to be careful when a phone is used for work.

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  51. Julio C. Rodriguez

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor man’s iPhone

    Well what could I say I love this phone I’ve had in the past. Your mid-range phones for the poor man. Obviously I’ve had Motorola stylus. I wanted something a little bit better. I looked into this phone. I got it. So far it is good. I’ve been using it. I love all the features that it has. I highly recommend it. The only drawback which is why I give it a four-star rating is the charging time that it takes to charge this phone. If you have the Google block which is 30 watts or whatever block you got that is 30 watts or 20. It works a little bit fast but not too much. It takes about 2 hours to charge this phone. My Motorola took 20 minutes or 30 unfortunately. If Google will just improve their charging time on these phones, I will give it a number five. But I am very happy with it and I love the phone. The features are so much better than the ones on the motorola it deals with spam calls thats is the best. You don’t have to pick up the spam calls. The phone pick up the calls for you now one thing I will say is if you are in a budget like I am. I did spend an extra 150 on getting the 7a but looking into it and all the features that it has I would have been better off. Just spending less money and getting 6 reason why I got 7A is the chip upgraded. But if you’re looking for a reasonable price, same features and you’re in a budget, get the 6

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  52. David S (Michigan)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone

    I am not the type who spend a lot of time on my phone, but it works fine, and I like it.

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  53. Charles G.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My first Pixel

    I love it. It’s fast and it stays up to date.

  54. Karen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone.

    I bought my husband and myself this phone since we still had our Google pixel 2xl. Lol. These are very similar to our old phones so we didn’t have too much to learn about them.

  55. leo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Good

  56. trailmug

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Very solid Android phone as one would hope. Nearly the same specs as Pixel 8. Camera is OK, no mmWave support.

  57. Christopher Dawson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Great battery life and picture quality

  58. Mom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Google

    Love my Google Pixel 7A

  59. Flavia Tommasini

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    For a person who only uses the phone for the basics (social media and contact), it works very well. The internal space is great, at first the size bothered me (I had a bigger device before) but that was for a short time. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

  60. DSY

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to like it but the battery life…..

    I’ve owned the Pixel XL, Pixel 4XL and Nexus 6P. All were google phones and all exceeded my expectations. I was hoping that would be the case with 7a.Pros1) The camera is excellent. It blows my Galaxy S23plus out of the water. In almost any environment, it gets a great picture 95% of the time.2) The software is excellent. AI, Call screening, basic PIM, Voice to text and more are A+. Android is refined and a pleasure to use.3) I found the size to be perfect. Having used regular and plus size phones, the 7a is a welcome change. It fits into my pocket and is comfortable to type on.4) The screen is great. Even compared to higher end oled panels, this is crystal clear and bright. The 90hz refresh allows the phone to fly through tasks.Cons1) The battery life is just not good. I had no issue with charging. I use a wireless charger for overnight refills and it was fine. Plug-in speed for a budget phone is very very good. The problem is the battery life itself. Even with no use and working close to a wifi router, the phone noticelably drains. Using it for checking whatsapp, podcast listening (through bluetooth with the screen off), web browsing and superlight gaming (Wordle) results in noticable battery reduction. I don’t expect much of a battery when you do a lot of photography and GPS usage. But I mostly use it for light tasks, if at all. I’m below 55% in the late afternoon, even when I barely touch the phone. On weekends, if I use the phone for pictures and phone calls, it drains fast and I have to charge it. I thought this would stop after a few days, but it hasn’t.2) The software does have some bugs. I still use the back/home/multi button set up. The home soft button stops working in the middle of the day sometimes and needs a soft reset. The fingerprint software cannot complete the set up on my phone. I gave up after a few resets.I am a google fan and wanted to keep the phone. Google has to get the battery life to make it through a day. There’s no point to good software if you’re concerned you’ll run out of power before you can recharge.

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