There is no perfect Android, and it shouldn’t be that hard to create. If there is a manufacturer that has everything in hand to create the ultimate high-end, that is Google. Own processor, one of the best camera software and, most importantly for many Android lovers: a clean skin and fast updates.
For some reason, since its first generation, the Pixel has had more problems than most of its rivals. Either because of distribution issues, or because of little justifiable hardware implementations. The Pixel 7 Pro is the great hopebut you have work ahead of you if you want to be the best Android on the market.
One pixel, one big shadow
The history of the Google Pixel has been full of comings and goings. Google debuted with its first generation, a mobile that came under the umbrella of HTC, although with a first version of the Google assistant not available in Spanish and a mobile that did not reach our territory In a simple way. Other than that, the Pixel 1 didn’t have too many software or hardware issues, something its successors can’t say.
The Google Pixel 2 XL arrived with a rather problematic screen, to the point that Google had to release several updates to correct its calibration and quality. It didn’t help much. Personally, I had a 2 XL as a personal cell phone and I have great memories of it. It was a camera that marked a before and afterwithout any rival.
The Pixel 3 XL came improving the panel, and with a huge notch without much sense, since the mobile did not even have facial recognition. This notch disappeared with the Pixel 4 XL, which came with a 3D facial recognition system that it only lasted a generation and a fairly poor autonomy.
The Pixel 5 came later, with a twist of strategy towards the mid-range, but with a high-end price. The mobile lacked power, the panel lacked brightness in the sun, and it brought with it some great symmetrical frames that we did not see again in other Pixel.
And refinement arrived, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The fingerprint reader is by far the slowest in the high-end, and the autonomy of the Pro model is quite improvable (despite having 5,000mAh). The camera, although it is one of the best of the moment, is far from the top 3, since the 50 megapixels have not brought more naturalness or more detail. They are great phones, but saving the software they do not reach the heights of an OPPO Find X5 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, according to our analyzes and tests.
With the Pixel 7 Pro, Google has a great opportunity on its hands. We already know that they will maintain prices and that they will not be a radical jump, but a refinement with respect to the models that we already know (great news). With a lower base price than its competition, Google “only” needs to refine the fingerprint reader, adjust the processing (something that is not easy at all) and improve the autonomy of both models.
Seven generations, seven opportunities to see a Pixel that finally competes point by point with the best terminals on the market. The Pixel 7 Pro points ways, and we hope that Google will bring us the terminal that we deserve. They have the hardware, they have the softwarenow it’s time to make them work better than ever and together.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism