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Pixel 7 to show if Google takes flagship phones seriously: Chasing The Big Bugs or The Big Bucks

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a pretty good phone now. Yeey! Correct!

after their release, Google’s flagships are finally starting to take the form of phones that you might recommend (to buy from eBay as it’s much cheaper)…

However, the point is that… I paid $900 for a device that wouldn’t go “good” until a year after I bought it! And there is no way that makes me a happy customer.

Unfortunately I can keep listing Pixel 6 bugs, but the point is that if Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, and even the coming soon Pixel 6A shows no immediate improvement in Google’s focus on the things that make a smartphone good and usable, I’d hesitate to ever recommend you order a Google phone again at launch.

But you don’t have to take my word for it… As reported, Google’s Pixel devices have fallen dramatically in popularity and more than 35% of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users in the US are now considering buying a new phone from another brand because they aren’t happy with the current one. maker of their phone with their current . In fact, even LG, which is literally no longer making phones, scores -12% in the survey (versus -36% for Google).

For the record, TradingPlatform’s research lacks meaningful indicators, let alone evidence, but honestly – I don’t need to see it to know people aren’t happy with the way the Pixel 6 series has been performing since day one. – I’m not and neither is my cousin. In addition, with a simple Google search, you can find dozens of Reddit and Twitter threats related to “Pixel 6 bugs”. This “statistic” is no less valuable than a survey…

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: This is what Google needs to fix to make the Pixel great again

But the Pixel 6 and its bugs are now a thing of the past (if i want)…Instead, Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are on the horizon, or about three months now, if previous releases have anything to offer.

They promise to bring an upgraded design, which has already been shown by Google; the second generation Tensor chip, and of course Android 13. But I can already tell you – this will not be enough to recommend me to pre-order a Pixel 7! But here’s what will…

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro need an optimized Android 13 without tons of bugs that take forever to fix

It goes without saying that optimizing how the operating system as a whole works is the most important thing for your experience with a phone. If the UI editing is laggy, buggy, and inconsistent, your cool wallpaper and new clock widgets don’t mean much. It takes away from the user experience.

As mentioned, Android 12 on Pixel 6 is just not as good as it should be. And sorry for those who get triggered, but it’s not on an iPhone 13 level† As I mentioned above, Android 12’s widgets are constantly reloading on Pixel 6; animations may show some lag (although that’s rare), and basic tasks like changing a background took forever to complete a few updates ago. And I’m not even focusing on more fundamental flaws, like the fact that Android’s gesture navigation still isn’t as smooth and consistent as the iPhone’s; or the auto-brightness issue that’s still somewhat present on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (although it’s gotten a little better).

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro need a more powerful but also more energy efficient Tensor 2 chipset

I’ve already written a few opinion pieces on this topic, so you can go check them out – 1, 2. In a nutshell, Tensor isn’t nearly as capable as other flagship processors when it comes to arduous tasks like editing videos or playing games, and it shows on paper as well as in practice (my main point of reference is the iPhone 13 , which isn’t even the best gaming phone out there).

In addition, Tensor is currently one of the least efficient chips on the market (if not the least efficient). Battery life (especially on my Pixel 6 Pro) is far from what it should/could be with a battery as large as 5000 mAh. View our Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Galaxy S22 Ultra battery drain test to find out more.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro (desperately) need a new (preferred) ultrasonic fingerprint reader

I hope the countless news stories about the slow fingerprint readers of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have already convinced you that it needs to be replaced, because right now it’s not even an issue…

The good news is that Google is already working on this. Quite. According to AndroidCentral“A different in-display fingerprint sensor than the one used in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro” is coming straight to the Pixel 6A! Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of devices and services at Google, confirmed this to our colleagues at AC, but we don’t know if the new fingerprint reader is the ultrasonic variant or just another optical one.

Anyway, I stick with the idea that Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro should get one of the current generation ultrasonic fingerprint readers used in phones like the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Vivo X80 Pro. They are faster and much more consistent than their optical counterparts and work with wet fingers. And I don’t know about you, but my fingers get wet all the time… It would be a nice gesture.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro For real need a new and improved ultra wide angle camera

Again, I covered this in depth in one of my recent stories called “iPhone 13, Galaxy S22, Pixel 6 show that Apple, Samsung and Google don’t take ultra-wide cameras seriously,” so if you’re interested, you can go right there after you’re done here.

And if you do, you’d see a very disappointing ultra-wide-angle camera performance from the Pixel 6 Pro, which seems to be the trend among flagship phones (not made by Chinese companies). That’s right – Apple and Samsung don’t have it much better.

The thing is, the Pixel 6 Pro has some of the best wide-angle and zoom cameras on the market right now, and it’s one camera that’s almost great. It doesn’t take much, Google. A new larger sensor, preferably the same 48MP that is in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra / Vivo X80 Pro, will do.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro need a new camera lens coating that reduces lens flare, especially at night

Surprisingly (for a Google phone), the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro don’t have any camera issues. Now I understand that Google has only just switched to the newer 50MP Samsung GN1 primary camera sensor after ages of using the old 12MP Sony Sony IMX363… Yes, Google may need a little extra time to get the most out of the new camera sensor from to squeeze the Pixel.

But some things don’t take time. Some issues just need new hardware and some extra money, which Google has a lot of. I’m talking about the unpleasant lens reflections that make some of the Pixel 6’s nighttime shots barely usable. It’s practically the worst lens reflection problem I’ve encountered, but the solution is simple…

Companies such as Vivo and Xiaomi has reached out to lens makers like Zeiss and Leica, and guess what, they take some of the cleanest night shots out there. Samsung also uses a special lens coating on its Galaxy S22 Ultra, which reduces glare. Come on, Google? The Pixel’s camera used to be the etalon of smartphone photography…

The damage done by the buggy Pixel 6 is serious, but the Pixel 7 could help restore Google’s reputation as a phone maker

Sure, Pixels are only 1% of Google’s immense profit, but they were on their way to gain some momentum – it’s something Google has been working on for a long time. People bought some Pixels in 2021-2022. Those are facts. They are Google’s best-selling flagships ever.

But have Sundar Pichai & Co shot themselves in the foot? The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro looked “too good to be true” from the start, but no one (and I mean no one!) you paid for.

The countless news stories, Reddit threats, Tweets and the fact that the most popular tech YouTuber in the world called out Google for the buggy experience with not one, not two, but with three videos with nearly 10 million views don’t play in Google’s favor. I’ll be shocked if this doesn’t affect the public’s perception of Google as a phone maker.

And Google, if you’re reading this, firstDo you still have room† But second, the only way to save this buggy Pixel 6 mess is to make the Pixel 6A, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro as reliable as possible. Copy Apple, Samsung and whatever other company is doing well. I do not give a hoot. The people who spend money on the Pixel 6 don’t care. Reliability should be a priority at Mountain View. A buggy Pixel 7 could lead to total self-destruction for Google’s phone business, and I don’t want that to happen…

So let me know…

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