The Google Pixel 7 Pro has been boasting around with a lot of features ever since it was launched. I have heard a couple of reviewers calling it the smartest smartphone. And indeed, it is the smartest smartphone you can get now, thanks to the AI capabilities of the Tensor G2 chip.
In the past few years, Google Pixel smartphones have always been about software processing. The lightweight stock Android operating system has given the Pixel Smartphones an edge over other Android smartphones.
But then, is software alone enough to help a company sell as many phones as they want? The answer is no, which Google is much aware of. Design, build quality and the looks of a smartphone also play big roles in sales of smartphones.
Due to this, Google has given extra attention to the build and design of its Pixel Smartphones now. And you can see a clear evidence of that in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 Series.
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Google Changed The Design Of Its Smartphones To Meet Market Demands
Unlike the previous Pixel phones that either used plastic back covers or aluminum back covers, the Pixel 6 series used glass back covers. And of course, the Google Pixel 7 Series also features back glasses.
Both the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Pixel 7 Pro looks very similar in designs. But the real difference between them is when you view both phones from behind. Google decided to ditch the full glass camera bump in the Pixel 6 Pro.
In the Pixel 7 Pro, they went in for a metallic camera bump which I think is a great idea. There was reports of users accidentally breaking their camera bumps in the Pixel 6 Series. This is due to the fact that, the Google Pixel 6 series were using full glass camera bumps.
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It looks like Google also heard of such occurrences and changed the glass camera bump from glass in the Pixel 6 to metal in the Pixel 7 Series.
Just like Glass has its own good sides and bad sides, the metallic camera bump on the Pixel 7 Series also has its own good sides and bad sides. For example the glass could break easily whereas the metal cannot break.
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Google did use metal on the camera bump of the Pixel 7 Pro but it looks like the glossy finish on the metalic camera bumb has its own issues that will make you wish you had the glass camera bump instead.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro Went Through A Couple Of Durability Tests
A very popular Youtuber who goes by the name JerryRigEverything performed a durability test on the Google Pixel 7 Pro. As you’d expect it to go, the Google Pixel 7 Pro passed the test with ease. Especially with the bend test where he tries to bend and break the device. This is where a lot of phones fail the durability test. But the Google Pixel 7 Pro stood its grounds and refused to break.
The screen burn test however didn’t go so well as well. He usually light up a lighter and holds the phone with the screen facing the burning fire for some seconds. At this point, some screens are able to repair themselves after the lighter is removed. But unfortunately the Google Pixel 7 Pro’s screen could not recover itself even though the screen was still very usable.
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The main issue here is the scratch resistance abilities of the camera bump on the Google Pixel 7 Pro. The use of metal is definitely a better option as compared to the glass. At least for durability sake if not for beauty. But getting your hands on the Pixel 7 Pro, you would be a bit disappointed by how easily the metallic camera bump can scratch.
During the test, JerryRigEverything tried to scratch a sharp edged screwdriver, a sandpaper and a key on the camera bump of the Google Pixel 7 Pro. I was quite disappointed to see each of them leaving marks on the surface.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro Still Remains An Excellent Phone
The marks on the camera bump doesn’t make the Google Pixel 7 Pro any less of a smartphone. It is an absolute beast of a smartphone. In fact the best your money can buy in 2022. You just have to find a camera bump Fibre protection to help keep your camera bump looking new at all times.
Source / Via: 9to5google.com