Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro

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Google announced its new Pixel phones recently. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro were launched, and we’ve already compared the two. In this article, we’ll compare the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro. Some of you are probably trying to decide whether to get the latest ‘Pro’ model, or stick with the previous one. Or perhaps you’re thinking of getting the Pixel 7 Pro instead of the Pixel 8 Pro. Regardless, we do hope that this comparison will help.

Do note that we’ll do our best to compare the two phones, but this is not a review. You’ll have to wait for full reviews in order to get an in-depth look at both phones separately. Having said that, we’ll first check out their specifications side-by-side, and will then take a look at their designs, displays, performance, battery life, cameras, and audio performance. Having said that, let’s get started, shall we?



Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro, respectively

Screen size:
6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display (curved, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1,500 nits)
6.7-inch Super Actua AMOLED display (120Hz LTPO, HDR10+, 2,400 nits)
Display resolution:
3120 x 1440
2992 x 1344
Google Tensor G2
Google Tensor G3
128GB/256GB/512GB (UFS 3.1)
128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB (UFS 3.1)
Rear cameras:
50MP (f/1.9 aperture, OIS, multi-directional PDAF), 12MP (ultrawide, f/2.2 aperture, 126-degree FoV), 48MP (telephoto, f/3.5 aperture, 5x optical zoom)
50MP (f/1.68 aperture, 82-degree FoV, 1.2um pixel size), 48MP (ultrawide, f/1.95 aperture, 125.5-degree FoV, 0.8um pixel size), 48MP (telephoto, f/2.8 aperture, 0.7um pixel size, 5x optical zoom)
Front cameras:
10.8MP (f/2.2 aperture)
10.5MP (f/2.2 aperture, 1.22um pixel size)
23W wired, 23W wireless, 5W reverse wireless (charger not included)
27W wired, 18W wireless wireless, 5W reverse wired (charger not included)
Dimensions (unfolded):
162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm
162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8mm
212 grams
213 grams
5G, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.2/5.3
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical) & Face Unlock
Android 13 (upgradable)
Android 14
Best Buy

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro: Design

At first glance, the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro do look quite similar. There are some differences, though. The Pixel 7 Pro’s display is slightly curved, but the Pixel 8 Pro’s is flat. There is a sheet of curved glass on top of it, but the display itself is flat. The newer phone also has curvier corners. You will also notice different camera cutouts on the rear camera modules. On the Pixel 7 Pro they’re separated, on the Pixel 8 Pro, not so much.


Both smartphones do have thin bezels around the display, though the ones on the Pixel 8 Pro are uniform. A display camera hole is present on both phones, and it’s centered on both devices too. All of their physical buttons sit on the right-hand side, while both have similar camera visors on the back. On both phones they connect to the left and right side of the frame, and span across the top side of the phone’s backplate.

Both smartphones are made out of aluminum and glass. The Pixel 8 Pro does have Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the back, while the Pixel 7 Pro includes Gorilla Glass Victus. They’re almost the same size, and that goes for height, width, and thickness. The Pixel 8 Pro is 1 gram heavier, so that’s the same as well, basically. These two smartphones are IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, by the way. They do feel a bit different in the hand, we found the Pixel 8 Pro to be more comfortable. Both phones are slippery, though.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro: Display

You will find 6.7-inch displays on both of these phones, but they’re quite different. The Pixel 7 Pro includes a curved display with a 3120 x 1440 resolution. That’s an LTPO AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which can go up to 1,500 nits of brightness at its peak. It supports HDR10+ content. It has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus.

Google Pixel 8 Pro AH 10
Google Pixel 8 Pro

The Pixel 8 Pro, on the other hand, has a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display too. This one has a resolution of 2992 x 1344 pixels, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate (1-120Hz), and supports HDR10+ content. It does get brighter, though, at 2,400 nits of peak brightness, which is quite a difference. The Pixel 8 Pro’s panel is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus 2.


Both of these displays look really good, and offer good viewing angles, with deep blacks. The Pixel 8 Pro’s panel does get a lot brighter, and it actually looks a bit better to us. We’re not sure if brightness has something to do with it, but it seems to be a bit more vivid. It also has the advantage of brightness, though, of course, as it does get a lot brighter in direct sunlight.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro: Performance

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is fueled by the Google Tensor G2 SoC. That phone also includes 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. The Pixel 8 Pro, on the flip side, is fueled by the Google Tensor G3 processor. It includes 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and up to 1TB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. Neither phone offers storage expansion, by the way.

The Pixel 8 Pro not only has the advantage of having a considerably more capable SoC, at least on paper, but also faster and more efficient RAM. Unfortunately, Google didn’t use UFS 4.0 flash storage on the new model. At first, the Pixel 8 Pro performs really nicely. We didn’t really get a chance to properly test it yet, this is based on our hands-on time with the device. Our review is coming soon, and will reveal more information.

Chances are that the Pixel 8 Pro will offer really good performance, as it does feel a bit snappier than the Pixel 7 Pro. Truth be said, though, the Pixel 7 Pro also offers really good performance. It may struggle to power the most demanding games out there at top details, but for everything else, it’s still more than powerful enough, of course.


Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro: Battery

There is a 5,000mAh battery included inside the Pixel 7 Pro. You’ll find a 5,050mAh unit inside the Pixel 8 Pro. So, the difference is not that big, they basically have the same battery packs. The Pixel 8 Pro does have a new chip, which should be a bit more power efficient, and it also has a more power-efficient RAM. We are currently reviewing the Pixel 8 Pro, at the time of writing this article, so we cannot report on how good the battery life is on the phone. We are hoping for improvements, as the Pixel 7 Pro did not exactly impress, even though its battery life wasn’t bad per se.

When it comes to charging, the Pixel 7 Pro supports 23W wired, and 23W wireless charging, in addition to offering 5W reverse wireless charging. The Pixel 8 Pro, on the other hand, supports 30W wired, 23W wireless, and 5W reverse wireless charging. What neither phone includes is a charger. It is not included in the retail box of either phone, you’ll have to get one separately, if you don’t have one at home already. The phone supports the PD 3.0 (PPS) standard, so getting a charger should be fairly easy.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 8 Pro: Cameras

A 50-megapixel main camera (OIS) sits on the Pixel 7 Pro, while the phone also includes a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera (126-degree FoV), and a 48-megapixel telephoto unit (OIS, 5x optical zoom). The Pixel 8 Pro, on the flip side, includes a 50-megapixel main camera (OIS) also, but a larger sensor which allows more light into the shot. A 48-megapixel ultrawide camera (126-degree FoV) is also included on the phone, along with a 48-megapixel telephoto shooter (OIS, 5x optical zoom).


Google Pixel 7 Pro AM AH0
Google Pixel 7 Pro

Based on some initial samples we’ve seen, the Pixel 8 Pro does a great job in both daylight and low light. The bigger difference is noticeable in low light, as the images do seem to offer a bit more detail. The low light video performance has also been improved, thanks to Night Sight support for video. The biggest improvement you’ll likely spot in the ultrawide camera, if you pixel peep, though. There’s noticeably more detail there.

We’ll have far more information to share with you once our full reviews are published. We’re still testing the Pixel 8 Pro. So far, though, the phone’s camera system looks very promising, to say the least, Google obviously made improvements here, not to mention added a number of useful camera-related features. Features like Best Shot, Magic Editor, and more.


You will find stereo speakers on both of these smartphones. We haven’t had the chance to properly test the Pixel 8 Pro speakers just yet, but they did sound good based on a short test. In fact, I’d say they’re rather similar when directly compared.

There is no audio jack on either of these two smartphones. You can use their Type-C ports to connect your wired headphones or something of the sort, of course. Bluetooth 5.2 is included on the Pixel 7 Pro, while Bluetooth 5.3 is available on the Pixel 8 Pro, for wireless connectivity.