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Google Pixel 7 vs. every past Pixel: To upgrade or not to upgrade?


So you’ve got a Pixel — any ol’ Pixel. Or maybe even a relatively new Pixel. And you’re thinking about getting Google’s glowing new Pixel 7 phone or perhaps its Pixel 7 Pro sibling.

It’s tempting, I know. (We all love shiny stuff!) But is it actually worth your while to get the Pixel 7, or are you better off hanging onto your current Pixel for a while longer?

Having lived with both the Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro for a full week now — and coming from the perspective of someone who personally owns a Pixel 6, has owned plenty of Pixels before that, and has spent a significant amount of time with every single Pixel model — lemme tell ya: There isn’t a simple, one-size-fits-all answer.

But there is some practical guidance I can give you based on my experiences with these latest Googley phones and my intimate knowledge of their assorted Pixel predecessors. And the most important variable to consider is which specific Pixel you’re packin’ in your suspiciously sticky palm.

So think it through with me, won’t ya? And whether you end up snagging the latest and greatest Pixel or stickin’ with your current model, be sure to mosey your way over to my free Pixel Academy e-course next. It’ll teach you all sorts of useful new stuff your phone can do for you, no matter which Pixel you end up possessing.

Google Pixel 7 vs. Pixel 6

We’ll start with the most recent Pixels and specifically the smaller Pixel 6 — the same sumptuous phone I’ve got in my oversized man-pocket this second.

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