We’ve talked earlier than about how the Google Pixel 7a may render the usual Pixel 7 redundant, and now there’s but extra proof of that, with a benchmark suggesting Google’s upcoming mid-ranger may truly be extra highly effective than the Google Pixel 7.
A Geekbench 6 (opens in new tab) itemizing (through Tom’s Guide (opens in new tab)) factors to the Pixel 7a having a Tensor G2 chipset and 8GB of RAM, that are two issues we’ve heard elsewhere. As for its scores, the telephone achieves a single-core rating of 1,380, and a multi-core results of 3,071.
These are each marginally increased than the scores Geekbench has recorded (opens in new tab) for the usual Pixel 7, with that managing a median of 1,336 for single-core and three,061 for multi-core. Although it’s price noting that the scores are shut sufficient that there’s unlikely to be any noticeable distinction in real-world use.
This doesn’t bode effectively for the Pixel 7 provided that, in concept, it is framed as a higher-end gadget, nonetheless, with rumors and now this benchmark suggesting the Pixel 7a has the identical chipset and RAM quantity as the usual Pixel 7, it’s additionally not stunning that their scores are comparable.
The Google Pixel 7 Professional does at the very least rating increased than the 7a although, which can be unsurprising, since whereas it too has a Tensor G2 chipset, it has extra RAM than the Pixel 7a reportedly has, at 12GB. With scores of 1,408 and three,341 for single and multi-core respectively although, it’s solely slightly extra highly effective.
The Pixel 7 Professional additionally stands out in different methods although, with the next 120Hz refresh price show and extra cameras than the Pixel 7a is more likely to have, whereas – on paper – it looks as if the Pixel 7 may not have too many benefits over the 7a, from what we’ve heard up to now.
For those who just like the sound of the Pixel 7a, you must have the ability to purchase it quickly, as we’re anticipating it to be unveiled throughout Google IO 2023 on Could 10, and we’ve acquired a information overlaying easy methods to watch the launch dwell if you happen to’re .
It is already on sale
That stated, if you happen to’re actually eager, you may not even have to attend, as a result of a variety of Pixel 7a listings have been noticed on eBay by 9to5Google (opens in new tab) and others.
These don’t present us something we haven’t seen earlier than – there are photos of the field, which had beforehand leaked anyway and, in fact, there aren’t any dwell photographs of the telephone itself, as a result of the sellers don’t wish to harm the worth by opening the field.
However that is but extra proof that the Google Pixel 7a have to be launching imminently, and curiously the costs on these eBay listings aren’t even excessive, with one doubtless undercutting the anticipated $499 retail value at $380 (round £300 / AU$570).
Nonetheless, we strongly advocate not shopping for considered one of these. Some will not be respectable listings, and even when they’re, you received’t have a guaranty, and it’s potential that Google will even remotely disable these telephones. So, if you would like top-of-the-line Pixel telephones, we might recommend both ready slightly longer or shopping for a unique mannequin that we have already reviewed.