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Nothing Cellphone (2) vs Google Pixel 7: Which is finest?

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Nothing has simply revealed the Nothing Cellphone (2) and it’s fairly the improve in comparison with the unique – however how does it stack as much as the Google Pixel 7? The 2 are equally priced after a worth hike from Nothing, in spite of everything. 

Regardless of the same (or similar, should you’re within the US) price ticket, there are many variations between the 2 smartphones, from the strategy to {hardware} and design to the Android-powered software program that powers them.

Right here, we define 5 key variations between the Nothing Cellphone (2) and Google Pixel 7 that will help you resolve which is finest to your wants. 

Nothing Cellphone (2) has the Glyph Interface

One of many ways in which the Nothing Cellphone (2) (together with its predecessor, the Cellphone (1)) stands out from the competitors is with its Glyph Interface – a spread of white LEDs embedded inside the clear rear of the smartphone. 

Removed from being there only for visuals, the interface can be utilized as a visible immediate when receiving notifications and calls and as a fill mild when taking images in darkish environments. The Cellphone (2) takes it to the following stage with extra LEDs that permit for extra refined mild methods, permitting the interface to show issues like timers, quantity ranges and even app standing updates for apps like Uber and Deliveroo. 

The Pixel 7, however, boasts the identical visible identification as earlier entries within the Pixel household, full with a big block on the rear housing the dual digital camera setup. The mix of metal and glass may be very a lot a premium one, and it’s out there in a wide range of vibrant choices in comparison with the Nothing Cellphone (2)’s gray and white, but it surely doesn’t mild up… 

Nothing Cellphone (2) has a really stylised OS

Google’s Pixel vary is universally complimented for its inventory strategy to Android, and that’s no completely different with the Google Pixel 7’s vanilla interpretation of Android 13. It options Materials You assist, permitting your wallpaper to raised match the UI, together with different inventory Android options, and it has minimal bloatware too.

The Nothing Cellphone (2)’s Nothing OS 2.0 couldn’t be any extra completely different; it’s closely stylised with a dot-matrix model iconography and matching textual content, in addition to a give attention to monochrome – suppose whites, greys and blacks. 

Nothing OS 2.0 on the Nothing Phone (2)
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It definitely seems to be visually interesting, and Nothing has managed to combine assist for all apps (no matter whether or not they formally assist the pores and skin) inside its Nothing iconography. That’s a refreshing change in comparison with different skins that tweak the look of app icons, with there normally being exceptions to the rule in your app listing. 

The Google Pixel 7 has spectacular AI capabilities

The Google Pixel 7 is powered by Google’s personal Tensor G2 chipset that, in contrast to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 discovered inside the Nothing Cellphone (2), doesn’t give attention to pure efficiency energy. As an alternative, it dedicates a whole lot of energy to AI – and meaning the Pixel 7 can do some fairly cool issues.

AI-powered options out there on the Pixel 7 embody the power for Google Assistant to display incoming calls from unknown/spam callers, intelligently hear out for music in your setting and observe it down for later reference, permit for spectacular digital camera processing and even superior modifying options like Magic Eraser and Magic Unblur. 

The screen of the Pixel 7
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It additionally has among the finest voice-to-text recognition round, in response to our reviewer, together with on-device translation capabilities. If that sounds up your avenue, the Pixel 7 is the one to go for.

Nonetheless, for pure brute energy, the Snapdragon-equipped Nothing Cellphone (2) will doubtless be the higher possibility. Whereas we’re but to benchmark the Nothing Cellphone (2) particularly, we’ve seen spectacular CPU and GPU efficiency from different 8 Plus Gen 1-equipped telephones just like the Motorola Razr 40 Extremely.  

The Google Pixel 7 has higher digital zoom capabilities

The Nothing Cellphone (2) and Google Pixel 7 have the same fundamental digital camera setup – on paper a minimum of – with a 50MP fundamental snapper, although Nothing wins the megapixel wars with an identical 50MP ultrawide in comparison with the Pixel’s 13MP possibility. Neither has a devoted telephoto lens, however for the Pixel 7, that doesn’t actually matter. 

With regards to zoom capabilities, the Pixel 7 excels – and it’s primarily right down to the AI-powered Tremendous Res Zoom that delivers detailed pictures even at 20x magnification. The Nothing Cellphone (2), however, caps out at 10x digital zoom. 

It’s not simply spectacular when zoomed although; photographs from the Pixel 7’s different sensors are among the many finest round, with our reviewer commenting that photographs will be “jaw-droppingly good”. We’re but to check the digital camera system of the Nothing Cellphone (2) but it surely sounds prefer it’ll have its work lower out.

The Nothing Cellphone (2) is cheaper within the UK

The Google Pixel 7 is attractively priced given its spec sheet, coming in at £599/$599. The Nothing Cellphone (1) had a powerful £399 price ticket at launch final yr, however the identical can’t fairly be mentioned for the Nothing Cellphone (2) which begins at an elevated £579/$599. 

It’s nonetheless cheaper than the Google Pixel 7 within the UK (sorry US followers!), but it surely’s definitely not as low-cost as its budget-friendly predecessor. 

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