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  1. Morty2264's Avatar
    I bet he gets a lot of compliments carrying your purse.
    As of now, I'm using a pale blue Eeveelutions backpack, so he will carry it on occasion. 😉
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    08-30-2022 01:20 PM
  2. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    A curious thought comes to mind. Anyone remember how apparently the Pixel 5 had some test units with Tensor Chips (based on kernel device tree files)? I wonder if the Pixel 7 Pro protype was running the stuff we'd expect (new under display fingerprint sensor, new main shooter and maybe other odds and ends) but was powered by Tensor 1. It'd explain the A55's that were in it and would arguably be a useful tool for Google to use to try and troubleshoot bugs with the 6 series, a new scanner and Android 13.....
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    08-31-2022 02:50 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    A curious thought comes to mind. Anyone remember how apparently the Pixel 5 had some test units with Tensor Chips (based on kernel device tree files)? I wonder if the Pixel 7 Pro protype was running the stuff we'd expect (new under display fingerprint sensor, new main shooter and maybe other odds and ends) but was powered by Tensor 1. It'd explain the A55's that were in it and would arguably be a useful tool for Google to use to try and troubleshoot bugs with the 6 series, a new scanner and Android 13.....
    This is a very good theory. I feel like I remember something about "Kernel" from last year. Good point!
    08-31-2022 07:33 PM
  4. jamezr's Avatar
    As of now, I'm using a pale blue Eeveelutions backpack, so he will carry it on occasion.
    gotta catch em all!

    Pixel 7-pm.jpeg
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    09-01-2022 09:36 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    gotta catch em all!

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    HOLY MACKEREL-ANDY that is my backpack!
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    09-01-2022 04:50 PM
  6. john_v's Avatar
    Well I couldn't hold out for the 7 Pro. Went with the S22 Ultra and Watch 5. Got 400 trade in for my Pixel 5 which was way more than I expected. (and they're telling me that my son can get up 1000 off of the Fold 4 with trading in his Pixel 5 as well so we're going over there tomorrow. ) He's been saving up for a Fold for awhile so this is going to make his year.

    But anyway back to me. Here I am. Obviously only had it for a few hours but loving the bigger screen. Will be fun to be back on the "Note" line (had the Note 2 and Note Edge)

    I'll keep watching the 7 Pro news but this is where I'm at for awhile now. Pixel 7-pxl_20220903_025416278.jpg
    09-02-2022 10:00 PM
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    09-03-2022 12:50 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    Well I couldn't hold out for the 7 Pro. Went with the S22 Ultra and Watch 5. Got 400 trade in for my Pixel 5 which was way more than I expected. (and they're telling me that my son can get up 1000 off of the Fold 4 with trading in his Pixel 5 as well so we're going over there tomorrow. ) He's been saving up for a Fold for awhile so this is going to make his year.

    But anyway back to me. Here I am. Obviously only had it for a few hours but loving the bigger screen. Will be fun to be back on the "Note" line (had the Note 2 and Note Edge)

    I'll keep watching the 7 Pro news but this is where I'm at for awhile now. Click image for larger version. 

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    This is so wonderful! What a great deal you got, and a phenomenal deal your son will get, too! Yay! Keep us posted on how his Fold 4 adventure goes!
    09-03-2022 06:23 PM
  9. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    Stumbled on this over on Reddit.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel...ssive_upgrade/
    https://twitter.com/Za_Raczke/status...10682878709762

    If true, I'm really pumped about the Pixel 7.
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    09-17-2022 01:51 PM
  10. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Stumbled on this over on Reddit.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel...ssive_upgrade/
    https://twitter.com/Za_Raczke/status...10682878709762

    If true, I'm really pumped about the Pixel 7.
    Doesn’t sound too promising. So they’re keeping the same CPU cores as last years Pixel 6 and current Pixel 6a, and will use the 4nm fabrication so the chip won’t run as hot and use as much battery - which shouldn’t have been an issue in the first place?

    And those geekbench scores are similar to the 2019/2020 Snapdragon 865. Definitely not impressive and I’m sure they’ll Samsungs chip fabrication again, so it’ll again likely run hot and battery inefficient. Really have to question why they didn’t just use Snapdragon chips. I’m sure whatever AI/ML they wanted they could get working on Qualcomm’s chip.
    09-18-2022 07:01 AM
  11. Scott337's Avatar
    I'm pretty excited about it, regardless of what the naysayers think. I'm ordering one as soon as possible.
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    09-18-2022 07:27 AM
  12. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    A point I made on Reddit is that this is a very Google thing to do. How long did they ride that old main shooter sensor? 4 generations worth of Pixel flagship plus the "A" lines?

    Mark my words, next year they'll take the same chip with an improved TPU/GPU combo, produce it on a 3nm die with the X1 cores maxed out @3Ghz and it'll be the same experience as it will be when you compare an iPhone 14 to a Galaxy 23 to a Pixel 7, which is they're all snappy and feel similar. If you pick up 3 phones and they're all fast, do everything you want and one of them does something for you that the others don't, why do you care about benchmarks that don't represent real world use case?

    I think a lot of the heat on these phones is the external modem. People do not understand what kind of heat those things can generate. An example, earlier today at church my kid sang and I took a pair of 4 minute long 4K videos with my work iPhone 13 Mini (no surprise that it shoots better than my Pixel 2). It got hot to the touch but not quite to the degree my Pixel 5 did with recording 4K video. However, I decided to go ahead and back those videos up via Google Photos once I was done recording. That dadgum phone got hot enough to double as a heating pad, and that was on WiFi. It made me chuckle after all the praise Android people give Apple for thermals. Yeah, they're solid but they can bake just as easily doing something like backing up 2 small 4K/60FPS videos. It also chewed up 10% of my battery too.

    My point is that the grass is always greener and for all the "efficiency" of iOS, I still had to sit there with the photos app open for 15 minutes for those videos to backup because it's 2022 and... there's... still... no.... multitasking... on... iPhones.

    Watch that efficiency go to pot if Apple ever flipped the switch on the stuff Android does, much less a Pixel. Google is on to something. Samsung keeps throwing the latest Snapdragons into their Galaxy line and people keep complaining about "Samsung lag" after 6 months of ownership and subpar battery. Like I said the grass is always greener.
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    09-18-2022 05:01 PM
  13. Joshua Luther1's Avatar
    I just signed up to be a Pixel Superfan. I got an invitation by email. Not sure what this entitles me to.
    09-23-2022 09:00 PM
  14. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    Samsung keeps throwing the latest Snapdragons into their Galaxy line and people keep complaining about "Samsung lag" after 6 months of ownership and subpar battery. Like I said the grass is always greener.
    I can definitely attest to this. My Samsung phones ran like garbage after a few months. Absolutely made no sense considering their hardware.

    My 6P has it's issues but how it runs is not one of them. Just improve the damn modem and make moderate adjustments to the hardware to keep up with the times and I'll trade my 6P in for one. I'm no power user though so what's good for me certainly might not be good enough for everyone
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    09-26-2022 08:28 PM
  15. J Dubbs's Avatar
    From what I remember, Google wanted their own chipset, so they could build it around what they wanted to do with the pixel software... instead of having to build the pixel software experience around the Snapdragon. They definitely took the right approach if they want to customize the pixel following their own vision. Plus they can support the Tensor better and longer than Qualcomm's standard Snapdragon support.

    The Tensor should keep getting better, and from what I've seen in many benchmarking comparisons it's already good enough to keep the majority of owners happy... especially now that most of the bugs have been worked out

    Now if you need the bragging rights of the fastest chip, you'd better pick up an iPhone, because the latest Bionic is kicking Snapdragon butt, like it always does lol. But for real world usage all the latest chips will get the job done just fine
    09-27-2022 03:43 AM
  16. ras47's Avatar
    From what I remember, Google wanted their own chipset, so they could build it around what they wanted to do with the pixel software... instead of having to build the pixel software experience around the Snapdragon. They definitely took the right approach if they want to customize the pixel following their own vision. Plus they can support the Tensor better and longer than Qualcomm's standard Snapdragon support.

    The Tensor should keep getting better, and from what I've seen in many benchmarking comparisons it's already good enough to keep the majority of owners happy... especially now that most of the bugs have been worked out

    Now if you need the bragging rights of the fastest chip, you'd better pick up an iPhone, because the latest Bionic is kicking Snapdragon butt, like it always does lol. But for real world usage all the latest chips will get the job done just fine
    I agree on the whole chipset/speed thing. Apple's Bionic chipset is fast, but for my needs it's moot. I can buy a 190 MPH Porsche or a 210 MPH Lamborghini, but there is no way I'm ever going to test out the top end of either one. I might as well just get the car that makes me the most comfortable and leave the top speed arguments to poseurs and fanboys.

    I've got both an iPhone 13 Pro Max and Pixel 5. I swap my SIM card back and forth as my mood suits. I have no platform loyalty, nor do I see the point in having it.
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    10-02-2022 09:18 PM
  17. sulla1965's Avatar
    Looks like the s22 ultra to me
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    10-04-2022 01:38 PM
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