Early Benchmarks of Google Pixel 7a Indicate Greater Power Than Pixel 7
Early benchmarks of the upcoming Google Pixel 7a suggest that the mid-range device may outperform its higher-end counterpart, the Google Pixel 7. According to a Geekbench 6 listing, the Pixel 7a is equipped with a Tensor G2 chipset and 8GB of RAM, achieving a single-core score of 1,380 and a multi-core score of 3,071.
These scores are slightly higher than those recorded for the standard Pixel 7, which averaged 1,336 for single-core and 3,061 for multi-core performance. However, the difference is unlikely to be noticeable in everyday use. Despite this, the findings further strengthen the notion that the Pixel 7a could render the Pixel 7 obsolete.
Interestingly, several Pixel 7a listings have appeared on eBay, indicating an imminent launch. These listings provide images of the box but do not reveal the phone itself, as sellers aim to preserve its value by keeping the box sealed. While the prices on eBay seem relatively affordable, starting at $380, it is advised not to purchase from these listings. Some may not be legitimate, and even if they are, the absence of a warranty and the potential for remote disabling by Google make it a risky proposition.
For those interested in owning one of the best Pixel phones, it is recommended to either wait for the official release or consider purchasing a different model that has already undergone thorough reviews. The Google Pixel 7a holds promise with its benchmark performance, but patience and caution are key when it comes to acquiring the latest technology.