Flagships might get all the attention, but smartphone battles are won and lost in the middle — er, mid-range. OEMs look for ways to close the gap on their premium offerings while still trying to hit approachable price points and balancing the cuts that must be made along the way. Google is no stranger to this, with its Pixel A series always landing among the best budget Android phones you can buy, but what happens when it raises the bar to within $100 of its most complete flagship to date? Find out in our Google Pixel 7a review.
Google Pixel 7a
$499 at Amazon
About this Google Pixel 7a review: I tested the Google Pixel 7a over a period of seven days. It was running Android 13 on the May 2023 security patch. We also tested two other Pixel 7a units in the UK and France. All three units were provided by Google for this review.
Google Pixel 7a review: What you need to know