Google Pixel 7a: cameras, display, battery and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 7a
The Google Pixel 7a (Image credit: Google)

Google's latest mid-range Pixel handset, the Google Pixel 7a, was finally unveiled at Google IO 2023, after weeks of build-up which saw almost all of the phone's specs leaked ahead of time. 

We were able to get our hands on the new device – which is positioned as the successor to the Google Pixel 6a – prior to the event itself, so head over to our full Google Pixel 7a review for our thoughts on whether Google's latest Pixel offering lives up to the hype of being one of the best cheap phones of 2023.

In this guide, we'll run you through all the key Google Pixel 7a specs – from the phone's camera setup and battery life credentials to its processor and display technology.

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Google announced the Google Pixel 7a at Google I/O 2023 on May 10. Read our Google Pixel 7a review for our verdict on the new device. 

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? An affordable alternative to the Pixel 7
  • When is it out? May 10
  • How much will it cost? $499 / £449 / AU$749

Google Pixel 7a price and availability

The Google Pixel 7a was officially unveiled at Google I/O 2023 on May 10, with the phone going on sale for $499 / £449 / AU$749 at the time of announcement. Head over to our Google Pixel 7a deals page for the best offers live now.

For comparison, the Pixel 6a retailed for $449 / £399 / AU$749 at launch, so Google opted to bump up the 7a's price in the US and UK. That said, the new phone does offer a suite of improvements over its predecessor, as you'll see below.

The Google Pixel 7a is available in four colors – Charcoal, Snow, Sea and Coral (though the latter is only available from Google directly) – and just one storage option: 128GB.

Google Pixel 7a specs

Google Pixel 7a phone showing screens camera and Android 13

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Check out the phone’s full specs below:

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Google Pixel 7a specs
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Dimensions:152.4 x 72.9 x 9mm
Screen size:6.1 inches
Resolution:2400 x 1080 pixels
CPU:Google Tensor G2 w/ Titan M2 security
Storage:128GB (UFS 3.1)
Rear Cameras:64MP main, 12MP ultrawide
Front Camera:13MP

Google Pixel 7a features

Goolg Pixel 7a at Google IO 2023

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On the design front, the Google Pixel 7a shares obvious DNA with the other two Pixel 7 phones – it’s got a smooth back, a metal frame and a camera bar – and this latest addition to the Pixel family is supposedly Google's most durable A-Series phone yet. Its display features Corning Gorilla Glass, and the phone has been designed using a host of recycled materials including aluminum, glass and plastic. 

The Google Pixel 7a packs a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz – which, incidentally, is a superior refresh rate to the vanilla iPhone 14 – and the device uses Google's Tensor G2 chip under the hood. 

Coupled with 8GB of RAM, that processor should allow the Google Pixel 7a to meet the demands of streaming, swiping, snapping and mobile gaming with ease – perhaps even as well as the standard Google Pixel 7, which uses the same chipset.

Goolg Pixel 7a at Google IO 2023

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When it comes to cameras, the Google Pixel 7a features a dual rear camera set-up that comprises a 64MP main lens – the largest ever included on an A-Series device – and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. Super Res Zoom will allow for clearer close-up portraits from far away, and the Pixel 7a also features Long Exposure (another first for the A-Series). On the front is a 13MP camera that’s capable of Face Unlock – an upgrade over the Pixel 6a’s 8MP selfie snapper. 

Google says the phone’s 4,385mAh battery will yield more than 24 hours of use (or 72 hours if you turn on Extreme Battery Saver mode), and the Pixel 7a supposedly learns your favorite apps so it doesn't waste power on ones that you rarely use. The device supports 18W fast charging and 7.5W wireless charging on any Qi-certified accessories, too. 

Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.