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Here's what you think Google will get wrong with the Pixel 7 series

Performance is the top thing Google might get wrong, polled readers say.
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October 3, 2022
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The Google Pixel 7 series launch is only a few days away, so we’ll officially know everything there is to know about these phones on October 6. But history tells us that no Pixel handset is truly without issue.

So with that in mind, we asked Android Authority readers what Google would get wrong with the Pixel 7 series (if it got something wrong). The votes are finally in, and here are the results.

What will Google get wrong with the Pixel 7 series?

Results

Over 1,300 votes were tallied as of writing, and it turns out that the most popular pick was “performance.” 21.1% of surveyed readers think Google’s latest phones might disappoint in the horsepower department. This might not be a surprise in light of the original Tensor lagging behind its rivals, while leaked Tensor G2 specs suggest no real CPU upgrade either.

The fingerprint scanner came in second place, with 18.86% of respondents saying Google will stumble when it comes the Pixel 7 line’s authentication. This isn’t a surprising choice either, as a slow, inaccurate fingerprint scanner was a major complaint last year.

Related: Google Pixel 6 series problems and how to fix them

Rounding out the top three was “software polish,” accounting for 17.80% of the vote. This was a serious stumbling block at the Pixel 6 launch last year, so it makes sense to see this option also gaining a ton of votes.

We also saw 7.65% of polled readers vote for the “other” option, and comments point to potential woes like slow charging and higher pricing. Otherwise, it’s interesting to note that only 3.11% of respondents felt that Google will get the cameras wrong. This perhaps speaks to Google’s long-standing strength in this field that very few voters thought they could mess up the camera experience.

Comments

  • Nope!: Not actually charging full 30W even though their tech specs says they support it.
  • splus: The poll doesn’t allow to select all the items, so I’ll write it here – they’ll get wrong all of those things.
  • roaduardo: For me software polish and performance go hand in hand. But price is number one for me. They’ve always messed up on the price first, in my opinion.
  • ssallen: I just have a bad feeling they haven’t learned their lesson about cheap fingerprint scanners yet.
  • Brian Glaze: It’s going to be fine. This seems like an iterative upgrade so there will be a lot of polish :)
  • Atti Halmágyi: Charging speed could be better, around 50W.
  • Rob: The curved display is a nogo for me.