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WASHINGTON, N.C. — Products offered by Google can offer a wide variety of support for businesses and organizations large and small. The power of these products means that employers are excited about hiring people knowledgeable in their use. Beaufort County Community College’s Division of Continuing Education is offering three classes in January that offer certifications through Google. The fees for these classes are covered through Beaufort Promise, and they take place online. Students can register by calling 252-940-6375 or emailing 

Ethical Hacking with Python Certification: Google IT Automation with Python 

This online course introduces students to investigative ethical hacking techniques using the Python programming language. Emphasis is placed on using Python in advanced web attacks, scanning, gaining and maintaining system access, covering tracks, malware delivery, password cracking, keylogging, cryptography, reconnaissance, enumeration, and buffer overflows. Upon completion, students should be able to understand system vulnerabilities and applications of the Python computer programming language to mitigate system vulnerabilities and threats and perform ethical hacking. This class takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., though it is available at other times, running through January 3-May 11. The fee for this class is covered through Beaufort Promise.  

Google Project Management Certification  

This online course introduces students to the advanced concepts, tools, templates, and artifacts used to manage projects from initiation to completion using Google resources through Agile development. Emphasis is placed on foundational and advanced project management methodology including initiating, planning, and executing projects utilizing quality and risk management techniques, strategic thinking, and project execution procedures as well as the exploration of Agile Project Management and the strategies it uses to drive business value. Upon completion, students should be able to manage and run traditional and agile projects and programs from initiation to completion using a variety of resources and leadership skills to support organizational goals and business processes. This class takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., though it is available at other times, running through January 3-May 11. The fee for this class is covered through Beaufort Promise. 

Google Data Analytics Certification 

This course introduces the role of an advanced Google data analyst and how to make data-driven decisions using effective questions, data transformation, analyzation processes, visualization, and programming. Emphasis is placed on setting up data toolbox, spreadsheets, database and query basics, visualization basics, effective communication techniques, and data validation; as well as design thinking, data-driven storytelling, dashboards, R programming, job portfolios, and technical expertise. Upon completion, students should be able to review assessments, use formulas and calculations to analyze datasets, create queries, use visualization tools, create a data-driven storyboard, develop dashboards and presentations, create analytical reports, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and showcase technical analytical skills. This class takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., though it is available at other times, running through January 3-May 25. The fee for this class is covered through Beaufort Promise. 

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Killexams : A Harvard Business School grad who now works at Google shares how she got into the top MBA program Olivia Melendez. Courtesy of Olivia Melendez © Provided by Business Insider Olivia Melendez. Courtesy of Olivia Melendez
  • Olivia Melendez graduated from Harvard Business School in May and is a product manager at Google.
  • She attended the University of Michigan and gained work experience at Intel before pursuing an MBA.
  • Her advice to get in includes joining prep programs and tying your background together in the essay.

Olivia Melendez, 29, received her MBA from Harvard Business School in May, and she now works as a product manager at Google.

Olivia Melendez. Courtesy of Olivia Melendez © Provided by Business Insider Olivia Melendez. Courtesy of Olivia Melendez She told Insider she decided to pursue an MBA while working toward her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Michigan. She described her field of study in industrial and operations engineering as "the middle ground between engineering and business."

After enjoying her experience as an intern at Intel between her last year of undergrad and her master's year, she decided to go back full-time first.

"At that point, an MBA felt like more of a longer-term goal and wasn't something I was considering seriously yet. Plus, I had always heard that MBA programs prefer that candidates have three to four years of work experience before starting a full-time program," Melendez said.

While working at Intel, where she held the roles of systems analyst, program manager, and portfolio manager from 2016 to 2020, she began to question how a company made certain business decisions — for example, why one project got funded or why another was canceled.

She followed this curiosity to a role at the chief information officer's program-management office at Intel, where she began to receive answers. "It made me realize how much I didn't yet know. I felt like I lacked the practical business foundation that an MBA ultimately provides," Melendez said. She also wanted to dive deeper into strategy, organizational structure, and general leadership and managerial skills.

Melendez got into HBS, her first choice, in early 2020, and started the program that August. In addition to HBS, she applied to several other top-tier programs, including the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Wharton Business School, and Kellogg School of Management, all of which she was admitted to. But HBS stood out to her because of the size of the program and diverse student body, both in terms of background and interests.

Compared to her other business-school applications, Melendez said HBS' was the most concise. Whereas Stanford's application offered more room to discuss work experience, HBS' only allowed applicants to discuss their three most accurate jobs. "This initially bummed me out, but led me to think of every word as being more impactful," Melendez said.

Here's what Melendez did during her application process to maximize her chances of getting in.

She signed up for prep programs to get help with the application process and network with fellow applicants

Melendez applied and took part in one of Jumpstart Advisory Group's annual MBA summits prior to applying to HBS. The summit, which is aimed at undergraduates and working professionals who aspire to attain an MBA in the next one to five years, brought together representatives from competitive MBA programs around the country, and she learned about each school's unique value and whether it would be a good fit.

"I took advantage of as many resources as possible," Melendez said. "If you're eligible for any prep programs, I'd recommend applying."

Through Jumpstart, Melendez heard about Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), which offers career and MBA prep programs for the historically underrepresented minorities, and Forte Foundation, which offers MBA prep programs for women.

"MLT and Forte both offered a cohort-style model of 10 to 20 people," Melendez said. "You have a coach and follow a curriculum that includes GMAT coaching, personal-statement workshopping, interview prep — basically every step of the application process."

Melendez added an extra bonus to these programs was getting to connect with other prospective students going through the same process. "We would critique each other's personal statements, share advice, share resources," she said. "And once we all found out which programs we'd gotten into, it was awesome to see where everyone was going."

She also pointed out that these programs cost a fraction of the price of hiring a private admissions consultant. Forte's Program is a few hundred dollars, MLT's traditional program is $1,000, and the accelerated program is $3,000.

She focused her essay on tying together disparate parts of her life and career

HBS' admission essay prompts applicants to share what else they believe the admissions committee should know beyond their résumé. "I think it's both a positive and a negative that the prompt is so open-ended," Melendez said. "It can be overwhelming, but on the positive side, it's a blank slate and you can go wherever you want with it."

Melendez said she used the admissions essay as a chance to tie together pieces of her background that needed additional context. In her essay, she talked about her family, her hobbies at the time — boxing and jiu-jitsu — and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives she'd been involved with. "At the surface level, these three things don't connect, but I realized there was a consistent thread that bound them together," Melendez said.

"Growing up, I think I was very aware of how hard my parents worked to create a comfortable life for my siblings and I. I grew to believe that hard work, perseverance, and the right support system can lead to success, even in the most trying of circumstances," Melendez said. "It's not so different from a boxing match or a jiu-jitsu tournament. Fighters at every level put in countless of hours of preparation and have probably had to pick themselves up from the ground more times than they'd like."

For anyone struggling with the admission essay, Melendez recommended an exercise she learned at MLT. "There was an old essay prompt from Duke Fuqua School of Business that asks you to list 25 things about yourself," Melendez said. "During that process, I thought about different parts of my personality, background, and life decisions that explained how I got to where I was."

She wasn't afraid to highlight extracurriculars that showed her strengths, even random hobbies

Melendez said she mentioned a lot of her extracurriculars that had to do with diversity and inclusion in her essay, such as her involvement in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Latinx-focused employee groups at Intel. "I also got involved in innovation and patent workshopping at Intel, so that helped demonstrate my technical creativity and inspiration," she added.

Melendez also encourages prospective applicants to mention their random hobbies. She'd been involved in boxing since college and began thinking more about why she boxes and how that hobby helped her detach for an hour or two every day and gave her the mental reset that she needed during the application process.

"I decided to include my hobbies in my application because they were a big part of my life at that time. Although an MBA is a professional degree, a lot of the experience is interpersonal and social," Melendez said. "I think the more you can represent yourself in an application as a complete and multifaceted individual, the better."

She went into the interview ready to show who she was beyond her résumé

Melendez said a lot of the questions she got during her admissions interview at HBS focused on why she chose certain career moves or became involved in certain activities, what she would've done differently, and how she interacted and influenced those around her. "It was ultimately very conversational, reflective, and dug deeper," Melendez said.

"The interview is about the admissions committee trying to understand who you are as a person, rather than all of the data points they see in your application," Melendez added.

HBS also has prospective applicants complete a post-interview reflection, which is a written response to the interview itself. "It's very open-ended," Melendez said. "My best advice is to have a stream of consciousness right after the interview. I recorded a voice note and talked through what I was feeling — what I'm glad we covered, what surprised me."

The best piece of advice she received during her preparation was to think about what the admissions committee would say once they read her entire application.

"Consider four or five highlights that you want the admissions committee to remember about you," she said. "The admissions committee wants to understand who you are as a human being. The easier you can make it for them, the more likely you are to end up at the school that's right for you."

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Killexams : Pixel 7 and 7 Pro come with free Google VPN — Here’s how to use it No result found, try new keyword!The free Google One VPN is now available on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Here's how to get started. Readers like you help support Pocketnow. When you make a purchase using links on our site ... Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:03:00 -0600 Killexams : Review: Google Nest Wifi Pro

The Nest Wifi Pro is the latest mesh router from Google. In line with the company’s penchant for simplicity, this mesh system is a breeze to set up and easy to manage. But the “Pro” moniker seems ill-fitting considering the lack of advanced features and settings—it really just refers to Google’s adoption of Wi-Fi 6E. The newly opened 6-GHz band offers an expanse of untapped bandwidth, and you don't have to be a pro to take advantage.

After a month with the Nest Wifi Pro, I am simultaneously impressed and underwhelmed. People looking to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E will be sorely tempted by the pricing: Nest Wifi Pro costs $199 for a single router, $299 for two, or $399 for three. That’s relatively affordable for a tri-band mesh with 6-GHz support. The Nest Wifi Pro is also simple, easy, and reliable, but it feels barebones compared to other mesh systems, and speeds are distinctly average.

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The shiny, minimalist capsule design looks a lot like a giant Pixel Buds case (the company's wireless earbuds), and the routers come in four colors: Snow, Fog, Linen, or Lemongrass. They are small and unobtrusive enough to sit on shelves and window sills and should fit with any decor. I tested the three-pack in white (er, Snow).

All three units are identical, with two Gigabit Ethernet ports apiece. Each can cover up to 2,200 square feet and connect up to 100 devices. My three-pack came with a single 6.5-foot Ethernet cable, and setting up was as simple as plugging it into my modem and scanning the QR code on the bottom of each unit. When you add routers (Google calls them points), you get an indication of the suitability of your chosen spot. I added one to the living room at the back of the house and another upstairs. I had to move the latter slightly before it turned green and told me, “Great connection.”

The Nest Wifi Pro is Google’s first Wi-Fi 6E router, and it is a tri-band system, so the familiar 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands are joined by the 6-GHz band. As we go up through the bands, the potential speed increases, but the range drops, so 6 GHz offers the fastest speeds but the shortest range. (Our How to Buy a Router guide goes into more detail.)

The Nest Wifi Pro uses the 6-GHz band for backhaul, which is how the routers and points send traffic back and forth. As I’ve noted with other Wi-Fi 6E systems, the 6-GHz band is short-range and does not penetrate through walls and other obstacles very well, so your routers will work best with a line of sight or through a single wall or ceiling. To enjoy those potentially high 6-GHz speeds, you need devices that support Wi-Fi 6E, and there aren’t many at the moment. However, shifting the backhaul onto the 6-GHz band leaves the 5-GHz and 2.4-GHz bands free for your devices. A wired backhaul, if you can run Ethernet cables around the home, will provide the best performance. 

Performance and coverage have been rock solid in my testing. My home is around 1,600 square feet, and the Nest Wifi Pro provides a strong Wi-Fi signal everywhere, including my backyard. Our family of four is frequently gaming, video calling, and streaming, with everyone online simultaneously, and we have yet to experience any lag, buffering, or glitches in a couple of weeks of testing. Downloading a 30-GB game took 15 minutes.

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Killexams : Google Pixel 7 Pro Review: Rising to meet the occasion

After a four-year hiatus, Google finally brought its flagship Pixel smartphones to India. The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro arrive on the back of Google’s budget Pixel 6a. It is worth noting that the search giant hasn’t announced a flagship smartphone in the country since the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 2018.

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However, 2022 has been a highly competitive year for Android flagships with Samsung, Vivo, Xiaomi, and OnePlus all vying for the top. And our focus today will be on the phone challenging for the title of best Android flagship of 2022, the Pixel 7 Pro. The Google Pixel 7 Pro price in India is set at Rs 84,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant. Unfortunately, the Pixel 7 series only arrives in the 8GB/128GB configuration in India. Now, let’s get back to the Pixel 7 Pro review.

Design and Build

Straight off the bat, the Pixel 7 Pro stands out from the crowd with its unique design. The phone comes in Obsidian, Snow, and Hazel colours and the Hazel model we reviewed was the easy standout from the lot. As attractive as the hazel colour and glossy finish may be, they are prone to smudging, while the polished aluminium camera bar did show the odds scuffs. The polished aluminium frame of the Pixel 7 Pro also has a glossy finish, although the power and volume buttons get matte treatment. On the flip side, the polished glass back and rounded edges makes the Pixel 7 Pro comfortable to grip.

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Google has opted to protect its flagship smartphone with Gorilla Glass Victus on the rear panel and the display. Moreover, you also get an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Additionally, there’s minimal branding here with just the Google logo on the back. I did notice that the Pixel 7 Pro was on the heavy side, weighing little over 200 grams and measuring 8.9mm thick. But it doesn’t take long to get used to the weight. There’s no doubt that the Pixel 7 Pro does have a few chinks in its amour, but the unique design coupled with the premium build easily outweigh those chinks.


When it comes to the display on the Pixel 7 Pro, Google holds nothing back, outfitting its flagship phone with a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440-pixel resolution) LTPO OLED panel. The LTPO technology allow the screen to scale between 10Hz to 120Hz. The display gets plenty bright outdoors with a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, allowing you to comfortably view the screen under direct sunlight. Google has also nailed the degree of curvature on the Pixel 7 Pro to the point where it is still noticeable and aesthetically pleasing without being a hinderance. You are going to find this screen extremely good for playing games or watching content.

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The Pixel 7 Pro also has an optical in-display fingerprint reader, which is accurate but not nearly as quick as the one on the Vivo X80 Pro. You also get image-based facial recognition, although it is not nearly as secure and convenient as Apple’s Face ID. I think the display on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro might be a few steps ahead but there is no doubt that this is a screen worthy of a premium smartphone. Additionally, the audio for the Pixel 7 Pro comes courtesy of dual stereo speakers that offer balanced sound with minimal distortion at higher volumes.


Powering the Pixel 7 Pro is Google’s new Tensor G2 SoC paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is worth noting that the Pixel 7 Pro is only available in one configuration in India, so cloud storage is your only option if you want more storage. But what about the RAM; is 8GB enough for a flagship smartphone. In my opinion, it is more than sufficient. The Pixel 7 Pro managed an overall AnTuTu score of 801023 points. In Geekbench 5, the phone managed a single-core score of 1076 points and a multi-score score of 3201 points.

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In the 3D Mark Wild Life test, the Pixel 7 Pro score 6413 points overall. These benchmark scores are comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which is a good jump in performance over the original Tensor chip. The Pixel 7 Pro also did an excellent job running all games I threw at it. Apex Legends Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile and Diablo Immortal both ran without a hitch on high graphics at maximum frame rates. However, I did notice some stuttering in Diablo Immortal once I turned on ‘image sharpening’.

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Add to that, the phone did get hot after 30 minutes of gaming, although this doesn't lead to any in-game performance dips. Moreover, the phone handles multi-tasking rather smoothly, while the camera performance feels quick and snappy. After coming from the Pixel 6a, the Tensor G2 chip here seems like a noteworthy upgrade, delivering performance comparable to the Galaxy S22 and OnePlus 10 Pro (Review). However, I did notice that the phone got unusually hot at times, particularly when using the camera app and gaming.


In terms of optics, the Pixel 7 Pro has a similar camera setup as last year’s Pixel 6 Pro. However, since we haven’t reviewed the 6 Pro, this made for a very exciting camera test. The Pixel 7 Pro’s has a triple-camera setup on the back that includes a 50 MP primary sensor with an f/1.85 aperture, OIS, Laser Autofocus, a 12 MP ultrawide shooter with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 48 MP telephoto unit with an f/3.5 aperture, OIS, 5x optical zoom, and 30x Super Res Zoom. There’s also a new 10.8 MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

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The main camera captures excellent photos in daylight with vivid colours and no oversaturation despite the rich hues in the shot. Dynamic range was excellent, while the camera has able to capture a ton of detail to make pictures look stunning with zero effort apart from pointing and shooting. I couldn’t help but love the vibrant colours, accurate exposure, and crisp detail in shots using the primary camera. I did notice a dip in detail on shots taken indoors in poor lighting. While the main camera delivers some of the best results I’ve seen on an Android phone, the star of the show here is the new telephoto camera.

The Pixel 7 Pro’s telephoto shooter gets surprisingly good results at the full 5x optical zoom. In daylight, the telephoto camera delivers excellent results, while retaining the same colour vibrancy and high-level of detail from main camera. However, noise does creep in, and images lose a bit of detail in low light. Additionally, 10x zoom can delivered better results on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and 30x zoom offers rather abysmal shots regardless of the lighting.

The Pixel 7 Pro’s ultrawide camera has a wide 126-degree field of view and has a built-in Macro Mode. The ultrawide camera maintains colour consistency with the main camera and offers a good bit of detail but you will see distorted edges. Additionally, noise reduction on the ultrawide was also on point. The macro mode on the Pixel 7 Pro does a good job of retaining detail in subjects and is a welcomed addition to the 7 Pro.

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Google’s Night Sight kicks in when taking shots in low light. The main camera does an excellent job balancing exposure and reducing noise. Again, the Pixel 7 Pro was the best at brightening up images, even more so than the iPhone 14 Pro (Review) and Galaxy S22 Ultra (Review). However, results were far from perfect as the Pixel 7 Pro could do a better job in preserving highlights.

As with night mode on most smartphones, Night Sight on the new Pixel doesn’t deal well with moving objects and will often leave you with a blurry mess. Additionally, the ultrawide camera isn’t as adept at brightening images and retaining detail in shots as the main camera. The telephoto camera does get respectable results at night, but it isn't on par with results with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, although images appeared sharper on the Pixel 7 Pro.

Google has updated the selfie camera on the Pixel 7 Pro with excellent results. However, as compared to results on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 14 Pro, the Pixel 7 Pro’s selfie camera fell short of the mark. There was a noticeable lack of detail in shots taken indoors and skin tones don’t look quite as natural as shots on the iPhone 14 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro also took excellent portrait selfies with accurate edge detection and good subject separation. The selfie camera performance is well-above average here but is not at the level of the top-tier flagships from Samsung and Apple.

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For video, the Pixel 7 Pro supports 4K video recording at up to 60fps across all three rear cameras. I found the OIS worked well to stabilise footage taken while walking. I also noticed excellent levels of detail and no noise while recording video in 4K resolution at 30 and 60 fps. Google has also introduced a new Cinematic Blur feature that adds a bokeh effect to your videos. The Pixel 7 Pro also locks on to the subject, while blurring the background despite moving the camera. You can record 4K video at 30fps with 10-bit HDR, which tends to overexpose footage, although it does add a touch of vibrancy. The front camera can also capture 4K and 1080p video at up 60fps, although noise is easily visible indoors.

The camera app is more or less the same as seen on the Pixel 6a (Review), everything is easily accessible, and you can access all the modes from the bottom of the app. You can also access Google Lens through the camera app, allowing you to search images, translate text, and more directly through the app. You can also capture images in the native 50 MP resolution, while RAW images can be taken by enabling it in the settings.

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Google is still playing catch up to the iPhone in terms of video quality, but the central theme of the Pixel 7 Pro is ‘point, shoot, and forget about it’. In terms of photography, I prefer the Pixel 7 Pro over the Galaxy S22 Ultra, although Samsung has a myriad of features and is the more capable device for videography. However, at its price, the Pixel 7 Pro is unrivalled for its imaging prowess thanks to the improved hardware and fined tuned software.

Battery Life

The Pixel 7 Pro has an impressive battery capacity at 5,000 mAh but charging speed is on the lower side with 23W wired and 20W wireless support. The Pixel 7 Pro easily passes the all-day battery test, delivering an entire day of usage on a single charge. Our test included gaming, browsing the internet, and spending time on social media and messaging apps. We left with 10 to 15 percent of battery life to take into the next day. I estimate around six hours of screen-on time, which is good but hardly great.

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I noticed that the Pixel 7 Pro consumed more battery life than the iPhone 14 Pro while gaming (Diablo Immortal). So while the battery life here is good enough to get you through an entire day, it simply isn’t at the level of other flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the OnePlus 10 Pro. Considering the Pixel 7 Pro does have a large battery, an LPTO panel, and other battery saving tweaks, including an Adaptive mode, to extend battery life, the level of juice you get on a single was a bit disappointing.

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Moreover, the charging support on the Pixel 7 Pro is particularly low and there’s no charger included in the box. This is not the phone you’d want in a jam when you’ve got 20 percent of battery life and have to head out of the house. This is where phones with higher charging speeds shine. The Pixel 7 Pro offers decent battery life, although it is nowhere near flagship level, while charging speed is abysmal.


Software is a major part of the Pixel experience, and Google’s flagship Pixel 7 Pro runs stock Android 13 out of the box.  Moving on to Android 13, which looks a lot like Android 12, albeit with a few improvements to refine the Material You aesthetic. Additionally, Android 13 also brings a ton of new exclusive software features. Android 13 also comes with native support for Spatial Audio as well as Bluetooth LE Audio. Google has also introduced clear call, a way to hear unclear audio from phone calls, while the Google Assistant can hold your spot when interacting with a customer service agent.

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Android 13 will deliver your greater customisation options to control the look and feel of your phone. Pre-made colour variants will allow a system-wide colour scheme that will be accentuated with complementary and contrasting colours. There is also a new media control panel that can alter its look automatically to match the music you are listening to, along with the album artwork. You can also set individual language preferences for each app, irrespective of the system language.

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This means that you can chat in Hindi on WhatsApp but let your phone language be in English. Google Photos also has the option to unblur images, which removes some blur and noise from photos. However, this one’s still a work in progress. The Pixel 7 Pro has a ton of AI-based features that is aimed at making the user interface more seamless and you can explore a lot of them in Pixel Tips. Google is also backing the Pixel 7 Pro with three years of major OS upgrades and five years of security updates.


With a price tag of Rs 84,999, the Pixel 7 Pro doesn’t come cheap and is on the expensive side of the Android flagship list for 2022. But let’s look at what’s on offer here starting with the outside. Not only does the Pixel 7 Pro feature a unique design, but it also boasts an impressive build. Then there’s the screen, which is the best in its class and can compete with the top-end iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Moving on to the inside and the Tensor G2 chip, which is on par with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SocC in terms of performance and brings solid upgrades over the original Tensor chip.


And then there are the cameras, which are the absolute best at this price point. In my view, the Pixel 7 Pro offers the best ‘point and shoot’ experience of any smartphone on the market. The phone’s ‘zoom’ camera performance was second only to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Lastly, there’s the software experience, which ties in well with the hardware. You’ll notice Google’s software influence throughout the handset, aiming to make the experience convenient at every turn. All things considered, the Pixel 7 Pro isn’t without its flaws, particularly in the battery and charging department where the Pixel 7 Pro is average on its best day. Moreover, the glossy back panel is a smudge-magnet, while the camera bar is prone scratches. The phone’s cooling also seemed inadequate at times.

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However, I’d have to say that the ‘Pros’ on the Pixel 7 Pro outweigh its ‘Cons’ by a mile. If you are looking for an Android flagship in 2022, then the Pixel 7 Pro would be my default recommendation. Google has made an Android flagship that can compete with the best Samsung and Apple has to offer at much more reasonable price. There’s no doubt that the Vivo X80 Pro (Review) and the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus (Review) can easily go head-to-head with the Pixel 7 Pro on the hardware front. But when it comes to software, Google goes the added mile, making the Pixel 7 Pro the best Android flagship in 2022 for the price.
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Killexams : Google Nest Wifi Pro review: Wi-Fi 6E on the cheap
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The Google Nest Wifi Pro brings much-needed Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E support to its routers, alongside more ethernet ports, and plenty of other improvements. It also loses a few things along the way, but it's a safe buy if you’re looking for a plug-and-play mesh router that just works.

The Google Nest Wifi may have launched back in 2019, but it still holds up as a great option even today. That said, its lack of Wi-Fi 6 means it’s really starting to show its age. Enter the Google Nest Wifi Pro, which adds quite a few changes to its predecessor, including Wi-Fi 6E support.

The Nest Wifi’s lack of Wi-Fi 6 support was one of its most glaring omissions, so the jump to Wi-Fi 6E is very welcome. It’s not all upgrades, however. The Nest Wifi Pro ditches the built-in Google Assistant speakers found in its predecessor. Is what Google’s latest router gains worth what it has lost? Let’s find out in our Google Nest Wifi Pro review.

About this Google Nest Wifi Pro review: I tested the Google Nest Wifi Pro over a period of a month. The unit was provided by Google for this review.

What you need to know about the Google Nest Wifi Pro

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  • Google Nest Wifi Pro (1-pack): $199.99 / £189.99 / €219.99
  • Google Nest Wifi Pro (2-pack): $299.99 / €329.99
  • Google Nest Wifi Pro (3-pack): $399.99 / £379.99

The Google Nest Wifi Pro is a follow-up to the Nest Wifi (2nd gen). Like all of Google’s previous routers, the Nest Wifi Pro is a mesh router. In short, a mesh router uses multiple nodes to extend your network evenly across your home or business. It also significantly reduces weak zones that are typical of traditional routers. The Pro supports up to 2,200 sq ft per router, though having more than one router in a smaller home can still be extremely beneficial for reducing weak spots.

The Nest Wifi Pro makes some pretty big changes compared to its predecessor, with the most obvious being the aforementioned addition of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E support. It is theoretically capable of speeds up to 5.4Gbps, over double the 2.2Gbps theoretical maximum of the Google Nest Wifi. Keep in mind real-world speeds never get anywhere close to that. In reality, you don’t have granular control over how the router connects each device. The tri-band router also automatically switches between 2.5GHz, 5GHz, and a single 6GHz band. It’s also worth mentioning the 6GHz band is primarily intended for communication between the nodes. It is possible to connect compatible devices directly to the 6GHz band, but in most cases, you’ll probably be better off on 2.5 or 5GHz as we’ll explain a bit later in this review.

The Nest Wifi Pro’s design is also quite a bit different from the 2nd gen Nest Wifi. The 2019 Nest Wifi had one main router that acted as the brains of the network, backed by either further Nest Wifi units or cheaper extenders called Nest Wifi Points. The Points had no ethernet access but instead doubled as Google Assistant speakers. The Nest Wi-Fi Pro does away with all of that.

If you have multiple units, any of them can be your main router, with the others acting as extenders. The nodes are a tad bigger than the Wifi Nest router and larger again compared to the Points, coming in at a little over five inches tall and a tad over three inches wide. While the Nest Wifi hardware was perfectly rounded, the Pro has rounded edges but a slightly boxier design.

The Google Nest Wifi Pro brings plenty of new features, though it also removes a few extras like built-in Google Assistant speakers.

Another major change is the lack of smart speaker functionality. The lack of an audio setup like the Nest Wifi Points means you can’t use any of Google’s Pro-tier routers as stand-ins for a Google Nest speaker. On the plus side, the Nest Wifi system only had ethernet ports on the main routers, not the ports.

However, now that the nodes are always identical, the guaranteed two ethernet ports per node open up extra opportunities due to their ethernet ports. First, for those that want faster communication between the nodes, you can set up a wireless backhaul with the Pro. Doing this lets the nodes communicate directly, instead of relying on the 6GHz spectrum. The extra ports can also be useful for bridges and other wired smart home devices.

Most mesh routers on the market come in simple colors like gray, white, black, or some combination. Google goes a very different route with its natural earth tones. There are four different colors to pick from: Snow (pictured), Linen, Fog, and Lemongrass.

The Google Nest Wifi Pro starts at $200 for a single router and goes as high as $400 for the three-pack. You can find the Wifi Pro in all its configurations at major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Google. Typically 6E-capable routers start around $400 and can easily go as high as $1,000, so Google is aiming at a more affordable price point with the Nest Wifi Pro.

If you’re on a tight budget but absolutely want Wi-Fi 6E support, you’ll find that the Pro offers similar performance and features for less. There’s just one elephant to address — Multi-Gig support. The Pro’s ethernet ports are capped at one Gigabit, which for most of us isn’t going to be a problem. For those with faster connections, you might want to consider another router if you want to utilize your ISP to its fullest.

What’s good?

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It may have “Pro” in the name, but the Nest Wifi Pro is all about simplicity. This all starts with the app experience. Setup and management of the router are conducted entirely from the Google Home app. One advantage to this is you’re likely already familiar with this setup, especially if you’ve used other Google devices like Chromecast and Nest speakers.

Simplicity is core to the Nest Wifi Pro experience. You can get it unboxed and set up in less than 20 minutes.

All you need to do is check for a new device in the Home app, click on the automated wizard, and follow the on-screen prompts. Setting up the two-node configuration of the Nest Pro Wifi took me all of twenty minutes, including the time it took to update the devices.

We do want to mention that the Nest Pro is managed by cloud software, as is typical of other higher-end routers. Google’s software prioritizes video calls and other critical activities, and you can’t override its optimizations. On the bright side, you can disable them completely if privacy is a concern.

While the Home app is pretty basic, it allows for some slightly more advanced features such as WPA3, IPv6, DHCP IP reservations, and enabling 160MHz channel on the 5GHz band for better performance on compatible device. It also makes it easy to set up features like Parental controls and guest Wi-Fi sharing.

The Nest Wifi Pro makes it easy to create a network specifically for your guests, leaving your personal devices protected from prying eyes on the network. You can even display a QR code on your Android device or a Nest Hub, allowing the guest to quickly scan the QR code as a way to log in faster.

The Parental Controls can be easily set up from the Home app, but do keep in mind that they are a bit limited. You can turn on Google’s default safe search for select devices, you can pause them, and you can create special routines like bedtime for automatic pausing at certain points in the day. Those who want deeper control over what their kids can access on the web are going to need to look for a software solution if they still want to consider picking up the Nest Wifi Pro.

Google’s latest routers are no longer able to double as smart speakers, but you can use voice commands for certain network functions via a Google Assistant-capable speaker or smartphone. I particularly liked the ability to pause my kid’s devices using a simple voice command, though you can also get other basic usage stats as well.

Aside from Nest speakers and phones, the Google Nest Wifi Pro will also play nicely with most of your current and future smart home gadgets. The Nest Wifi Pro is a Thread router and fully supports the new Matter smart home protocol. Although the standard is still in its infancy, it’s quickly becoming the standard in smart home technology, so we’re happy to see Google fully embracing it here. If smart home compatibility is important to you, this is a big win for the Google Nest Wifi Pro.

For those with slower connections, you’ll also want to take note of the Google Nest Wifi Pro’s ability to prioritize a single device. The main appeal for single-device prioritization is work from home, which is exactly what I used it for in my tests. I ran a few speed tests with priority on and off. I found that during certain parts of the day, the prioritization on my main laptop really made a big difference. This is because I use Starlink, and sometimes in the latter parts of the day it can get a bit congested with my kids all home.

My work laptop always performed flawlessly, even if other devices on our network had to take a notable hit to achieve that. On the default router, I often have to tell my kids to get off YouTube or whatever it is they are up to. Now I can let software be the bad guy. For what it’s worth, the non-optimized devices I used still worked. I could just tell that Google was giving my laptop more bandwidth. If you have really fast broadband, you’ll probably not need to enable this. For those of us with slower or inconsistent broadband, it’s a really nice addition.

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The Google Nest Wifi Pro’s simplicity and product integration aren’t the only things that stand out; it is also plenty fast. As previously mentioned, Starlink’s internet service has pretty inconsistent speeds depending on when you’re using it. Still, after over a month of use, I was able to make some observations about the speeds of the Google Wifi Pro.

Typically, my laptop tested around 180Mbps plugged into the router via ethernet, except during usage peaks, which can be unpredictable. Using the default Starlink Wi-Fi connection, I saw notably lower speeds averaging closer to 110Mbps when near the router, but the back of the house saw connections that were half of this.

The Nest Wifi Pro is plenty fast and consistent, though you will be limited to sub-gig speeds.

Thankfully, the Google Nest Wifi Pro not only provided faster speeds, but was also much more consistent throughout the house. I saw speeds in the 140-160Mbps range in the rooms nearest to my main Nest Wifi Pro device. Rooms further to the back of the house saw slower speeds of around 100Mbps on average, but this was still noticeably better than the default router could provide.

I tested plugging my main router and the secondary router together via cable, and, unsurprisingly, I saw even better performance in the back of the house. The connection then performed closer to around 150Mbps, though the front still seemed to be a bit faster.

While most of my time was spent at home, I did pack up the Google Nest Wifi Pro and test it for a few days on a much faster network at a local small-town co-working space I sometimes frequent. The connection there is a much faster 1Gbps line. I am happy to say speeds were exceptionally good here.

I typically saw speeds closest to the routers reach an average of around 850-900Mbps, though even the most remote parts of the 3,000 sq ft building saw connections well above 300Mbps. Even outside on the patio, I was able to achieve a connection of around 160Mbps. I never got a full 1Gbps out of the tests, but it gets very close. For clarification, this was during off-peak times when very few people were using the network. Even during more congested times of the day speeds remained in the 300Mbps+ range.

What’s not so good?

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The Google Nest Wifi Pro has a lot going for it, but nothing is perfect. Over the last decade, we’ve seen a bevy of products rocking pro branding from phones to game systems and even accessories. In some cases, the Pro really means it’s a top-notch model for professionals and power users. Other times, it’s more a branding choice. The Nest Wifi Pro fits into that latter group.

Aside from 6E support, the Nest Wifi Pro doesn’t feel particularly pro and arguably would have been better off dubbed the Nest Wifi (3rd gen) to avoid inevitable disappointment for true power users. Its setup process and app features all scream mainstream user. Even the design is clearly more mainstream and modern. The name Pro, though, could leave some to believe the Nest Wifi Pro packs more punch than it does.

As previously mentioned, Multi-Gig support is out of the question here, which is a major downside when it comes to future-proofing. But that’s not the only major advanced feature missing. While we appreciate Nest’s inclusion of single device prioritization, pro-grade routers often have the ability to set up bandwidth limits and other network restrictions per device. Google doesn’t allow this level of customization or freedom. It has a fair amount of features, it just holds your hand through all of them.

Another example of hand-holding: Nest Wifi Pro doesn’t allow splitting 2.4GHz, 5Ghz, and 6GHz into separate SSIDs. For those that don’t know what that means, essentially some routers allow every band to create a separate network — also known as a SSID (Service Set IDentifier). The reason for splitting is that it gives the user the ability to pick the fastest band possible. If you don’t split the bands the hardware automatically will determine which band your device uses. Since 2.4GHz tends to have the best strength, automatic switching will often favor it over other choices.

Don't let the name fool you. The Nest Wifi Pro is more for mainstream users than power users.

The backhaul that provides communication between the multiple Nest Wifi Pro devices is also limited only to 6GHz. Google chose this option because the 6GHz band is less congested and, therefore, in theory, can provide faster speeds. Unfortunately, if you have thick walls and other obstacles, you’ll also find 6GHz has more difficulty penetrating objects than 2.5GHz or 5GHz. In my experience, it wasn’t a deal-breaker, but those who want the best speeds possible will either want to consider another router or will want to stick to a wired backhaul.

Even the Wi-Fi 6E support is better than it sounds. My Google Pixel 6 had trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi 6E support and even when it did manage it — the speeds weren’t really noticeably different. I tested this on both my home network and my local co-working space, and in both situations, the Pixel 6 performed about the same regardless of what channel it was on.

Those who love compatibility will be a bit frustrated to learn that the Nest Wifi Pro doesn’t work with older hardware, a break in tradition from its predecessor. The reason for this is that the Pro only supports 6GHz for communication between devices, and obviously the older generation hardware lacks this. It’s understandable why Google dropped support, but it’s still a bit frustrating (and expensive) to have to upgrade every node in your house to make the switch to the Pro.

Google Nest Wifi Pro review: The verdict

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The Google Nest Wifi Pro is absolutely a great upgrade if you’re coming from an older Google router and are looking to replace your whole network with a familiar system. The same applies if you’re upgrading from anything built around Wi-Fi 5 or earlier. Just be aware that despite the misleading name, this is a mainstream router. It worked great at everything I — a non-pro user — threw at it, from gaming sessions to video calls, and required little tinkering. And that’s who this is for: those who want a nice, balanced mesh router that is easy to set up and adjust when needed.

For Pro users who need more advanced features, you’re better off considering the Netgear Orbi AXE11000 ($699) or Eero Pro 6E ($400). The Orbi has Multi-Gig support and tons of customization options in the settings that you just won’t get from Google but at $700 it’s far from affordable. If you want more than the Nest Wifi Pro can deliver but don’t want to spend a fortune, you’ll find the Eero Pro 6E 2-pack retails for $400. It can also often be found on sale for as low as $300. The Eero supports Multi-Gig connections and has a few more advanced options for power users, but it also holds some of its best features behind a paywall. Many of these same paywall features can be found free on the Nest Wifi Pro such as bandwidth prioritization, though in more limited forms than you’ll get with the Eero Pro 6E.

Don’t care about power user features? If you’re looking for a plug-and-play mesh router that just works, I absolutely recommend picking up the Google Nest Wifi Pro. It’s plenty future-proof, has solid speeds, and trounces all other budget-oriented Wi-Fi 6E routers in terms of speed and features. If you don’t care about Wi-Fi 6e support, you also have the option of picking up the original Nest Wifi ($150). You’ll lose the Wi-Fi 6/6E support but gain smart speaker functionality if add Nest Points to the network.

Google Nest Wifi Pro

Google Nest Wifi Pro

Wi-Fi 6E support • Multiple colors • Future-proofing

The Google Nest Wifi Pro router will blanket your home in Wi-Fi.

The Google Nest Wifi Pro is the company's 2022 mesh router system. It supports Wi-Fi 6E with a 6GHz spectrum, giving your home fast, reliable, and low-latency Wi-Fi.

Top Google Nest Wifi Pro questions and answers

Unfortunately, no. The Nest Wifi Pro requires Wi-Fi 6E for communication between the different nodes, which earlier Google hardware didn’t support.

To maximize performance you can enable the 160MHz channel over 5GHz, though Google cautions that some devices are not compatible and may experience lower performance. In our testing we found it worked nice, though it really depends on if your computing devices properly support it or not.

If your main concern is using Wi-Fi 6E with newer computers and mobile devices only, no you might be disappointed. This is because, similar to the Eero Pro 6E, the 6GHz band is used mostly for communicating with the hubs, and therefore isn’t necessarily optimized for directly connecting Wi-Fi 6E devices. It’s possible, but you’ll find better performance from a higher-end (Read: $500+) Wi-Fi 6E router.

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Killexams : Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro

We’ve seen some great flagship smartphones being released this year. Both Google and Huawei released truly compelling smartphones, and we’re here to compare their two most powerful ones. We’ll compare the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro, two heavyweights. These two phones are quite different, in a lot of ways. They both have a very appealing design, great performance, and stellar cameras.

They do feature different designs, considerably different software, and so on. We’ll first list their specifications, and will then move to compare them across a number of other categories. We’ll compare their designs, displays, performance, battery life, cameras, and audio performance. Having said that, let’s get going, shall we?


Google Pixel 7 Pro Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Screen size 6.7-inch QHD+ curved AMOLED LTPO display (120Hz refresh rate) 6.74-inch QHD+ curved OLED display (120Hz refresh rate)
Screen resolution 3120 x 1440 2616 x 1212
SoC Google Tensor G2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Storage 128GB/256GB/512GB, non-expandable (UFS 3.1) 256GB/512GB, expandable (UFS 3.1)
Rear cameras 50MP (Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, 1.2um pixel size, f/1.85 aperture, 82-degree FoV)
12MP (ultrawide, 1.25um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 125.8-degree FoV, lens correction)
48MP (telephoto, 0.7um pixel size, f/3.5 aperture, 20.6-degree FoV, 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x)
50MP (f/1.4-f/4.0, 24mm lens, wide angle, OIS, PDAF, Laser Autofocus)
13MP (f/2.2 aperture, 13mm lens, 120-degree FoV, ultrawide, PDAF)
64MP (f/3.5 aperture, 90mm lens, OIS, PDAF, 3.5x optical zoom)
Front cameras 10.8MP (1.22um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 92.8-degree FoV, Fixed Focus) 13MP (ultrawide, f/2.4 aperture, 18mm lens)
ToF 3D (depth/biometrics)
Battery 5,000mAh, non-removable, 23W wired charging, 23W wireless charging, reverse wireless charger
Charger not included
4,700mAh, non-removable, 66W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, 5W reverse wireless charging
Charger included
Dimensions 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm 162.1 x 75.5 x 8.5mm
Weight 212 grams 205 grams (vegan leather)/209 (glass) grams.
Connectivity 5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C
Security Face Unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
OS Android 13 Android 12
Price $899/$999/$1,099 €1,299
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Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Design

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is made out of metal and glass. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro actually comes in two build variants, both have a frame made out of metal, but the backplates are different. You can choose between glass and vegan leather. The model we reviewed included a vegan leather backplate, and that is much better for grip, needless to say. The Pixel 7 Pro is a lot more slippery in comparison. The weight distribution is actually great on both, that’s one major improvement that the Pixel 7 Pro delivered compared to the Pixel 6 Pro.

Both smartphones feature curved displays, but still look quite different from the front. The Pixel 7 Pro has a display camera hole, which is centered. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro includes a short and wide display notch. There’s a good reason it’s there, though. It includes tech for advanced facial scanning, similar to what iPhones offer. That tech ensures that your face gets scanned properly regardless of the light, which is not something we can say for the Pixel 7 Pro. Google’s flagship uses a camera only to do that, and it only works if there’s enough light around.

The devices also look considerably different from the back. The Pixel 7 Pro has a long camera strip, which is covered by aluminum. That camera strip actually protrudes from the phone’s left side to its right side. From one side of the frame to the other. Huawei opted for a centered camera island with neatly-arranged camera sensors. These are two considerably different approaches, and your personal preference will play a huge role here.

The two phones are about the same in terms of height, but the Pixel 7 Pro is wider, and slightly thicker. It is also heavier, and that goes in comparison to both glass back and vegan leather back Huawei Mate 50 Pro variants. The in-hand feel is considerably different between the two, but both feel extremely premium. Both phones are IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Display

The Pixel 7 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) LTPO AMOLED display. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is adaptive. This is a curved panel that supports HDR10+ content, and gets quite bright at up to 1,500 nits. The aspect ratio of this display is 19.5:9, and it’s protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus.

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The Huawei Mate 50 Pro, on the other hand, has a 6.74-inch 2616 x 1212 OLED panel. This is also a 120Hz panel, and it’s curved. It can project up to 1 billion colors, and it has the same display aspect ratio as the Pixel 7 Pro, 19.5:9. This display is protected by the Kunlun Glass that Huawei bragged about during the launch.

That being said, both of these displays are utterly excellent. We basically don’t have a major complaint about either. They’re very bright, offer vivid colors with deep blacks, as you’d expect. The viewing angles are excellent on both, and they’re well-optimized for high refresh rates. The touch response is also excellent on both. You really can’t go wrong with either.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Performance

The Pixel 7 Pro is fueled by the Google Tensor G2 SoC. That is Google’s second-gen processor. The phone also includes up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro, on the flip side, is fueled by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. It includes 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is technically a more powerful chip, but the Tensor G2 is optimized for Pixels only.

In general, both of these phones offer excellent performance. They’re some of the smoothest-performing smartphones on the market at the moment. Opening and closing apps is buttery smooth, as is multitasking. They’re great for multimedia consumption, browsing, editing images and videos, and so on. Even when it comes to gaming they’re doing a great job, though you will notice the difference with demanding games.

The Pixel 7 Pro does struggle running Genshin Impact at the highest of settings. This is not a gaming phone or SoC, but it does a great job either way. You may notice a slight drop in performance with the most demanding games only. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro ran everything we found in the AppGallery perfectly, but do note that Genshin Impact and similar games are not available there, so were unable to test that. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is a beast of a processor, though.

Biometrics & software

I do have to note that the facial scanning on the Mate 50 Pro works a lot better due to hardware that supports 3D scanning. It works great even in pitch-black conditions. The fingerprint scanner is also faster and more accurate.

When it comes to software, though, it’s worth saying that the Mate 50 Pro comes without Google services. It comes with Huawei’s own HMS, without Google Play Store, and everything Google-related.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Battery

Google’s latest flagship includes a 5,000mAh battery, while the Huawei Mate 50 Pro has a 4,700mAh battery pack on the inside. The Mate 50 Pro’s battery is a bit smaller, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has worse battery life. In fact, both of these smartphones delivered really great battery life for us. Getting over the 7-hour mark was easy with both smartphones, and at times, even over 8 hours of screen-on-time.

Do note that our usage did not really include gaming, other than on days we tested that specifically. It did include a lot of browsing, messaging, taking pictures, editing pictures, consuming multimedia, and so on. So basically everything other than gaming. Your mileage may differ, as your usage will be different, as will your installed apps, and your signal, of course. Those are only some parameters.

When it comes to charging, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro steals the show completely. It supports 66W wired, 50W wireless, and 5W reverse wireless charging. The Pixel 7 Pro is limited to 23W wired, 23W wireless, and 5W reverse wireless charging. Do note that the Pixel 7 Pro also slows down past the 50% mark, significantly. It’ll take almost two hours to fully charge. It doesn’t come with a charger either, unlike the Mate 50 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Cameras

These two offer excellent camera performance. Before we get into it, however, let’s talk hardware. The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 50-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera on the back. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro utilizes a 50-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto camera, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera. The Pixel 7 Pro relies far more on Google’s image processing, while the Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with an XMAGE camera system, and can change apertures as needed.

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Both of these companies are well-known for having great camera smartphones, and the same goes for these two phones. We were thinking about Huawei as it’s no longer partnered up with Leica, but there was no cause for such concern, it seems. The Mate 50 Pro is an excellent camera smartphone, to say the least. Its auto mode does wonders in all situations, even in low light. You don’t even need to reach for the night mode unless it’s a really pitch-black scene. The phone balances photos like a champ, handles HDR situations great, and even pulls out a ton of detail in low light. The images are sharp and balanced.

The Pixel 7 Pro also does a great job. The images do look different, though. They’re a bit more on the colder side of things, and those HDR shots look a bit more processed, but great nonetheless. It also does a great job in low light, and pulls a lot of detail from the shadows. Do note that you will reach for Night Sight more often on the Pixel 7 Pro in low light, though. All in all, the images they provide look great, but different. Ultrawide cameras are also excellent, and in line with the main shooters in terms of colors.

Both phones handle telephoto shots really nicely. The Pixel 7 Pro offers 5x optical zoom, while the Mate 50 Pro offers 3.5x optical zoom. They do a great job even at a lot higher zoom ranges, at 10x both shine, to be quite honest. The Mate 50 Pro does a bit better job at really high zoom ranges, though. These are some of the best camera smartphones in the market, hands down.


Both of these phones include stereo speakers, but no 3.5mm headphone jack. Not many flagships have an audio jack these days, so you’ll have to use a Type-C port for wired audio connections. If you prefer to keep things wireless, Bluetooth 5.2 is on offer on both phones.

What about their speakers? Well, both sets of speakers are really good. They’re loud, offer detailed and well-balanced sound, and even some bass. We preferred the Mate 50 Pro’s output, though, as it seemed to offer a bit wider soundstage.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:00:00 -0600 en-US text/html
Killexams : I just tested Google Pixel 7’s Photo Unblur feature — here’s how well it works

Both the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro boast plenty of impressive features. But near the top of that list is Photo Unblur, a new photo-editing tool that can turn blurry photos into something you're happy to post and share.

Photo Unblur is powered by the new Tensor G2 chip that's inside the latest Pixel 7 models. As such, the feature is currently a Pixel 7-exclusive, and figures to remain so for the foreseeable future. You won't find Pixel Unblur among the Pixel 7 features slated to come to the Pixel 6 via upcoming software updates at the moment.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 05:27:00 -0600 en text/html
Killexams : The Google Pixel 7 Pro just got even better

Since it launched in October, the Google Pixel 7 Pro has won a lot of fans. One of the most loved features is the camera, which redefined that standard for phone photography, with a host of AI-powered features that deliver pro-level results without the pro-level skills.

For example, a process called re-mosaicing is used when you zoom in with the Pixel 7 Pro's camera, to remove grain from the images and replace it with properly coloured pixels from other shots in the same burst. The result is a snap that still looks crisp and detailed, even when under heavy zoom.