My Pixel 7 Wishlist

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.
3 min readJan 4, 2022
Photo by Triyansh Gill on Unsplash

I’ve only ever owned own Pixel phone so far, but it’s lasted me nearly 3 years of consistent and high performing usage. So with the Pixel 6 already running wild in the market and the 6a likely on the horizon, it’s time to look towards the future, well, more of the future. So here is my Pixel 7 wish list!

Size Matters

I love small phones. I nearly jumped ship from Android devices to iOS simply because Apple decided to offer an iPhone mini. There is just a certain level of magic that occurs when you have a device that can be used single handedly. Unfortunately, the Pixel 6 lineup features no phone that can meet that need, even the smaller Pixel 6 is larger than my current phone and while that screen certainly looks gorgeous while watching movies or even just scrolling through a website, it’s just too big. I thought the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 really nailed the perfect size for Pixel devices, some may have argued that they were too small, but I feel like Google was in a perfect position to simply offer an XL model. Going forward towards the Pixel 7 I really hope that Google decides to offer a phone that can be used with one hand, because that’s ultimately the dream!

Sensor Magic

I really need Google to go all in when it comes to sensors on the next iteration of the Pixel. Whether we’re talking about building in an infrared temperature reader to combat the spread of COVID-19 or a camera that can act as the 2022 version of what Project Soli was supposed to be. Hardware is getting so fast that the amount of data we’re feeding it seems to be lacking, if Google can implement really cool and practical uses for their sensor technology, they could open the door towards the smartphone becoming the ultimate utility device versus just a glorified TV in our pockets.

All Week Battery

Am I asking for too much here? Yeah probably. But that doesn’t change the fact that smartphone batteries have a long way to go across the entire landscape of devices, sure we have devices that could probably survive a weekend of primarily standby use but that simply doesn’t cut it anymore. With electric vehicles reaching higher and higher ranges it’s time that smartphones start to take battery life seriously. Google’s approach to battery life has been two pronged, with…

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.

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