Google Pixel 7 vs Nothing Phone (1) camera comparison |


Google’s flagship Pixel series has been absent from the Indian market since 2018, but the company is now back with its new Pixel 7 lineup. The American tech giant’s top-of-the-line Pixel 7 Pro (Review) competes with the premium flagships in the market but is regular Pixel 7 (Review) appears to be a more reasonable choice. I’m curious to see what camera goodies the Pixel 7 has hidden under its hood, as phones have long established themselves as masters of image capturing.

The phone comes with a dual-camera setup, with both the 50MP primary and 12MP ultra-wide shooters carried over from the Pro model. A phone with a similar camera setup Nothing Phone (1) (Review) It has dual 50MP sensors. The Pixel 7 costs around Rs. 60,000 price tag of Nothing’s Rs. Let’s pit the two phones against each other to see if it makes sense from a camera perspective against the starting price of 32,999.

Landscape during the day

The Pixel 7’s 50MP primary camera defaults to 12.5MP photos, and there’s no way the sensor can take full-resolution shots through the default camera app. In contrast, the Nothing Phone (1) can do both pixel-binned images at 12.5MP and full-resolution 50MP shots. However, the only advantage it has is that the latter allows you to cut further into the shot than the former. In my opinion, when viewing images on your smartphone, it doesn’t really matter if the photo is 12.5MP, 50MP or 108MP. However, if you are a fan of high resolution photos, Nothing Phone (1) gives you the option to click them.

Now coming to the matter between the two smartphones. Despite Delhi’s current heavy air pollution, you can see in this first sample shot that both devices do an excellent job of capturing detail. Pictures are taken instantly and the focus is also sharp. However, the Pixel 7 does a better job with color reproduction, which is visible on the road and even under cloudy skies. Also, warmer tones are more pronounced on the Pixel, while the color temperature is natural with the Nothing Phone (1). Dynamic range is also excellent on both devices.

Even in the second sample shot, you can see that the colors on the grass and chair are true to life on the Pixel 7. However, the Nothing Phone (1) does a better job of making the Pixel 7 stand out. Makes it smoother. I think overall, it’s more a matter of taste than any significant difference in photo quality. Google partially wins with its computational photography chops, but none too far behind. In my opinion, this round is called a tie.

Winner: Tie

Ultra-wide landscape

The Nothing Phone (1) has a slightly wider FoV with its ultra-wide shooter when compared to the Pixel 7. Also the former benefits from taking full-resolution 50MP photos compared to standard 12MP shots. In this comparison, the Nothing Phone (1) gets crisp detail throughout the leaves on the trees and the red swings in the center. Even sand on the floor has great texture, while the Pixel 7 comes out a little muted. Neither phone does any warping around the edges which is always nice to look at. However, this round was definitely won by Nothing Phone (1).

Winner: Nothing Phone (1)


When it comes to selfies, it again takes precedence as both phones capture ample facial detail with decent exposure levels behind my face. Also, the Pixel 7 has a slightly lower resolution 10.8MP front camera, while the Nothing Phone (1) uses a 16MP shooter. I can see that the Pixel 7 does a more natural job of handling my skin tone when looking at photos. This round is a tie and I think users of both devices will be very satisfied with the selfies they take.

Winner: Tie

Low light images

The Pixel has historically taken the best low-light pictures in the Android world, but competitors have been steadily catching up over the past few years. This image taken by the Nothing Phone (1) compares very well with the Pixel 7 shot. You can see that the Jim logo on the Nothing Phone (1) is better exposed and gets the colors right compared to the Pixel 7.

There is a fair bit of lens flare in both shots from the flood lights in the upper left. However, a pixel does a better job of exposing the entire frame when nothing is slightly darker. Both devices also do a spot-on job of capturing detail in the more shadowy parts of the frame. All in all, while the Nothing Phone (1)’s effort is also commendable, the Pixel 7 is a bit ahead with the overall image.

Winner: Pixel 7

Night mode images

The Pixel 7 typically defaults to night mode in low-lighting conditions, but you can stretch shots even further with a dedicated night sight feature. The same applies to the Nothing Phone (1) Night Mode toggle, although it is not turned on by default. In the shot above, there’s little to separate the two phones in terms of overall image clarity.

Different light colors come out great and look natural too. I noticed a greater amount of detail on the building in the Pixel 7 shot, but that’s just nitpicking at this point. There’s also a hint of noise in the night sky with the Pixel 7 while the Nothing Phone Cleaner does its job. I have to give this a tie as well because it’s hard to separate the two shots.

Winner: Tie

Portrait shots

The Pixel 7 crops the subject a little closer even at 1X zoom, but the Nothing Phone (1) compensates by allowing the user to adjust the level of background blur. One thing that is undeniable is that both devices handle edge detection well and keep the subject in the foreground. However, the Pixel 7 in the photo above just brings better colors and details. I also like how the chair in the background has more realistic colors than what Nothing Phone (1) offers.

Looking at human subjects as well, the skin tones and facial details offered with the Pixel 7 are ahead of the Nothing phone. There is a lot more sharpening and a hint of beautification that was absent on the previous ones. Also, blur is a bit stronger on the Pixel 7, while Nothing has a slightly lighter look. Of course, that’s down to user preference, but I prefer my portrait shots with as much background blur as possible. This round is taken by the Pixel 7.

Winner: Pixel 7


The final tally ends two to one in favor of the Pixel 7, with the Nothing Phone (1) outright winning when it comes to ultra-wide images. It’s also important to note that there are three relationships in the comparison, the most important of which I think is in a typical daytime landscape shot. Nothing hides some tricks the phone (1) lacks in the Pixel 7, such as macro shooting capabilities.

On the other hand, the Pixel 7 leverages Google’s impeccable computational photography power to pull out highly detailed long-exposure shots and cinematic video footage that nothing phone (1) lacks. I think the Pixel 7’s high price tag doesn’t give it a whole lot of edge, especially in the photography department. Consumers looking to save some money but still want a good point-and-shoot camera experience won’t be disappointed with the Nothing Phone (1).


Source by [91 Mobiles]

Written By [Baji Infotech]