How much storage do you need for your Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro?

If you are looking for the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro spec sheet, you must have noticed that just like the recent Pixel 6 series, the Pixel 7 series also does not support microSD card expansion. While the new (more premium) build materials, Tensor G2 chipset, and software features make the Pixel 7 a compelling buy, the lack of microSD expansion could be an issue for many.


But, if you have set your eyes on the standard Pixel 7 or you are considering snag the more premium Pixel 7 Pro, you must be wondering which storage model should you choose? Well, let us break it down for you:

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What are the storage options on the table?

Before we go ahead and help you choose what type of storage you should buy, let’s take a look at the storage configurations that the Pixel 7 series is available in right now. Just like last year’s Pixel 6 series, the non-Pro variant i.e. Pixel 7 is available in two storage variants – 128GB and 256GB.

As for the Pixel 7 Pro, Google is still offering it in three storage configurations – 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Sorry, there is no 1TB storage option like the iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, here is a complete breakdown of all Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro storage variants and their pricing:

a variable 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Google Pixel 7 $599 $699
Google Pixel 7 Pro $899 $999 $1,099

How much Google Pixel 7 storage should you buy?

Now, before you choose the ideal storage option for your Pixel 7, you must first decide which Pixel 7 smartphone you should get in the first place — the Pro model or the non-Pro model? Well, if you’re confused between the two, our sister website, XDA-Developers, has an excellent guide that covers all the main differences and features of both Google smartphones.

Overall, you should know that the Pixel 7 offers a lot of features (especially when it’s priced at $499 right now) for its price. However, if you’re willing to spend more on your smartphone for a better camera and battery experience, the Pixel 7 Pro is also an excellent buy (you can get it for $150 now). Once you know which smartphone best suits your needs, read on and learn which Pixel 7 storage configuration you should buy.

If you are using Pixel 7

If you’ve got your eyes set on the Google Pixel 7, you should know that this smartphone only offers a slight upgrade over the Pixel 6. The storage options are also the same as last year – 128GB and 256GB. The Pixel 7’s camera performance is said to have improved, so you may prefer the 256GB model. But if you don’t click many photos, record many videos, or play a lot of games, the 128GB variant should be more than suitable for you.

  • Google Pixel 7

    128 GB

    The new Google Pixel 7 is powered by the all-new Google Tensor G2 chipset. The device is paired with 8GB of memory, and has 128/256GB storage tiers. The phone comes with a greatly improved camera system, and is much more portable than the previous generation. The Pixel 7 is available in Obsidian, Lemongrass, and Snow colours.

  • Google Pixel 7 256 GB

    Google Pixel 7 (256 GB)

    256 GB

    The new Google Pixel 7 is powered by the all-new Google Tensor G2 chipset. The device is paired with 8GB of memory, and has 128/256GB storage tiers. The phone comes with a greatly improved camera system, and is much more portable than the previous generation. The Pixel 7 is available in Obsidian, Lemongrass, and Snow colours.

But, if you click a lot of photos, need round-the-clock access to all your media files, or if you want to play several games on your Pixel 7 with the new and improved Google Tensor G2 chipset, Local Storage With a capacity of 256GB, it is the best choice for you. It’s also worth noting that Google no longer offers unlimited cloud photo backup that you’ve been using for some time. In this case, we recommend opting for the 256GB storage variant to be future compatible.

If you want to use Pixel 7 Pro

When considering a Pixel 7 Pro, the only reason you would want to spend around $900 on a smartphone is that you plan to use it for at least two years. Not only do you need the best smartphone camera experience, but you also need the best overall Android experience. On top of that, recording 4K videos at 60fps and taking 50MP snapshots will fill up your local storage fairly quickly.

Overall, it looks like the 128GB variant will fill up pretty quickly, which is why we recommend you go for the 256GB or 512GB model. If your budget is not constrained, you should get the 512GB storage configuration, especially if you plan to use the Pixel 7 Pro for a long time.

  • Google Pixel 7 Pro

    Google Pixel 7 Pro

    128 GB

    The Google Pixel 7 Pro will be powered by the new Google Pixel Tensor, providing more powerful graphics and computing power to let you play all your favorite games. The device will also feature a powerful new camera setup, and will be available in Obsidian, Hazel, and Snow colours.

  • Pixel 7 Pro 256GB snow-1

    Google Pixel 7 Pro (256 GB)

    256 GB

    Google Pixel 7 Pro is powered by the new Google Pixel Tensor, providing more powerful graphics and computing power to let you play all your favorite games. The device will also feature a powerful new camera setup, and will be available in Obsidian, Hazel, and Snow colours.

  • Pixel 7 Pro 512GB Hazel -1

    Google Pixel 7 Pro (512 GB)

    512 GB

    Google Pixel 7 Pro is powered by the new Google Pixel Tensor, providing more powerful graphics and computing power to let you play all your favorite games. The device will also feature a powerful new camera setup, and will be available in Obsidian, Hazel, and Snow colours.

Now that you’ve got your hands on your desired Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro model, check out the many accessory recommendations on the Pocketnow website. Here are some you might like:

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