Google’s latest phones, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, have begun shipping worldwide. Announced on the 6th of October at the Google Event, it was slated customers could get their hands on the new devices in the week starting the 10th of October.
Google announced that it would launch the devices in 17 markets worldwide, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and, for the first time Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
Unfortunately, as with the Pixel 6, New Zealand hasn’t been added to the list meaning the Pixel 7 range isn’t “officially” available here.
The only way to get a Pixel 7 in New Zealand is to parallel import the device. This could be an issue in the past, as parallel imported devices didn’t always work with New Zealand’s carrier infrastructure. However, according to Kimovil the Pixel 7 will also work with most of our major telecommunications providers. Also, the Pixel 6 works fine here so you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
The only negative with buying a parallel import is that you won’t have the same level of support as in other countries. Because Google isn’t “officially” releasing the Pixel 7 in NZ, customer support will be limited. Also, the device might initially boot in a different language however you can change the default to English. Other than that, it should work fine.
How to buy the Pixel 7 in NZ?
Option 1: MightyApe
In the past, parallel importing a phone was a bit sketchy. Vendors and websites often overcharged for the product, and on occasion, it didn’t feel safe.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get Google’s latest devices this time. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are available to pre-order on MightyApe. With an estimated full release on Monday, the 31st of October.
Last year’s Pixel 6 was a rebirth for Google’s smartphone series. A legitimate competitor in the market, the Pixel 6 introduced innovative new features like Magic Eraser and Face Unblur, powered by Google’s Tensor chip.
The Pixel 7 doesn’t introduce as many groundbreaking new features, instead mainly focusing on refining and improving what was introduced last year.
The Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch, 2400 x 1080 OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and the 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch, 3120 x 1440, 120Hz display. Both devices have improved adaptive brightness over the Pixel 6.
The Pixel 7 has a dual-camera array with 50MP wide and 12MP ultrawide lenses. The Pixel 7 Pro has a triple-camera array with 50MP main, 48MP telephoto and 12MP ultrawide lenses.
The main improvement here is the new Tensor chip, the Tensor G2. This more powerful chip is similar in performance capabilities to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, found in other high-end Android phones.
The Tensor G2 allows further zoom distances for photography. It introduces new features like Photo Unblur, audio message transcribing, and clear calling in which background noises are blocked out on phone calls. And there are many more features to be released later in the year.
Option 2: Big Apple Buddy
You can still buy a Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro from bigapplebuddy.com.
About Big Apple Buddy:
Big Apple Buddy was founded to bridge the gap in cross-border shopping, providing an opportunity for anyone around the world to buy popular tech products straight from the United States.
If you’re dying to get your hands on the new Google Pixel smartphones, Big Apple Buddy’s concierge service can help you order the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro right away.
The company has partnered with international shipping carriers, FedEx and DHL, meaning customers can receive their new phone from anywhere in the world in as little as a week.
The process is straightforward – customers visit the company’s shopping platform, choose what they want, and Big Apple Buddy will take care of sourcing the product from a US retailer and shipping it to them. The New York startup has already gained a devoted group of clients in over 100 countries worldwide. Their clientele are mainly professionals and tech enthusiasts who value efficiency and convenience.
With the click of a button, your packages are assembled and shipped to you. The company takes care of all aspects – from order sourcing in America’s largest malls to loading onto cargo ships for international delivery! They even prepare the necessary customs documentation, so clients don’t need to do anything except wait patiently for their product to arrive.
Big Apple Buddy strives to make global shopping easier, giving people worldwide access to the newest tech products as soon as they come out in America.
For more information, please visit www.bigapplebuddy.com.