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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger screen with a curved edge, the Google Pixel 6 Pro will suit you, but if you prefer a better peak brightness for improved outdoor visibility and slightly better overall camera quality, the Google Pixel 8 is the better option, though it comes with a higher price tag. The Google Pixel 8 also has a more advanced processor and longer battery life, which could enhance your overall experience, especially if you value smooth performance and less frequent charging. Both phones have high refresh rates for smooth scrolling, 5G connectivity, wireless charging, and are made by Google with Android OS. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a screen size of 6.71 inches and the Google Pixel 8 is 6.2 inches.

Cost

$475
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$549
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The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a price of $475 and the Google Pixel 8 costs $549.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 8
8.4
The Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have very good overall cameras quality.

Photo Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 8
8.5
The Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have very good photos.

Video Quality

7.3
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 8
7.6
The Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have good videos.

Battery

6.7 Hours
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 8
7.3 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has 6.7 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 8 has 7.3 hours of battery life.

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How the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Google Pixel 8 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6 ProGoogle Pixel 8
Google Pixel 6 ProGoogle Pixel 8

GENERAL

Price
$475
$549
Brand
GoogleGoogle
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022October 12, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.71"6.2"
Resolution
3120 x 14402400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
512428
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorTensorG3
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
12 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/108.4/10
Photos Score
8.1/108.5/10
Videos Score
7.4/107.7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.7 hours7.3 hours
Battery Capacity
5003 mah4575 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
23 w18 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.45" x 2.99"5.93" x 2.79"
Weight
7.41 oz6.60 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e7
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 (SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta SunnyRose, Hazel, Obsidian
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Camera Roughly equal
Better BatteryGoogle Pixel 8
Better ScreenGoogle Pixel 6 Pro

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

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TechRadar

James Peckham | August 2022
"The Google Pixel 6 Pro has one of the best screens you’ll find on a smartphone, and you’ll get a bright and bold picture no matter what you’re doing. That’s a big deal for many, and for some it may be reason enough to buy this phone. Its main sensor is fantastic, the telephoto is strong and there are new exciting software features too."

Google Pixel 8

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The Guardian

Samuel Gibbs | October 2023
"The fit, finish and feel is top notch. The phone is responsive and smooth. The battery life is decent. The main camera is excellent but the lack of an extended optical zoom is slightly disappointing, even if it has been a similar formula for Google for several years. The 6.2in screen moves the Pixel 8 closer to the underserved market of smaller but top-end phones, of which there are only a handful to choose from. Google’s generative AI features are certainly novel, but it is the extended seven-year software support that truly sets it apart."

About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

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