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Updated January 10, 2024·

If a slightly lower price is your priority and you're content with a phone that has a slightly larger screen, then the Google Pixel 7 could be a good choice for you. However, if you prefer a phone with a higher refresh rate for a smoother display experience, a brighter screen for improved outdoor visibility, and a newer processor which may offer better performance, then investing in the Google Pixel 8 could be worthwhile despite the higher cost. Both phones offer similar camera capabilities and battery life, and they have the same operating system, Android. Keep in mind the Pixel 8 is newer, so it might receive updates for a longer period. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 7
  • The Google Pixel 7 has no clear advantages over the Google Pixel 8.
Advantages of the Google Pixel 8
  • The Google Pixel 8 has no clear advantages over the Google Pixel 7.

Key differences

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Photo Quality

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The Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 7 both have very good photos, though the Google Pixel 8 takes somewhat better photos.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

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The Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 7 both have very good overall cameras quality.

Video Quality

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The Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 7 both have good videos.


7.6 Hours
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7.3 Hours
The Google Pixel 7 has 7.6 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 8 has 7.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 7 has a screen size of 6.3 inches and the Google Pixel 8 is 6.2 inches.


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The Google Pixel 7 has a price of $700 and the Google Pixel 8 costs $667.

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How the Google Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 8 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 7Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 7Google Pixel 8


Operating System
Release Date
October 13, 2022October 12, 2023


Screen Size
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Pixels Per Inch
Display Type


Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
8 GB8 GB


Overall Camera Quality Score
Photos Score
Videos Score
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS


Battery Life
7.6 Hours7.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
4355 mAh4575 mAh
Wireless Charging
Wireless charging Speed
20 W18 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (5 watts)


6.13" x 2.88"5.93" x 2.79"
6.95 oz6.60 oz
Back Material
Stereo Speakers


Dual SIM
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Version
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


Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Lemongrass, Snow, ObsidianRose, Hazel, Obsidian
Stock Android
SD Card


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Google Pixel 7

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | October 2022
"I have no problem recommending the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to those brave enough to look outside of the Apple / Samsung duopoly. They’re slightly better versions of the very good phones Google released last year. The Pixel 7 is a heck of a deal for someone who wants a flagship Android phone without paying flagship prices."

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."

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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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