Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8

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BEST RATING
Photos:
4.6
CAMERA: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: Medium Android
BATTERY: Good7.0/10

The Google Pixel 8 is a midrange-priced smartphone that offers good value, especially with its excellent still photo quality and very good video capabilities, thanks to the 50 MP main camera and additional features like HDR Video and Magic Eraser. With a 6.2-inch OLED screen and 120Hz refresh rate, it provides a smooth visual experience. While it operates on the latest Android version and uses Google's TensorG3 processor paired with 8GB of RAM for smooth performance, you will get a decent battery life of over 7 hours. This phone is designed with a glass body and has a fast under-display fingerprint sensor for security. It also provides durability with dust and water resistance. However, it lacks an SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and stylus support, so be ready to rely on wireless solutions for your audio and storage needs. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Supports 5G connectivity
  • Offers wireless charging
  • USB-C main port
Cons
  • No front-facing stereo speakers
  • No headphone jack
  • Lacks SD card support
  • No desktop mode

Ratings by Category

Photos:
4.6
The Google Pixel 8 takes excellent photos due to its combination of high-quality camera hardware with a high megapixel count and advanced photo processing software that enhances dynamic range and low light performance. Additionally, the phone's selfie camera is rated very highly, contributing to its overall excellent photo-taking capabilities.
Overall Camera:
4.5
The Google Pixel 8 stands out for its cameras, offering a top-tier selfie quality that is highly valued, along with a comprehensive photos software experience that enhances photo capture. Additionally, its ability to produce great dynamic range and low light performance contributes to capturing detailed and high-quality images in various lighting conditions.
Videos:
4.3
The Google Pixel 8 captures very good videos because it has excellent video software that enhances the recording experience and provides robust video stabilization. It also delivers very good video dynamic range and low-light performance, paired with high-quality microphone audio capture.
Performance:
4.2
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Battery Life:
4.0
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$644
Brand
Google
Operating System
Android
Release Date
October 12, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.2"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
428
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorG3
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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8.4/10
Photos Score
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8.5/10
Videos Score
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7.7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
4575 mAh
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
18 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.93" x 2.79"
Weight
6.60 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.3
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
7
NFC
Yes
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

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Rose, Hazel, Obsidian
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
No

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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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