Say Hello to Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Pixel 8 Series

Engineered by Google and built with AI at the center to deliver a more personal and helpful experience, the Google Pixel 8 series is basically the best release from the company yet. What’s more important is that the lineup brings a lot of improvement over the predecessor.

The major upgrade is the Tensor G3 chipset, which is inside both the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Fabricated on Samsung’s 4nm process, the new chipset features a 9-core configuration. It packs a single Cortex-X3 prime core, four Cortex-A510, and four Cortex-A715 cores.

Tensor G3 chipset

Moreover, both the new Pixel devices come with Google’s Titan M2 chipset. It’s a security chip that offers class-leading protection from physical attacks aimed at extracting sensitive information from the phone. Besides, the Google Pixel 8 lineup has AI smartness. They have AI features such as translating in real-time and call screening.

Google Pixel 8 Pro

Among the two, the Pixel 8 Pro is the most feature packed. And the great part is that it comes with a lot of hardware upgrades.


On the front, the Google Pixel 8 Pro features a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED panel called the ‘Great Actua.’ It boasts a higher peak brightness than its predecessor at 2400 nits. The screen also features a dynamic refresh rate, ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz.

Pixel 8 Pro Screen

Besides, the screen of the device features a resolution of 1344 x 2992 pixels. And for protection, Google has topped the display of the Pixel 8 Pro with Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

Camera Config

On the back, the Google Pixel 8 Pro comes with three cameras. The primary sensor is a 50MP shooter with OIS and Octa-PD (phase-detect autofocus. Google paired that sensor with a new 48MP Quad-PD ultrawide sensor and a 48MP Quad-PD 5x zoom camera. The zoom camera can offer up to 30X Super-Res digital zoom.

Google Pixel 8 Pro cameras

For selfies and video calls, the Google Pixel 8 Pro boasts a new 10.5MP sensor. It features a wide field of view, allowing users to take more of the shots. While it’s not directly related to the camera, Google has integrated a new temperature sensor next to the cameras of the device.

It’s a Pixel 8 Pro-exclusive sensor that can read the temperature of skin and objects. Reportedly, the sensor is a Melexis MLX90632 unit and its sole purpose is to read temperature. That means the sensor won’t be offering any clever photography tricks or features.

But that doesn’t mean that there are no advanced camera features on the Google Pixel 8 series. There are a lot of that, to be honest. For example, you have Photo Unblur, Best Take, Magic Eraser, and Macro Focus. The Pixel 8 Pro also comes with new Pro controls, which, again, is exclusive to this device.

Google Pixel 8 pro

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Battery, Charging Features, Pricing, and Color Options

A large 5050 mAh battery powers the internals of the Google Pixel 8 Pro. While the battery capacity hasn’t changed much when compared to the predecessor, the charging rate did. The device can charge in wired mode at 30W, a step from the predecessor. However, the wireless charging rate is still at 23W.

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You can pre-order the Google Pixel 8 Pro right now at $999, which is for the base model. It comes with 128GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. And for those wondering, the phone is available in Blue, Beige, and Obsidian colorways.

Google Pixel 8

While the Google Pixel 8 Pro goes all in, the regular Pixel 8 aims to offer a compact and lighter build with amazing features. To compare, the new Pixel 8 is 10 grams lighter than the predecessor. It’s also a bit smaller, thanks to Google shifting to a new screen for the device.


For Pixel 8, Google has opted for a 6.2-inch FHD+ display. Google calls this panel the “Actua,” which brings better peak brightness and refresh rate than the Pixel 7. To be exact, the new panel has 120Hz refresh and 2000 nits of peak brightness, while the Pixel 7 was at 90Hz and 1400 nits of peak brightness.

Google Pixel 8 screen

However, unlike the Google Pixel 8 Pro, the vanilla device doesn’t have an LTPO panel. That means there’s no adaptive refresh rate. But the good news is that Google offers the ability to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz.

Also, unlike the Pixel 8 Pro, the vanilla model has Gorilla Glass Victus on top. But realistically speaking, you should get the same level of protection from scratches and daily abuse.

Camera Config

The primary camera of the Google Pixel 8 is the same as the Pixel 8 Pro. But on the back, the device has two cameras instead of three. Google has paired the 50MP Octa-PD sensor with a new 12MP ultrawide sensor. It features Macro and autofocus abilities.

Google Pixel 8 Cameras

Alongside that, the Pixel 8 comes with the same selfie camera as the Pixel 8 Pro. You also get many advanced camera features.

Battery, Charging Features, Pricing, and Color Options

Under the hood, the Google Pixel 8 comes with a 4575mAh battery that can charge at 27W in wired mode. And in the wireless mode, the phone can charge at 18W. You can pre-order it at $699, which is for the 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. There are three color options: Obsidian, Hazel, and Rose.

Google Pixel 8

Other Highlights of Google Pixel 8 Series

Both the new Google Pixel 8 devices come with IP68 rating, fingerprint, and face unlock features. Also, they come with a free VPN by Google One, and Google promised 7 years of OS and security features for the devices.

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