Google Pixel 8 boasts impressive specifications that make it a formidable competitor in the smartphone market. Running the Android 14 operating system ensures an enjoyable and intuitive user experience; and with 8GB RAM and storage capacities of either 128GB or 256GB, you have ample room for files, photos, and applications – even without an expandable storage card slot available to expand storage further if required.
One of the defining characteristics of the Google Pixel 8 is its camera capabilities. Equipped with dual lenses – a 50MP primary lens and 12MP ultrawide lens -, its camera delivers stunning photos with stunning details and clarity, all captured precisely with multi-directional phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and laser autofocus technology for seamless moment capture. In addition, Pixel Shift UltraHDR Panorama mode and Pixel Shift allow users to unleash their creativity for stunning shots that stand out in every situation.
Pixel 8 offers 4K recording at 24/30/60fps and 1080p recording at 30/60/120/240fps; both feature electronic image stabilization (EIS) and optical image stabilization (OIS), to ensure smooth video recordings even under challenging circumstances. 10-bit HDR also increases dynamic range and color accuracy to provide you with even greater freedom while shooting videos.
On its front side, the Pixel 8 boasts a 10.5MP selfie camera for taking stunning self-portraits and video calls. Thanks to features such as Auto-HDR and panorama mode, achieving professional-grade selfies has never been simpler!
Google Pixel 8 sports an OLED 6.2-inch display with 1080 x 2400 resolution and supports HDR10+ at 120Hz for smooth visuals that provide vibrant colors, perfect for gaming or multimedia consumption. Incorporating Corning Gorilla Glass Victus ensures durability against scratches or accidental drops, keeping this smartphone protected at all times.
The design of the Pixel 8 is sleek and modern, featuring glass front and back along with an aluminum frame to add strength. Furthermore, this device boasts IP68 dust/water resistance to withstand everyday splashes or spills without being affected.
Underneath its sleek exterior lies the Google Tensor G3 chipset – an innovative processor built to deliver outstanding performance. Equipped with a nona-core CPU consisting of Cortex-X3, Cortex-A715, and Cortex-A510 cores for flawless multitasking and quick app launches. Furthermore, Immortalis-G715s MC10 GPU ensures seamless graphics performance so you can enjoy games and multimedia without any lag or stutter.
The Pixel 8 features a 4575mAh non-removable battery for all-day battery life to meet your hectic schedule. Featuring 27W wired charging for fast recharging of phone in 30 minutes; as well as 18W wireless and reverse wireless charging options to quickly recharge other compatible devices on the go.
The starting price for the Pixel 8 is $699 and € 799.00 / £ 699.00 in the UK.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this review is based on the specifications and features available at the time of writing. Please note that certain specifications may vary depending on the region or carrier.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - GKWS6, G9BQD|
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - GKWS6
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - G9BQD
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G|
|Announced||2023, October 04|
|Status||Coming soon/Expected release on 12 October, 2023|
|Dimension||150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9 mm (5.93 x 2.79 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||187 g (6.60 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Nano-SIM and eSIM|
|Type||OLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1400 nits (HBM), 2000 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.2 inches, 91.1 cm2 (~85.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)|
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
|Chipset||Google Tensor G3 (4 nm)|
|CPU||Nona-core (1x3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4x2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4x2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)|
128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31", 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 126˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm
|Features||Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Ultra-HDR, panorama, Best Take|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS, OIS, 10-bit HDR|
|Single||10.5 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.22µm, PDAF|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.2|
|GPS||GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery Capacity||Li-Ion 4575 mAh, non-removable|
27W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
|Colors||Obsidian, Hazel, Rose|
|UK||€ 799.00 / £ 699.00|