Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro A Review

Introduction

Google recently held an event where they surprised everyone with the announcement of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, along with the Pixel Watch. As a Pixel fan, I was eagerly anticipating these new devices and they did not disappoint. In this blog, we will discuss the design, display, performance, camera, and other features of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro A Review.

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Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro A Review Spec & Features

Design and Colors

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro A Review Spec & Features

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro maintain the recognizable Pixel design language, with their signature visor on the back. However, this year, Google has rounded off the edges, giving the devices a sleek and modern look. The phones come in new colors such as Hazel, Rose, Obsidian, Porcelain, and Bay. The Matte Black and Bay colors are particularly interesting and appealing.

Display

The displays on both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have been improved. The bezels are thinner and the screens are considerably brighter, with a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits on the Pixel 8 and 2,400 nits on the 8 Pro. The Pixel 8 also features a 120Hz refresh rate, providing a smoother scrolling experience. The displays are truly stunning, both on the inside and outside.

Performance

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are powered by the new Tensor G3 chip, Google’s third-generation custom silicon. The Pixel 8 comes with 8GB of RAM, while the Pixel 8 Pro boasts 12GB of RAM. While Google did not provide detailed information about the performance improvements, it is expected that the new chip will offer enhanced CPU and GPU performance. Only time will tell how these devices perform in real-world usage.

Camera

The Pixel devices have always been known for their exceptional camera capabilities, and the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are no exception. Both devices feature an improved 50-megapixel main camera. The Pixel 8 has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, while the Pixel 8 Pro takes it a step further with a 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera with 5x zoom. The camera application has also been redesigned, with separate modes for photo and video, making it more user-friendly.

Software Features

Google continues to impress with its software features. The Pixel devices are known for their intelligent software capabilities, and the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are no different. The devices come with a new Google Assistant feature that can summarize web pages for you. The voice synthesis has been improved to be faster and more accurate. The front camera has been enhanced for secure face unlock and app authentication. There is also a new correction feature that proofreads your messages before sending them. Another notable feature is the improved Call Screen, which now has a more human-like voice and buttons for quick responses based on the conversation context.

Magical Software Enhancements

One of the standout features of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is the Magic Editor. This feature allows you to select subjects in a photo, move them around, and completely change the composition of the image with just a few clicks. It’s like having a professional photo editing tool right on your phone. Another impressive feature is Audio Eraser, which removes background sounds from videos. These software enhancements are made possible by the powerful Tensor G3 chip and the extensive use of artificial intelligence.

Other Noteworthy Features

In addition to the aforementioned features, the Pixel 8 Pro comes with a temperature sensor on the back of the device. This allows the phone to measure surface temperatures accurately. The Pixel Watch 2 has also been announced, featuring a quad-core processor, improved battery life, and redesigned applications such as Gmail and Calendar. The watch also includes features like security control, automatic workout detection, and backup and restore.

Pricing and Conclusion

The Pixel 8 starts at $699, while the Pixel 8 Pro starts at $999. Although the prices have increased compared to previous models, the improvements in design, display, performance, camera, and software features justify the price increase. Additionally, Google is offering seven years of system and feature updates for both devices, which is an impressive commitment to software support. Overall, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are excellent devices that offer a great user experience.

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