Google Pixel 8 family is finally officially here

Emre Çitak
Oct 5, 2023

The Pixel 8 launch event is over and the highly anticipated Google Pixel 8 series has made its debut, and it's set to take the smartphone market by storm. With a slew of exciting updates and improvements, Google is aiming to solidify its position as a top-tier smartphone manufacturer.

So what makes the members of the Pixel 8 series different from each other and which phone should you choose? Before answering all these questions, let's take a look at the video published by Made by Google at the Google Pixel 8 launch event.

The Pixel 8 series features are impressive

The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are both excellent smartphones, catering to different user preferences and needs. The Pixel 8 Pro is ideal for photography enthusiasts and those seeking top-notch display and performance. It offers a versatile camera system, a larger and more advanced display, and better performance. However, it comes at a higher price point.

On the other hand, the Google Pixel 8 is a great value for its price. It offers a solid camera system, good performance, and a long-lasting battery. While it may not have all the bells and whistles of the Pixel 8 Pro, it still delivers a high-quality smartphone experience.

Let us go through the specs and features of The Pixel 8 series phones.

Google Pixel 8 series
Google Pixel 8 series phones have finally being officially released - Image courtesy of Google

Design and display

Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro share a similar design language, featuring metal frames, glass backs, and punch-hole displays. However, there are some notable differences between the two devices.

The Pixel 8 has a 6.2-inch FHD Actua display with a peak brightness of 2,000 nits and a refresh rate that ranges from 60Hz to 120Hz.

On the other hand, the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a larger 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with a resolution of 1244 x 2992 pixels and a fully adaptive refresh rate that can range from 1Hz to 120Hz.

This means that the Pixel 8 Pro's display is more efficient, as it can adjust the refresh rate based on the content being displayed, resulting in sharper images and text.


Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have impressive camera systems, but the Pixel 8 Pro offers additional features that make it the better choice for photography enthusiasts.
The Pixel 8 has a 50MP main camera with an f/1.68 aperture and 8x Super Res Zoom.

In contrast, the Pixel 8 Pro has a 50MP main camera with an f/1.68 aperture, 8x Super Res Zoom, a 48MP ultrawide camera, and a 48MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. The Pixel 8 Pro's camera system offers more versatility, allowing users to capture a wider range of shots, from ultrawide landscapes to close-up portraits.

Moreover, the Pixel 8 Pro has several software-driven camera features unavailable on the Pixel 8, such as "Portrait Mode" for video and "Magic Eraser" for removing unwanted objects from photos.

Performance and battery

Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are powered by the Google Tensor G3 chipset, which is a custom-designed chip that focuses on AI capabilities, computational photography, and security. The Pixel 8 Pro has 12GB of RAM, while the Pixel 8 has 8GB of RAM.

In terms of battery life, the Pixel 8 Pro has a larger 4,950mAh battery, while the Pixel 8 has a 4,575mAh battery. Both devices support fast charging, but the Pixel 8 Pro supports 30W wired charging, while the Pixel 8 supports 27W wired charging.


Both the phones from the Google Pixel 8 series run on Android 14, Google's latest Android iteration. Both devices also receive seven years of full software updates, ensuring they remain up-to-date and relevant for an extended period.

To summarize it all, here's a table comparing the technical details of the Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro:

Feature Google Pixel 8 Google Pixel 8 Pro
Release Date October 12, 2023 October 12, 2023
Price (Base Model) $699 $999
Storage Options 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Display Size 6.7 inches 6.2 inches
Display Type LTPO OLED FHD Actua Display
Display Resolution 1244 x 2992 pixels 2400 x 1080 pixels
Display Refresh Rate Adaptive 1-120Hz 60Hz - 120Hz
Peak Brightness 2,400 nits 2,000 nits
Rear Main Camera 50MP, f/1.68, 8x Super Res Zoom 50MP, f/1.68, 8x Super Res Zoom
Ultrawide Camera 12MP 48MP
Telephoto Camera N/A 48MP, 5x Optical Zoom
Selfie Camera 10.5MP 10.5MP
Processor Google Tensor G3 Google Tensor G3
Battery Capacity 4,575mAh 4,950mAh
Wired Charging 27W 30W
Wireless Charging 12W (with Qi standard) 23W (with Pixel Stand 2)
Operating System Android 14 Android 14
Software Support 7 years of full updates 7 years of full updates
Water and Dust Resistance IP68 IP68
Dimensions (inches) 6.4 x 3.0 x 0.3 5.9 x 2.8 x 0.4
Weight (ounces) 7.5 6.6
Available Colors Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, Coral, Mint
Key Differences Larger display, lower cost Smaller display, advanced camera system, higher cost

Now you: Which member of the Pixel 8 series will you prefer?


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