Google Pixel 8 (Pro) Specs, Price, Design, Pre-Order [Buyers Guide]

Google has just announced its brand new Pixel smartphones for the year. Just like last year there are two models in the series, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Now, if you are an Android user and are actively looking for a new Android-powered smartphone, it would be a good idea for the brand-new Pixel 8 lineup. Here is everything you need to know about the new Pixel 8 series.

Google’s Pixel lineup of smartphones began in 2016 and since then, there has been a new launch every year. The Pixel lineup of smartphones has always been the best in two elements – software experience and cameras.

Now that we have just finished watching the Pixel 8 duos being announced, it’s time to look at the duos, see what they pack under the hood, and also look at the pricing, color options, offers, discounts, etc. You can also check Pixel 8 Pro top features.

Google Pixel 8 Design

Google has made some improvements to Pixel phones this year. The overall design language is the same as last years but there are several improvements like more rounded corners, new colors, better finish, better grip and a few other points. The base model is smaller than the Pixel 8 Pro. You can see the design of the new Pixel 8 series below.

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Google Pixel 8 Pro Design

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Google Pixel 8 Design

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Specs – What’s Packing Under The Hood?

A lot of people prefer to own a Pixel smartphone simply because of the OS, and the camera. The other reason why people choose the Pixel lineup of smartphones is because of the updates. The Pixel lineup has always been the first batch of Android smartphones to receive the latest operating system and since this is a Pixel, you also get feature drops that happen every three months. Now, let’s take a look at the specs that make up the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro.

Google Pixel 8 Specifications

  • Display Size: 6.2-inch Actua Display (1080 x 2400 pixels)
  • Brightness: 1400 Nits (HDR)
  • Peak Brightness: 2000 Nits
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz to 120 Hz
  • PPI: 428 PPI
  • Storage Options: 128 GB and 256 GB, UFS 3.1
  • RAM: 8 GB LPDDR5X
  • Battery Capacity: 4575 mAh (Minimum 4,485 mAh), 27W
  • Wireless Charging: Qi-certified wireless charging
  • Front Facing Camera: 10.5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Rear Ultrawide Camera: 12 MP with autofocus (f/2.2), 125.8° field of view
  • Rear Wide Lens Camera: 50 MP (f/1.68), Super Res Zoom up to 8x
  • 4K Video Recording: Front & Rear – 24 FPS / 30 FPS / 60 FPS
  • Camera and Video Features: Best take, Macro Focus, Magic Eraser, Audio Magic Eraser, Cinematic Blur, Cinematic Pan, Photo Unblur, Motion mode, Real Tone, Face Unblur, Locked Folder, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Top Shot, Portrait Light, Super Res Zoom, Motion auto-focus, Magic Editor (coming soon)
  • Security: Face Unlock, Fingerprint Unlock
  • SoC: Google Tensor G3 with Titan M2 Security coprocessor
  • Water and Dust Resistance: IP68
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Magnetometer and Barometer
  • Other Features: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz, Bluetooth v5.3, NFC, 5G, Type-C 3.2

Google Pixel 8 Pro Specifications

  • Display Size: 6.7-inch Super Actua Display (1344 x 2992 Pixels)
  • Brightness: 1600 Nits (HDR)
  • Peak Brightness: 2400 Nits
  • Refresh Rate: 1Hz to 120 Hz
  • PPI: 489
  • Storage Options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • RAM: 12GB LPDDR5X
  • Battery Capacity: 5050 mAh (Minimum 4950 mAh), 30W
  • Wireless Charging: Qi-certified wireless charging
  • Front Facing Camera: 10.5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Rear Ultrawide Camera: 48 MP with upgraded autofocus (ƒ/1.95), 125.5° field of view
  • Rear Wide Lens Camera: 50 MP (ƒ/1.68)
  • Rear Telephoto Lens: 48 MP with 5x Zoom (ƒ/2.8), 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x
  • 4K Video Recording: Front & Rear – 24 FPS / 30 FPS / 60 FPS
  • Camera and Video Features: Pro controls, Best take, Macro Focus, Magic Eraser, Audio Magic Eraser, Cinematic Blur, Cinematic Pan, Photo Unblur, Motion mode, Real Tone, Face Unblur, Locked Folder, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Top Shot, Portrait Light, Super Res Zoom, Motion auto-focus, Video Boost
  • Security: Face Unlock, Fingerprint Unlock
  • SoC: Google Tensor G3
  • Water and Dust Resistance: IP68
  • Additional Sensor: Temperature sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Magnetometer and Barometer
  • Other Features: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz, Bluetooth v5.3, NFC, 5G, Type-C 3.2

How Much Does Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Cost?

The price tags for the Pixel 8 lineup this year have increased. The Pixel 8 will cost you $699 for the 128 GB storage option and $759 for the 256 GB storage variant. On the other hand, the Pixel 8 Pro will cost you $999 for the 128 GB variant, $1,059 for 256GB, and $1,179 for 512GB model.

While the prices, especially for the Pixel 8 Pro are quite steep, there are a good number of trade-in offers and options for you to make use of.

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Deals on Pixel 8 Series (Save up to $800 in trade-in)

Pixel 8 (Unlocked) – Pre-Order and Get Free Pixel Buds Pro

Pixel 8 Pro (Unlocked) – Pre-Order and Get Free Pixel Watch 2 Now

Early Offers:

In the case of the Google Pixel 8 pre-ordering the device will get you the Pixel Buds Pro as well as up to $800 for a qualified trade-in. If you can also choose to get $200 off on Pixel Watch 2 if you don’t want Pixel Buds Pro free.

On the Pixel 8 Pro side of things, you get a new Pixel Watch 2 free when you place a pre-order. Of couse you can choose between Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel Watch 2. Also with the Pixel 8 Pro, you can get up to $800 off when you make a qualified trade-in.

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When Does the Pixel 8 Come Out?

The Google Pixel 8 duos are available for pre-order today i.e. from October 4 till October 11. And the Pixel 8 series will go on sale starting October 12. This means you can get the device from October 12.

  • Pixel 8 Launch Date – October 4
  • Pixel 8 Release Date – October 12

What Colors does the Pixel 8 Duo come in?

There are different color options available for the Google Pixel 8 and the Google Pixel 8 Pro. The Pixel 8 comes in Rose, Obsidian, and Hazel colors. Meanwhile the Pixel 8 Pro comes in Bay, Obsidian, and Porcelain color options.

Pixel 8 Colors:

Pixel 8 Colors

Pixel 8 Pro Colors:

Pixel 8 Pro Colors

How many Software Updates for Pixel 8 Series

Google is the only Android smartphone brand that provides the longest duration of software and security updates with the new update policy for Pixel 8.

Google commits 7 years of Android OS updates for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. This means the Pixel 8 Series will get OS upgrades, Pixel drop updates, and Security Updates till 2030. This is perfect for those who like to stick to one phone for a good number of years.

What’s In the Google Pixel 8 Box?

Whether you get your hands on the Pixel 8 or the Pixel 8 Pro, these are the things that you get in the box.

  • Google Pixel 8/Pro smartphone
  • 1meter USB C to USB C cable
  • Quick Switch Adapter
  • SIM tool
  • Usual documents and startup guides

As it is with the trend of not providing the charging brick with smartphones, do not expect any charging bricks with any of the Pixel 8 devices. It is best you go with the one that you already have or maybe get yourself a better-charging brick either from Google or from a reputed third-party brands such as Anker and Belkin that are available online.

What Pixel Should You Get?

The new Google Pixel 8s are pretty good devices that are a sensible upgrade from the previous Pixel 7 duos. If you’re someone who takes photographs once in a while, loves the operating system that is provided by Google, and is strict with a budget within $900, it is sensible to go for the vanilla Pixel 8 Or you could make use of the trade-in offers that can help you cut down the price tag for the Pixel 8.

If you are someone who loves to get creative with photography and it matters that you have good camera hardware as well as pro controls, then the Pixel 8 Pro is the better option. Of course, there are trade-in offers that you can take off provided it’s a qualified one. Taking $800 off the price tag for the Pixel 8 Pro is a steal deal.

If the Pixel 8 duos are exceeding your budget, you can also go for the Pixel 7 Pro from 2022. The older Google Pixel smartphones will be getting price drops and as you would expect will be available until stocks last.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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