Ashutosh Singh

8 Best New Features for Pixel Phones

Dec 9, 2023

Google recently released the quarterly feature drop update for Pixel 5a 5G and newer Pixel phones including Pixel tablet.

There are more than fifteen new features in this update. But some features are exclusive for new Pixel 8 phones.

The new mode protects your apps and data when you send the device for repairs. - Pixel 5a 5G and newer except Pixel Tablet

Repair Mode

Gboard can now show smart reply in chats. Currently it support WhatsApp but its coming to more apps. - Pixel 8 Pro

Smart Reply in Gboard

No more worry about low quality camera on your laptop as you can now use your Pixel phone as webcam. - Pixel 6 and Newer

Use Pixel as Webcam

On Pixel Fold, you can now check camera preview on both inner and outer screen.

Dual Screen Preview 

The new clean feature can help remove smudges, stains and creases from scanned documents. - Pixel 6 and newer


You can now get a summary of your recorded conversations, interviews, presentations and more in text. - Pixel 8 Pro

Summerize in Recorder

You can now improve your Portrait photos that have bad lightning.  - Pixel 6 and newer

Portrait Light

Google Assistant now suggest contextual replies in Call Screening on Supported devices. - Pixel 6 and newer

Contextual replies

There are more features in the December 2023 Feature Drop Update.