Google's New Phones: Introducing the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8

Posted by iCoverLover on Oct 05, 2023

Google's much-anticipated mobile devices have officially landed. The Google Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel 8 are now available for pre-order from 5th October, 9 AM AEDT.

Both the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 are infused with Google intelligence, making them more useful than ever. Engineered by Google and powered by the new Tensor G3 chip, they offer state-of-the-art Pixel cameras and features like Best Take and Audio Magic Eraser. These phones also promise 7 years of security and operating system updates, including Google’s Feature Drops.

The built-in VPN by Google One ensures secure browsing, and the unknown tracker alert is a notable addition, warning users of unfamiliar Bluetooth devices nearby.

Deep Dive: Google Pixel 8 Pro

Starting at $1,699 for 128GB, the Pixel 8 Pro offers a 6.7-inch immersive display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The camera system is impressive, boasting a range from a 5x optical zoom 48-megapixel telephoto camera to a 10.5-megapixel front camera. Unique to the Pixel 8 Pro are the advanced pro controls for the camera app and a couple of AI-powered video features, soon to be available via Feature Drops.

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Additionally, the Pixel 8 Pro is equipped to support swift mmWave 5G, ensuring the best 5G speeds. A novel feature is the built-in thermometer, allowing users to measure temperatures via their phone.

Google Pixel 8: Affordable and Advanced

Priced at $1,199 for 128GB, the Pixel 8 is compact with a 6.2-inch Actuadisplay and is made from at least 18% recycled materials. Its camera system features a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. With the added Macro Focus, capturing intricate details becomes effortless.

What’s Different with the New Pixels?

Design-wise, Google has adopted flat screens, moving away from the curved trend seen with most competitors. The Pixel 8 Pro's back is made of matte glass, resistant to fingerprint smudges. Another notable feature is the temperature sensor on the Pro model.

The Pixel 8 Pro's display, named "Super Actua", boasts a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate that can vary between 1Hz to 120Hz, thanks to its LTPO technology. Its brightness levels outshine competitors like Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

However, there have been some surprises, such as the inclusion of only 12 GB RAM and the use of the slightly slower UFS 3.1, whereas competitors have transitioned to UFS 4.0. Battery life is expected to last a full day, and both phones have an IP68 rating.

Both models share similar cameras but differ in terms of telephoto capabilities and the ultrawide camera. Advanced AI capabilities like Best Take and Magic Editor are notable inclusions.

With the launch of these new models, it's expected that previous models will see a price reduction, providing excellent value for those looking to purchase.

Specifications Overview:


Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8 Pro


6.2-inch OLED, 120Hz,
2000 nit

6.7-inch LTPO OLED, 120Hz,
2400 nit


Android 14

Android 14


Tensor G3

Tensor G3


8 GB

12 GB


128 GB or 256 GB

128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB


4575 mAh, 30W charging

5050 mAh, 30W charging





50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and
10.5MP selfie cam

50 MP primary, 48 MP ultra-wide,
48 MP telephoto


Obsidian (Black), Hazel, and Rose   

Porcelain, Obsidian (Black), and Bay (Blue)

In summary, Google has once again outdone itself, providing top-notch features and setting a benchmark for Android phones with 7-year update support.