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Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 8
Google Pixel 8

Informr score
The Google Pixel 8 currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 66 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Excellent main camera
  • Bright OLED display
  • AI photo editing tools
  • Compact design
  • 7 years software support

What's bad

  • No telephoto lens
  • Minimal design changes
  • Battery gets warm
  • Colors lack vibrancy
  • Hit-or-miss AI features

Operating system
Operating system
3 GHz
3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
50+ MP, f/1.7
50+ MP, f/1.7
4575 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


For those who don't want a larger phone, Google's Pixel 8 offers a true flagship-level experience in a smaller size. And you get all of that for a very reasonable price.

- Chance Kinney, GeekSpin
Business Insider
Business Insider

If you're in the market for an Android phone in the $1,000 range, we highly recommend the Pixel 8 Pro. The Pixel 8 Pro has all the base ingredients of a worthwhile, high-end Android phone: an adaptive 120Hz OLED display, powerful performance, and premium design and materials. It has excellent batter...

- Antonio Villas-Boas, Business Insider
Pocket Gamer
Pocket Gamer

The Google Pixel 8 is one of the best pound-for-pound smartphones on the market, but when it comes to gaming it’s merely competent.

- Jon Mundy, Pocket Gamer
Hindustan Times Tech
Hindustan Times Tech

The Google Pixel 8 has an immense pressure to deliver given its price hike and lack of the Pro tag. I feel that the smartphone has successfully achieved it. You get to see improvements across the board. The OLED display, accompanied by a 120Hz refresh rate and a smaller chin makes it arguably the be...

- Akash Dutta, Hindustan Times Tech

The Google Pixel 8 is a refinement of its predecessor, offering a sleek design, powerful performance, and a host of useful features. The phone’s camera is particularly impressive, capturing stunning photos and videos in all lighting conditions. With its long list of features and competitive price, t...

- Jason Cartwright, techAU

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Google Pixel 8 prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Google's suggested retail price is $699.00. You can compare Pixel 8 prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Google backs up the Pixel 8 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Pixel 8 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Google support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Google's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 8's screen size is 6.2 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

3 GHz

There is a Google Tensor G3 (4 nm) Nona-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 14 operating system (OS).

50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4575 mAh battery.

Pixel 8 Specs

Release Date October 12, 2023
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 14

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Processor Google Tensor G3 (4 nm) Nona-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.05 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.3
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.7, Wide
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10.5+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 428 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR, 120Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4575 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 18 W
Fast Charging Up to 27 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Up to 1440 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Hazel, Obsidian, Rose, Mint
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.05 x 7.08 x 0.89 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 187 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information

7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates

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