Google Pixel and Pixel 8 Pro : Hands on Experience, and Expert Review
So, Google has officially released their latest smartphones: Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro and we couldn’t wait to try our hands on these two amazing new launches! In addition to the United States and Canada, the Pixel 8 is available for purchase in Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Allow us to share our expert opinion about the Initial impression, look and feel, the software strength and stability, the screen quality, camera quality, battery and the new AI powered image editing feature in these new phones.
Google Pixel 8 Pro and Google Pixel 8 Initial Impressions (Look & Feel)
I must say while looking at these phones for the first, they really seemed similar to the old pixel phones but when hold the Google Pixel 8 pro, it really gives you a more premium feel, especially the edges and the corners have improved greatly.
The Google Pixel 8 is a little bit smaller to the pro model but it still looks pretty premium and eye catchy!
The release date and pre-order details for the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models
Pre-orders for the Pixel 8 series are currently open, and the official release date is set for October 12th. The pricing starts at $699 for the Pixel 8 and $999 for the Pixel 8 Pro. If you pre-order the Pixel 8 directly from Google, you’ll receive a complimentary pair of Pixel Buds Pro. Similarly, pre-ordering the Pixel 8 Pro will entitle you to the all-new Pixel Watch 2 as a bonus.
Latest Feature Upgrades for the Google Pixel 8 and the Google pixel 8 pro
While we all know about the stability of the OS on the pixel phones, the new range of Google pixels have some really mindful enhancements. These features really would mean something for its users and are going to increase the ease of use. Let me list these features here:
1. The improved camera hardware on the Pixel 8 series
This update also includes:
- Video Boost with Night light.
- Main camera with dual boost.
- Real tone.
- A more improved video and photo editor.
- More small changes to the camera and photos to help you take beautiful pictures and videos in a variety of lighting conditions.
2. Google Pixel 8 latest updates
3. Android 14 on the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
Google now rolls out the Google Pixel 8 and the pro models with the latest android 14 version. This also means more stability and a more fresh feel for the users.
4. Google Assistant is smarter on the Google Pixel 8 series
Now the Google assistant includes AI in it, thus enabling it to be smarter than ever. Unlike the previous versions the new assistant will be able to do more complex tasks.
Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro Technical Specifications:
|Feature||Google Pixel 8||Google Pixel 8 Pro|
|Dimensions (mm)||147.9 x 70.2 x 7.9||163.9 x 74.4 x 8.2|
|Build||Glass front and back, aluminum frame||Glass front and back, aluminum frame|
|Colors Available||Black, White, Green, and Orange||Black, White, Green, and Orange|
|Display Size (inches)||6.1||6.7|
|Display Type||OLED, HDR10+ certified||OLED, HDR10+ certified|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels||1440 x 3120 pixels|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Water and Dust Resistance||IP68||IP68|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Under-display, optical||Under-display, optical|
|SIM Card||eSIM and Nano-SIM||eSIM and Nano-SIM|
|USB Type-C||Yes (USB 3.1)||Yes (USB 3.1)|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No||No|
|Reverse Wireless Charging||Yes||Yes|
With the hands on experience of the new Google Pixel 8 and the Google pixel 8 pro models, it is clear that Google has made quite a great improvement in its hardware and software section. It has improved in all the fields now and it ultimately gives more user friendly features.
As per my views, the new Google Pixel 8 and the Google Pixel 8 pro are both worth the upgrade.
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