By: Sanjay Verma
DESIGN SCORE 4/5
Pixel 8 Pro's Super Actua display is impressively bright, outshining the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The bezel is slightly thicker, but its punch-hole camera is less intrusive.
Display score: 5/5
The Pixel 8 Pro boasts a remarkable Super Actua display, reaching a peak brightness of 2,400 nits and offering a superior visual experience compared to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Its vivid 'Adaptive' display mode enhances colors and brightness.
Camera score: 4/5
The Pixel 8 Pro boasts a comprehensive array of camera features, including some unique AI editing tools that resemble creations from Photoshop more than typical photography enhancements. Nevertheless, it consistently delivers high-quality pictures.
Software score: 3/5
The positive aspects are practical, but certain AI features can be intrusive, and when they function as intended, while others remain challenging to find.
Performance score: 3/5
The Pixel 8 Pro currently offers satisfactory performance. However, there is uncertainty regarding whether this phone will fulfill Google's ambitious seven-year commitment or if future Android updates will require compromises to maintain compatibility.
Battery score: 4/5
The Pixel 8 Pro boasts excellent battery life, lasting a full day with a sizeable battery. It's equipped with power management features, offering standard and extreme battery saver modes. The phone charges at 30W, providing a full battery in an hour and 50% in 30 minutes.
Value score: 4/5
While the Pixel 8 Pro comes at a higher price point compared to its predecessor, it remains competitive among Android smartphones. Its added cost is justified by the extended software support, which sets it apart in the market.
Google Pixel 8 Pro specs Header Cell - Column 1 Dimensions: 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8mm Weight: 213g OS: Android 14 Screen size: 6.7 inches Resolution: 1344 x 2992 pixels Chipset: Google Tensor G3 RAM 12GB Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB Rear Cameras: 50MP main; 48MP 5x tele; 48MP ultrawide (macro) Front Camera: 10.5MP Battery: 5,050 mAh
Pros: – Refreshed Pixel design with quality materials and matte finish – Natural and highly useful call screening feature – Google's impressive seven-year commitment to major updates Cons: – Confusing and hard-to-find Android settings and features – Certain AI features may come off as somewhat eerie and impersonal – Cameras may not outperform the iPhone 15 Pro without post-editing assistance