The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are available: simply the best Android experience – Phonandroid

With the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google is launching premium smartphones with a unique design, a smooth display, fast performance, impressive battery life and a sensational camera.

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Android has its new champions. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have just been launched by Google, which once again offers us products that make the most of its operating system.

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A modern and elegant design

Both models raise the bar even higher when it comes to design. Their rounded corners as well as the original photo block integrated into the back give them a unique style that you won’t find on any other smartphone brand. The Pixel 8 features a beautiful satin finish, while the Pixel 8 Pro features a polished aluminum frame and a matte soft-touch glass back.

Biometric authentication is done via an under-screen fingerprint reader and facial recognition. Their water and dust resistance is IP68 certified, while they are protected on the front and back by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the Pixel 8 and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the Pixel 8 Pro.

The Pixel 8 is compact, easy to handle and store in a purse or bag. It has a 6.2-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ display (1080 x 2400 pixels) and a variable refresh rate between 60 and 120 Hz for better fluidity of animations and actions on the screen.

The Pixel 8 Pro benefits from OLED LTPO technology, which allows it to automatically vary its refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz according to the needs of the content being viewed to extend battery life. The resolution is also higher than the Pixel 8 and reaches 1,344 x 2,992 pixels.

The displays of both devices are HDR compatible and have 24-bit color depth (16 million colors). They also have high brightness, up to 2,000 nits on the Pixel 8 and up to 2,400 nits on the Pixel 8 Pro, enough to use your mobile phone normally even in direct sunlight.

Performance and safety

One of the special features of the Pixel 8 series smartphones is that they are powered by a custom-made chip, the Google Tensor G3. Its nona-core CPU has four energy-efficient cores to run light tasks without draining battery life, four performance cores for more demanding processes, and a final ultra-powerful Cortex-X3 core clocked at 3.0GHz for the most important ones Requirements. A new 10-core GPU with ray tracing and advanced artificial intelligence and image processing features enhance the picture.

The Titan M2 security coprocessor includes multiple layers of security to protect your personal information. If you choose a Pixel 8, access Google One VPN to secure your browsing at no additional cost. Additionally, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro include seven years of security (and feature) updates, so you can keep your smartphone for a long time without worrying about your data and your device.

The memory is not neglected: 8 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage for the Pixel 8 and 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage for the Pro model. When it comes to wireless connectivity, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are easily the best-equipped smartphones on the market, with compatibility with the all-new WiFi 7 standard and support for dual-antenna Bluetooth 5.3.

The autonomy of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is entrusted to a battery with a capacity of 4,575 mAh and 5,050 mAh respectively, which offers more than 24 hours of autonomy in standard use and up to 72 hours of autonomy when the Ultra Battery Saver mode is activated. Charging power is 27W on the Pixel 8 and 30W on the Pixel 8 Pro, which is enough to charge half the battery in about 30 minutes using Google’s separately sold 30W USB-C charger. Both smartphones also support wireless charging.

Even crazier photos

The Pixels owe part of their reputation to their spectacular photo appearances. The new models take this a step further thanks to improvements in both hardware and software. Both smartphones are equipped with a 50MP main camera sensor with a size of 1/1.31 inch and Octa PD technology for faster and more precise focusing. The camera benefits from a ƒ/1.68 aperture, large 1.2µm pixels to capture a large amount of light and a 2x optical equivalent zoom.

The ultra-wide-angle sensor expands the field of view to more than 125°. Its resolution is 12MP on the Pixel 8 and 48MP on the Pixel 8 Pro, the latter featuring pixel fusion technology to create larger pixels. Exclusive to the Pro model, the 48MP telephoto lens offers 5x optical zoom, 10x optical equivalent zoom and up to 30x high-resolution digital zoom. An optical and electronic image stabilization mechanism is integrated into the main sensor of both smartphones and the telephoto lens of the Pixel 8 Pro.

For selfies, we have a 10.5MP front camera with Dual PD, ƒ/2.2 aperture and 1.22μm pixel width. Both devices offer the ability to record videos in 4K HDR quality at up to 60 frames per second with both the rear and front sensors.

In addition to this high-quality hardware, the Pixel 8 series can count on extremely powerful image processing to create very high quality photos. Users also have tools available to improve the experience even further, such as: B. Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Anti-Blur, Best Shot, Real Tone, Macro Focus and more.

Pixel Buds Pro or a Pixel Watch 2 as a gift

The different configurations of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are available from Boulanger at the following prices:

  • Pixel 8 128GB: 799 euros
  • Pixel 8 256 GB: 859 euros
  • Pixel 8 Pro 128 GB: 1,099 euros
  • Pixel 8 Pro 256 GB: 1,159 euros
  • Pixel 8 Pro 512 GB: 1,299 euros

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As a bonus, you will receive headphones with every pre-order of a Pixel 8 Pixel Buds Pro as a present.

And if you choose a Pixel 8 Pro, it’s a connected watch regardless of version Pixel Watch 2 which is offered to you.

This article is a sponsored publication by Boulanger.