Google is launching some of the smartphones with the best price-quality ratio. And this year 2024 is not going to be an exception. Company Google Pixel 8a announced on Tuesday, a device that inherits many of the features of its older brothers, released at the end of 2023, but in a more economical format. Specifically 549 euros.

This figure is essentially 50 euros higher than what was set for the Pixel 7a a year ago.. However, if we take into account both the global macroeconomic context and the improvements Google has made in this new generation, this growth will remain in the background.

First of all, The screen now has a 120Hz refresh rate and is 40% brighter than the Pixel 7a.. This results in better outdoor visibility, better HDR content playback, and smoother UI scrolling. Of course, the changes compared to the previous generation are welcome.

Google Pixel 8a

More advanced chassis

The chassis has also undergone changes. The general lines are similar, but the design has been improved. The rear glass, for example, becomes frosted. And according to Google, durability has also been improved. In fact, they claim it’s the most durable Pixel in the A series to date. Part of that claim is due to its IP67 certification for dust and water resistance.

However, all this is only part of the equation. It will be interesting, once the device is in our hands, to evaluate how it feels to the touch or how refined those details that usually make the difference between ranges are – the hardness of the buttons, the transition between materials, etc. .

As for flowers, Google has prepared four variants of the Pixel 8a: Obsidian, Porcelain, Blue and Aloe. The latter will be a limited release, but Google has not yet provided details on how to get it, which markets they will be available in, or how many units will be produced.

Google Pixel 8a

Characteristics of Pixel 8a

Characteristic Google Pixel 8a
Screen 6.1 inches, OLED, 120 Hz, 430 pixels per inch, Gorilla Glass 3, Always-On, 1400 nits (HDR) and 2000 nits (maximum brightness), HDR and 24-bit support.
CPU Google Tensor G3 with Titan M2 Security Coprocessor
RAM 8 GB LPDDR5x
Storage 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
Dimensions and weight 152.1 x 72.7 x 8.9 mm (height x width x depth), 188 grams
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, USB-C 3.2, dual SIM, eSIM, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou
Biometrics Under-screen fingerprint sensor
main camera 64-megapixel sensor with f/1.89 aperture lens, 0.8 micron pixels and optical image stabilization. Record video in 4K format up to 60 fps and in slow motion up to 240 fps.
additional camera 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens, 1.12-micron pixel size and 120-degree field of view.
Front-camera 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens, 1.12-micron pixel size and 96.5-degree viewing angle. Record 4K video at up to 30fps.
Battery 4492 mAh
Fast charging Yes, up to 18 W.
Wireless charger Yes, through Qi

Google Pixel 8a uses the same heart as its older brothers

Google Pixel 8a

As in previous generations, Google decided to include in this mobile phone the same SoC as in its high-end phones: Tensor G3.. In the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, this chip was considered a weak point as it did less than similar offerings from other brands like Qualcomm. However, it fits much better on a mid-range device like this.

The decision to install this chip is not accidental. Not only is it the latest SoC developed by Google, but also This is important for the proper functioning of many AI functions. which the brand has included in its Pixel series. Among them:

  • Increasingly complex image processing algorithms. They enrich the results that cameras produce and have historically made the Pixel series one of the best in photography.
  • Function Better Versionallowing you to select the best face of each person in the group photo.
  • He editor Magicwhich Google describes as “allowing you to change the position and size of people and objects” in an image.
  • Function Surround to searchwhich allows you to circle any element on the screen and get information about it.

Google pays special attention to user experience

Technical characteristics play a key role in the operation of the device. However, heor what is built on them becomes increasingly decisive. For this reason, Google paid attention not only to what processor or memory is installed in the Pixel 8a. The company has also incorporated the aforementioned AI features into this device, has committed to keeping the phone’s operating system up to date for 7 years, and is offering a free VPN to buyers of the product.

Likewise, Google services like Gemini, Home or Lens work great on this device thanks to fantastic integration with both hardware and software. The value of a good ecosystem is reflected quite well in a product like this.

When will the Pixel 8a go on sale?

Google Pixel 8a

Google Pixel 8a can be reserved from today in Spain, as well as in other international markets. Its starting price is 549 euros. However, Google, together with some distributors, has prepared a special launch promotion. To qualify, you must meet two requirements:

  1. Purchase the device between May 7 and June 4.
  2. Deliver the correct device at time of purchase.

Those who do this will receive a €150 discount from Google and, in addition, a second discount depending on the value of the device delivered.

Source: Hiper Textual

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