Introducing the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: AI-Driven Excellence by Google

In a significant leap for smartphone technology, Google unveils its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, embedding Artificial Intelligence at their core. Enabled by Google Tensor G3, these devices aren’t just about aesthetics and power; they come with a commitment: seven years of software updates, including OS enhancements, security features, and frequent Feature Drops.

Everyday Elegance in Your Hand

Google Pixel 8 and its Pro counterpart are a blend of delicate design, combining curves, metallic finishes, and the usage of recycled components.

Google Pixel 8, improving upon its predecessor with contoured edges and a compact size, houses a 6.2-inch Actua display that boasts clarity and is 42% brighter than Pixel 7. The phone is available in vibrant shades: Rose, Hazel, and Obsidian.

Google Pixel 8 Pro offers a 6.7-inch Super Actua display – the brightest in the line. Users can bask in the natural vibrancy of their Ultra HDR visuals, even under bright sunlight. Accompanied by a temperature sensor on the back, it comes in Porcelain, Bay, and Obsidian. The review unit that I have here is the Porcelain.

Here’s my unboxing video of the Google Pixel 8 Pro in Porcelain Colour:

Reimagined Camera Capabilities

Both Pixel models impress with their enhanced camera systems. Notably, every camera on the Pixel 8 Pro undergoes a makeover. It guarantees improved low-light captures, superior Macro Focus through its ultrawide lens, optical quality 10x photos, and auto-focused selfies.

The Pixel 8 also mirrors these upgrades, specifically the enhanced main camera and a fresh ultrawide lens. Their camera app has a streamlined interface, and the Pixel 8 Pro additionally gets Pro Controls for deeper camera adjustments.

Make sure to check this official Google blog post to get a closer look at the cameras on Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

Unique features like Best Take1, Magic Editor in Google Photos, and Audio Magic Eraser further improves the photography experience and with the upcoming Video Boost, Pixel 8 Pro promises enhanced video aesthetics and low-light video quality.

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Availability and Pricing

You can pre-order Pixel 8 today starting at A$1,199 and Pixel 8 Pro from A$1,699. If you pre-order a Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll also get a FREE Google Pixel Watch 2 (which I’m also reviewing at the moment). 

Both phones will be available and shipped on the 12th of October 2023.

Google has also announced the new Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel Buds Pro.

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