Google Pixel 8a Review First Impressions

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Earlier it was being said that Google Pixel 8a can be launched during the Google I/O event to be held on May 14. But Google has surprised their fans by launching the phone on the night of 7th May.

This new smartphone from Google has a built-in feature. It costs a little more than the Pixel 7a due to the Gemini AI assistant and Google’s Tensor G3 chipset. Let us get detailed information about Google Pixel 8a review in the article –

Google Pixel 8A Overview

Specification

Value

CPU

3 GHz, Nine-Cores Processor

Battery

4492 mAh, Li-Po Battery

Display

6.1 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz

Internal Memory

128 GB

OS

Android version

Android v14

Google Pixel 8A Features

Google Pixel 8A was launched on 7th May 2024. 4492mAh non removable battery, Android v14, a 6.1 inches touchscreen display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM with Google tensor G3 and many other features as discussed below-

Display: The 6.1-inch FHD+ touchscreen on the google Pixel 8a supports 120Hz refresh rates, 2400 X 1080 pixels resolution. It gives Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Processor: The Google Pixel 8a has 8GB RAM with Google Tensor G3.

RAM and Storage: Google Pixel 8a  has 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. It’s a dual sim device containing nano sim and eSim slot. It weighs 188 grams and measures 152.1 × 72.7 ×8.9mm ( height × width × thickness).

Software: The Google Pixel 8a comes with Google Tensor G3 chipset and nona core CPU.

Cameras: The Google Pixel 8a has a dual camera setup with 64 MP primary camera and 13 MP camera. The 13 MP sensor camera  supports the front for selfies.

Battery: This device has a Li-Po 4492 mAh non-removable battery that supports fast charging.

Connectivity: Google Pixel 8a supports WiFi 6 (802.11 ax), Bluetooth v 5.3, GPS, 3G, 4G, 5G, a USB Type-C port for charging and you get a  fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, magnetometer, barometer.

Google Pixel 8a price in India

Google Pixel 8a was expected to release 2024, May 14 but google surprised their fans by launching this on 7th May, 2024.

It launched in two storage variants. Its first variant is 8GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage and the second variant is available with 8GB RAM and 128GB.

It is available on flipkart at lowest price of Rs. 59,999. It will be available in four color options: Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, Aloe.

Full detailed specification

Network

  • Technology – GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • 2G bands – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands – HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 66 – G6GPR (International)
  • Speed – HSPA, LTE (CA), 5G

Lauch

  • Launched – 2024, May 07

Body

  • Dimensions – 152.1 x 72.7 x 8.9 mm (5.99 x 2.86 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight – 188 g (6.63 oz)
  • Build – Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame, plastic back
  • SIM – Nano-SIM and eSIM

  IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)

Display

  • Type – OLED, HDR, 120Hz, 2000 nits (peak)
  • Size – 6.1 inches, 90.3 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution – 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~430 ppi density)
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Always-on display

Platform

  • OS – Android 14
  • Chipset – Google Tensor G3 (4 nm)
  • CPU – Nona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU – Immortalis-G715s MC10

Memory

  • Card slot – No
  • Internal – 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM UFS 3.1

Main Camera

  • Dual – 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • 13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  • Features – Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video – 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, OIS

Selfie Camera

  • Single – 13 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  • Features – Auto-HDR, panorama Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Sound

  • Loudspeaker – Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack – No

Comms

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual/tri-band (market/region dependent)
  • Bluetooth – 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning – GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
  • NFC – Yes
  • Radio – No
  • USB – USB Type-C 3.2

Features

  • Sensors – Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging – SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser – HTML5

Battery

  • Type – Li-Po 4492 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging – Wired, PD3.0, 7.5W wireless

Misc

  • Colors – Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, Aloe
  • Models – GKV4X, G6GPR, G8HHN, G576D
  • Price – about Rs.59,999
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