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Is the Google Pixel 8a hot or not?

Is this the best Pixel-A phone or quite the opposite?
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Published onMay 7, 2024

Google has finally peeled the curtain back on the Pixel 8a, and it looks like a worthy addition to our list of the best mid-range phones.

What do you think of the Pixel 8a, though? Let us know by taking our poll below. You can also leave a comment if you’d like to explain your choice.

Google Pixel 8a: Hot or not?

778 votes

There are quite a few positives about Google’s new mid-ranger, such as an impressive seven years of updates, the Tensor G3 chipset, several Pixel 8 features (e.g. Audio Magic Eraser and Best Take), and pending support for Gemini Nano. Toss in an IP67 rating, an upgraded 120Hz screen, wireless charging, and Google’s great cameras, and there’s a lot to like for $499.

On the other hand, that $499 price tag means that the Pixel 8a is perilously close to a discounted Pixel 8. So we can see why people would opt for the flagship phone instead. Google is also stubbornly sticking to 18W wired charging while offering the ancient Gorilla Glass 3 (released in 2013) for screen protection.

Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a
AA Editor's Choice
Google Pixel 8a
Rich OLED display • Tons of Tensor G3-powered features • Pixel-pedigree cameras
MSRP: $499.00
Best possible Pixel experience for the price.
With the Pixel 8a, Google put all of its focus on value. A 6.1-inch display is backed by the Tensor G3 chip and decent specifications, a 64MP main camera is backed by most of Google's latest AI-powered features, and a 7-year update promise will keep this moderately priced phone ticking for years to come.
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