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Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a

Informr score
The Google Pixel 8a currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 61 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Strong AI tools
  • Advanced camera features
  • Seven years of updates
  • Bright screen
  • Pixel 8-like performance

What's bad

  • Big bezels
  • Slow charging
  • Heavy for its size
  • No headphone jack
  • Plastic back

Operating system
Operating system
3 GHz
3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
64+ MP, f/1.9
64+ MP, f/1.9
4492 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Digital Camera World
Digital Camera World

On paper, the Google Pixel 8a isn't the best value option around with its 128GB storage and modest camera and gaming specs, but thanks to Google's excellent photo processing and handy AI features, it edges ahead of much of the competition. Its photos are reliably good even in challenging scenes, and...

- Basil Kronfli, Digital Camera World

If you haven’t bought the Pixel 8, it's not too late for you. The Google Pixel 8a is cheaper and just as good where it counts.

- Liu Hongzuo, HardwareZone

Kudos to Google for constantly improving the A-series, but all of the incremental improvements now make it a fringe device sitting on the shoulders of the regular Pixel flagship lineup. This is the first time that the A-series has felt out of place because of those improvements. It is far from a bad...

- Damien Wilde, 9to5Google
Droid Life
Droid Life

Recommending Google’s newest Pixel phones is almost always easy to do because they are often priced under the competition and deliver incredible camera and software experiences that we tend to prefer. That’s the case again for the Pixel 8a, making it a phone we would certainly tell you to put on the...

- Kellen, Droid Life
Amateur Photographer
Amateur Photographer

The Google Pixel 8A is a good value option with a great set of features, but Google’s own phones offer strong competition.

- Joshua Waller, Amateur Photographer

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Google Pixel 8a prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Google's suggested retail price is $499.00. You can compare Pixel 8a prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Google backs up the Pixel 8a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Pixel 8a has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Google support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Google's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 8a's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

3 GHz

There is a Google Tensor G3 (4 nm) Nona-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 14 operating system (OS).

64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ MP, f/1.9 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4492 mAh battery.

Pixel 8a Specs

Release Date May 14, 2024
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System Android 14

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Processor Google Tensor G3 (4 nm) Nona-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.00 W/kg
Body: 1.20 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.3
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6e
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
64+ Megapixels, f/1.9, Wide
13+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 430 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4492 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 7.5 W
Fast Charging Up to 18 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 11 days
Mixed Usage Up to 4320 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Aloe, Bay, Porcelain, Obsidian
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.21 x 7.27 x 0.89 cm (6 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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