The Pixel 8 Pro maintains the same physical dimensions as its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro. However, there are notable differences in its design and features. Firstly, the 6.7-inch display is flat, in contrast to the curved edge display on the Pixel 7 Pro. On the rear, the camera arrangement has been reconfigured, and the Pixel 8 Pro now incorporates a temperature sensor.
A significant improvement lies in the display technology. The Pixel 8 Pro boasts a Super Actua display, which is considerably brighter, ranging from 1600 nits to an impressive 2400 nits, as opposed to the Pixel 7 Pro’s 1000 to 1500 nits. Both displays offer a seamless 120 Hz refresh rate and support HDR content.
In terms of battery capacity, the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a slightly larger 5050 mAh battery that can deliver up to 24 hours of usage.
Memory-wise, both models come equipped with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and offer storage options of 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB using UFS 3.1 technology. Notably, the Pixel 8 Pro also offers a high-capacity 1 TB storage variant.
Under the hood, the Pixel 8 Pro features the advanced Tensor G3 chip, built on a 3nm process, a significant upgrade from the 4nm node used in the Pixel 7 Pro. Additionally, it boasts 9 cores (up from 8) and higher clock speeds.
Turning to the camera system, the primary camera on the Pixel 8 Pro is a 50 MP wide-angle lens with an f/1.68 aperture, offering a larger aperture than the Pixel 7 Pro’s f/1.85. The ultrawide camera has been upgraded to a 48 MP sensor with an f/1.95 aperture, a significant improvement over the 12 MP f/2.2 of its predecessor. The telephoto lens has also been enhanced, now sporting a 48 MP sensor with an f/2.8 aperture, in contrast to the Pixel 7 Pro’s f/3.5. Both cameras support 5X optical zoom and SuperRes digital zoom of up to 30X.
For selfies, the Pixel 8 Pro features a 10.5 MP front camera, slightly lower in resolution compared to the Pixel 7 Pro’s 10.8 MP, but it compensates with autofocus. Both cameras share the same f/2.2 aperture. New camera features include Pro controls, Best Take, Audio Magic Eraser, Video Boost*, Night Sight Video, Magic Editor, Ultra HDR, and Astrophotography.
Notably, the Pixel 8 Pro will run on Android 14 and receive software updates for up to 7 years, including security updates, a significant improvement over the Pixel 7 Pro’s 3 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates.