The Google Pixel 8 Pro, powered by the advanced Tensor G3 processor, has become the most eagerly awaited phone of the year. As Google’s flagship offering, it carries high expectations, especially in terms of its processor performance.

Initial impressions suggest that the Tensor processor is less focused on sheer performance and places a greater emphasis on AI capabilities. The Geekbench results indicate that it performs on par, falling somewhere between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Gen 2 processors.

The Pixel 8 Pro introduces several exciting new features, including Best Take, Magic Editor, Audio Magic Eraser, and forthcoming AI enhancements designed to elevate photography, such as Night Sight Video and Photo Boost. Many of these features are unique to the Pixel 8 Pro, setting it apart from its competitors and impressing users.

One noteworthy design choice for the Pixel 8 Pro is the adoption of a flat screen, which has been well-received by most enthusiasts. This design makes the phone easier to grip and handle.

In terms of camera quality, there are few discernible differences except in the area of wide-screen video recording, where the Pixel 8 Pro stands out with noticeably reduced flickering. Both the Pixel 8 Pro and its predecessor exhibit steady 4K/60fps video recording with effective stabilization.

The device is equipped with a 5050 mAh battery, a modest 50 mAh increase over the previous generation. While it is expected to last for up to 24 hours, real-world usage, which includes Facebook, video recording, and photography, typically provides around 5 hours of screen-on time.

Notably, the Pixel 8 Pro exhibits excellent thermal management, with no signs of overheating even after multiple runs of speed tests and Geekbench benchmarks. The maximum temperature recorded was 45 degrees Celsius, and the normal idle temperature remains at 33 degrees Celsius.

Both the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 are compatible with all four major telecom providers in Singapore. Even though SIMBA is not listed on Google’s website, our tests confirm that both VoLTE and 5G NSA functionality work seamlessly with carrier settings dated 2023-7-25.

In Conclusion, the Pixel 8 Pro is a compelling choice as it comes with 7 years of security updates and feature drop of AI enhancement in December 2023.

Pricing USD 999

Pros :

Best Take, Magic editor, Audio magic eraser,
Long exposure, magic eraser, Photo unblur
120Hz smooth display
5G SA/NSA support
5X optical zoom, 30 X digital zoom
7 years of security updates


No charger provided
Quick Charging is slow


Performance 9
Design 9
Features 10
Usability 10
Value for money 8
Score : 9.2 / 10