New Google Pixel 8a – Tech Sheet with Features and Specifications

It’s that time of year. In which Google makes its Pixel official at a slightly more reasonable price. The Google Pixel 8a once again aims to be a reference in software and camera, proving that it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to get a device that shines on both fronts.

With the same processor as Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro, this phone brings many arguments to be a new reference in its price range.

Google Pixel 8a technical sheet

Google Pixel 8a

Dimensions and weight

152,1 x 72,7 x 8,9 mm

188 grams


Aqua display, 6.1 inches

Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080)


120 Hz

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Maximum brightness 1,400 nits (HDR)

Maximum brightness is 2,000 nits


24 bits


Google Tensor G3

Titan M2 Security Coprocessor

RAM memory



128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1



18W fast charging

Rear camera

64 megapixel main, f/1.89, OIS

13 megapixel ultra wide angle, f/2.2 aperture

Frontal camera

13 megapixels, f/2.2

operating system

Android 14

Seven years of system updates


Stereo recording

noise reduction

Magic Blur for Audio


Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) con 2,4 GHz + 5 GHz + 6 GHz, HE80 y MIMO


Bluetooth 5.3


Unlocking via under-screen fingerprint reader

face recognition

Free Google VPN


From 549 euros

The younger brother is a little younger

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Can you tell which is the Pixel 8a? It is not an easy task. This is the model in the central part of the photograph: practically a clone of the Pixel 8. Looking at its back, we can see that this new generation of Pixels is slightly more intelligent, with more rounded corners. Camera module, by having small camera sensor.

An odd fact: Although the Pixel 8a’s screen is 6.1 inches compared to the Pixel 8’s 6.2, It’s slightly taller and wider than the Pixel 8. From it it inherits the main technologies of its screen: a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits and 1,400 HDR (barbaric figures for this price), a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz (without adaptive refresh) and Gorilla Glass protection. In this case, the third generation of Corning.

Pixel 8a
Pixel 8a

The front bezels are the main differentiator compared to its bigger brothers.

The processor is the same as the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: a tensor G3 Which does not reach the level of the best Qualcomm processors in the high range, but is not right for intensive use of heavy games and applications. It is accompanied by 8 GB of LPDDR5X type RAM, with a configuration of 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 type internal memory. Good news for ensuring more than accurate performance over the years.

The latter is especially relevant, since this Pixel promises seven years of operating system updates. These are big things: if Android continues as it has been, this phone will reach version 21. Monthly update patches must come in the package.

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The Pixel 8a battery is 4,492mAh, and fast charging drops to 18W. This is undoubtedly the weakest point of a phone that exceeds 500 euros in final price, although it will help preserve the useful life of the battery over time.

Focus, always, on the camera

Let’s talk about the camera, since it’s important to clarify specific figures. This phone has a 64 megapixel main camera: More resolution Does that mean it will take better photos than its bigger brothers, with the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro having 50 megapixel cameras? At least on paper, no.

The Pixel 8a’s sensor is smaller, giving it a final pixel size of 0.8 μm. The figures correspond to an “old” acquaintance: the Pixel 7a, with which it probably shares a sensor. Despite not having the same photographic muscle, the software is shared with the best Google phones

Google Pixel 8a Version and Price

The Google Pixel 8a goes on sale today, May 7, at prices starting from 549 euros for the 8 + 128 GB version. As a launch promotion, for buying this phone and providing a qualifying old phone, you’ll get both the phone price offered by Google and a €150 discount on the Pixel 8a.

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