Looking to snag the new Google Pixel 8 Pro. We’ll take you through the best deals and what to expect from Google’s 2023 flagship handset.
Features and specs
The Google Pixel 8 Pro is absolutely laden with amazing specs.
It comes with an upgraded triple lens camera, featuring AI-assisted skills courtesy of the all-new Tensor 3 chipset inside the phone.
The design is a more contoured take on previous Pixel phones, while the screen has greater brightness than rival phones from Apple and Samsung.
Support for Android updates now runs for a huge seven years and there’s even a clever new temperature sensor inside.
Availability and price
The Pixel 8 Pro is available from 12 October 2023. Prices start at £999 for a 128GB model, with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB models also available.
How good is the Google Pixel 8 Pro's design and display?
The Google Pixel 8’s design serves up a similar, but slightly more refined, version of what has come before. It’s a neat, metal affair with contoured edges and a polished rear that make it look the part.
The vast 6.7-inch screen has a 1344 x 2992 resolution, with brightness topping out at a class leading 2,400 nits when in ultra light settings. Its Super Actua smarts, essentially another name for LPTO, means that this is a screen to be reckoned with, every bit as those on iPhones and Samsung’s best Galaxy devices.
The screen here is now flat, unlike the curved version on the Pixel 7 Pro, and all the better for it. Gaming and streaming promise to be at their best on the Pixel 8 Pro.
How good is the Google Pixel 8 Pro's camera?
The Pixel 8 Pro’s camera is arguably the best on any smartphone released in 2023. It’s a triple lens model that takes things up a notch with AI-powered extras and impressive internal specs.
The new main 50MP lens serves up better low light imaging than its predecessor, with a new 48MP ultrawide lens offering improved macro skills. The third lens is a 48MP telephoto that can shoot images at 5x optical zoom. Throw in the ability to use tools like Best Take to edit together group shots and Magic Editor for using AI to reposition and resize objects, and you’ve got a properly brilliant camera.
Video shooting cranks things up to 4K and 60 frames per second. The 10.5MP selfie camera also comes with autofocus.
How good is the Google Pixel 8 Pro's battery life?
Google says that the Pixel 8 Pro can last a massive 24 hours of regular use, with 72 hours when the phone is in extreme battery saver mode. The battery itself is a 5,050mAh monster, but remember it needs to power that ultra bright screen, so advertised times may be slightly more than you get in the real world.
What are the key differences between the Google Pixel 8 Pro and the Pixel 7 Pro?
The Pixel 8 Pro stands out from the Pixel 7 Pro in a number of areas. These include:
- Brighter screen, with top rating of 2,400 nits
- New Tensor 3 chipset
- Better triple lens camera
- Support for seven years’ worth of Android updates, up from three years
How does the Google Pixel 8 Pro compare to other flagship handsets in the UK market?
The Pixel 8 Pro is right up there with the very best smartphones available in the UK right now. Its camera is as good as those on the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, while its Tensor 3 chipset and promise of long term software support make it hard to separate from those devices from Apple and Samsung.
MoneySuperMarket's expert rating: Four and a half out of five
Google has made its best smartphone ever with the Pixel 8 Pro. Striking design, great camera, impressive internal specs and a long term plan for software support make it a phone that promises to last for years. It’s just a shame it’s no longer the more affordable option, with prices the same as the iPhone 15 Pro.
Can I get a Google Pixel 8 Pro with no upfront cost?
You can check out our phone deals with no upfront cost page to see when the Pixel 8 Pro becomes available without having to pay anything initially.
Can I get the Google Pixel 8 Pro with unlimited data?
Yes. To find Google Pixel 8 Pro deals with unlimited data, just use the tool at the side of the page, adjusting the settings to unlimited data. You’ll see plans from a variety of networks.
What's the cheapest way to get a Google Pixel 8 Pro?
The cheapest way to get a Google Pixel 8 Pro may be to buy the device upfront, without a SIM card. While the initial outlay may be pricey, you can then find a cheap SIM only deal and save a fortune on monthly bills. If this isn’t possible, use our search tool to find a budget deal that offers a little data and spreads the cost for a longer period.
Can I get the Google Pixel 8 Pro with poor credit?
It can be hard to get a Google Pixel 8 Pro with poor credit. 30-day SIM-only deals don’t usually require a credit check, so if you can afford to buy a Pixel 8 Pro without a SIM card, that may be the best option.
Pixel 8 Pro specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||76.6mm x 8.9mm x 162.9mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.7 inches|
|Resolution||1440 x 3120 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||513 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||128, 256, 512|
|Primary Camera||50 MP|
|2nd Camera||9.5 MP|