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Which Google Pixel is best? Here’s how to pick the right one for you.
Our guide will help you figure out what’s important to you – and which Pixel is the best match.

Google Pixel phones are packed with tools and features that help you create memories and be more productive.

When it comes to deciding which Google Pixel is best, all Pixel phones have cameras with amazing image quality plus built-in Google AI to make the finished photos even better. The long-lasting battery means you can go all day without needing a charge.2 The Google Tensor chip in every phone delivers fast, responsive performance that powers the features you use to save time and make things easier. And Pixel phones are protected by multiple layers of security, including the Titan M2™ security chip.3

But, while Pixel offers those benefits across all models, different people have different needs when thinking about which Google Pixel to buy. Pixel comes in a diverse portfolio, from our A-series to the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Fold, to meet those different needs. Pixel 7a comes with all the vital features at the most affordable price point, while the new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have the latest and greatest hardware and capabilities. Pixel Fold is the thinnest and most durable foldable phone on the market,4 giving you a larger canvas to explore the Pixel possibilities for multitasking and entertainment. 

“With Pixel, our goal is to build the right product for the right user at the right price,” says Peter Prunuske, Google Senior Director in Product Management. 

No matter which Google Pixel is best for you, Google’s powerful AI and innovative hardware, combined with software and security updates, help your phone stay up to date, grow more personal, and delight you in new ways. Here are some ways to figure out which Pixel is best for you.

Peter Prunuske, Google senior director of product management With Pixel, our goal is to build the right product for the right user at the right price.Create your own memories

With pro-level hardware and Google AI editing, the Pixel Camera makes it easy to take amazing photos and videos. Front and rear camera systems have ultrawide lenses and zoom capabilities, while the Tensor chip and AI power features that sharpen blurry images of loved ones in motion, remove unwanted objects, take clear pictures in low light, and more. Real Tone represents the nuances of different skin tones beautifully and authentically, and Macro Focus lets you take stunning close-ups. 

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A phone as stylish as it is helpful

Phones should look cool. After all, it’s likely to spend more time in your hand than hidden away in your pocket or purse. That’s why all Pixel phones are made with elegant materials and designed with fashion trends and longevity in mind. Even better, these phones are largely made up of recycled content.9 And since bumps and dings are an inevitable part of a phone’s journey, all Pixel models are scratch- and water-resistant.10

Pixel has you covered for all your phone fashion needs.

Pixel 8 Pro – Sleek and sophisticated, Pixel 8 Pro is crafted with a polished aluminium frame and smooth, matte back glass. It comes in elegant colours such as Porcelain and Bay.

Pixel 8 – Fresh and modern, Pixel 8 raises the bar for beautiful design, standing out in Hazel and Rose colours, contoured edges, and a satin finish. 

Pixel 7a – It comes in four bold colours, including Coral, a Google Store exclusive. And it’s made with recycled aluminium, glass, and plastic.9

Pixel Fold – With cutting-edge tech and a sleek design profile, Pixel Fold is our most versatile form factor yet.  When folded, it provides a thoughtful hand size similar to what you’d get from a more traditional smartphone. Once you unfold it, you get an immersive 7.6" display perfect for media and multitasking. 

Stay on the go, worry-free

Whether you’re running errands, jumping between meetings, or heading out on an all-day hike, Pixel has you covered with plenty of storage options and a long-lasting battery that will work for more than 24 hours under most circumstances.2 The Adaptive Battery uses machine learning to power apps based on which are more or less important to you, and Extreme Battery Saver helps when you need to radically extend battery life. 

When it comes to picking which Pixel has the best battery life, all Pixel phones let you turn on Extreme Battery Saver to get up to 72 hours of battery life.12 And when that dies down, charge back to 50% in just 30 minutes with fast wired charging. For wireless charging, Pixel Stand is fast and convenient.13

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Made for you – deciding which Google Pixel to buy

Pixel phones are designed for memories, entertainment, and productivity. And with Google AI on every phone, Pixel is transformed from an amazing smartphone into a truly personal device, tailored to the way you use it and ensuring it gets better and more helpful over time.14 In addition, you can customise your lock screen or download wallpapers that speak to you. 

Pixel 8 Pro – With its stunning 2400 nit peak brightness and a variable refresh rate that intelligently adjusts from 1 to 120Hz, even in direct sunlight, you’ll love how Super Actua renders Ultra HDR images on its 6.7-inch display.14 And with its powerful processor, it’s great for gaming, too.

Pixel 8 – Pixel 8’s 6.2-inch high-resolution Actua display delivers sharp, vivid colours and rich detail, with a refresh rate up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and switching between apps.15 

Pixel 7a – With its slightly smaller display (6.1 inches), Pixel 7a is a great phone for emails and chats.

Pixel Fold – With a signature design including split-screen multitasking on its 7.6" display that gives you all the benefits of a tablet, Pixel Fold lets you do many things at once on apps optimised to take advantage of the larger screen – or enjoy a movie on its full screen. Keep it folded and the exterior screen lets you do all the usual tasks you’d expect from a Pixel phone – like responding to Messages, browsing Chrome, or using the suite of Call Assist features, such as Direct My Call, Call Screen and Clear Calling.

Takeaways
There’s a Pixel that best suits your needs – and fits your budgetThe Pixel lineup has different cameras, designs, and storage options to inform your choice No matter which Pixel you choose, Google’s powerful AI will help your phone grow more personal and helpful over time1
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  1. See g.co/pixel/updates for details on when your Pixel is eligible to receive Feature Drops. Availability of some Feature Drops may vary. 

  2. Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8: For “over 24 hours”: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 31 hours. Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. For “Up to 72 hours”: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. For both claims: Battery testing conducted in California in mid 2023 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that, for the “up to 72 hours” claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.
    Pixel 7a: Pixel 7a: For “over 24 hours”: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 31 hours. Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. For “Up to 72 hours”: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. For both claims: Battery testing conducted in California in late 2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that, for the “up to 72 hours” claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.
    Pixel Fold: For "over 24 hours": Pixel Fold: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 33 hours. Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. Battery testing based on mix of inner and outer screen use and conducted in California in early 2023 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower. For "up to 72 hours": Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. Battery testing based on mix of inner and outer screen use and conducted in California in early 2023 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that, for the "up to 72 hours" claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.

  3. Common Criteria certification for hardware and cryptographic library. See g.co/pixel/certifications for details.

  4. Among foldable phones in the US. Measurement does not include camera bump.

  5. Compared to earlier Pixel phones.

  6. Not available on all cameras or apps.

  7. Coming soon. Requires Google Photos app.

  8. Not available on all cameras or modes.

  9. Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8: recycled materials are at least 18% of phone based on weight.
    Pixel 7a: These recycled materials are at least 21% of product based on weight.

  10. Pixel 8 Pro: Designed to comply with dust and water protection rating IP68 under IEC standard 60529 when each device leaves the factory but the device is not water or dust proof. The accessories are not water or dust resistant. Water resistance and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and will diminish or be lost over time due to normal wear and tear, device repair, disassembly or damage. Phone is not drop/tumble proof and dropping your device may result in loss of water/dust resistance. Damage from drops, tumbles, and other external forces are not covered under warranty. Liquid damage voids the warranty. See g.co/pixel/water for details.
    Pixel 8: Designed to comply with dust and water protection rating IP68 under IEC standard 60529 when each device leaves the factory but the device is not water or dust proof. The accessories are not water or dust resistant. Water resistance and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and will diminish or be lost over time due to normal wear and tear, device repair, disassembly or damage. Phone is not drop/tumble proof and dropping your device may result in loss of water/dust resistance. Damage from drops, tumbles, and other external forces are not covered under warranty. Liquid damage voids the warranty. See g.co/pixel/water for details.
    Pixel 7a: Designed to comply with dust and water protection rating IP67 under IEC standard 60529 when each device leaves the factory but the device is not water or dust proof. The accessories are not water or dust resistant. Water resistance and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and will diminish or be lost over time due to normal wear and tear, device repair, disassembly or damage. Dropping your device may result in loss of water/dust resistance. Liquid damage voids the warranty. See g.co/pixel/water for details.
    Pixel Fold: Designed to comply with water protection rating IPX8 under IEC standard 60529 when each device leaves the factory but the device is not waterproof. The accessories are not water resistant. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and will diminish or be lost over time due to normal wear and tear, device repair, disassembly or damage. Dropping your device may result in loss of water resistance. Liquid damage voids the warranty. See g.co/pixel/water for details.

  11. Among foldable phones in markets where Pixel Fold is sold. Based on durability testing conducted by Google LLC. Testing includes folding and 1 meter tumble/drop tests using competitor and pre-production Pixel Fold phones. Pixel Fold is not drop proof.

  12. Pixel Stand sold separately. Wireless charging rates up to 23W charging with Google Pixel Stand (2nd gen). Up to 15W with Qi-certified EPP chargers (sold separately). Actual results may be slower. 

  13. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, screen is 6.7 inches. Actual viewable area is less. Dimension may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

  14. Not available for all apps or content. 

  15. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, screen is 6.2 inches. Actual viewable area is less. Dimension may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

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