Google Pixel 8 vs Google Pixel 7a: A Specs Comparison

This article will compare two smartphones Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 7a smartphones by Google.

Let’s compare the Google Pixel 8 smartphone and the Google Pixel 7a devices and find the best smartphone among the two.

Google Pixel 8 vs Google Pixel 7a
Google Pixel 8 vs Google Pixel 7a

Google Pixel 8 vs Google Pixel 7a

Google Pixel 8 smartphone has a better OLED display panel, with a large screen size of 6.2″ display, and comes with gorilla glass victus protection. The Pixel 7a smartphone offers an OLED display panel, with a screen size of 6.1″ display, and features gorilla glass 3 protection. Google Pixel 8 smartphone supports 120Hz Fast refresh rate and HDR10+ support, while the Google Pixel 7a offers 90Hz refresh rate and HDR support.

About the processor, the Pixel 8 smartphone is powered by the new Google Tensor G3 chipset with a fast and better primary clock speed of 3.0 GHz and provides a better performance than the Google Pixel 7a. The Pixel 7a smartphone packs with Google Tensor G2 chipset with a primary clock speed of 2.85 GHz.

Coming to the camera setup, Both smartphones offer a dual rear camera setup, but the Google Pixel 8 smartphone offers a 50MP main camera sensor and a 12MP ultrawide camera. The Google Pixel 7a smartphones feature a better 64MP main camera and a better 13MP ultrawide camera, but the Pixel 8 comes with AI features that make the Google Pixel 8 smartphone better in camera than the Pixel 7a.

Even in the front-facing camera setup, the Google Pixel 8 smartphone offers a 10.5MP selfie camera, whereas the Google Pixel 7a smartphone offers a better 13MP selfie camera.

Regarding battery backup, the Pixel 8 smartphone packs a big battery of 4575 mAh non-removable battery, and supports a fast wired charging of 27w, a wireless charge of 18w, and reverse wireless charging. Google Pixel 7a smartphone houses a 4385 mAh non-removable battery and supports 18w wired charging and 7.5w wireless charging.

In the final verdict, the Pixel 7a does offer better specs, than the Google Pixel 8 device, but when looking at the overall specifications, the Pixel 8 smartphone has turned out to be the best.

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Google Pixel 8 vs Google Pixel 7a Specs


Release Date04 October 202310 May 2023
Dimensions150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9 mm (5.93 x 2.79 x 0.35 in)152 x 72.9 x 9 mm (5.98 x 2.87 x 0.35 in)
Weight187 g193.5 g


Network Connectivity2G,3G,4G,5G2G,3G,4G,5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD5.3, A2DP, LE


ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 (4 nm)Google Tensor G2 (5 nm)
Primary Clock SpeedNona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)Octa-core (2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
Operating SystemAndroid 14Android 13, upgradable to Android 14
GPUImmortalis-G715s MC10Mali-G710 MP7


DisplayOLED, HDR10+, 1400 nits (HBM), 2000 nits (peak)OLED, HDR, 90Hz
Screen Size6.2 inches, 91.1 cm2 (~85.5% screen-to-body ratio)6.1 inches, 90.7 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolutions1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~429 ppi density)
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz


Rear Camera50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.2, 126˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, AF
64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Front Camera10.5 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.22µm, PDAF13 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm


Storage 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM128GB 8GB RAM


Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint Sensor
Proximity SensorYesYes


Battery CapacityLi-Ion 4575 mAh, non-removableLi-Po 4385 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charger 27W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

18W wireless

Reverse wireless
18W wired, PD3.0

7.5W wireless
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Comparing the overall specifications of the two devices, the Pixel 8 smartphone is better than the Google Pixel 7a smartphone.

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