Exciting, smart and innovative! The new Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro have just entered the predominantly competitive world of Android. To stand out from the competition, it brings some fascinating new features that will entice business consumers to try the phone. After carefully evaluating it, we think you should too.
Though it’s not as spectacular as other high-end phones, this phone still has enough potential to be considered for a business phone. Especially when we’re looking for affordable phones. Let’s weigh in.
The Magic Editor and other AI features are not just for fun, they can do serious business.
We all saw the jazzy ad, and there was not much for business consumers to go wow. However, these features have a lot to offer. The Magic Editor enhances pictures. It can remove unwanted objects, adjust the lighting and colours, and even change the sky in your photos.
Likewise, video boost creates more vivid videos and the best face feature selects the best face for up to five people in a picture.
These features will be incredibly handy for creating stunning visuals for your business’ websites, and social media posts, or for promoting products and services.
With editing this easy, we can already imagine estate agents using it to post the ideal home pictures and marketing teams in every business selecting the best faces of employees within one picture, or cropping out all the mess in the background with AI’s help.
All this AI magic is what makes Google Pixel 08 perfect for businesses, entrepreneurs and content creators who don’t want to spend too much on digital marketing.
Google Pixel 8 introduces AI assistance in handsets.
The phone understands us better, it’s more human in both sound and nature. It summarises videos, audio, websites and most importantly, emails. It can set priorities more intelligently, proofread your docs, respond to a call on your behalf and give reminders even if you haven’t set them. The phone feels genuinely helpful.
All these minute additions make our work so much easier, that now Google Assistant is one of our favourites for business.
Better sound recognition and audio erasers will soon be a must-have for business phones.
The Pixel 8’s audio eraser feature removes unwanted noise from your audio recordings, such as people talking in the background or traffic noise. This along with improved sound recognition capabilities is a plus point for anyone handling a business.
Who wouldn’t want smoother calls with clients and customers? And in business terms, it also means better customer service.
The display gets the job done.
Google Pixel 8’s sharp and bright display works well with Android 14. The animations and the attention to detail are sublime, making the overall user experience feel like it’s a premium phone.
The increased screen brightness is good for business leaders on the go! It will also offer a smooth and responsive performance for your business apps even when you’re multitasking. As a cherry on top, the variable refresh rate conserves battery life, as it can dynamically adjust the refresh rate of the display.
Performance-wise, Google still needs to catch up.
It’s not a phone that has it all. Pixel 8 and 8 Pro come with tensor G3 which is quite powerful, but you will experience some slight sluggishness after heavy usage and the phone can occasionally heat up.
If you’re looking for super fast processing speeds and need a phone for heavy usage, Samsung and iPhone have better chipsets and therefore offer better performance.
And this is only a problem for gamers or heavy phone users. If you’re running a business, it will not affect your productivity unless there are multiple heavy apps running simultaneously.
With a little compromise on performance, if we take into account a surprisingly good camera, AI features and 7 years of software updates that too at comparatively cheaper prices, Pixel 8 is a good deal.
The shape is… quite comfortable.
As opposed to a lot of other reviews out there, we don’t mind the camera belt that looks like a headband. Although It’s not our best choice for a sleek-looking business phone. Cough, cough (iPhone and Samsung). It still is quite comfortable to hold due to its rounded edges and the frosted glass back. So if you ignore the camera belt, it’s pretty convenient to hold the phone and carry it around.
Lastly, the 7 years of software update certainly has our attention.
Finally, a phone that gives 7 years of Update! This is what makes the phone a good choice for businesses.
Once bought, we can stick to it for a long time. While people tend to upgrade phones every 2-3 years, business leaders prefer sticking to phones for longer. This is also highly useful if you’re getting phones for your employees. A good phone with 7 years of updates can make both you and your employees happy.
Pixel 08 vs 08 Pro, what’s the difference?
|Google Pixel 8
|Google Pixel 8 Pro
|6.2-inch OLED, 120Hz
|6.7-inch OLED, 120Hz
|Google Tensor 3
|Google Tensor 3
|50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide
|50MP wide, 48MP ultrawide, 48MP telephoto
|Starting at £699
|Starting at £899
Which one to buy?
Pixel 8 Pro is the best Pixel phone, but it’s also more expensive. If you’re looking for a more affordable Pixel option, go for the Pixel 8.
If you haven’t upgraded your phone in the past 3-4 years, this phone will exceed your expectations. We will not recommend it to Pixel 7 users unless you’re highly interested in the new AI features. Even then, we’ll say wait for the next generation to come as this one has just introduced the concept.
Lastly, from a business point of view, it’s best for business startups and SMEs or even for those looking for multiple handsets.
Google Pixel has one of the best cameras, its design is simple and unique, and now with Bard and AI features, it’ll be worth buying. Also, it is not as pricey as the latest iPhone or Samsung’s and still gives you a premium feel.
Get a business phone plan for the Google Pixel 8 or 8 Pro.
Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are now available on monthly contracts. The price for Pixel 8 starts from £29 per month and Pixel 8 Pro at £37 per month.
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