Google Pixel 8 vs. Pixel 7a: Which is the better Black Friday deal?

Black Friday deals face-off Google Pixel 8 vs. Google PIxel 7a
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Top Black Friday deals are swirling all around the internet at the minute. It's a tornado of terrific transactions and its heading right for us. In all the screaming and confusion it can be hard to judge where to spend your hard earned cash. One pressing question I'm facing at the moment is, "Should I grab the Google Pixel 8 for $549, or save a little extra and pick up the Google Pixel 7a for $374?"

Both are fantastic smartphones, each backed by Google and an exclusive Pixel feature set. But which is the best deal? Well, lets keep this short and sweet by summarizing our Google PIxel 8 vs. Google Pixel 7a face-off:

  • Performance: The Google Pixel 8 is a fantastic device, it offers an upgraded Tensor G3 chipset (over the Pixel 7a's reliance on Google's last gen processor the Tensor G2), promising improved performance and efficiency.
     
  • Cameras: While the cameras of both phones differ, each has its own strengths with the Pixel 7a touting a higher 64MP main shooter, and the Pixel 8's 50MP alternative featuring a superior aperture for improved shooting under a wider variety of light.
     
  • Display: The Pixel 8 also includes a slightly larger 6.2-inch, 120Hz Adaptive OLED display (as opposed to the Pixel 7a's 6.1-inch 90Hz Adaptive OLED panel).

Which is the better Black Friday deal?

Google Pixel 8 (128GB): $699

Google Pixel 8 (128GB): $699 $549 @ Amazon
Save $150 on Google's latest Pixel 8 smartphone during the Google Store Black Friday sales. Enjoy a top-tier Android and photography experience powered by Google's all-new Tensor G3 chipset with AI features on board to make the most of every moment.

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Google Pixel 7a: $499

Google Pixel 7a: $499 $374 @ Amazon
Save $125 on Google's impressive budget-friendly Pixel 7a smartphone during the Google Store Black Friday sales. Enjoy a top-tier Android and photography experience for less with the Pixel 7a's rich features and smooth performance. It's the Pixel experience you love, at a price you can't argue with.

Google Pixel 8 Pro (128GB): $999

Google Pixel 8 Pro (128GB): $999 $799 @ Amazon
Save $200 on the Pixel 8 Pro during the Google Store's Black Friday sales. The Pixel 8 Pro is the Android flagship of choice when it comes to rich feature sets, quality photography results, and cutting edge AI tech for editing, enhancing, and answering life's many mysteries on the go.

Rael Hornby
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Rael Hornby, potentially influenced by far too many LucasArts titles at an early age, once thought he’d grow up to be a mighty pirate. However, after several interventions with close friends and family members, you’re now much more likely to see his name attached to the bylines of tech articles. While not maintaining a double life as an aspiring writer by day and indie game dev by night, you’ll find him sat in a corner somewhere muttering to himself about microtransactions or hunting down promising indie games on Twitter.