With a plethora of Pixel phones, Google has established itself as a contender to Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market. Pixel phones are highly efficient and have a distinct look, and include a suite of AI-enhanced cameras.
This article will help you pick the most suitable Pixel phone for your needs and budget regardless of whether you’re looking for an upgrade or just want to explore what Google has to offer. We’ll go over the specs, battery life, display size and quality of the camera, as well as the capabilities of each device’s software in detail. We’ll also review the models available and how they compare to each one another to make the process of selecting the right Pixel phone as simple as possible.
We’ve put together our top picks of the top Pixel phones, beginning with the top-of-the-line Pixel 7 Pro. This is the best Pixel phone on the market, offering a premium experience at a price that is less expensive than phones from Apple and Samsung. Its superb cameras (front and back) are unmatched at this price, its 6.1-inch 90Hz OLED Actua screen offers a bright color and contrast, and the phone’s powerful Tensor G2 chip handles tasks with ease. It’s not as capable of playing games as fast as Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra but that isn’t going to stop many users.
The second-best Pixel phone is the slightly older, but highly capable Pixel 6a. Our readers voted it the seventh best Pixel smartphone, despite being older than other models. It offers the best Pixel experience at a reasonable price, and comes with the same long-term commitment to software updates as the Pixel 8 Pro. This includes quarterly Pixel feature drops that add new features and capabilities over time.