The Pixel A series has always been Google’s way of distilling the best of the Pixel experience into a budget phone, and the brand-new Pixel 8a is no exception. It’ll be compared, pretty fairly, to the regular Google Pixel 8 because the Big G has got itself into a bit of a bind when trying to differentiate the Pixel 8a from its vanilla flagship. However, as a standalone upgrade from the Pixel 7a, there are some things I really like about the Pixel 8a based on just a few days of testing it.

What I like about the Pixel 8a: Design

Pixel 7a vs Pixel 8a vs Pixel 8 back covers