Among the Pixel 8a’s interesting feature list is the same Google Tensor G3 processor that powers the flagship Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. While not quite as nippy as the most powerful processors on the market, the G3 is an important part of Google’s AI vision and powerful enough for all the day-to-day tasks we’ve thrown at Google’s latest flagships.

However, historically, the A series hasn’t performed quite as well as the flagship series despite using the same chip. Likewise, the slightly more affordable Pixel 8 seems to perform ever so slightly worse than the top-of-the-line Pixel 8 Pro. At least, as far as you can see in benchmarks, there doesn’t feel like a lot between the two in hand.