The Pixel A-series has been offering some of the best value-for-money phones in recent times, packing flagship features into a sub-$500 price tag. The Pixel 7a continued this tradition, boasting some of the most impressive specs ever seen on a Pixel A-series phone. But if all the rumors about the Pixel 8a turn out to be true, we could get a phone that further blurs the lines between A-series and Pixel flagships.

It’s natural to feel conflicted about snatching up the already brilliant Pixel 7a or holding out for the potential powerhouse that is the Pixel 8a. We don’t have all the answers yet, but based on everything we know so far, here’s what you need to consider before making a decision.