Pixel 8 technology: the mobile phones with which Google stands up to the iPhone and that promise to last seven years

Google has presented its new generation of phones, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, during 'Made by Google'

Pixel 8 technology: the mobile phones with which Google stands up to the iPhone and that promise to last seven years

Google has presented its new generation of phones, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, during 'Made by Google'. Terminals especially powered by artificial intelligence, a technology that the Palo Alto company has been betting heavily on for some time with its own tool, Bard. In addition, Google guarantees that they will have software support for seven years, including operating system updates, security and new features. They will also be easier to repair.

Inside, the Tensor G3 processor, in collaboration with the Titan M2 security chip, promises greater power without sacrificing fluidity. However, despite the various hardware improvements they have compared to previous models, what really sets this new phone apart is the implementation of AI. Artificial intelligence for all types of occasions and applied to all types of situations.

Among the things it is capable of doing is answering uncomfortable spam calls, those about changing telephone companies or saving on the electricity bill. Google's voice assistant will answer these calls, asking about the reason for the call and even indicating whether the phone's owner is interested or not. He will basically become a secretary with the ability to take telephone messages.

It is also capable of cleaning the audio of videos, eliminating noise, wind and even a dog's bark. Called Magic Eraser for Audio, it is a first-of-its-kind computational audio feature that uses advanced machine learning models to identify and layer sounds so you can control the volumes of each one.

As for photographs, the drama of being tagged in a photo in which your friend looks good and you with your eyes closed is over. Pixel 8 has the Best Version function that, based on several shots, allows you to individually select the facial expression you prefer.

Soon, Pixel 8 Pro will have a Video Optimizer. A feature that allows you to apply more advanced processing options to videos and adjust color, lighting, stabilization, and grain. Likewise, this function allows you to obtain videos in Night Vision mode with better video quality in low lighting conditions.

The 6.2-inch Pixel 8 screen, whose front and rear in the Pro version is Gorilla Glass Victus 2, with an overall size smaller than that of the Pixel 7, offers up to 42% more brightness than its predecessor , in various colors, lichen green, obsidian and pink. In the Pro version the screen is AMOLED LTPO with a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz, which can reach up to 2,000 nits of brightness and QuadHD resolution, while in the Pixel 8 it is a Full HD AMOLED with up to 120Hz.

Regarding the size of the screen of the Pixel 8 Pro, available in light blue, obsidian and porcelain, the screen reaches 6.7 inches and is the brightest developed to date by Google. Even in direct sunlight, with ultra HDR technology it is capable of being seen clearly. If we take a look at the load, Pixel 8 has 4,575 mAh, while the 8 Pro exceeds 5,050 mAh, with fast and wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.3, Wifi 7, 5G, facial recognition and fingerprint reader.

These Pixels will also be the first phones to have the new version of Android 14, with functions such as wallpapers generated with artificial intelligence and ultra HDR. AI above all. A curiosity is that on the back of the Pixel 8 Pro, a temperature sensor is integrated with which you can measure the temperature of any object, from the degrees of the oil in a frying pan to whether the milk in the baby bottle is It's too hot.

One of the decisive qualities of the Pixel for many of its regular users is the quality of the photos. In the new Pixel 8, the lens is larger and the macro focus is even more powerful. For its part, the telephoto lens has the ability to capture up to 56% more light, with up to 10x optical magnification. To take the best selfies, the front camera has autofocus.

The main camera of Pixel 8 is the same as that of Pixel 8 Pro, to which is added a new ultra-wide-angle lens with macro focus. Although the key to the cameras is not in their guts, but in the brain of the Pixel 8 itself. The big leap between the previous model and this one, in terms of photographs, is in the editing tools.

The camera app interface is more intuitive and in the case of Pixel 8 Pro, you have access to Pro Controls, which offer more professional control options. For example, you can adjust the shutter speed or ISO sensitivity or take 50 MP photos over the entire zoom range.

Another of the new improvements that it will have is the Google Photos Magic Editor, an edition assisted by generative AI to retouch the photo, modifying the position and size of people and objects. It even allows you to delete people and elements from the photo.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro can be purchased from 799 and 1,099 euros, respectively. Of course, its price varies depending on its storage capacity. Being able to choose between 128 (799) or 256 GB (859) in the case of Pixel 8, and 128 (1,099), 256 (1,159) or 512 GB (1,299) in the case of the Pro. Both devices will be available from 12 October in stores such as Google Store, Amazon, Orange, El Corte Inglés and Mediamarkt, expanding the options for Spanish users.

As for the Pixel Buds Pro, Google includes new features such as automatic conversation detection or compatibility with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro's super broadband Bluetooth, which doubles the bandwidth available for voice, as well as new colors. They also have AI functions implemented to improve the clarity of calls and their sales price does not change, remaining at 229 euros.