February 29, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Google's Pixel 8 announced the 'best smartphone' of 2023

Google Pixel 8 has won the 2023 Phone of the Year award at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

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The award was presented by the GSMA, which hosts the Global Mobile Awards at MWC every year.

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The Google Pixel 8 won the 2023 Phone of the Year award over competitors like the iPhone 15 Pro series, OnePlus Open, Samsung Galaxy S23 series, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, as per media reports.

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However, the best smartphone award was won by Apple's iPhone 14 Pro in 2023 and iPhone 13 Pro in 2022, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra won the award in 2021.

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Specifications:

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The Google Pixel 8 supports an impressive 2000 nits of peak brightness and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on both the front and back panels.

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In terms of camera capabilities, the Pixel 8 offers a strong performance with a 50MP PD wide primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 10.5MP selfie camera.

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It is powered by a 4,575mAh battery that supports fast charging, including Qi wireless charging. Additionally, the device maintains an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

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The Pixel 8 runs on the Tensor G3 processor. It is paired with 8GB of RAM and offers storage options of up to 256 GB.

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Software-wise, the Pixel 8 comes preloaded with the latest Android 14 operating system.

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Google has committed to extending software support for up to seven years, ensuring the device receives security patches and major Android OS updates until Android 21.

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