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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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91%would recommend to a friend
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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, especially for the price

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing Camera, Smooth display, Flagship Features and amazing Price to Performance. Very happy with the Pixel 8a, the phone runs very smoothly thanks to the Tensor G3 and I hardly notice the "Thick Bezels" especially with a case on. Feels great in the hand thanks to those curved corners

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome pixel phone

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great phone at the value for money price tag. Would recommend it to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The camera is so awesome!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The phone is everything I wanted. Good price. High quality phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pixel 8A: Not Your Average A-Student

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Pixel 8A is like the cool younger sibling of your average flagship phone. It's got most of the same specs, but with a little less flash and a whole lot more fun. The Good Stuff * Camera: Takes photos that'll make your friends think you hired a pro (or at least used a fancy filter). * Battery: Lasts longer than your attention span during a lecture. * Price: Won't break the bank, leaving you more money for pizza (research shows this is important). The Maybe Not-So-Good Stuff * Speed: Not exactly a cheetah, but it's faster than a sloth on vacation (so there's that). * Design: Looks pretty slick, but maybe a little less exciting than a rainbow unicorn. The Verdict: If you're looking for a phone that takes great pics, keeps up with your social media addiction, and won't empty your wallet, the Pixel 8A is your best bet. Just don't expect it to win any phone beauty pageants.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Phone

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Excellent phone. No complaints. A very significant upgrade from my Pixel 6a. I particularly like the smooth scrolling. Also, the Pixel 6a wasn't able to access T-Mobile's new millimeter wave ("Standalone") 5G. The Pixel 8a has no problem accessing all T-Mobile bands. I prefer Pixel "A" series phones to the flagship Pixels. Not only is the "A" series priced more reasonably, but also the lower camera bump of the "A" series Pixel phones makes them easier to fit in my pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to be back!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have been on iOS for the last four years. My 12 mini was starting to show its age. With that said, I was in the market for a new phone so I began my research on what Android has been up to. I came across a flossy video on YouTube unboxing the 8a. The rest, as they say, is history. I am glad to be back on pure Android and the phone itself is perfect! Ordered for in-store pick up, satisfied with the time from order to pick up, four days I believe. Again, beyond happy with this phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Seamless Integration

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I went from a 4a to this, and it feels like a better and faster version of my old phone. Just the act of switching everything over is such an easy process. If life was as easy. My preference has always been Android under Google phones, and this phone, certainty, enforces my belief.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pixel 8a

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I upgraded from a Pixel 3a, so this was a big jump. I've noticed some apps load and run faster. I am sure I have quite a bit yet to learn about using this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great phone! My previous phone was also a pixel and I love the ease of upgrading. Great camera, great interface with all my Google items (e.g. email, photos, drive).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Google Pixel 8A and Best Buy

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The customer service provided by Jason was only the start of an excellent experience. I am still learning about the phone, so far, I am very pleased with the ease of use and the picture quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great specs in an economic package. The 120 Hz variable refresh rate screen is something I didn't know I needed until I experienced it. The wireless charging adds convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth a swap from Samsung

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Upgraded from an S22+. Definitely smaller, less vibrant display than a flagship Samsung. But clean Android and processor speed make it worth the slight downgrade - much more pocketable too

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Dream

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great phone. The AI features are awesome and not gimmicky at all. Battery life is great and performance is awesome as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Google Pixel 8a 5G 256GB Unlocked

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Wonderful phone, but the camera was quite up to what it was advertised to be. Camera is my most highly valued feature, along with speed, power, and memory capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal on a great mid level unlocked phone

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Gift for my husband, early Father's day. He likes it very much. Takes great pictures and it's unlocked at a good price and promo

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone with a reasonable price.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Switch to Pixel 8a from 6a. Pixel 8a is faster and better quality. love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Google pixel

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great product was an excelent buy and the people in the Store was nice

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Honestly, it runs smoothly, and the battery lasts all day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid phone

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Way better than the 6a I had previously. Leaps and bounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A good buy!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This was a gift and so far so good! Thanks best buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, reliability, portability and design. Editors are less positive about GPS navigation and have mixed opinions about battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 100/100 = Excellent quality.
  • gsmarena.comRating, 4.1 out of 5GSMArena Team on May 29, 2024

    Google Pixel 8a reviewGoogle Pixel 8a is now available in many markets, be it via the official Google Store or third-party retailers. It looks a lot like the OG Pixel 8; it

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  • TechRadarRating, 4 out of 5Philip Berne on May 17, 2024

    Google Pixel 8a review: more future for less moneyA computer brain for a bargain

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  • The VergeRating, 4 out of 5Allison Johnson on May 23, 2024

    Google Pixel 8A review: the sensible choiceHear me out: out of Google's entire Pixel lineup, the A-series budget phone makes the most sense.

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  • Tom's GuideJohn Velasco on May 7, 2024

    Google Pixel 8a hands-on review: Same low cost, smarter AIExtended software support also means it's good for many years

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  • WIREDJulian Chokkattu on May 13, 2024

    Google Pixel 8AGoogle's latest budget Android phone has great cameras, a fun design, and seven years of software support.

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  • Android CentralRating, 4.3 out of 5June 14, 2024

    Google Pixel 8a review: AI for the rest of usThe Google Pixel 8a is the finest mid-range phone the company has ever made, with flagship-level AI and camera features, seven years of support, and the most brilliant software in the industry. The Pixel 8a lets you save hundreds without losing

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  • androidpolice.comWill Sattelberg on May 16, 2024

    Google Pixel 8a review: A great phone that I'm not sure you should buyThe Pixel 8a might be Google's best A-series device yet. Our review explains why it's so difficult to recommend

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  • Tech AdvisorRating, 4 out of 5Chris Martin on May 30, 2024

    The Pixel 8a is still the phone I'll recommend to friends – despite flawsI'd still like to see upgrades in some areas but for the typical phone buyer, Google's latest mid-range effort makes for a good value choice

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