Are the Google Pixel an alternative to the iPhone 15 Pro? Let’s see it below

The Google event in 2023 brought many surprises, the most obvious of all was the launch of the new Pixel 8 and 8 Pro along with the Pixel Watch 2, to which we have to add for the first time in history, an Android device has more years of updates than Apple iPhones. Let’s get to know the general characteristics of a new generation that I really liked.

New Pixel 8 and 8 Pro smartphones

Next, we are going to see the main characteristics of the new Google Pixel 8a device that, unfortunately, as has been happening in recent generations, has risen in price again, but is below devices from Apple and the Korean firm Samsung.

  • 6.2-inch “Actua” OLED display with 60 to 120 Hz refresh rates
  • Google Tensor G3 Chip
  • 128 or 256 GB of storage
  • 8GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 7
  • Matte aluminum frame (100% recycled) and glass back.
  • 50MP main camera
  • 12MP Ultra Wide Camera
  • New 10.5 MP dual front camera with face unlock
  • Gorilla Crystal Diet
  • 7 years of OS, security and feature updates

Once we have seen the features of the Pixel base, we are going to see below the Pro serieswhich substantially improves the basic generation, reaching up to 12 GB of RAM.

  • 6.7-inch “Super Actua” LTPO OLED display with variable 1-120Hz refresh rates
  • Google Tensor G3 Chip
  • Up to 1TB of storage
  • 12GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 7
  • Polished aluminum frame (100% recycled) and matte back glass.
  • 50MP main camera
  • 48MP Ultra Wide Camera
  • 48MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and 30x Super Res Zoom
  • Autofocus and secure face unlock for the 10.5 MP selfie camera
  • Professional manual camera controls
  • Gorilla Glass 2
  • Coming soon: “Video Boost” processing
  • 7 years of OS, security and feature updates

New watches

Under the same structure as Apple, Google has presented its second generation of Smarwatch, with a rectangular design and a digital crown that is very reminiscent of the Apple Watch. It is available in three colors: white, black and a light blue that looks like it will sit very well in the hand. Personally, I don’t find them prettier than Apple Watches. Let’s know its characteristics below:

  • 41mm wide and 12.3mm thick
  • Housing made from 100% recycled aluminum
  • Interchangeable bands
  • Always-on display protected by custom Corning Gorilla Glass 5 3D
  • 320 ppi AMOLED, brightness up to 1,000 nits
  • physical crown
  • Sleep tracking
  • Heart rate/ECG, blood oxygen and skin temperature measurements via new triple sensor system
  • 40% more accurate heart rate tracking during “vigorous activities”
  • 5 ATM (50m water resistance)
  • 24-hour battery life with 306 mAh capacity
  • Powered by Qualcomm 5100 SoC with Cortex M33 coprocessor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage
  • Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11n, NFC, GPS with optional 4G LTE
  • Comes with Wear OS 4.0

Specs-wise, the Apple Watch is still quite a bit better, not just on paper, but also from a software point of view. Google has a long way to go if it wants to attract customers and be an alternative to both the Apple Watch and the smartwatches of the Android world.