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Find the Google Pixel 8a at the best price with this buying guide

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Google's Pixel 8a is the affordable version of the Pixel 8 which has just been made official on May 7, 2024. The smartphone represents a balance of services allowing an official price of €549, more contained than that of the higher variants. high-end, the Pixel 8. Whether it's the performance, the screen, the artificial intelligence or even its photo talents, the Pixel 8a offers an almost equivalent experience at a lower price for daily use.

All with a pure Android experience, and access to the latest developments in the ecosystem before all of the Android competition. Of course, even as it stands, the price of the Pixel 8a is already very aggressive… you cannot easily find this level of services with this refined software experience among the competition. However, Google lets resellers adjust the price downward over the months.

Which ensures you will find attractive offers. For this reason, we offer you this guide to buy the Google Pixel 8a at the best price, which is updated frequently to ensure you find the best Pixel 8a prices on the web  :

Where to buy Google's Pixel 8a ?

Like its predecessor, the Pixel 8a is distributed at Fnac-Darty, Boulanger , Orange, SFR, Bouygues, Auchan, Carrefour, Cdiscount and Amazon.

Guide to buying the Google Pixel 8a

The best price to buy a Pixel 8a on the official Google website is €549, but over time we find lower prices from third-party resellers. To make your research easier, we offer the Pixel 8a price comparison table. Here is the complete price table for the Pixel 8a, for France:

The strong points of Google's Pixel 8a

  • Advanced Google Tensor G3 processor for exceptional performance
  • 64 MP and 13 MP dual cameras deliver superior image quality
  • Water and dust resistance with IP67 certification
  • Attractive price for a robust technical sheet

It should be noted that this model is almost identical to the Pixel 8, except for a few elements. However, to make the Pixel 8a price more affordable, Google has made some concessions which should matter very little to most of its users. The device is really very close to its premium counterparts as shown in our file on the Pixel 8a.

Why buy Google Pixel 8a

Before buying the Pixel 8a, we suggest you continue reading which will allow you to discover all the advantages of this smartphone, whether in terms of the technical sheet or its features. The fundamentals are the same again this year: in addition to having the same processor as the Pixel 8, the Pixel 8a also offers the same features at the heart of the user experience. This is particularly the case for its photography capabilities, all with an almost identical design.

Performance and photos: almost everything from the Pixel 8 , except the price

Find the Google Pixel 8a at the best price with this buying guide

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Despite its more affordable price, the Pixel 8a has exactly the same Tensor G3 processor as the high-end versions, all for top performance, whether in terms of the fluidity of the interface, its GPU for enjoy the best games on the Play Store, or its AI enclaves which allow both local generative AI functionalities – and exceptional photo renderings.

On this model, the Tensor G3 processor is combined with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. In addition, the affordable smartphone also benefits from Google's advanced security chip – which notably provides you with unbreakable encryption in use cases that benefit from it, from Android security to end-to-end encryption in your private conversations, including Google Pay.

On the back, the Pixel 8a has an advanced set of photo sensors: a 64-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. On the front, we have a 13 megapixel sensor for selfies, which allows unlocking by facial recognition.

In fact on this point the basic Pixel 8 has selfie sensor of lower definition (10.5 Mp). To be more precise, the definition of all the sensors of the Pixel 8 is lower, but the sensors of the latter capture a little more light thanks to larger pixels. According to our tests, the difference in rendering is however largely compensated by the smartphone's AI. We don't notice much difference in most scenarios.

The Pixel 8a screen, a great spectacle all in 120 Hz

The Pixel 8a's screen looks exactly like that of the Pixel 8. The only real difference is a slightly more compact panel, 6.1″ against 6.2″ for the Pixel 8. Beyond that you are not making the slightest compromise here: the Pixel 8a is indeed OLED, a must for the rendering of contrasts and colors. It has an FHD definition, and is equipped with a 120 Hz refresh rate – when many competitors in this price category are satisfied with 60 Hz or 90 Hz in 2024.

Autonomy and fast charging of the Pixel 8a

The Google Pixel 8a is also great if you need battery life. It can last more than 24 hours without forcing, or even more thanks to Android's particularly advanced battery life optimization mode on these models.

Charging is very fast on the Pixel 8a: the PD3.0 standard is there, with the added bonus of the little luxury that wireless charging represents. However, it is slower, at 7.5W. This feature is often omitted in the competition's category.

Where to buy the Pixel 8a cheaper in France in 2024 ?

Find the Google Pixel 8a at the best price with this buying guide

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As you can see, the Pixel 8a is value for money that is difficult to find among the competition. What's more, it is stripped of bloatware and other overlays that certain brands have mastered more or less well. So without further delay, here are the best options for buying the Pixel 8a at the best price in France.

Currently, the best deal for the Pixel 8a 8/128 GB is €549 at Google and most retailers – We suggest you add this article to your bookmarks and come back regularly to find the best price for the Pixel 8a in the blink of an eye.

Here is a price comparison table for Google's Pixel 8a which lists in an updated way the best prices available in France.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116