The Google Pixel 8 Pro, now offered at a record-low price of $799 (originally $999), represents a major advancement in AI-powered smartphone technology. Its cutting-edge Tensor G3 chip drives an array of AI-enhanced functions, significantly improving photography, video recording, and audio quality. This sale price makes the Pixel 8 Pro's high-tech features more accessible than ever.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the Pixel 8 Pro's three upgraded cameras, including a 50 MP wide camera with an f/1.68 aperture. The Pro version elevates autofocus capabilities with multi-zone laser detection, and its ultra-wide camera is enhanced from 12MP to 48MP.
Innovative AI-driven photo and video editing tools are also a highlight. In our testing of the Pixel 8 Pro, we were particularly impressed by the more advanced ability to remove unwanted objects in photos. Features like "Best Take" and "Audio Magic Eraser" facilitate crafting perfect group photos and removing unwanted background noise from videos. The Pro adds "Zoom Enhance" for post-capture image sharpening and "Night Sight" (available soon in a software update) for improved night shooting.
For more hands-on control, the 8 Pro offers a full manual mode, allowing adjustments to ISO, shutter speed, focus, and the choice between JPEG or RAW formats. The integration of Google's generative AI chatbot, Bard, into the Google Assistant (coming soon in a software update), promises a more intuitive and responsive user experience, capable of performing tasks like creating meeting recaps or assisting in social media posts.
The device features a new, brighter Super Actua OLED display, offering exceptional visibility and sharpness in our testing. We found it easy to use in direct sunlight and other brightly lit environments.
Another standout feature is the long-term Android OS support, with the promise of seven years of upgrades, ensuring the device stays current with AI advancements until 2030. With the planned longevity and sale price, this Google Pixel 8 Pro deal presents a unique opportunity for consumers to access high-end technology at a reduced price.
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