Google PIxel 8 Pro Obsidian - techbuzzireland

For several years now I have been using the Google Pixel devices and there is always one in my hand no ter what else I am testing or using they have been a staple device for me and this year is the first year I have gone with the pro even though it is bigger the size of phones for me was getting out of hand and with the Pixel 8 Pro I have become custom to the bigger size again and now loving it.

The look and feel of the device is as expected from Google with lots of new features making it a production tool and much more and  the design language is the same as before which is nothing new these days and I am fine with this. The back of the device has the traditional camera bar and nice texture on the back and the bar stands out and makes a statement and better looking that the rounded camera hump offerings in my opinion.

The keys on the side are placed well being a bigger phone and I have big hands so this would suit me better obviously and the keys are tactile and work well and of course with biometrics better this year you have face unlock and the under display fingerprint unlock which now is better and more functional with the face unlock on the Pixel 8 Pro.

So asides all the aesthetic looks for the Pixel 8 Pro the device feels solid looks solid and not to cumbersome in the hand and for me ideal for media consumption too amongst all the other AI features now baked into it.

We only have the device a few days so our full review will be up soon but we have been testing it out to the max the last few days we do have it and have some image and video samples attached below and we take a tour of the device and so far even so early in the review process which realistically takes more than a few days I am super impressed with what you get for you hard earned money and being my daily driver now it has been fast with good battery life it must be said so far being a power user and i have loaded it with all my apps and over time we will see how it gets on but for now it is dam good.

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Unboxing and walkthrough of the Google Pixel 8 Pro 


10 Things to Know About Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro


1 – Featuring the new Google Tensor G3 processor, it brings Google AI to help you do more throughout your day. With a fully upgraded pro-level triple rear camera system including a 5x telephoto lens and groundbreaking editing features, every photo and video is stunning. Its high resolution 6.7-inch Super Actua display is brighter than ever and intelligently adjusts between 1 and 120Hz for responsive performance and power efficiency. And for the first time ever in a Pixel, it features a thermometer.

Quickly get the temperature of objects like beverages and cookwarexnig  by simply scanning them with your Pixel 8 Pro. Pixel 8 Pro starts at 1099 euro. It’s available in Bay, Porcelain, and Obsidian.

2 –  Pixel 8. Powerful in every way. Helpful every day. Meet Pixel 8. The helpful phone engineered by Google, with upgraded rear cameras, powerful security, and an all-day battery.1 It has the new Google Tensor G3, Pixel’s most powerful chip yet, and Google AI to help you do more throughout your day.2  With stunning image quality and groundbreaking editing features, you’ll want to share every photo and video. And Pixel 8’s 6.2-inch Actua display delivers sharp colors and vivid details, with an improved refresh rate of up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and gaming.

3 – Beautifully crafted. Durable by design. Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro both feature fresh, modern designs with softer silhouettes, new finishes, and stylish new colors. Pixel 8 Pro is crafted with a polished aluminum frame and, for the first time on a pro Pixel, matte back glass. Pixel 8’s smaller form features a satin metal frame and polished back glass. Both phones are made with recycled materials. With their durable design and IP68 protection, the phones can handle slips, spills, and dust.

Both displays are immersive, with slim, symmetrical bezels, and are scratch resistant: Pixel 8 Pro features Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, and Pixel 8 is built with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus.®

4 – Google Tensor G3: the power behind Google AI on Pixel. Google Tensor G3 is Pixel’s most powerful chip yet, and brings the latest in Google AI to the Pixel 8 phones. Since Google Tensor was introduced with Pixel 6, its AI capabilities have dramatically increased – the biggest machine learning model on Pixel 8 is 10X more complex compared to Pixel 6. So you get even more of the cutting-edge photo and video features that Pixel is known for, and new, smarter ways to get things done throughout your day.1 With the help of Tensor G3, Pixel’s Call Screen can now detect and filter out even more spam calls.2

Plus, Tensor G3’s advanced image processing and next-generation design bring Google AI innovations to more areas, like
audio and video quality. Improved Clear Calling gives you high-definition crystal clear phone calls, and Audio Magic Eraser lets you erase distracting sounds from videos.

5 –  The Pixel 8 Pro camera. Pixel’s best camera yet. The Pixel 8 Pro camera system includes fully upgraded pro-level cameras for better low-light photos, sharper selfies, and Pixel’s best zoom and video yet. Coming soon, Pixel’s new Video Boost technology will deliver HDR+ and enhanced color grading for professional-looking videos, plus Night Sight Video for the first time ever. Pro controls enable advanced camera settings and high-resolution photography. And new features like Magic Editor,Best Take, and Audio Magic Eraser let you perfect any photo or video.

Night samples


6 – The Pixel 8 camera. Amazing photos and videos, every time. The upgraded rear Pixel 8 camera has advanced image processing to reveal vivid colors and striking details in almost any light. Now with Macro Focus, the smallest subjects can become spectacular images. And you can take your group photos to the next level with Best Take, which combines similar pictures into one where everyone looks their best. Plus, features like Audio Magic Eraser for video and Magic Editor for photos let you capture every moment just how you want to remember it..

7 –  7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates. Pixel phones are engineered to last and get better over time. With your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll receive the latest OS and security updates for 7 years, and new, helpful features with Feature Drops every few months.

8 –  Security you can depend on. With Google Tensor G3 and the Titan M2 security chip, both Pixel 8 phones are built
with multiple layers of security to help keep your personal info safe. And they come with VPN by Google One built in to help protect your online activity no matter what app or web browser you use. You can also use Face Unlock for more things, like app sign-ins and payments, thanks to Tensor’s advanced machine learning. And Pixel now comes with 7 years of security updates, so it keeps getting more secure over time.

9 –  Save time and do more with Google Assistant. Google Assistant helps you do even more on Pixel. You can now ask Assistant to summarize, read aloud, and translate web pages. Using Google AI, Assistant can paraphrase what’s on your screen into key points. Assistant voice typing lets you write messages twice as fast with your voice and now lets you type, edit, and send
messages in multiple languages seamlessly.Google Assistant also understands more natural conversation and can pick up on pauses and “um”s, so you can speak at your own pace. And At a Glance shows more useful info right on your screen, like travel updates, event tickets, and more.

10 –  Help making calls. And avoiding them. Phone calls are easier with Pixel Call Assist, a set of features that help with everything from making calls to avoiding them. Google Assistant can now detect and filter out even more spam calls. If you’re too busy to pick up, Pixel can tell you who’s calling and why. Pixel also features a more realistic-sounding Assistant to engage with callers more naturally. And with improved Clear Calling, Pixel reduces your caller’s background noise – so you can hear them more clearly.

See more on the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

Day samples

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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