5 phones you should buy instead of the Google Pixel 8a

By Pankaj

 Build Quality: The Pixel 8 boasts a metal and glass body compared to the Pixel 8a's plastic construction, offering a more premium feel. Battery Life: The Pixel 8 delivers significantly longer battery life, lasting up to two days on a single charge compared to the Pixel 8a's single-day endurance.  Charging Speed: The Pixel 8 supports faster 27W charging, surpassing the Pixel 8a's 18W rate.pen_spark

OnePlus 12R offers last year's top chip (Snapdragon 8 Gen 2) for faster performance, up to 16GB RAM for smooth multitasking, and a massive 6.78-inch display. It matches the Pixel's 120Hz refresh rate and boasts even faster charging (80W). However, the camera falls short, and you miss out on Google's AI magic. Great for performance but lags in camera and AI.

Samsung Galaxy A35 if you like the Pixel 8a's price, build, and display. A35 has a similar plastic body but feels better in hand. It offers a great 120Hz AMOLED display but lower peak brightness. Cameras are good but not as impressive as Pixel's. Battery life is shorter (1 day) and charging slower (30W). A35 wins on price though, starting at $400 ($100 less than Pixel 8a).

India May Implement Fee Per Number This Motorola phone offers a built-in stylus for note-taking and creativity. At $400, it boasts a decent display (6.7-inch OLED, 120Hz) and solid performance (Snapdragon 6 Gen 1). It even outshines the Pixel 8a in battery life (2 days) and charging speed (30W). However, the camera quality suffers, especially in low light. The biggest drawback is just one guaranteed software update, unlike Pixel's 7 years. If you prioritize a stylus and software updates aren't a dealbreaker, this saves $100 over the Pixel 8a.

Don't rule out the Nothing Phone 2 ($599). It boasts a powerful processor (Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1), a gorgeous 120Hz OLED display, and a long-lasting battery (1.5-2 days). The unique Glyph lighting system (back lights) is a cool bonus for notifications and more. But the camera struggles in low light, and water resistance is weaker than the Pixel 8a. If a fun design, great performance, and you can live with a so-so camera, this is a strong Pixel 8a alternative for $100 more.