The surcharge for the new Pixel 8 smartphone is also justified by the new display.
You can certainly complain about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7’s display, and rightly so. There were simply too many inadequacies. With the Pixel 8 series, Google has upped its game significantly and integrated significantly better panels. This is supported by other experiments.
with colleagues from XDA They measured the Pixel 8 Pro again and got very strong values. Whether it’s automatic or manual brightness, the Pixel 8 Pro’s peak values are significantly higher than the Pixel 7 Pro’s and are finally at the flagship level.
|100% windows||80% window||10% window||1% window|
|Pixel 7 Pro manual brightness||578 nits||577 net||589 nits||588 nits|
|Pixel 8 Pro manual brightness||968 nits||965 net||983 net||985 net|
|Pixel 7 Pro auto brightness||964 net||1048 net||1512 net||1619 net|
|Pixel 8 Pro auto brightness||1489 net||1619 net||2117 net||2215 net|
But it’s not just the maximum brightness, which plays an important role outdoors, it has made a huge leap. Electricity consumption is also very low. On the one hand it is now at the level of the competition, on the other hand it is much lower than the Pixel 7 Pro.
|machine||Display power @1000 nits||Maximum display power|
|Pixel 7 Pro||6.4 watts||6.4 watts @ 960 nits|
|Pixel 8 Pro||3.0 watts||5.0 watts @ 1430 nits|
|Galaxy S23 Ultra||3.8 watts||4.5 watts @ 1140 nits|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||3.9 watts||5.2 watts @ 1140 nits|
More benefits are noticeable in everyday life
I was able to notice in my tests and in everyday life that, even though summer is over, the Pixel 8 Pro no longer gets as hot in direct sunlight and it doesn’t slow down either.
The prices of new devices have gone up, but there’s good reason for that. For example, if the flagship displays eventually need to be installed, I’d be happy to accept a higher price.