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Google Pixel 8a: Don't want to spend more money? Check out the best alternatives to the Google Pixel 8A

It was said that the Google Pixel 8a phone will be launched during the anniversary Google I/O tech conference. But to everyone's surprise, the tech giant announced it in India on May 7. The handset comes with the standard Pixel 8 inspired design and various 'Artificial Intelligence' (AI) based features. The new Pixel phone also offers several notable features. Its price in this country starts from Tk 52,999.

Many people are interested in buying Google Pixel 8a because it comes with interesting features. However, not everyone can afford a phone that costs more than Rs 50,000. So today we are going to reveal 5 popular models as alternatives to this new model. Some of which are very affordable. The list includes handsets from OnePlus, Nothing, Samsung, Apple brands as well as a Google Pixel model. But before looking at the options, let's know the features of the Google Pixel 8a phone.

Google Pixel 8a : Rs 52,999 (base variant)

With a matte finish and polished aluminum frame, the Google Pixel 8A phone features a 6.1-inch Full HD Plus OLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. This touchscreen supports 120 Hz refresh rate, 430 ppi pixel density, 16 million colors, 2,000 nit peak brightness and HDR technology. It uses the company's own in-house Tensor G3 chipset and Titan M2 security co-processor.

The device runs on the latest Android 14 operating system. As a result, users will get the benefit of various AI-based features including Circle to Search, Pixel Call Assistance and Gemini. It has a dual camera unit at the back. These are – 64-megapixel primary sensor with OIS + 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. Meanwhile, there is a 13-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The handset comes with stereo speaker system and in-screen fingerprint scanner. For power backup, it will get a 4,492mAh capacity battery, which supports 18W wired charging and 7.5W wireless charging.

Google Pixel 8a Smartphone Alternative 5 Model List

1. OnePlus 12R: Rs 39,999

The OnePlus 12R smartphone features a 6.78-inch 1.5K (2780×1264 pixels) ProXDR LTPO AMOLED touchscreen. The refresh rate of this display is 120 Hz and supports Dolby Vision technology. The device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and Adrenaline 740 GPU. Android 14 based Oxygen 14 custom skin will be available as operating system. Again, for power backup, there will be a 5,500 mAh capacity battery, which supports 100 W fast charging. It has an under-display optical fingerprint sensor for security.

2. Nothing Phone 2a: Rs 27,999

Coming with a transparent back panel design with the brand's 'signature' glyph interface, the Nothing Phone 2A model features a 6.7-inch Full HD Plus flat OLED display surrounded by narrow bezels. The design of this display is punch-hole (centered) style and it supports 120 Hz refresh rate, 1300 nits peak brightness and HDR10 technology. MediaTek Dimension 7200 Pro processor is used in it. It has integrated ChatGTP, which facilitates multiple artificial intelligence based tasks. The Nothing Phone 2A model has a 5,000mAh capacity battery, which supports 45W fast charging. It will get an in-display fingerprint scanner for security.

3. Google Pixel 8: Rs 64,990

Another rival of the new Google Pixel 8a phone is its sibling, the standard model Pixel 8 of the series. It has multiple AI features including photo editing mode. The phone has a 6.17-inch Full HD Plus OLED display, which supports 120Hz refresh rate, 2,000 nits peak brightness and HDR technology. The company's own Tensor G3 processor based on 3 nanometer architecture has been used in this device. It has Titan M2 security chip. The Google Pixel 8 smartphone running Android 14 operating system has a 4,485mAh battery with 24W wired and 18W wireless charging technology. This model is currently considered as one of the best camera smartphones available in the market.

4. Samsung Galaxy A55: Rs 45,999

Samsung Galaxy A55 comes with a lower price than the Google Pixel 8a phone. But its features are great. This 5G phone has a 6.6-inch full HD Plus (2340×1080 pixels) sAMOLED display with Gorilla Glass Victus protection, which supports 120 Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits peak brightness. The device comes with Exynos 1480 processor, Android 14 based One UI 6.1 custom skin and 50 megapixel triple rear camera unit. The Samsung Galaxy A55 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. As a security feature, it has an under-display optical fingerprint sensor.

5. Apple iPhone 14: Rs 58,999

Coming with a flat-edge aerospace grade aluminum frame, the Apple iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch (2,532×1,170 pixels) Super Retina XDR OLED display with 60 Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits peak brightness, P3 wide color. Supports Gamet, Dolby Vision and HDR technology. It has the company's own A15 Bionic chipset. Again, iOS 16 is pre-loaded as an operating system. Talking about the camera department, it has a 12-megapixel dual rear camera setup and a 12-megapixel selfie shooter. Face ID feature is also available as a biometric security option.

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