Google’s Pixel portfolio has made it an important rival in the smartphone market, with Apple and Samsung. Pixel phones perform well and have a distinct look and come with a variety of AI-enhanced cameras.

This article will help you select the best Pixel phone for your budget and needs, whether you’re looking to upgrade or are just curious to explore what Google has to offer. We’ll cover the specs, display size, battery life and camera quality as well as the software capabilities of each model in detail. We’ll also discuss which models are available and compare them against each one another to make choosing the best Pixel phone as easy as possible.

We’ve compiled our top picks for best Pixel phones, starting with the flagship Pixel 7 Pro. It’s the top Pixel smartphone available. It provides a premium experience for a price that’s lower than competitors from Apple or Samsung. Its excellent cameras are unmatched at this price. The 6.1-inch 90Hz OLED Actua display is awe-inspiring with its vivid colours and high contrast. And the powerful Tensor G2 processor handles tasks with ease. It can’t play games as fast as Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra but that shouldn’t stop most users.

The second-best Pixel phone is a bit older, but still capable Pixel 6a. Our readers voted it the seventh-best Pixel smartphone, despite being a bit older than the other models. It offers a premium Pixel experience at a budget cost, and has the same long-term commitment to software updates as the Pixel 8 Pro. This includes quarterly Pixel Features Drops that provide additional functionality and capability over time.