The new Pixel 8 Pro shows off the latest developments from software giant Google, so it’s no wonder is jam-packed with features other smartphones can only dream of. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models are built around AI-powered tools that create an even more personal, secure, and interactive phone experience. To help new users wrap their heads around the numerous updates, this guide walks you through important tips and tricks for Pixel 8 Pro.
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Unveiling the Best Tips and Tricks for Pixel 8 Pro
Unlock the Pro 8’s full potential via several tips and tricks for Pixel 8 Pro. The new Google Pixel 8 Pro is a step up from the standard Pixel model, shooting its performance into the stratosphere. Google consistently delivers impressive software features and the 8th generation brings key updates to the phone’s camera, image editing, and AI tools.
Exploring the Top Features of Pixel 8 Pro
With so many upgrades and new features compared to previous versions, it can be challenging to decide on the best Pixel Pro features.
Top highlights include:
- 6.7-inch Super Actua display
- AI-powered image editing tools
- 12 GB of RAM
- Google tensor G 3 chip
- Titan M2 security chip
Diving Deeper into Pixel 8 Pro's Advanced Camera System
The Pixel Pro 8’s camera combines stellar hardware with photo editing tools that almost seem magical. Let’s first break down the specs behind the updated camera system.
Like its rivals, Samsung and Apple, the Pixel Pro 8 boasts a trio of rear camera lenses, each with around 50 megapixels. The device’s recognizable camera bar on the back of the phone features a 50 MP main camera, 48 MP ultra-wide camera, and 48 MP telephoto lens for up to 5x optical zoom. The front-facing camera is a 10.5 MP selfie camera.
Pixel Pro Camera Tips
Make the most out of your Pixel Pro’s camera by using all its coolest functions:
- “Best Take” to select the best facial expression
- “Magic Editor” to move and resize objects in an image
- “Night Sight” for improved astrophotography
- “Video Boost” to optimize video in low-light conditions
“Best Take” Shows Your Best Side
The Pixel Pro introduces a new feature called Best Take, which allows users to change a person’s facial expression in a photo. You’ll need to snap several photos in a row, and then you can select the preferred take by swapping out faces until you find the one you like best from the series. It even works with multiple subjects in the photo so each person can choose their favorite shot— say goodbye to accidentally closed eyes or awkward smiles! Use Best Take by selecting a photo, pushing the Edit button, and selecting the Best Take option from the Tools list.
"Magic Editor" for Photo Wizardry
Another tech-savvy photo tool on the Pixel cameras is the Magic Editor. As you can guess by the name, it helps users work some serious image editing magic and resize or move individual objects in a photo. You can now play around with the position of things like people or pets in an image and let your imagination run wild! This fun feature is one of the Pixel Pro camera tips users get most excited about, especially considering other smartphones don’t have this kind of built-in editor.
To use Magic Editor, open the Google Photos app and select a photo, then press Edit. There’ll be a colorful photo icon in the left-side corner to start the Magic Editor. Tap and hold the desired object in the image to select it— then pinch to alter the size or drag it to a new spot in the photo.
Mastering Night Photography with Pixel 8 Pro
Shoot night photography like the professionals with the added features of the Pixel 8 Pro. Low-light conditions are notoriously difficult for compact phone cameras but Google provides new modes like Night Sight and Video Boost to help out with Pixel Pro night photography.
"Night Sight" for Amazing Astrophotography
The Night Sight feature is specially designed to improve shots of the night sky. This innovative mode alters the camera’s shutter speed, taking multiple 16-second long-exposure photos that are then merged together to produce a high-quality shot.
Simply open the camera on your Pixel and tap Night Sight, which will be confirmed by a message that says “Astrophotography on”. Press the shutter button and leave the Pixel to do its thing. Google recommends that users place their Pixel on a tripod— if you don’t have one, try to find a spot to prop up your phone so it stays steady until it’s finished snapping the photo.
"Video Boost" When the Light is Low
Night Sight can be combined with Video Boost for successful video recording when light is at a minimum. Simply go to the camera app, click on Settings, then turn on Video Boost— when you hit record, the camera’s software will zero in on and enhance the brighter areas and moving parts of the video. This helps to avoid grainy nighttime video clips and can bring out important elements like facial expressions, shining stars, or colorful fireworks.
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Cool Things Your Google Pixel Can Do
The Pixel is so jam-packed with new capabilities that it can be easy to overlook some of its most interesting functions:
- Built-in temperature sensor
- “Audio Magic Eraser” to remove background noise
- 24+ hours battery life
One of the Google Pixel's hidden features that flies under the radar is the all-new temperature sensor built into the back of the phone. The sensor can detect the surface temperature of an object a few inches away. It’s not yet approved to accurately measure body temperature, but that may be an incoming upgrade to transform this new feature into something even more useful.
Audio Magic Eraser
Google AI-powered tools now let users remove background noise from video via the Audio Magic Eraser. This handy video feature produces crystal-clear audio so you can record out in the open, whether you’re at a busy cafe or public park. Select the video you want to optimize, click Edit, and find the Audio Eraser option. You can use the slider to lower the volume of the undesired sound in the video.
How Long Does the Pixel 8 Pro Battery Last?
Google claims the Pixel Pro 8 battery can last more than 24 hours on a single charge and up to 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode. That’s some serious battery life for people who are always on the go.
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Addressing the Weaknesses of Google Pixel
Even with all its flashy software updates, the Pixel 8 Pro isn’t perfect. Only so much technology can fit in the palm of our hands so it’s to be expected that there are some Google Pixel limitations— but like any dedicated tech fans, we are always searching for more.
Expert opinions and user ratings highlight a few of the Pixel 8 Pro’s cons, including average battery life and underwhelming processor performance compared to its competitors. Historically, Google smartphones stand out because of their attention to cutting-edge software, so it’s not far-fetched that the hardware falls slightly short of that of their rivals. Some Pixel 8 users also reported that the new features feel gimmicky rather than truly useful functions.
Comparing Pixel 8 Pro with Other Models
If you’re considering purchasing a Pixel 8 Pro, you’re likely also considering the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S23. It’s a tight competition at the top of the smartphone market and each model has its own advantages. When comparing the Pixel 8 Pro vs. competitors, the Google-engineered device delivers seriously cool software features like smart image editing and Google AI tools.
Pixel 8 Pro vs. Competitors
The Pixel 8 Pro impresses users with its integrated Google software support and magical photography tools. The high-quality screen shines bright, but it’s a close competition between rival smartphones. Take a look below at the differences between the Google Pixel, Apple iPhone, and the latest Samsung Galaxy S23.
Google Pixel 8 Pro vs. iPhone 15 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
|Google Pixel 8 Pro
|iPhone 15 Pro Max
|Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
|Google Tensor G3
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
|None (face unlock)
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Mastering the Pixel Tips App
Google understands that introducing so many new features can feel overwhelming, so they’ve created the handy Pixel Tips App. Users can hop into the app to discover new features and functionalities on the Pixel 8 Pro or get a refresher on what’s available.
Simply search for “tips” in the search box of your Pixel Pro and you’ll be directed to using Pixel Tips app. The app is especially helpful because Google consistently updates its software, extending new features to users across the entire Pixel lineup. This way, you can stay in the know throughout years of software updates for a long time into the future!
Enhancing Your Pixel Pro 8 Experience
We can’t discuss every feature in this article, but it’s important to share some of the best ones for enhancing Pixel Pro 8 usability. A fantastic trick that can save you time and effort is the Live Caption mode which automatically adds captions to videos, podcasts, and phone calls. Activate it by pressing the volume button and tapping the Live Caption icon. Google says the captions are stored locally on your device so you don’t need to worry about privacy concerns.
Another addition to the tips and tricks for Pixel Pro 8 is the ability to snap a photo simply by raising your hand to the camera. A similar feature has been around for a while on other smartphones, and this one involves raising your palm to the camera to initiate a 3- or 10-second photo timer.
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The Pixel 8 Pro features cutting-edge tech that can transform you into a professional photographer and enhance your daily phone use. Leverage the tips and tricks in this article to get the most out of your new Pixel 8 Pro, including protecting with a heavy-duty ROKFORM Rugged Pixel 8 Pro Phone Case. Drop a comment below to tell us about your favorite tips for the Google Pixel 8 Pro!
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