With a robust portfolio of Pixel phones, Google has established itself as a contender to Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market. Pixel phones are extremely efficient and feature a distinct style, and include a suite of AI-enhanced cameras.

This article will help you select the best Pixel phone for your budget and needs regardless of whether you’re looking for an upgrade or are simply curious to see what Google offers. We’ll discuss the specifications of battery life and screen size, camera quality and capabilities of each phone in depth. We’ll also look at which models are available and compare them against each one to make the process of choosing a Pixel phone as simple as possible.

We’ve rounded up our top picks of the best pixel phones, starting with the top-of-the-line Pixel 7 Pro. This is the top Pixel smartphone available. It provides a premium experience for the same price as rival phones from Apple or Samsung. The camera’s quality is unmatched at this price. The 6.1-inch 90Hz OLED Actua display has vibrant colors and sharp contrast. And the powerful Tensor G2 processor handles tasks easily. It doesn’t quite blitz through games like Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro or Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, but it’s not a problem for most users.

The second-best Pixel phone is a slightly older, but still competent Pixel 6a. It was voted as the seventh best Pixel phone by our readers, even though it’s a bit older than the more recent models that are available. It offers the best Pixel Experience at an affordable price and comes with the same commitment to ongoing software updates as the Pixel 8 Pro. This includes quarterly Pixel feature drops that enhance features and capabilities over time.