The comparison between the Google Pixel Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is an interesting one. For some time now, Samsung’s Tabs have dominated the Androids tablet world. But recently, other tech companies like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and vivo are now showing face. And the recent Android company to join the race is Google with the latest Pixel Tablet. But how do these two tablets compare?
Beginning with their cost, the Google Pixel Tablet is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. The Google Pixel Tablet has a starting price of $499. In contrast, the Galaxy Tab S8 costs $629.
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Google Pixel Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
|Specs||Google Pixel Tablet||Samsung Galaxy Tab S8|
|Display||10.9″ LCD||11-inch LCD|
|13MP + 8MP rear|
|Chipset||Tensor G2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Storage||128/256 GB||128/256 GB|
|Battery||up to 12 Hours||Up to 12 Hours|
|Software||Android 13||Android 12 (upgradeable to Android 13)|
|Colors||Porcelain, Hazel, and Rose||Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver|
There’s no significant difference in the display quality. The Google Pixel Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 features similar screen quality. None of them have an AMOLED panel, instead, both tablets have LCD touchscreen with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution. Additionally, they both are supportive of S-pen.
Google Pixel Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 comes with 4 stereo speakers. However, the Google Pixel Tablet has a charging dock with integrated speakers. This large speaker delivers more impressive results. So the Google Pixel Tablet has a better audio performance when the dock is being utilized.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is faster and has a better performance than the Google Pixel Tablet. Although, both tablets are capable and powerful to handle daily tasks smoothly. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G chipset paired with 8/12 GB RAM and 128/256 GB storage. In contrast, the Google Pixel tablet uses a Tensor G2 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128/256 GB storage options.
Another advantage of getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is that it supports Wi-Fi 6e connectivity and has a microSD slot for storage expansion. In contrast, the Google Pixel Tablet has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and unfortunately, there’s no microSD slot.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 has a better camera system than the Google Pixel Tablet. The Galaxy Tab S8 has a dual rear setup consisting of a 13MP main + 8MP UW and upfront is a 12MP cam for video conferencing (it can record video in 4K resolution). Unlike the Google Pixel Tablet with an inferior 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. And can only shoot video in 1080p.
Google Pixel Tablet runs Android 13 OS out of the box and will receive three years of software upgrades. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 booted Android 12 out of the box and will receive three/four years of software upgrades. Both tablets are the pinnacle of Android tablets with a clean UI experience.
Does the Google Pixel Tablet have a stronger battery life than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8? The answer is no. The Pixel Tablet is rated for up to 12 hours of usage, and the same goes for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. And they both support USB-C charging.
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Conclusion: Google Pixel Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 has a better performance and camera than the Google Pixel Tablet. However, you should consider the “Ecosystem factor”. Which one suits your home and the devices you have? If you have Google devices within your home, the Pixel Tablet will make more sense, as it will work seamlessly with other of your Google devices. And same goes for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.
Buy the Google Pixel Tablet
|Buy on Amazon||$499.00|
|Buy on Amazon(UK)||£599.00|
|Buy on Amazon(EUR)||€679.00|
Buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
|Galaxy Tab S8||Price|
|Buy on Amazon||$629.99|
|Buy on Amazon UK||£610.00|