Google Pixel 8a Gaming Test – Honkai: Star Rail, Genshin Impact, COD: Warzone Mobile & PUBG

As far as mid-range devices go, there are usually differences in hardware performance when compared to their flagship counterparts. Google, however, has built a tradition around outfitting both its top-end and more affordable models with the same processor, allowing users to enjoy matching prowess between their family of devices.

With the Google Pixel 8a, we’re happy to report that performance does not detract far from the flagship model right out of the box. Packing Google’s latest Tensor G3 chip and a 6.1-inch OLED screen, the hardware elements come together nicely to ensure that this wallet-friendly option doesn’t disappoint any budget-conscious users looking to eke out additional value from their handset.

Amid the slew of gaming phones on the market, it gets the job done with minimal fuss. Pitting it against the likes of Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, Honkai: Star Rail, and Genshin Impact yielded a competent showing in the field, save for small frame rate drops from time to time. For the most part, the gameplay experience ran smoothly – as seen in the video above.

The Google Pixel 8a will be available in Singapore starting 14 May, with the base model retailing for S$799 (8GB RAM and 128GB storage).