Who's Ordering The Pixel 8a

Mikey D_PhD

Well-known member
Apr 4, 2011
Visit site
Ordered mine Thursday. My P6 is having some battery issues.

Received today (5/11). Setting up now. Obsidian 256GB.

Liking the more rounded corners. Fits in hand easier than the 6. Plastic back is grippier than the glass on the 6.
  • Like
Reactions: mustang7757


Mr. Wonderful
May 31, 2021
Visit site
I'm curious about the poor PWM dimming thing I read about only on the AC review last week. No one else mentioned it in reviews, but now reading it again it's not confined to the 8a model.

I'm thinking of a 24 month phone + sim plan for the first time in 12 years; and seeking the best bang for the bucks. The 8a has some decent deals here, although I would lean toward the regular Pixel 8 if similarly available and the outright purchase price is now similar.

Has this been discussed before on the 8's and 7's etc.?

Seems a prominent omission to me, whether you are highly susceptible to flickering, or mildly so.

Not disrespecting anyone's choice. I would think most people who purchased a Pixel were not aware of it.


  • Screenshot_2024-05-18-14-58-47-521_com.android.chrome.jpg
    543.8 KB · Views: 16