The ultimate AI-powered camera phone is even more affordable! Meet the Google Pixel 8a

Four Google Pixel 8a handsets, in different colors, against a grey background
(Image credit: Google)

Google has just introduced the Pixel 8a, a more affordable version of its flagship Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones from last year. This new phone is now available for pre-order starting and will officially launch on May 14.

Priced at just $499 / £499 / AU$849, the Pixel 8a promises to disrupt our list of top budget phones by incorporating groundbreaking AI features previously found only in the most expensive Pixel models.

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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.