There were times when we used to get flagship phones in the Rs. 50000-60000 range. Now, in that price range, we’re seeing more upper mid-range phones instead. Today Google launched the Pixel 8a in India, and we’re comparing the Google Pixel 8a vs iQOO 12.

Google Pixel 8a vs iQOO 12

Razzil considers the Rs. 40,000-50,000 range to be the true mid-range, with anything above that as upper mid-range.

Google Pixel 8a iQOO 12 Winner
Display 6.1″ OLED, 120 Hz, 2000 nits 6.78″ AMOLED, 144 Hz, 3000 nits IQOO
CPU Google Tensor G3 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 3 Tie
Storage 128/256 GB UFS 3.1 256/512 GB UFS 4.0 iQOO
Battery 4492 mAh 5000 mAh iQOO
OS Android 14 Funtouch 14 (Android 14) Google
Bluetooth v5.3 v5.4 iQOO
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 7 Tie
Camera 64MP + 13MP Ultrawide 50MP + 50MP + 64 MP Google
Front Camera 13MP 64 MP Google
Base Price Rs. 52,999 Rs. 52,999 Tie



While the iQOO 12 boasts advantages in most areas, Google’s renowned software magic elevates the Pixel 8a. The Pixel’s strength lies in its camera quality, AI features, and the promise of 7 years of OS and security updates, giving it a further edge.

If you prioritize raw power and upgrade your phone frequently (every 2 years), the iQOO 12 is a better fit. However, for those seeking a long-lasting device with excellent software, AI functionalities, and top-notch camera capabilities, the Google Pixel 8a is the way to go.


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