The S23 also has a compact footprint, very powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset, and offers a telephoto camera which the Pixel 8 lacks.
iPhone 15 is the most popular premium smartphone and it finally comes with a USB-C port. It also offers great camera and long software support.
For those on a budget, the OnePlus 11 is a great option since it has a good display and a competent camera setup.
The Galaxy S22 from last year can be purchased at a heavily discounted price online. It is quite similar to the S23 and makes for a great value buy.
For those who want the Pixel software experience but don't want to spend a lot on the Pixel 8, the Pixel 7a is an enticing option.