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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you often take photos and want a phone with a more powerful camera, especially for zoom photography, the Google Pixel 6 Pro with its telephoto lens and higher-resolution main camera could be the right choice despite being more expensive. However, if you prefer a newer model and don't mind a slightly less capable camera, the Google Pixel 7a could be more cost-effective while still offering a solid camera experience and some newer Pixel-exclusive features. The Pixel 6 Pro has a larger and slightly higher resolution screen, which could benefit media consumption, but it means the phone is also physically bigger and might be less comfortable for those who prefer a more compact device like the Pixel 7a. Both phones share the same modern features like high refresh rate displays, but the Pixel 6 Pro has a higher refresh rate which could make the interface feel smoother at the cost of potentially reduced battery life compared to the Pixel 7a. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a screen size of 6.71 inches and the Google Pixel 7a is 6.1 inches.

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$450
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$499
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The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a price of $450 and the Google Pixel 7a costs $499.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 7a
8.0
The Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have very good overall cameras quality.

Photo Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 7a
8.0
The Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel 6 Pro both have very good photos.

Video Quality

7.3
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 7a
7.3
The Google Pixel 6 Pro and Google Pixel 7a both have good videos.

Battery

6.7 Hours
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 7a
6.9 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has 6.7 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 7a has 6.9 hours of battery life.

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How the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Google Pixel 7a compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6 ProGoogle Pixel 7a
Google Pixel 6 ProGoogle Pixel 7a

GENERAL

Price
$450
$499
Brand
GoogleGoogle
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022May 10, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.71"6.1"
Resolution
3120 x 14402400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
512429
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorTensorG2
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
12 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/108/10
Photos Score
8.1/108.1/10
Videos Score
7.4/107.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS64 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.7 hours6.9 hours
Battery Capacity
5003 mah4385 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
23 w7.5 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.45" x 2.99"5.98" x 2.87"
Weight
7.41 oz6.84 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e6e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 (SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta SunnySea, Snow, Coral, Charcoal
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Camera Roughly equal
Better Battery Roughly equal
Better ScreenGoogle Pixel 6 Pro

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

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TechRadar

James Peckham | August 2022
"The Google Pixel 6 Pro has one of the best screens you’ll find on a smartphone, and you’ll get a bright and bold picture no matter what you’re doing. That’s a big deal for many, and for some it may be reason enough to buy this phone. Its main sensor is fantastic, the telephoto is strong and there are new exciting software features too."

Google Pixel 7a

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | May 2023
"The Pixel 7a is the best midrange Android phone — period. The camera doesn’t always nail it, but it’s impressively capable for this class. And even though it’s pricier than last year’s model, it comes with some serious upgrades not often seen in this class, like wireless charging."

About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

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