Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel 6a

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BEST RATING
Overall Camera:
4.2
CAMERA: Good7.6/10
SIZE: Medium Android
BATTERY: Good7.3/10

The Google Pixel 6a is a budget-friendly smartphone with a plastic body, and it runs on Android. It offers a modest screen size of 6.1 inches with an OLED display that is not curved. The camera system is capable, providing very good still photo quality and good video quality, including 4K video recording. For those prioritizing photography, the Pixel 6a has exclusive camera features like Magic Eraser. It has decent battery life and comes with 128GB of storage. However, it lacks features such as a high refresh rate screen, and it does not support expandable storage with an SD card. Despite its plastic construction, it has a quality build and supports 5G connectivity. The Pixel 6a uses Google's own Tensor processor, and with 6GB of RAM, it performs well for everyday tasks. It offers classic Pixel features such as call screening and "Hold For Me" for user convenience. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




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Pros
  • OLED display with always on feature
  • Pixel-exclusive call and camera features
  • Under display fingerprint sensor
  • Solid camera quality with HDR video
  • Android operating system with updates
Cons
  • No wireless charging capability
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No 8K video recording
  • Maximum 60Hz screen refresh rate

Ratings by Category

Overall Camera:
4.2
The Google Pixel 6a boasts a robust photos software experience, enhancing image quality and enabling features like Magic Eraser, and its cameras deliver good selfie quality which is very important for users who frequently take self-portraits.
Photos:
4.2
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.
Battery Life:
4.1
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Videos:
4.1
The Google Pixel 6a records good videos primarily because it has robust video stabilization and supports high video resolution and framerate, ensuring smooth and detailed footage. Additionally, the phone offers quality audio capture alongside its video capabilities, making for clear sound to go along with the visual content.
Performance:
4.1
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$400
Brand
Google
Operating System
Android
Release Date
July 21, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
429
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
Tensor
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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7.6/10
Photos Score
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7.5/10
Videos Score
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7.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12.2 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
4410 mAh
Wireless Charging
No
Wireless charging Speed
0 W
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.99" x 2.83"
Weight
6.28 oz
Back Material
Plastic
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.2
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
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

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Chalk, Sage, Charcoal
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
No

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Ars Technica

Ron Amadeo | July 2022
"it's very hard to find fault with the Pixel 6a. It has a processor that, in the US at least, blows away other Android phones in this price range. The design is great, the camera is fine, and the price is right. What's not to like?"

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