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Updated January 10, 2024·

When choosing a phone, the price is a major consideration. If cost-saving is priority, the Google Pixel 6a is more wallet-friendly. Both phones offer solid camera performance, but for those who value photography, the Google Pixel 7a has a substantially higher performing camera system. The Pixel 7a also features a more modern processor and battery life that will last almost as long as the 6a, despite the 7a having a higher refresh rate screen which can consume more power. If a smoother display is important to you, note that the 7a offers a higher refresh rate screen compared to the 6a. Both phones share similar display size and storage capacity, operate on Android, and lack an SD card slot or wireless charging, maintaining a sleek design with no headphone jack. The Pixel 7a also adds wireless reverse charging and an IP water and dust resistance rating, making it more versatile and potentially more durable. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 6a
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the Google Pixel 7a
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos

Key differences

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Photo Quality

Pixel 6a
Pixel 7a
The Google Pixel 7a takes very good photos, while the Google Pixel 6a takes good photos.


7.6 Hours
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Pixel 7a
6.9 Hours
The Google Pixel 6a has 7.6 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 7a has 6.9 hours of battery life.


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The Google Pixel 6a has a price of $400 and the Google Pixel 7a costs $499.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

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Pixel 7a
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 7a to have very good overall camera quality, while the Google Pixel 6a has good overall camera quality.

Video Quality

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

Screen Size

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

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

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6aGoogle Pixel 7a
Google Pixel 6aGoogle Pixel 7a


Operating System
Release Date
July 21, 2022May 10, 2023


Screen Size
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Pixels Per Inch
Display Type


Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
6 GB8 GB


Overall Camera Quality Score
Photos Score
Videos Score
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12.2 megapixels + OIS64 megapixels + OIS


Battery Life
7.6 Hours6.9 Hours
Battery Capacity
4410 mAh4385 mAh
Wireless Charging
Wireless charging Speed
0 W7.5 W
Reverse wireless charging


5.99" x 2.83"5.98" x 2.87"
6.28 oz6.84 oz
Back Material
Stereo Speakers


Dual SIM
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Version
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


Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Chalk, Sage, CharcoalSea, Snow, Coral, Charcoal
Stock Android
SD Card


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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?"

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."

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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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