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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a higher-quality camera, the Google Pixel 6a would be a better choice, offering superior photo capabilities. However, if battery life is more important for you, the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) has a larger battery, which may translate to longer usage between charges. Additionally, if screen size is a deciding factor, the Moto G Stylus boasts a larger display, which could be better for media consumption or productivity, especially with its integrated stylus. Both phones have the same storage capacity and run on Android, but the Pixel 6a offers exclusive Google features that you won't find on the Motorola. The Pixel 6a is slightly more expensive than the Moto G Stylus, which you should consider if budget is a constraint. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 6a
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Good performance
Advantages of the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022)
  • Excellent battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.6
Pixel 6a
Moto G Stylus (2022)
4.6
The Google Pixel 6a has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.4
Pixel 6a
Moto G Stylus (2022)
4.6
The Google Pixel 6a takes good photos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.2
Pixel 6a
Moto G Stylus (2022)
4.5
The Google Pixel 6a takes good videos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) takes poor videos.

Battery

7.6 Hours
Pixel 6a
Moto G Stylus (2022)
10.0 Hours
The Google Pixel 6a has 7.6 hours of battery life. The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) has 10 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6a has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) is 6.8 inches.

Cost

$400
Pixel 6a
Moto G Stylus (2022)
$150
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The Google Pixel 6a has a price of $400 and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) costs $150.
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How the Google Pixel 6a and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6aMotorola Moto G Stylus (2022)
Google Pixel 6aMotorola Moto G Stylus (2022)

GENERAL

Price
$400
$150
Brand
GoogleMotorola
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
July 21, 2022April 27, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.8"
Resolution
2400 x 10802460 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
429395
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorSD695
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.6/104.7/10
Photos Score
7.5/104.7/10
Videos Score
7.3/104.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12.2 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.6 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
4410 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoNo
Wireless charging Speed
0 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.99" x 2.83"6.65" x 2.98"
Weight
6.28 oz7.58 oz
Back Material
PlasticPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.25.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e5
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)1, 2, 5, 12, 14, 24, 26, 29, 30, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Chalk, Sage, CharcoalSeafoam Green, Steel Blue
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoYes

Shopping

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Google Pixel 6a

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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?"

Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022)

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Android Authority

Eric Zeman | March 2023
"The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022)’s battery life is outstanding. It is a stylus lover’s best affordable option with a large screen, competitive battery life, and solid performance. It is a workable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which costs more than twice as much."

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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.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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