The Google Pixel 7 series had been launched recently this month. But Google had not launched any Google pIxel 7a compact phone. So, the Pixel 6a could the best option to buy in 2022 not only for compact size but for affordability. The Google Pixel 6a comes with a 6 GB + 128 GB variant only at a price of Rs.35,000 which makes this phone not the best phone as compared with many aspects of any phone. This Google phone is made for some selected users only not for all kinds of users.
Why you should buy the Google Pixel 6a? Google has always tried to give a stock experience of android to all its Pixel phones. This phone is for those who want to experience the stock android on a budget and also not compromise with other features like camera, design, compact size, and more. The Google Pixel 6a is a true definition of android phones and kept some flagship features. For example, it is just like Apple iPhone SE competitors. Also, read Best Phone Under 12000 In India [October 2022].
Google Pixel 6a Specifications
• Display size: 6.1-inches
• Resolution: FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) OLED
• Processor: Google Tensor
• Camera: 12.2 MP wide, 12 MP ultra-wide, 8MP selfie
• Battery: 4410 mAh
• Storage: 128 GB
• RAM: 6 GB
• Weight: 178 g
• Water resistance: IP67
Google Pixel 6a Pros And Cons
|OLED Panel||60Hz Refresh Rate|
|Best Cameras||Slow Charging|
|In display fingerprint |
|No SD card slot|
|Premium Design||No face recognition|
Google Pixel 6a Design
The first look of the Google Pixel 6a is so good when it comes to the compact size and design of the phone. The device feels small and compact in hand while it looks so beautiful. In hand feel really proves that this device is super compact and comfortable to use. Moving to the back of the phone, the phone seems to be made up of glass but it’s a high-quality plastic which makes this device expensive.
The design of the Google Pixel stands out because of the camera setup which makes it a unique phone in the market. Alongside the compact size, this phone is also carrying lightweight which can be a major point to buy. This device comes in three colors Sage, Chalk, and Charcoal basically white, black and green. This is a lightweight phone with 178g of weight which seems to be lightweight.
Coming to the ports at the top, a noise-canceling microphone is given, and at the side of the phone an in-display fingerprint sensor is also present. And the side panels are made up of a metal frame which may decrease the high damage to the phone. Meanwhile, a SIM card tray is spotted at the side of the phone which is a single SIM card slot. But don’t worry the phone supports dual SIM, one physical and a second, ESIM. And, definitely, there is no expandable storage option via memory card. Also, read Best Phones Under 15000 In India [October 2022].
Google Pixel 6a Display
The Google Pixel 6a comes with 6.1-inches FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) OLED display. You will be not disappointed with the display quality because it’s an OLED panel. It also supports HDR which produces fantastic contrast and vibrant colors. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that’s just good for the protection of the screen.
Can you just imagine a 60Hz display given in this phone? unfortunately, it has only a 60Hz display. You can’t imagine this refresh rate in the flagship phone. But the OS optimization is so good that you can feel a good response from the phone. Definitely, we can’t feel the 120Hz experience but we somewhat feel some smoothness with OS optimization.
The bezels of the phone are square type of panels which basically feels box type of phone. The overall experience with the display is somewhat good and the OLED panel makes this flagship display. The only con of the display is the 60Hz refresh rate.
Google Pixel 6a Camera
Google Pixel phones are well known for their camera quality. Not only the camera performance but also the image processing is so great. The Google Pixel 6a has a dual camera setup as we have discussed that the placement of cameras is too good. The camera placement of the device makes the design of the phone too good to compete with other phones. The Google Pixel 6a features a dual camera setup of 12.2 MP wide and 12 MP ultra-of-wide. And for the selfie camera, an 8 MP front camera is spotted at the front of the phone as a punch hole.
The notable point of image processing is that it takes a lot of time to process the image. When you capture a photo, it takes time to capture the image. Yes, this can be a frustrating thing when it really takes a lot of time than usual. But after image processing results are excellent and the image quality seems to DSLR like captured images. Even an 8 MP selfie camera performs excellently in any condition like in low light conditions. You will never be disappointed with the camera quality even if it outperforms iPhone camera quality.
The video recording also performs excellently with some great features like gyro-EIS and OIS. The phone supports 4k 60fps video recording with good stabilization and autofocus mode. Even though it has a only 12.2 MP camera still records 4k 60fps video which is the highlighting feature of the phone.
Google Pixel 6a Performance
Google Pixel phones have been famous for their outstanding OS performance and the experience you will get with the stock android. The Google Pixel 6a feels so smooth and snappy even though it has a 60Hz refresh rate display. The Pixel OS features a fast and clean experience means there will be no more bloatware. That can be most buyers’ reason why they will buy a Pixel phone and definitely the camera two reasons why you will buy a Pixel phone.
The Google Pixel 6a comes with the Google Tensor (5 nm) which is an Octa-Core processor. And, the cores are distributed as 2×2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55. Also, this is a future-proof chipset means it supports a 5G network. Basically, it’s not a powerful chipset but enough optimization to perform well in Pixel phones only.
We have tested some games like COD Mobile and Apex Legends, and this phone well but from a casual perspective. Competitive gaming is not a good option because there are many processors available which perform better than this processor. Casual gaming with second highest settings, the overall gaming experience with this phone is good.
Google Pixel 6a Battery
The Google Pixel 6a comes with a 4410 mAh battery and 18W fast charging. Google claims a full-day battery backup but usually battery backup only depends on your workload. Yes, it can last a day but only with some basic tasks. On heavy tasks, you may have to charge the phone two or more times.
Moreover, it supports type-c charging, and you will not get any adapter in the box. The multimedia experience of the phone is good and the display is bright. It supports stereo speakers which make the whole experience more reliable. Also, read Best Laptops Deals For Students: Lightweight And Powerful.
Google Pixel 6a Conclusion
This phone is for those who want to experience a Pixel phone. This phone can be the primary phone only if you know how will you use the phone. As I have mentioned the cons and pros buyers can validate their usage and buy this phone or another.
My suggestion is that if you have validated your need with this phone if it outperforms your needs then definitely go for it. Trust me, the experience it will give is far better than any android phone. You will love it when you use the phone as a primary device.