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Google Pixel 6a
Google Pixel 6a
Google Pixel 6a
Google Pixel 6a
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8.5/10
Informr score
The Google Pixel 6a currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 46 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2.8 GHz
Processor
Processor
2.8 GHz
6.1"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.1"
12.2+ MP, f/1.7
Camera
Camera
12.2+ MP, f/1.7
4410 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


SlashGear
SlashGear

If you're looking for a low-price, high-quality, no-nonsense, reliable smartphone right now, you can't get much better than a Google Pixel 6a. The upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro may reset the goalposts as to what we should expect from a flagship, but for those of us wanting a balance of spend and...

- Chris Burns, SlashGear
Android Headlines
Android Headlines

A review of the Pixel 6a is more of a comparison to the Pixel 6. Both phones are similar in several aspects to the point where you’re basically using the same phone. You’d be hardpressed to find a difference when it comes to the camera quality, performance, and display quality. The build quality isn...

- Arthur Brown, Android Headlines
GSMArena
GSMArena

Shipping the 6a with a Google Tensor versus last year's Snapdragon 765G and keeping the same $449 price point makes it a great offer. Camera performance remains solid, software and performance are polished and battery life is respectable. Plus, Google addressed performance throttling issues with Goo...

- GSMArena
Ausdroid
Ausdroid

The Pixel 6a is a strong competitor in the very crowded, mid-tier space. At $749.00 it’s a pretty enticing option with great a great camera and impressive performance day to day. You could absolutely save or spend $50 – $100 and get a significantly different experience from other devices, but in the...

- Phil Tann, Ausdroid
DxOMark
DxOMark

The Google Pixel 6a is the least expensive model in the Pixel 6 series, featuring slightly less sophisticated camera hardware than the Pixel 6, which uses a larger image sensor in the primary camera module. Like the Pixel 6, it also has to make do without the 6 Pro’s dedicated tele camera. Despite t...

- DxOMark


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Google Pixel 6a prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Google's suggested retail price is $449.00. You can compare Pixel 6a prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Google backs up the Pixel 6a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Pixel 6a has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Google support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Google's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.1"

The Google Pixel 6a's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Google Tensor (5 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
12.2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12.2+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4410mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4410 mAh battery.

Pixel 6a Specs

Overview
Release Date July 28, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Google Tensor (5 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6e
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12.2+ Megapixels, f/1.7, Wide
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels, f/2.0
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 429 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 60Hz refresh rate, HDR
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4410 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Up to 18 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Up to 4320 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Sage, Chalk, Charcoal
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.22 x 7.18 x 0.89 cm (6 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 178 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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Additional Information

Minimum 5 years of security updates



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