Google Pixel 6a in for review

Sagar, 24 July 2022

The Google Pixel 6a recently went on pre-orders in over a dozen countries and we've got one for a review. Our unit comes in Sage color, but there are two more options - Chalk and Charcoal.

Regardless of which color model you buy, the Pixel 6a's retail package comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C to 3.5mm audio dongle, some paperwork, and a SIM card ejector. The box doesn't include a charger, so if you don't have a compatible power adapter already, you'll have to buy one.

Google Pixel 6a in for review

The Google Pixel 6a is powered by the company's 5nm Tensor chip and also has Google's Titan M2 security co-processor under the hood. It runs Android 12 out of the box and has 6GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage onboard. The smartphone doesn't have a microSD card slot, and there's no other version with higher storage, so if you want more space, you have to look elsewhere.

The Pixel 6a is built around a 6.1" FullHD+ 60Hz OLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has a punch hole in the center for the 8MP selfie camera and a fingerprint scanner underneath for biometric authentication.

Google Pixel 6a packs a 60Hz OLED screen Google Pixel 6a packs a 60Hz OLED screen
Google Pixel 6a packs a 60Hz OLED screen

Around the back, we have a horizontal bar similar to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, housing a 12.2MP primary and a 12MP ultrawide camera joined by an LED flash.

Google Pixel 6a in for review

The rest of the Google Pixel 6a's highlights include an IP67 rating, stereo speakers, and 5G connectivity. Fueling the entire package is a 4,410 mAh battery with 18W charging support.

We've started working on the Google Pixel 6a's full review, so stay tuned to find out if it is a worthy buy.


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Reader comments

  • character
  • 16 Nov 2022
  • HXa

Oh dear...

  • Cisco
  • 07 Nov 2022
  • qT@

I've notice the 5g modem is a little slow in getting a connection, often times I would have to put the phone into airplane mode. It's annoying.

  • Ivan
  • 22 Oct 2022
  • fxH

Using 6a for last 10 days: Battery: 1.5 days (normal use) No heating issue or battery drain. Main problem: Network becomes nill automatically when I initialize a phone call. Network returns when I cut the call. Incoming call is rejected...

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