Google Pixel 6a review

07 August 2022


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  • Anonymous
  • nHA
  • 08 Aug 2022

A shit phone with no headphone jack and crammed with geeky Google apps built by nerds who wouldn't know good UX if it hit them on the head.

    Zuzuz, 07 Aug 202212x from xiaomi destroy this phone at around same price. 1+... morenope not for me sure100% . Maybe for your special one should be better but not for all.
    Although I have already pixel 6 I know what you mean. The same could be said for pixel 4a vs Nord but is depends on your priorities.
    If you need a feature more than an other ok you know what to get. But if a Balanced midrange with great camera is all you need then Pixel 6a is thale Best option.
    Now if you happen compare by specs... just try out yourself and you will see (I was hooked once with the Chinese over -speccy philosophy too)

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      • Varyar
      • H55
      • 08 Aug 2022

      Zuzuz, 07 Aug 202212x from xiaomi destroy this phone at around same price. 1+... moreOnePlus? Never again - I am still waiting for Android 12 update on 7T in 2022 Aug when the main reason for me opting for the OnePlus phone was the timely and quick OS upgrade. What a shame?

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        • Anonymous
        • amn
        • 08 Aug 2022

        LoneOwl, 07 Aug 2022Tensor chip is really great for a mid ranger like pixel 6a ... morePixel 5a is better in this respect.

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          • NasserSolomon
          • s8V
          • 07 Aug 2022

          Zuzuz, 07 Aug 202212x from xiaomi destroy this phone at around same price. 1+... moreNope Tensor is Nick and Nick with SD888+

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            • Anonymous
            • Tui
            • 07 Aug 2022

            overrated phone for this price.... nothing interesting at all.. and no charger or whatever

              Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022Standby is weak. You can see near 20h of video and high v... moreWeak standby is a real issue. It means that even if you don't use your phone, you're going to be charging it frequently. With the slow charging, it becomes tedious. The Tensor chips are a step backwards in this regard. Given there's no upgrade to the camera sensor and the FP sensor is questionable, I'll stick with my 4a 5G and switch to a custom ROM once support ends.

                GSMA, I love your reviews, but please spell check them. There are typos on nearly every page in this review. Paste them into Word if your webUI doesn't have a spell-checker!

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                  • Anonymous
                  • Lkg
                  • 07 Aug 2022

                  LoneOwl, 07 Aug 2022S21 FE actually destroys this phone in general now that it ... moreSamsung ecosystem? LOL

                  Iphone users have high chance of also having airpods and apple watch.
                  You will never see significant amount of people that use galaxy that also have their earbuds and watch when cheaper options can work same way.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • Lkg
                    • 07 Aug 2022

                    blue, 07 Aug 2022Still... with much smaller battery the iPhone 13 is near. A... moreBad modem can drain huge power.
                    Apple A15 has same modem of SD888.

                    Some phones lose 1% between midnight - 7 am. While other lose near 10%.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • Lkg
                      • 07 Aug 2022

                      Zuzuz, 07 Aug 2022Lenses are involved also. Do you think that are the same? T... moreLets use iphone 13 and 13 Pro as example.

                      Do you really think 13 Pro has higher quality lenses instead of just different sizes compared to 13? Neither of them have good lenses anyway, but whatever.

                      Look at cameras. Sony has E-mount that can be used on both APSC and FF.
                      Even if they come with newer sensor + newer software, the APSC will still lose to FF , simply because sensor is smaller.

                      Look at huawei. Partnership with Leica goes back to P8.
                      Still Mate 10 Pro was crap.
                      P20 Pro had advantage over other phones because of sensor size. Something like 50% larger than phones of same year. Advantage P20 did not have.

                      Sensor made in 2022, will not be more than 2-3% better than sensor made in 2017 with same specs.
                      This is why google never bothered to replace 363 for another 12.2MP 1/2.55" dual pixel (there are tons of them) like samsung did for years. Zero benefit.

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                        • qx0
                        • 07 Aug 2022

                        Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022No SD card, audio jack, terrible Battery life no thanks. I never buy a phone with an SD card

                        You buy a phone with an SD card?

                        You're paying a Microsoft sales tax

                        I will never buy a phone with an SD card

                          Zuzuz, 07 Aug 202212x from xiaomi destroy this phone at around same price. 1+... moreS21 FE actually destroys this phone in general now that it dropped in price around the cost of pixel 6a.

                          S21FE has(that pixel doesnt)

                          +120hz display
                          +ip68
                          +wireless charging
                          +snap888(better overall than tensor)
                          +better OS support. 4 major updates compared to pixels 3(the irony)
                          +telephoto camera and better overall camera experience.
                          +faster charging
                          +Samsung ecosystem
                          +available in all countries and not on select markets like pixel
                          +samsung Dex

                          Pixel 6a is nice especially for those that want stock android and a great out of the box camera(even better in US market where they dont have many options),but in most markets outside US, its a tough buy.

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                            • blue
                            • 0CN
                            • 07 Aug 2022

                            Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022Standby is weak. You can see near 20h of video and high v... moreStill... with much smaller battery the iPhone 13 is near. And again, poor standby time for a pure android system? It should be the best of all.

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                              • blue
                              • 0CN
                              • 07 Aug 2022

                              Zuzuz, 07 Aug 202212x from xiaomi destroy this phone at around same price. 1+... moreAll the mentioned are nothing but a chinese toys with zero support. Keep dreaming.

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                                • 3d6
                                • 07 Aug 2022

                                12x from xiaomi destroy this phone at around same price. 1+, realme, nothing 1, oppo etc, are better options

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                                  • Zuzuz
                                  • 3d6
                                  • 07 Aug 2022

                                  Anonymous, 07 Aug 202212.2MP 1.4 micron for 6a. Even if 6 Pro had bayer with 5... moreLenses are involved also. Do you think that are the same? True that the newer sensors are better(at least I hope) but more things are involved.

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                                    • pjx
                                    • 07 Aug 2022

                                    only because graphene os

                                      Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022Stoping using the phone while charging. Also do not compa... moreWell I'm using a V60 with worse battery health than my G8X (I bought it used) and it charges much cooler

                                        Tensor chip is really great for a mid ranger like pixel 6a but no so much for the last years flagships.

                                        Also i am kind of disappointed with the battery results. Its not that its bad or something, but i kind of expected way more from a 4500mah battery powering a 1080p 60hz only screen.

                                        Xperia 5 III with 4500mah battery, 120hz screen and the power hungry snap888 posted better overall results in comparison.