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Google Pixel 6A Review

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Google Pixel 6A

Google Pixel 6A

Google Pixel 6A

The Pixel 6A is Google's latest flagship phone, and it doesn't break any new ground. The brand has been stuck in a rut for years now, with the only real innovation being a slight design tweak or two. But that doesn't mean that the Pixel 6A isn't worth buying: It's still one of the best phones around right now. In fact, if you're looking for an affordable Android phone with high-quality features and solid performance, this is one to consider over other options like Samsung Galaxy S10e or OnePlus 7 Pro.

The Google Pixel 6A is a low-cost phone that's the successor to the Pixel 6. It's also a mid-range device, which means it doesn't come with all of the bells and whistles that high-end phones have. But if you're looking for an affordable option in today's market, then this might be your best bet.

The Google Pixel 6A comes with Android 9 Pie on board out of the box and features an 18:9 display with HD+ resolution (1120 x 2436 pixels). It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 mobile platform coupled with Adreno 618 GPU; 4GB RAM; 64GB internal storage space; 3GB RAM model only supported by Project Treble support through ADB sideload method only (not official RETAIL version ).

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Design and Display

The Pixel 6A has a 6.2-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 2,040 x 1,440 resolution. The screen is also HDR10, so you'll get better color reproduction and contrast than your average smartphone display—and it looks great!

The phone's display is large enough to make it easy to use while holding the device in one hand. It's not quite as big as some other phones on the market today (like Samsung's Galaxy S10 or Huawei P30 Pro), but it still feels substantial when held up against them. You might find yourself reaching for your phone less often after using this device because it fits nicely into your hand without feeling too bulky or heavy.

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Hardware and Performance

The Pixel 6A is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 SoC, which was unveiled at MWC 2019 and is currently the most powerful SoC available in 2019. It has four Kryo 495 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz with a maximum clock speed of 2.5 GHz and can run up to 18 hours on a single charge. The phone also packs an Adreno 615 GPU that provides up to 90 percent better graphics performance compared to other phones with Adreno 512 GPUs (like the OnePlus 7 Pro).

The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 400GB via microSD card slot if you need more space for your favorite games or apps. The Pixel 6A supports Wi-Fi 80211ac MU-MIMO (2x2) technology along with Bluetooth 5 V / A2DP / aptX HD audio streaming support for compatible headphones/earphones as well as fast charging support via USB Type-C port when connected using the power adapter provided by Google itself!

Specifications

  • Price: $449
  • Screen size: 6.1-inch OLED (2400 x 1080)
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • CPU: Tensor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Expandable?: NO
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP main (f/1.7), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2)
  • Front camera: 8MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery size: 4,410 mAh
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 6:29
  • Charging speed: 18W wired
  • Size: 6 x 2.8 x 0.35 depth inches/152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 6.3 oz/178 g
  • Colors: Sage, Chalk, Charcoal
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Camera

  • Rear camera: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture
  • Front-facing camera: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • Google’s HDR+ processing, which claims to improve low-light photography by up to 40% over previous devices. This means that you can record videos in low-light conditions without having to resort to using an external flash or tripod (unless you want one). The PIXEL 6A also has a new “Slow Motion” mode that lets you capture video at 720p resolution at 240fps—a feature not available on the previous model or other phones in its price range!
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Software and Battery Life

The software, though, is where the Pixel 6A really shines. It's very similar to that of the Google Pixel 3 XL and 3, which means it doesn't have any major changes or improvements over what we saw last year. That said, there are some new features that add value to this phone:

  • The notification shade now has a small clock at its bottom-left corner so you can see how much time is left until your next alarm goes off (or whatever). It also includes weather information for nearby cities and weather forecasts for up to three days into the future. The latter will only show up if you're connected via Wi-Fi or LTE—not when using cellular data during those periods!
  • You can now use multiple accounts on one device by linking them together through Google Accounts (you'll have an option called "Linked" under each account). This means you can log into Gmail in one tab while reading messages from Facebook Messenger with another tab open at once without having them overlap each other anymore than they already do when opened separately...which isn't always such an easy feat.
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Price, Availability, and Competition

The Pixel 6A is available from Google for $449, and it's a good value for the money. In fact, it's one of the best values around.

It’s also hard to find another phone that offers this level of performance for under $500—if you can find one! The only other option we could find was from Motorola with its Moto G6 Plus (which costs twice as much).

If you're looking for something with similar features and capabilities but don't want to spend as much cash on your next smartphone purchase.

The Pixel 6A isn’t the phone that's going to change Google's fortunes, but it is quite the bang for the buck.

The Pixel 6A has a few things going for it—its aluminum, IP68 water resistance and decent camera (though not up there with premium phones) for starters. But more importantly than any of these things is its price tag—at $450 USD off-contract or $350 with T-Mobile ($20 down), you can get yourself one without breaking your bank account.

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Verdict

It’s hard to not be excited about the Pixel 6A, especially if you’re a fan of Google’s hardware. It has all the features that you could want in a phone and then some, but at the same time it is more than capable of standing on its own as an everyday device. The camera is great, battery life is impressive (if not quite perfect) and performance is smooth enough for most tasks. While this might not be what will bring Google back into relevancy in 2017, it will certainly make sure that they stay relevant in 2018 as well!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Maina Wilson

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