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Get Ready for the Google Pixel 6a: A First Look at Its Design, Specs, Top Features, and More

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  • Post published:May 12, 2022

The Google Pixel 6a may be one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2022, considering how much the Pixel 6 continues to impress its users with top-notch specs and features. Today, we’re going to take a first look at the Google Pixel 6a so you can know what you’re getting into when it comes out later this year. Here’s everything you need to know about this smartphone and whether or not it’s worth the money!

Welcome to the Pixel Era

It’s been a good long while since Google last released a smartphone in its namesake line of devices. Even as Android has taken over phones around the world—the platform is found on everything from low-end phones to tablets to smartwatches—Google has kept quiet. But in 2019, that changed. The company showed off two new smartphones at its Made by Google event: one high-end model (called simply Pixel 3) and one mid-range device (called Pixel 3A). We like what we see so far but here are our top takeaways after checking out all there is to know about these new handsets.

The Phone’s Price Tag Google Pixel 6A

The phone will likely cost somewhere in between $300 and $400; we don’t know an exact price yet. But as you can imagine, a cheaper phone may mean some compromises—and that’s even before we’ve seen any of its specs. It may not be water-resistant like many other smartphones on sale right now, or it could have a smaller screen (which is one of Apple’s main differentiators). We’ll know more in about four weeks when Google reveals more details about its new phone. You can bet we’ll keep you updated as rumors continue to trickle out over the coming months. For now though, here’s what else we expect from Google’s next smartphone line.

Build Quality

With a mostly plastic build, expect a lightweight phone. While lighter phones may not feel as premium as heavier ones, they’re also less likely to weigh you down when it comes time to slip your phone into your pocket or purse. The small size of both phones makes them easy to handle even with one hand (if necessary). And yes, all that glass does make it easy to break—so if durability is important, look elsewhere.

Display & Audio Quality Google Pixel 6A

The 3D glass design is absolutely gorgeous. It’s also made with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides to protect against scratches. On top of that, you have a pOLED display, which allows for a more vivid and colorful viewing experience than traditional LCD panels. The overall build quality is amazing as well—it feels sturdy without being too heavy or bulky like many phones out there. And, finally, it sounds great thanks to dual front-facing speakers.

Performance Overview Google Pixel 6A

The Google Pixel 6 is a premium phone that shines in performance. No matter what you’re doing on your phone—whether it’s gaming or editing photos—the device performs quickly and without lag. Coupled with a capable front-facing camera and battery life that lasts all day long, users who purchase one of these phones will be able to experience new technology at its best. But how did they achieve such great performance? Let’s take a look. The user experience begins with top-of-the-line hardware. The Pixels have super fast processors from Qualcomm that work in tandem with an impressive 4GB of RAM.

Software Overview

The Google Pixel 6A features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 2.0 GHz octacore processor coupled with an Adreno 615 GPU and 4GB of RAM. That’s enough horsepower to run Android 9 Pie (9.0) flawlessly on its 10.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels—which is fine by us considering it’s just a mid-range device. It comes in three different storage capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. It also has dual cameras at 12MP + 8MP that feature phase detection autofocus and face detection.

On top of that, there’s a single 8MP camera on front that can shoot video in up to 4K UHD quality as well as take some amazing selfies thanks to its wide-angle lens. There are no physical buttons here; instead you get capacitive touch ones along with haptic feedback support which makes using them really enjoyable. And last but not least, you get IP68 water resistance rating so you don’t have to worry about getting caught in rain or dropping your phone into water accidentally.

Camera Overview Google Pixel 6A

The Google Pixel has become a favorite of iPhone users looking to switch because of its great camera. But it’s not just one camera on both sides of its back. The front-facing camera is 8 megapixels while there are two 12 megapixel rear cameras that each have their own distinctive lens. The wide-angle lens has an aperture of f/1.8 while there is also a regular lens with an aperture of f/2.4. Both lenses feature optical image stabilization (OIS) and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The Pixel 3 series features dual selfie cameras.

Both have an 8-megapixel sensor but one is a standard angle lens while the other has a wide angle lens. This lets you get more in your selfies or fit more people into them when you take group shots. On paper, these specs look similar to those found on other flagship phones like Apple’s iPhone XS Max or Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 but they don’t tell us how well they work in real life scenarios. And we won’t know until we’ve had some time with it ourselves—which we’ll do once we’re able to get our hands on review units after launch day!

Battery Life & Charging Speed Google Pixel 6A

The Google Pixel 6a comes with a 3,000 mAh battery that lasts over 14 hours on a single charge. The device supports wireless charging as well as Qi charging so you can simply lay it down on any flat surface to get it fully charged. To keep you going throughout the day without a power outlet nearby, we recommend that you check out some of these travel chargers.If you want to stay close to an outlet while traveling though, make sure to check out our other best-battery packs roundups here. In terms of charging speed (power output), expect around 10W (10V @ 1A) or similar speeds when using a wall charger or USB port.

Where to Buy & Availability in Different Countries?

Our early impressions suggest that the new smartphone is a step above its predecessor in terms of design and features. It’s also affordable (we’ve seen it for as low as $249), which might make it an even better option than its counterpart. The phone was officially announced earlier today, with pre-orders available starting May 7th. But if you’re looking to find out more about what makes it so special,

we have everything you need to know about it in our coverage below. That includes details on its specs, new features that make life easier—including AI integration—and pricing info that makes it competitive with some of today’s best options out there. Just be sure to read on! We’ll continue updating our coverage throughout next week until we have more info to share with you!

Early Verdict on Google Pixel 6a

Packed with an array of sensors, cameras and more than enough oomph to get you through all your daily tasks, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage capacity on board it’s clear Google is hoping you’ll embrace their new vision of a smart device. It doesn’t stop there either – we’re also seeing IP68 water-resistance as well as wireless charging capabilities – two things that were previously missing from its predecessor. Starting at just $150 – can it be considered better than your typical Android device? Let’s take a closer look.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Google Pixel 6a (and what will no doubt help sell plenty of units) is its incredibly affordable price tag. With pre-orders set to go live today in select markets, we’re looking at a starting price of just $149 USD – or roughly £120 in UK pounds. Now while that may seem like nothing short of insanity given what else is out there right now, don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t come with some pretty serious tradeoffs.

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Google Pixel 6a - SPECIFICATIONS


  • Model
    Google Pixel 6a
  • Released
  • Status
    Coming Soon


  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
  • Dimensions
    152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight


  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
  • Size
    6.2 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M Colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    424 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • Touch Screen
    Capacitive touchscreen


  • CPU The main chipset of the device.
    Octa-core (2x2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 + 2x2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Mali-G78 MP20
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    6 GB, 8 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    128 GB
  • Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 12
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.


  • Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    12.2 MP (wide) + 12 MP (ultrawide)
  • Image
  • Video
    4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS, OIS
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera
    8 MP (wide)


  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Nano-SIM and/or eSIM


  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • USB
    USB Type-C 3.1
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
  • Headphone Jack


  • Capacity Battery Capacity
    Li-Po 4800 mAh + Fast charging 30W
  • Placement


  • Video Playback
  • Video Out
  • FM Radio
  • Ring Tones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Handsfree


  • 4G LTE 4G LTE bands
  • 5G NR Bands
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

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