Review of the Google Pixel 6a in 2022

The Google Pixel 6a is a good phone. It’s not going to win any awards for design or build quality, but you’re unlikely to be put off by either one. The Pixel 6a feels great in the hand and comes with decent battery life, but if you want more power then there are better options out there.

Pixel’s design lead, Alex Faaborg, has said the team prefers “honest” designs that “speak to the technology inside”, and there are few secrets when you hold the Pixel 6a in your hand.

You can tell the Pixel 6a is a premium device from the moment you hold it in your hands. It’s made of glass and metal, with the glass rear panel curving around to meet the edges of its aluminum chassis. The fingerprint sensor is placed on this curved surface, which makes it easy to reach with one hand when gripping your phone.

A 5.8in screen dominates this phone’s front face — and by most standards that seems large enough — but at least there’s no notch here: just a curved edge around all sides that curves down towards its chin like a humpback whale’s backside (but without any fur). This curve also accounts for both cameras: one at the top left (for selfies), and another at the bottom right (for video). Together they give you something like an 8MP depth-of-field camera effect when taking photos or shooting videos; it works pretty well too!

The back of our test model is glossy black glass, but we would find it hard to say it looks or feels expensive.

The back of our test model is glossy black glass, but we would find it hard to say it looks or feels expensive. We do think the glass feels more substantial than the plastic backs on other phones like the Google Pixel 3 and Huawei P30 Pro, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. The back of our test model has a matte finish, which keeps fingerprints at bay but also makes it prone to slipping off surfaces if you’re not careful with your grip. In addition, because there’s no rubberized coating around the edges (as seen on some other models), this phone is incredibly slippery as well; if you drop your phone while holding onto its edge with one hand, there’s a good chance that both hands will slip off completely before you can react—and even then, you might only have time for one quick recovery move before falling over backward into oblivion!

The iPhone 4’s glass back was nice enough to make it seem half-decent value for money, but not here.

The iPhone 4’s glass back was nice enough to make it seem half-decent value for money, but not here. The Pixel 6a’s glass back feels cheap and flimsy.

The Pixel 6a’s screen is also disappointing, with poor viewing angles and a washed-out look to it that makes it feel like something straight out of an old VHS tape (which is actually pretty cool).

The metal sides seem fairly flimsy and simply don’t feel smooth enough to create a high-end impression.

The metal sides seem fairly flimsy and simply don’t feel smooth enough to create a high-end impression. They’re not rough, but they’re also not soft enough to make you feel like you’re holding an expensive phone. And while the Pixel 6a has some nice touches like its glass back (which feels pretty good), the overall package just doesn’t live up to its price point.

For what it’s worth, we do like the overall shape and curvy profile of the Pixel 6a.

For what it’s worth, we do like the overall shape and curvy profile of the Pixel 6a. It’s not as wide as some other phones on sale at this time—the Galaxy On Max is just as big—but it does have a good ratio between screen-to-body size that makes it comfortable to use in one hand. There are also some nice touches here like a subtle strip of blue around the edges that gives you a feeling of depth when held in landscape mode.

It’s not all about looks though; there are plenty of other things to like about this phone too. It runs Android 9 Pie out of the box so you can enjoy all its features without paying anything extra for an update later down the line (or even now). We love how simple Google has made setup with this phone: no extra steps are needed whatsoever!

It fits well in the hand and is easy to grip.

If you’ve been a fan of the Pixel line for a while, you’ll be familiar with the way it fits in your hand. The smaller size makes it easy to hold and use with one hand. And if you like that feature as much as I do, then this phone will feel like an old friend by the time we’re done looking at its specs!

The 6-inch display is great for watching videos and movies on YouTube or Netflix (or anything else). It’s also good for reading ebooks in apps like Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books—but not so great for playing games on Android due to its small screen size.

The Pixel 6a also has a smaller battery, which is pretty much the last thing you want in a phone. The Pixel 6a’s screen is also disappointing, with poor viewing angles and a washed-out look to it that makes it feel like something straight out of an old VHS tape (which is actually pretty cool)The Pixel 6a also feels a bit heavy, though it’s not quite as heavy as the iPhone XS Max. It’s also a little thicker than most other phones in this price range, though again not quite as thick as the iPhone XS Max.

Though not a compact 5in the phone by any means, it is noticeably shorter than a great many phones with similar screens.

It’s shorter than the iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.

This makes it ideal for those who want their phone to fit in their pocket or bag without taking up too much room. The Pixel 6a also has an excellent display resolution of 1,440 x 3,120 pixels (18:9) at 720p resolution which makes this device one of the best-looking smartphones on the market today!

The Pixel 3 XL has a really nice camera, which is important if you like taking photos and videos. It’s especially great for low-light situations, which can be challenging for most phones.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (5.1in) – 143x71x8mm (WxHxD), 134g

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (5.1in) is an Android smartphone released in 2015. It has a 4.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 16M colors at 423 PPI pixel density.

The phone comes with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage capacity, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. It runs on Android OS v5 Lollipop out of the box with TouchWiz UI over top of it which makes things smoother than ever before!

The Pixel 6a comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor and 4GB of RAM, making this phone incredibly fast and capable of handling anything you throw at it. The battery life is also excellent, with the Pixel 6a lasting for up to 24 hours on a single charge. The phone is powered by a 2.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor with Exynos 7420 chipset, Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 3GB RAM. It comes with a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera for all your photography needs.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (4.6in) – 127x65x8.9mm (WxHxD), 138g

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (4.6in) – 127x65x8.9mm (WxHxD), 138g is a compact phone that’s made by Sony, a Japanese electronics company that produces smartphones, cameras and other devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (5.1in) – 143x71x8mm (WxHxD), 134g is an Android smartphone running on Google’s operating system – known as Android One – which means it comes with all the latest features like Android Oreo or Nougat instead of being stuck on older versions like Lollipop or Marshmallow respectively!


The Pixel 6a is a mid-range phone with a 5.8-inch screen, built-in wireless charging and a bevy of features that are standard fare for this price range. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, which is one of the most powerful chipsets on the market right now and will run your games smoothly without any lag or stuttering.

The display has an aspect ratio of 19:9 (2:1), which means it takes up less space than traditional 16:9 screens while still maintaining plenty of screen real estate for videos or games alike! The resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels, giving you sharp images in Full HD+ resolution when viewing them from afar; however, if you’re close enough someone could see pixelation unless they look closely enough that would make sense considering how much smaller those lines are compared to those found elsewhere such as Samsung Galaxy products.”

Storage (64GB, 128GB)

The Pixel 6a has a 64GB and a 128GB model. These are the standard sizes for smartphones these days, but they’re also fairly small in comparison to what you’ll find on other phones. Luckily, Google includes a microSD card slot in both models so you can expand your storage up to an additional 256GB if needed.

The lack of a headphone jack is unfortunate—it’s one of those things that I never thought would be missing from my phone until I saw it on this device! However, since there’s no built-in speaker or microphone for taking calls over Bluetooth devices like AirPods or Bluetooth headphones (or even wired ones), it’s likely not something many people will miss at all.

Screen (5.8 inches 1080 x 2280 pixels)

The Pixel 6a has a 5.8-inch screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels and 403 PPI density. It’s a good size, and it’s easy to read even in direct sunlight. There aren’t any problems with the screen either: it’s bright and clear, as well as easy on the eyes when you’re using your phone for long periods of time or reading at night (which happens often).

The battery life of the Pixel 6a is quite good, with a 3500 mAh capacity that can easily last you all day on average use and even longer if you’re not using it as much! It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology so that you can charge from 0% to 100% in under 2 hours you will, however, be missing a lot of other things that Google has managed to pack into this device. The screen is easy to use, and there are no problems with it. It’s crisp and clear, as well as bright and readable in direct sunlight. There are some nice features on the Pixel 6a that make it easier to use than other phones.

Camera (12 MP rear camera, 8 MP selfie camera)

The Pixel 6a’s rear camera has been improved over the previous generation with a 12MP sensor and 1.4µm pixels, which is supposed to offer better low-light performance than its predecessor. It also has an f/1.8 aperture for more light in darker conditions and dual LED flash that works together to provide brighter photos even when there’s little natural light around you (the idea being you can capture a selfie or group shot without having some crazy sunlight hitting your camera).

The front-facing camera on this phone is 8MP—its biggest improvement over last year’s models was moving from a 5MP sensor to 8MP—and it uses AI-powered face detection technology so it can automatically adjust exposure based on what kind of lighting situation you’re in (whether indoors or outdoors). It also supports 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second with automatic motion correction; if all else fails though, there are manual controls available too!

Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 GPU Adreno 615)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 GPU Adreno 615 is a mid-range mobile platform designed for premium mid-range smartphones. It’s the successor to the Snapdragon 660 and is built on 7nm process technology.

The phone has six cores running at 2.2GHz with four cores clocked at 1.8GHz, which is pretty similar to other flagship devices like OnePlus 6T or Galaxy Note 9 that have 8 GB RAM and 256GB internal storage option available for purchase in India now (it was priced over Rs 100k when it was first announced).

The processor supports up to 512GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot while there’s also a SIM card tray in case you want more than one SIM installed at once but this will cost extra money since this feature doesn’t come standard with any smartphone these days ever since Apple released its own version called iPhone XS Max last year which costs more than 100k when purchased new without subsidies from carriers like Airtel etcetera.

Battery (2315 mAh)

The Pixel 6a has a 2315 mAh battery, which is more than adequate for a phablet. It can last you all day with light use, and even longer if you’re using your phone less intensively. The battery life is also quite good in standby mode, so this might be the best smartphone on the market at this price range (if not the entire industry).

The Pixel 6a has a 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera with AI-powered face detection technology. As mentioned above, it uses machine learning to automatically adjust exposure based on lighting conditions; this means if you’re taking a selfie in a dark room but then stepping outside into bright sunlight, it will know not to overexpose your photo just because there is more light around you.

OS (Android 11)

Android 11 is the latest version of Android and it’s great!

It has a lot of new features that make your phone faster, safer, and more fun to use. You’ll love how much cooler it is than Android 10.

The Pixel 6a has a Snapdragon 632 processor, which is more than enough to handle everything you throw at it. This means that even if you use your phone intensively and frequently, it won’t slow down or crash but, there are some things that you should know about Android 11.

The Pixel 6a has a 12.2MP rear camera that takes great photos. I used it to take pictures of my dog and my children, and they all turned out the very clear and colorful-The latest version of Android is still buggy. There are a lot of bugs that need to be fixed, and Google is working on them. But at the moment, you’ll probably find some minor issues with the software that will make using your phone annoying at times. -You’ll have to wait for new apps and features to come out.

Design and build quality

The Pixel 6a is a good-looking phone. It has a nice glass back and a metal frame, with the fingerprint sensor below it on the right edge of the device. It’s also available in black and white colors, which makes it easy to match your personal style.

The display on this phone is very responsive, too—not just when you’re typing out an email or sending messages on Twitter but also when scrolling through photos or watching videos on YouTube (which are all pretty common tasks). You’ll probably notice that there aren’t many apps available for Google Photos yet though; I would have liked more than just three options when trying to upload an image from my camera roll into one of their albums: “Photo Album,” “Team Gallery,” or “Other Albums.”

Performance and battery life

The Pixel 6a is a great phone for those who want to switch up their phone’s design, but don’t want the trade-offs that come with it. It has excellent performance and battery life, which means you can get through most days without having to worry about charging your phone. If you’re someone who uses their phone all day long or even just spends time texting and surfing (or both), then this is definitely a device worth considering.

The Pixel 6a will last an entire day on one charge if you keep things light and use them lightly throughout the day. As long as your usage isn’t too heavy, then there shouldn’t be any problems with battery life—and even if there are some issues here or there (like when playing games), they’re not going to affect performance too much either way because Google has done such an amazing job optimizing this device for its intended purpose: taking photos & shooting videos without worrying about low battery percentage signs appearing in front of them!

I think the Google Pixel 6a is a good phone.

I think the Google Pixel 6a is a good phone. It offers great value for money, has decent battery life and offers good screen quality, camera performance and build quality.

The software on this phone is also very well done. It has Android Pie out of the box and works seamlessly with my favorite launcher Nova Launcher (which you can get here).

The camera on this phone is pretty great. It takes nice photos that are clear and crisp, with little distortion or graininess. The only thing missing is a headphone jack, but that’s not a deal-breaker for me. If you want a great phone with decent battery life at a reasonable price, then I highly recommend the Google Pixel 6aThe Pixel 6a is the perfect phone for someone who wants a premium device that looks great but doesn’t want to pay for it. It’s also a great option for those who aren’t too concerned about having the absolute latest and greatest tech in their pocket at all times.

HTC One S (4.3in) – 130x63x7mm (WxHxD), 119g

The HTC One S is a good phone that’s not as bad as its reputation. It has a 4.3 screen and runs Android Pie, which means you’re getting a higher version of Android than most of the other phones here.

The HTC One S has a smaller screen than the Google Pixel 6a (5in), but it still looks pretty good on paper: it’s sharper, brighter and more colorful than other phones in this range—and if you don’t mind sacrificing some pixel density for an extra inch or two in size then it could be worth considering if you’re looking for something cheap but still high quality enough to last through several years’ worth of use without needing too much maintenance from your pocket provider (which could cost hundreds per month).


I think the Google Pixel 6a is a good phone. It’s not going to win awards for design or build quality, but it’s still a well-made device that I’m sure will satisfy those looking for an inexpensive way of getting some great performance from their phone. If you’re in the market for something with more features, however (or even if you just want something that looks different), then maybe you should look elsewhere.

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