Google Pixel 6a review: a midrange smartphone

If you are planning to buy a newly launched Google pixels 6a phone and looking for the Google Pixel 6a review then this is a perfect place for you. In this article, I have reviewed this smartphone. I also mentioned its pros and cons with specifications so it will help you to make a decision. No doubt this is a wonderful smartphone with great camera sensors and a unique design but it has a few problems as well. Keep reading the review to understand these things better. Read also: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 12th Gen Review

Google Pixel 6a review

Google Pixel 6a review
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The Google Pixel 6a comes with a 6.1 inches Full HD+ OLED display. The display has a refresh rate of up to 60Hz, it is one of the biggest drawbacks of the smartphone. Now almost every smartphone is coming with a higher refresh rate display than 90Hz. The screen of the display is bright enough and you can clearly watch the content on the display in the shiny outdoor environment. Although it is just a 90Hz refresh display, it feels smoother and more responsive than other smartphones in the same price range. Overall the display experience is decent, it could have been excellent if it had at least a 90Hz refresh rate display.


Now let’s talk about the most important factor of the smartphone. The cameras of the Google Pixel phone are like a soul. The Pixel 6a capture brilliant photos. It comes with dual 12 MP camera sensors on the back that has optical image stabilization on its primary sensor. For selfies, the phone has an 8 MP camera which also captures brilliant photos.

The primary camera of the smartphone captures natural colors, it is capable of taking detailed shots even in low light conditions with enough white balance and contrast details. The smartphone has zero shutter lag although frames take some time to process. The photos taken from the ultra-wide camera also look good although it struggles in default mode.


The Pixel 6a comes with the same Tensor chip which is used in its 6 series smartphones. The chipset is capable of doing some multi-task but it is not enough powerful to be called a powerhouse chipset. You can play all the high-end games, but I’d recommend playing in medium settings. Overall, the Tensor chip is good for most things but you can not play high-end games in high settings smoothly.


The Pixel 6a is powered by a 4410 mAh battery which easily gives a day battery life on a full charge. The smartphone comes with slow charging (max 18W), it almost takes 2 hours to charge the smartphone. An even bigger problem is that the smartphone comes with USB C charging without any charger. You will have to buy it separately. It has no wireless charging which is normal for a mid-end range smartphone.

Google Pixel 6a pros and cons

Things we don’t like

  • Impressive camera performance
  • Unique and premium design
  • Good chipset performance
  • Beautiful UI with color elements
  • Extended firmware update support
  • IP67 water resistance
  • Vibrant OLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Guaranteed software updates

Things we like

  • No headphone jack
  • No wireless charging
  • Only 60Hz display
  • Single 128GB storage capacity option
  • The fingerprint sensor is a bit slow

Google Pixel 6a Verdict

With only a 60hz refresh rate display and slow charging and no powerhouse chipset, the smartphone is clearly not for everyone although it captures brilliant photos and has a beautiful OS. If you can ignore these things and are looking for a phone that has a beautiful OS, excellent camera performance, good battery life, vibrant display, a Decently powerful chipset, and a unique design then you can definitely go with this smartphone.

Google Pixel 6a Specifications

Display Type:OLED
Screen Size:6.1 inches
Resolution:1080 x 2400 pixels
Refresh rate:60Hz
Front Camera:8 MP
Main Camera:12.2 MP, 12 MP
Processor:Google Tensor (5 nm) chipset
Memory:128GB + 6GB RAM
Battery:4410 mAh
Weight:178 g

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