Google Pixel 6a

Released July 2022

High-End ($400-$600)
Google Pixel 6a

Summary


Pros

  • Very good overall photo and video quality for the price
  • Proper display brightness that ensures comfortable use of the device indoors
  • Accurate touch for playing videos games
  • Good performance overall, on par with other Pixel devices but for a lower price

Cons

  • Limited zoom performance
  • Unreadable display under sunlight
  • Poor HDR video brightness in low-light conditions
  • Weak autonomy overall
  • Poor charging experience
  • In playback, thin tonal balance and limited wideness

Scores


122
camera
3rd

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Camera Score i
122
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
133
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
65
25
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 80
Preview i
67
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
74
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
126
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

125
display
6th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Display Score i
125
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
129
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
139
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Top score
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Video i
101
40
Realme C21
Motion i
150
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
133
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
107
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
135
audio
3rd

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Audio Score i
135
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
136
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
135
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 156

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

94
battery
21st

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Battery Score i
94
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
96
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
93
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
88
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 2h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h11
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
2h12
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h10 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9mm

Dimensions

5G
Single SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP67

Protection

Wired only

Charging

128 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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