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
2022
6th

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

Overall Camera Score i
122
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 163

Sub-scores

Photo i
133
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 169
Bokeh i
65
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 85
Preview i
67
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
74
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 164
Video i
126
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 154

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 138

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

125
display
2022
11th

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

Overall Display Score i
125
82
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
122
74
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 164
Color i
132
104
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
BEST 165
Top score
Google Pixel 8
Video i
121
65
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 163
Touch i
133
79
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
BEST 164
135
audio
2022
4th

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 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

94
battery
36th

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

Overall Battery Score i
94
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 160

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
96
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
93
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
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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