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Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6a specs comparison

The Pixel 6a is the latest, and the obvious cheaper option of the two. But it is given the same CPU used on the vanilla Pixel 6. But it comes in a more compact body, rocking 6.1-inches screen, instead of the 6.4-inches screen on the standard version. The Pixel 6a also come with updated camera app and features.

Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6a specs comparison | DroidAfrica

The Pixel 6 on the other hand has better Camera hardware than the 6a. The primary camera sensors is a 50-megapixel lens, while the Pixel 6a is got just 12.2-megapixels. Both phones might have the same CPU, but the standard model is powered by more RAM. There are other notable differences between the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6a as specified in the table below.

 
  Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6a
Price $669 $429
Our Rating 7.0 7.0
Brand Google Google
Category Phones Phones

NETWORK

Technology Network technology refers to the specific protocols and standards that devices use to connect and communicate with cellular networks. GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands 2G network bands are specific radio frequencies used for transmitting voice, texts, and limited data in second-generation mobile networks. GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands 3G network bands are specific radio frequencies allocated for third-generation mobile networks. HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71 - All models
4G Network Bands 4G network bands are specific radio frequencies designated for fourth-generation mobile networks, like LTE (Long-Term Evolution) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - All models
5G Network Bands 5G network bands are specific radio frequencies designed for fifth-generation mobile networks, offering significantly faster speeds, reduced latency, and increased network capacity. These bands, such as mmWave (millimeter wave) frequencies and sub-6 GHz frequencies enable advanced connectivity for various applications like IoT, augmented reality, and high-definition streaming across diverse global deployments 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, {(257, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave} only G9S9B model} HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G - All models
Speed Network speed refers to the rate at which data can be transmitted over a network, typically measured in bits per second (bps), kilobits per second (kbps), megabits per second (Mbps), or gigabits per second (Gbps). HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH

Also Known As This refers to an alternative name of a device in another market, or the model numbers by which the device is known. -
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BODY

Dimensions Dimensions typically refers to the measurements or physical size of a device. It includes various aspects such as length, width, height, and sometimes thickness or depth, presented in units like millimeters (mm) or inches (in). 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
Weight Weight refers to the mass or heaviness of a device, usually measured in units like grams (g) or ounces (oz). It indicates how heavy the device is. 207 grams 178 grams
Build This refers to the construction, quality, and materials used in manufacturing the product. It encompasses the overall design, durability, robustness, and sometimes the aesthetic appearance of the device. Gorilla Glass Victus on the front,
- Gorilla Glass 6 on the back
- Aluminum frame
- IP68 dust/water resistant
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3) / Plastic back / Aluminum frame
- IP67 dust/water resistant
SIM Type SIM Type refers to the form or size of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card that a device requires. Nano-SIM and/or eSIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM

DISPLAY

Display Type Display Type refers to the technology used in the screen of a device. It describes the specific method or technology employed to produce the visual output. AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors OLED touchscreen / 16M colors / HDR
Size Display size refers to the physical dimensions of the screen on a device, typically measured diagonally in inches or centimeters. It represents the length of the diagonal line from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. 6.4 inches, (83.4% screen-to-body ratio 6.1 inches, (83.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution Display resolution refers to the number of pixels that a screen can display horizontally and vertically. It's often represented as the total number of pixels in width by height. 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (410 ppi density) 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (429 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System An operating system (OS) is the software that manages a device's hardware and software resources, providing services for programs to run and enabling users to interact with the device. It acts as an intermediary between users and the device hardware, facilitating tasks like file management, memory allocation, and device communication. Android 12 Android 12
Chipset A chipset is a set of electronic components in a computer or other device that manages data flow between the processor, memory, peripherals, and other hardware components. It serves as a communication hub, coordinating the interactions between different parts of the computer system. Google Tensor (5 nm) Google Tensor (5 nm)
CPU The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the primary component of a computer responsible for executing instructions from programs. It performs calculations, carries out logical operations, and manages data, acting as the "brain" of the device. Octa-core (2x2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2x2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2x2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2x2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU A GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, is a specialized electronic circuit designed to accelerate the creation of images on a screen. It's optimized for handling complex graphical computations and rendering, particularly for gaming, video playback, graphical design, and other visually intensive tasks. Mali-G78 MP20 Mali-G78 MP20

MEMORY

RAM + ROM RAM, or Random Access Memory, is used by the computer's operating system and software to temporarily store data that is actively being used or processed. It's volatile memory, meaning it loses its stored information when the power is turned off. ROM, or Read-Only Memory, is a type of memory that retains its stored data even when the power is turned off. It contains permanent instructions that the computer uses during startup or booting processes. 8 GB 6GB + 128GB
Card Slot A memory card slot is a hardware feature commonly found on various devices such as cameras, smartphones, tablets, and some computers. It's a slot or port designed to accommodate various types of memory cards, including SD (Secure Digital), microSD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, and others. Users can insert memory cards into these slots to expand storage capacity or transfer data between devices. No No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type This refers to the camera setup on a device. It could be single, dual, triple, or even more. Double Lenses Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) A camera sensor is the electronic component in a digital camera that captures incoming light and converts it into an electronic signal. It's the core element responsible for recording images. Main: 50MP, F1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ FoV
Main: 12.2MP, F1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ FoV
Camera Features Camera features encompass a range of functionalities and capabilities offered by a camera, which can vary based on the device's type, model, and intended use. Some common camera features include; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) High Dynamic Range (OIS), Burst Mode, etc. Autofocus, Touch focus, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, OIS Autofocus / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / Face detection / Dual-LED flash / gyro-EIS, OIS
Video Resolution Video resolution refers to the level of detail in a video image and is typically measured in terms of pixels. It represents the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed in each dimension. Common video resolutions include; HD, FHD, 2K, 4K, and 8K. 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type This refers to the camera setup on a device. It could be single, dual, triple, or even more. Single Lens Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) A camera sensor is the electronic component in a digital camera that captures incoming light and converts it into an electronic signal. It's the core element responsible for recording images. 8-megapixel front camera 8-megapixel front camera
Camera Features Camera features encompass a range of functionalities and capabilities offered by a camera, which can vary based on the device's type, model, and intended use. Some common camera features include; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) High Dynamic Range (OIS), Burst Mode, etc. F/2.0 aperture, Auto-HDR, panorama F/2.0 aperture / Auto-HDR / panorama
Video Resolution Video resolution refers to the level of detail in a video image and is typically measured in terms of pixels. It represents the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed in each dimension. Common video resolutions include; HD, FHD, 2K, 4K, and 8K. 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker A loudspeaker is an electroacoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sound. It consists of various components like a diaphragm, voice coil, magnet, and enclosure. Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Speaker Location This simply refers to where the loudspeaker is located on a device. Some common placement includes the rear, basement, sides, and even at the top or within the earpiece grill. Top and Chin Top and Chin
Audio Jack Type Audio jacks come in different types, each with specific sizes and functionalities. Some common ones include a USB-C audio port, a 3.5mm jack, 6.3mm jack. USB Type-C No

CONNECTIVITY

USB USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, a standard interface used for connecting various devices to a computer or other compatible host device. USB ports come in different shapes and sizes (such as USB-A, USB-B, USB-C) and have evolved over time to offer increased data transfer speeds and power delivery capabilities. USB Type-C 3.1 USB Type-C 3.1
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data over short distances between devices. It enables devices like smartphones, headphones, speakers, keyboards, and other peripherals to communicate and transmit data without the need for physical wired connections. 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices to connect to the internet and communicate wirelessly within a local area network (LAN). It uses radio waves to transmit data between devices, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC stands for Near Field Communication, a short-range wireless technology that enables devices to communicate with each other when they're brought into close proximity, typically within a few centimeters. NFC allows for contactless data exchange between devices, facilitating various functions like contactless payments, data transfer between smartphones or other compatible devices.
GPS GPS stands for Global Positioning System, a satellite-based navigation system that provides location and time information to users anywhere on or near the Earth. It uses a network of satellites orbiting the Earth to accurately determine the precise location of a GPS receiver or device. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Battery capacity refers to the amount of electrical charge a battery can store, typically measured in milliampere-hours (mAh) or ampere-hours (Ah). It represents the total amount of energy the battery can hold and consequently determines how long a device can operate before requiring recharging. Non-removable 4614mAh Li-Ion battery
Reverse wireless
charging USB Power Delivery 3.0
Non-removable 4410mAh Li-Ion battery
charging USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Charging Battery fast charging is a technology that enables devices to recharge their batteries at a much quicker rate than traditional charging methods. It's designed to reduce the time required to replenish the battery's charge significantly. Fast charging 30W Fast charging 18W
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. Yes, 21W charging

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Smartphones and mobile devices incorporate various sensors that enable them to interact with their environment and provide enhanced functionalities. Some common sensors found in these devices include; an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity sensor, etc. Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Java Support Java support refers to the compatibility and ability of a device or software platform to run Java-based applications or programs. Java is a widely used programming language known for its platform independence, allowing applications written in Java to run on various devices and operating systems without requiring recompilation. No No
Box Contents This refers to items or accessories included in the box of the smartphones. That is items that are available in the box from the device manufacturer. Charging Brick / USB cable Charging Brick / USB cable
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