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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.

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 GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands 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 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 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 HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH

Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries Pixel6 Pixel 6a
Models: GX7AS (International), GB62Z (USA and Canada)
Announced 2021, October 19 2022, May 11
Status Available. Released 2021, October 28 Available. Released 2022, July 21

BODY

Dimensions 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
Weight 207 grams 178 grams
Build Build refers to the built quality 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 SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM and/or eSIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM

DISPLAY

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors OLED touchscreen / 16M colors / HDR
Size 6.4 inches, (83.4% screen-to-body ratio 6.1 inches, (83.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (410 ppi density) 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (429 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 12 Android 12
Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Google Tensor (5 nm) Google Tensor (5 nm)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 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 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G78 MP20 Mali-G78 MP20

MEMORY

RAM + ROM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB 6GB + 128GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 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 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 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel front camera 8-megapixel front camera
Camera Features F/2.0 aperture, Auto-HDR, panorama F/2.0 aperture / Auto-HDR / panorama
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Speaker Location Top and Chin Top and Chin
Audio Jack Type USB Type-C No

CONNECTIVITY

USB USB Type-C 3.1 USB Type-C 3.1
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 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 (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity 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 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 Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Colors Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, Stormy Black Sorta Seafoam, Stormy Black
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box The phone—Pixel 6
+ USB Type-C to Type-C charging cable.
+ Quick Switch Adaptor (USB Type-A to Type-C) for data transfers.
+ Documentation.
+ Sim ejector tool.
The phone—Pixel 6a
+ USB Type-C to Type-C charging cable.
+ Quick Switch Adaptor (USB Type-A to Type-C) for data transfers.
+ Documentation.
+ Sim ejector tool.
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