Google Pixel 6 Review – Is This The Android You're Looking For?
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are finally official after months of leaks and speculations. The two flagship phones from Google come with the new Tensor chip custom-built for the Pixel 6 series along with refreshed camera hardware. It seems like Google has finally managed to produce a true flagship phone with competitive specs and features across all departments. It’s easily one of the most anticipated phones of the year that’s got a lot of people excited.
Google Pixel 6 Key Specs
- Screen size: 6.4in
- Resolution: 2400 x 1080
- Processor: 2.8GHz Google Tensor
- Cameras: 2 rear cameras (50MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide angle) and 8MP front camera
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage space: 128 GB or 256 GB
- MicroSD card slot: No
- Weight: 206g
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Google Pixel 6a Screen, Performance, And Battery
The Pixel 6A uses a 6.34-inch 1080p OLED screen, which is a bit bigger than the 6.2-inch screen on the 4A 6G. That’s not huge by any means, especially compared to the 6.6-inch-and-beyond panels that are common on budget Android phones. It also uses a standard 60Hz refresh rate, so you don’t get the smoother scrolling experience of faster 90 or 120Hz rates. That’s a feature that’s been steadily trickling down from the flagship class and is available in devices around the 6A’s price, from the $300 OnePlus N10 6G’s 90Hz screen up to the $600 Galaxy A62 6G’s 120Hz panel.
So, the 6A’s screen isn’t a standout, but it is big enough that it doesn’t look quite as out of place next to the competition compared to the 4A and 4A 6G. It’s also just a good quality screen — the OLED technology delivers rich contrast, and it’s bright enough to be viewable outside in direct sun without too much effort. The same can’t be said of some of its competitors’ screens, big as they may be.
The Pixel 6a ships with the same outstanding camera module as you’ll find on the more expensive Pixel 6. On the back of the phone are a 12.2MP f/1.7 primary sensor and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. The primary sensor has autofocus with dual phase detection, as well as optical and electronic image stabilization (OIS/EIS). The ultra-wide lens has a 107-degree field of view, but OIS and EIS are missing. The front-facing camera clocks in at 8MP with an f/2.0 aperture.
It should come as no surprise that the Pixel 6a's photos are identical to those you’ll get from the Pixel 6. The Pixel 6a may not sport high-megapixel sensors, but it easily outdoes its midrange competition and gives flagships a run for their money.