The Google Pixel 6a recently went on pre-orders in over a dozen countries and we’ve got one for a review. Our unit comes in Sage color, but there are two more options – Chalk and Charcoal.
Regardless of which color model you buy, the Pixel 6a’s retail package comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C to 3.5mm audio dongle, some paperwork, and a SIM card ejector. The box doesn’t include a charger, so if you don’t have a compatible power adapter already, you’ll have to buy one.
The Google Pixel 6a is powered by the company’s 5nm Tensor chip and also has Google’s Titan M2 security co-processor under the hood. It runs Android 12 out of the box and has 6GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage onboard. The smartphone doesn’t ‘t have a microSD card slot, and there’s no other version with higher storage, so if you want more space, you have to look elsewhere.
The Pixel 6a is built around a 6.1″ FullHD+ 60Hz OLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has a punch hole in the center for the 8MP selfie camera and a fingerprint scanner underneath for biometric authentication.
Around the back, we have a horizontal bar similar to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, housing a 12.2MP primary and a 12MP ultrawide camera joined by an LED flash.
The rest of the Google Pixel 6a’s highlights include an IP67 rating, stereo speakers, and 5G connectivity. Fueling the entire package is a 4,410 mAh battery with 18W charging support.
We’ve started working on the Google Pixel 6a’s full review, so stay tuned to find out if it is a worthy buy.