Meet Pixel 6a, the more affordable Google phone that adapts to you. Powered by Google Tensor, it’s super fast and secure. The battery lasts up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver.***** The Pixel Camera captures the moment just how you experienced it. And with TitanM2 security, protection is built right in.
Google puts the G in 5G.
Download and upload videos super fast over 5G.* Watch movies, play games, and get stuff done when you’re on the go.
Google Tensor helps you get things done fast.
Pixel is fast and responsive with the Google Tensor chip. Apps launch fast, pages and images load quickly, and everything runs smoothly.
The brains behind Pixel 6a.
Google Tensor makes Pixel 6a super smart, secure, and powerful. It’s the first chip designed by Google just for Pixel.
Affordable phone, great display.
Robust display featuring FHD+ and OLED****** with up to 60 Hz.
Make distractions disappear, just like that.
Easily remove distractions, like photobombers, with Magic Eraser in Google Photos.** Or change the color and brightness so an object blends right in.
Beautifully accurate photos with Real Tone.
Real Tone from Pixel 6 comes to Pixel 6a. So photos represent the nuances of different skin tones beautifully and authentically.
Translate languages in real time.
With Live Translate, you can chat in 11 languages, interpret face-to-face conversations, and translate signs with the camera.***
Powered by Android.
Google Pixel 6a runs on the Android operating system.
The battery that follows your lead.
Pixel’s Adaptive Battery can last over 24 hours. It learns your favorite apps, so it doesn’t waste power on the ones you rarely use.****
Your protection, built into Pixel.
The Titan M2 chip and the Google Tensor security core, an extra layer of hardware security, help make Pixel more resilient to attacks.*****
*Requires a 5G data plan (sold separately). 5G service not available on all carrier networks or in all areas. 5G service, speed and performance depend on many factors, including carrier network capabilities and signal strength. Actual results may vary. Data rates may apply.
** Requires Google Photos app. Magic Erasermay not work on all image elements.
*** Not available in all languages or countries. Not available on all media or apps. See g.co/pixel/livetranslate for more information. Translation may not be instantaneous.
****Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage across a mix of talk, data, standby, and other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 29 hours. Battery testing conducted using Sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G(ENDC) connectivity.
*****Compared to Pixel 5a.
******Measured diagonally; dimension may vary by configuration and manufacturing process. Smooth Display is not available for all apps or content. Smooth Display automatically adjusts to optimize for best viewing and battery performance.
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great started phone
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
The phone is straightforward to use and it is effortless to hold. It has a great design, I think it would be perfect for a teen or adult looking for something good that is not basic. This phone is not essential, and the camera is not as good as the pro. If you are concerned about the camera, then I would get the pro.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reception, sound, portability and design. Editors are less positive about connectivity and screen. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 100/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 4.4 out of 54.4Lisa Eadicicco on July 30, 2022
Google Pixel 6A Review: The Best Budget Pixel YetThe Pixel 6A's solid camera and premium design make it the best Android phone under $500 right now. As long as the Pixel 6 isn't on sale.
Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Philip Michaels on August 19, 2022
Google Pixel 6a review: The best phone under $500There's stepped up competition for the best bargain phone, thanks to the iPhone SE and Galaxy A53. But the Google Pixel 6a tops both, thanks to its great photo features and a new Tensor chipset.
Google Pixel 6a review: Look ma, a small phone!The Pixel 6a finally breaks the mold for Google's well-reviewed Pixel A-series, not only offering great specs for the price, but a top-tier camera and design, as well. Further proof there's no reason to spend over $450 this year.
Google Pixel 6a review: Regression is the better part of valueFollowing up on one good product is hard enough, but Google has put itself into a bit of a spot with the Pixel 6a as the fourth product in a line of back-to-back great phones. While Google did have to downgrade a few features from the Pixel 6 and
The Pixel 6a has both a physical SIM slot and eSIM capability. If your carrier supports eSIM, you can activate it with them. If your carrier only uses physical SIM cards for activation, we recommend reaching out to them for assistance.