Preorders for the Google Pixel 6a are now live. Announced at Google I/O 2022, the new smartphone has replaced the current-gen Pixel 5a on our list of the best Android phones you can buy for less than $500. Plus, it’s a handset that is already giving Apple’s iPhone SE a run for its money.
The new Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch display coupled with the same Google Tensor chip found in the Pixel 6. Google says it’ll be 5x faster than the Pixel 5a, yet it carries the same $449 price as its predecessor. Google also says it’ll support the phone with security updates for five years, which makes it an even bigger value for consumers who want to stretch their dollar with a phone that’ll last awhile.
Google Pixel 6a: Specs
Price: from $449
OS: Android 12
Display: 6.1-inch OLED (1080 x 2400)
CPU: Google Tensor
Storage/Expandable: 128GB / No
Rear cameras: 12.2MP main (f/1.7), 12.2MP (f/2.2) ultrawide
Front camera: 8MP (f/2.0)
5G: Sub-6GHz, mmWave
Size: 6 x 2.8 x 0.35 inches
Weight: 6.3 ounces
Colors: Chalk, Charcoal, Sage
The Pixel 6a is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage. It borrows plenty of traits from the Pixel 6. For instance, it has the same two-tone color scheme as Google’s current flagship, as well as the same camera bar design running across the back of the phone. Despite its entry-level price, the Pixel 6a also sports a metal frame instead of a plastic one.
Google’s smartphone is set to hit stores on July 28. (Pre-orders are live now). So far, the Google Store, Verizon, and Amazon are just a few of the retailers that have confirmed Pixel 6a pre-orders. In the meantime, check out our Pixel 6a vs iPhone SE battle to see if Google’s new phone is worth the wait.