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Google Pixel 6: King of Budget Smartphones?

This is a very bold question. The answer to this is not very straightforward. Why? Let's explore the new Google Pixel 6a to unfold the truth. 

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Design and Looks
As a successor to the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro in the budget market, the Pixel 6a looks so elegant that one might think this is it. With corning gorilla glass 3 in the front and a plastic back, it comes in two-tone colors separated by the black camera bar in the upper section. With its aluminum frame and IP67 rating, this Pixel phone looks good.

Facial Beauty – Display

No doubt that the first thing that appeals to you when you first turn on the phone is its display. It looks like a decent display, a 6.1-inch 60Hz OLED screen with an in-built fingerprint scanner on paper. However, the 60Hz of this screen is a bit choppy compared to the 60Hz of an iPhone SE or the displays of other phones in the price cap. 

The Brain and Brawn – Processors and Storage

This here is where Google did not back down. The Pixel 6a is equipped with the same Google Tensor processor that its big brother 6 and 6 Pro have. With 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage, and the latest Android 12 running in the stock version on the Pixel, we have a phone that has enormous processing power and should not lag and cause problems with daily use. This efficiency is also beneficial for the battery.

Is Pixel the Camera King?

This is one category of budget phones where we can quickly put Pixel 6a on the king's contender list. Although, unlike the previous Pixels, the Pixel 6a does not have the same camera as the other variants, i.e., 6 and 6 Pro, it still has two excellent 12 MP cameras at the back, one regular and the other Ultra-wide. While the pixels might look good on paper, it provides perfect photos because Google has one of the best image rendering/ processing and capturing software. For the camera section alone, this phone beats out other budget phones.

Powerhouse and Sound

This Pixel 6a is loaded with a 4410 mAh lithium polymer battery that gives you a full day charge with heavy use and more than 1.5 days with regular usage. It's an excellent battery that can be charged with an 18W charger. One downgrade in this phone is the removal of the headphone jack, which is almost a necessity for the budget smartphone user market.

Cost and Availability

Priced at around $450, available July 28th

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That’s What’s Up is driven by a passion for style, technology, food, and fashion. We seek to be a leading publication, bringing in-depth news, reviews, technology, and sneaker releases. TWU will entertain, inform and inspire with transparency, accuracy, humor, and honesty. We'll highlight, engage, and give back to various non-profits along our journey... That's What's Up!