Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro: Price, Specifications Compared

Google Pixel 6a was launched at Google I/O as a watered-down version of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Unlike the models that were launched last year, the latest smartphone in the Google Pixel 6 series will be available for purchase in India. All three phones are powered by Google’s custom Tensor SoC, have a similar design, and will run the latest Android OS. However, they are different from each other in terms of pricing, display, camera, and battery capacity.

In this article, we will compare the price and specifications of the Google Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and the Pixel 6 Pro.

Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro price compared

The Google Pixel 6a launched at $449 (roughly Rs. 34,800) in select regions. The Pixel 6a will be sold in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage color options and will be available for pre-order in the US starting July 21, as per the company. Google is yet to announce pricing and availability for the Google Pixel 6a in other markets, including India.

In contrast, the Google Pixel 6 was launched at $599 (roughly Rs. 45,000) last year, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro was launched at $899 (roughly Rs. 67,500). Both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were also not launched in India.

Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro specifications compared

The Google Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro, all come with dual-SIM support and are powered by an octa-core Google Tensor SoC. On the software part, phones run on Android 12 and also pack 128GB of inbuilt storage.

The Pixel 6a features a 6.10-inch display with full-HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Pixel 6, on the other hand, houses a 6.40-inch full-HD+ display with a pixel density of 411 pixels per inch (PPI) and a 90Hz refresh rate. Finally, the Pixel 6 Pro comes with a 6.70-inch Quad HD+ display with a pixel density of 512 pixels per inch (PPI) and a 120Hz refresh rate.

In terms of RAM, the Google Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro offer 6GB RAM, 8GB RAM, and 12GB RAM, respectively.

For optics, the Pixel 6a offers a dual rear camera setup that features a 12.2-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 lens. The Pixel 6 too comes with a dual rear camera setup, but with a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.85 lens, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 lens.

The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, has a triple rear camera setup that has a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.85 lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 lens, and a 48-megapixel megapixel telephoto camera with an f/3.5 lens.

For selfies and video chats, the Pixel 6a and Pixel 6 come with an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro has a 11.1-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.

Connectivity options on the Google Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC support. All three of them also come with a USB Type-C port.

The Google Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. The three phones also include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor.

Google has provided a 4,410mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support on the Pixel 6a, whereas, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are equipped with 4,614mAh and 5,003mAh battery, respectively. Both these smartphones support wireless charging, as well as proprietary fast charging.

And finally, in terms of measurements, the Pixel 6a measures 152.16 x 71.8 x 8.85mm and weighs 178 grams. The Pixel 6 Pro measures 158.60×74.80×8.90mm and weighs 207 grams, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro measures 163.90×75.90×8.90mm and weighs 210 grams.

Moreover, the Google Pixel 6a features an IP67 rating for dust and water protection, while the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro come with a slightly better, IP68 rating.


Google Pixel 6a vs Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 comparison

Google Pixel 6 Pro Google Pixel 6
Key Specs
Display 6.10-inch 6.70-inch 6.40-inch
Processor Google Tensor Google Tensor Google Tensor
Front Camera 8-megapixel 11.1-megapixel 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12.2-megapixel + 12-megapixel 50-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 48-megapixel 50-megapixel + 12-megapixel
RAM 6GB 12GB 8GB
Storage 128GB 128GB 128GB
Battery Capacity 4410mAh 5003mAh 4614mAh
OS Android 12 Android 12 Android 12
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 1440×3120 pixels 1080×2400 pixels
GENERAL
Brand Google Google Google
Model Pixel 6a Pixel 6 Pro Pixel 6
Release date May 12, 2022 October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
Launched in India No No No
IP rating IP67 IP68 IP68
Battery capacity (mAh) 4410 5003 4614
Removable battery No
Colors Chalk, Charcoal, Sage Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, Stormy Black Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, Stormy Black
Dimensions (mm) 163.90 x 75.90 x 8.90 158.60 x 74.80 x 8.90
Weight (g) 210.00 207.00
Fast charging Proprietary Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes Yes
DISPLAY
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 120 Hz 90 Hz
Resolution Standard FHD+
Screen size (inches) 6.10 6.70 6.40
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 1440×3120 pixels 1080×2400 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 20:9 19.5:9 20:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 512 411
HARDWARE
Processor octa-core 2.8GHz octa-core (2×2.8GHz + 2×2.25GHz) 2.8GHz octa-core (2×2.8GHz + 2×2.25GHz)
Processor make Google Tensor Google Tensor Google Tensor
RAM 6GB 12GB 8GB
Internal storage 128GB 128GB 128GB
Expandable storage No No No
CAMERA
Rear camera 12.2-megapixel (f/1.7) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) 50-megapixel (f/1.85, 1.2-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 48-megapixel (f/3.5, 0.8-micron) 50-megapixel (f/1.85, 1.2-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron)
No. of Rear Cameras 2 3 2
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0) 11.1-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.22-micron) 8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
No. of Front Cameras 1 1 1
Rear autofocus Yes Yes
Rear flash Yes Yes
Pop-Up Camera No No
SOFTWARE
Operating system Android 12 Android 12 Android 12
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 ax 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.20 Yes, v 5.20 Yes, v 5.20
NFC Yes Yes Yes
USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Micro-USB No No
Lightning No No
Number of SIMs 2 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SENSORS
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type eSIM eSIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes

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