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Google Pixel 6a Review: Why We Love It

The exciting release of Google Pixel 6a is just days away, so we’re sharing a full review of the latest and greatest device. Spoiler alert— we love it. But that’s not enough. Let’s look at exactly why techies are raving about the Pixel 6a. From amazing features to what’s different from previous models, the performance, specs and design are worth talking about. First, you might be wondering when the Pixel 6a release date is, so let’s start there. Google’s first smartphone release of 2022 is causing buzz and officially hits shelves on July 28.

Before we jump into details on the great camera and stunning design, the Pixel 6a has already earned a reputation as the more affordable Google phone. In fact, some are calling it the best affordable Android phone. This just might be the release that proves you really don’t have to pay over $1,000 for an amazing smartphone that adapts to you. Now, let’s not ignore the fact that the Pixel 6a is following the highly esteemed Pixel 6, which earned the title of last year’s CNET Editors’ Choice Award for its impressive upgrades. With that, the Pixel 6a is offering a lot for less.

Pixel 6a Exciting Features

  • Best-in-class camera capabilities: Already making the list of the best camera phones, the Pixel 6a features Google’s renowned camera capabilities at an affordable price. With a 12.2MP main camera and 12MP ultrawide angle shooter, the camera specs are enough to make even the savviest techies smile. Not to mention, the Real Tone feature authentically represents all skin tones, and Magic Eraser makes distractions disappear. And how could we forget Face Unblur? This feature doesn’t allow a little blurred movement to ruin a photo.
  • The power of Google Tensor Processor: Offering a full hardware and software experience without sacrificing battery life, Google Tensor adds power and security. It is the first chip designed by Google just for Pixel and is what we like to refer to as the brains behind the Pixel 6a. If you value the security architecture of the Pixel 6 Pro with the dedicated security chip Titan M2 to keep sensitive data safe, then you’ll love this feature in the Pixel 6a.
  • A bright screen display: Many people anticipated the high-quality camera and amazing photo features, but a feature that will delight seasoned Pixel users and new Pixel shoppers alike is the bright screen display that outshines the competition. The 1080p OLED panel offers bright, accurate colors. In addition, the 6.1-inch screen size is the perfect medium between screens that are too small to read and the gigantic devices that barely fit in your pocket.

Why Everyone Should Love the Pixel 6a

  • Security you can count on: Enjoy extra protection with the security chip Titan M2 that offers peace of mind for storing sensitive data and offers five years of security updates. This extra layer of hardware security makes the Pixel more resilient to attacks.
  • A phone that’s ready for action: Snapping crystal-clear pics with Google’s Super Res Zoom feature while walking along the beach? No problem. The Pixel 6a is equipped with IP67 protection to fight off a little water and dust. Traveling across the globe this fall? Wonderful! The Live Translate feature translates languages in real time in both conversations and videos. Oh, and how could we forget to mention the super-fast charging capabilities? Plug in your Pixel for a few minutes to take on hours of power.
  • A design with you in mind: The metal frame of the Pixel 6a is durable and beautifully designed with the classic camera bar. You can also personalize the look of your phone with the color of your choice. Select Sage, Charcoal or Chalk to add a little self-expression to your device.

How the Pixel 6a Compares to the Pixel 6

  • Hardware: With more lightweight materials than the Pixel 6, the Pixel 6a is 6.1 inches compared to 6.4 and features a polycarbonate backplate which is lighter than the Gorilla Glass on the Pixel 6. Additionally, the 6a has a 60Hz display versus the 90Hz on the 6. Also, the 6a has an updated in-display fingerprint scanner that is more consistent than the Pixel 6.
  • Battery: The Pixel 6a is small but mighty. Featuring a 4,410mAh battery, this is slightly smaller than the Pixel 6’s 4,614mAh. Both phones have Battery Saver Modes and last all day.
  • Cameras: While not at the very top end in the world of camera hardware, the Pixel 6a has a 12.2-megapixel main camera for crisp, vibrant photos. The Pixel 6’s 50-megapixel camera may capture better detail, but the 6a certainly does not disappoint.

From exciting features like best-in-class camera capabilities and a bright screen display that shows off even on the sunniest outdoor days, the launch of Google Pixel 6a is a reason to celebrate. Visit your local Verizon Victra store to shop the affordable Google phone that is packed with the features you love.


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