Pixel 6a release date, price and features

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The Google Pixel 6a was one of the best Android phones when it launched in 2022. Now that its successor the Pixel 7a is out it feels right to come back and check everything that made the 6a into the great mid-ranger it was for its time. In fact, Google is still selling the Pixel 6a as its most affordable phone, so there's even more reason to refresh our memory.

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Pixel 6a release date

The Pixel 6a was announced on May 11, 2022, during Google's I/O event, and released on July 28.

For reference, below we have a comparison of Google's Pixel announcement and release dates from 2020 up to 2022:

Pixel 6a price

The Pixel 6a costs $449. Here are the prices for other Pixel phones throughout the years for comparison:

Pixel 6a specs

Check out the in depth Google Pixel 6a specs here.

Pixel 6a reviews

We were super excited to get our hands on the Google Pixel 6a and so we did. After putting the 6a through our thorough tests and spending time with it, we have a review ready for you to check out.

We were pleasantly surprised to see that the Pixel 6a is an outstanding phone for its price range. Not many mid-range phones come with a flagship chipset inside of them. Of course, corners had to be cut and the one area of compromise that felt most noticeable for us was the low refresh rate screen. As long as the 6a remains bug free, it is a great phone to get for the price. Check out our Google Pixel 6a review for more details.

Pixel 6a comparisons

Below, you will find our comparisons of the Google Pixel 6a with other popular phones that are currently in the market.

Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 6 — We compared Google's most affordable phone from the Pixel 6 series to the regular version. What does the $150 price difference result in? Do you get more for your money with the Pixel 6a? Find out in our comparison.

Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 5a — Here we take a look at how big of a jump the Pixel 6a is when compared to its predecessor from 2021.

Google Pixel 6a vs Samsung Galaxy A53 5G — One mid-ranger from an Android giant faces another. Can the Galaxy A53 from Samsung offer enough to justify its price when compared to the Pixel 6a's flagship chip?

In what colors is the Pixel 6a available?

These are all the colors the Pixel 6a comes in:

  • Sage
  • Chalk
  • Charcoal

If you want to check out how they look to decide which one you fancy the most, you can take a look at our dedicated Pixel 6a colors article.

What is the Pixel 6a battery capacity?

The Pixel 6a battery is 4410mAh. Since numbers tend to not paint a full picture, though, you can check out our Pixel 6a battery life article where we show the results of our tests, benchmarks, and share our personal experience with the phone.

What are the Pixel 6a camera specs?

Dual camera
Main camera
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Second camera
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
Aperture size: F2.2
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
8 MP
See the full Google Pixel 6a specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

Up for taking a look at some sample photos from the Pixel 6a cameras? Then go to our Google Pixel 6a camera article where you will find all that you need.

What are the best Pixel 6a cases?

The Pixel 6a is arguably one of the better-looking phones out there. However, if you are planning on protecting your 6a from falls, scratches, and other kinds of damage it is probably a good idea to check out our Best Pixel 6a cases pick and find the one that suits you the most.

What are the best Pixel 6a deals?

AT&T Pixel 6a from Walmart

The Pixel 6a is also available at Walmart. This version is AT&T locked. Starting at $10.25/month for 36 installments.
$10 25 /mo
Buy at Walmart

Get the Google Pixel 6a with a discount at Amazon

The Pixel 6a is available for purchase on Amazon with a nice discount that makes it a sub-$300 phone.

The noise-canceling Google Pixel Buds Pro up for sale to go with your Pixel phone

You can now buy the Google Pixel Buds Pro to go with your favorite Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, or Pixel 6 Pro color. The first major effort to create Pro earbuds resulted in Pixel Buds with Active Noise Cancellation and a whopping 11 hours of battery life on a charge.

Google Pixel 6a

5G, 128GB, Unlocked, Free $50 Gift Card

Want to get a Google Pixel 6a for even less money or with a sweet gift? Check out the best Google Pixel 6a deals and gifts article.

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