Pixel 6a size comparison: how similar is it to current and older Pixels?

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Google has officially released the Pixel 6a recently, on May 11, at the early Google I/O event. In the tradition of the A-series, the Pixel 6a is a more stripped-down version of its more expensive counterparts: the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. In terms of design, that translates into a smaller screen (6.1″), a thinner camera strip on the back of the phone, but also smaller overall dimensions.

At PhoneArena, we can’t wait to get our hands on the Pixel 6a so we can compare it to its siblings and others and see how it performs in real life. Does the smaller size translate into a different hand feel compared to the Pixel 6?

Well, since Google has indicated that we will have to wait until July 28 to actually buy the Pixel 6a, for now all we have to do is use the specs we have on paper, provided by the search giant. So let’s dive in and see how full of mental image we can get by comparing the latest budget pixel to other handsets.

Pixel 6a vs Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro

Starting with a comparison between all the Pixel 6 models seems rather fitting, as they generally share nearly identical designs.

As mentioned, the budget-minded 6a is smaller than its two older brothers. With the three phones placed on top of each other as shown above, it almost feels like there’s an invisible curve going from left to right, which corresponds to a price-to-size ratio.

Looks like the Pixel 6a is small enough to give a noticeably different look and feel compared to the more high-end models. Keep in mind that both the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are very big phones to start with, so even though the 6a looks smaller, it still can’t be considered a “compact” phone.

Pixel 6a vs Pixel 5a vs Pixel 4a vs Pixel 3a XL

It’s the novice against its predecessors, the results look intriguing!

In 2019, Google tried its XL version in a larger size with the A-series, when Google wasn’t quite sure what it wanted to do with its lineup. Well, the Pixel 6a seems to be the answer the tech giant and its fans have been looking for.

It really feels like the 6a has found the perfect middle ground when it comes to size, which is somewhere in between the bigger ones 3a XL/Pixel 5a and the smaller ones Pixel 4a.

Pixel 6a vs iPhone SE (2022)

The differences between Apple’s most affordable device and Google’s are like night and day.

The Pixel 6a is clearly the more modern looking phone here, it’s hard to refute that fact. The only thing for the . goes iPhone SE (2022) in terms of design is the fact that by today’s standards it can really be called a compact phone. However, if you’re looking for a bigger and better screen, the winner here is obvious.
It’s somewhat funny that both phones go for very similar price tags, especially when you see them sitting side by side.

Pixel 6a vs OnePlus Nord 2 vs Galaxy S21 FE

How does the Pixel 6a compare to other similarly priced Android phones?

Interestingly enough, it seems that the Pixel 6a is the smallest compared to the competition from Samsung and OnePlus. Of course, that also means a smaller screen size, so it really depends on what you’re looking for more in a budget phone when it comes to size: more screen or a smaller form factor?

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