The next chapter in Google’s phone book (pun intended) has already been written – the Pixel 6a has been officially announced. You have probably already been introduced to this hot new mid-range offering through our Pixel 6a review, and yes – there’s a lot to like about the phone.
Google has decided to put its own high-performance chipset in the Pixel 6a (the same as on the) Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro), and while it’s no match for the high-end Bionics and Snapdragons, it’s still a very fast SoC (you can also check out how the new “a” compares to the old one in our Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 5a comparison).
The design language has stayed the same for better or for worse, and if you like how the Pixel 6 family looks, you’ll probably love the Pixel 6a too. The horizontal camera module (Camera Bar) is there, along with the glossy back and rounded sides.
But the most important thing about the Pixel 6a is, of course, the price. At $449, this phone is a serious contender for that sweet mid-range spot, currently occupied by the likes of the Galaxy A53 and the iPhoneSE (2022).
Today we take a look at whether Google has hit that sweet spot with its latest phone. Are you planning to buy the Pixel 6a? It can be a great backup or second phone, and to be fair, with those specs it could be a daily driver too.