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6 Reasons to NOT Buy Google Pixel 6A and 3 Reasons to BUY?

Google Pixel 6A Review

Things are getting hot in India because Google has just launched Pixel 6A in India at a premium price tag, now this can’t be called a premium smartphone but it’s an overpriced smartphone because Googe has imported it from Vietnam.

In short, Google has paid Import duty and GST, and now Google wants that tax money back from all of us.

Google Pixel 6A Price in India

The Pixel 6A is priced at Rs 43,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB of storage in India while it’s available in Chalk and Charcoal colors option and will go for sale on 28th July 2022 via Flipkart at noon.

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Reasons to BUY Google Pixel 6A?

Google Pixel 6A
Google Pixel 6A

It doesn’t matter whether the smartphone is overpriced or not? there will be some users who will buy the device because they want one or two features. Those features could be cameras, Google’s software experience, or anything else.

So let’s see 3 reasons to BUY Pixel 6A.

Google Experience

I love Google’s software, it’s clean and fast, and on top of that, the Pixel phone gets faster Android updates. Now, Google has promised three years of OS updates which means, the Pixel 6A will get Android OS updates up to Android 15 and after that, you’re on your own.

In short, if you wanted to use Stock UI then this could be a good option otherwise, you also have options like Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G and even the newly launched Nothing Phone (1).

Cameras

For those who don’t know, Pixel 6A doesn’t have the same cameras as Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Google has used the same sensor which they have used on Pixel 3, 4, and 5 and now the same has been used on Pixel 6A.

So yes, the sensors are not new but they’re well tested, so the camera performance is great compared to any other smartphone under Rs 40000.

Just because of Google’s software optimization, the images come out close to nature, there is no issue with dynamic range and even details, and everything feels good.

The front camera also does its job, nothing extraordinary.

By the way, the Pixel 6A comes with a 12.2MP Primary sensor + 12MP ultra-wide lens and there is an 8MP sensor on the front. The rear cameras can shoot videos at 4K recording at 30/60fps and 1080p recording at 30/60 fps while the front can shoot at only 1080p video recording at 30fps.

Overall, for the price of Rs 43999, Pixel 6A doesn’t disappoint at all.

Audio

I don’t know what kind of speaker Google have used but they’re superb. I can even say that Pixel 6A has the best speakers under Rs 40000.

In case you didn’t know, it has dual speakers and there is no 3.5mm Audio Jack…

Reasons to NOT buy Google Pixel 6A?

Google Pixel 6A Review

We all know that Nothing is perfect in this world, and the same applies to smartphones too. So let’s see some of the reasons to Not Buy Pixel 6A.

Display

Yes, the Pixel 6A has a 60Hz 6.10-inches OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 PIxels. Now, we all know that there are tons of smartphone that offers 120hz and even 144Hz OLED display under Rs 50000, so getting 60hz is kind of disappointed.

When users buy a new smartphone in India, they will keep the phone for two to three years, so having 60hz after year will feel a bit slow because we will have better displays available under Rs 50000.

In the end, it’s all about price, I would have loved this phone at even 35k but now it’s kind of pricey at 44k with that 60hz Panel.

Charging speed

The battery will last for a day with normal use but if you’re a heavy user then you will have to charge it twice a day. On top of that, the Pixel 6A only supports 18W wired charging.

By the way, you will have to buy an 18W charger separately because Google didn’t give a charger in the box, just like Nothing…

Also, if you have a PD charger at home then you can use the same to charge Pixel 6A but if not they get ready to pay some money.

No Wireless Charging

I get it, most Indian users don’t use wireless charging but when the phone is priced at 44k, it’s better to have wireless charging. For those who use wireless charging, this will be a bit disappointing.

Not the Best For Gaming

Don’t get too excited by reading, Google Tensor processor…

For those who don’t know, Google Tensor is not made by Google, it’s an Exynos 2100 chipset, Google has made some improvements on top of that. Still, there won’t be any kind of issue while playing games or using it in day-to-day life.

By the way, the Google Tensor processor will provide close to Snapdragon 865 performance, so take it as you like.

Keep in mind that, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro has tons of bugs, and Google is still, fixing them…

Overall, if your end goal is to play heavy games then stay away from this device as it only has a 60hz refresh rate and there is a trust issue with Exynos.

Build

By the way, Pixel 6A is a budget smartphone from Google and the same doesn’t feel in India.

On the front, the device has corning gorilla glass 3 while the frame is made out of Aluminum and the back has plastic.

In short, you won’t get a premium vibe when you hold the Pixel 6A.

Verdict

Google Pixel 6A Review

There are only two reasons to buy Googe Pixel 6A which are its cameras and Google software experience other than that it’s a decent smartphone that is available at the premium price tag

Nevertheless, if you have any kind of questions then do let me know in the comment box below…

Alternatives of Pixel 6A (amazon links)

Google Pixel 6A Full Specifications

Launch Date21st July 2022
Available From28th 2022 via Flipkart at noon
India Price6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 43,999
ColorsChalk and Charcoal
In the BoxGoogle Pixel 6A
Quick Switch Adaptor
1 m USB-C to USB-C Cable (USB 2.0)
SIM tray ejector
Display6.10-inches FHD+ OLED display
Always-on display
Gorilla Glass 3
60Hz refresh rate
429 PPI density
Resolution2400 x 1080 PIxels
Dimensions152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
BuildGorilla Glass 3 Front
Aluminum Frame
Plastic Back
Rear Camera12.2MP Primary
12MP Ultra-Wide

Video: 4K recording at 30/60fps
1080p recording at 30/60 fps
Front Camera8MP Front

Video: 1080p video recording at 30fps
ProcessorGoogle Tensor (5 nm)
GPU: Mali-G78 MP20
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 &
2×2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
OSAndroid 12
5G SupportYes, 19 5G Bands
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28,
n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, and n78
SensorsProximity Sensor,
In-Display Fingerprint (optical)
Ambient Light Sensor,
Accelerometer,
Gyrometer,
Magnetometer,
Barometer
NFCYes
AudioStereo Speaker
No 3.5mm audio jack
Battery4,410mAh battery
18W wired Charging
USB Type-C 2.0
Other FeaturesUFS 3.1 Storage
LPDDR5 RAM 
Bluetooth 5.2
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Widevine L1 Supported
Carrier aggregation
SD Card SlotNo
Weight178 Gram
Modal NumberGX7AS
Available atFlipkart

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