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This is Google’s Pixel 6a smartphone

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Today the commercialization of the Pixel 6a after a pre-sale period that began on the 21st of this same month of July, which means that buyers can already take it under their arms. And they will take a good mobile. Google has taken advantage of its experience and technological capacity to offer users a device that has nothing to envy to high-end products and that will compete with ease with other quality devices, positioned in the successful mid-range, recently launched.

After the tests carried out on the device, we must highlight the optimal response of its processor (developed by Google itself), the excellent performance of the camera and the endurance of its battery. Finally, and before reviewing the benefits of the product, highlight its good value for money, which makes it a one of the most outstanding mobiles of the moment within the mid range. In terms of durability, the phone comes with an IP67 rating against water (splashes and dust, which is not far from the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (which are both IP68)

Design

The design adjusts as expected to the aesthetics developed in the 6 series, integrating the typical camera band that stands out in a back made of plastic, not as resistant as expected, but with a striking aesthetic (glass appearance) especially the model in green. Speaking of colors, it’s available in three dual-tone colors: black/gray, white/cream, and green.

The main body is made of aluminum with rounded metal edges that facilitate grip. It shows an extremely solid construction, which is very pleasing to the eye. It measures 152.2 x 71.8. x 8.7mm, and weighs 178g

6.1-inch screen

It has a panel 6.1-inch OLED, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The refresh rate is 60 Hz, which works perfectly, although the market offers faster rates for the same price. The screen features a 20:9 ratio with HDR support, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 24-bit/16 million color coverage.

Note that it has the always-on screen functionality with calendar/time information, Now Playing information and some customization to see the mobile in a “unique” way.

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As an assessment, it can be said that it provides a natural color reproduction, well adjusted in saturation, sharp, with a high level of detail, and with excellent contrast.

camera system

The camera system is one of the virtues of the device, it works with precision and offers many possibilities to the user.

It consists of a main chamber of 12.2 megapixelswhich works alongside a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera.

In terms of functionality, it presents some very interesting functions such as the magic eraser to remove unwanted objects in the background, True Tone to ensure all skin tones are accurately displayed and Face Blur which means no more blurry selfies. What’s more, it will be difficult to take a blurry photo even if you want to… and the fact is that focus tracking works on all three cameras, apart from automatic face detection, a value that is impressive in portraits.

Pixel 6a brings all the virtues of Google Camera and all the computational potential of the company. a delight

In summary we have a double rear camera:

Main: 12.2MP IMX363, f/1.7, 1.4µm, OIS

Ultrawide: 12MP IMX386, f/2.2, 1.25µm

Front: 8MP IMX355, f/2.0, 1.12µm, with fixed focus

In the video section, it should be noted that it has 4K recording up to 60fpsslow motion up to 240 fps and time lapse in 4K with stabilization.

The quality of the recordings is optimal, with the addition of the mechanical and digital stabilization of the rear main camera: you can record video walking with a significant reduction in movements. Pixel 6a has four stabilization modes: standard, fixed (with 2x zoom), active (for strong movement), and sweep (for horizontally shifted shots).

Processor

This device is powered by an excellent processor developed by Google itself. We talk about tensor chip which logically accesses numerous intelligent Google capabilities, such as the live translationautomatic security checks, end-to-end encryption with RCS messages, and capabilities anti-phishing.

As an assessment, it must be said that it works with very good speed, passing between applications without problems. Good performance even with graphics-heavy games.

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Operating system

It comes with Android 12 as standard but logically it will be one of the first to receive Android 13 when it is launched (now in Beta).

pixel enjoy Pure and updated Android, a great value for system lovers. It has the latest security patch and will receive updates first. The company guarantees three years of key Android updates and five years of security updates.

Autonomy

The battery has a capacity of 4410mAh, with support for fast charging, which is enough to last a whole day (usual at the moment). With non-intensive use, it exceeds the number of hours established by the manufacturer itself, so that it can even reach two days.

More features

Finally, we must highlight the features such as 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The built-in speakers are stereo and sound great.

Data sheet

6.1-inch AMOLED SCREEN. 20:9 ratio. Full HD + at 2,400 x 1,080. 60Hz Refresh HDR10+

Gorilla Glass Class 3

PROCESSOR. google tensor

Titan M2 Security Coprocessor

MEMORY AND STORAGE: 6 GB LPDDR5/ 128 GB UFS 3.1

REAR CAMERAS

Main 12.2 megapixel with Dual Pixel technology, f / 1.7 aperture, 77º viewing angle, OIS, EIS

12 megapixel ultra wide angle, f / 2.2 aperture, 114º viewing angle

FRONTAL CAMERA

8 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, 84º angle of view, fixed focus

BATTERY: 4,410 mAh, with support for fast charging.

SYSTEM: Android 12 update imminent

CONNECTIVITY: Dual SIM (eSIM). WiFi 6E. Bluetooth 5.2.GPS. NFC. usb type c

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT: 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 millimeters. 178 grams

OTHERS: Fingerprint reader on the screen

IP67 degree of resistance to dust and water

Dual stereo speakers

PRICE: 459 euros

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