Pixel 6a vs 6 pro: What will you get!

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This article will inform you about Pixel 6a vs 6 pros: What will you get? Now you might know that Google IO 2022 happened a few days ago and in that event, they announced two of their upcoming phone, Google Pixel 6a.

Now, you might have come here cause you want to buy a new phone for yourself and you are a fan of Google products, or you like pixel phones.

In any case, you want a new phone, but the problem is you don’t know which one to choose. That’s where his article will help you out. We will compare everything and then you can make a final decision about which phone you want to go with.

Colors: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

Let’s first talk about the colors. Pixel 6 pro comes in three colors same as Pixel 6a. 6a will come in

  1. Sage,
  2. Chalk,
  3. and Charcoal

While the 6 pro has

  1. stormy black,
  2. sorta sunny,
  3. cloudy white.

Both phones come in pretty good colors but personally, I think Sage is the best of them. Just saying! I am not asking you to buy one in that color. It’s just something that I would go for. You can check for yourself.

Display: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

Pixel 6 pro has a 6.7-inch full-screen QHD+ LTPO OLED display at 512 PPI. Compared to this 6a has a little less screen resolution and pixels per inch, at FHD+ OLED at 429 PPI, and has a 6.1-inch full-screen display, which is again a few inches less than Pixel 6 pro.

The screen-to-aspect ratio of Pixel 6a is 20:9, while Pixel 6 pro has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Now, 6a has a screen refresh rate of up to 60HZ. But, 6 pro has a refresh rate of up to 120HZ, which really adds up and gives a very smooth feeling to it.

Both phones have full 24-bit display depth capable of showing 16 million colors. Both have HDR support and a contrast ratio of >1,000,000:1.

Another thing that both have is different is the cover glass, as Pixel 6 pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus cover glass and Pixel 6a has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover glass. Again this is a point to Pixel 6 pro. These two phones have a lot of other similarities in the display section like:

  • Always-on display.
  • Now playing.
  • High brightness mode.
  • and At a Glance.

Battery: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

On-screen, battery timing is one of the key factors when buying a new phone. Normally, if a phone lasts about 10 hours then it’s considered a pretty nice battery time. These two phones can last beyond 24 hours according to google, and this is the average usage of a phone like a normal daily usage (not extreme). Pixel 6 pro has a 5003 mAh battery and Pixel 6a has 4410 mAh.

On Extreme Battery saver mode, Pixel 6 pro will last up to 48 hours, while 6a will be up to 72 hours. In this case Pixel 6a takes the point. Both have fast charging. But there are some features battery-wise, that the 6 pro has but 6a doesn’t:

  • Fast Wireless charging.
  • Battery Share, which charges other phones wirelessly. It is a cool feature and you might need it in some scenarios.

Body And Design: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

Pixel 6a has Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 back glass, with a 3D thermoformed composite back with a tactile alloy frame. While the 6 pro has Corning’s Gorilla glass Victus back which is edgeless, with a polished alloy frame.

Both phones do look very slick and compact. Both phones do have a rear camera bump. But it matches the sets and doesn’t make the phone wobbly.

The 6 pro has IP68 water and dust resistance, which means that this phone can resist dust and dirt and can be submerged in 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

On the other hand, 6a has IP67 water and dust resistance. This means that your phone will withstand sand and dust, and can be submerged under 15cm to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes.

A very common problem with glass back phone is that it gets a lot of fingerprints and looks really bad. But both have finger-print resistance coating on the back, which will protect them from any fingerprints. Which definitely gives relief from cleaning the back like twice or thrice a day.

Cameras: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

Now, in this field, there is a big difference between the two. Which is the rear camera. Pixel Pro has a triple camera setup while 6a has a dual-camera setup. Pixel Pro has the following rear cameras and features:

  • 50 Megapixel Octa PD Quad Bayer wide camera.
  • 12 Megapixel Ultrawide camera.
  • and a 48 Megapixel telephoto camera,

The 50 MP camera has an ƒ/1.85 aperture, 82° field of view, 1/1.31″ image sensor, and 1.2μm pixel width. The 12 MP camera has a 1.25μm pixel width, ƒ/2.2 aperture, and lens correction. The 48 MP has 0.8 μm pixel width, ƒ/3.5 aperture, 23.5° field of view, and 4x optical zoom. I mean what are the companies doing with the

While the Pixel 6a has:

  • a 12.2 Megapixel dual-pixel wide camera.
  • a 12 Megapixel Ultrawide camera

The 12 MP dual pixel wide camera has a 1.4μm pixel width, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 77° field of view, and super-resolution zoom up to  7x. The Ultrawide camera has a 1.25 μm pixel width, ƒ/2.2aperture, 114° field of view, and lens correction.

If we go to the front camera, then in 6a we have an 8 Megapixel camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 84° wide field of view, 1.12 μm pixel width, and fixed focus. Now if we check 6 pro, then we have an 11.1 Megapixel camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 94° ultrawide field of view, 1.22 μm pixel width, and fixed focus.

And there are some more camera features which both phones have:

  • Live HDR+
  • Frequent Faces
  • Cinematic pan
  • Night shot
  • Portrait mode
  • Top shot
  • Portrait lens
  • Face unblur

and many more.

RAM and Storage: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

Again this section is the one that gives a lot of points to the Pixel 6 pro. The first point is that the 6 pro has 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, while on the other hand, the pixel 6a has 6 GB LPDDR5 RAM. The other point is that 6a has only one storage option for you to choose from, which is 128 GB Storage. On the other hand with 6 pros you can select from 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB Storage.

But both do have the same Universal Flash Storage or UFS at 3.1. So, what this means is that you will get a much faster Read and Writing speed.

Processors and Operating System:

Pixel 6a and 6 pros both have the same processor and co-processor which are Google Tensor Processor and Titan M2 security coprocessor. Tensor is a very powerful processor which can easily handle hard tasks.

both of the devices also come with Android 12. Android 12 is currently the latest mobile operating system by Google and it is the best yet, by fixing performance issues and making sure that the device runs smoothly.

Other Features: (Pixel 6a vs 6 pros)

There are some other features that both models have in common are given below:

  • Both have Stereo Speakers
  • Noise Suppression
  • Eligibility to Pixel Pass
  • Fingerprint Unlock
  • 5G


Now you can get Pixel 6 pro right now for $889. But you also have the option to go with a $37.46/month for 24 months with 24-month 0% APR Google Store Financing.

On the other hand, you will get a Pixel 6a for $449. Again you have the option to pay $18. 71/month for 24 months. But you will get your hands on this from July 28th,2022. You can pre-order from July 21st. Now you know all the points and you can decide for yourself which phone you want to go with.


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Hasham Ali
Hasham Ali
Hasham Ali is content and creative writer with five years of on-hand experience. He has been working with clients from all over the world and has helped brands achieve their goals through his content. Plus, he also has experience working for blogs. Hasham loves coffee and reading. He joined THC Solutions, the parent company of Tech Gadgets Press, two years ago and is now working on this website to spread more information and to keep the public up-to-date.