Pixel 6a

Overview
Smart, powerful, helpful. And less than you think.
It's the more affordable, super fast and secure Google phone.
Powered by Google Tensor for fast performance.
Adaptive Battery can last over 24 hours.
Intelligent photography for your best shots yet.
Top-rated security, plus water resistance.
Designed around you, inside and out.
Google Tensor
The same brains as Pixel 6 Pro.
Google Tensor makes apps launch fast, pages and images load quickly and everything run smoothly.
Battery
All day power.
Battery that lasts over 24 hours.
Battery that lasts over 24 hours.
By learning your favourite apps – and saving power on those you rarely use – Pixel’s Adaptive Battery can last all day.
Extend your battery for up to 72 hours total.
Extend your battery for up to 72 hours total.
With Extreme Battery Saver, you choose which apps to run, and Pixel turns the others off.
Plug in and recharge. Fast.
Plug in and recharge. Fast.
Get hours of power in just a few minutes with fast wired charging.
Camera
Photos that match your vision.
Your favourite face, without the blur.
Your favourite face, without the blur.
Make out-of-focus faces look sharper with Face Unblur, so you can capture every moment, even in motion.
Pixel exclusive
Make distractions disappear, just like that.
Make distractions disappear, just like that.
Magic Eraser removes unwanted objects. And you can change an object's colour and brightness so it blends right in.
Pixel exclusive
Rich and vibrant photos come out at night.
Rich and vibrant photos come out at night.
Capture city lights, starry skies and even portraits in low light with Night Sight.
Pixel exclusive
Beautifully accurate photos with Real Tone.™
Beautifully accurate photos with Real Tone.™
Take photos that capture the authenticity of all skin tones.
Pixel exclusive
Security
Protection and privacy. Simplified.
The water-resistant phone.
The water-resistant phone.
With IP67 protection, Pixel 6a can take a little water and dust. So you can take your phone wherever you go.
Built-in safety and security.
Built-in safety and security.
The Titan M2™ chip and Google Tensor security core give Pixel an extra layer of hardware security, so it's more resilient to attacks.
Unlock with just a touch.
Unlock with just a touch.
Fingerprint Unlock is a secure and reliable way to unlock your phone.
Software
Android experiences built for you.
A customisable Pixel interface.
A customisable Pixel interface.
Get things done easier and faster with Material You. And the colours across Pixel even complement the wallpaper image that you choose.
What you need, when you need it.
What you need, when you need it.
At a Glance puts useful info front and centre – like recent playlists when you connect your headphones, or calendar notifications for meetings.
Translate languages in real time.
Translate languages in real time.
With Live Translate, you can chat in 11 languages, interpret face-to-face conversations and translate signs with the camera. No Internet required.
Pixel exclusive
Pixel just keeps getting better.
Pixel just keeps getting better.
Every few months, your Pixel can get software updates that send new features, tricks and apps straight to your phone.
Which Pixel is right for you?
Pixel 6aNew
Smart, powerful, helpful. And less than you think.
Pixel 6
Completely reimagined, inside and out.
Pixel 6 Pro
The best of Google, built around you.
Display6.1-inch
FHD+ OLED,
up to 60 Hz
6.4-inch
FHD+ Smooth Display,
up to 90 Hz
6.7-inch
QHD+ LTPO Smooth Display,
up to 120 Hz
Memory and storage size6 GB RAM
128 GB storage
8 GB RAM
128 GB storage
12 GB RAM
128 GB storage
256 GB storage
Rear camera
Dual rear camera system:
12.2 MP wide
12 MP ultrawide
PDAF
Dual rear camera system:
50 MP wide
12 MP ultrawide
LDAF sensor
Triple rear camera system:
50 MP wide
12 MP ultrawide
48 MP telephoto
LDAF sensor
Front camera
8 MP front camera
8 MP front camera
11.1 MP front camera
Processor
Google Tensor
Google Tensor
Google Tensor
Materials
Tactile alloy frame
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3™ cover glass
3D thermoformed composite back
Tactile alloy frame
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ cover glass
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 back glass
Polished alloy frame
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ cover glass
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ back glass
Battery and fast wireless charging
4410 mAh
24+ hour battery life
Fast Wireless Charging
4614 mAh
24+ hour battery life
Fast Wireless Charging
5003 mAh
24+ hour battery life
Security
Fingerprint Unlock
Titan M2™ chip and security core
Fingerprint Unlock
Titan M2™ chip and security core
Fingerprint Unlock
Titan M2™ chip and security core
Connectivity
5G
5G
5G
Pair with helpful accessories
New
Pixel 6a Case
Google 30 W USB-C power charger
Pixel Buds A-series
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Frequently asked questions
What is an unlocked phone?

An unlocked phone is a phone that isn't tied to a specific operator. When you purchase an unlocked Pixel phone, you get to choose which operator or plan works best for you. Most phones in the Google Store come unlocked.

Important: Pixel phones work with all major operators. But not all Pixel 4a (5G) and later phones work on all 5G networks. See a list of certified operators to make sure that your phone works on its 5G network.

To use a SIM-unlocked phone:
1. Buy an unlocked Pixel phone from the Google Store.
2. Contact a mobile operator.
3. Follow their instructions to set up your phone with their service plan.

What is eSIM?

eSIM technology allows you to add a mobile plan to your Pixel 6a, without using a physical SIM card. Pixel 6a will arrive ready to activate with eSIM. You will need a Wi-Fi connection for setup.

If you choose to connect to a operator after you buy your Pixel 6a, you will need to contact your operator to activate with an eSIM.

Does Pixel 6a have 5G network compatibility?
Yes, Pixel 6a works with 5G networks. The type of 5G service depends on both the phone model and the operator network. Learn more about 5G.
What is included in the Pixel 6a box?
Your Pixel 6a purchase comes with a 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), quick start guide, Quick Switch adaptor and SIM tool. Pixel 6a does not come with a 30 W USB-C power charger, but that can be purchased separately.
How does the Google Store trade-in programme work?
You can trade in Google Pixel phones and phones from most other manufacturers. How much you will get for your trade-in depends on the phone, model, manufacturer and condition. During your purchase of a new Pixel phone, answer a few questions accurately and once we receive the phone within the specified time frame and verify its condition, you'll most likely receive the full amount of the estimated refund. Keep in mind that our trade-in partner needs to receive your phone within 30 days of receiving your new phone, and the condition needs to match what you told us. Learn more about Google Store trade-in.
How do I switch from an Android phone or an iPhone to Pixel?
Switching to Pixel is easy. No matter what phone you're coming from, you can transfer your stuff, like photos or messages, from your old phone to your Pixel in a few simple steps. Learn more about switching to Pixel.
Where can I find setup and tips?
Move your stuff over, personalise your settings and explore Pixel features to get the most out of your phone. Get to know Google Pixel.
Who should I contact if I have questions about my Pixel purchase?
Visit our Help Centre to contact us and get help.
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Compared to MSRP of Pixel 6.
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Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 29 hours. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Battery testing conducted in California in early 2022 on pre-production hardware and software, using default settings. Battery testing conducted using Sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G (ENDC) connectivity. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Designed to comply with dust and water protection rating IP67 under IEC standard 60529 when each device leaves the factory but the device is not water- or dust-proof. The accessories are not water- or dust-resistant. Water resistance and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and will diminish or be lost over time due to normal wear and tear, device repair, disassembly or damage. Dropping your device may result in loss of water/dust resistance. Liquid damage voids the warranty. See g.co/pixel/water for details.
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Estimated battery life based on testing using a mix of talk, data, standby and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major operator network. Battery testing conducted in California in early 2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Fast wired charging rates are based upon use of the Google 30 W USB-C® Charger plugged into a wall socket. Compatible with USB PD 3.0 PPS adaptors. Actual results may be slower. Adaptors sold separately.
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Deblurring may not work on all photos or videos with faces.
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Requires Google Photos app. Magic Eraser may not work on all image elements.
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Compared to earlier models of Pixel phones.
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Requires a Google Assistant-enabled Android 6.0 or newer device, Google Account and an Internet connection. Data rates may apply. Subscriptions may apply. Translation is not instantaneous. For available languages and minimum requirements, go to g.co/pixelbuds/help.
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Maximum resolution and field of view with RAW image files setting turned on. Setting is turned off by default. Learn more about editing photos on your Pixel phone.
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Estimate of typical capacity based upon testing and expected cell behaviour.
Pixel 6a: For '24-hour': Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 29 hours. Battery testing conducted using Sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G (ENDC) connectivity. For 'Up to 72 hours': Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major operator network. For both claims: Battery testing conducted in California in early 2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that, for the 'Up to 72 hour' claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Estimate of typical capacity based upon testing and expected cell behaviour.
Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6: Estimated battery life based on testing using a mix of talk, data, standby and use of other features. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Average battery life during testing was approximately 34 hours. Battery testing was conducted by a third party in California in mid-2021 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings. Battery testing was conducted using two major operator networks using sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G (ENDC) connectivity. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Requires a 5G data plan (sold separately). 5G service is operator dependent. Contact operator for details. Learn more about 5G network compatibility.
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Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro: Measured diagonally; dimension may vary by configuration and manufacturing process. Smooth Display is not available for all apps or content. Smooth Display automatically adjusts to optimise for best viewing and battery performance.
Pixel 6a: Measured diagonally; dimension may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
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Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting. Actual formatted capacity will be less.
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Compared to Pixel 5. Based on internal CPU benchmark testing on pre-production devices.
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Wireless charging rates up to 21 W (Pixel 6) and up to 23 W (Pixel 6 Pro) charging with Qi-certified Google PIxel Stand (2nd gen) (sold separately). Actual results may be slower. Fast wired charging rates are based on use of the Google 30 W USB-C® Charger plugged into a wall socket. Compatible with USB PD 3.0 PPS adapters. Actual results may be slower. Adaptors sold separately.
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Not available for all camera apps or modes.
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Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 29 hours. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Battery testing conducted in California in early 2022 on pre-production hardware and software, using default settings. Battery testing conducted using Sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G (ENDC) connectivity. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Your Pixel will receive feature drops during the applicable Android update and support periods for the phone. See g.co/pixel/updates for details.
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Trade-in values vary based on condition, year and configuration of your trade-in device, and are subject to change upon inspection. Credit card refund only available if a Pixel phone is purchased on that card. Phone trade-in value depends on the eligibility of the phone traded in. Phone trade-in credit will be issued as a refund back on the credit card used for the phone purchase at Google Store or in the form of Store Credit if the purchased phone has already been returned. Refund is based on (and paid after) phone received matching the description provided at time of estimate and will be issued to the form of payment used for order. Phones sent for trade-in must be received within 30 days of initiation of the trade-in process, provided that the purchased device has not been returned during that time. Additional trade-in terms are located here: https://store.google.com/intl/en-GB_gb/about/device-terms.html.
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