Pixel 6a

Overview
Smart, powerful, helpful. And less than you think.
Upgrade to Pixel 6a for less than you think.
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 favorite 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 favorite face, without the blur.
Your favorite face, without the blur.
Make 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 color 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.™
See the nuances of all skin tones beautifully and authentically.
Pixel Exclusive
Security
Protection and privacy. Simplified.
The water-friendly phone.
The water-friendly 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 customizable Pixel interface.
A customizable Pixel interface.
Get things done easier and faster with Material You. And the colors across Pixel even complement the wallpaper image you choose.
What you need, when you need it.
What you need, when you need it.
At a Glance puts useful info front and center – like recent playlists when you connect your headphones, or a boarding pass before your flight.
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 gets automatic software updates that send new features, tricks, and apps right 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 & storage size6GB RAM
128 GB storage
8GB RAM
128 GB storage
256 GB storage
12GB RAM
128 GB storage
256 GB storage
512 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 & 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 & security core
Fingerprint Unlock
Titan M2™ chip & security core
Fingerprint Unlock
Titan M2™ chip & security core
Connectivity
5G
5G
5G
"...the best Android phone under $500 right now"“Pixel 6a has the best performance and camera quality at its price”
Pixel Pass
A new Pixel. Protection. And fun. All in one.
Get a new Pixel with Preferred Care and extra storage, plus ad-free videos, music, and games. Starting at $37 a month.
Collage of ways you can enjoy Pixel Pass, including someone doing a yoga workout with YouTube Premium, a video game castle for Google Play Pass, a collection of photos and documents for Google One, a cracked phone screen for Preferred Care, and someone dancing to YouTube Music Premium
Collage of ways you can enjoy Pixel Pass, including someone doing a yoga workout with YouTube Premium, a video game castle for Google Play Pass, a collection of photos and documents for Google One, a cracked phone screen for Preferred Care, and someone dancing to YouTube Music Premium
Available now on
Google Store.
Buy an unlocked phone and use your Pixel with most major carriers. Or choose Verizon or AT&T directly from the Google Store and pay for your new Pixel on your regular phone bills.
Button 1 of 3: Google Store
Button 1 of 3: Google Store
Button 2 of 3: AT&T
Button 2 of 3: AT&T
Button 3 of 3: Verizon
Button 3 of 3: Verizon
Pixel and Pixel Buds,
the best of buds.
A pair of white Pixel Buds A-Series rise out of their case
A pair of white Pixel Buds A-Series rise out of their case
Pixel Buds A-Series
• Up to 24 hours earbuds listening time.
• Just say "Hey Google" for a little help.
• Beamforming mics focus on your voice for clear calls.
A pair of Coral Pixel Buds Pro rise out of their case
A pair of Coral Pixel Buds Pro rise out of their case
Pixel Buds Pro
• Up to 30 hours earbuds listening time.
• Just say "Hey Google" for a little help.
• Active Noise Cancellation adapts to your ear.
• Transparency mode lets you hear outside sounds in real time.
Pair with helpful accessories
New
Pixel 6a Case
Google 30W USB-C Power Charger
ZAGG InvisibleShield® Glass Elite for Pixel 6a
Trade in your old phone for money back.Δ
Finance your Pixel.*
Preferred Care for added protection.
Free shipping.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an unlocked phone?

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

Important: Pixel phones work with all major carriers. But not all Pixel 4a (5G) and later phones work on all 5G networks. See a list of certified carriers to make sure 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 carrier.
3. Follow their instructions to set up your phone with their service plan.

What is eSIM?

eSIM technology allows you to add a cellular 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 carrier after you buy your Pixel 6a, you will need to contact your carrier to activate with an eSIM.

What is the difference between connecting my Pixel now with a carrier and connecting it later?
The Google Store offers carrier activation with AT&T and Verizon. If you activate with a carrier now, we’ll connect your Pixel to your account. AT&T customers: Once you receive your new Pixel, call AT&T to complete your activation. Your Pixel will arrive ready to go with your number and plan information. If you connect with a carrier later, once your new Pixel arrives, you can insert a physical SIM card or use eSIM from any carrier that provides service for Pixel.
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 carrier 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 Adapter, and SIM tool. Pixel 6a does not come with a 30W USB-C Power Charger, but that can be purchased separately.
How does the Google Store trade-in program 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.
What is Preferred Care?
Preferred Care is worry-free protection for your device, which provides mechanical breakdown coverage (after the one-year manufacturer's warranty) and covers accidental damages (including drops, liquid spills, and cracks). You can also get access to participating walk-in centers for screen repairs and unlimited access to specially trained agents whenever you call. Available every day, 24/7. Best of all, you can pay for the coverage up front or in monthly installments. Learn more about Preferred Care.
How does Pixel Pass work?

Pixel Pass is an all-in-one subscription from Google. It includes:
-The latest Pixel phone, with the option to upgrade to a new Pixel after two years.
-Hassle-free screen repairs, replacements, and accidental damage coverage with Preferred Care.
-Automatic phone backups and 200 GB of cloud storage with Google One.
-Ad-free YouTube videos with YouTube Premium and nonstop music streaming with YouTube Music Premium.
-Access to hundreds of apps and games – without ads or in-app purchases – with Google Play Pass.
-Google Store offers throughout your subscription.

Pixel phones you get with Pixel Pass are unlocked, which means your Pixel works with all major carriers. Learn more about Pixel Pass.

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, personalize 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 Center 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 carrier 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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Wired charging rates up to 18W based on use of Google 30W USB-C® or Google 18W USB-C® Charger plugged into a wall outlet. Actual results may be slower. Adapters sold separately. Compatible with USB PD 3.0 PPS adapters.
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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 Pixel 5a.
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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. 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 behavior.
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 carrier 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 behavior.
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 conducted by a third party in California in mid 2021 on pre-production hardware and software, using default settings. Battery testing conducted using two major carrier 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 carrier dependent. Contact carrier 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 optimize 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 21W (Pixel 6) and up to 23W (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 upon use of the Google 30W USB-C® Charger plugged into a wall outlet. Compatible with USB PD 3.0 PPS adapters. Actual results may be slower. Adapters sold separately.
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Not available for all camera apps or modes.
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Available only in the US. Includes YouTube Premium, Google Play Pass, and Google One. Does not include carrier service plan. Monthly subscription price varies by plan. Upgrades may change monthly price. If you cancel during the 24-month cycle, you will be required to pay the remaining value of your Pixel device at a non-discounted price, and your access to bundled services will terminate. Device protection includes an additional year of coverage for mechanical breakdown (in addition to the one-year manufacturer warranty), and up to four claims of accidental damage for two years (limit 2 per rolling 12-month period, beginning with the date of first repair or replacement). Claim coverage subject to deductible(s). See g.co/pixelpass/tos for full terms.
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All listening times are approximate and were measured using music playback with pre-production hardware and software, with fully charged Google Pixel Buds A-Series and case, and other features disabled. Case is used to recharge Google Pixel Buds A-Series when their batteries are depleted. Use of other features will decrease battery life. Battery life depends on device, features enabled, usage, environment and other factors. Actual battery life may be lower.
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Credit notice: From The Verge, July 2022. © 2022 Vox Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Used under license.
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From CNET July 2022. All rights reserved. Used under license.
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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 form of payment used for order. Phones sent for trade-in must be received within 30 days of initiation of trade-in process, provided the purchased device has not been returned during that time. Additional trade-in terms are located here: https://store.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/device-terms.html. Additional store credit terms are located here: https://store.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/device-terms.html.
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