The latest addition to Google’s family of affordable smartphones, the Pixel 6A has passed the endurance test of Zack Nelsonfrom the channel JerryRigEverything. Even using an older version of Gorilla Glass on the screen, in addition to replacing the beefier brothers’ rear glass with plastic, the low-cost device proved to be a durable option and overcame extreme scrutiny. zack.
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Pixel 6A has a plastic and aluminum frame
The test begins with the evaluation of the screen that, according to Google, is composed of the already old Gorilla Glass 3. Launched 10 years ago, the tempered glass resists scratches up to hardness levels 6 and 7 on the Mohs scale, but it is more fragile. than newer glass like the Victus. Still, as highlighted by the zackregardless of generation, glass is always susceptible to breakage and the use of a protective cover is the main recommendation.
Although it is aimed at a more basic smartphone segment, the device draws attention for adopting aluminum on the sides, a feature not always guaranteed in the Pixel 6A’s price range. On the other hand, the rear panels have plastic, including the camera module, with the area dedicated to the lenses being the only point made of glass. That said, the YouTuber reports that the material is of good quality, as it appears to be actually made of glass.
Another good surprise is the optical fingerprint reader under the display, which was able to read the content producer’s worn out fingerprints even after suffering level 7 risks. However, it is worth noting that the component has been involved in recent controversies regarding security — several users reported how the sensor allowed unlocking even when using unregistered fingers.
With an AMOLED panel, the display also received praise when subjected to the heat of a lighter, for resisting for 20 seconds until the region whitens, but recovering the area shortly after cooling, an aspect that even some of the most expensive smartphones do not present. The screen was another point of discussion for bringing a refresh rate of only 60 Hz, while direct competitors offer 90 Hz, 120 Hz or even 144 Hz.
Google’s affordable phone completed the battery of tests by remaining intact even after being flexed, showing no signs of curvature or any kind of damage, although the screen bounced slightly during the process. With this, the device stands out as a very solid option for the amount charged, especially compared to other more expensive models that did not surpass Zack’s analysis, such as the recent OnePlus 10T.
The Google Pixel 6A is available abroad in black, white and green with an MSRP of US$449, or around R$2,295 in direct conversion and without taxes. The device is not officially sold in Brazil, although it can be imported.
Google Pixel 6A: technical sheet
- Screen: 6.1-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 60 Hz refresh rate, HDR, Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: Google Tensor
- RAM memory: 6 GB LPDDR5
- Internal Storage: 128 GB UFS 3.1
- Rear camera: 12.2 MP (Main, f/1.85) + 12 MP (Ultrawide, f/2.2, 114°)
- Front camera: 8 MP (f/2.0)
- Dimensions: 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 178 g
- Battery: 4,410 mAh with 18W fast charging
- Extras: 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, under-display fingerprint scanner, stereo audio, wireless charging, Titan M2 chip for security
- Colors: black, white and green
- Operating system: Android 12