Google skipped the launch of the Pixel 6 series in India last year, which has disappointed fans in the country. Months later, however, the Mountain View giant introduced the Pixel 6a, featuring the same design and chipset as the standard Pixel 6. However, the handset was priced at Rs 43,999, which is a bit steep considering what it offers. While some bought the Pixel 6a at this price point, there’s good news for Pixel fans who haven’t bought the device yet.
Google Pixel 6a price in India will take stunning discount on Flipkart during upcoming Big Billion Days sale. The handset will be available at an attractive price of Rs 27,699, down from Rs 43,999 (here’s a breakdown). This is probably one of the best deals during the upcoming sale. Here are the top four reasons to buy it at Rs 27,699.
Four reasons why you should buy the Pixel 6a during the Flipkart sale
1. Stylish design
The Pixel 6 series underwent a major design overhaul over the past year, abandoning the not-so-appealing looks of its predecessors. With the Pixel 6a, we get iPhone-like symmetrical bezels on the front that offer a great viewing experience. The back is even more attractive (can be subjective) with a horizontal strap to house dual camera sensors. The back features a two-tone design that’s quite unique. Note, however, that the glossy finish tends to attract fingerprints fairly easily. TThe Pixel 6a comes with an IP67 certification, which is a rare offering in this segment.
There is a center positioned hole cutout for the selfie snapper. The volume rocker and power button are on the right side. For security, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone has two camera sensors on the back and an LED flash.
2. Powerful chipset
Like the Pixel 6 series, the Pixel 6a is powered by the Tensor chipset, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The chipset can easily handle everyday tasks and can handle pretty much any task like scrolling through social media, clicking on pictures, recording videos, editing pictures and more. It can be considered as one of the best performers in the segment that comes after the discount.
3. Ad-Free Software
Since it comes from Google, the Pixel 6a comes with the latest Android 13 OS. Not only does it offer the latest software version, but it also offers an ad-free experience, which is also a rarity in this segment. The user interface is clean, without annoying ads and bloatware. UI ads aside, Pixel phones are always the first to receive software updates and this is a huge bonus and gives it an edge over the competition in this segment.
4. Good cameras
The Google Pixel 6a comes with dual cameras on the back 12.2 MP main camera and a 12 MP ultra wide angle lens. As with most Google phones, the Pixel 6a offers good camera performance. Although the sensor is now showing its age, the images clicked contain good detail thanks to Google’s excellent computer photography. It can click excellent portraits of human subjects and the HDR images will be particularly appealing on social media.
Night mode photography also offers impressive results that are far better compared to the competition in the segment. As said, the 12.2-megapixel main sensor is a bit dated for today, so some might find the optics not as good as those of the Pixel 6 series.