The Google Pixel 6a will receive the flagship Tensor processor, but the camera will come from the Google Pixel 5a. I was expecting the exact opposite situation. But it will be a nice and compact radiator.
Let’s start with the processor. Tensor is a very efficient chip with impressive AI capabilities and a great image processing chip, but it’s far from perfect. He suffers from similar problems as Snapdragon 888 – heats up and manages energy poorly. This translates into performance throttling and poor runtime, despite the huge batteries that Google chose this time for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. and Google Pixel 6a will have exactly the same SoC.
This has some advantages – for its price, it will be without a doubt the most efficient phone on the market. No Xiaomi or realme with Snapdragon 870 or MediaTek Dimensity 1200 will have a start to it. But what if with such a small (Pixel 6a has a 6.2-inch screen) housing, it will heat up like the Samsung Galaxy S21 in 40-degree heat.
The camera on the Google Pixel 6a is a small disappointment
I complained, time to… complain. When the first leaks about Google Pixel 6a hit the network, I expected the opposite situation – a weaker processor, but the Pixel 6 photo facilities. How naive I was, and the average person will get a flagship processor, and a camera with … Google Pixel 5a. Not that it was supposed to be a bad choice, but I was expecting a slightly better set.
It can be argued that the strength of the cameras in Google phones is not the matrices, but the software. Let’s add this Tensor and we’ll probably get some great photos. Well, not really. If it were so colorful, the manufacturer would still use exactly the same sensors in the flagships. One thing is for sure – with a lower resolution, Pixel 6a will take and process photos quickly.
Want a closer look at the design of Google Pixel 6a? See the text below, in which we have described in more detail the latest leak about the average from Google. I am still not convinced that it is worth waiting for.
This is Google Pixel 6a. If Xiaomi did, I would love it. And so it will be another failure