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Mediocre Pixel 6a: 3 older flagship phones that pummel Google's newest midranger

Started by Redaktion, May 15, 2022, 10:18:43

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Redaktion

Google's latest stab at a midrange phone is lackluster at best — sure, it has Google's custom SoC, but the camera system is a rehash of last year's Pixel 5 and 5a, it only has a 60 Hz display, and now it's arguably less durable than the Pixel 5 and 5a — especially considering the price. So what can be had used or refurbished for around the same or less?

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mediocre-Pixel-6a-3-older-flagship-phones-that-pummel-Google-s-newest-midranger.619750.0.html

NOLATECHY

I'll never understand why so many people are always so against Google's new pixel phones. It's quite obvious that the two Android devices mentioned in this article both will lose support for security and OS updates before the pixel 6A will. The third device isn't even an Android device, it's an iOS device. For someone interested in getting an Android device recommending in iOS device is just ludicrous. The fact is the Pixel 6A is the latest device from Google, it has the same Google Tensor processor found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and will get security and OS updates for the next 5 years.

Spade

This has got to be one of the worst articles ever posted by Notebook Check. The Pixel 5 part is the most hilarious though, the 5 literally doesn't come close to the 6A in terms of performance and is worse in almost every way possible. The design feel could be arguably better and the fingerprint scanner is positioned in a better place, but that's it, they've already mentioned they're using a new sensor on the 6A that is better than the one on the Pixel 6 series. The 2 other phones you mentioned are years old, 1 is ending support next year while the other isn't even an Android phone....

Shaz

Don't get why other commenters are whining about the one phone not being Android. Nothing suggests that this article is focusing only on Andriod 🤦🏻‍♀️


K

From my point of view this article is irrelevant. I'm happy with my Pixel 3a, however it's software support is at its end. I don't like to use online banking and VPN on phone without security updates, so I need an upgarde. Pixel 6a has guaranteed 5 years of updates, the alternatives you are proposing have one... I would rather take a look at Galaxy A53, but its dimensions are too big. Unfortunately if you don't like oversized phones there are no real alternatives in Android world. ☹

Tim N.

I usually don't comment on click-bait articles like this but I've got to question the intelligence and knowledge of the author here.

The premise that you can always flash a custom ROM is so misleading. I'm using LineageOS 19 on my OnePlus 6T. Sure, the phone performance is amazing with LOS but it's only possibly thanks to some amazing contributors. If they decide to drop support, I wouldn't mind buying a new phone because my phone is already 3.5 years old. Would I feel the same way if my phone were 1-2 years old? Definitely not!

Also I have to live without some features like GPay without rooting, which in turn blocks some banking apps.

Tim N.

Also, it is fair to assume that the author has never actually flashed custom ROMs.
"You can get around the software update issue by rooting the Pixel 5 and flashing a custom ROM if you really want the latest and greatest beyond Android 14."

You don't need to root a phone in order to flash a custom ROM!

Carl

Trash tier article....

This new midrange phone isn't as good as these older flagships.

julian.vdm

Quote from: Carl on May 17, 2022, 00:45:27
Trash tier article....

This new midrange phone isn't as good as these older flagships.

It's more like "this $450 phone isn't as good as this other $450 phone," though.

julian.vdm

Quote from: Tim N. on May 17, 2022, 00:41:55
Also, it is fair to assume that the author has never actually flashed custom ROMs.
"You can get around the software update issue by rooting the Pixel 5 and flashing a custom ROM if you really want the latest and greatest beyond Android 14."

You don't need to root a phone in order to flash a custom ROM!

You're not wrong, you don't need to root to flash a rom... The two do usually go hand in hand though. I haven't rooted since my Redmi Note 4... maybe 4 years ago?

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