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Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z) vs Google Pixel 2 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 6a vs Google Pixel 2 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XGoogle Pixel 6a (GB62Z)17Points
Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4410
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsGoogle Pixel 2 (128GB)Compare Google Pixel 6a X
Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

Octa-core

2700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)

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Pixel 6a (GB62Z)17 Advantages Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)vsPixel 2 (128GB)4 Advantages Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
+2.8GHz 64bit Octa-core (5nm)9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)
+6GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+HDR8Advantage
The HDR8 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.1"22%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP98%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+4410 mAh63%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2700 mAh
+18W71%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs10.5W
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
128GB (103GB available)vs+128GB (114GB available)11%
More internal storage for applications and files
178 grams (6.23 ounces)vs+143 grams (5.01 ounces)24%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
431 PPIvs+441 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)

35 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
OLED / AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
+28 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
ModelPixel 6a (GB62Z)Pixel 2 (128GB)
Other model namesPixel 6a UW GB62Z (Verizon)Google Pixel 2 G011A, HTC Walleye
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandGoogleGoogle
Release date7/21/2022, Announced: 5/11/202210/1/2017
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71.8 x 152.2 millimeters (2.83 x 5.99 in)69.7 x 145.7 millimeters (2.74 x 5.74 in)
Weight178 grams (6.23 ounces)143 grams (5.01 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 13Android 10
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Chipset64bit: Google Tensor (5nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.8GHz ARM Cortex-X1 (Dual-core)
2x 2.25GHz ARM Cortex-A78 (Dual-core)
4x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.35GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 702380 (v9)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Display typeOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)431 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display features505nits[typ], 876nits[peak]
HDR8
Always-On Display
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps800/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 40, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat24 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRNot supported

📷 Camera

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.217mm114°1.25µm
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fps
Sony IMX363 sensor
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
LoudspeakerStereo soundSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4410 mAh2700 mAh
Charger, watts18W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10.5W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Charcoal black, Chalk white, Sage green- Colors: Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps

☢️ Radiation rate

Google Pixel 6a (GB62Z)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.19W/kg (head), 1.19W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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