Google Pixel 6a was launched in India on Thursday, and the company’s latest smartphone is equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED display and runs on the company’s octa-core Tensor SoC. It has made its debut in the country as a premium mid-range handset. Another phone in the same category that recently launched in India, the Nothing Phone 1 sports a 6.55-inch OLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. The two smartphones are likely to compete for the top spot in the same price segment.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone 1 price in India
Google Pixel 6a has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 43,999 for the sole, 6GB + 128GB storage model. It is currently available for pre-orders in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage colour options and will go on sale via Flipkart on July 28.
On the other hand, the Nothing Phone 1 was launched in India on July 12 with a price tag of Rs. 32,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The smartphone is also available priced at Rs. 35,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model and Rs. 38,999 for the top-of-the-line 12GB RAM + 256GB variant. The handset will go on sale today at 7pm via Flipkart in Black and White colour options.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone 1 specifications
Google Pixel 6a sports a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Nothing Phone 1, on the other hand, features a bigger 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection at the front and back. The display of Nothing Phone 1 also features HDR10+ support, 402 ppi pixel density, and 1,200 nits of peak brightness. Both the smartphones run on Android 12 out-of-the-box. Pixel 6a is powered by the Google Tensor SoC and a Titan M2 security coprocessor, and the Nothing Phone 1 is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+ SoC.
For optics, both the smartphones feature a dual rear camera setup. The Pixel 6a sports a 12.2-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel secondary shooter. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera at the front. The Nothing Phone 1 features a 50-megapixel primary sensor with OIS support and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. At the front, it features a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
Nothing Phone 1 features 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6 Direct, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for connectivity. The Pixel 6a gets 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB Type-C port for connectivity. The sensor on Pixel 6a sensors onboard include an in-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. Meanwhile, the sensors on Nothing Phone 1 includes in-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
The most distinguishable feature on the Nothing Phone 1 would be the Glyph Interface, which flashes the LEDs on the back to alert users when they receive notifications. Google Pixel 6a packs a 4,410mAh battery with fast charging support and the Nothing Phone 1 is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with 33W wired, 15W Qi wireless, and 5W reverse charging support. The Nothing Phone 1 sports facial recognition and an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance, unlike the Pixel 6a. .
It is worth noting that a few days since the launch of the Nothing Phone 1, a few customers have reported issues regarding the smartphone’s display. According to a report, Nothing Phone 1 users have complained of getting dead pixels and a green tint on the display of the smartphone. The company responded to the complaints, stating that the display green tint issue was limited to a handful of customers and the company is expected to roll out a software update to recalibrate the display to fix the problem.
Nothing Phone 1 vs Google Pixel 6a comparison