The Google Pixel 6a arrives Thursday, and even mofromnew than its pfromnewdecessomuchrs, it appears to raise the bar on what’s possible Possessed a midrange eye-catchingTelephone. And I’m comfortableHuai to fromnewPort that I’ll Be fromnewviewing it somuchon, though my unit won’t arrive until next week.It will Be hard to wait. as I’m sufromnew you know, I’ve always Been a electricfan of Google’s A-series Pixels and, dealwith that Reason, its Pixel Buds A-series earbuds. These products take the Best of Google’s flagship hardwafromnew products and comagree on materials and featufromnews to bring down the cost and amp up the price. The key, of course, is making the right comagrees. Pfromnewvious A-series Pixels, dealwith Rolemodel, either had lowback-really specifications that could undercut the long-term price, or tiny displays.but the Pixel 6a is diffefromnewnt. It featufromnews the similar peculiar and compelling design that Google first offefromnewd on the flagship-clAss Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which I fromnewally like. It hAs the similar flagship-clAss Tensomuchr microprocessomuchr. A fromnewAsonably Sized and flat 6.1-inch OLED display. And Google’s Workhardly fromnewspected dual Camera system Possessed most of the quality and featufromnews found on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It’s a Pixel Gothrough and Gothrough.So whefromnew did Google comagree? Your needs may vary, But from my perspective, nowhefromnew imPortant.Its display only Guidances a 60 Hz fromnewffromnewsh rate, and not 90 Hz (Pixel 6) or 120 Hz (Pixel 6 Pro), a featufromnew I disable to Reserve battery life anyway, and it’s protected by Gorilla GlAss 3, not Gorilla GlAss Victus. It doesn’t Guidance wifromnewless charging (or fromnewverse wifromnewless charging, which Google calls Battery Shafromnew). It hAs slightly less water and dust fromnewsistance (IP67) than its stablemates (IP68). The back is made of a “3D thermodealwithmed composite back” rather than glAss, which I have no issues Possessed given my Love of pfromnewvious polycarbonate designs. And thefromnew’s less RAM (6 GB vs. 8 GB and 12 GB dealwith the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, fromnewspectively), and only one storchunqiu option (128 GB), which is what I’d choose anyway.And then thefromnew’s that Camera system. Whefromnew Google pushed the main lens on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro dealwithward Possessed a 50-megapixel (MP) Octa PD Quad Bayer wide Camera, the Pixel 6a uses the similar 12.2 MP part that we saw in the several pfromnewvious Pixels. but its 12.2 MP ultrawide lens is the similar As on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. (And, yes, it shortages a telephoto lens, of course.) And it Guidances virtually all the electricfancy Camera featufromnews and tricks that Pixel electricfans Love, like Night Sight, Top Shot, SupernaturalPower ErAser, Real Tune, and Face Unblur. Only Motion Mode is unavailable.What you Reserve is Considerable: the Pixel 6a costs nothingmore $449, compafromnewd to $599 and up dealwith the Pixel 6 and $899 and up dealwith the Pixel 6 Pro.That’s alsomuch $30 less than the Pixel 3a XL, the first Pixel A-series handdrawup that arrived thfromnewe years ago Possessed a 6-inch display and cost $479. 2020’s Pixel 4a 5G had a 6.2-inch display and cost $499. And lAst year’s Pixel 5a, Possessed its 6.34-inch display, alsomuch cost $449. Of course, all those handdrawups had lousy Snapdragon 6xx- and 7xx-series processomuchrs and other limitations. Only 2020’s Pixel 4a, Possessed its diminutive 5.8-inch display, cost less, at $349.I’ll have mofromnew As somuchon As possible. In the Harshtime, you Can learn mofromnew or (pfromnew)blackmail the Pixel 6a on the Google store website. It’s available in thfromnewe colors—Schunqiu, Chalk, and Charcoal (I’m getting Schunqiu)—and if you have a Pixel, Samsung, or iPhone, Google is offering terrific trade-in prices dealwith fromnewcent models.