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The Google Pixel 7A

a mid-range smartphone that offers a balance of performance, features, and affordability. Here are the full specifications of the Google Pixel 7A:

Display:

  • Size: 6.1 inches
  • Type: OLED, HDR10+
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Refresh Rate: 60/90Hz
  • Pixel Density: 361 ppi

Processor:

  • Chipset: Google Tensor G2
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno GPU

Memory:

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB

Rear Camera:

  • Main Sensor: 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide)
  • Secondary Sensor: 13 MP, f/2.4, 16mm (ultrawide)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS

Front Camera:

  • Single Sensor: 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Battery:

  • Type: Li-Po
  • Capacity: 4385 mAh
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, wireless charging 7.5W

Operating System:

  • Android 13

Connectivity:

  • 5G: Sub6/mmWave
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1

Sensors:

  • Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Other Features:

  • IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • Always-on display
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm audio jack: No
  • Colors: Various

Dimensions and Weight:

  • Dimensions: 152 x 73 x 9.0 mm (6.00 x 2.87 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 193g (6.81 oz)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G:

Display:

  • Size: 6.4 inches
  • Type: Super AMOLED, 16M colors
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate

Body:

  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 76.7 x 8.2 mm (6.23 x 3.02 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 202 g (7.13 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colors: Various

Platform:

  • OS: Android 13
  • Chipset: Exynos 1380 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G68 MP2

Memory:

  • RAM: 6GB + 128GB; 8GB + 256GB
  • Storage: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Main Camera:

  • Quad:
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS

Selfie Camera:

  • Single: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Sound:

  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

Comms:

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Sensors:

  • Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery:

  • Type: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 25W

Misc:

  • Colors: Various
  • Models: SM-A536B, SM-A536B/DS, SM-A536F/DS
  • SAR EU: 0.52 W/kg (head), 1.27 W/kg (body)

 

Here’s a comparison of the key specifications and features of the mentioned smartphones:

FeatureGoogle Pixel 7AGoogle Pixel 6ASamsung Galaxy A54 5GMoto G Stylus 5G (2023)Apple iPhone SE (2022)
Display size, resolution6.1-inch OLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels; 60/90Hz6.1-inch OLED; (1080 x 2400); 60Hz6.4-inch Super AMOLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels; 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate6.6-inch LCD display; 2,400×1,080 pixels; 120Hz refresh rate4.7-inch LCD; (1,334×750 pixels); 60 Hz
Pixel density361 ppi429 ppi403 ppi399 ppi326ppi
Dimensions (inches)6.00 x 2.87 x 0.35 in6.0 x 2.8 x 0.35 in6.23 x 3.02 x 0.32 in6.41 x 2.9 x 0.37 in5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in
Dimensions (millimeters)73 x 152 x 9.0 mm152.2 x 7.18 x 8.9 mm158.2 x 76.7 x 8.2 mm162.8 x 73.8 x 9.3 mm138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight (ounces, grams)193g (6.81 oz)6.3 oz; 178g202 g (7.13 oz)202 g (7.13 oz)5.09 oz; 144g
Mobile softwareAndroid 13Android 12Android 13Android 13iOS 15
Camera64-megapixel (main), 13-megapixel (ultrawide)12.2-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel ultra wide)50-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 5-megapixel (macro)50-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (wide)
Front-facing camera13-megapixel, 4K @ 30fps8-megapixel32-megapixel16-megapixel7-megapixel
Video capture4K at 30/60fps4K4K4K at 30 fps4K
ProcessorTensor G2Google TensorExynos 1380Snapdragon 6 Gen 1Apple A15 Bionic
RAM/Storage8GB / 128GB6GB RAM/128GB storage6GB + 128GB; 8GB + 256GB4GB RAM + 128GB; 6GB RAM + 128GB; 6GB RAM + 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Expandable storageNoneNoneMicro SDXCYesNA
Battery/Charger4,385 mAh (18W fast charging 7.5W wireless charging)4,410 mAh capacity; 18-watt fast charging (adapter sold separately)5,000 mAh (25W wired charging)5,000mAh (20W wired charging, 10W adapter included)Battery NA (20W wired charging — charger not included), 7.5W wireless charging)
Fingerprint sensorSideUnder displayIn-displaySideHome button
ConnectorUSB-CUSB CUSB-CUSB-CLightning
Headphone jackNoneNoneNoneYesNone
Special features5G (5G sub6 / mmWave), IP67 rating, 18W fast charging, 7.5W wireless charging5G-enabled, 18W fast charging, WiFi 6E, security updates for 5 years, Android OS updates for 3 years, dual SIM, IP67 water resistance5G (mmw/Sub6), IP67 ratingStylus, Moto Gestures, stereo speakers5G-enabled; supports 25W wired fast charging; Water resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging
Price off-contract (USD)$499, $549 (mmW)$349 ($299 when on sale)$449 (6GB/128GB)$400$399 (64GB), $449 (128GB), $549 (256GB)
Price (GBP)£449£349£449 (6GB/128GB)Converts to £317£419 (64GB), £469 (128GB), £569 (256GB)
Price (AUD)AU$749AU$599AU$649 (6GB/128GB)Converts to AU$590AU$749 (64GB), AU$829 (128GB), AU$999 (256GB)

 

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