Pixel 6a preorders now open —where to buy Google's new flagship phone

Google Pixel 6a on a wooden table next to a plant
Google Pixel 6a smartphone (Image credit: Laptop Mag/Sean Riley)

Google's Pixel 6a joins its best-selling flagship phones — the Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro. As announced at May's Google I/O, the new Pixel 6a is priced at $449 (£399).

You can now pre-order the Pixel 6a at Amazon (opens in new tab) or directly from the Google Store (opens in new tab) for $449. In the UK, the price is set at £399 or £16.63/mo. for 24 months. The Pixel 6a borrows the same two tone design as its predecessors, fast 5G wireless connectivity, and Titan M2 security features.

In our Pixel 6a review, we rave over its excellent software support, unique AI software features and bright, colorful display. We also praise its overall solid performance and rate the Pixel 6a 4 out of 5 stars. It's the Editor's Choice budget Android phone.

Google's Pixel 6a smartphone packs the same system on chip found in the Pixel 6 Pro. It features a 6.1 inch OLED display, Google Tensor processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

For capturing and recording images, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12 ultrawide lens dual camera on the back and an 8MP front camera. Google design engineers incorporated an under-display fingerprint sensor into the Pixel 6a for secure unlocking. No more memorizing passwords and pin codes. 

In a nutshell, the Pixel 6a offers the best features of Google's premium phone for a more affordable price.

So if you're bargain shopping for a sub-$500 phone, the Pixel 6a is one to consider. 

Google Pixel 6a pre-order

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 6a is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Google's latest flagship phone features a tactile alloy frame, and 6.1 inch OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Android 13, it houses a Google Tensor sensor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For capturing and recording images, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12 ultrawide lens dual camera on the back and an 8MP front camera. Google rates the phone's 4,410 mAh battery life at 24+ hours. 

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 6a is now available for pre-order at Best Buy. Google's latest flagship phone features a tactile alloy frame, and 6.1 inch OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Android 13, it houses a Google Tensor sensor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For capturing and recording images, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12 ultrawide lens dual camera on the back and an 8MP front camera. Google rates the phone's 4,410 mAh battery life at 24+ hours. 

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 @ Google Store (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 @ Google Store (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 6a is now available for pre-order at the Google Store. Google's latest flagship phone features a tactile alloy frame, and 6.1 inch OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Android 13, it houses a Google Tensor sensor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For capturing and recording images, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12 ultrawide lens dual camera on the back and an 8MP front camera. Google rates the phone's 4,410 mAh battery life at 24+ hours. 

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: £399 @ Google Store (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: £399 @ Google Store (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 6a is now available for pre-order at the Google Store. Google's latest flagship phone features a tactile alloy frame, and 6.1 inch OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Android 13, it houses a Google Tensor sensor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For capturing and recording images, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12 ultrawide lens dual camera on the back and an 8MP front camera. Google rates the phone's 4,410 mAh battery life at 24+ hours. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.