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Review: Google’s Pixel 6a and Pixel Pro Buds


Google has just released its latest phone alongside some brand new premium earbuds. Let’s take a look at what both devices have to offer.

Google has done a great job with the Pixel Pro Buds. Here we have a great pair of earbuds with premium features.

What I love about the Pixel Buds Pro is the cutting-edge design. Not only do the buds look super cool but the case is also surprisingly sturdy and features a slick design. And that’s not all. The buds are comfortable to wear, and the sound quality is superb.

Other notable features are active noise cancellation to adapt to your ear and help block outside sounds, creating a quiet foundation so you truly enjoy the crisp sound. So, if you’re in a noisy gym or taking a brisk walk these are your go-to buds.

Transparency mode helps users hear outside sounds in real time so they can be more aware of their surroundings, like when crossing the street. You can toggle between ANC and Transparency hands-free by triggering ‘hey Google’.

The battery life is good. I got just over six hours of battery life with ANC on. The quick charge worked great. In just minutes I was back to listening to tunes and enjoying the buds.

With premium audio, noise cancellation, and high-tech transparency mode, the buds deliver a superior earbud experience for users. If you’re an Android user with $200 to spare, these buds are a fab choice. And of course, there is some capability to use the buds alongside an iPhone.

They integrate seamlessly with the Google Pixel 6a phone. It’s so easy you don’t even need to set them up. The devices will automatically the first time you open them near your phone.

pixel 6

Now let’s talk about the Google 6a, which I’d describe as a solid midrange phone. Pixel 6a is a good compact. lightweight, and reliable phone with a decent camera and manageable battery life.

The new phone is smaller than the 6 and 6 Pro, though it’s not a small phone. Where the Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch display, and the 6 Pro has a 6.71-inch screen, here it’s 6.1 inches. It is big enough to use but is user-friendly for small hands.

Some issues include the phone overheating, and it doesn’t come with a charger. There’s also no wireless charging on this phone—though this won’t be a drawback for everyone.

This isn’t a “premium” phone, but it works well and $400 is a bargain for users.  If you want top-notch features this isn’t the phone for you but if all you need is a contemporary-looking device with some solid features this, is it. To summarize, you just can’t beat the price and you get some great features that cost far less than flagship phones.




    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.