With the launch of the Google Pixel 6a in India today, the competition in the mid-range segment has heated up again. Google’s latest phone’s prime takeaway here is the software experience and all-new Tensor chipset. Priced around Rs 40,000, the device will take on the likes of the newly launched Nothing Phone (1), which offers clean software and eye-popping design, and the OnePlus 10R and the OPPO Reno 8 Pro, which is the latest flagship phone from the OnePlus and OPPO respectively.
All four phones are mid-range phones from the respective brands and three of the four devices here were launched in the past few days only. In this article, we will take a look at the comparison between three other phones against which the Pixel 6a will take on in the Indian market from OnePlus, Nothing, and OPPO. We will take a look at the comparison of price, specification and features here. Let’s get started.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Price in India
The Google Pixel 6a comes in a single variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is priced at Rs 43,999. The Nothing Phone (1) comes in three configurations. The 8GB+128GB is priced at Rs 32,999, the 8GB+256GB model costs Rs 35,999 and the top of the line 12GB+256GB variant is priced at Rs 38,999.
The OnePlus 10R 8GB+128GB variant with 80W fast charging is priced at Rs Rs 38,999, 12GB+256GB with 80W charging costs Rs 42,999 and Rs 43,999 for the 12GB+256GB and 150W fast charging variant. The Reno 8 Pro is priced at Rs 45,999 for the sole 12GB+256GB variant.
As you can see, the Nothing Phone (1) is the cheapest among the four followed by the OnePlus 10R, Pixel 6a, and OPPO Reno 8 Pro.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Design
The Google Pixel 6a measures 8.9mm and weighs 178 grams and it is the highest among the four. The Phone (1) comes with 8.3mm thickness and weighs 193.5 grams, the heaviest of all. The 10R is 8.2mm thick and weighs 186 grams. The Reno 8 Pro si the sleekest with a 7.3mm thickness and 183-gram weight.
The Nothing Phone (1) is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides and it comes with recycled aluminium on the sides. The phone has a uniform design. On the back, the device comes with a series of 900 white LED lights, which can be customised under Glyph settings on the phone. Clearly, Nothing Phone (1) is the one to go for if you like to show off your device in the public or you just want a phone that looks unique.
Among the Pixel 6a, OnePlus 10R, and Reno 8 Pro, the 10R’s design looks interesting with a pinstripe pattern. The Pixel 6a is IP67 rated, the Phone (1) is IP53 rated, and the Reno 8 Pro is IP54 rated. There’s also no official IP rating on the 10R.
- Pixel 6a colours: Charcoal(Black) and Chalk(White)
- Nothing Phone (1) colours: Black and White
- OnePlus 10R colours: Sierra Black, Forest Green
- OPPO Reno 8 Pro colours: Glazed Green, Glazed Black
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Display
The Pixel 6a sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Nothing Phone (1) comes with a 6.55-inch OLED display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution. The OnePlus 10R sports a 120Hz 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and the Reno 8 Pro offers a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. All four phones support HDR10+ content and HD streaming.
The 60Hz screen refresh rate can be a big bummer on the Pixel 6a. While Nothing offers a good 120Hz flexible OLED panel, it is not the best in the segment. The OnePlus 10R and Reno 8 Pro have the best display among the four.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Performance and UI
The Google Pixel 6a is powered by the in-house Tensor processor based on a 5nm process and it comes with a Titan M2 security chip as well. The device comes with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The Nothing Phone (1) is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G+ processor with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Phone (1) runs on Nothing OS based on Android 12 with no bloatware apps.
The OnePlus 10R and the OPPO Reno 8 Pro are powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max SoC. The 10R comes with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage while the Reno 8 Pro comes in only a 12GB+256GB option. The OnePlus 10R runs on OxygenOS based on Android 12 and the Reno 8 Pro runs on ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.
All four phones come with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage and none of them come with support for a microSD card. The Pixel 6a is limited to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the other three offer up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage options. Performance-wise, we can that Nothing Phone (1) falls short when compared to the batter chipsets from Mediatek and Google.
In terms of software, Google, Nothing, and OnePlus have promised three years of software updates while Reno will get two years of Android updates. Google offers the cleanest Android experience followed by Nothing, OnePlus, and then OPPO.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Cameras
Starting off with the Pixel 6a, you get a dual-camera setup. The phone sports a 12.2MP main camera with ƒ/1.7 aperture and a 12MP ƒ/2.2 ultrawide camera. There is also OIS and EIS support onboard. It has an 8MP selfie camera on the front.
The Nothing Phone (1), OnePlus 10R, and OPPO Reno 8 Pro all have the same 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS support. The Nothing phone comes with a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide camera. The 10R and Reno 8 Pro come with an 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro snapper. The Phone (1) and OnePlus 10R come with 16MP selfie snapper while the Reno 8 Pro comes with a 32MP Sony IMX 709 sensor.
Based on our past experience with the Pixel 6 series, the Pixel 6a could come to be the best camera phone among these four, however, the Reno 8 Pro won’t be far away, you can check out the camera comparison coming soon. Nothing Phone (1) has an underwhelming experience compared to the other three devices here, but a few software updates might improve the camera output.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Battery
The Google Pixel 6a is backed by a 4,410mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging out of the box. The Nothing Phone (1) is backed by a 4,500mAh battery unit with support for 33W fast charging. It also comes with support for 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. However, the device will not come with a charging adapter in the box.
The Reno 8 Pro offers a 4,500mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging and the charger is provided in the box. The 10R comes in two battery and charging options 一 the 80W charging variant packs a 5000 mAh battery, and the 4,500mAh battery variant support 150W fast charging. The charger will be provided in the box.
OnePlus takes a lead here in both the battery capacity and fast charging department.
Google Pixel 6a vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus 10R vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Verdict
In the end, if you have a budget of around Rs 40,000, the OnePlus 10R seems to be the best all-around device for the price, especially keeping in mind the upcoming Prime Day offer. However, if the software is your top priority, you can go with the Google Pixel 6a and for those who want to flaunt their phone, the Nothing Phone (1) won’t disappoint with its unique and eye-catching design and lighting on the back. Lastly, the Reno 8 Pro is for those who want a premium OPPO phone with a great rear camera and a better selfie camera.