Google Pixel 6a vs OPPO Reno8 Pro: Specs Comparison

Reno8 Pro debuted in the global market with totally different specifications from the Chinese version because it is a rebrand of the Reno8 Pro Plus. Meanwhile, Google launched the new Pixel 6a in several European markets, with a promo launch giving you the true wireless earbuds Pixel Buds A as a gift. The bundle is very attractive and it will be very interesting to discover which of these two devices will offer the highest value for money in the European market. The OPPO Reno8 Pro Global is supposed to come to Europe during the month of September. Meanwhile, we want to prepare you through a comparison between the specifications of the Google Pixel 6a and the OPPO Reno8 Pro Global. They are very different phones, but probably you won’t be able to tell the same about their prices: that is the reason why we decided for a comparison.


Google Pixel 6a vs Reno8 Pro Global

Google Pixel 6a Reno8 Pro Global
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm,
178 g
161.2 x 74.2 x 7.3 mm,
183 g
DISPLAY 6.1 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), OLED 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2412 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED
PROCESSOR Google Tensor, octa-core 2.8 GHz Mediatek Dimensity 8100 Max, octa-core 2.85 GHz
MEMORY 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB
SOFTWARE Android 12 Android 12, ColorOS
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
CAMERA Dual 12.2 + 12 MP, f/1.7 + f/2.2
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
Triple 50 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
BATTERY 4410 mAh, fast charging 18W 5000 mAh, Fast Charging 80W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES 5G, dual SIM, IP67 water resistant 5G, dual SIM

Design

The Google Pixel 6a is a very interesting phone because it is one of the most compact high-end devices out there, thanks to its smaller display. But not only because of that: it is also lightweight and water resistant: the IP67 certification proves it is dust and water resistant. It is built with a plastic back and an aluminum frame, and it has a variant supporting the eSIM technology. It has a very original design with cameras placed horizontally. The Reno8 Pro Global has bigger dimensions due to the presence of a bigger display, but it is thinner than its rival. Unfortunately, it does not offer any certification for the protection against water and dust, but it is built with premium materials: aluminum for the frame and glass for the back, while the front panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Do you prefer a compact but cheaper phone or a bigger but thinner device with premium materials?

Display

The displays of these two devices are great, but the Reno8 Pro Global has the best one. It comes with an AMOLED display sporting a diagonal of 6.7 inches, showing up to one billion colors. The resolution is Full HD+ with 1080 x 2412 pixels and the display has a 120 Hz refresh rate and the HDR10+ certification, as well as a 950 nits peak brightness and an in-display fingerprint reader. The Google Pixel 6a has a great OLED display with a 6.1-inch diagonal, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, HDR certification, and an in-display fingerprint reader, but it lacks the 120 Hz refresh rate and it is not able to show one billion colors but it stops at 16 million. However, it remains very interesting because it is a compact panel, easy to use with one hand, and the phone is comfortable to keep in a pocket. Both the handsets are equipped with stereo speakers, but they do not feature audio jacks.

Specs & Software

The Google Pixel 6a is powered by the Google Tensor: the first proprietary chipset by Google. It is built at 5 nm and it has an octa-core architecture composed of two Cortex X1 CPUs running at a max frequency of 2.8 GHz, two Cortex A76 CPUs running at a frequency of 2.25 GHz, and four Cortex A55 CPUs running at 1.8 GHz, as well as a Mali G78 MP20 GPU. The chipset is paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The Reno8 Pro Global is fueled by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max mobile platform: an upgraded version of the Dimensity 8100 with higher AI capabilities. It is a chipset built at 5 nm with an octa-core architecture composed of four Cortex A78 CPUs running at a max frequency of 2.85 GHz, four Cortex A55 CPUs running at 2 GHz, and a Mali G610 MC6 GPU. The Dimensity 8100 by Mediatek is a better chipset than the Google Tensor found on the Pixel 6a. Further, it is paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, definitely better than the 6/128 GB configuration of the Pixel 6a. Both the phones run Android 12 out of the box, but the Google one will most likely get longer software support.

Camera

The main rear camera of the Reno8 Pro is definitely better than the one found on the Google Pixel 6a. It is a Sony IMX766 chipset with OIS support, aided by the MariSilicon X. We are talking about the first proprietary NPU by OPPO improving night photography and videos thanks to a power of 18 TOPS. The Reno8 Pro even provides a better front camera with a 32 MP resolution.

Battery

The Reno8 Pro Global has a slightly bigger battery than the Google Pixel 6a and it charges way quicker thanks to 80W fast charging, that is the reason why it wins the battery comparison.

Price

The Reno8 Pro starts from €550/$550 in India, while the Pixel 6a begins at €460/$460 globally (prices vary depending on the market). The Reno is definitely a better phone if we consider hardware, display, and cameras, but the compact size and the long software support of the Pixel still make it a very intriguing choice.

Google Pixel 6a vs Reno8 Pro Global: PRO and CONS

Google Pixel 6a

PRO

  • More compact
  • Water resistant
  • Better ultrawide camera
  • Long software support by Google

CONS

  • Slow charging

OPPO Reno8 Pro Global

PRO

  • Thinner and lighter
  • MariSilicon X NPU
  • Faster charging
  • Better hardware
  • Superior rear camera

CONS

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