The Gadget Guru

Terrific Pixel 6a smartphone proves well worth the wait

A mid-range smartphone with serious battery life, a gaming screen that’s just the right size, and a bluetooth mouse that simplifies life are looked at this week

Google Pixel 6a: has a look that younger users will enjoy and the durability to survive such ownership too

Google Pixel 6a, price: €459 *****

There’s been a long wait for the ‘a’ edition of Google’s Pixel 6 range, as its bigger budget siblings have been on sale since last November.

This is a mid-market phone, but it’s significant because it addresses one of the main issues with the core Pixel range: battery life.

As expected, the 6a is weaker than its more expensive counterparts in most functional areas, but its battery is tremendous, ...