Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Features Compared and Price in India, Specifications
Take a look at the comparison of some of the best smartphones priced around Rs 40,000.
The launch of the Google Pixel 6a in India today has reignited competition in the mid-range segment. The software experience and the all-new Tensor chipset are the main takeaways from Google's latest phone. The device, which will be priced around Rs 40,000, will compete with the recently launched Nothing Phone (1), which offers clean software and eye-catching design, as well as the OnePlus 10R and the OPPO Reno 8 Pro, which are the latest flagship phones from OnePlus and OPPO, respectively.
All four phones are mid-range models from their respective brands, and three of them were launched within the last few days. In this article, we will compare the Pixel 6a to three other phones from OnePlus, Nothing, and OPPO that will be available in the Indian market. In this section, we will compare price, specifications, and features. Let's get this party started.
Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Price in India
The Google Pixel 6a is available in a single configuration with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The price is Rs 43,999. The Nothing Phone (1) is available in three different configurations. The 8GB+128GB model costs Rs 32,999, the 8GB+256GB model costs Rs 35,999, and the top-of-the-line 12GB+256GB model costs Rs 38,999.
The OnePlus 10R 8GB+128GB variant with 80W fast charging costs Rs 38,999, the 12GB+256GB variant with 80W charging costs Rs 42,999, and the 12GB+256GB and 150W fast charging variant costs Rs 43,999. Reno 8 Pro costs Rs 45,999 for the single 12GB+256GB variant.
The Nothing Phone (1) is the least expensive of the four, followed by the OnePlus 10R, Pixel 6a, and OPPO Reno 8 Pro.
Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Design
The Google Pixel 6a is the largest of the four, measuring 8.9mm and weighing 178 grams. The Phone (1) is the thickest at 8.3mm and the heaviest at 193.5 grams. The 10R is 8.2mm thick and 186 grams in weight. The Reno 8 Pro is the slimmest, measuring 7.3mm thick and weighing 183 grams.
The Nothing Phone (1) is made of recycled aluminum and is covered on both sides with Gorilla Glass 5. The phone has a consistent design. The device has 900 white LED lights on the back that can be customized via the phone's Glyph settings. Clearly, Nothing Phone (1) is the one to choose if you enjoy flaunting your device in public or simply want a phone that stands out.
Among the Pixel 6a, OnePlus 10R, and Reno 8 Pro, the 10R's design with a pinstripe pattern stands out. The Pixel 6a has an IP67 rating, the Phone (1) has an IP53 rating, and the Reno 8 Pro has an IP54 rating. The 10R also lacks an official IP rating.
- 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 OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Display
The Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Nothing Phone (1) has a 6.55-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a resolution of Full HD+. The OnePlus 10R has a 120Hz 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, while the Reno 8 Pro has a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. All four phones are compatible with HDR10+ content and HD streaming.
The Pixel 6a's 60Hz screen refresh rate can be a deal breaker. Nothing provides a good 120Hz flexible OLED panel, but it isn't the best in the segment. The displays on the OnePlus 10R and Reno 8 Pro are the best of the four.
Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Performance and UI
The Google Pixel 6a is powered by an in-house Tensor processor built on a 5nm process, as well as a Titan M2 security chip. The device includes 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well as UFS 3.1 storage. The Snapdragon 778G+ processor powers the Nothing Phone (1), which has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Phone (1) runs Nothing OS, which is based on Android 12 and has no bloatware apps.
The MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max SoC powers the OnePlus 10R and the OPPO Reno 8 Pro. The 10R has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, whereas the Reno 8 Pro only has a 12GB+256GB configuration. The OnePlus 10R runs OxygenOS on top of Android 12, while the Reno 8 Pro runs ColorOS 12.1 on top of Android 12.
All four phones have LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, but none of them support a microSD card. The Pixel 6a has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, whereas the other three have up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Nothing Phone (1) falls short in terms of performance when compared to the better chipsets from Mediatek and Google.
Google, Nothing, and OnePlus have all promised three years of software updates, while Reno will receive two years of Android updates. Google provides the most pristine Android experience, followed by Nothing, OnePlus, and OPPO.
Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Cameras
The Pixel 6a comes standard with a dual-camera setup. The phone has a 12.2MP main camera with an aperture of /1.7 and a 12MP/2.2 ultrawide camera. There is also support for OIS and EIS. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera.
The 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS is shared by the Nothing Phone (1), OnePlus 10R, and OPPO Reno 8 Pro. The Samsung JN1 ultra-wide camera on the Nothing phone is 50MP. The 10R and Reno 8 Pro have an 8MP ultra-wide and a 2MP macro camera. The Phone (1) and OnePlus 10R have 16MP selfie cameras, whereas the Reno 8 Pro has a 32MP Sony IMX 709 sensor.
Based on our previous experience with the Pixel 6 series, the Pixel 6a could be the best camera phone among these four, but the Reno 8 Pro isn't far behind; you can check out the camera comparison coming soon. Nothing Phone (1) provides a disappointing experience when compared to the other three devices here, but a few software updates may improve the camera output.
Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Battery
The Google Pixel 6a is powered by a 4,410mAh battery and comes standard with 18W fast charging. The Nothing Phone (1) is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. It also supports 15W wireless charging as well as 5W reverse wireless charging. The device, however, will not include a charging adapter in the box.
The Reno 8 Pro comes with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 80W fast charging and comes with a charger. The 10R is available with two battery and charging options: an 80W charging variant with a 5000 mAh battery and a 4,500mAh battery that supports 150W fast charging. The charger will be included in the package.
In terms of battery capacity and fast charging, OnePlus takes the lead.
Google Pixel 6a vs OnePlus 10R vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Verdict
Finally, if you have a budget of around Rs 40,000, the OnePlus 10R appears to be the best all-around device for the money, especially with the upcoming Prime Day deal. If software is your top priority, the Google Pixel 6a is the way to go, and for those who want to show off their phone, the Nothing Phone (1) will not disappoint with its unique and eye-catching design and back lighting. Finally, the Reno 8 Pro is a premium OPPO phone with a great rear camera and a better selfie camera.