The Pixel 6a debuted in India at the end of July for ₹43,999 ($548), and I wrote at the time that Google botched the launch by pricing it out of the reach of potential customers.
Fortunately, Google is making amends; ahead of India’s Christmas season sales, the Pixel 6a has garnered a slew of attractive discounts, bringing it down to as low as ₹26,341 ($328), a whopping 40% off its launch price. That’s incredible for a device that was unveiled less than two months ago.
Pixel 6a is my current recommendation if you want the best mid-range phone in India. It ticks all the right boxes: the Google Tensor hardware makes the phone the fastest in its category, the cameras are significantly better than anything you’ll find under INR 50,000 ($620), and it’s the only device in India that which is currently running the stable version of Android 13.
If you need an extra reason, the Pixel 6a has incredible battery life, with the 4410mAh battery easily lasting over a day without breaking a sweat. Then there is the software itself; this is the only phone with clean software, zero bloatware and exclusive features like Magic Eraser.
I used every phone in the sub-₹50,000 segment this year and I’m not exaggerating when I say the Pixel 6a is the best of the lot. The Nothing phone (1) comes close, and while it has a more interesting design, it’s not as fast, doesn’t hold up as well to gaming (although it runs slightly cooler), and doesn’t take the same caliber of photos.
The only thing I didn’t like about the Pixel 6a was how much it cost in India, and Google fixed that very problem. The phone is currently discounted to INR 34,199 ($423), and that’s before all credit card and cashback offers kick in. Here’s a breakdown of each offer and how much additional savings you can get:
- INR 1,000 off on any credit or debit card
- INR 2,500 off on any credit or debit card
- Additional INR 1,500 Off on Axis Bank Credit Cards (Valid for Phones Only)
- Additional 8% Off on Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card (Upto INR 1,500)
- 5% Cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank Card (Amounts to INR 1,387)
I have the Flipkart Axis Bank Card and in total the Pixel 6a comes down to a ridiculous INR 26,341 ($328). If you don’t have an Axis bank card, you can still get the additional ₹3,500 ($43), bringing the price of the Pixel 6a down to ₹30,699 ($380).
It’s just not possible to see these kinds of savings on phones that have just launched, so if you’re in the market for a new device this Christmas, get your hands on the Pixel 6a right now.
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Pixel 6a is my recommendation if you are looking for a phone under ₹50,000 in India. It is the fastest phone in this segment, has the best cameras, clean software with zero bloatware and Android 13 and incredible battery life. The additional discounts make it a must-have device.