Has the Google Pixel 6a found a worthy opponent with the Xiaomi 11T?

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We pitted the Google Pixel 6a against the Xiaomi 11T to see which is the best mid-range phone representative. The Californian company’s smartphone faces a tough opponent.

A big duel between two very good mid-range phones.

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The mid-range phone market is becoming increasingly competitive. Offering a phone for less than €500 requires the manufacturer to optimize performance, but it often makes it possible to attract a wider customer base. And in this area, if there is one that is displacing the competition, it is Google and its Pixel 6a.

Undefeated in all the duels he participated in, the Californian smartphone seems invulnerable. But a contender from China is coming to challenge him for this crown: the Xiaomi 11T. The Asian brand is also used to ruling the entry and mid range, so we put the Pixel 6a and the Xiaomi 11T head to head.

Xiaomi for the outside, Google for the inside

According to our expert, the Xiaomi 11T initially manages to win the screen battle thanks to its 6.6-inch Amoled panel and its refresh rate that is better than Google’s. With a more modest size of 6.1 inches, the Oled screen of the latter is less convincing, despite an HD+ definition common to both models.

But the toughest battle takes place at the heart of the devices in terms of performance. On the Mountain View side, we use pure technology with the Google Tensor chip when Xiaomi bets on a Dimensity 1200 5G chip. If the two phones manage to give an average of 60 i/s, it is on the basis of multitasking and gaming that the victory is decided. Google manages to do a little better than its competitor, and wins this round in a handkerchief.

Performance

Pixel 6a 11H
mobile chip Google Tensor mobile chip Dimension 1200 5G
Number of cores 8 Number of cores 8
Integrated GPU (iGPU) Mali-G78 MP20 Integrated GPU (iGPU) Mali G77 MC9
Memory (RAM) 6GB Memory (RAM) 8GB
Processor Cortex-A78 – 3GHz
Our laboratory measurements Our laboratory measurements
Multi-tasking index 100 Multi-tasking index 100
Game tip 110 Game tip 106
Average frame rate 61 fps Average frame rate 60 fps
Total index 105 Total index 103

Google Pixel 6a


Google Pixel 6a
we tested, we liked

Note Digital

Editor's rating: 4 out of 5

  • Amazon warehouseAmazon warehouse

    426.87

  • Amazon MarketplaceAmazon Marketplace

    458.00

  • AmazonAmazon

    459.00

  • Fnac.comFnac.com

    459.00

  • baker.combaker.com

    459.00

  • Darty.comDarty.com

    459.00

  • RakutenRakuten

    459.00

  • CrabCrab

    463.99

  • SFRSFR

    469.00

  • Cdiscount marketplaceCdiscount marketplace

    546.99

This is how the price table works

Xiaomi 11T


Xiaomi 11T
we tested, we liked

Note Digital

Editor's rating: 4 out of 5

Rating: 3 out of 5

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  • Used Amazon MarketplaceUsed Amazon Marketplace

    255.00

  • repurchaserepurchase

    299.99

  • Back MarketBack Market

    316.05

  • Amazon MarketplaceAmazon Marketplace

    320.00

  • Fnac.com Used marketplaceFnac.com Used marketplace

    320.99

  • Amazon warehouseAmazon warehouse

    324.70

  • RakutenRakuten

    349.99

  • Cdiscount marketplaceCdiscount marketplace

    399.80

  • Used Cdiscount MarketplaceUsed Cdiscount Marketplace

    409.91

  • Asgoodasnew.comAsgoodasnew.com

    420.00

  • Darty MarketplaceDarty Marketplace

    426.50

  • AmazonAmazon

    449.00

  • Fnac.comFnac.com

    449.00

  • baker.combaker.com

    449.00

  • Darty.comDarty.com

    449.00

  • UbaldiUbaldi

    449.00

  • E. Leclerc - High-TechE. Leclerc – High-Tech

    453.90

  • CrabCrab

    473.99

  • Cdiscount marketplaceCdiscount marketplace

    475.00

  • ManoManoManoMano

    533.18

  • RED by SFRRED by SFR

    569.00

  • crossroadscrossroads

    569.00

  • XiaomiXiaomi

    569.90

  • Materiel.netMateriel.net

    576.90

  • LDLCLDLC

    577.90

  • SFRSFR

    579.00

  • ElectrodepotElectrodepot

    589.99

  • Topbiz.frTopbiz.fr

    607.76

  • Used Amazon MarketplaceUsed Amazon Marketplace

    255.00

  • repurchaserepurchase

    299.99

  • Back MarketBack Market

    316.05

  • Amazon MarketplaceAmazon Marketplace

    320.00

  • Fnac.com Used marketplaceFnac.com Used marketplace

    320.99

  • RakutenRakuten

    349.99

  • Cdiscount marketplaceCdiscount marketplace

    399.80

  • Used Cdiscount MarketplaceUsed Cdiscount Marketplace

    409.91

  • Asgoodasnew.comAsgoodasnew.com

    420.00

  • Darty MarketplaceDarty Marketplace

    426.50

  • AmazonAmazon

    449.00

  • Fnac.comFnac.com

    449.00

  • baker.combaker.com

    449.00

  • Darty.comDarty.com

    449.00

  • UbaldiUbaldi

    449.00

  • E. Leclerc - High-TechE. Leclerc – High-Tech

    453.90

  • CrabCrab

    473.99

  • Cdiscount marketplaceCdiscount marketplace

    475.00

  • ManoManoManoMano

    533.18

  • crossroadscrossroads

    569.00

  • RED by SFRRED by SFR

    569.00

  • XiaomiXiaomi

    569.90

  • Materiel.netMateriel.net

    576.90

  • LDLCLDLC

    577.90

  • SFRSFR

    579.00

  • ElectrodepotElectrodepot

    589.99

  • Topbiz.frTopbiz.fr

    607.76

  • Used Amazon MarketplaceUsed Amazon Marketplace

    299.00

  • Fnac.com Used marketplaceFnac.com Used marketplace

    320.99

  • Amazon warehouseAmazon warehouse

    324.70

  • repurchaserepurchase

    375.99

  • RakutenRakuten

    399.99

  • Back MarketBack Market

    419.00

  • Darty MarketplaceDarty Marketplace

    426.50

  • Amazon MarketplaceAmazon Marketplace

    429.13

  • Cdiscount marketplaceCdiscount marketplace

    461.00

  • AmazonAmazon

    479.00

  • Fnac.comFnac.com

    479.00

  • Darty.comDarty.com

    479.00

This is how the price table works

Precisely, your pocket has to be big and solid if you want to accommodate the Chinese phone there, bigger than its opponent. It is especially at the weight level that we feel the difference. With the Pixel showing 173g on the scale, the 11T easily exceeds the 200g mark.

And the photo part was crucial

If the battle seemed tough so far, it was without counting on the key element at Google: the image. It’s simple, in this area and in this price range, no manufacturer is equal to the Californian giant. The same is the case in this duel, where the Pixel 6a defeats its Chinese counterpart.

Finally, if the Xiaomi 11T has fought well, even winning in some matches, the medal still goes to the Google Pixel 6a, which is decisive in many areas. For more details on this phone confrontation, find the full article from Digital.

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