The compact smartphone form factor is a rare breed nowadays, even more so in the midrange segment where large displays seem to reign supreme. Would-be buyers looking for a great but small Android phone are often left with no option but to go for the higher end with the likes of Asus, Samsung, or Sony, unless they’re lucky to live in a market where the Pixel A series is available.

Google’s cheaper Pixels have managed to toe the line between features, size, and price for several generations now. The Pixel 6a is no exception. Despite a few drawbacks, we generally liked the phone in our initial Pixel 6a review, but have things changed since then? What does it feel like to use the Pixel 6a, six months after its release? Let’s find out.