In a perfect world, every smartphone would come with some form of expandable storage — including phones like the Google Pixel 6a. People take so many selfies, pictures, and videos on their phones, as well as download games and apps that can eat up a load of storage space. Unfortunately, as useful as expandable storage with SD cards can be, very few phones still have them today.
In the case of Google, specifically, it’s never supported MicroSD card expansion for its Pixel devices. Whether it be the original Pixel from 2016 or last year’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, we’ve never seen a Pixel with an SD card slot. Now that the Pixel 6a has been released into the wild, can you expect it to have an SD card slot that its predecessors were missing? Sadly, the answer is no. The
The absence of a MicroSD card slot from the
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Storage-friendly alternatives to Pixel 6a
At $449, the
The OnePlus Nord N200 is also a great alternative. It carries 64GB of internal storage space, which isn’t much by today’s standards. However, it retains a microSD card slot so you can further increase storage for the modest price of $240.
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