The Google Pixel 6 is Google’s most intelligent phone. It has a lot of features that make it stand out from the rest of the competition, and Google has put a lot of time into making this smartphone. This blog post will go over all of its features and show how it competes with other leading smartphones on the market today!
Both the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro provide high-end features at incredibly cheaper rates than their competition. We’d even call these the finest Android smartphones available right now. Applications open and processes complete faster than on the Samsung Galaxy S21, and Pixels have longer battery life. Google’s proprietary features, such as call waiting, transcription, and translation, all provide a human element that focuses on more features for the user. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are high-end Android devices that may compete with the iPhone 13 family and other top Android phones.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are Google’s most visually appealing phones to date. They’re not only stylish with their all-aluminum and glass design, but they also feel great in the hand.
The front is almost entirely screen, with minimal bezels all around. Two speakers and a USB-C port are located on the device’s bottom. Both have power and volume controls on the right side, but there is no headphone jack.
Flipping it over reveals a rectangular strip across the top rear of the back that acts as a giant camera bump, which may be polarizing. We weren’t put off by it, and it’s a good use of space for the most part. It has two lenses on the Pixel 6 and three on the Pixel 6 Pro.
The Pixel 6 is available in Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, and Kinda Coral. We’ve been using the latter, which is mostly light pink with a touch of pink and red on the top rear. The 6 Pro is available in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black. We’ve been using the latter, which is actually a dark or light gray depending on how the light strikes it.
Cameras that are extremely dependable
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have some of the best mobile photography we’ve seen, making them feel like the iPhone of Android phones.
Both cameras begin with a 50-megapixel wide lens and a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. Both are excellent shooters, and in our testing, it was simple to point and shoot with the majority of shots. Furthermore, the 6 and 6 Pro are capable of quickly focusing and identifying what is in any given shot.
Photos taken look fantastic and do not skew the colors or objects in an image. We’re not saying every shot is perfect, but for the most part, you’ve produced an excellent image. It does an excellent job with hair (especially on dogs) with a proper amount of blur when using a custom mode like Portrait on the wide lens. Similarly, the dedicated Night Sight mode adds a lot of new light to a dark shot while also opting for a cooler-toned image. Both of these modes outperform the Galaxy S21 and Z Flip 3. Throughout, you’ll find more details and clarity.
The Pixel camera is a little brighter than other phone cameras. But it’s not as saturated as Samsung, and we’d take a photo taken on Pixel any day. The 12-megapixel ultrawide lens allows you to frame a shot differently than the iPhone 13 or Galaxy S21, but it isn’t as wide as the iPhone 13 or Galaxy S21. It’s not a deal-breaker, but shots taken here won’t be as vivid.
Pixel also heavily relies on AI to get the right shot and frame it — focusing was quick and worked for a variety of shots. People, landscapes, animals, buildings, and cityscapes were all quickly addressed. A few new tricks have also been added, such as Magic Eraser, which can intelligently remove people or objects from a shot. It’s a little sloppy, though, resulting in a lot of distortion and messed-up backgrounds. Look at the screen recording below to see for yourself.
That chip is Google Tensor, and it’s paired with 8GB of RAM on the Pixel 6 or 12GB on the Pixel 6 Pro. However, we did not find the difference in RAM to be significant in our testing.
The final piece of the performance puzzle is security, and Google promises five years of security updates as well as three OS upgrades. That is exceptional for an Android device.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the best phones Google has ever released, as well as the best Android phones available right now.
With Android 12 and a slick onboarding process, we believe the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will welcome many new Android users. Still, we don’t think there’s anything here that will convince you to give up your iPhone. It all comes down to personal taste.
Google has created some epic hardware here, and Pixel’s future is brighter than ever. Let’s just hope they keep the prices accurate.
|LAUNCH||Announced||2021, October 19|
|Status||Available. Released 2021, October 28|
|BODY||Dimensions||158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||207 g (7.30 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Nano-SIM and/or eSIM|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+|
|Size||6.4 inches, 98.9 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Chipset||Google Tensor (5 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||50 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1.25µm
|Features||Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS, OIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4614 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging 21W
Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0