The Google Pixel 6 is a game-changer. It’s unlike anything else on the market. Not only in terms of software or camera capabilities, Google is trying to compete with Samsung and Apple in terms of the complete package. Bold move by an organization that has made several attempts to compete but with little success. Is it possible that Google has achieved its goals? Android Authority’s comprehensive review of the Google Pixel 6 is here.
In this Google Pixel 6 review, For eight days, we used the Google Pixel 6. As of November 5, 2021, it was running Android 12 and the latest security patch.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10
- Photo-editing features are excellent
- The design is very unique
- Great price
- Tensor Chip
- The fingerprint sensor is slow
- Short battery life on 5G usage
- Photos have some color issues
Google Pixel 6 Specs
- Gorilla Glass 6 back
- Gorilla Glass Victus front
- 24-bit depth
- HDR support
- 90Hz refresh rate
- 2,400 x 1,080
- FHD+ resolution
- 20:9 aspect ratio
- 4-inch OLED
- Google Tensor
- Titan M2 security
- 8 GB LPDDR5
- 128GB or 256GB
- UFS 3.1
Battery and Power
- 4,614 mAh
- 50MP main (Rear)
- 8 MP (Front)
Things You Must Know About Google Pixel 6
It’s been a total overhaul of the Pixel series with the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro from Google. Pixel 6 Pro is Google’s first flagship smartphone, according to the company itself. Even with the non-“Pro” variant, you can see the difference between the Pixel 3 and the prior generation. Early Google phones had a childlike vibe because of the high-quality materials used throughout the device. When Google released its newest Pixel phone, it aimed to compete with the most recent Galaxy S and iPhone.
The Google Pixel 6 is designed to appeal to consumers who want a premium phone experience but aren’t willing to fork over $1,000 for the privilege. Compared to its predecessors, the Pixel 6 is like the iPhone 13 Pro or the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It’s important to note that this is not a smaller phone – the Pixel 6 is a massive smartphone (more on this later).
With the exception of price and size, the Pixel 6 is quite comparable to its bigger brother. Big batteries, 5G connection, in-screen fingerprint scanners, and newer, bigger camera sensors are all included in the new phones from Google’s Tensor system on a chip (SoC). With the Pro edition, you get an additional telephoto lens as well as a bigger, smoother, and more pixel-dense screen. Both phones do not come accompanied by a charging brick in the package, but Google provides a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box for charging. There is no need to look any further.
The pricing of the Google Pixel 6 is much lower than that of its top rivals. Currently, it is available in the US for $599 and can be purchased through all major carriers, Google Store, Best Buy, and Amazon. Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, and Stormy Black are the three color options available, with 128GB and 256GB of storage respectively. Only Verizon and AT&T Pixel 6 versions include mmWave radios, but all Pixel 6 devices have a sub-6GHz 5G connection. Additionally, these versions will set you back at least $100 more than the standard model.
- Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, and Stormy Black
- Camera bar
- Stereo speakers
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- 6mm x 74.8mm x 8.9mm
- Gorilla Glass 6 (rear), Gorilla Glass Victus (front), , metal alloy
Google’s redesign of the Pixel range is heavily influenced by the phone’s appearance. The Pixel 6 is no longer an afterthought of a smartphone in terms of design or functionality. For better or worse, the phone’s design was deliberate.
There are two types of glass used in the Google Pixel 6 — Victus on the front and Gorilla Glass 6 on the rear. We see a lot of the Pixel 4 in its matted metal borders. It’s a premium-feeling phone, but we wouldn’t want to use it without protection ever because of the mix of glass and metal.
If you’re a fan, you’ll need to make a case for it.
The Pixel 6 weighs 207 grams. Because the screen is so large, it requires two hands to operate. It’s really slippery since the glass isn’t textured. Unless you wrap it in some mix of TPU and silicone, you’ll be on your way to Dropville. In other words, a case is required.
Pixel 6 looks like no previous Pixel phone has before. The top of the phone’s back is covered with a large black camera bar. Like the Nexus 6P, it has a similar design. In order to operate the phone with one hand, you may rest your index finger on this new camera bar, which protrudes out. When using Pixel 6 on a desk, there seems to be no shaking.
An excellent time to discuss color schemes is now. This year, the Pixel 6 is available in a rainbow of hues. With its blue-white back and pastel yellow-green accent, the Google Pixel 6 Sorta Seafoam reminds me a lot of seafoam. Colorway Kinda Coral has a strong orange accent on top, which we find to be our particular favorite. One of the three, Stormy Black, has a gray and sleek black color combination. The hues of the Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, are a little more boring.
You’ll note that the Pixel 6 series does not include a fingerprint sensor on the back like the Pixel 5. Instead, Google has replaced it with an in-display fingerprint sensor that is visible to the user. This choice does not sit well with me. Traditional capacitive sensors unlock faster than fingerprint sensors. To have the fingerprint recognized on the Pixel 6, we had to relocate the finger or wait an additional second. In the past, we’ve had a faster method of unlocking the phone. The Pixel 3 XL doesn’t have a sophisticated face unlock function like the Pixel 4 series.
Pixel 5 has an in-display fingerprint sensor instead of the rear-facing fingerprint reader. This choice does not sit well with me.
In the wake of many complaints, Google seems to be resolving the problem. Google has released an update that it claims would enhance the scanner’s performance.
Let’s go back to the good stuff. In terms of smartphone haptics, the Pixel 6 is the greatest I’ve ever used. The Pixel 5’s haptic motor is abysmal compared to this one. Smooth and tight vibrations may be adjusted to suit your own preference.
The dual speakers on the Pixel 6 are a welcome addition. On the bottom, there are two standard speaker holes flanking the USB-C connector, as well as a tiny, top-firing speaker (audio primarily comes out of the right-most speaker on the bottom). Regardless of whether you’re using the phone in landscape or portrait mode, the speaker configuration is impossible to hide. It is also possible to crank the volume all the way up without distorting or muddying the music in the speakers. At high volumes, the Pixel 5’s bass wasn’t as clear as it was on the Pixel 3.
A feature that’s always nice, but not always assured at this price range, the Pixel 6 boasts dust and water resistance.
With the release of the Pixel 6 range, Google has given its Pixel phones a much-needed facelift in style. Google’s new designs may not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s impossible to deny that these phones are eye-catching and unusual. Even the most awe-inspiring people could agree.
Display: Don’t go chasing waterfalls
- 90Hz refresh rate; 20:9 aspect ratio
- 2,400 x 1,080 resolution
- 4-inch OLED
The Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 have quite different displays. 6.4 inches OLED display with Full HD+ resolution graces the Google Pixel 6. Not everyone will be able to see the difference between these screens and the Pixel 6 Pro’s since they are not as densely packed. With a 1080p display, Google is able to save vital battery life. Later, we’ll talk about it.
Because the Pixel 6’s screen is flat, it has significant bezels all the way around the edges. Even if you don’t term them “large” bezels, they’re still there. To be honest, we greatly prefer a flat display to the Pixel 6 Pro’s unwieldy waterfall display. However, a small bezel may be preferred by others.
It’s possible to use the Pixel 6 outside in direct sunshine without having to worry about the screen being too dark.
But even with it, the Pixel 6’s screen is really brilliant. For HDR content, the maximum brightness may go as high as 800 nits when the phone is in high brightness mode, up from 500 nits while in regular brightness mode. Using the lowest brightness level, it’s still bright enough to use outside in direct sunshine. If your vision is impaired, you may use the accessibility option to further darken the screen. Natural, enhanced, and adaptive profiles are now available from Google, allowing you to fine-tune the saturation and color temperature to your preference.
90Hz is the refresh rate of the Pixel 6 display. No jerks or stutters were noticeable throughout our time with the phone, unlike the Pixel 5’s 90Hz screen. Unlike the Pixel 6 Pro, which has a variable refresh rate, the iPhone X has a fixed high refresh rate. On the Pro model, you’ll additionally receive an increase in frequency of 120Hz. His Pixel 6 Pro review partner, Eric, found that while toggling between 60Hz and 120Hz, it would regularly stutter. The Pixel 6 didn’t have any of these concerns in our testing.
In terms of the Pixel 6 display, we have just one gripe: it’s hard to see from all angles. On white backdrops, red and blue ribbons appear when the phone is tilted. This is definitely more than you’ll ever need to tilt your phone in normal usage. To be clear, this isn’t a huge problem, and the “blue tint issue” on the Pixel 2 XL is nowhere near it. Bear this in mind if you decide to go with this particular design.
Performance: Tensor (mostly) holds up
- 128GB/256GB of storage
- 8GB RAM
- Arm Mali-G78 GPU
- Titan M2 security
- Google Tensor
As of now, Google’s own SoC is running on the Google Pixel 6 smartphone. For the Pixel 6 series, this means performance is critical.
Even if the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and the Apple A15 Bionic are formidable rivals, Google didn’t design its own processor only to compete with these devices. In terms of performance, the Google Tensor chipset excels in on-device machine learning and image processing, not so much when it comes to speed tests.
There were no issues throughout the testing of using Google’s Tensor on the Pixel 6. While using social media, taking photographs, moving between applications, and gaming, we saw no hitches in performance. We haven’t yet reached a point where the device’s performance has deteriorated to the point that it’s unusable. Additionally, we played Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9 without experiencing any stuttering at all.
LPDDR5 RAM powers the Google Pixel 6’s 8GB of RAM. This amount of RAM has been more than enough for multitasking in our experience. However, the Pixel 6 Pro, with a massive 12GB of RAM, is the way to go if you’re looking for the most powerful Pixel 6. We don’t know how long the Google Tensor chipset will last, therefore we believe the Pixel 6 line would have been better off with 12GB of RAM.
Here’s how the Pixel 6 stacks up against some of the best smartphones currently on the market:
Pixel 6’s stats are a long way off from the finest of the best. As far as GeekBench 5 goes, the OnePlus 9 Pro and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are a step behind the Pixel 6 Pro in terms of performance. According to our own Speed Test G test, the Pixel 6 performs worse than the Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The Google Tensor isn’t great at benchmarks.
You can see how the Pixel 6 stacks up against the OnePlus 9, which has a Snapdragon 888 chipset and 8GB of RAM, in this comparison. This is what we came up with. See how Tensor stacks up against the Samsung Exynos 2100 processor found in the Galaxy S21 Ultra on our YouTube channel.
So, the Pixel 6 isn’t a great performer in speed testing. However, in our testing, it has shown to be a reliable daily driver. With barely a few weeks of use under our belts, we have to wonder how long the Tensor chip will last. After a few months, chips with a lower level of raw compute power may begin to show their age.
When it comes to processing, speed testing and benchmarks aren’t Google’s top priority. The First Tensor chip was built on machine learning, image processing and ambient task computing, as well as security concerns.
The Tensor particularly excels when it comes to computer vision and machine learning.
Live video transcription and other machine learning operations that used to need a lot of processing power may now be handled entirely by the Tensor Processing Unit. When compared to the capabilities of the Pixel 5, Google claims that text-to-speech quality has increased by 18 percent. As a result, these capabilities may be performed without the need for an internet connection since they are performed on the chip itself, rather than on a server.
Gboard’s speech-to-text recognition has also become a lot quicker. How nicely it operated compared to our previous Android devices amazed us. When it detects pauses in your speech, it does a better job of automatically adding punctuation. Sending a message is as simple as saying “send,” and Gboard will take care of the rest.
Low-light video, HDR+ tone mapping, and Google’s auto-focus engine are all part of a unique image signal processor (ISP) in the Tensor chip. Besides processing low-power activities like always-on display and Now Playing alerts, Tensor also offers a context hub. It seems that the Pixel 6 is three times quicker than the Pixel 5 in identifying the music that is currently playing.
As a further precaution, the Pixel 6’s Tensor chipset includes the Titan M2 security co-processor. You may learn more about Google’s efforts to protect your on-device data by clicking on the link provided.
5G connection is available on the newer models of the Google Pixel 6 series, however, you must check the model number for the proper bands. While the G9S9B model on AT&T and Verizon support both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G, the unlocked T-Mobile devices, Google Fi, and other foreign variations only support sub-6Ghz. A $100 price increase on Verizon and AT&T’s websites isn’t worth it given the present situation of mmWave in America. For $599, you may purchase the Pixel 6 unlocked and then bring the device to your preferred carrier.
The Google Pixel 6 performed well on T-sub-6GHz Mobile’s network throughout our testing time.
The Pixel 6 has Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E, two of the most advanced technologies in the wireless industry. A robust and reliable wireless connection was maintained during the last week, too.
While the basic Pixel 6 doesn’t support ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, it is available in the 6-Pro model. No one knows why or what the Pixel 6 Pro is supposed to utilize this feature for, and Google hasn’t even explained why.
Battery: All-day power
- Battery Share
- 12W Qi wireless charging
- 21W wireless charging
- 21W wired charging
- 4,614mAh battery
The Pixel 6’s battery life was something we were concerned about. A few years ago, Google debuted a high-end smartphone, and the battery life was terrible. The Pixel 5’s battery issues were addressed with a lower-resolution screen and a lower-powered CPU, both of which were used in the Pixel 4. Is Google’s Tensor processing with the Pixel 6’s 4,614mAh battery capable of delivering a full day of battery life??
It is possible. And there’s plenty to go around. All day and even into the following day, I’ve had no difficulties with the Pixel 6’s battery life. At least once a day, we logged at least 5 hrs of screen-on time while streaming hours of music and podcasts on the Google Pixel 6. While battery life will be shortened if you’re doing something that requires a lot of processing power, the ordinary user shouldn’t have any issues making it through the day without needing to recharge.
The Pixel 6 has Google’s Adaptive Battery function, which is designed to help you get the most out of your phone’s battery. Extreme Battery Saver mode may be used if you need your phone to survive as long as possible, enabling you to only access the applications and alerts you use the most.
You can recharge the Pixel 6 in around two and a half hours and nine minutes using USB Power Delivery PPS fast charging, which is available on the Pixel 6. However, our tests indicated that the phone didn’t achieve 50 percent charge until the 38-minute point.
You can learn more about Android Authority’s investigation of the Pixel 6’s sluggish charging practices here. Later, Google confirmed our results and officially announced a max charging rate of 21W for the Pixel 6. As the battery gets near to full capacity, charging power is progressively lowered to protect it. This helps to explain why the Pixel 6 takes an hour to charge to 80% but an additional hour to reach 100%. However, although Google’s goal of reducing battery deterioration is laudable, the charging time and speeds lag considerably behind close competitors like Apple and Samsung, as well as those with quicker charging technologies like OnePlus.There is no charger included in the package for the Pixel 6.
Everything other than the second-generation Pixel Stand is still limited to 12W wireless charging on the Pixel 6. Google’s wireless charger, on the other hand, offers to charge rates of 21W, which is more than enough for most people’s needs. Although it’s not the quickest, it’s still speedier than the finest smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
Other wireless charging-capable accessories, like the Pixel Buds, can be charged on the back of the phone. If you neglect to charge your wireless earphones, this function might come in useful.
- 12MP ultra-wide
- 8MP front sensor
- Front video: 1080p at 30fps
- Rear video: Upto 60fps (4K and 1080p)
For years, Google has relied largely on its post-processing in order to compensate for its lack of detail and resolution in the rear-facing camera sensor on the Pixel series. With the Pixel 6, everything changes.
LDAF, OIS, EIS, and an f/1.85 aperture are all included in Google’s upcoming flagship’s main camera sensor, which has a resolution of 50MP. A 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor having a 114-degree field of view has also been included. The 48MP telephoto lens of the Pixel 6 Pro is only available on the Pixel 6 Pro.
In other words, how are things going with the cameras? Actually rather good. The choice of a 50MP primary lens by Google is a sound one. Even though you’ll be collecting pixel-binned photographs, the images don’t seem blurry as soon as you start zooming in on them.
With the Pixel 6, Google has created cameras that produce more vibrant, rich colors than ever before. However, Google’s saturation levels still fall short of Samsung’s, with a preference for natural tones over the saturated hues of the Galaxy S21.
Every situation isn’t a sure thing. Overly strong HDR processing is seen in certain outdoor pictures, which artificially weakens shadow detail.
Because of Google, color fidelity between the ultra-wide and normal lenses is acceptable. There is a little red tint to the image, but it is not overpowering enough to destroy the shot.
If you had high hopes for the Pixel 6’s zoom capabilities, you may want to rethink those plans. The Pixel 6 has a 7x software zoom capability. Google’s Super Res Zoom algorithms and post-processing are all the gadget has to depend on without a discrete telephoto lens. Unfortunately, the Pixel 6’s 7x zoom feature isn’t working for me. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, shines in this department.
As previously stated, the Pixel 6 is capable of delivering more vibrant colors, particularly in the daytime.
As a result of its bigger picture sensors, the Pixel 6 is said to be able to capture 150 percent more light than its predecessor. Using Night Sight, this makes a significant difference.
The Night Sight functionality of Google’s Pixel 6 continues to amaze. The shots were taken at night when there was little light to work with. In spite of this, though, the phone still managed to record quite a bit of it.
It seems like Google launches a “wow” camera feature every few years, aiming to revolutionize how we capture particular sorts of images. You may now erase certain components from the background of your images with the help of Magic Eraser, a new tool for 2018. In Photoshop, the Spot Healing Brush is referred to as the Pixel’s equivalent.
It’s as simple as clicking the edit button after you’ve taken a picture. The Magic Eraser tool may be found under Tools or suggested by the picture editor. In order to get rid of unwanted parts of your shot, just tap on the eraser tool. The “erase” button is all you need to do if it properly predicted what you wanted to do. It is possible to erase an element by drawing over it.
For the Magic Eraser to be really magical, the conditions must be just perfect.
When used properly, the Magic Eraser may be a real lifesaver. While there are a few flaws, the overall quality is rather good.
Long Exposure and Action Pan options have also been introduced to the Pixel 6 camera application by Google.
A prolonged amount of time is required for the camera shutter to open, enabling the sensor to gather more light while capturing the photo’s subject matter. Using this technique, you won’t need a tripod to take some very interesting shots.
With regards to the long-exposure option, though, we would prefer greater control over the Pixel 6. It’s either you shoot a long-exposure shot or you don’t. There are no options to change. This mode does not allow you to customize how long the shutter stays open, thus you cannot use it in a specific circumstance.
Action Pan mode, which focuses on a moving object and blurs the backdrop, is also available. It’s fine. Moving scenes are notoriously tough to photograph with any camera, and as a consequence, many of our photos turned out blurrier than we had hoped.
The front-facing camera sensor in the Pixel 6 is 8MP, which is the same as on prior Pixels. The front-facing camera on the Pixel 6 Pro has been bumped up to 11.1 MP. Nonetheless, I’m not displeased. Pixel 6 front-facing photographs have met our expectations. Portrait mode selfies have also improved, to our delight. There has been a significant improvement in facial recognition between the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6.
Google’s new Pixel 6 has only one front-facing camera. In addition to typical 1x pictures, the camera app provides a 1.4x zoom shortcut.
A wide-angle camera isn’t what this is. As broad as it is, the sensor may be much more expansive. If you’re attempting to fit others into the picture, you may have to take a landscape selfie.
Another useful new camera function for parents is Face Unblur. Face Unblur will be activated automatically if you take a picture of a moving youngster and their face is a bit fuzzy. There is an indicator at the top of the picture that tells you that at least one face has been unblurred in the picture.
Face Unblur saved the day for me in the living room. At the very least, we have a clean mug! Pets, on the other hand, are not compatible with this function.
The Pixel 6’s video capabilities have also been improved. Speech Enhancement is a handy tool for video chatting and vlogging. The Pixel 6 will try to reduce background noise if you enable it in the camera app’s settings. You can hear it working in the video below.
The Pixel 6’s front-facing camera is adequate, but the Pixel 6 Pro’s is much superior. However, the front camera on the Pixel 6 is limited to 1080p at 30 frames per second, while the one on the Pixel 6 Pro is capable of 4K video.
The Pixel 6’s rear cameras can record 1080p or 4K video at 30/60fps.
Despite its modest price tag, the Pixel 6’s camera app can hold its own against some of the most expensive and high-end smartphones on the market.
- Android 12
- 3 years of OS updates
- 5 years of security patches
For the first time ever, the Google Pixel 6 is powered by Android 12. Google’s Material You design language has been included into the newest version of its operating system, Android 12. Color schemes are used in almost every area of the program, including the quick settings, keyboard, icons, and settings menus. At times, it might be a little too intimate and addicting to utilize.
There are a number of design improvements that Android veterans will note in the user interface. From the notification shade to the lock screen to fast settings toggles to themed widgets, Android L is a major departure from prior versions of this operating system.
It also has a one-handed mode, native scrolling screenshot support, a simple touch gesture to activate the Google Assistant, and also a Privacy Dashboard that shows you which applications utilized particular permissions at the time. Using the quick settings, you may even enable or disable access to the camera and the microphone.
New features in Android 12 are both refreshing and addictive.
I won’t be able to cover all of the new features in Android 12 in our review. See our Android 12 features page for additional details.
Unfortunately, if you don’t have a Pixel phone, you won’t be able to use Android 12 for quite some time. Non-Pixels are getting software upgrades quicker than ever before, but it’s still a truth that purchasers must consider: buy a Pixel and receive updates right away, or buy from another firm and wait a few months?
Feature Drops, which Google refers to as software upgrades for Pixel phones, include new features, wallpapers, and more. Almost every other manufacturer releases new features on a regular basis, so this is nothing new. It’s merely a lovely name that Google gives it.
It’s true that the Pixel 6 has several software capabilities that are not accessible on any other smartphone. In addition to Direct My Call and Wait Times, Google’s Duplex concept is used in these two services.
You can see how busy companies are at any given time of the week, even before you make the contact, thanks to Wait Times. The function has worked consistently and correctly in our experience.
In a nutshell, Direct My Call allows you to take control of the phone conversation on your Pixel 6. As the operator speaks, Google Assistant transcribes the words and presents the menu items on the screen. It is possible to make a decision by tapping on a menu item without having to listen to all of the possibilities. It’s a wonderful experience. Hold For Me, an earlier function that enables the Assistant to wait on hold makes this much more enjoyable.
I mentioned it in the performance section, but the Live Translate feature on the Pixel 6 is much improved. Live Translate is available in many popular messaging applications, such as Android Messages, and it will immediately translate any messages you receive. This means that you may react in your native language to this communication, and your response will be translated back into the sender’s original language. Media applications may also benefit from this. YouTube and other applications may benefit from Live Caption’s ability to translate languages and show text on your screen. Music applications, on the other hand, seem to be able to take use of this feature.
You may ask the Google Assistant to execute some operations without first using a hot word on the Pixel 6. The ability to say “stop” to a phone call or “respond” to an alert (without saying “Hey Google, stop!”) is only one example.
Android software support is Google’s area of strength, but it is still a long way behind Apple’s.
For the Pixel 6 series, Google has promised a three-year major OS upgrade cycle and a five-year security patch cycle thanks to its own Tensor processor. As a result, Android 15 and security upgrades will be available for the Pixel 6 series until October 2026. In comparison to Google’s earlier Pixel pledge of 3 years of major OS upgrades and 3 years of security patches, this is a significant step ahead.
Even while Google’s Android updates last longer than Apple’s, it still lags behind in terms of support for older iPhones. iOS 11 was just applied to an iPhone that was six years old. The Pixel 6’s increased software support is welcomed, but Google could have done more.
We obtained an average download speed of 35.3 Mbps on Verizon’s countrywide 5G network with our evaluation device equipped with a Verizon SIM card. (This is not the Ultra Wideband network that Verizon has in more than 80 locations throughout the United States, where speeds may exceed 1 Gbps.) We used the same SIM card in an iPhone 13 and got an average speed of 35.8 Mbps. Yes, it’s not a huge difference, but the iPhone’s speeds were constant in that range, but the Pixel 6’s 5G performance was all over the place.
In the end, it’s unlikely to be a deal-breaker for most consumers, but when you consider that Pixel models have various models depending on the sort of 5G service they can connect to, it causes some unneeded uncertainty about the performance you can anticipate.
Security and Updates
A security hub is a one-stop destination for managing your passwords, Google account, and app permissions.
Google claims it can now commit to 5 years of security upgrades for the Pixel 6 due to the transition to the Tensor processor. That’s not the same as Android software upgrades, which seem like you’ll still get 3, but it’s a step toward offering the type of long-term support that Apple provides for its iPhones, which means you’ll be able to keep this gadget for longer.
Problems and Updates
While our encounter with the Google Pixel 6 has been pretty trouble-free, this has not been the case for others who have purchased Google’s latest phone. We’re keeping an eye on the most serious Pixel 6 concerns, including if a remedy is in the pipeline, with a number of issues including display flickering when turned off and the phone unexpectedly phoning contacts at strange hours.
The fingerprint sensor has been the most problematic, owing to poor reaction times, as previously stated. Some customers have reported that the fingerprint sensor stops functioning when the battery dies, something we did not encounter.
The good news is that the majority of the identified issues may be resolved with software updates. One oddity is that some customers have observed on the phone’s display a second punch-hole. In such a situation, you’ll have to get a new Pixel.
Google’s habit of providing extra functionality to its phones after launch, distinct from Android OS upgrades, is also a plus. Since its initial release, it has added a new Adaptive Sound option, as well as heart and respiratory rate monitoring through the Pixel 6’s camera in the Google Fit app.
Value and Competition
As of late 2021, it is expected that the Google Pixel 6 will be priced competitively compared to its rivals. The starting price for the 64GB device is $599, while the 256GB model is $699.
Its $599 starting price puts it on par with the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the iPhone 13, both of which start at $799. It’s even $100 less expensive than Apple’s lowest iPhone in the current generation, the iPhone 13 Mini. Consider it a bargain in comparison to the iPhone 13 Pro, which starts at $999. As a result, Google has slashed the price of its new Pixel 6 smartphone significantly.
Pixel aficionados have been eagerly awaiting Google’s next flagship product. There is a lot to like about the device’s pricing. With the Pixel 6 Pro ($899), you’ll get more RAM and telephoto lenses, a larger display, and battery, UWB compatibility, as well as 5G mmWave connectivity out of the box (in the US).
Otherwise, the Google Pixel 5a ($449) is an inferior smartphone to the more expensive, higher-end Pixel 6. With a better display, a slower CPU, and cameras that are becoming old, it’s an excellent phone for 150 dollars less than the Pixel 6.
The Pixel 6’s closest rival is the Samsung Galaxy S21 ($799). With the addition of a telescopic camera, this model has a more powerful CPU and a more adaptable camera system. Most of you seem to have made up your mind while comparing the two gadgets.
The $729 OnePlus 9 might potentially be a viable Pixel 6 competitor. It’s cheaper than the Pixel 6, but its cameras aren’t up to par with Google’s flagship.
Apple’s iPhone 13 ($799) may be of interest to those who aren’t tied to a certain platform. Even though it’s more costly, the performance, battery life, and overall user experience it provides make up for the additional cost.
So that’s the end of our Google Pixel 6 review. For Google, the Google Pixel 6 is a symbol of many things. A change in the company’s long-held belief that specs aren’t that significant is taking place. It’s another example of Google’s ability to produce a high-quality phone for less than $1,000. But it also demonstrates that Google can compete with Samsung and Apple in the inexpensive flagship category, as it had hoped.
The Google Pixel 6 is certainly one of the best smartphones available, thanks to its extended battery life, a wide range of photography options, and rock-solid performance.
No matter how hard we try, there are always exceptions. While the camera system has been much enhanced, some users may still find it lacking in versatility because of the lack of a zoom lens. Anyone looking for a Pixel 5 successor would be disappointed by these large, slippery phones. Whether you don’t have long-term measurements, it’s impossible to tell if Google’s hard work has paid off with Tensor. To be fair, the manufacturer could have done a far better job of including a reliable biometrics solution.
Our friends, family members, and readers know that whenever we offer a Pixel phone to them there is always a solid reason for doing so—either because of its easy-to-use camera system, day-one software upgrades, or low price tag or. The Pixel phones are, in our opinion, just more user-friendly than the competition. At present, there aren’t any obvious flaws with the Pixel 6.
Pixel 6’s Battery life is excellent. The Pixel 6 is a remarkable achievement from Google in terms of the total value. It’s one of the simplest smartphones to suggest this year, thanks to its low pricing.
We hope you liked our efforts in this review and we will anticipate your feedback. For and queries regarding Pixel 6, you can feel free to write to us.