Google Pixel 6 Latest Review
After taking a short sabbatical from the top smartphone market in 2020, Google returned to the scene this year with the Pixel 6.
On October 21, Google announced its Pixel device for the year and it can be purchased online and offline.
It is a mid-ranger but it has some specs which make it stand out among all other phones in the market. And it’s time to review this phone and see if you should buy it or not!
Design and Display:
The Google Pixel 6 has a 6.40-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x2400pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9.
The device is quite slim and weighs 207 grams. It comes in three colors- Stormy Black model, sand edition, and gold edition.
The device feels good in hands and is very comfortable to use. The display is also great and offers good color reproduction and viewing angles.
What we did not like about the display was the notch because it does feel odd at first when watching movies or playing games; you can always mask it though by enabling full-screen mode in settings!
Another thing that will certainly bother most people is the fact that this phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack! Yes, you heard us right! Google has removed the headphone jack from the Pixel 6 but has included a USB Type C to 3.5mm adapter in the box so you can still use your existing headphones with no hassle at all!
The Google Pixel 6 is powered by a 5nm Google Tensor chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage along with UFS 3.1 which makes it one of the most powerful phones on the market.
The performance of the phone is really good and it handles all tasks easily. There was no lag or stutter while using the device.
The Google Pixel 6 is an excellent phone with great performance. Gaming on this phone was also a great experience and there was no frame rate drop or any other issue. Overall, the performance of the phone is really good!
If you are looking for a powerful and reliable phone, the Pixel 6 is definitely worth considering.
Camera & Audio:
The camera department is where the Pixel 6 impresses when compared to its competitors. There is a 50MP camera on the back with a variable aperture at f/1.9, OIS, EIS, and dual-pixel PDAF.
The front has an 8MP sensor with autofocus and faces unlock which works pretty well in most situations and it’s as fast as the one in the iPhone XS.
The picture quality is good in daylight conditions however it becomes less impressive under low-light conditions when compared to other flagship devices like the iPhone or any Samsung device.
Google says they’re using some new AI algorithms for the bokeh effect in portrait mode and we can certainly notice the difference in quality because there’s a lot of background blur and the selfies look really good!
But, Google still has some work to do as images turn out to be slightly grainy when zoomed in.
The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 60 frames per second which is very impressive for a smartphone camera!
The battery of the Google Pixel 6 is 4614mAh which supports fast charging. The battery easily lasts for a day with moderate usage but it will drain if you are playing games or watching videos for too long.
With USB Power Delivery 3.0, the battery reaches 50% in just 30 min. The phone also supports 21W wireless charging as well as Reverse wireless charging.
The Google Pixel 6 runs on Android 12 out of the box and comes with three different color modes which are natural, saturated, and saturated for a more vibrant look in the case that’s your preference!
There is also a new Call Screen feature that allows Google Assistant to answer a call when it suspects spam or scam.
You can even view the entire call transcript on your screen before you pick up the call!
The Pixel 6 is free from bloatware and comes with very much customization which we think is actually a good thing in terms of performance!
There are not many smartphones out there in this price range that offer a pure Android experience like Google’s own Pixels do so if that’s what you’re looking for then look no further than the Pixel 6!
Connectivity options on the Google Pixel 6 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards.
Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
The Google Pixel 6 is a good mid-range device and a very decent option available right now if you don’t want to spend a lot on your phone!
It has a good sturdy design, excellent display, and decent performance as well. The camera department would have been better though because it does not compare well against other flagships in this range such as Samsung!
However, there are some really strong competitors like the OnePlus 8 or Samsung which can be bought for less than this price so it’s worth keeping that in mind before making a final decision.
In our opinion, we will give this phone a 7 out of because although it has some flaws, it’s not a bad phone at all!
You can always take it for a spin yourself to see if you are comfortable using this device or not!
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