Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro (credit: Google)

Google Pixel 6 Pro Complete Review and How Good Is It

Last Updated on October 29, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

Google Pixel 6 Pro is a phone with an amazing design, immaculate and well-performing software, and a fantastic camera. This new device can simply be called an all-rounder and is one of the best Android phones you can purchase right now.

Google has done an excellent job in making the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

There are some wonderful additions to the software of the phone, which we will be discussing in this article. 

The phone will also be coming at a price that will provide a good competition to several other flagships of the year.

The base model is 6.7 inches, and it comes with a memory of 128 GB. This will be priced at 899 US Dollars. This price is lesser than the price of the iPhone 13 Pro, priced at 999 US Dollars.

This phone will be different from the Pixel 5, which we had seen during the previous year.

Many claimed that the Pixel 5 was a mid-ranged phone with not so premium features, but the Google Pixel 6 Pro is a complete premium package.

The phone uses the Tensor processor, which Google has built especially for this phone. There is a powerful processor, an advanced feature for security, and excellent connectivity of 5G.

What should one vouch for, Google Pixel 6 or the Google Pixel 6 Pro?

The Google Pixel 6 is available at a much lesser price than that the Pro version.

It is 300 US Dollars less in price. Although it comes at a lower cost, the processor used in this phone is also the Tensor processor.

We will get to see the very new Android 12 Operating System. However, there are a few things on which the people purchasing Pixel 6 will have to compromise.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro
The new flagship comes with an amazing design. (credit: Google)

The Google Pixel 6 has a 6.4 inches display, smaller than the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

The display also has a lower resolution. In terms of memory, the RAM is either 8 GB or 12 GB.

The battery is also of lower capacity than the Pro model. In terms of the camera, the specs are also less than the one we can find in the Pro model.

All these do not make the phone a wrong choice. Many elements in the phone are amazing at the price at which it is being offered.

Design of the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

The phone comes with an amazing design which makes the phone different from all the others.

There is a camera visor at the phone’s back, which makes it one of the best-looking ones.

This visor has a 50 MP primary camera, which is a Samsung GN1 sensor. Then there is the 12 MP ultra-wide sensor, and finally, there is a 48 MP telephoto sensor.

The camera bump on the Google Pixel 6 Pro looks much better because the bump does not lie just on one side, unlike several other devices. The bump is there throughout the phone.

The display is curved in nature, and the phone appears to be a bit on the thicker side. This fact makes it difficult to hold using one hand.

The phone has a Stormy Black model, which appears to be a bit slippery and makes the phone a total magnet for fingerprints.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has uniform bezels throughout the display, and there is also a camera right in front.

The design appears a bit boxy if seen from the top and bottom parts.

We will find a grill for the speakers right at the top of the display. The speaker grill will do the function of both a stereo speaker and an earpiece.

The display is 6.71 inches, and it is a 120 Hz OLED LTPO display. The maximum brightness obtained on the Google Pixel 6 Pro is 800 nits while having auto-brightness on.

Camera specifications of the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

One of the primary reasons Pixel phones are a massive hit is the cameras equipped on them.

The company maintained the camera hardware for several years, and the Pixel 6 series has taken a great leap from the previous ones. Google had been using the IMX363 for several years, but they have shifted to the Samsung GN1 sensor right now.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is equipped with Google Camera software, which makes the camera experience better.

The Samsung GN1 sensor might sound familiar to many people. This was the same sensor that was used in the Vivo X70 Pro Plus. The sensor is 1/1.31 inches in size, and it has a pixel size of 1.2 micrometers.

The aperture of the camera sensor is f/1.85, and the field of view is 82 degrees.

Google Pixel 6 Pro
The camera module is impressive as well. (credit: Google)

There is also the feature of Quad Bayer pixel binning on this camera. The resolution we will get is 12.5 MP. If we want to click a higher resolution image, then that will not be possible over here.

Then there is a 48 MP telephoto camera.

This is a periscope setup that gives the users the provision of 4x optical zoom, and it can go up to 20x digital zoom.

In the standard Pixel 6 variant, the feature of the telephoto lens has not been included. The primary sensor has the Super Res Zoom, which can provide 7x optical zoom.

One bad thing about the Google Pixel 6 Pro is that the phone does not have a dedicated gallery application. Google Photos will have to be used if you want to view the photos that you have clicked.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro camera has received many upgrades compared to the one we saw in Google Pixel 5.

How does the Tensor processor make the Google Pixel 6 Pro an amazing phone?

The Google Tensor processor is the company’s first homemade processor. Google has taken a massive step to start making its own silicon. The company has shown that it will be remaining up to date in the department of hardware.

However, we will see that the Google Pixel 6 Pro does not function much differently from the other flagship phones.

Navigating around the Android 12 interface will be impressive, and playing heavy games like Call of Duty and Asphalt 9: Legends will be perfect in the game.

If we look at the benchmark tests of Geekbench 5 and the 3DMark’s Wild Life Extreme graphic test, then the Google Pixel 6 does not attain that good scores compared to the iPhone 13 Pro.

However, the scores are somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Please don’t confuse the benchmarks with real-time performance; however, it is good that the company has brought its own silicon-based chip.

If you are looking for a phone with a lightning-fast processor, you will not be getting that in this phone. The Tensor processor is impressive but not that much as we would have expected.

Details on the Tensor processor.

In the Google Pixel 6 Pro, the interface that has been used is the Android 12. Currently, this is the best version of Android that you will get to use.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 have the extra feature which will allow the users to make custom themes for the phone.

The user can choose whichever image they want to and have it in the background of their phone.

Google Pixel 6 Pro
The Tensor processor chipset (credit: google)

On choosing new wallpaper for the phone, the phone will select the dominant color out of all the colors present in the picture.

This color will then be used in Gmail, Photos, Play Store, and other Google applications. We can very well have an idea of how the look and feel are going to be.

The company has promised that the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 will be getting updates on its security in the upcoming five years.

It’s good to see that the company has focused a lot on the safety and security of the user and device.

Details on the thermals of the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Sustained performance is something that is required from a device.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro provides good performance, but the users would want sustained performance from their device. The phone does get hot on using it for a more extended period because of the heavy software.

The battery also begins to drain a bit quickly on using some heavy applications. As the phone starts getting heated up, the user will feel it very soon because of the glass back it has.

Battery capacity and life of the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is equipped with a 5,003 mAh battery. This is indeed a big one and will allow the user to use it for one whole day.

The phone has the feature of Qi wireless charging. Along with the device, we will get a 30 Watt charger that can pick up the battery level to 50% in just half an hour.

Stay connected with MediaScrolls to know more about the device and several other premium smartphones. Drop in your comments as to what your thoughts are about the flagship Google Pixel 6 Pro.

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