Google Pixel 6 Review

The Google Pixel 6 is an advanced mid-range phone that replaces the good but boring Pixel 5. This includes the company top-of-the-line Pixel 6 Pro ($899) and the more affordable ($449) 5G Pixel 5a. Impressive – Value Ratio For $599 Lively and unrivaled in Android software, the Pixel 6 easily beats the competition, replacing the Pixel 5a as the Editors’ Choice Midrange Phone winner.

The Future (Or Google’s Idea of It)

The combination of the Pixel 6’s rounded edges and sharp corners makes the phone feel right at home in Tomorrowland, while retaining core features of Google’s design language, but adding elements of mid-century futurism. we like the look But it might not be for everyone.

Phone standing on marble table with display turned away from camera

At 6.2 by 2.9 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and 7.3 ounces, the Pixel 6 is more manageable than the bigger Pro model (6.5 by 3.0 by 0.4 inches, 7.4 ounces). You can wrap your hand around the phone and its buttons are easy to reach.

Google is selling the Pixel 6 in three different colors: Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, and Stormy Black. The Kinda Coral version is a mix of pastel red and pink, Sorta Seafoam is a twin of blue and green. There are black and white panels. All three phones have a matte black rail. We tried the Sorta Seafoam model.

The front of the phone is dominated by a flat 6.4-inch 90Hz OLED panel. But with flat bezels it looks better than Pixel 6 Pro. The resolution is 2400 x 1080 pixels, which corresponds to a density of 411 pixels per inch (PPI). Colors are rich but accurate with deep blacks. The screen is bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight. and the viewing angle is clear.

The in-screen fingerprint sensor is similar to that of its competitors. But it can’t be compared to a conventional sensor or a power button. Setup is easier on other Android phones, and after a week of regular use, the Google Pixel 6 remembers our fingerprints 90% of the time.

Matte guides and accent detail are more limited on the Google Pixel 6 than on Google Pixel 6 Pro. The left and top edges of the phone are blue. while on the right side there is a power button SIM card slot and the volume keys, the buttons are illuminated, so they are easily recognized by touch. Both buttons feel a little stiff. But it gives a nice tactile click. At the bottom is a USB-C charging port and a grille with two speakers.

The Google Pixel 6 durability is amazing. especially when compared to other mid-range phones The phone has a Gorilla Glass Victus screen and Gorilla Glass 6 back cover, and it’s IP68 rated for tiny drops, teeth, and even occasional dips in the pool. will keep your phone safe

Back of phone with cameras in focus

A 4, 614 mAh battery made up the Pixel 6 in our early battery drain test. which streams HD video over Wi-Fi at full brightness. The phone took about 23 hours and 11 minutes before it was switched off. We only had to charge our phone twice a week during normal use. And we didn’t notice a battery drain when not in use. Pixel 6 supports 30W fast charging via USB-PD 3.0 and a compatible third-party adapter. Qi wireless charging delivers up to 12W, but the upcoming Pixel Stand 2 supports fast charging at 21W. The phone also has the ability to reverse power dissipation.

PROS

  • Excellent battery life
  • Bright, crisp display
  • Fast performance
  • Durable build

CONS

  • Fast wireless charging not supported at launch
  • Wait Time and Direct My Call features are hit or miss

GOOGLE PIXEL 6 SPECS

Operating System Android 12
CPU Google Tensor
Dimensions 6.2 by 2.9 by 0.4 inches

Sub-6GHz 5G or the Full 5G Experience?

If you bought an unauthorized version of Google Pixel 6 from the Google Store or Google Fi, your phone will run on LTE and 5G sub-6GHz networks on all major US carriers. AT&T and Verizon customers can also add a Pixel 6. Additional mm Wave support, but those models cost at least $100. Both models support extended bandwidth for global connectivity, as well as extended mid-range C-band for 5G. which will be released in early 2022.

Bottom edge of phone in focus

We tested the Pixel 6 on Verizon’s 5G network in Chicago and recorded admirable speeds, averaging 168Mbps down and 78Mbps up.

Google didn’t reveal the Google Pixel 6 modem at launch or at our request. After a little research with Sasha Segan, Chief Mobile Analyst at ejobscircular.info, we are confident that the phone uses a Samsung Exynos 5123 modem.

Samsung second-generation 5G modem, the Exynos 5123, also appears in the global version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series, supporting mmWave 800Hz and 5G sub-6 200MHz connections; That being said, the Verizon Pixel 6 model is the only one with an mmWave antenna.

The most impressive thing about the Pixel 6 modem is its connectivity. We have tested it in dozens of urban and rural areas across both states. and never had a bad sign It has faster speeds than the iPhone 13 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra we regularly test in the same place.

The Pixel 6 also has Wi-Fi 6E for extended home internet. In our Wi-Fi tests, we averaged 522 Mbps at and 40 Mbps at 10 feet from the Wi-Fi 6 router on Verizon’s 5G home internet.

Streetscape at night

The connection quality is excellent. All of our tests were clear and the noise filtering worked flawlessly. The built-in speaker has a volume of 84 dB and is loud enough to be heard on a busy street. The Pixel 6 stereo speakers are excellent, with a maximum volume of 90dB, they’re loud enough to fill a space and create an impressive soundtrack with smooth sound.

There’s also a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with a 1.25μm pixel width and an f/2.2 aperture. The lens has a 114-degree field of view. Google uses computational photography in conjunction with improved lens elements to minimize distortion.

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