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Google Pixel 6

Specifications

Google Pixel 6
Google Pixel 6 (Pixel 6 Series)
Processor
Google Tensor 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Exynos X1 / Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.40 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 411 PPI, capacitive, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110.38 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71), 5G (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 158.6 x 74.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.24 x 2.94 in)
Battery
4614 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.85, 25 mm, 1/1.31", 1.2 µm, Octa PD, laser AF, OIS) 12 MP (ultra wide, f/2.2, 17 mm, 114°, 1.25 µm), ultra HD video (60 FPS); Camera2 API level: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 84°, 1.25 µm, fixed focus)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: on-screen, USB-C cable, OTG adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start guide, 24 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), GLONASS (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a), BeiDou (B1, B2a), NavIC (L5); head SAR: 1.38 W/kg, body SAR: 1.00 W/kg, DRM Widevine L1, IP68, fanless, waterproof
Weight
207 g ( = 7.3 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
649 Euro

 

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Average Score: 86.51% - good
Average of 63 scores (from 106 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 86%, features: 76%, display: 86% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Google Pixel 6

87.2% Google Pixel 6 review: Strong smartphone with long update cycle | Notebookcheck
With the Pixel 6, Google positions its flagship smartphone in the premium segment again; not only does it provide it with a unique design, but also with a completely redesigned camera setup, the first in-house chipset, and an enormously long update promise.
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 6 is the best phone Google's ever made. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily ready to supplant flagships from Apple and Samsung among the best phones you can buy. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are as good as ever, and the new editing tools bring some welcome features. That said, I think the iPhone 13 takes better pictures for the most part, particularly in low lighting, where past Pixels have previously excelled. Tensor seems like a welcome addition to the Pixel lineup as well, though the true value of its machine learning expertise is only going to fully reveal itself over time. I wish battery performance was more consistent on the Pixel 6 and that figuring out 5G connectivity didn't require a wall chart. Since Google can now commit to security updates for longer periods of time, it would do well to mirror Apple's stance on software updates, too. Between the new capabilities introduced by both Tensor and Android 12, though, the Pixel 6 is definitely a contender to become your next phone. Android fans who want the best out of Google's software would do well to consider an upgrade to the latest Pixel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Google Pixel 6 review: back to the top?
Source: Root Nation English
I asked myself this question during the entire testing period, but I never formulated a clear answer. Of course, the Google Pixel 6 is a very interesting flagship smartphone that can both pleasantly surprise and upset. Who is the Pixel 6 for? First of all, the device is intended for Pixel fans, but also for those who want to have a smartphone running on “pure” Android 12. The price of $699 also contributes to this choice, which is very, very acceptable for a modern flagship. Add to this its excellent photographic capabilities, exclusive software functions and very good display quality, and you’ve got yourself an excellent smartphone, which is also unlike any other.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90%
80% Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones
Source: It Pro English
There are few aspects of the Pixel 6 we can call out as particularly impressive. That isn’t the damning indictment it sounds like, though; the reason no one element stands out above the others is that most of its constituent parts have been polished to a mirror shine. The smart background features, attractive display and sophisticated camera all come together to create a device which quietly excels at almost everything you’d ask a smartphone to do. The one glaring exception is the troublesome battery life, which is the sole dent in the Pixel 6’s otherwise unblemished record. It’s frustrating, but ultimately not enough to dampen our enthusiasm for one of the most well put together smartphones we’ve seen in a long time. It may not be particularly flashy, but the Google Pixel 6 is a do-it-all device that really delivers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Pixel 6 review: the only smartphone you should buy
Source: Phandroid English
If all you’re looking at is the spec sheet when compared to the Pixel 6 Pro, the Pixel 6 may seem like a disappointment, but this phone’s $600 price is what really makes it stand out. It may not have all the bells and whistles, but it definitely delivers the best bang for your buck, even in early 2022. The Pixel 6 is definitely my number one recommendation for a smartphone under $1,000. It’s just that good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 6 Selfie review: Wide dynamic range but lack of detail
Source: DxOMark English
In other test areas differences are less pronounced. Face exposure is good in all conditions but dynamic range is a little more limited than on the Pixel 6 Pro. White balance is generally accurate but skin tones are slightly less natural than on the Pro model. Noise is well-controlled overall and even slightly better than on the Pixel 6 Pro. On the other hand the low levels of detail also impact on the focus score because a limited focus range reduces detail even further if the subjects moves slightly out of the fixed focus lens’ focal plane. This is especially true for close distance shots where faces often look blurry. Video stabilization is efficient in most conditions but a little more residual motion than on the Pixel 6 Pro is visible when walking while recording. Overall video artifacts are similar between the two devices but local loss of sharpness artifacts and ringing are more visible than on the Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2022
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 6 is the best phone Google's ever made. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily ready to supplant flagships from Apple and Samsung among the best phones you can buy. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are as good as ever, and the new editing tools bring some welcome features. That said, I think the iPhone 13 takes better pictures for the most part, particularly in low lighting, where past Pixels have previously excelled. Tensor seems like a welcome addition to the Pixel lineup as well, though the true value of its machine learning expertise is only going to fully reveal itself over time. I wish battery performance was more consistent on the Pixel 6 and that figuring out 5G connectivity didn't require a wall chart. Since Google can now commit to security updates for longer periods of time, it would do well to mirror Apple's stance on software updates, too. Between the new capabilities introduced by both Tensor and Android 12, though, the Pixel 6 is definitely a contender to become your next phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 6 Camera review: An outstanding performer in its segment
Source: DxOMark English
Within Google’s Pixel line of smartphones, the Pixel 6 is the option for those users who prefer compact dimensions over maximum screen size. It’s powered by the same Tensor chipset as the Google Pixel 6 Pro but comes with a smaller 6.4-inch display and therefore as an overall smaller package. Other differences include less RAM (8 vs 12GB) and a smaller battery. In the camera department the Pixel 6 lacks the Pro models dedicated tele camera but uses the same 50 MP primary module and 12.5 MP ultra-wide as the flagship model. Read our review to find out what that means for the Pixel 6’s performance in the DXOMARK Camera tests. With a DXOMARK Camera score of 132, the Google Pixel 6 secures a position just outside the top ten in our overall Camera ranking — an outstanding performance at this price point, which also means the Google phone is the lone leader in the High-End segment ($400 to $599) and currently the best option for mobile photographers who prefer smaller devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2022
92% Google Pixel 6 Review: Winning It Handsomely
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal English
At this point in the review, you might have already guessed that the Google Pixel 6 is easily on the “Best phone of the year” shortlist. So, it’s definitely a product I would recommend to anyone looking for a sub-flagship phone. And as much I wish you’d buy a Pixel phone for yourself, its limited availability is a harsh reality. Unlike phones from other mainstream brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus, you can’t simply buy a Pixel 6, unless you’re in the US or a handful of European countries. Yes, Google has shown they can make terrific phones with equally good hardware and software this time—especially with the Pixel 6. And the upcoming Pixel 6a is shaping up to be an excellent mid-range phone as well. But where Google wants to see itself in the smartphone business, only time will tell. Personally, I would like to see Google bring a $200 phone to India and other developing nations. And I desperately hope to see Pixel 6a competing against the likes of the OnePlus Nord series and Poco’s midrange phones. That would be a really healthy competition!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Google Pixel 6 Display review: Not far behind the Pro
Source: DxOMark English
Like its larger Pro sibling, the Google Pixel 6 is well adapted to most uses. Colors are faithful, gaming and scrolling are smooth, and brightness is suitable for most environments. Its main drawback is that its default brightness is too low when watching HDR10 videos. Further, video playback takes too long to resume after moving forward or backwards in the timeline. The main differences between the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro is size (with proportionately different screen-to-body ratios), less screen brightness and color uniformity on the Pixel 6, visible pink and blue stripes when holding the Pixel 6 on angle, and different refresh rates (90 Hz and 120 Hz, respectively). All of these factors added up to a score for the Pixel 6 that trails the 6 Pro’s by a few points.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2021
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 6 is the best phone Google's ever made. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily ready to supplant flagships from Apple and Samsung among the best phones you can buy. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are as good as ever, and the new editing tools bring some welcome features. That said, I think the iPhone 13 takes better pictures for the most part, particularly in low lighting, where past Pixels have previously excelled. Tensor seems like a welcome addition to the Pixel lineup as well, though the true value of its machine learning expertise is only going to fully reveal itself over time. I wish battery performance was more consistent on the Pixel 6 and that figuring out 5G connectivity didn't require a wall chart. Since Google can now commit to security updates for longer periods of time, it would do well to mirror Apple's stance on software updates, too. Between the new capabilities introduced by both Tensor and Android 12, though, the Pixel 6 is definitely a contender to become your next phone. Android fans who want the best out of Google's software would do well to consider an upgrade to the latest Pixel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel 6 Smartphone Review
Source: ePhotozine English
If you're looking for a smartphone that will capture really great images with true-to-life colour reproduction with not much effort then the Google Pixel 6 could be for you. Plus, when you consider its price, it becomes an even more tempting option. Yes, there's no telephoto lens but if you don't mind moving your feet for better framing then the Google Pixel 6 is an excellent choice for those who regularly capture photos with their smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 6 is the best phone Google's ever made. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily ready to supplant flagships from Apple and Samsung among the best phones you can buy. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are as good as ever, and the new editing tools bring some welcome features. That said, I think the iPhone 13 takes better pictures for the most part, particularly in low lighting, where past Pixels have previously excelled. Tensor seems like a welcome addition to the Pixel lineup as well, though the true value of its machine learning expertise is only going to fully reveal itself over time. I wish battery performance was more consistent on the Pixel 6 and that figuring out 5G connectivity didn't require a wall chart. Since Google can now commit to security updates for longer periods of time, it would do well to mirror Apple's stance on software updates, too. Between the new capabilities introduced by both Tensor and Android 12, though, the Pixel 6 is definitely a contender to become your next phone. Android fans who want the best out of Google's software would do well to consider an upgrade to the latest Pixel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 6 Pro: Worth the $200 difference?!
Source: 9to5google English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2021
95% Google Pixel 6 review: You can't go wrong
Source: Android Police English
When the first Google Pixel phone was announced, I remember being excited at the prospect of using an Android iPhone — software and hardware developed under one roof, with an emphasis on UI smoothness, photo prowess, and mass market-friendly branding. (The Nexus line always felt a little too geeky to have a real shot at mainstream success.) But every generation has been a little off in some way: missing features, lackluster performance, or bizarrely high prices relative to the competition. Not anymore. The Pixel 6 is an unequivocally great phone at a surprisingly fair price: $599. It almost feels a little uncanny, but man, I absolutely love this thing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 95%
90% Google Pixel 6 review: Worth every penny
Source: Android Authority English
The Google Pixel 6 represents a lot of things for Google. It’s a shift away from the “specs aren’t that important” mindset that’s followed the company around since the Nexus days. It’s yet more proof that Google can make a damn good phone for well under $1,000. And most importantly, it shows that Google can compete with Apple and Samsung in the affordable flagship tier, just like it set out to do. I won’t pretend that there aren’t caveats. The camera system, while much improved, still won’t be versatile enough for some users due to the missing zoom lens. And let’s not forget, these are big, slippery phones, so anyone hoping for a real Pixel 5 successor will be disappointed. Also, Google took a big risk with Tensor, and without long-term performance metrics, it’s unclear if all of the company’s hard work has paid off. The company also could’ve made much more of an effort to include a biometrics system that isn’t hot garbage. Whenever I recommend a Pixel phone to friends, family members, or Android Authority readers, there’s always a good reason for it
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Pixel 6 And 6 Pro Review: Why I’M Not Going Pro
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
Finally, there’s just the price and overall value on offer with the Pixel 6. I think the Pro is priced fairly for all the upgrades you get, but the truth is I don’t need most of them. 90hz is fine. The screen is great – not the best, but great. 8GB of RAM is plenty. I generally only buy 128GB phones, so that’s not an issue, and camera setup on the Pixel 6 has been outstanding. Seriously, there’s not been one time I’ve missed the telephoto lens or considered the quality of the selfie camera on the Pixel 6. It has been awesome. Take a look at some of the shots I’ve been able to capture with this phone’s amazing camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2021
Google Pixel 6 second opinion review: Imperfectly wonderful
Source: Android Authority English
Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are two very good smartphones, although rarely have I used handsets that are so equal parts exciting and imperfect. For everything these two do right, there’s almost certainly a caveat. The new cameras are great, the ultra-wide shooter not so much. I love the displays, but the fingerprint scanner is finicky. And while the design looks amazing, the Pixel 6 Pro is more slippery than a Teflon politician. Overall, I like both of them and when it comes to value for money you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better buy than the Google Pixel 6. At $599 it’s more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy S21 ($799) and OnePlus 9 ($729) yet feels every bit as good to use and will receive updates for the next five years. If you’re after a flagship-tier phone that won’t break the bank, the Pixel 6 is it. Perhaps the tougher question is whether the Pixel 6 Pro is worth the $300 extra. Despite a number of specification differences, the only real tangible improvements, in my experience, are with the camera’s zoom and the finer aspects of the Pro’s physical design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2021
88% Google Pixel 6 review: This phone is everything I wanted
Source: CNet English
With all of the upgrades to software and hardware, you have to wonder if that will be enough to make the Pixel 6 successful. And that's really the only thing I can't answer. I can say this is the best phone Google has ever built. As tempting as the Pixel 6 is, for $300 more you can upgrade to the slightly more premium Pixel 6 Pro, which adds a telephoto camera; a 6.7-inch display with curved edges, a higher resolution and high refresh rate; more RAM; an ultrawideband chip and Gorilla Glass Victus on the back. But if you have $600 and are looking for a new phone, the Pixel 6 is my recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Display Review: Questionable value OLED tech
Source: XDA Developers English
Overall, I’m torn on whether I like the direction that Google has taken for the displays of its two main phones. Of course, everyone would want them both to be a bit better—a slightly brighter display for the 6 Pro and a more refined OLED for the regular 6—but Google’s pricing has made it difficult to ask for more. At least for the Pro phone, I genuinely believe that you’re getting your money’s worth. But for the upper mid-ranged Pixel 6, I feel that it’s priced in a guttered region where it’s not priced high enough to afford a display that sets it apart from those on budget phones. If Google priced the Pixel 6 about $100 higher, but with a polished flexible OLED to boot, I believe that Google’s base model could be much more successful.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2021
90% Google Pixel 6 review: Worth every penny
Source: Android Authority English
The Google Pixel 6 represents a lot of things for Google. It’s a shift away from the “specs aren’t that important” mindset that’s followed the company around since the Nexus days. It’s yet more proof that Google can make a damn good phone for well under $1,000. And most importantly, it shows that Google can compete with Apple and Samsung in the affordable flagship tier, just like it set out to do. I won’t pretend that there aren’t caveats. The camera system, while much improved, still won’t be versatile enough for some users due to the missing zoom lens. And let’s not forget, these are big, slippery phones, so anyone hoping for a real Pixel 5 successor will be disappointed. Also, Google took a big risk with Tensor, and without long-term performance metrics, it’s unclear if all of the company’s hard work has paid off. The company also could’ve made much more of an effort to include a biometrics system that isn’t hot garbage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
88% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Pixel 6 has us muttering some valid if small-ish, complaints. Competitors have largely moved to 120Hz displays, and this one is still at 90Hz, though the jump from 60Hz to 90Hz is perhaps the more visible one. Charging is slow in the grand scheme of things, but about alright in the Pixel 6's context where that doesn't seem to be a priority. Tensor throttles, but so do the competing high-end Snapdragon/Exynoses. And for all its tendency to pick up lint from your pockets, the camera strip on the back is a rarely interesting-looking design choice. Google being a software company in the first place, it's the Pixel's take on Android that is a key selling point, and we're fans of the direction it's going with UI this year. The on-device software features enabled by that occasionally throttling Tensor are unique to the lineup and can be of real help for the right user. And for all the catching up that the competition has done in the computational photography field, the Pixel 6 remains a class-leading cameraphone - that can be appreciated by everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Google Pixel 6 review: Don’t overlook the cheaper Pixel
Source: Digital Trends English
If the Pixel 6 was the same overall size as the Pixel 5, it would have wowed me even more than it has. Because it’s not, all the design alterations (a flat screen and fewer curves) do is emphasize this is just the cheaper, lower-class version of a better phone. It’s not a phone that will suit someone with different preferences, just one that will appeal to a different wallet. That’s fine, but it’s also a wasted opportunity. Otherwise, you’re left with the Pixel 5a if you want a smaller Google phone, but again, only in the U.S. and Japan. If you buy the cheaper Pixel 6 instead of the Pixel 6 Pro, all you’re really missing out on is the better camera. Otherwise, I’ve found the software and performance to be basically the same, problems and all. The battery life is decent at up to two days, plus it has all the durability and software updates you need for it to be a lasting purchase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 6 is the best phone Google's ever made. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily ready to supplant flagships from Apple and Samsung among the best phones you can buy. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are as good as ever, and the new editing tools bring some welcome features. That said, I think the iPhone 13 takes better pictures for the most part, particularly in low lighting, where past Pixels have previously excelled. Tensor seems like a welcome addition to the Pixel lineup as well, though the true value of its machine learning expertise is only going to fully reveal itself over time. I wish battery performance was more consistent on the Pixel 6 and that figuring out 5G connectivity didn't require a wall chart. Since Google can now commit to security updates for longer periods of time, it would do well to mirror Apple's stance on software updates, too. Between the new capabilities introduced by both Tensor and Android 12, though, the Pixel 6 is definitely a contender to become your next phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 6 Review
Source: Recombu English
The Pixel 6 is a significant jump in quality over the Pixel 5, and we were particularly impressed by the camera quality and the new software features. You can find better screens and CPU performance elsewhere, but this is a worthy Android device to consider.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2021
90% Google Pixel 6 Review: A Major Upgrade That’S Well Worth The Price
Source: Best Products English
The Pixel 6 is an outstanding smartphone for a reasonable price point. It packs a fantastic screen, cameras that deliver excellent shots almost every time, and more than enough battery life. The device has very few faults and stretches your dollar further than most phones. If you want a top-of-the-line phone but don’t want to drop a grand on one, the Pixel 6 is the smartphone to buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 6 Review in India – One True Flagship of Android Ecosystem
Source: Cashify English
The Pixel 6 combines the finest of Google’s services and Android 12’s features. So much so that I’d argue that the Pixel 6 is Google’s most important phone improvement since the Pixel line launched in 2016. The phone’s upgraded cameras, Google’s Tensor processor, and premium aspirations come after months of anticipation, thanks in part to Google’s announcement of the phone months before its release and its distinctive two-tone design. All of these enhancements are made while keeping the Pixel 6 at a midtier $599 price point, which more than makes up for the disappointing Pixel 5.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2021
Pixel 6 review: The new 'default' Android!
Source: 9to5google English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2021
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 6 isn’t the most powerful phone on the market, but its new Tensor chipset elevates its photo-taking capabilities beyond that of rival handsets. While it lacks a telephoto lens, and its battery life isn’t anything to brag about, it’s a big phone with a 6.4-inch display, a radical new design, and a price that can undercut rival Android phones – although carrier-specific versions might be pricier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Google’s $599 Pixel 6 isn’t just an amazing deal, it’s arguably better than the Pro
Source: 9to5google English
The smaller Pixel 6 is, quite simply, one of the best deals on the market today. For $599, you get a flagship-tier device with one of the best cameras, an excellent design, software support that outlasts any other Android phone, and battery life that’s extremely good in our experience. Even without the 120Hz display, telephoto camera, and other little upgrades you get on the Pro, it’s a very compelling phone, and, given the price difference, it actually feels like the better device out of the two. I would have a tough time deciding between these devices, but the Pixel 6 is so much closer to my personal wants and needs that I’m definitely leaning towards using this as my personal phone instead of the Pro. Now that we know stock for the Pixel 6 Pro is so hard to come by, this affordable model becomes even more compelling. If you’re due for an upgrade and want to try out Google’s offering, you can’t go wrong with the standard model. It’s the best deal you’ll get on a smartphone today, and there are no deal-breakers in the entire experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2021
88% Google Pixel 6 review: At $599, I can't think of a better phone to recommend
Source: CNet English
The Pixel 6 exemplifies the best of what Google services and Android 12 have to offer. So much so that I'd claim that the Pixel 6 is the most significant phone upgrade Google has made since it launched the Pixel line in 2016. The phone's new cameras, Google's Tensor chip and premium ambitions follow months of hype -- partly stemming from Google announcing the phone months before it was released -- and its bold two-tone design. All of these changes come while keeping the Pixel 6 at a midtier $599 price, which easily washes away the bad taste left by the understated Pixel 5. Previous Pixel phones have lived in that safe, quiet and crowded midtier space where phones cost between $600 and $800. For most people, they were good and sometimes great phones but lacked the luster, specs and appeal of more premium phones from Samsung and Huawei.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
90% Google Pixel 6 review: big brain, small price
Source: Phone Arena English
Pixel fans had a rough year in 2020, when Google decided to launch the Pixel 5 instead of… well, a “real” flagship. It was an upper-midranger at best with an admittedly great camera, but lacking in a lot of areas. And still priced at $700. I firmly believe that the Google Pixel 6 offers tons of value and undercuts a lot of its competitors with its $600 price-tag. It offers the same software experience and powerful hardware as the Pixel 6 Pro, with the same awesome camera that takes fantastic photos in both day and night. It’s a much better Pixel phone than last year’s Pixel 5, which launched at a steeper price, too. In fact, this new offer might make companies like OnePlus and Samsung reconsider how they price their flagships, and what build materials they pick for the “cheaper variants” going forward. As it stands right now, the Google Pixel 6 can easily take the title of Best Android Phone, especially in the $600 segment. It just pulls no punches and it doesn’t make any serious compromises. Well, you do sacrifice the telephoto camera, which the Google Pixel 6 Pro has.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro Review - Don't Choose Wrong!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2021
Google Pixel 6 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
Overall Google has set out to provide a new flagship devices experience, bringing together for the first time their own SOC alongside a clean new Android 12 and great hardware design. The overall package works, and it makes me excited that Google may finally be getting their entire component, device and software strategy aligned. If the Pixel 6 is this good, our expectations for the Pixel 7 are greatly increased. So, should you buy a Pixel 6? That’s both an easy and a hard answer. I have no reservations in recommending the Pixel 6 as a device that is worth buying. If you want a telephoto lens then I’d highly recommend looking at the Pixel 6 Pro, the price jump isn’t that much and the additional lens may be worth it for you. For the past few years, I have been recommending more affordable devices, like the Pixel A series, however, at a $999 starting point the Pixel 6 while slightly more expensive than the old A series is still relatively y affordable compared to the competition, and I think worth the extra money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2021
90% Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro
Source: Phone Arena English
With all we've seen so far, it kind of looks like the Pixel 6 is the better deal here. It's a full $300 cheaper, its screen is still relatively big at 6.4 inches, it has that new Tensor chip inside, and the same main camera. OK, the Google Pixel 6 Pro has a 4x optical zoom — that'll matter to you if you want to take portraits while standing quite a way back from your subjects. And that shiny and curvy design on the Pixel 6 Pro is definitely more... well, pretty.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 6 is the best phone Google's ever made. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily ready to supplant flagships from Apple and Samsung among the best phones you can buy. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are as good as ever, and the new editing tools bring some welcome features. That said, I think the iPhone 13 takes better pictures for the most part, particularly in low lighting, where past Pixels have previously excelled. Tensor seems like a welcome addition to the Pixel lineup as well, though the true value of its machine learning expertise is only going to fully reveal itself over time. I wish battery performance was more consistent on the Pixel 6 and that figuring out 5G connectivity didn't require a wall chart. Since Google can now commit to security updates for longer periods of time, it would do well to mirror Apple's stance on software updates, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Google Pixel 6 review: The smartest, best-value Pixel yet
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Google Pixel 6 represents quite a departure from recent Pixel phone launches. Not only is it unashamedly premium in its design, but it costs the same amount as the Pixel 5 did at launch, is significantly faster and comes with improved cameras and a revamped UI. At such a reasonable price and with such a tempting array of features, Google has a winner on its hands. Aside from the “love it or hate it” design, the only real fly in the ointment is the Pixel 6’s battery life, which comes in well under its competitors. But it’s hardly a deal-breaker at just under 20 hours. If you can stomach the stamina hit and you’re after the (almost) best that Android can currently muster, Google’s Android-waving Pixel 6 is a firm choice that’s well worth the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Review: The New Flagship Killers!
Source: Pocketnow English
Google's incursion into hardware has shown us a very interesting pattern of priorities. From forgettable looks, to odd design choices, and even a brief stint into only making mid-rangers, it's clear Google has always been open to experiment. I can't really say I'd call any of their phones visually great, but their software was a different story. It's crazy how the company has spent years delivering some of the best photography I've ever taken, more software updates than every other Android OEM, and steady feature enhancements even to old devices, all while using aging camera sensors and less-powerful chips than the rest. It makes me wonder if this is the reason for their lack of success. It's sad to see more enthusiasm in the comments than we see in sales figures. It only proves a point that regardless of how victorious Google is in software, hardware requires moves that are just as bold. This is the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. What Google calls the best they have to offer, built around you, and what I would call the most dramatic change Google has ever done to this lineup.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2021
90% Google Pixel 6 review: Worth every penny
Source: Android Authority English
The Google Pixel 6 represents a lot of things for Google. It’s a shift away from the “specs aren’t that important” mindset that’s followed the company around since the Nexus days. It’s yet more proof that Google can make a damn good phone for well under $1,000. And most importantly, it shows that Google can compete with Apple and Samsung in the affordable flagship tier, just like it set out to do. I won’t pretend that there aren’t caveats. The camera system, while much improved, still won’t be versatile enough for some users due to the missing zoom lens. And let’s not forget, these are big, slippery phones, so anyone hoping for a real Pixel 5 successor will be disappointed. Also, Google took a big risk with Tensor, and without long-term performance metrics, it’s unclear if all of the company’s hard work has paid off. The company also could’ve made much more of an effort to include a biometrics system that isn’t hot garbage. Whenever I recommend a Pixel phone to friends, family members, or Android Authority readers
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Google Pixel 6 Review: A Clear Winner
Source: Droid Life English
I can keep this short and sweet. If you like Google Pixel phones, buy this phone. Whether you want the Pro model or not is on you, but this smaller Pixel 6 option is really, really good. It’s a frontrunner for me to get awarded POTY (Phone of the Year). Besides the lame fingerprint reader, there really isn’t anything to dislike here, and at its ridiculous $599 price, I can’t think of any other phone that would be in the conversation. Maybe if the Galaxy S21 FE ever gets released, you could consider that if you’re more in tune with Samsung hardware and software, but even then it’ll be interesting to see if Samsung can keep the price low enough to make it compete against the Pixel 6. Heck, even diehard OnePlus fans have to be thinking to themselves that it might be time to get with a Pixel. This phone’s a winner, plain and simple. I foresee it being my daily driver for quite some time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2021
90% Google Pixel 6
Source: PC Mag English
The Google Pixel 6 delivers top-notch performance, long battery life, and impressive cameras. It replaces the Pixel 5a as our midrange Editors' Choice winner, but if you're looking to spend less on the 5a, you really can't go wrong with either. Whether you should spend $300 more on the Pixel 6 Pro depends on what you're looking for. If you're a serious smartphone photographer, a hardcore smartphone gamer who needs the 120Hz LTPO display and extra RAM, or a die-hard AT&T customer who wants mmWave connectivity, the Pixel 6 Pro is worth the premium. But for the best midrange phone $599 can buy, the Pixel 6 is hard to beat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Although the Pixel 6 feels more premium and luxurious than ever before, the design overhaul might well be a hurdle too high for some to get past. It’s 8.9mm thick and over 200g heavy and the former doesn’t include the Camera Bar, something which I fear most people will dislike. The design is also precariously slippy so a case feels almost necessary, increasing the chonk factor further. If you don’t mind a larger phone – although it feels like a lot of buyers get a Pixel due to its compact size – then the Pixel 6 comes in a variety of colours and a solid set of hardware. Performance is perfectly good despite the odd benchmark score behind rivals, the cameras are great – even if some of the new software features are hit and miss – and the screen is also top-quality. The bezel around it could be smaller but the asking price here is very reasonable. Battery life is another plus, with two-day performance for many users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Google Pixel 6 review: The smartest, best-value Pixel yet
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Google Pixel 6 represents quite a departure from recent Pixel phone launches. Not only is it unashamedly premium in its design, but it costs the same amount as the Pixel 5 did at launch, is significantly faster and comes with improved cameras and a revamped UI. At such a reasonable price and with such a tempting array of features, Google has a winner on its hands. Aside from the “love it or hate it” design, the only real fly in the ointment is the Pixel 6’s battery life, which comes in well under its competitors. But it’s hardly a deal-breaker at just under 20 hours. If you can stomach the stamina hit and you’re after the (almost) best that Android can currently muster, Google’s Android-waving Pixel 6 is a firm choice that’s well worth the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Google’S Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro Are Bigger, Better, And Smarter
Source: The Verge English
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Pixel 6 announcement has been, did Google do it? Has it actually been able to produce a competent, flagship-level smartphone that doesn’t have any show-stopping bugs or big gotchas? And the answer is a resounding yes, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are excellent phones. They may not be the best in every category, but as a whole, they perform well, have great screens, excellent cameras, and reliably great battery life. The only real hang-up here is the size — if you don’t like large phones, they probably aren’t for you. Adding to their appeal is how much value is packed in. The Pixel 6 in particular is just a lot of phone for $600 — it’s hard to think of anything on the market that can compete with it at that price. Google is offering a better experience than basically any other Android phone maker in the markets where the Pixel is available, and often doing so for a lower price. It’s even undercutting OnePlus, which built its entire brand on selling premium phones for lower prices.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 6 Review: Hey Google, Awesome Phone
Source: MrMobile English
The pronounced bezels and aggressively square corners of HTC’s 8X Windows Phone. The Daft Punk-like camera visor of Huawei’s Nexus 6P. And the notion that the company whose software powers three quarters of the world’s smartphones ... should offer a flagship device worthy of that lofty status. I’m Michael Fisher and this is the MrMobile review of the Google Pixel 6. On top of confident design, it brings custom silicon; the biggest camera upgrade in five years; and the most assertive Android overhaul in ten. The only thing left for Google to do was to make sure the price didn’t get out of control and guess what? It did that too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Google Pixel 6/Pro – are they up to the task?
Source: Gadgetguy English
Both are almost identical in performance, so the cheaper Pixel 6 is a sweet spot. It has no downsides to the Pixel 6 Pro. The 6 Pro offers a little more, none of which are compelling reasons to spend $300 more. If you are a power user, videographer, vlogger, or gamer – no. There are better phones like the OPPO Find X3 Pro or dedicated gaming phones that will do the job better. If you are a typical user, have a lazy $999/1129 and $1299/1599 and want a fashion statement, there are no downsides. But this opens the choice to other 5G phones that will also get an Android 12 upgrade:
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2021
90% Google Pixel 6 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The price for the Google Pixel 6 is surprisingly good. At a base cost of $599, this device is more valuable than it needs to be. Once you get to the $699 mark, you’re basically right on the money – and there you’re more than likely paying for the mmWave 5G iteration of the phone. The 5G mmWave-capable version of the phone should prepare you for the next couple of years of expansion of said high-speed mobile internet. You’ll want to make absolutely sure you’re buying the right version of the hardware. The Google Pixel 6 is a winner – but more than that, it represents Google at its best. This phone and the Android 12 experience are powerful, playful, reliable, and exciting. Assuming Google continues on with the software support they’ve provided Pixel phones since the dawn of the brand, the Pixel 6 is absolutely the best Android 12 smartphone value on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review – best smartphone Google has ever made
Source: Tech Guru Daily English
The new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are beyond a doubt Google’s best ever smartphones with remarkable performance, striking and sleek designs and intelligent features that can’t be found anywhere else. The Pixel smartphones haven’t quite had the same appeal in the flagship space as Apple’s iPhone and Samsung devices. But the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro a set to change all that. These new devices are among the most advanced smartphones on the market today. And they are powered by Google’s very own Tensor chip which has been designed especially for the new Pixel 6 smartphones. The build quality is impressive along with the sleek design and colour choices.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 6 is the new workhorse to the Pixel 6 Pro thoroughbred
Source: Zdnet.com English
Thankfully for Google, the questionable software is either able to be switched off, replaced, or extraneous to the experience -- such is the flexibility of Android. It leaves the hardware as the real selling point, and on this front, the Pixel 6 does great. The phone comes in two storage options, 128GB for AU$1,000 and 256GB for AU$1,130, and the choice of greeny-blue and yellow Sorta Seafoam, two-tone pink Kinda Coral, and dark and light grey Stormy Black. By comparison, the 6 Pro is over AU$300 more expensive for each storage option, and charges AU$1,600 for its 512GB option. Whether millimetre wave 5G and the telephoto lens is worth AU$300 for you is the purchasing decision to make. Either way, the Pixels are competitively priced.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2021
80% Google Pixel 6 review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 6 isn’t the most powerful phone on the market, but its new Tensor chipset elevates its photo-taking capabilities beyond that of rival handsets. While it lacks a telephoto lens, and its battery life isn’t anything to brag about, it’s a big phone with a 6.4-inch display, a radical new design, and a price that can undercut rival Android phones – although carrier-specific versions might be pricier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Google Pixel 6 review: A new leaf
Source: Android Police English
The Pixel 6 represents the best value Google has ever offered in a hardware product, full stop. It punches above its weight in nearly every way: performance is great, build quality is very good, update support is class-leading, and the cameras positively rip. More than once while testing this phone, I had to remind myself that it’s not a flagship. If I didn’t already know and you’d asked me to guess how much the Pixel 6 cost after my time with it, I would’ve pegged it at $800. But at $599, this thing is extremely aggressively positioned; it’s so good for the money, it makes the $899 Pixel 6 Pro, a phone with more cameras, more RAM, and better and larger display, feel a little overpriced. Google’s somehow managed to bring some of the incredible value offered by its A-series phones upstream to more premium offerings, and I’m so excited to see it. I’m still miffed the Pro model has so many advantages over the smaller version, but stripping out some of the more premium features to keep the base model’s price low was definitely the right call.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 95%
88% Google Pixel 6 review: Yes, it lives up to the hype
Source: CNet English
With all of the upgrades to software and hardware, you have to wonder if that will be enough to make the Pixel 6 successful. And that's really the only thing I can't answer. I can say this is the best phone Google has ever built. As tempting as the Pixel 6 is, for $300 more you can upgrade to the slightly more premium Pixel 6 Pro, which adds a telephoto camera; a 6.7-inch display with curved edges, a higher resolution and high refresh rate; more RAM; an ultrawideband chip and Gorilla Glass Victus on the back. But if you have $600 and are looking for a new phone, the Pixel 6 is my recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Google Pixel 6 review: Starting fresh
Source: Pocket Lint English
There are two big talking points with the Pixel 6: the unique design and the Google-made Tensor processor. This focus on creating a phone that's visually distinct from everything else on the market, while also investing in its own home-grown silicon, suggests Google is taking this whole smartphone thing very seriously. This hardware, matched with Google's computational work in the background, and the Android 12 software elevate the Pixel 6 to more than the sum of its parts. It's a genuinely great phone that delivers in all the right ways, and makes you smile while it does it. You get virtually flagship levels of performance, a great screen, good battery life, and software that not only enables a unique style, but is also updated with new features and security patches regularly. What's more, you'll get those security patches for five years. All in a phone that doesn't cost anywhere near as much as some of the big premium devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
91% Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review: Solid phones, great software, perfect pricing
Source: Engadget English
Whichever version you’re considering, the Pixel 6 series is a superb return to form. Google is clearly aware that its strengths lay in smart software and excellent photography, and those are the areas where the Pixel 6s deliver most. The company also didn’t neglect basics like battery life and display, and though I wish the fingerprint sensor was faster, there’s little to complain about. Best of all, Google is offering you all these flagship features for hundreds less than the competition.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 91%
80% Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review: Google’s new smartphones take on the best Android smartphones of 2021
Source: Irish Mirror English
The big question a lot of potential customers will be asking is whether the Pro model is worth the extra €250. For your money, you get an extra rear camera with 4x optical zoom, better selfie camera with 4K video, 50 per cent more RAM, a more durable and premium build and a slightly larger and higher resolution screen with a faster refresh rate display. In my opinion, that package of extras makes it well worth the price. But I’m someone who tests new phones all of the time, a power user who wants the best specs and maximum performance. I think the average consumer will love Pixel 6 and won’t miss the additional features that the Pro models carries.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro Review: A Bold Return To Android Flagships
Source: Hot Hardware English
The only thing that gives us a little pause with the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, would be their somewhat dated Samsung 5G modems, that may or may not deliver the same kind of data throughput you can pull from current-gen Snapdragon 888 phones or perhaps the new iPhone 13. Again, we're still testing 5G performance but our initial results were fairly good with the exception of a bit of ping latency, though we still would like more experience traveling around with the device for extended testing in maintaining signal integrity, etc. Regardless, we wouldn't call this a showstopper and for what the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro deliver in terms of overall device and experience quality, we have to applaud these new made by Google devices. It's been a while since we've had a truly flagship Google Pixel release, but the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are very much in this class of devices, with features and performance that may cost hundreds more with competitive offerings. For all they deliver at their respective price points, these new Pixels have earned HotHardware's Editor's Choice.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
90% Pixel 6 review: The best Android value ever
Source: Laptop Mag English
While the Pixel 6 Pro is the true flagship Google phone, the Pixel 6 is clearly the phone meant to lead Google’s phone armada. The Pixel 6, at $599, creates a clear upgrade path for Pixel fans coming from the Pixel 3a or Pixel 4a, who were underwhelmed by the Pixel 5a and wanted more without spending $1,000. The budget realm has been Google’s bread and butter over the last few years and the Pixel 6 may perfectly fit into an underdeveloped price range in the market. While it may lack premium features found on the Pixel 6 Pro and some and other flagship phones from Samsung or Apple, the large 90Hz display, incredible primary camera and strong software support from Google may be enough to finally push a Pixel device into the mainstream.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 6 Review: Big Smartphones Are Back!
Source: Android Headlines English
If you are in need of a new phone, and don’t need or want a curved display, then the Pixel 6 is the better deal for you. It’s $300 less, and still has all of the same features as the Pixel 6 Pro. There are a few small differences between the two, but we feel that the Pixel 6 is the better deal for most people.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel 6 review: finally, a premium smartphone from Google
Source: T3 English
Google has aimed high with the Pixel 6 and it's a big improvement over the Pixel 5 – you now get a more premium design, faster CPU, improved camera, and plenty of new software features. Perhaps best of all, it's available for the same price as last year's phone. There's certainly a lot to like about the Pixel 6 and only a few small things to complain about. The main issue is the large camera bump on the back of the phone – it not only looks awkward but it makes for some iffy ergonomics as well. It's also a shame that this device has grown and there's no longer a compact size option from Google. But they're easy things to look past – the reasons you would buy this Pixel phone continue to be the reasons you would buy any Pixel phone: primarily, speedy Android updates for the next few years, a bloat-free software experience with some nice Google-y tweaks, and a camera that's going to outperform most of the others on the market at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 6 Review: Premium value with hit-or-miss software
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Overall, the Pixel 6 offers really great value. At $800 in Canada, it’s super affordable but manages to keep up with some of the biggest flagships in the game. While on paper some things don’t quite measure up (like the lower-res screen and 90Hz refresh rate), in practice these things don’t matter that much, especially for the average smartphone user. Coupled with the excellent intelligent features, the Pixel 6 feels like a very smart phone, and I think a lot of people will appreciate these things. That said, I also don’t the Pixel 6 is the best phone for everyone. Anyone who prefers a smaller phone will struggle with both the 6 and 6 Pro. Plus, some people may find that premium flagships from Samsung or Apple offer a little better hardware, although the gap between those devices and the Pixel 6 is impressively small for how much the phone costs. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be available starting October 28th in Canada through Best Buy, Google and carriers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
95% Google Pixel 6 review: A new leaf
Source: Android Police English
Google’s somehow managed to bring some of the incredible value offered by its A-series phones upstream to more premium offerings, and I’m so excited to see it. I’m still miffed the Pro model has so many advantages over the smaller version, but stripping out some of the more premium features to keep the base model’s price low was definitely the right call. I call it the "smaller version," but there's really no small Pixel 6 — this is a big phone, which is a bit of a shock after the compact Pixel 4 and Pixel 5. But it’s a very good big phone at a very good price. It makes the competition in its segment look plain bad. There’s no looming “if” here: Do you want a new smartphone? Can you afford to spend $600 on it, but don’t want to spend much more? Buy the Pixel 6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 95%
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro review
Source: Engadget English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Google Pixel 6 Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Google Pixel 6 may have left the usual compact design, but the new changes seem more attractive. Do not forget, have a premium feel, even if it reaches a price of $ 699. The new processing chipset is not tested, and there are still some questions about the actual processing power. Still, if you are a genuine fan of Google Phone, the company covered everything from the UI and camera. So there is nothing to worry about it except performance since it is a first-generation processor. However, battery performance looks better than the last generation phone. In addition, the best alternative recommendation would be the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G if you are looking for something compact.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2021
90% Google Pixel 6 review: The best Android phone under $600 — if you can get it
Source: Android Central English
If you've waited all year for a knockout phone, the Google Pixel 6 ticks almost all of the right boxes: it's powerful where it counts, it looks great front or back, and the software is the best Google has ever put out. Google is reclaiming its photography crown and making a serious run for Apple with video quality on the Pixel 6. In addition, Google Tensor helps make every photo look better than ever without slowing down your phone to process them all. All of this for $600 seems like Google decided to start off with Black Friday pricing — wow, 2021 really has gone by fast — and it's little wonder that several Pixel 6 models are already sold out. If you've ever wanted to try a Pixel, this is the one to take the plunge with, and if you've been burned by Pixels past, it might be time to try again. I know that I'm at the beginning of a beautiful friendship with my Kinda Coral Pixel 6, and now I just need some nice red cases to deck it out for the holidays.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro unboxing!
Source: 9to5google English
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2021
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro hands-on: Flagships at a surprisingly low price
Source: Engadget English
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2021
Google's Pixel 6 event in under 8 minutes
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2021
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro hands-on: Prettiest Pixel perfection
Source: Android Central English
24 hours is not enough time to give the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro a true battery test, and we need to ensure that Tensor still holds up once we've finished moving into them. Those will be coming in our review as soon as we can fully put them through their paces. From what we've seen so far, there are two things we can say with absolute certainty: these are the prettiest Pixels Google has ever made, and the cameras are absolutely worth the years of waiting. The telephoto lens and the variable-refresh LTPO OLED screen on the Pixel 6 Pro might not be worth the extra $300 to some of you — especially when the 6 has the same main two cameras and all of the new Pixel goodies — but going Pro this year will be a much more difficult question for many this year given the wider price gap between them.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2021
Google Pixel 6 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Pixel 6 is a formidable Android phone at a very compelling price point. Could this be the turning point for mass take-up of Google’s stock Android devices? Let’s hope so, because it would be a massive shame if this didn’t prove a big seller. It’s great to use and offers plenty of bang for buck. You might not get a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz with the standard model, but the screen is terrific, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2021
Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro Unboxing & Impressions - What You Should Know!
Source: The Tech Chap English
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2021
Pixel 6/6 Pro: Everything we know about the flagship duo!
Source: 9to5google English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2021

Foreign Reviews

Vergleich zum Pixel 6 Pro
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2022
Google Phone auf Flaggschiff-Niveau?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2021
80% Googles Budget-Flaggschiff
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Google Pixel 6 Flaggschiff zum Mittelklasse-Preis?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 85% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80%
So schlagen sich Pixel 6 und Pixel 6 Pro im Alltag
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2021
Google Pixel 6 „DAS“ Android Smartphone!
Source: Techtest.org German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2021
Google Pixel 6
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2021
91% Google Pixel 6 im Test: Boah, ist das groß!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Eine neue Hoffnung
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Ein Schritt zurück, aber…
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Tensor all the way
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Pixel 6 lässt iPhone 13 fast alt aussehen
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2021
70% Googles gelungener Neustart mit auffälligem Alleskönner
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
89% Google Pixel 6, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
91% Google Pixel 6, análisis: el mejor Pixel es más que una gran cámara
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 88% display: 90% mobility: 93%
Google Pixel 6, análisis: dos cámaras son suficientes para dominar la gama alta en Android
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Very good price; excellent cameras; pure Android; high performance; beautiful display; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2022
73% Google Pixel 6
Source: Tudo Celular Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80%
82% Recensione Google Pixel 6: impossibile non prenderlo in considerazione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 56% features: 74%
85% Recensione Google Pixel 6: il Nexus del 2022
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
85% Recensione Google Pixel 6: è lui il Pixel/Android da prendere
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
95% Pixel 6 recensione
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
75% Recensione Pixel 6. Rimandato A Gennaio!
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 79% display: 89% mobility: 60% workmanship: 86%
80% Google Pixel 6 - de beste camera voor een scherpe prijs
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Test Labo du Google Pixel 6 : le premier “vrai” Google Phone est une réussite
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 80%
90% Test Google Pixel 6 : un roi de la photo mais pas seulement
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test Google Pixel 6 : sa vraie force, c’est l’intelligence artificielle
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test Google Pixel 6 Pro et Pixel 6, pourquoi ce sont les smartphones de l’année !
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test Google Pixel 6: Un nouvel espoir
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test du Google Pixel 6 : l’excellent téléphone à tout faire
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Prise en main des Google Pixel 6 Pro et Pixel 6, le renouveau
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive processor; premium design; high performance; great cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2021
Test Google Pixel 6 i Pixel 6 Pro - tak powinno projektować się smartfony
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high performance; premium design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2021
Обзор Google Pixel 6. Реальный опыт эксплуатации и тесты камеры
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2021
65% Google Pixel 6 - új rendszer új köntösben
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 65% display: 95% mobility: 65% workmanship: 100%
91% Recenze Google Pixel 6: návrat mezi elitu
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% features: 89% mobility: 85% workmanship: 92%
Google Pixel 6 a 6 Pro recenze: bleskurychlý telefon s výborným fotoaparátem
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Nice display; powerful hardware; excellent main camera; high performance; waterproof IP68; good price. Negative: Bulky; slow charging; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2021
Trên tay Google Pixel 6: Ngoại hình thay đổi hoàn toàn, cụm camera đẹp nhưng lồi khá nhiều, giá về Việt Nam gần 18 triệu
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality; nice cameras; beautiful display; powerful hardware; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2021

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The latest to join the smartphone market is the Google Pixel 6. Simply put, the Pixel 6 exemplifies the best of what Google services and Android 12 have to offer. As for its processor, Google decided to use its own chip called Tensor rather than empowering the phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This has allowed the Pixel 6 to do computations and AI more securely and quickly on the phone than constantly using the cloud. Apart from that, Tensor opens up a slew of new software features which Google would not have been able to add by using a different processor. As far as its design is concerned, the Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch display with 1080p resolution. In addition, it can be set to automatically switch from 60Hz to 90Hz refresh rate, depending on the content on screen. On the other hand, there is a hole-punch cut out for the selfie camera on the display. The screen is flat with thick, Sharpie-like bezels which bleed into the matte-finish aluminium sides. In terms of usage, the screen is quite pleasant to use.

The front part is covered in Gorilla Glass Victus. There is also a fingerprint reader under the screen. The back of the phone is made of Gorilla Glass 6 and has a two-tone colour scheme. It is worth noting that the horizontal camera bar runs across the width of the back and looks bold and different. Well, the camera bar has not been designed to just be a Google branding element but, the Pixel 6 can be left on a table without a case and it does not wobble. In terms of its camera, the Pixel 6 has two rear cameras which includes a main camera with a wide-angle lens and a second camera with an ultrawide-angle lens. Just to mention, these are the exact same wide and ultrawide cameras which can be found on the Pixel 6 Pro. As for the ultrawide camera, it offers 0.7x magnification instead of the 0.6x magnification on the Pixel 5. The ultrawide is good but not great as the details on the photos are often soft. On the other hand, the main camera has been equipped with a 50-megapixel sensor, which uses pixel binning to create 12.5-megapixel pictures. Overall, the photos from the Pixel 6 are quite amazing with great detailing. In addition, Google's Tensor chip allows for even more camera modes and tools. For instance, there is Night Sight which is technically Google's version of combining multiple images together when it is too dark. It is definitely excellent on the Pixel 6. This smartphone comes with 8GB of RAM paired with either 128GB or 256GB storage. In terms of its battery, the Pixel 6 carries a 6, 614mAh battery. Overall, it is definitely a great phone to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

ARM Mali-G78 MP20: Integrated graphics card based on the 2nd generation of the Valhall architecture. Uses 20 of the 24 possible clusters. The Mali-G78MP20 is one of the fastest mobile GPUs for Android based phones in 2020.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Tensor: High End SoC with 8 cores in three clusters (2x Exynos X1 2.8 GHz/ 2x Cortex-A76 2.25 GHz/ 4x A55 1.8 GHz) and a integrated ARM Mali-G78MP20 GPU. Integrates a fast TPU unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.40":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.207 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


86.51%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Google Pixel 5a
Adreno 620, Snapdragon SD 765G, 6.34", 0.183 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-11- 8)