Google Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6

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BEST RATING
Overall Camera:
4.3
CAMERA: Good7.7/10
SIZE: Medium Android
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10

The Google Pixel 6 is a budget-friendly phone with a glass body and Android operating system. Its camera setup offers very good photo and fair video quality overall. The primary camera has 50 megapixels, and there's a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. It doesn't have a telephoto or periscope camera, but it does include Google's exclusive camera features like Magic Eraser. The battery capacity is decent and it supports wireless charging. With a 6.4-inch OLED display having a 90Hz refresh rate, you get a smooth and vivid experience. The phone lacks a headphone jack and an SD card slot but comes with dual SIM support and an under-display fingerprint sensor. It's powered by Google's custom Tensor processor and has 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. If you're looking for a phone with strong photographic capabilities, a smooth screen, and exclusive software features at a more accessible price, the Pixel 6 could be a compelling choice. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Android operating system
  • Good battery life
  • High-quality OLED display
  • Strong main camera
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • No telephoto camera
  • Average video quality
  • No headphone jack
  • Moderate peak brightness

Ratings by Category

Overall Camera:
4.3
The Google Pixel 6 stands out for its camera performance due to its top-tier photos software experience and solid selfie quality. It also delivers good range in dynamic scenes and low light environments, alongside a decent degree of camera versatility.
Photos:
4.3
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.
Performance:
4.1
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Videos:
4.0
The Google Pixel 6 takes fair videos due to the competent but not exceptional performance characteristics across several parameters. While it boasts very good software experience and stabilization which enhance video recording, the dynamic range and low-light performance are just good, which means there may be some limitations in contrast and detail in challenging lighting conditions, and while the microphone quality is good, it may not pick up audio with the richness and clarity found in higher-end smartphones.
Battery Life:
3.8
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$339
Brand
Google
Operating System
Android
Release Date
October 28, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.4"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
411
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
Tensor
Internal Storage
128 gb
RAM
8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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7.8/10
Photos Score
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7.8/10
Videos Score
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7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.9 hours
Battery Capacity
4614 mah
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
21 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.24" x 2.94"
Weight
7.30 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.2
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
No

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Taylor Kerns | April 2022
"It punches above its weight in nearly every way: performance is great, build quality is very good, and the cameras positively rip. 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."

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