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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're looking for a phone with a stronger camera performance, the Google Pixel 6 has a higher quality main camera compared to the Motorola Edge (2021). However, if battery life is more important to you, the Motorola Edge (2021) boasts longer battery life. For a larger screen, the Motorola Edge (2021) also comes out ahead with a bigger display. Keep in mind though, the Pixel 6 offers a more budget-friendly price compared to the midrange cost of the Motorola Edge (2021). Both phones operate on Android, so software preferences won't be an issue in this comparison. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 6
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
Advantages of the Motorola Edge (2021)
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
Pixel 6
Edge (2021)
5.2
The Google Pixel 6 has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Edge (2021) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.7
Pixel 6
Edge (2021)
5.3
The Google Pixel 6 takes good photos, while the Motorola Edge (2021) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.0
Pixel 6
Edge (2021)
4.7
The Google Pixel 6 takes good videos, while the Motorola Edge (2021) takes poor videos.

Battery

6.9 Hours
Pixel 6
Edge (2021)
8.7 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 has 6.9 hours of battery life. The Motorola Edge (2021) has 8.7 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 has a screen size of 6.4 inches and the Motorola Edge (2021) is 6.8 inches.

Cost

$350
Pixel 6
Edge (2021)
$600
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The Google Pixel 6 has a price of $350 and the Motorola Edge (2021) costs $600.
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How the Google Pixel 6 and the Motorola Edge (2021) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6Motorola Edge (2021)
Google Pixel 6Motorola Edge (2021)

GENERAL

Price
$350
$600
Brand
GoogleMotorola
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022September 2, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.4"6.8"
Resolution
2400 x 10802460 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
411395
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorSD778G
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.8/105.3/10
Photos Score
7.8/105.4/10
Videos Score
7/104.7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS108 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.9 Hours8.7 Hours
Battery Capacity
4614 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
21 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.24" x 2.94"6.65" x 2.98"
Weight
7.30 oz7.05 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.25.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e6e
NFC
YesYes
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 (SA/NSA/Sub6)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, Kinda CoralNebula Blue
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoNo

Shopping

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Google Pixel 6

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Android Police

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."

Motorola Edge (2021)

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Tom's Guide

Philip Michaels | October 2021
"If you've overlooked Motorola's higher-end phones in the past, the Motorola Edge 5G UW does a very good job at trying to regain your attention. Improvements to the main camera impress. I'm also impressed by how quickly the phone recharges. It's the affordability that ultimately wins the day for the Motorola Edge. this phone offers enough premium features to put it at the forefront of midrange options."

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About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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