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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger screen and longer battery life, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is the better choice as it has a bigger display and a larger battery. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more compact phone that's easier to handle, the Samsung Galaxy S22 offers a smaller form factor. The camera capabilities on both devices are substantial, but the Pixel 6 Pro stands out with a telephoto lens that offers 4x optical zoom, which may be of interest if you're keen on photography. Keep in mind, the S22 may deliver slightly better overall performance with its newer processor. Both run Android, so the operating system will be familiar regardless of choice, and both have high-quality OLED displays. The decision ultimately boils down to whether you value screen size and battery, or a compact form with potentially snappier performance. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Battery

6.7 Hours
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S22
5.3 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has 6.7 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S22 has 5.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a screen size of 6.71 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S22 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$450
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S22
$700
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The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a price of $450 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 costs $700.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S22
7.7
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 6 Pro to have very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S22
7.6
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 6 Pro to have very good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 takes good photos.

Video Quality

7.3
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S22
7.2
The Google Pixel 6 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 both have good videos.

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How the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6 ProSamsung Galaxy S22
Google Pixel 6 ProSamsung Galaxy S22

GENERAL

Price
$450
$700
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022February 25, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.71"6.1"
Resolution
3120 x 14402340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
512425
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorSD8G1
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
12 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/107.7/10
Photos Score
8.1/107.6/10
Videos Score
7.4/107.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.7 hours5.3 hours
Battery Capacity
5003 mah3700 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
23 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.45" x 2.99"5.75" x 2.78"
Weight
7.41 oz5.89 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
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/mmWave)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta SunnyPhantom Black, Phantom White, Bora Purple, Green
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Camera Roughly equal
Better BatteryGoogle Pixel 6 Pro
Better ScreenGoogle Pixel 6 Pro

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

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James Peckham | August 2022
"The Google Pixel 6 Pro has one of the best screens you’ll find on a smartphone, and you’ll get a bright and bold picture no matter what you’re doing. That’s a big deal for many, and for some it may be reason enough to buy this phone. Its main sensor is fantastic, the telephoto is strong and there are new exciting software features too."

Samsung Galaxy S22

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Lance Ulanoff | February 2023
"The 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 is just what smaller hands ordered, so if you find most modern mobiles too big, this is a great alternative. The Samsung’s chipset will give you loads of power for gaming, video editing or anything else that needs lots of juice."

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 Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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