A 6.4-inch display, a 50-megapixel camera, and a 120Hz display will be covered in this Google Pixel 6 review, along with its glass rear, 90Hz display, and 120Hz display on the Pro 6 model.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — If you are considering buying a new smartphone, a Google Pixel 6 review is a great place to start. This new flagship from Google has some of the best features of any smartphone you’ll ever buy.
- The Google Pixel 6 has a bright display with a higher refresh rate than the iPhone 13. The top of the screen has a punch-hole camera.
- With its 6.4-inch Full HD (2380×1080) OLED display and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, the Google Pixel 6 is one of the strongest smartphones to date.
- This $599 device from Google is meant to take on the mass market, but not at the expense of specs.
- Read also: Here’s our review of the Google Pixel 3 XL – One of the Best Phones to Buy in 2022.
This Google Pixel 6 review will also cover its glass rear, 90Hz display (recently updated from 60Hz) and 120Hz display on Pro 6. You will also learn about its 50-megapixel camera.
Read on to learn about this new phone’s features and price.
Google Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch display
In addition to its 6.4-inch Full HD (2380×1080) OLED display, the Google Pixel 6 is built with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which makes it one of the toughest smartphones to date.
This glass also provides up to two times better scratch resistance. The Pixel 6 will have a full-size fingerprint sensor and wireless charging, just like its predecessors.
In terms of size, the Pixel 6 is about half an inch smaller than the Pixel 6a, which is also available in black or white. The device measures 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9mm.
The Pixel 6’s display is also smaller than the Pixel 6a, which has a 6.1-inch OLED display. It has a 90-Hz refresh rate. Both the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6a offer a fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera.
The Google Pixel 6’s display is bright, and the refresh rate is higher than that of the iPhone 13. The phone also features a punch-hole camera on the top of the screen.
This sensor has an in-display fingerprint reader, but it was a little slow to read a finger at first. This could be a potential snag for some people.
For those who value performance over size, the Pixel 6 is the perfect phone.
While the Google Pixel 6 offers an impressive 6.4-inch display, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance.
A good-sized display is important, so the device’s performance will remain steady, even if it’s on the go.
The Pixel 6 Pro offers a dual-camera setup and a front-facing camera for better selfies.
In addition to the large display, the Google Pixel 6 Pro has a curved edge design, which will make it much easier to use when gaming.
Currently, the Pixel 6 is available in the US for $599, according to 9to5google.com.
It has a 50MP camera
The Google Pixel 6 released on October 28, 2021, has a 50MP camera. Until now, Google’s strategy around smartphone photography has been to differentiate through software.
While the Pixel 5 was one of the first smartphones with a high-resolution camera, it lacked some of the most cutting-edge components.
However, its performance remained competitive, compared to other phones in the same price range. Here are a few things to expect from the camera on the Pixel 6:
The camera on the Google Pixel 6 is a big upgrade from its predecessors. Although the Pixel series has consistently taken great photos despite their 12MP cameras, the 50MP camera in the Pixel 6 series takes pictures to another level.
The sensor is 25mm (wide) and f/1.9, which is slightly larger than the one used in other phones.
The photos taken with the camera are full of colors, unlike those of other phones, which flatten out patches of color or the sky.
While the Samsung GN1 sensor used in the Google Pixel 5 series isn’t present in the Google Pixel 6’s 50MP camera, the new sensor is able to capture images up to 12 times larger than the previous version.
The sensor also boasts a dual-camera system, and the Pixel 6 Pro is the first phone with a 50MP camera. A 50MP camera is a huge improvement over a mediocre 13MP sensor.
It has a 120Hz display (Pixel 6 Pro)
A 120Hz display refreshes images more than twice as fast as a 60Hz one. This means that the screen updates much faster and the motion graphics are smoother.
You can notice a difference when you play a game or scroll through the screen. A 60Hz display feels choppy and sluggish.
The difference in speed is most noticeable when gaming. You might have to stretch your budget to get one with a 120Hz display.
Despite the difference in refresh rate, the 120Hz display is best for gaming. Professional gamers will appreciate the faster response time and lower input lag that these displays offer.
While they don’t have 5G-ready capabilities (recently updated: Sub6, mmWave – the US, Verizon & AT&T models only), these phones are still a good choice for anyone who enjoys gaming.
If you’re looking for a good mid-range phone, a 120Hz display will do the trick. So, what are you waiting for?
As for gaming, a 120Hz display is a game changer. While 60Hz displays may not be visible to the human eye, the high refresh rate is a huge benefit for mobile gamers.
The refresh rate can be as much as 144 times faster than 60Hz, which means smoother gameplay.
But it’s important to note that the refresh rate is not the only factor when determining which laptop is right for you.
You must have a powerful enough processor to keep up with the high refresh rate.
It has a glass rear
The Google Pixel 6 has a glass rear and a metal chassis, but the Pixel 6 Pro is the first phone in the line to feature a fully glossy back panel.
The glossy finish is rare among flagship phones, but the Pixel 6 is one of the first to offer it. Its glass front and rear panels are separated by a half-pipe that shows your finger’s location before pressing them.
This makes it easier to open and close the phone, a feature we’ve come to expect from a Google flagship.
Besides having a glass back, the Pixel 6 has a metal frame and a matte finish while the Pixel 6 Pro has a light polished aluminum frame.
The device’s right edge contains the volume keys and power button, which you’ll reach easily with your thumb. The phone is IP68 water-resistant, which means it won’t get wet.
If you plan on storing it in your pocket, the Pixel 6 is perfect. Just make sure that you don’t accidentally drop it, though.
If you’re worried about the phone’s durability, you can take comfort in the fact that it will get four years of security updates and three years of system updates.
With proper care, the Google Pixel 6 can last for half a decade. This is great news for the environment as well as your wallet. A phone with this long life cycle is more affordable, too.
However, it’s worth noting that Google doesn’t make its Pixel phones available globally, and so it’s a bit pricey compared to other flagships.
It has IP68 dust- and water-resistance
Most smartphones and wearables will have a dust and water-resistant rating known as an IP rating.
Lower IP ratings are only water-proof and provide minor splash proofing, but a phone with an IP68 rating will also withstand submersion under 6.3 millimeters of water.
To check whether your phone is water and dust-resistant, look for other quality marks that prove the device’s durability.
Among the most common standards are IP67 and IP68, which most phone makers are aiming for. Here are some of the key differences between IP67 and IP68:
First off, IP68 ratings are equivalent to those of the iPhone X and iPhone SE, which are both IP67-rated.
In addition, high-end handsets such as the Oppo Find X2 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 II are also IP68-certified. Obviously, this rating is important.
The best way to determine whether a device is water and/or dust-resistant is to look for a rating from IP68.
IP67 devices have a dust-resistant rating, while IP68 devices can withstand a drop into one meter of water for a specified time.
This means that both IP67 and IP68 devices have a good dust and water-resistant rating, meaning they will last for a longer period of time in most environments.
It has a Tensor chipset
While Google’s latest flagship device doesn’t feature any new hardware, it does sport a new chipset. This chip is based on the same foundational technology that underpins its Exynos 2100 family.
However, it is aimed at improving machine learning operations. The new chip will benefit Google’s applications, as well as third-party developers of ML-oriented software.
However, there’s no guarantee it will improve your games or apps. It’s possible that Google may expand its Tensor efforts to other components in the future.
The Tensor chipset includes a set of physical cores and IP that closely resemble the Exynos series of processors. These chips are designed to run efficiently with little power, while maintaining high levels of idle state.
They also feature media decoders and other custom components. Despite their similarities, however, Google is still a long way from developing a chip for mobile devices that can compete with Exynos’s.
Google hasn’t divulged many details about its Tensor chip, but it’s likely to be a combination of Arm GPU and CPU cores.
This chip is expected to compete with Samsung’s Exynos 2100 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888. It’s possible that Google will use Samsung to fabricate chips for future smartphones.
This means the company will have to compete in the flagship category with both Exynos and Qualcomm.
Please note that this Google review article has been updated to reflect the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s final specifications.
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