Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: A new era for the Pixel

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review

Google’s flagship smartphones this year have been officially introduced, including Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. It is also the first time the company does not name XL for the high-end version instead of “Pro.” The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have high-performance software, beautiful screens, and good cameras.

The Pixel 6 model starts at $599 for the 128GB version. It is cheaper than Pixel 5. The starting price of the Pro version is $899 USD. So at this price, what experiences will the Pixel 6 series bring? The following article will help you find the answer.

Google Pixel 6:

Google Pixel 6 Pro:

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Specs

Pixel 6Pixel 6 Pro
OSAndroid 12Android 12
processorGoogle Tensor (5 nm), Mali-G78 MP20Google Tensor (5 nm), Mali-G78 MP20
Display6.4 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED, 90Hz6.7 inches, 1440 x 3120 pixels, LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz
cameraMain: 50 MP (wide), 12 MP (ultrawide), Front: 8 MPMain: 50 MP (wide), 48 MP (telephoto), 12 MP (ultrawide); Front: 11.1 MP
batteryLi-Po 4614 mAhLi-Po 5003 mAh
SensorsFingerprint (under display)Fingerprint (under display)
Image Credit: Amazon

New design, more modern and impressive

First is the design: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have changed significantly compared to the old Pixel 5 or Pixel 4. It can be called its design revolution, making the phone look more advanced and modern. The camera cluster has a special design, placed horizontally instead of a square camera cluster like its predecessor. It makes it easy for users to identify the new Pixel and the old Pixel. However, it seems that this camera cluster is a bit thick.

The design is also impressive by the colors that Google brings. The camera part will divide the phone into two dark and light color arrays. The colors are combined harmoniously. For the Pixel 6 version, there are youthful and fresh colors such as pink, blue and black.

The Pixel 6 Pro is a sophisticated, elegant color scheme that includes black, white, and gold. Overall, this design has helped the Pixel line score again. Where before, it seemed that Google didn’t pay much attention to design. Now things have become better.

The whole body has finished from tempered glass (on both) and a polished metal frame (Pixel 6 Pro). The Pixel 6 will be protected by Gorilla Glass 6, and the Pro is Gorilla Victus.

120Hz curved screen on the Pro version

In terms of screens, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro both have OLED screens. However, the Pixel 6 is a 6.4-inch flat screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the Pro version will be more advanced with a beautiful 6.7-inch curved edge-to-edge screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Pixel 6 Pro also uses LTPO technology, optimizing the scanning frequency from 10Hz to 120Hz, suitable for each task, effectively saving battery.

Powerful Tensor Processor Developed by Google

There are so many new points on this 2021 Pixel. Google has brought its first self-developed processor, Tensor. The processor is manufactured on a 5nm process, 8 cores with 2 high-performance cores, 2 average performance cores, and 4 power-saving cores. It comes with Mali-G78 MP20 GPU graphics. Google says its new Tensor processor can compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888.

The RAM and internal storage options of the Pixel 6 series include 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB ROM for the Pixel 6, while the Pixel 6 Pro has 12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB ROM. Unfortunately, Google does not integrate memory card expansion on the Pixel 6 series.

Outstandingly improved camera

In terms of camera, Pixel 6 also has a remarkable improvement. Google has finally switched to a new camera sensor after using the previous sensor for four generations in a row. Both Pixels have a 50MP main sensor, which encodes a 12.5MP image. It is a much larger sensor than the old sensor. Even bigger than the iPhone 13 Pro’s new camera sensor. In addition, this 50MP main sensor also comes with a pixel density of 1.2 um, supports OIS optical stabilization, f/1.85 aperture. It helps the phone capture 150% more light than the Pixel 5’s camera, Google says.

Besides, there is a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 114-degree angle, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.25um pixels. The Pro version will receive an additional 48MP telephoto camera, 4x optical zoom capability.

New features are available on the Pixel 6 series, such as Face Unblur (reduces blur), Magic Eraser (removes unwanted objects), and Real Tone (better skin tones).

The front camera is also different between the standard and Pro models. The Pixel 6 has an 8MP selfie camera, and the Pixel 6 Pro is 11.1MP (94-degree angle). That means the Pixel 6 Pro will get a wide angle and capture more people.

For video, both phones shoot up to 4k 60fps, support auto HDR, and shoot 240fps slo-mo video at 1080p.

Battery capacity and other points

The Pixel 6 has a 4614mAh battery, and the Pixel 6 Pro has a 5,004mAh battery. Both support 30W fast wired charging, fast wireless charging (21W on Pixel 6 and 23W is Pixel 6 Pro using Pixel Stand), and reverse wireless charging. However, in the box, Google will not give an extra charger inside.

The phone supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. In addition, the Pixel 6 series is also optimally protected by the IP68 water/dust resistance standard. In particular, the phone is also supported with security updates for five years.


Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have had a drastic change. The design on this duo has shown true to the flagship position compared to the old version. Google has also entered the chipset race with its own processor, Tensor. The camera also received the most outstanding upgrade ever.

It is considered a leap forward for Google in the smartphone market. A strategic move to better compete with Apple and Samsung. 

What do you think about Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro? do you want to experience this duo?

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