Google Pixel 6 und 6 Pro im Test

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro in the test

The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones convey a feeling of reliability and trust. These are devices that really attract attention. Both cell phones came onto the market in October 2021 and have proven themselves well ever since. In the sixth generation of Pixel, Google has put together a lot of interesting things that you would like to take a closer look at.

Unusual design

The main difference between the Google Pixel 6 review and the Google Pixel 6 Pro review that you can immediately see is the cases. They don't differ too much in size, as both gadgets are quite large smartphones. The dimensions of Pixel 6 are 156.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 millimeters, Pixel 6 Pro — 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9 millimeters. Their weight is almost the same: 207 respectively. 210 grams.

The sixth generation Pixel Pro model is half a centimeter larger and therefore has a larger display with thinner bezels and curves. Visually, this difference is not particularly noticeable.

Both cell phones are protected against dust and water (IP68 standard). The back part is made of plastic but feels like glass. The Pixel 6 test revealed that the device has a matte metal frame. The more expensive model shines with polishing. In the basic version, aluminum is used in the body, in the premium version — stainless steel. The display is made of high-quality Gorilla Glass.

What is striking is an interesting design solution regarding the camera module, which runs through the entire cell phone. All lenses are next to it. Google claims that this design decision was inspired by a bracelet. This detail distinguishes the gadgets under consideration from other smartphones. The sixth generation of pixels has a rich color gamut of pastel shades.

Pixel 6 is more comfortable to hold due to its smaller size. The screen is flat, with a bezel around the edges that helps prevent accidental touches.

This is the most balanced smartphone that suits most users and also gives you the opportunity to save money. Not only is the phone cheaper than the premium version, but it also uses less power and has a longer lifespan.

Bright display

The OLED screen offers incredible brightness and color detail.

Google Pixel Comparison

Properties of the display

Pixels 6

Pixel 6 Pro


6.4 inches

6.7 inches


1080 x 2400 pixels

1440 x 3040 pixels

Frequency of updates

90 Hertz

120 Hertz

The display of the Google Pixel 6 Pro is rounded at the edges and slightly larger than the basic version, with 3D glass. The resolution is correspondingly larger.

Both screens are bright and high quality. Even in active sunlight, you can view the image on it without any problems.

The convenience of using the rounded display depends on the owner's preferences. Some like it because the rounded edges make the screen larger. Other users complain about the inconvenience of accidentally touching it.

New interesting functions

The security of your device is ensured by Messenger's phishing detection and malware protection.

The phone has a one-handed operation mode, which makes it much easier to use. The voice recorder not only records but also transcribes offline. The software has artificial intelligence features that significantly optimize the performance of both smartphones.

The devices have loud stereo speakers that produce surround and clear sound. But the owner of the Google Assistant, which has become even more intelligent in recent years, will be particularly pleased. Not only does it record your spoken text, edit it, but also add the appropriate emoji.

The Pixel 6 has a live translator that requires you to download a language pack. The smartphone automatically recognizes the language and starts translating directly in the chat. You can also respond immediately in a foreign language because the translator is integrated into the keyboard. The program recognizes 53 languages. The transcription works automatically.

The phones have intelligent quick controls. By double-tapping the back of the smartphone, you can slow down the music, take a screenshot, or open the application you want.

Both devices lack private safe zone and app blocking features. The fingerprint scanner is located behind the display and sometimes works with a delay.

Performance of Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the test

The difference in performance is not noticeable because both smartphones have the same 5G Google Tensor processor, whose maximum clock frequency is 2.8 GHz. Thanks to him, cell phones have new, interesting functions. These are among the fastest mid-range phones.

The processor is equipped with 8 cores and includes:

  • two Cortex-X1;
  • two Cortex-A76;
  • four Cortex-A55.

The smartphones have a new proprietary chipset that ensures the performance of these devices. The system is configured for machine learning and works well with graphics.

The devices have proprietary security chips Titan M2, which are responsible for storing PIN codes, fingerprints and passwords for cards. TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) is installed for artificial intelligence.

The Google Pixel 6 test showed 8GB of RAM, the Pixel 6 Pro test showed 12GB. This way you can save the most important things. You can expand the memory of the first model using a SIM card. For the second, 256 GB of storage space is available at an additional cost.

The ports in both smartphones are the same:

  • 5G;
  • USB Type-C;
  • Bluetooth 5.2;
  • WLAN 6E;
  • LTE;
  • GPS;
  • NFC.

The connections attract particular attention. The dual SIM card implemented in 5G via Nano and eSIM as well as Wi-Fi 6E ensure a maximum speed of 1638 Mbit/s (Pixel 6) or 1464 Mbit/s (Pixel 6 Pro) and fast network connection.

Google Pixel comparison for new camera functions

Both sixth-generation Pixel models feature a primary 50-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 1/1.31-inch sensor and a 1.9/6.81mm lens (24mm KB), as well as a Ultra wide angle module.

The front camera is located on the front and is not noticeable at first glance. She is capable of pleasing selfie lovers a lot. So the Pixel 6 has two cameras while the Pixel 6 Pro has three, which helps you take stunning close-ups as the Pro has a 48MP telephoto lens with optical zoom.

Google Pixel 6 Pro in the test copes well with photos of people at any time of day: the level of detail is excellent, the separation of foreground and background is high quality. Thanks to the artificial intelligence functions, portrait shots are particularly successful even at night. The device automatically adjusts contrast and detail.

When taking landscape photos, the Pixel 6 test only showed digital zoom. The 4x telephoto zoom is only available on the Pixel 6 Pro. Both devices have double zoom. Everything is very decent from the point of view of algorithms, stabilization and post-processing.

Stabilization is generally one of the main advantages of the Google Pixel 6 Pro review. Photos can be taken on the go or from the car window and do not lose any details. But if you go to the gallery to view the photos immediately after taking them, the phone spends another 15 seconds thinking about how to process them.

Videos are particularly detailed: 4k (60/30fps), Full HD (240/120/60/30fps). Pixel 6 Pro review shows an interesting feature - with a simple button you can change the video stabilization mode: Standard, Block (for close-ups), Activity (if the video contains a lot of motion) and Movie Effect.

The “Motion Mode” function attracts attention or the long exposure effect, which creates a blurry effect when recording videos. «Magic Eraser» removes unwanted objects in the photo or simply marked by the user. The removal efficiency depends on the homogeneity of the background. The “Real Tone” function helps process people’s skin tones as naturally as possible. Face UnBlur highlights faces in photos taken in motion. The phone uses two cameras at the same time: wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle. And the device then combines the images.

The smartphones have optical stabilization, laser autofocus, dual LED flash. The Pixel 6 has the 8-megapixel front camera. Compared to the Pixel 6 Pro (12 MP), its resolution is lower.

Google Pixel Software Comparison

Both devices run the new Android 12. Applications are efficient and open quickly. At the same time, Google is offering another 5 years of security patches and three system updates every month.

The software is decent and has a pretty interesting design from Google. It's called Material Design. Google apps have a minimalist icon and menu colors change depending on the background.

Since Google is one of the world's largest IT companies, it is not surprising that its smartphones have their own software solutions. Users get access to cloud storage where they are allocated enough space.

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the test shows updated widgets, several screens appeared on the lock screen where you can view important events in the calendar, time, weather, etc. can check. The smartphones adapt to the owner's activities. You turned on the headphones — the player appeared, you are doing sports — the phone shows the results of your activity. Even if several programs are open, the devices work smoothly.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro battery in the test

Google Pixel comparison showed that the Pixel 6 is more economical due to its smaller display and lower refresh rate. Its battery (capacity 4614 mAh) offers 12.5 hours of battery life, which is two hours more than the Pixel 6 Pro with 5000 mAh.

Wired charging has a power of 30 W, wireless — 21 W. These smartphones can also wirelessly charge headphones or an iPhone.

The loading speed is also pleasing. These devices charge from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes using the power adapter (included). Then the process is slower.

Google Pixel price comparison

The price difference is quite big. The new Pixel 6 costs around 600 euros. Pixel 6 Pro is 300 euros more expensive. Used cell phones can of course be purchased much cheaper. In this case, the tested and restored gadget will work like new and you can save significantly.

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro test



High-quality housing materials

256 GB of storage space is only available on the Pixel 6 Pro at an additional cost

Bright OLED display

No expansion of the SD card

High quality photos and videos, even in the dark

Apps cannot be used with another account

New functions for photos and videos: “Motion Mode”, “Magic Eraser”, “Real Tone”, “Face UnBlur”

The fingerprint scanner is sometimes slow

Software with artificial intelligence functions

Google Tensor Processor

Powerful battery

Decent frequency of updates

Google Assistant

Both smartphones are interesting, have many advantages and of course some disadvantages. An unusual design solution attracts attention. The screens are different, which gives the user the choice: a classic flat or rounded display. Sixth generation Pixels have Google's own processor, which allows you to add several interesting features, including Google Assistant. However, the biggest advantage of the smartphones in question is of course the camera, especially the Pixel 6 Pro. Night photography opportunities will delight the owner. Google also pleased users with software.

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Choosing between Google's two sixth-generation Pixels isn't difficult. If you just want a good, efficient smartphone that won't put a big dent in your family budget, the Google Pixel 6 is a great option. If your work or leisure requires more functionality from the phone, you should pay attention to the improved version, namely the Pixel 6 Pro.