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Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro
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9/10
Informr score
The Google Pixel 6 Pro currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 45 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

Reviewers consistently refer to the Google Pixel 6 Pro as one of the best Android phones ever released. If you’re looking for an Android phone that can compete with Apple’s iPhone on polish and performance, this is as close as it gets.

What's good

  • Android 12
  • Impressive cameras
  • Great new design
  • Priced lower than competitors

What's bad

  • Average battery
  • Some camera features can be tricky
  • Finicky fingerprint sensor

There was a lot to look forward to with the new Google Pixel 6, and now the Pro says it brings even more to the table. Is Google’s pinnacle phone release worth buying? Let’s find out.

Design

Much in line with the smaller sibling, the Pixel 6 Pro has the same full-length camera bump and ultra-clean lines. While the camera bump is larger, reviewers were pleased that the phone doesn’t rock or tile when set on its back. The Pro version offers different color options, including Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny and Stormy Black.

Display

The 6.7-inch display blew reviewers away. They loved the vivid colors on offer and sharp details. They also noted it was easy to see in broad daylight. Add in a 120Hz refresh rate and the screen is an example of the best screen technology available today.

Performance

The new Google-developed Tensor chipset adds to the phone. Reviewers state that the Google Pixel 6 Pro is smooth and snappy without stutters or app crashes. Nothing they could throw at it would make it stumble or hiccup. From gaming to productivity to messaging and media, the phone handles it all.

Software & Storage

The Google Pixel 6 Pro ships with the brand-new Android 12 and rapid updates as soon as they’re released. Storage has the same options as the Google Pixel 6, though some countries will find a 512GB option available.

Cameras

While the Pixel 6 wowed reviewers with its software-centric approach to cameras, the Google Pixel 6 Pro added even more bells and whistles. The magic eraser allows you to remove people or objects from your pictures. There’s a long exposure mode for artistic shots or astrophotography. Of course, there are also the typical features like portrait and ultra-wide shots as well.

Whether you’re a professional photographer or looking for a camera that lets you point and shoot without worry, the Pixel 6 Pro is a powerhouse.

Battery Life

Battery life is the one area where reviewers felt the phone stumbles a little. Most reviewers stated that it would last a normal day with moderate use. But if you’re a heavy phone user or like to record lots of videos, you’ll likely need a charger on hand mid-day.

To add to the aggravation, the phone doesn’t ship with the supported 30W fast charger. So if you want speedy top-ups, you’ll need to spend a little extra.

Audio

Reviewers state that including the stereo speakers is a step in the right direction. But to get the most from the phone’s speakers, you need to use the adaptive sound features or dive into the equalizer yourself -- both can be kind of complex depending on your experience with such things.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum and glass chassis
  • 6.7-inch QHD display
  • Google Tensor (5 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz processor
  • 12GB of RAM
  • Android 12
  • 128, 256, or 512GB of storage
  • 50+MP camera
  • 5,003mAh battery

Bottom Line

There’s a lot of great things to say about the Google Pixel 6 Pro. It offers a unique new design, a beautiful screen, and lots of fun features to play with. It’s even priced lower than many of its competitors.

There’s a debate about the new camera bump, but on the whole, more people love it than don’t. A 120Hz refresh rate display and impressive new chipset also make it one of the fastest Android releases ever. It seems like Google may have brought Android back to the table in the fight with Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone.

PC Magazine states, “Google's Pixel 6 Pro is a class-leading flagship phone thanks to killer battery life, fast performance, excellent cameras, and unbeatable Android software.”

Tom’s Guide says, “Google has once again reclaimed its Android photography crown and goes head-to-head with Apple’s best. The Pixel 6 Pro is a powerful and capable phone and Tensor, while somewhat moderate in benchmarks, has some seriously excellent applications.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
50+ MP, f/1.85


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Authority

Personally, I’m learning to love the Google Pixel 6 Pro, warts and all. Despite its flaws, it’s my favorite phone to use this year thanks to its unique design and powerful camera setup. Yet while the smaller Pixel 6 doesn’t have quite the same technological wow factor, it’s an unbelievably good buy...

- Robert Triggs, Android Authority
GeekSpin

Google has nearly knocked it out of the park with the Pixel 6 Pro, so much so, that the Pixel 6 Pro is giving OnePlus and Samsung some real competition this time around. The Pixel 6 Pro is our favorite Android flagship of 2021.

- GeekSpin
Daily Express

There's no question the Pixel 6 Pro is a solid flagship smartphone that offers a stunning screen, fast processor, and a camera that will shoot epic snaps no matter how bad you are at photography. The clever AI also brings some spellbinding features including that brilliant Magic Eraser, instant on-d...

- David Snelling, Daily Express
XDA Developers

The Pixel 6 Pro’s camera system is more than the sum of its parts. Google’s Pixel phones have always had a distinct, personal touch that other Android phones lack. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s a sense of personality and joy when I shoot with the Pixel cameras that I don’t get with...

- Ben Sin, XDA Developers
Amateur Photographer

The Pixel 6 Pro is the most pleasing Android device to capture images on and in the rare scenarios where it doesn’t surpass the competition, it at least holds its own. If you’re a keen photographer and want a device that will help you capture beautiful images in a range of scenarios, any time of day...

- Amateur Photographer


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Google Pixel 6 Pro prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Google's suggested retail price is $899.00. You can compare Pixel 6 Pro prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Google backs up the Pixel 6 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Pixel 6 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Google support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Google's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.7"

The Google Pixel 6 Pro's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Google Tensor (5 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.85 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 11+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
5003mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5003 mAh battery. Google's performance ratings are 1581 minutes, 752 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Pixel 6 Pro Specs

Overview
Release Date October 28, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Google Tensor (5 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512 GB
RAM 12 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.85, Wide
48+ Megapixels, f/3.5, Telephoto
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
11+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Pixel Density 512 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5003 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 23 W
Fast Charging Up to 30 W
Video Playback Time Up to 935 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 752 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1581 minutes
Standby Time Up to 10.9 days
Mixed Usage Up to 1440 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, Stormy Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.39 x 7.59 x 0.89 cm (6.5 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 210 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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Additional Information
  • 5 years of Pixel updates including security updates
  • Titan M2™ security coprocessor
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