Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in comparison: which smartphone can do what

Is the Google Pixel 6 sufficient or should you go straight for the Pixel 6 Pro? We show you what the smartphones can do and compare the devices with each other.

Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Here we show you the technical similarities and the differences between the two top smartphones from Google. If, on the other hand, you are looking for precise measurement data and practical impressions, you should visit our detailed tests.

The Pixel 6 cameras

The sensor of the main camera should be able to capture 150 percent more light than its predecessors. The maximum resolution is 50 megapixels (MPixels). Both models also offer an ultra wide-angle lens with 12 MPixel. The other camera features show the first differences between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, because only the Pro model has been given a telephoto lens with optical zoom. The models also differ when it comes to the front camera, but not quite as clearly: The Pixel 6 snaps photos with a maximum of 8 MPixel, the 6 Pro with 11.1 MPixel. In addition, the Pro model has a slightly larger detection angle, which should be particularly noticeable for group photos.

The real highlight is not necessarily the camera hardware, but the software for image optimization – and here both smartphones are equally equipped. The range of functions includes, among other things, a portrait, panorama and night vision mode, a sharpener, which should get more out of the picture even in poor lighting conditions, and an eraser, which automatically removes objects or people from the picture. The motion mode, which is intended for dynamic sports photos, also sounds exciting.

More power and longer service
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro also have the in-house Tensor chip in common, with which the devices run 80 percent faster than the Pixel 5 according to Google. The test shows that the Pixel phones do not set new records, but they are right at the top join the Android ranks. Thanks to the Tensor SoC, the battery should also have more power – but this was not confirmed in the test. The batteries are okay overall, but they don’t set-top values ​​compared to other Android smartphones.

The rest of the hardware is more or less standard in the current upper and high-end class: The Pixel 6 is available with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, gets a whopping 12 GB of RAM and either 128 GB or 256 GB of internal memory. The front and back are made of Gorilla Glass. The actual frame of the Pixel 6 gets a matte finish, while the Pixel 6 Pro gets a glossy finish.

Other features include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, a fingerprint sensor under the display, NFC as well as 5G and Google Cast. The smartphones do not offer a jack connection. The devices can be operated via eSIM and a nano SIM card (dual SIM function).

3 years Android upgrades, 5 years support

It is also interesting that Google deviates from the well-known 2-year update principle. The Pixel 6 models should now receive three years of Android upgrades and five years of security updates. This is a clear advantage compared to the Android competition, because support usually ends after two years, and cheap smartphones often don’t even get an update at all, let alone an upgrade to a new Android version. It remains to be seen whether other manufacturers will follow suit.


Google’s best smartphones so far are the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

The company has used its own processor in the Google Pixel 6 series – photo courtesy of Google

After months of leaks and teasers from the company, Google’s Pixel 6 series smartphones have finally been launched.

Last year Google had launched smartphones with mid-range hardware, this year it has equipped the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with flagship features and hardware.

Google’s Pixel phones are widely popular for their excellent cameras, so the new devices are second to none in this regard.

These are Google’s first phones to feature the company’s own custom-built tensor chips, a 5nm SOC chip equipped with an octa-core processor with 2 powerful ARM Cortex – X1 cores which can speed up to 2.8 GHz and they are supplemented by two mid 2.25 GHz A76 CPU cores.

Google has deviated from traditional CPU configuration.

Pixel 6 Pro – Photo courtesy of Google

In other words, this is the first phone to have 2 ARM Cortex-X 1 cores instead of one. It comes with customized image processor which has taken the computational photography to new heights. Google has added a number of AI-powered photo features.

Pixel Pro 6

A feature of the camera setup, Magic Eraser, automatically removes unwanted elements in the photos such as person in the background or distracting sign in the foreground. The good thing about this tool is that it automatically detects unwanted elements and gives suggestions for its removal. You can fill the space after remove with the AI-powered fill technology.

There is another AI-powered camera feature. It is called Face Unblur. Suppose you want to take a shot but you find faces of persons blurry because of because poor lighting. In this situation face Unblur can help by taking two pictures at once and intelligently combing them. 

The Face Unblur is ideal for taking action shots

Portrait mode has also been improved, which renders skin color better, while night mode and astro photography have also been improved.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a live translate feature that can translate messages, captions or text in 55 languages ​​from Camera View Finder.

Using Tensor, these phones can also translate offline to French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish.

Tensor has a built-in Titan M2 security chip that protects photos, text and sensitive data from external attacks, while Google has promised to provide security updates to both phones for 5 years.

The Google 6 Pro has a lot more features than the Pixel 6.

The phone has a large 6.7-inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, while the LTPO AMOLED keeps changing the refresh rate to extend battery life.

The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Gorilla Glass Victor has been used to protect the display of both phones, but the Pro model has curved edges, which Google has named 3D Glass, and a fingerprint scanner is installed inside the screen.

The Pixel 6 Pro comes with a 5000 mAh battery while the Pixel 6 comes with a 4600 mAh battery and comes with 30 watt fast charging support.

But the company did not provide any wired or wireless charger in the box.

The Pixel 6 will have 8 GB RAM and 128 to 256 GB storage while the Pixel 6 Pro will have 12 GB RAM and 128, 256 and 512 GB storage options.

When it comes to camera setup, the Pixel 6 Pro is ahead of the Pixel 6 in this area as well.

The phone has a 50-megapixel main camera with 12.5-megapixel Ultra Wide and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera.

The telephoto camera has a 4x zoom, but the company claims that the super-res zoom can be used to zoom up to 20x, while the 50-megapixel main camera is much better than last year’s Pixel 5, which has 2x pixels. A moving camera was provided, the new sensor’s light gathering capacity has been increased by 150%.

The phone has an 11.1 megapixel fixed focus selfie camera on the front.

The Pixel 6 has a dual camera setup on the ABC with a 50-megapixel main camera with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.

The display has an 8-megapixel camera hidden in a punch-hole design.

The Google Pixel Pro will start at USD899 (over PKR 155,000) while the Pixel 6 will start at USD599 (over PKR 133,000).

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