Google Pixel 6 review

17 November 2021


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...nice try Google....comeback next year with something with higher pretensions and maybe, maybe....so far I can say: "bye bye baby!!!!"

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    • GrahamD
    • nE0
    • 18 Nov 2021

    Just another boring phone with average battery life.

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      • Anonymous
      • TL%
      • 18 Nov 2021

      This is a good phone. I'm impressed.

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        • Anonymous
        • 3%%
        • 18 Nov 2021

        Thank you @GSMArena for providing camera samples from the regular places this time. It helps a lot so we can compare the quality with other smartphones.
        IMO Google camera is one of the best but unfortunately it could be easily better. I noticed that there is a new trend in Google to do some extreme noise reduction(Luma,Chroma) which leads to softer images especially for such big sensor some fine details shouldn't be lost. Thanks to its great HDR though it does get the most possible Information from every scene even from the shadows.
        I own a Redmi Note 9 Pro and with a gcam properly configured to capture even the finest details without any noticeable noise i believe i am able to get better results so everything is possible.
        Since there are similar samples from other smartphones it's interesting to see how well also other cheaper phones are doing like Xiaomi Poco F3, Mi11i and 11T Pro. Check also the night mode from Realme GT Neo2 and GT 5G which is very impressive and can be considered a worthy opponent in this area.
        Although i doubt cause it's already too good i hope that Google will aim to improve the camera quality of the Pixel 6 series even further one day.

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          • Anonymous
          • kUg
          • 18 Nov 2021

          The grass looks like green mush in the very first camera sample. How is it so bad?

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            • Anonymous
            • Eyw
            • 18 Nov 2021

            AnonD-994853, 18 Nov 2021The Pixel 6 doesn't have a telephoto camera, but it do... moreThe sensor most likely needs extra tuning, you'd think with all the extra data the GN1 has to work with that super-res zoom would look better than it did on the Pixel 5 but it actually looks worse

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              • AngryLithuanian
              • C9n
              • 18 Nov 2021

              If you're in UK, Pixel 6 goes for just around £500 mark, while Samsung S21 is around £650 (depends on discount). At those prices Pixel 6 is a better option, if both phones would be equally priced, then Samsung is a better choice.

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                • Anonymous
                • mYV
                • 18 Nov 2021

                Why there's zero talk about 4K 60fps video quality?
                We saw a nice results with 4K 30fps x264 @48Mbps, but how does Pixel 6 deal with 4K 60fps x264 @70Mbps it produces?

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                  • AnonD-994853
                  • Kxb
                  • 18 Nov 2021

                  The Pixel 6 doesn't have a telephoto camera, but it does include a 2x zoom button in the viewfinder. These can very well fool you; they're coming from a dedicated camera at fit to screen magnification which is good enough for sharing around - the colors and dynamic range are the same as 1x shots. Naturally, at 1:1 examination, their crop-and-upscale essence is revealed, and pixel-level sharpness isn't great.


                  What happened to the super res zoom feature? I thought even Pixel 3 has excellent 2x zoom. So why Pixel 6 has bad 2x zoom? Sensor needs tuning?

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                    • AnonD-994853
                    • Kxb
                    • 18 Nov 2021

                    My 3rd best phone of the year, just behind Poco F3 and Oneplus Nord 2.

                      Can anyone list out all the hardware and software issues plaguing pixel series??
                      Google has the worst quality control for their devices. Apple is not too far behind.

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                        • AnonD-1025872
                        • a4j
                        • 17 Nov 2021

                        Pixel phones battery life: back to future

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                          • Jojos
                          • RgA
                          • 17 Nov 2021

                          Availability is the biggest issue

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                            • ja
                            • j}@
                            • 17 Nov 2021

                            why does the Pixel 6 have a real GSMArena speaker test, but the 6 Pro doesn't?