Google has officially announced its two new smartphone models, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. A good way to know whether the Pixel 6 is as worthy device is by pitting it against earlier models, including the Pixel 5. Without doubt, the Pixel 6 has better features and here are things to know.
In terms of design, the Pixel 6 has radically different design compared to the Pixel 5. The previous model has a combination of aluminium body and bio resin plastic material. The Pixel 6 returns to the traditional design with glass sandwich arrangement. Its camera bar covers the whole width of the device. The Pixel 6 has three-tone colour scheme, instead of the one-color design. If you choose the cheaper Pixel 6, you will get polished aluminium, while the Pixel Pro 6 offers matte aluminium design. The display of Pixel 6 is flat and the punch hole is located at the upper centre.
The cheaper Google Pixel 6 comes with 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and OLED panel. The earlier Pixel 5 comes with the smaller 6-inch display, also with 90Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution. If you find the display size of Pixel 5 is too small, you may consider upgrading to Pixel 6, if you have the budget. As a next generation device, the new flagship comes with thinner bezel and flat display. If you are looking for 120Hz refresh rate and curved displays, you should turn to the Pixel 6 Pro.
Another huge change is the type of processor used. Instead of using the typical Qualcomm’s solutions, the Pixel 6 has Google’s own Tensor chipset. It is a high-performance octa-core processor with two Cortex-X1 cores at 2.8GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores with 2.25GHz and four efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Earlier Pixel devices had been criticised for their mid-range chipsets. Based on benchmark, the new Tensor chipset offers 370 percent higher GPU performance and 80 percent higher computing performance compared to the Snapdragon 765G in the Pixel 5.
The primary shooter of the Pixel 5 has 12.2Mp resolution and it’s accompanied by 16Mp ultrawide sensor. Unfortunately, it still has Sony’s IMX363 sensor, which is somewhat outdated. Thankfully, the software algorithm works really nicely. Today, the Pixel 6 has 50MP sensor, which collects 150 percent more light than the original shooter. The ultrawide sensor has also been expanded with 12Mp shooter.
The Google Pixel 6 has built-in fast charging feature operating at 30W. Unfortunately, Google copies Apple’s step by requiring you to buy the fast charging brick separately. On the other hand, the Pixel 5 also has fast charging feature at only 18W. This means, we will have faster charging time with the Pixel 6.
If you are concerned about pricing, the Pixel 6 is definitely more affordable. While the Pixel 5 was offered for $699, the Pixel 6 is available for $599 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. If we consider the larger display, faster internal hardware and better camera, the Pixel 6 is definitely a good replacement for earlier Pixel models, if you have the budget.