A Google Pixel vs Pixel 6 Pro hands-on comparison will help you decide on which one to buy among Google’s latest flagship devices. There’s no doubt the two smartphones are strongly built, however, there are several differences you need to know and consider before buying.
The Google Pixel 6 series is a huge upgrade from the previous model, debuting the new Google Tensor chipset, fresh design, better camera, and excellent software touches. Although the new Google Pixel smartphones don’t fold in half or have some recent flagship features, they do come with what typical phones ought to have.
The two Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a range of advanced mobile photography skills, but there are additional features packed into the Pro model to justify its higher price and variant. That’s to say, the Pixel 6 Pro offers more when it comes to display, telephoto camera, and battery.
If you’re stuck between which one to choose among the two Pixel phones or need hand comparing them, look no further. Fortunately, we’ve detailed down all the key differences, comparisons, specifications, and current prices in France of the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
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Design and Display
- Google Pixel 6: 6.4-inch, 1080 × 2340 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
- Google Pixel 6 Pro: 6.7-inch, 1440 x 3120 pixels, 120Jz refresh rate
Both phones in the Pixel 6 series look familiar with a Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and rear panel alongside a noticeable horizontal camera bump that separates the two colour blocks. Each of the two Pixel 6 models come in three different colours. The Google Pixel 6 is available in Stormy Black, Kinda Coral, and Sorta Seafoam. Meanwhile, the high-end Pixel 6 Pro comes in Sorta Sunny, Stormy Black, and Cloudy White colour options.
For scratch protection, there’s a fingerprint-resistant coating on the two devices which is quite outstanding and welcomed by Google Pixel lovers. On the other hand, you’re getting water and dust resistant up to IP68.
The Google Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch display with an FHD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution and smooth 90Hz refresh rate while the Pixel 6 Pro includes a bigger 6.7-inch display, a sharper QHD+ (1440 x 3120) resolution, and a faster 120Hz refresh rate.
The two phones feature an always-on OLED display with support for HDR and matched in terms of the colour accuracy of 0.28 and 0.3 respectively. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 6 turned in an average brightness level of 497 nits while the Pixel 6 Pro has a similar 495 nits.
Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro: Cameras
- Google Pixel 6: 50-megapixel wide, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, 8-megapixel (Selfie Camera)
- Google Pixel 6 Pro: 50-megapixel wide, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, 48-megapixel telephoto, 11.1-megapixel (Selfie Camera)
The Google Pixel series has been known for its superb camera performance with a good amount of focus and excellent photography features, and the Pixel 6 series is no exception.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro features a similar rectangular camera array but the Pixel 6 has a dual camera consisting of a 50MP wide-angle lens with OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor with a 114-degree field of view.
The Pixel 6 Pro has the same 50MP wide-angle lens and 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor, but adds up a 48MP telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom. Meanwhile, the standard Pixel 6 is stuck at only 7x digital zoom.
Regardless, the two phones have different selfie cameras with the standard Pixel 6 having an 8MP lens while the Pixel 6 Pro comes with a 11.1MP camera upfront. The Google Pixel 6’s camera uses an 84-degree FOV, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a higher 94-degree field-of-view that fits in more frame.
Fortunately, Google introduced an extensive array of photography features on the new Pixel 6 series including Magic Eraser which helps to remove unwanted parts of an image. Also, there’s a Motion mode for long exposures with movement to action shots and Face Unblur to sharpen up faces and bring definition to people’s faces which the camera failed to capture accurately.
Performance and Software
- Google Pixel 6: Android 12, Google Tensor chip, 8GB of RAM, 128GB /256GB
- Google Pixel 6 Pro: Android 12, Google Tensor chip, 12GB of RAM, 128GB /256GB /512GB
The Pixel 6 series is the first smartphone from Google to feature its new Tensor chipset. The 5G chip offers built-in protection with the Titan M2 security coprocessor, an all-day adaptive battery, and a Tensor Processor Unit (TPU) which handles the smartphone’s tasks.
However, while the two phones pack the same chipsets, they differ in terms of their memory capacities. The standard Pixel 6 is paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 6 Pro instead offers 12GB of RAM and either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB built-in storage.
Google has always been known for launching its new phones with the latest version of Android each year. That’s to say the Pixel 6 series debuts with the latest Android 12 out of the box. The two phones will benefit from the enticing Google’s latest tweaks and features such as enhanced calling assistance, media and voice, live translation for messages, etc.
Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro: Battery Capacity and Charging
- Google Pixel 6: 4,614mAh, 30W fast charging, 21W wireless fast charging
- Google Pixel 6 Pro: 5,000mAh, 30W fast charging, 23W wireless fast charging
The Google Pixel 6 is powered by a 4,614mAh battery while the Pixel 6 Pro packs a larger 5,000mAh battery. While this should make the Pixel 6 Pro last longer than the standard Pixel 6, it still has a 120Hz refresh rate to deal with which is theoretically going to drain the battery slightly faster than the 90Hz on the Pixel 6. However, Google revealed that both phones are “beyond 24-hour battery life” which can be extended to 48-hour when the Extreme Battery Saver is turned on.
Unfortunately, neither the Pixel 6 nor Pixel 6 Pro comes with a charger out of the box but both phones support up to 30W fast fast-charging via USB-C. There’s support for fast wireless charging with the standard Pixel 6 rated for 21W while the Pixel 6 Pro has 23W.
Also, the Pixel 6 series features Battery Share which allows you to juice up other devices that support wireless charging.
Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro: Price in France and Availability
- Google Pixel 6: FRF 4,062 | $699
- Google Pixel 6 Pro: FRF 5,980 | $1,029
Buying the high-end Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will save you some cash compared to the Apple iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S21 which are costlier.
The entry-level 128GB Google Pixel 6 is sold at FRF 4,062 with the option to buy the higher 256GB variant. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro costs FRF 5,980, with options of 256GB and 512GB (only for the Pixel 6 Pro).
Since their global release on October 28, 2021, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are available for sale at AliExpress, Amazon, and other online global stores. Meanwhile, you can easily walk into any accredited stores in France and get any of your preferred Google Pixel 6 series smartphones.
The two Pixel 6 phones earn their name and price tag with a refreshed design in an enticing array of fine colour options, the new Tensor chipset, good photography features, and outstanding battery life.
However, the Pixel 6 Pro won in some angles with an extra camera, a faster and smoother 120Hz refresh rate, and plenty of hardware features that could be likened to that of Apple’s and Samsung’s latest phones.
However, it all basically comes to how much you want to pay for a single smartphone. The standard Pixel 6 is our pick for the phone with the best value. For, you’re getting a 6.4-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, excellent cameras, a new Tensor chip, smart Google software, and other interesting features.