Google Pixel 6 review

Google’s Pixel 6 is an exceptional Android flagship – and it is affordable too!

Google Pixel 6 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The no-frills Pixel 6 misses out on the telephoto lens of the 6 Pro, and its design and screen aren’t quite as special, but it also costs a lot less while packing most of the same internals. It also enjoys an impressive primary camera, as well as an uncluttered version of Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 12. All things considered, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are two of the best phones a photography lover can buy in their respective price brackets.


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    Natural, reliable photo processing

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    Impressive performance to price balance

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    Uncluttered Android experience


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    Much larger than Pixel 5

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    Battery weak at first, then improves

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    Ultra-wide lens is fixed-focus

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The Google Pixel 6 is arguably the true flagship Android smartphone for 2021. After all, Android is made by Google, and so too is the Pixel 6. Running with Google’s freshest take on its mobile OS – Android 12, the new Pixel 6 (and its larger brother the Pixel 6 Pro) should technically showcase its features better than any other. 

Costing $599 / £599, the Pixel 6 is priced aggressively, given the fact it runs with a flagship chipset, packs an OLED display, features wireless charging and starts with 128GB storage. Going up against phones like the iPhone 13 Mini, OnePlus 9, and Galaxy S20 FE, it has stiff competition, but luckily, it’s no spec slouch. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.