This time, Google is showcasing its technological prowess with a Pixel 6 smartphone lineup that significantly challenges the cream-of-the smartphone crop. First and foremost, the Tensor chip introduces two significant benefits: high performance and low power consumption.
Hardware: Google Tensor Has Power & Speed!
Tensor is the first processor to be designed by Google and manufactured specifically for the Google Pixel. Tensor is a computer processor that is similar to the one used by Apple in its iPhones and, more recently, its M1 computers. The Tensor processor combines all of the hardware components, meaning that its processors, coprocessors, memory, instruction sets, and other software all operate together on the same chip to complete tasks fast and efficiently.
Google has chosen a 5-nanometer device with two Cortex-X1 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz for the most demanding operations, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.25 GHz for high performance, and four additional 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 cores for basic applications.
In other words, unlike older phones, when the processor, memory, graphics card, and other components were all separate, there is no data back-and-forth. Everything is now managed by a single system chip (system on chip), which is far more efficient and cost-effective.
Fewer components mean less complicated components to assemble, reduced prices, resulting in more profits for the manufacturer.
This power and performance immediately stand out when the phone is put to use. The time it takes to download and process updated apps is a fantastic example of performance
In terms of battery life, the test phone could last two days under typical usage, thanks to the new Tensor system on the chip’s low power consumption. Other review websites grade battery consumption as ‘average’.
Photography / Videography:
Google has gone all-out to improve the image sensors in the Pixel 6 Pro. The wide-angle lens creates gorgeous 50-megapixel images and the zoom is four times (4x) closer, as shown on the Pixel 6 Pro website, whereas other smartphones only have 2x or 3x zooms.
While our own eyes were having problems adjusting to the darkness, the photographs we shot while testing in early December at night from Grand Central Station reveal a perfectly visible and detailed scene. The Google Pixel 6 Pro‘s photography and videography are on par with the Apple iPhone 13 Pro’s.
The Pixel 6 Pro’s one minor flaw is that its macro photography ability falls short of that of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro, which allows you to shoot objects up close and personal. With the Pixel 6 Pro, you must step back to establish focus. However, the photographs are still outstanding.
When it comes to night photography, older cameras created horrible images when using LED flash. For the past two years, the processing power of modern phone algorithms has relegated the flash to a simple flashlight.
Another remarkable feature of the Pixel 6 Pro is the magic erase. This is a fantastic engineering innovation that allows you to effectively eliminate undesired background components from your images. The Pixel 6 Pro will automatically propose objects to eliminate in images. It’s not ideal, but it’s a start. It works best on beaches and in parks, according to Google.
In terms of opportunities for improvement, the color palette should be more compelling, and unique, similar to what we see on Apple iPhones. The same can be said for the test model’s Google case, which gathers dirt and masks the smartphone’s superb surface. The market is flush with quality cases of the Google Pixel 6 Pro so finding a case will be a breeze.
- 12GB Ram
- 5000 mAh Battery
- Pixel Stand (Sold Seperately)
- 6.7 ” OLED (3100 x 1440) display refresh rates from 10 to 120 Hz.
- Android system: 12
- Unlocking by fingerprint with the sensor under the screen, by pattern, PIN, password, encryption and management by the Titan M2 security chip.
- Colors: Black, White, Yellow
- Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB or 512 GB, no external memory card storage
Overall, forget about the past versions of the Google Pixel phones, this time Google has made its best Pixel smartphone yet.