Google Pixel 6 – 5G Android Phone – Unlocked Smartphone with Wide and Ultrawide Lens – 128GB – Stormy Black

(8 customer reviews)

$349.99

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  • Unlocked Android 5G phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan[1]; Pixel 6 is fast, smart, and secure, and adapts to you.Form_factor : Smartphone.Display resolution maximum:1440 x 3120 pixels
  • The powerful Google Tensor processor is the first processor designed by Google and made for Pixel; it keeps your phone fast, your games rich, and your personal info safe
  • Pixel’s 50 megapixel rear camera captures 150% more light for photos with richer colors and more detail[2]
  • Professional tools like Magic Eraser[3], Motion Mode, and Portrait Mode keep your photos sharp, accurate, and focused
  • Pixel’s fast charging[4] all day battery adapts to you and saves power for apps you use most[5]
  • Privacy and protection are built into your Pixel smartphone; backed by the Titan M2 security chip, 5 years of updates, and the security core[6]
  • New Pixel experience is more modern and intuitive, with colors that reflect your personal style; the At a Glance feature shows you the apps and info you need when you need it, like a boarding pass before a flight[7]
  • Live Translate helps you translate live video captions, private chats and messages, and signs in up to 55 languages right on your cell phone[8]; no apps, internet, or language courses required[9]
  • New 6.4 inch Smooth Display[10] is made with the toughest Gorilla Glass yet[11] to keep your smartphone protected; the high refresh rate means more responsive gaming and scrolling
  • Please refer to the product description section below for all applicable legal disclaimers denoted by the bracketed numbers in the preceding bullet points (e.g., [1], [2], etc.)
Product Dimensions

6.24 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

Item Weight

6.2 ounces

Item model number

GA02900-US

Batteries

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

October 19, 2021

Manufacturer

Google

Language

English

8 reviews for Google Pixel 6 – 5G Android Phone – Unlocked Smartphone with Wide and Ultrawide Lens – 128GB – Stormy Black

  1. Abhishek Mittal

    The Internet is flooded with how bad this phone is, overheating issues, stuttering issues, pink tint on the screen, connectivity issues, battery issues and what not. I came across numerous videos, posts and articles about how Google pixel 6 is an okayish device and buy only at your risk and if you are a die hard Google fan.

    I am a fan of Google but not die hard. Still believes iPhones are at their peak of their hardware software optimisation and battery backup along with their excellent camera, but that’s why the higher price. Justified.

    The pixel 6, didn’t get launched in my country officially but can be purchased online with no further support once you buy it. Pixel 7 was costly for me and pixel 6a 60hz is something I am not okay with (others might be okay with it, I wasn’t so please no offense) and both were launched officially in my country, not pixel 6 and 6 pro

    Day 1

    I took a leap of faith and bought pixel 6. Got it on 16th October (5 days back) and initial impressions were good. Updated the system and patches, restored my account and all but the first day was horrible. Poor connectivity, it was getting very warm, very quick. Scrolling in the application drawer was not smooth either. Day 1 SOT was 3 hours. I felt people were right, Google made a mistake and that’s why pixel 7 is getting all the praise (it must be a great phone though).

    Day 2

    I decided to return it within the windows of the 7 days i have but things started to get better on the 2nd day. The most noticeable difference was the reduced temperature when I held the phone. Everything else was the same more or less. The connectivity issue was still there. The apps were not loading on WiFi but working fine on mobile data. Sometimes the mobile data became useless and i had to go to the WiFi area.

    Day 3

    First time I noticed the battery is getting better too. I cancelled my return request and decided to wait till the last day of my return window. The battery SOT was 5 hours at this point. The phone started to feel a bit smoother. Connectivity got better too. I was able to switch from WiFi to mobile data more seamlessly. I don’t know how it happened.

    Day 4

    Battery SOT reached 6 hours, minimal heating and phone felt very stable. I figured out the things are falling into their places.

    Day 5

    Today is the 5th day and i am typing this post on my Pixel 6. Battery SOT is 7.5-8 hours. The phone is buttery smooth now. Idle battery drain is still on the higher side 17%. No heating or overheating now. Connectivity is absolutely fine now and i live in an area where mobile data signals have moderate strength, not excellent (checked with iPhone, samsung and OnePlus – mobile signal strength is moderate) but i am able to recieve any call, anytime. I send text and get the delivery reports in 2-3 seconds after sending the text. The apps which were not working fine on WiFi on day 2 are working fine at all. And I must say, it’s a very good phone, If not a great one. Not going to return it, and will keep it for the next 4 years at least.

    TLDR: Pixel 6 is a great device,it just needs more time to adapt everything. Not a phone you can take out of the box and expect it to perform the way it should. Give it a week before you make any decisions.

    Thanks, I don’t see positive posts about pixel 6 very often, hence this honest experience.

  2. Caleb M.

    I upgraded from the pixel 4a reluctantly. The only reason I upgraded was the charging port on my 4a was worn, and I picked this model specifically for the wireless charging capabilities. That being said, I do have a few personal preferences that I did like about the 4a vs the 6
    Pros:
    -battery life improves over time as it learns your schedule
    -wireless charging makes worn charger ports a thing of the past
    -seamless transfer of old phone with no learning curve
    -one of the best values on the market for the phone
    -google corrected the issue with the 4a’s hotspot on straight talks network
    -water resistant (I have no issues taking this phone into the shower with me if I feel like it)
    -the pixel navigation is similar enough to ios to make it easy for new android users to feel at home while not being different enough to turn off typical android users
    cons:
    -Phone is a little large (debatable, but noticeable from the 4a)
    -fingerprint reader is a little slow (4a did it better)
    -gets warm (or at least it used to a few updates ago, haven’t noticed this recently)

  3. Nat M. Zorach

    At first glance, the Pixel 6 boasts everything that the modern phone enthusiast could hope for. A really stellar camera! Built-in AI features that supposedly will make your life better. Quality fit and finish. And, of course, the tried-and-true Android OS. It’s a thoroughly mixed bag.

    SHOPPING: First, I was upgrading from a Samsung S9, which, following the S6 Edge, was definitely the best phone I’ve ever owned. I was deciding between a few phones and had narrowed it down to the OnePlus 8T, the Huawei P30 Pro, and the Samsung S21. OnePlus has notoriously awful customer service and the phone wasn’t water resistant, so that was a dealbreaker for me, and then Huawei was too expensive and had at least the threat of compatibility issues. I figured I’d try the Pixel, having a few friends who love their older Pixels.

    The good stuff first:

    (+) The camera is truly amazing. I have a professional DSLR and I can say that this is by far the best phone camera I’ve ever used. The S9 was great, but it had some issues with artifaction and contrast. Pixel’s night vision is superb, and in daylight it takes amazing photos with 0.5x (wide), 1x (normal), and 2x (telephoto/zoom). Video is also great and very dynamic as far as features. It’s not the fastest, but it is faster than my Samsung, which is nice. There is, sadly, no way to access the camera from the lock screen, which is frustrating, but you can set up the awkwardly-placed power button to access the camera.

    (+) It’s fast. I guess the Tensor is a win.

    (+) Porting stuff over was seamless– far more seamless than even porting a Samsung to a Samsung, I found. Not sure how they swung this but I guess Google would have it figured out.

    (+) Battery life is good. I can get through the entire day of moderate use without charging it until I go to bed. With heavy use, I imagine I’ll have to charge it before then, so I’ll see how it goes on a few upcoming trips, but my S9 wasn’t able to hold a charge past noon on a good day, so it’s a huge improvement there.

    (+) Speaker is ok.

    The cons are a mixture of Android problems and Pixel problems:

    (-) No expandable memory and no headphone jack. Yes, I knew this when I bought it, but it’s still obnoxious.

    (-) The actual calling interface on the phone is uselessly complicated in the quest to improve user experience. It’s like… I just want to find a contact and hit “call.” I don’t want it to default to wifi calling, and I don’t want it to give me some stupid error message about how my Google Voice number– bro, no. I do not have time for that. Just make the phone call, phone!

    (-) Volume adjustment is simpler than Samsung (or old Android?) in a way that is distinctly inconvenient. It is much harder to mute ads, for example, since they’re always (obviously) set up to autoplay, but with Samsung, it’s possible to mute media but have it so you can still have your music playing, i.e. listen to music but then open up an app that has a video ad with sound– that then is muted and doesn’t interrupt your music. It’s possible that I haven’t figured out how to change this and that it can be changed. But I am not sure.

    (-) Text-to-speech seems to have gotten quite a bit worse. It also often keeps the text I’ve spoken AFTER sending a message, necessitating deleting a whole block of bits.

    (-) The keyboard sometimes disappears when you’re writing a message and receive a notification while you’re writing the message. Google evidently doesn’t know about this problem, even though it’s been widely discussed in forums.

    (-) The fingerprint sensor isn’t great, but it’s not as bad as I had suspected it would be from the reviews. I am not sure if it’s just my imagination, but I almost feel like it doesn’t work well in bright light? Is that possible?

    (-) Android 12 is really clunky, and there seem to be fewer ways to customize it. For example, the “quick” menu at the top of the screen that you pull down (for want of a better term) now has only 4 buttons, 2×2, as opposed to the former, much tighter layout (I think it had 5? or 6?). This means you can fit less stuff up there. Google, of course, wants to clutter it with GPay, which I rarely use. But you can, of course, customize this menu.

    (-) The home screen is abominable and relatively stuck in a thoroughly inefficient setup. There is this monstrous search bar at the bottom that cannot be moved. At the top is this whole pane for your personal “assistant,” which is meant to send you interesting things about upcoming things on your schedule or whatever. It doesn’t, usually. It mostly just displays the day, date, temperature, and weather. But while this only occupies the equivalent of two app icons, you can’t actually add any more icons. On my Samsung, I was able to fit everything I used most frequently on one home screen “pane,” and on this one I have to use two AND plentiful folders.

    (-) Tech support is horrible.

    I’d probably suggest the Samsung S21. You’ll also get horrible tech support! But you’ll get it on YOUR terms. Samsung’s bloatware is limited, thankfully, and the rest of the phone is fairly functional as far as customizability.

    I will update after I’ve had it for a little longer.

  4. Lobert

    Received the Pixel 6 today, and the video calls are worse than a camera built a decade ago. Blurry, dull, noisy, and dark. Tested on Whatsapp, Telegram, Messenger, Google meet, all are the same. Same for both front and rear cameras. Search “Pixel 6 video calls poor quality” on the internet and you’ll realize I’m not alone.
    Going to return the phone immediately.
    What a bummer for a flagship phone!

  5. Abraham M.

    Es justo el celular que quería. Llegó a tiempo y totalmente nuevo. No viene con cargador, puesto que Google así lo decidió. Tuve que comprar un cargador USB C de Google de 18 W. Lo que sí se incluye en la caja, además del celular, es un cable USB C a USB C, adaptador USB A a C, y la herramienta para retirar SIM. Toma fotos excelentes. Llevo un mes con el celular y no he tenido problemas hasta ahora. Funciona con tarjeta SIM de Telcel. Lo único “malo” sería que el lector de huellas no es tan rápido como los de otros celulares. Sin embargo, como mi celular previo fue un Moto G del 2017, eso no me molesta. Le compré un protector de pantalla de Spigen y no afectó a la calidad de la cámara frontal ni el lector de huellas.

  6. Steven M.

    I’ve had Pixels for a few years now. While I haven’t upgraded each time a new model has come out, I have had a few models now and like the Google phone design concept. Mostly.

    While the camera on this model was way better than my last Pixel, the finger sensor on the front screen was finicky as heck. My last Pixel has a scanner on the back of the phone and it never failed me. This one, even after some patches from Google, still hated my right finger from time to time.

    That being said, monthly security updates from Google, shopping with a solid UI without any bloatware is refreshing. I love a phone that just kind of works. Calls – clear. Internet – no problem. Connections to other devices – easy. Purchases at shops – tap and done.

    While this phone has some nice features, I was a little bit miffed at the spotty 5G signal it got. While I realize some of that is my carrier, the bands and antenna also play a part in this phone’s issues. Another 5G phone on the same carrier, in the same location had less issues, so can’t blame it solely on the carrier in this case.

    Overall, if you’re an Android user or thinking of making a switch, the Pixel family of phones isn’t a bad option, considering the cost range is pretty reasonable, as compared to other phones with similar features.

  7. Abraham M.

    Very difficult to use. Slippery sides kind of hard to hang onto. Further I miss my ability to just google up what I’m looking without going thru a number of screens to get there. Also the finger print reader does not work most of the time. I will give it chance to see if I can get comfortable with it, if not I will look to return it.
    Robert Chang Heathcote

  8. Sean

    There are many things to like about this phone. I personally like the camera bump since it is unique and allows the phone to not rock on a flat service when typing without a case on the phone. While Tensor may not benchmark in the same realm as the SD888 or A15 Bionic it is very capable in day-to-day usage even with some quirks and glitches of Android 12. I do agree that the fingerprint sensor is one of the biggest complaints with this phone as it is not always accurate and takes time to recognize, I certainly think face ID as a backup would have been optimal. Battery life is average, usually will last a full day but some days it does require a top-up near the end of the day. Speaker volume seems to be lacking when watching videos, it does get pretty loud at top volume but anything lower then top volume it becomes hard to hear. The display and smoothness of the UI is terrific, coming from an S21 Ultra I can certainly say the Google does Android better than anyone else in terms of fluidity and animations. I decided on the regular Pixel 6 as opposed to the 6 Pro as I did not need the telephoto lens, and I also do not believe that there is a big enough difference to the human eye between 90hz and 120hz refresh. The 6 Pro also looks to me like a rip-off S21 or OnePlus phone, the regular 6 to me feels more like what a Pixel should be. This is easily the best Pixel phone that has been released to-date and I would have no problem recommending it to anyone who is in the market for a great value for money Android phone.

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