Google Pixel 6 Pro combines flagship technology with an affordable price tag. From the vivid, 6.7-inch Smooth Display to the debut of Google’s first ever custom-made processor, there’s a lot to love about this handset. We unpack the top five features of the Pixel 6 Pro in further detail below.
1. 6.7-inch QHD+ Smooth Display
With a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8%, the 6.7-inch Smooth Display on the Pixel 6 Pro offers an immersive viewing experience, and over 16 million colours to bring whatever you’re watching to life. Coated with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back, this is a device as resilient as it is stylish, and it’s well-protected against drops, scratches and the occasional splash, thanks to the IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
Ideal for keen smartphone gamers, the Pixel 6 Pro has a variable refresh rate, which you can manually increase from 90Hz to 120Hz for speedier transitions during gameplay. Thanks to optional Always-on technology, you’ll also have access to useful information like date, time and an overview of your notifications when your phone is in sleep mode. Plus, Google has kept the convenient Now Playing feature, which detects any music playing in your surroundings, and shows the artist and song title at the base of your locked display.
2. Triple-lens Rear Camera System
Google has put photography front and center on the Pixel 6 Pro, with a rear camera setup comprising a 50MP wide lens, 48MP telephoto lens and a third 12MP ultra-wide lens. This sophisticated camera system will help you master everything from detailed closeups to stunning panoramas, thanks to 20x Super Res Zoom, and the 114-degree field of view.
There’s no shortage of exciting software to experiment with either. As well as all the intelligent photography modes you’d expect on a premium device – like Night Sight and Portrait Mode – there are a couple of new additions. For instance, Magic Eraser is a new setting that enables you to remove photobombers or unsightly objects in the background of your image, while Motion Mode captures movement without compromising the clarity of your subject in the foreground - for the perfect action shot. The editing suite has also had an upgrade, with Google Photos now allowing you to alter Portrait light and blur after the image has been taken.
3. Google Tensor
Brand new for the Pixel 6 series, Google Tensor is Google’s first custom-made chip and comes with the Titan M2 security core built in. Designed to deliver a seamless performance and handle advanced applications with ease, this processor also has a lower rate of power consumption than its predecessor. That mean you can take advantage of a 5G connection and multitask without worrying about draining your battery.
More specifically, it’s Google Tensor that makes new, intelligent settings like Motion Mode possible, as well as the most advanced speech recognition software ever released by Google. This improved ASR will enhance the accuracy of live captions on the Pixel 6 Pro and make Google Assistant more responsive to speech commands too.
4. Android 12
The release of the Pixel 6 series coincided with the launch of Android’s latest operating system, so the Pixel 6 Pro comes with Android 12 fully installed and ready to use from the moment you press the power button. One of the biggest changes you’ll notice with this upgrade is colour extraction – a feature that allows the OS to pull the key colours from your chosen wallpaper and use similar shades for the theme of your homepage.
But it’s not just aesthetics that have had a makeover, there are updates to functionality too. An updated version of new one-handed mode is available, which shrinks the display down to approximately half the size, so it’s more accessible in a limited range. Android 12 also sees the debut of Game Mode; this small dashboard gives players fast access to settings like do not disturb, as well as a YouTube Live button for streaming your progress.
5. Li-Po 5003 mAh Battery
When it comes to battery life, the 6 Pro doesn’t disappoint. With a Li-Po 5003 mAh battery on board, according to stats provided by Google, you can get up to 24 hours’ power from a single charge, or up to 48 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode. Powering up doesn’t take long either, fast charging can get you up to 50% charge in half an hour, and, if you prefer to avoid conventional cables, you can enjoy fast wireless charging with any Qi-certified wireless charging pad.
On top of this, Battery Share has been incorporated into the 6 Pro design, so you can charge up another Google smartphone (from the Pixel 5 and up) if your friend is running low, or your Pixel Buds are out of power.
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