Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: I held both. Here's what you need to know.

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    We got some hands-on time with the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Each has Google's new, custom-designed system on a chip, called Tensor. The long and the short of it is simple: Google's actually trying to make a real flagship phone this year. Will it be enough?

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What does Google need to do to make the Pixel 6 a success?

Vor Monat
david bradford
david bradford

Sell it as a midrange phone because that's what it is

Vor 23 Stunden
Language Teacher
Language Teacher

Remove that huge chunky bumper car camera section. I held onto my pixel 3 for all this year now I regret I should have bought the pixel 5 before this huge bump was added.

Vor 3 Tage
W. L.
W. L.

A headphone jack and charger.

Vor 4 Tage
1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon
1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon

Release it Globally

Vor 4 Tage
mehoprelivoda
mehoprelivoda

add 3.5mm jack and make it smaller

Vor 5 Tage
Ray Jenkins
Ray Jenkins

Google needs to ' reactivate ' their customer tech help phone numb.' It's real bummer to have an expensive top line phone but can't get someone on the phone to talk to about a customer problem.

Vor 5 Stunden
Ashante Dula
Ashante Dula

Does it have a headphone jack?

Vor 9 Stunden
Theaddekalk
Theaddekalk

as long as the do a flagship and a simple cheap phone im happy, the first oxiels were awseome and they were cheap

Vor 9 Stunden
CASMANWHAT
CASMANWHAT

You held it. I don't see you holding it now. Good day.

Vor 11 Stunden
WiseMan Inc
WiseMan Inc

Why do people always stress googles "years" of making mid range phones.... Pixel 4 was a 2019 flagship and the soli sensor was far ahead of it's time.

Vor 16 Stunden
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Droooooooooid 🤖👾

Vor 17 Stunden
Karthikeyan S
Karthikeyan S

Hey, can you now tell us what you have seen on Pixel 6/6 Pro video Vs the Iphone 13 Pro video and talk a little about that to know which one is expected to be the winner? Eagerly waiting for your video on this, as you held the new Pixels recently.

Vor 19 Stunden
Andre Mendes
Andre Mendes

Now they just have to sell it in more than 20 countries since there are 160+ countries in the world. How can they want to gain market with this strategy?!

Vor Tag
James Knott
James Knott

Who will make the Pixel 6? I have owned a Nexus 1, Nexus 5 and currently Pixel 2. The N1 & P2 are both good solid phones, but the N5 felt like cheap junk. Also, the microphone connection failed, so I had to use a Bluetooth ear piece, just to use the phone and the battery failed far too soon The N1 & P2 were made by HTC and the N5 by LG. Based on my experience with the Nexus 5 and also a computer monitor, I won't be buying other LG products. Also, does it include the 5G millimetre wave bands?

Vor Tag
Eli Porter
Eli Porter

As soon as I decide to get an iPhone, Google decides to make a premium phone. I guess I can wait until the Pixel 6 is announced to see which phone would be better.

Vor Tag
Gianluca
Gianluca

G**gle knows too much already no way they’ll enter my life

Vor Tag
Meggin Anderson
Meggin Anderson

How does it compare to the Samsung ultra s21?

Vor 2 Tage
pleappleappleap
pleappleappleap

How about the Pixel Fold?

Vor 2 Tage
The Owl Bard
The Owl Bard

Excited for this phone. . . until I realized that it's probably going to be a 1000 bucks. I think I can really only drop 500-600 comfortably but i'll have to wait for the pricing to drop before I make any final decisions. Always loved Pixel over other smartphones because they were able to offer so much for the money. Glad they're trying new things but may need to wait for this one.

Vor 2 Tage
Cody Lanier
Cody Lanier

My "mid range" pixel has performed better than any flagship I've ever owned. I'm not okay with this Price increase based on slapping the label "flagship" on this new phone.

Vor 2 Tage
doc B
doc B

i think these phones are a bit stupid. the smallest one is 6.4" and the larger is 6.7? 1.too close in size. 2. That's too damn big. They should have done one normal 6" phone with polycarbonate backs like S21 base model and then made the 6.7 the pro with glass etc. I am not paying $1000+ for a 6.4" that doesn't have all the features of the Pro.

Vor 2 Tage
James Botsch
James Botsch

Made in china! Don't buy!

Vor 3 Tage
jags
jags

Verge be like Google event: new processor Don't get too excited Apple event: new processor, this is game changer Verge is always Apple fan.

Vor 3 Tage
Raquel Foster
Raquel Foster

Google doesn't need better hardware. They need to make Android less awful. I've had a Nexus 4, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 4a. Android is getting worse — and Apple has stopped being so aggressive about breaking Google Maps/Calendar/Contacts and Chrome on iOS. Even Android Auto has gotten worse, and that's the #1 thing I actually need my phone for. It used to let you navigate to places on today's calendar events. It used to be a lot better than Apple CarPlay. But now CarPlay is better. CarPlay works fine with Google Maps, and it has a really nice split view with Spotify. The only thing that's better on my Google phone is the swype keyboard, and I can get the Google keyboard on iOS. So I guess an iPhone is the best Google phone. I mean, Face ID is stupid, but I'd rather have a $350 iPhone SE than any Android phone.

Vor 3 Tage
cus
cus

Huge mistake not having a reasonably sized pro version. Even the smaller 6.4 inch is way too big for me personally. I was super hyped for the pixel line up this year but having no smaller option killed it for me. Probably gonna trade in my s21 towards an iphone 13 pro now they it has 120 hz. There's a reason apple continues to have a 6.1 inch version of their pro line and has even made the normal version the same size.

Vor 3 Tage
jason beedle
jason beedle

We all know the camera quality will be amazing but I really hope they get the video side of it right this time round.

Vor 3 Tage
Roel Arevalo
Roel Arevalo

I own a pixel 4 LX, I like it a lot, however it overheats when I'm playing online games like Ingress Prime, an augmented reality mobile game. I wish google would be smart enough to instead of using a glass back it would use an aluminum back to act as a heatsink to keep the phone cooler.

Vor 3 Tage
Tanbir Nr
Tanbir Nr

But Googles marketing is very bad...they don't sell it to every major countries & the price were higher than US

Vor 3 Tage
D K
D K

Just make it available in India, and for god sake price it right! Been holding off from Pixel Land since the 2! Hopefully not anymore. 🤞

Vor 4 Tage
Renbits
Renbits

very interesting that the salesman wants the customer to be excited for the product? 🙄

Vor 4 Tage
faisal 97
faisal 97

if this is around the price of iphone. people will compare to iphone. android environment is already better than ios. it just needs to do better on camera soln. lets see

Vor 4 Tage
Gino Walter
Gino Walter

No one can challenge Samsung as long as all the parts in there phone are made by Samsung

Vor 4 Tage
1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon
1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon

Release it globally at lower price and every phone company will quack these very seconds

Vor 4 Tage
Andrew Jardine
Andrew Jardine

Any idea of cost, or chances of black Friday deal? I'm still rocking the pixel 2 and been waiting for a big upgrade.

Vor 5 Tage
Rand-San
Rand-San

The phone better feel faster. Their currently using like 99% of the processing power to spy on us. /s

Vor 5 Tage
Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan

I wonder as a passing observer and a life long HTC Fan, is this commitment to stepping up their game have anything to do with all the HTC talent they brought over two years ago? If it does then I'm in.

Vor 5 Tage
Siddhesh Abnave
Siddhesh Abnave

Pixel 2 was awesome and all tension is on tensor SoC 😅 noice

Vor 5 Tage
Miguel Afonso
Miguel Afonso

Most brands: embargo. Google: say what you want, but no phone to show

Vor 5 Tage
Morning Blues
Morning Blues

Many would probably shift from iphone to googlepixel if google only knows how to market their product. First, expand google stores to more countries.

Vor 5 Tage
Andrew David
Andrew David

if pixel video is comparable or better than Iphone I will switch in a heartbeat

Vor 5 Tage
G K
G K

Who is making this phone? LG?

Vor 5 Tage
PJ
PJ

Who's here watching from the flagship Pixel 2XL

Vor 5 Tage
PorschePal79
PorschePal79

It's coming out October 23rd. Google hid the release date on the display preview for the Fitbit Charge 5. The Fitbit Charge 5 ships late September not October.

Vor 6 Tage
Bogdan Ignat
Bogdan Ignat

They will fail if they're priced equally or higher than Samsung's prices

Vor 6 Tage
Frankie Bloodshed
Frankie Bloodshed

I wonder how the battery is gonna compare to the Pixel 5A

Vor 6 Tage
Shayna Richardson
Shayna Richardson

I couldn't figure out why he called them mid range phones until he said that the in screen thumb print was a "PreMiUM fEatUrE". Ew. That's literally my least favorite part of this.

Vor 6 Tage
Fernando A. Torres
Fernando A. Torres

Watching this on my Pixel 3, something i love about this pixel is the double sensor front camera (wide and ultrawide)

Vor 6 Tage
Vishaal Khairnar
Vishaal Khairnar

Google atleast put 6500mah battery...

Vor 6 Tage
tucanphos
tucanphos

REAR FINGERPRINT SENSORS. SCRAP THE IN-DISPLAY

Vor 6 Tage
Welco
Welco

Google is pure evil, the presenter a Corpo drone

Vor 7 Tage
Rusty James
Rusty James

You talked about everything accept that which I actually care about. Audio. I'm still on the pixel 2 XL mainly because I love the front facing duel speakers. My p2 still sounds good, but better is always better. I do know that I'll never be able to go back to or switch to a non front facing duel speaker system. So what's the deal???

Vor 7 Tage
Noob Noob
Noob Noob

It's fugly.

Vor 7 Tage
Joeri Thienpont
Joeri Thienpont

1000 for a phone is just ridiculous.

Vor 7 Tage
Pedro Freitas
Pedro Freitas

"today's announcement " is an ad, a paid ad!

Vor 7 Tage
ray forster
ray forster

Hiya. I've stumbled across this video. I will subscribe after commenting.. Man, honest to god I was all set to buy the pixel 5 on its release (I had the pixel 3 before that) but I decided not to in the end. I had a gut feeling that better things by Google were on the way? That 12.2 meg camera, I felt that it was at the end of its days. I'm glad I waited. I'm currently on a Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC phone (I call it my bridging device, but it's actually not that bad a phone) and I'm definitely gonna get that Google pixel 6 pro when it is released 👍🏻

Vor 7 Tage
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes

He says his played around with the pixel 6 and pixel 6 Pro phones then he shows us the pixel 5 what's a liar

Vor 7 Tage
Krishnan Sriram
Krishnan Sriram

Pixel phone had 3 issues in the past and that kept haunting them time & again, apart from few other minor issues 1. Battery - This has never been Pixel's strength. You can argue Pixel 5 & 5a are good. But they are sub-par in contemporary market 2. BT - Bluetooth connectivity has been the worst. Few get lucky and all is good for them, rest all got pissed and eventually moved out of Pixel market 3. Audio - This has been a weird game and has been on & off Minor issues include - Over-sold AI features, s/w support (compared to Apple), Camera improvements, terrible, terrible Pixel buds and all the trolls Google does on Apple and mimick them there-after Challenge Now, Pixel not only need to fix all of the above, they have a newer problem. They are going with their on SoC. Fingers crossed. "Google promises One day battery life". That's already SCARY enough!! Most of the Android competitors have already stepped into 1.5, 2 days. If Google can''t beat them, Pixel6 will be a repeat of Pixel4. Unless Pixel fixes all of above, it will remain as an interesting player in market. It can certainly be a darling for geeks. Rest all will pass on it and choose Samsung, Motorola, 1+, Xiomi, Vivo,....... Even my hope needs a hope when it comes to pixel. Burnt myself 4 times, so far. I'll not buy Pixel until the holiday season. By then the verdict will be out.

Vor 7 Tage
Irandi Hernandez
Irandi Hernandez

WHY do they insist on putting glossy finishes on their premium handsets? We always ask for matte finishes in the end anyway.

Vor 8 Tage
Warren-Klyph
Warren-Klyph

And here I am still using my Pixel 2.

Vor 8 Tage
Vlad Kollerov
Vlad Kollerov

Google always was bad in hardware, they always has worst engineering, and they very often abandoning their projects. Even if they were promising, but they need just a little bit effort. So I would never trust Google. I prefer phones with real great cameras, like Samsung S21 Ultra or Huaway P50.

Vor 8 Tage
Catchthehare
Catchthehare

Every Pixel phone I've had needed to be replaced within 2 years. Always a critical failure with the speakers, battery or cameras, until the last round I just replaced the camera myself. I was also surprised how my Google news feed stories were also magically aligned to real life conversations I was having a few days prior... then the penny dropped. It listens to everything. I tried to love these phones for 6 years, but it's a hard pass from here on in.

Vor 9 Tage
TimBo
TimBo

Pixel 3's are bricking unexpectedly and all Google has to say as they are aware of it and have nothing else to share? What if all the Pixel 6's brick a year after you buy it when the warranty is over? I guess Google would have nothing else to share.

Vor 9 Tage
Christine E. Springer
Christine E. Springer

Hope they keep the call screen! That is the best feature, IMO.

Vor 10 Tage
blurryperson
blurryperson

I think going for flagship is a mistake. When they did it with the nexus it didn't work so well

Vor 10 Tage
Pixel KING
Pixel KING

I'm so exited I have watched the commerical like 7 times , since they dropped it last night at 9PM CST

Vor 10 Tage
nope jones
nope jones

didn't they do that with the 1,2 and 3? so google lied to me?

Vor 10 Tage
That Dude
That Dude

Cant wait to upgrade from my 4xl

Vor 10 Tage
Not Name
Not Name

hard to slip into front pocket....stupid

Vor 10 Tage
Mike Dohn
Mike Dohn

Why does Google allow iOS apps for YouTube and Google maps? I think if Google stopped it on iOS, it might make people go to android.

Vor 11 Tage
Noir_The_Underdog.
Noir_The_Underdog.

I've been saying this for years and I'm glad google is finally changing. I've been here since P2 and it's probably their best phone tbh, but I have not been impressed by ANYTHING that's been coming out. I skipped P3 and got the P4 and it's decent but it just didn't compare to the Samsung S21 at the time. I was very close to switching teams but the announcement of P6 got me excited. I'm so ready for it to come out.

Vor 11 Tage
M D
M D

Horrible review

Vor 11 Tage
NZ RADCORE
NZ RADCORE

Question: do in screen fingerprint sensors still work if you have a screen cover?

Vor 11 Tage
ANUBIS PHARAOH
ANUBIS PHARAOH

If they only have one storage option (128gb), they are doomed to fail. Samsung and Apple at least gives you options. I am waiting to see. With the exception of lesser quality photos, the One Plus has been a better buy then Pixel, however One Plus is now charging premium prices, and with subpar photos compared to Samsung and Apple, is where they loose out. Also, One Plus used to update software extremely fast, now they are starting to update slowly. This is one reason Apple is the most purchased phone. Android phones want to make too much profit off their phones. They have to realize they are not Apple. I phones have great resale value, and Android phones have terrible resale value. If you are charging I phone prices, at least have an equivalent phone. Apple also leads due to service, Apple stores are a great resource. If Google wants to be successful, give equivalent specs as an I phone, but sell for less. Instead of trying to make 800% profit off your phones, try doing 200% profit, and price the competition out of the market. Look at LG, they had some good phones, but they wanted to sell them for the same price as Samsung flagships and iPhones, now they are no more.

Vor 11 Tage
ANUBIS PHARAOH
ANUBIS PHARAOH

What storage options?

Vor 11 Tage
ANUBIS PHARAOH
ANUBIS PHARAOH

More storage options. 128 GB is not enough. They need to have 256GB and 512gb options. Stereo speakers. Bring back expandable storage, only can get it with Sony now. If Sony had a brighter screen I would upgrade to it. Everything else on the Sony phone is nice. Why are all the phone companies forcing us to store our information in the clouds. Give us expandable memory and more storage.

Vor 11 Tage
S Houth
S Houth

I’m actually excited for this! Tired of owning an iPhone. Samsung phones are bloatware heavy.

Vor 11 Tage
stereomois
stereomois

Last time I got a phone really considered getting an iPhone before settling on the Pixel 3a. Not the fastest but takes pretty good pics. Bloatware is horrible, another reason why I like the pixel phone.

Vor 10 Tage
Jesse Jenkins
Jesse Jenkins

This is gonna be Ryan Geiss' baby. The guy that brought you winamp visuals 20yrs ago works on this stuff at Google. Super stoked

Vor 12 Tage
James James
James James

What the hell are you talking about

Vor 11 Tage
hvip4
hvip4

It better have some sweet haptic feedback

Vor 12 Tage
mikeo111
mikeo111

Back end looks kinda like a nexus 6p

Vor 12 Tage
Renard Thatch
Renard Thatch

Wonder if bricking all their Pixel 3XLs via software update an refusing to fix them will affect their pixel 6 sales in anyway

Vor 12 Tage
stereomois
stereomois

pixel 3XL has scheduled security updates until October 2022, so if they use that tactic it may be for the pixel 7.

Vor 10 Tage
Adam Halsall
Adam Halsall

Is no-one else bothered by the fact that the phone has built in fingerprint scanning in its screen?

Vor 12 Tage
Stan Smith
Stan Smith

Why do they spend so much time and extra money on things like glass backs and color, All phones I have had in the past and most I see every day in the wiled are placed inside some form of phone case? I have not seen the back or sides of my Pixel 3a xl 5 times in the 2 years I have owned it. I had a nexus 4 (I think it was) with the glass back, and I hated it. Kept falling off my leg wile sitting, so I bought a case for it., the fancy glass back never saw the light of day again until I had to replace it because it broke. Waste of time and money for something I never saw.

Vor 12 Tage
Shane Murphy
Shane Murphy

you should not get hyped for any phone. I buy all of my phones one model year later and at a steep discount. I also purchase used.

Vor 13 Tage
stereomois
stereomois

I bought my pixel 3a new, but waited about 8 months and got it fairly cheap

Vor 10 Tage
Anderson Sampaio
Anderson Sampaio

Pixels the best Android experience for me 🥰🥰

Vor 13 Tage
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Glad I got the Pixel 5 while I could ^^ The pixel 6 will have better specs I guess, but I prefer the compact size, and the camera on the Pixel 6 back looks awful.

Vor 14 Tage
J Kaufman
J Kaufman

If that's what the camera "bump" (aka mountain) is going to look like, then I'm out.

Vor 14 Tage
Egghead
Egghead

HECK!

Vor 14 Tage
Suhas BN
Suhas BN

The issue with pixel is the hardware reliability. Charging ports stop working. Power button malfunctioning. The software as usual is amazing!

Vor 14 Tage
otmane Minibixx
otmane Minibixx

I love the pixel, or rather i loved the pixel (it's still my phone now), but the issues with battery drain will probably make me move away from the brand, don't care how great the reviews are, if the battery issues aren't fixed I'm switching back to Samsung or apple

Vor 14 Tage
Max Meyer
Max Meyer

Hey so I just rewatched the Mitchells vs. The Machines yesterday and...

Vor 14 Tage
Gary Owen
Gary Owen

When and where will the Pixel 6 be sold???

Vor 14 Tage
4amsolo
4amsolo

The emperor's new clothes, oh, its so new & improved ....ffs

Vor 15 Tage
A3eem
A3eem

If it doesn’t have the button on the back then it is a fail

Vor 15 Tage
Eric Wells
Eric Wells

a very interesting device for sure and will be interested to see the prices once they roll them out. for now, still gonna stick with my Google Pixel 5a 5G since I just upgraded the device from an older LG device I was using

Vor 15 Tage
Al Pat
Al Pat

Google is trying to fight it out with Apple. Why? The Pixels were very good for the price. Now they are doubling the price. Will the buyers go for it? Only if the hardware is crazy good, much better than Apples.

Vor 15 Tage
Pavel Pavlov
Pavel Pavlov

Boring pixel ... where are the engineers....

Vor 15 Tage
Chris Barry
Chris Barry

They are going in the wrong direction. Pixels were best when they were cheap. I'm forced to keep my pixel 3 because it still is the peak value of the pixel line

Vor 15 Tage
R B
R B

Actually the 4 is

Vor 15 Tage
John Wei
John Wei

The best phone out there. What does out there mean ?

Vor 15 Tage
bee hive
bee hive

Any news on Google doing a folding phone?

Vor 15 Tage
Reality Prince
Reality Prince

4K - 30fps. Nop its not going to be competing for the number 1 or even the number 2 spot. Sad.

Vor 16 Tage
Lavender Gilly
Lavender Gilly

Physical durability. I've never had a phone stay healthy for 5 years, which is how long this one will be supported, right? All I ask is that it's durable. lol

Vor 16 Tage
FireCookie15
FireCookie15

Google Pixel 6 599-699, Google Pixel 6 Pro 899-999. This is not true but it is my prediction.

Vor 17 Tage
Zain Z
Zain Z

heh ! Gaaaaaaayyyyyeeeee

Vor 18 Tage
Brian Fetz
Brian Fetz

I still won’t buy it…the iPhone 13 will overshadow it…more than likely!!

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