The Google Pixel 6 is a smartphone with a lot of quality, especially in photos. It does not benefit much from promotions since its launch, but today its price goes from 649 euros to 549 euros at several e-merchants.
If Google smartphones have always been good for one thing, it’s photography. The Pixel 6 is obviously excellent in this area and offers many practical features to use, such as erasing people in the background or deblurring moving faces. On the other hand, Google’s smartphones are very rarely on sale, but today the latest flagship from the Mountain View company is making an exception now that the next flagships have been unveiled at the recent Google IO.
What is the Google Pixel 6?
- A king of smartphone photography
- Full HD+ OLED display at 90Hz
- The Google Tensor chip for AI
Instead of 649 euros usually, the Google Pixel 6 with 128 GB of storage is now available on sale at only 549 euros at Boulanger and Darty.
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A great camera
The design has changed a lot from the Pixel 5, as evidenced by the huge strip crossing the back from left to right which houses the various photo sensors. There are two of these, with a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor on one side and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor (114°) on the other. This composition is not as complete as the Pro model, where we could regret the absence of a telephoto lens, but the result is already very good, especially with the help of the laser autofocus sensor, the flicker spectral sensor and optical image stabilization. It is even possible to personalize each image captured thanks to Google’s algorithms, which can notably erase people in the background or deblur moving faces.
This band that crosses the smartphone may not be very aesthetic, but it allows the Pixel 6 to be stable when it is placed on a table. In front, the bubble in the screen centered at the top accommodates an 8-megapixel selfie camera. And as for the screen itself, it has grown compared to the previous model, this time reaching 6.4 inches to definitively abandon the compact aspect. Too bad, but the panel is of good quality, since AMOLED in Full HD + at 90 Hz.
AI and Android 12 at the heart of the experience
With the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, this is the first time that the Mountain View company has decided not to integrate a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip into one of its smartphones. Indeed, the Californian company preferred to manage software and hardware at the same time by developing its own in-house chip: the Google Tensor. This processor emphasizes artificial intelligence to offer new features with Google services. We can cite instant translation in offline mode, for example, or the new possibilities allowed on the camera application.
Raw performance, on the other hand, is down on the benchmarks compared to an iPhone 13 Pro equipped with the A15 chip or a Xiaomi Mi 11 equipped with the Snapdragon 888, but that’s not why the Pixel 6 (with its 8 GB of RAM) has performance issues. We just feel a bad optimization in game, where some Play Store titles do not exceed 30 fps, but the overall user experience is perfectly fluid on a daily basis, and all the more pleasant to use with the new version Android 12 installed natively on the smartphone.
For battery life, the Pixel 6 expects all-day endurance with its 4,614mAh battery and 30W fast charging that takes the phone from 0-50% in 30 minutes, whether wired or wireless. thread.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our complete test on the Google Pixel 6.
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