It looks like Google has finally done it – it made phones that a lot of people want. Sadly, it’s not a phone that many can get. And no, it’s not because of the price, the $ 600 Pixel 6 and the $ 900 Pixel 6 Pro are well priced.
But being available in less than a dozen countries leaves out many potential buyers. The poll from last week shows that many are in this situation. Although considering how quickly the stock ran out, it might not have been possible to serve more markets.
Aside from the question of availability, 80% of the votes in the poll are positive. It’s much better than a typical Pixel launch – or most phone series, for that matter. We are working on a review of the Pixel 6 Pro, soon we will share our findings.
It is exactly the Pro model that seems to be the more desirable of the two. A big part of that is the telephoto camera – some reviewers report that they use it more than the ultra-wide camera. Of course, the main camera’s 50MP sensor natively supports 2x zoom and Google has spent years developing one of the best digital zoom algorithms. We will let you know how it works soon.
The Pro Phone also has a 120Hz LTPO display, but we didn’t see many objections to the 90Hz display on the Vanilla model. The Pro also has a slightly larger battery, although again that’s not a big deal.
Do you know what’s big? The phones. Even the Pixel 6 is quite large with its 6.4-inch flat screen and bezels that could have been thinner. If Google offered a smaller model, say 6.1 ”, the response from fans would have been even more positive.
It seems unlikely for this generation, so the best we can hope for now is for Google to sort out its sourcing issues and perhaps consider launching the Pixel 6 series in new markets.