Hot on the heels of Apple’s latest iPhone release, iPhone 13, Google has unveiled the full features of the Google Pixel 6 ($999) and Pixel 6 Pro ($1299), which comes in colours Stormy Black, Kinda Coral and Sorta Seafoam.
The phones are available for pre-order now or from the Google Store, Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Optus, Vodafone, Harvey Norman and Officeworks from October 28.
But how exactly does the Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro 6 differ to the Pixel 5? While they both have a heap of upgraded and new features, we’ve picked out four of what we consider to be the best, with the last being a must-have for travellers.
Better Camera and Photo Features
First up is the camera, which Google Pixel phones are known for. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro now captures up to 150% more light, compared to Pixel 5, giving your photos more vivid colour and greater accuracy. New photo features include Face Unblur, which helps to clearly capture faces even in the toughest conditions, Motion Mode, which captures action shots and long-exposures and Magic Eraser, which makes distractions in your photos disappear. Pixel 6 Pro’s lenses also include a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and an ultrawide front camera with 94 degree field of view for those group selfies you’ll no doubt be taking.
Better Battery Life
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have an all-day adaptive battery said to last longer than 24 hours, even on 5G. It’s also said to reach up to 50% charge in just 30 minutes.
Uses Google Tensor
The first processor designed by Google and custom-made for Pixel, Google Tensor helps make the Pixel and Pixel 6 Pro the smartest and fastest Pixel phone yet – 80% faster than Pixel 5. Google says Pixel 6 runs smoother, apps launch faster and gaming is more responsive. The processor also helps to save the phone’s power.
Features Live Translate
Live Translate is one of the many AI features powered by the new Tensor chip. The feature translates text as you type. Basically, the device can convert what you’re writing into other languages, including English, French, German, Italian and Japanese, almost instantaneously. The phone can detect text in a chat app like WhatsApp or Snapchat and, if it’s in a different language to your own, will offer a translation.