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Google Pixel 6 Pro
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Pixel 6 Pro
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Great Design
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The latest Pixel phone from Google boasts a high-quality camera system arranged in a bar at the back.

Pros

Three-lens system is housed in a sleek bar configuration. Up to 50MP resolution on standard wide lens and 48MP telephoto with 4x optical zoom. Sensor captures 150 percent more light than previous generation. Offers tools for smart erase, motion blur, and portrait mode.

Cons

Ultrawide lens only 12MP. Some reviewers note noise artifacts, particularly in low light.

Best Bang for the Buck
Google Pixel 5
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Pixel 5
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Durable & Rugged
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The fairly priced Pixel 5 is a top choice for anyone who needs a particularly sturdy, reliable, and fast 5G phone.

Pros

Up to 48 hours of battery life. Wireless charging. Consistently speedy performance. Quality night photography. Google Assistant. Water and dust-resistant. Capable of ultra wide band and mmWave 5G.

Cons

Doesn't feel premium compared to competitors. Takes a while to fully charge.

Google Pixel 6
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Pixel 6
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Good Camera
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In our user testing we found the Pixel 6 ideal for users who want a nice camera phone for everyday photography.

Pros

5G-capable. Big, bright 6.4-inch screen with nimble 90 Hz refresh rate for smooth motion and scrolling. Camera system includes powerful night mode and built-in editing tools and impressed in our testing. Google-made Tensor chip provides fast power for browsing and apps.

Cons

Its size felt a little unwieldy to our tester, who was also concerned about cracking.

Google Pixel 4 XL
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Pixel 4 XL
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Customer Favorite
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High-definition camera, motion sensor technology, and lasting battery make this phone worth its price.

Pros

Features quick gestures, which let you skip songs, snooze alarms, and mute calls by swiping your hand. Comes with 64 GB of base storage. Takes great photos in low light and nighttime settings. Compatible with wireless charging.

Cons

Motion sensor function is not available in all countries.

HOW WE TESTED

After going through an intensive research process to narrow down our short list of top products in this space, we tested the Google Pixel 6 to be sure that it’s worthy of our recommendation. Guided by experts, we spend hours looking into the factors that matter and test to verify manufacturer claims.

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