Oct 28th, 2021

Now that you can actually purchase the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, you might be wondering why you would want to consider Google’s latest devices. There are a lot of reasons to consider, especially when you think about the fact that the Galaxy S22 is likely coming early next year. However, if you’re looking for a new Android phone to pick up now, here are five reasons why you should buy the Pixel 6.

Updated Camera hardware

It has been quite a long time (in smartphone years) since Google has truly upgraded the hardware on its Pixel lineup of devices. Instead, the company has continued to rely on its software prowess when it comes to image processing. Even last year’s Pixel 5 remains one of the best camera phones you can buy, despite outdated hardware and only featuring two rear camera sensors. But between the Pixel 6 and its dual-camera system, and the Pixel 6 with the same hardware plus a telephoto lens, this is the best camera phone that Google has ever released.

Software features

Speaking of its prowess in the software department, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have a lot more going on than just upgraded cameras. On-device search will make it super-fast to search for apps, settings, or anything else on your device. Voice typing has been vastly improved, and Live Translate makes it simple to have a conversation with someone in a different language. All of this is found atop Android 12 and Material You, which has been an absolute delight to use on the Pixel 5.

Better security

Keeping your information and devices secure is one of the most important things that we can do nowadays. Accounts are getting hacked and companies are being breached on a pretty-regular basis. But with the Pixel 6, many of those concerns can be put to rest thanks to the new Titan M2 security chip, Google’s commitment to five years of security updates, and the all-new Security Hub with Privacy Dashboard. Many of the software features are expected to arrive on older Pixel devices, but to get the most secure phone, you’ll want the Pixel 6.

Google Tensor

For the first time ever, Google has introduced and released a device using a custom in-house designed processor. Google Tensor and the Pixel 6 make for the first true “Google Phone”, giving the company more control over the hardware and software than its ever had. In many tasks, Tensor matches up quite nicely with the likes of the Snapdragon 888 found in pretty much every 2021 Android flagship phone. Hopefully, this is the start of a trend where Google just continues pushing the limits of the hardware and software with its own devices.

Faster Charging

It’s no secret that Samsung is the most popular Android phone maker in the U.S. and in many parts of the world. But for all of Samsung’s innovations and feature-stuffing, these phones are still limited when it comes to charging speeds. While the Pixel 6 doesn’t offer incredibly-fast charging speeds like the OnePlus 9 or Xiaomi’s latest phones, it’s still a step above the latest Samsung flagships. Not only can you enjoy up to 30W fast wired charging speeds, but when the Pixel Stand v2 arrives, you’ll also be able to enjoy up to 23W fast wireless charging.

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