I use a lot of phones. We’re just past the middle of the year, and I’ve already gone through over 30 phones. I only have seven phone reviews scheduled for July (I’m writing the fourth review now), and while the majority of phones I use tend to be in the mid-range category, I’ve tried all the major phones released within the last 12 months.
This includes the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 13 Pro Max, Pixel 6 Pro, Find X5 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Realme GT 2 Pro. Of all the devices I’ve used this year, the Pixel 6 Pro in particular stands out.
Due to the hectic launch cycle at the beginning of the year, I could only use the Pixel 6 Pro for an extended period of time a couple of months ago. I’ve always loved Pixel devices for the versatility of their software and cameras, so I couldn’t wait to start using the Pixel 6 Pro.
What was immediately apparent after I switched to the Pixel 6 Pro as my daily driver was fluidity. All the pixels I’ve used up to this point have felt somewhat lacking in the interface of the device; They weren’t really measured against their competitors. But that wasn’t the case with the Pixel 6 Pro.
Thanks to a custom Tensor system and software optimization, the Pixel 6 Pro held its own against the best Android phones, and that’s true to this day. After a month and a half of use, I have no problems with the device.
There are two areas where the Pixel 6 Pro outperforms all other phones: software and cameras. Google’s software efforts with Material You make Android more fun to use, and I love the bright colors and redesigned widgets. Pixel-first features like Now Playing and Recorder are small additions, but they make a huge difference in everyday use.
There’s also something to be said for the fact that the Pixel 6 Pro doesn’t have bloatware — I can’t say the same for most flagships.
Then there are the cameras. The Pixel 6 Pro combines the magic of Google software, custom hardware, and cool new lenses that make the phone stand out so much.
The result is that the Pixel 6 Pro continues to take great photos. What it does better than any other phone is selfies of inanimate objects – These pictures were taken by Nothing phone (1) From the Pixel 6 Pro, they are on par with what I would get from the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.
All major ships take great pictures in any situation. The Pixel 6 Pro does it the first time, and it’s something I don’t get with any other phone.
The best part? The Pixel 6 Pro is now available for $699 (Opens in a new tab) $200 off the regular retail price. This makes it a downright bargain considering what you’ll get here. I love the Galaxy S22 Ultra almost as much, but until I count it It’s being sold for $839 (Opens in a new tab)It’s not enough to take off my Pixel 6 Pro.