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Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?

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Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« on: October 19, 2021, 10:12:24 PM »
The pro looks like a promising upgrade coming from the Note 10+.
My issue is the lack of customization the firmware has compared to Samsung. I use pop up view as well as one hand operation +, on a daily bases, which makes handling such a large phone single handed, a breeze.
I would also like to see where the performance and battery life hold.


Some other things worth mentioning that would be missed:
  • Separate App Sound, a very useful feature when driving.
  • Dual Messenger built in.
  • Face unlock.
  • Routines+.
  • Link to windows is better integrated.
  • Samsung Pay (it's advantage becoming less useful as the years go by).
  • Sound Assistant, useful for adjusting app specific volume.
  • S-Pen.
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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 11:17:59 PM »
Definitely has potential. Going to wait for Anandtech's review. If only Sprint/TMobile's promotion was actually straightforward.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2021, 12:04:15 AM »
It just seems to be too big of a phone. The pro is larger than the iPhone 13 pro max.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 12:05:10 AM »
On the other hand 5 years of software as opposed to 2 is a change in the industry.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2021, 12:07:31 AM »
It just seems to be too big of a phone. The pro is larger than the iPhone 13 pro max.
It's about the same size as the Note 10+

On the other hand 5 years of software as opposed to 2 is a change in the industry.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735485/google-pixel-6-three-years-android-updates-security-feature

(Samsung also has 3)
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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 12:10:01 AM »
It's about the same size as the Note 10+
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735485/google-pixel-6-three-years-android-updates-security-feature

(Samsung also has 3)
Fair enough.

My bad. 3 years of OS support and 5 years of security updates.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 12:17:53 AM »
Definitely has potential. Going to wait for Anandtech's review. If only Sprint/TMobile's promotion was actually straightforward.
alright lets see what we can do for you


https://www.anandtech.com/show/16939/google-announces-pixel-6-pixel-6-pro-the-new-real-flagship-pixels
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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 12:48:11 AM »
alright lets see what we can do for you


https://www.anandtech.com/show/16939/google-announces-pixel-6-pixel-6-pro-the-new-real-flagship-pixels
That's not the review. For other sites, that counts as a review. Not Anandtech. Their reviews are late, but much more thorough and methodical.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 02:23:00 AM »
It just seems to be too big of a phone. The pro is larger than the iPhone 13 pro max.
Narrower and taller than the 12 pro max. Works for me. Width for one handed operation is my only concern

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2021, 03:31:43 PM »
This actually looks really amazing. I really miss the pictures from my pixel 3xl, so I've been eyeing the Pixels lately. When do you think there will be good sales/increased trade in values?
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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2021, 03:42:55 PM »
This actually looks really amazing. I really miss the pictures from my pixel 3xl, so I've been eyeing the Pixels lately. When do you think there will be good sales/increased trade in values?
TMobile has best trade offer currently but unfortunately with bill credits

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2021, 03:56:23 PM »
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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2021, 04:16:28 PM »
TMobile has best trade offer currently but unfortunately with bill credits

Their best offer is only with Magenta Max.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2021, 04:21:20 PM »

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2021, 04:22:25 PM »
EU has free Bose 700 https://pixel-offers.com/headphones/en-GB
That looks like a scam. I never seen that around before.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2021, 04:49:40 PM »
That looks like a scam. I never seen that around before.
Looks legit to me
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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2021, 04:59:31 PM »
Looks legit to me
My bad. Only for UK residents

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2021, 11:07:18 PM »
Sprint also has trade in offers. $600/$900 and a Samsung S9 which you can get for $130 on ebay qualifies for the $900. But they still make it convoluted to get for existing users.

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2021, 02:57:33 PM »
The pro looks like a promising upgrade coming from the Note 10+.
My issue is the lack of customization the firmware has compared to Samsung. I use pop up view as well as one hand operation +, on a daily bases, which makes handling such a large phone single handed, a breeze.
I would also like to see where the performance and battery life hold.


Some other things worth mentioning that would be missed:
  • Separate App Sound, a very useful feature when driving.
  • Dual Messenger built in.
  • Face unlock.
  • Routines+.
  • Link to windows is better integrated.
  • Samsung Pay (it's advantage becoming less useful as the years go by).
  • Sound Assistant, useful for adjusting app specific volume.
  • S-Pen.

Scrolling screenshot is way better on Samsung

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Re: Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Yay or Nay?
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2021, 03:01:17 PM »
Scrolling screenshot is way better on Samsung
What makes it better than on the Pixel?
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