[REVIEW] : Google Pixel buying guide: which one to choose in 2022
In this guide, we recommend the best Google Pixel mobiles you can buy, as well as the main features you should look into.
For several years, Google has wanted to gain its place in the mobile telephony market by offering its own terminals. They are called Google Pixel and the truth is that each model is much better than the previous one, which shows that the company is more and more involved in the good development of its mobiles.
For all the might of Google, the truth is that Pixels aren’t hugely popular with the general public, perhaps due to their limited availability outside of the US. However, this does not mean that they are not an excellent option among the most popular models, such as Xiaomi or Samsung.
To prove it to you, in this guide we give you several reasons why it is worth buying a Google Pixel. Later, we will select the best models that you can buy in 2022 and, finally, we will keep only one to facilitate your search.
Reasons to buy a Google Pixel
If you want a 100% Android experience, the best phone you can buy is a Google Pixel. Being a model developed by the same company in charge of Android, the Pixels are the first to receive all the updates of the operating system. It’s a pure Android experience, without the additions that other manufacturers usually include.
In these mobiles, the software works without problems and, in addition, they benefit from several years of updates. Don’t worry, they won’t be stale in a year or two. On the other hand, the Pixel operating system also knows how to make the most of seemingly less important details, such as the vibration motor, which is better and more used than in terminals of other brands.
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The design is another of the reasons why it is worth buying a Google Pixel, since the manufacturer always tends to bet on an iconic and distinctive aesthetic. Instead of looking at market trends, it takes risks by creating more innovative designs, like the Google Pixel 6 which we’ll talk about at length later.
Google phones can also boast of having good screens and being smooth regardless of the processor they are equipped with. What’s more, they also have in common the brilliance of their camera systems, which can boast of being among the best in the Android world.
The best Google Pixel phones
Google Pixel 6 Pro
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has everything a mobile phone needs to be considered the best Android on the market. The terminal maintains the touch of originality in the design, which draws attention to the black bar on the back which is responsible for housing the three cameras. The Pixel 6 Pro has a “premium” build quality, but you have to take into account before choosing it that it is a large device, with a thickness of 8.9 millimeters and a weight of 210 grams.
Up front, it mounts a 6.71-inch LTPO AMOLED display, Quad HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and curved Gorilla Glass Victus. As we told you in the analysis of the Google Pixel 6 Pro, it is an excellent quality screen, with excellent color rendering, viewing angles and extreme fluidity. This panel is where the fingerprint reader is located, which acts precisely.
The processor that brings it to life is the Google Tensor, everything stays at home. It’s a chip more than adequate for daily use, with enough power to perform any task and with good temperature management. It comes with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage in the standard version.
Finally, Google has found the right key and created a Google Pixel 6 Pro that can claim to be the best in history.
If you get this Pixel 6 Pro, not only will you get Android 12 news, but you will also opt for 3 years of system updates, i.e. you can try Android 15. to security updates, they will arrive at the terminal for 5 years.
The protagonist also stands out for its versatile and excellent quality photographic system. There are three cameras on the back: 50 MP main, 48 MP telephoto and 12 MP ultra-wide angle. Meanwhile, on the front, it has an 11.1 MP camera. On the other hand, the quality of the videos is also very good.
It is important to pay attention to the performance of the battery, which in this Pixel 6 Pro has a capacity of 5,003 mAh. If given relatively intense use, the autonomy will be around a day and a half. It supports 30W fast charging and 23W wireless charging, but the charger is not included.
In short, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is a good buy in terms of quality and price. If you want to know all the information about the terminal, we recommend that you read our review, there you will find even the smallest detail. Finally, it must be said that the Google Pixel 6 Pro has an original price of 899 euros in the 12 GB + 128 GB version that you can buy on Amazon and in the Google store (when available, not always).
The other great Google Pixel you can buy right now is the Google Pixel 6, an excellent smartphone that stands out for its affordability. Like its older sibling, this model stars in the biggest redesign of any phone the firm has released to date. Of course, it’s a bit more compact device than the Pixel 6 Pro, with a slightly lower weight and lower height. The aesthetics are the same, with this bar for the cameras that stands out at the back.
On the front, it has a 6.4-inch OLED display, Full HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus. In our experience, it’s a panel that offers very convincing results, with good viewing angles, maximum brightness and contrast. Like its brother, the fingerprint reader is located on the screen.
The Google Pixel 6 has a camera unmatched by other models of the same price.
Another detail they share is the processor, which is also the Google Tensor, offering performance at the level of the best. In this case, the standard version is 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, although this does not influence performance too much when it comes to applications. The software is Android 12, with 3 years of system updates and 5 years of security updates.
Pixel 6a: the leaked box, the design becomes clearer
While Apple has already launched iPhone SE 2022, Google and Android fans are waiting for the release of Pixel 6a. As a reminder, this will be the affordable version of the Pixel 6 for the mid-range segment. And its existence has already been almost confirmed by Google.
The Pixel 6a would have the same design as its premium version, with the same shape for the camera module. However, if we look closely at the image, we will notice a pill-shaped outline, inside which there are two photo sensors. Compared to the Pixel 6, the camera module of the Pixel 6a would nevertheless have fewer elements.
Otherwise, looking at this image, one can also wonder what the back of the Pixel 6a will be made of. Logically, this one should be plastic. But the image suggests that it could also be glass, unless Google has decided to use “glasstic” (plastic that shines like glass).
Unfortunately, the image is not of very good quality and because of this, it is difficult to comment on this, from this leak. Moreover, it should also be noted that many media prefer to treat the news with a certain skepticism. Indeed, the source of this image of the Pixel 6a box is a fairly recent site that has yet to prove itself.
Pixel 6a: presentation at the Google I/O conference?
When will the Pixel 6a be presented? We have reason to believe that the formalization of Google’s next mid-range device will take place during its Google I/O conference, which is scheduled for May 11 and 12.
This would make sense, since Google’s first mid-range device was presented at this conference (then the pandemic disrupted the firm’s schedule). Recently, moreover, we relayed a publication by youtuber Jon Prosser according to which the Pixel 6a will be unveiled at the I/O conference.
However, it also indicated that the device would not be marketed until July. But the fact that an image of the box leaked this week gives us hope that the device could finally hit the market sooner.