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Here’s how the Pixel 6 compares to the Pixel 6 Pro

Here’s how the Pixel 6 compares to the Pixel 6 Pro

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The spec comparison you might be looking for while you shop

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There’s a lot that we already knew about the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro ahead of their debut at Google’s October 2021 event. Some of the key specs, including the Tensor processor and the camera details, were made publicly available by Google itself. But of course, we know a lot more now than we did before.

Check out my colleague Dan Seifert’s big hands-on with both phones right here. It dives into the design, features, and he talks about how this is a big moment both for Google to prove that its Tensor processor is as good as it claims to be and that it knows how to make flagship phones that people want.

If all that you’re curious about is raw specs, we’ve got that below. Given that the design differences between the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 are minor, we’re focused instead on what’s inside of them. There are just a couple of differences internally, but you deserve to know what they are. To be exhaustive, we’ve also compared them to other Pixel phones that you can easily buy these days, including the Pixel 5A and the Pixel 4A.

We’ll add more specs to this table should they become available.

Google Pixel 6 Pro and 6 specs compred

CategoryGoogle Pixel 6 ProGoogle Pixel 6Google Pixel 5AGoogle Pixel 4A
Starting price$899$599$449$349
Latest OS supportedAndroid 12Android 12Android 12Android 12
Display6.7 inches (1440p, 120Hz refresh rate) OLED6.4 inches (1080p, 90Hz refresh rate) OLED6.34 inches (1080p) OLED5.8 inches (1080p) OLED
Gorilla Glass versionVictusVictusGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorGoogle Tensor custom chipsetGoogle Tensor custom chipsetSnapdragon 765GSnapdragon 730G
RAM12GB8GB6GB6GB
Storage128, 256, 512GB128, 256GB128GB128GB
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G (includes mmWave)Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G (Verizon will release a special edition that supports mmWave)Wi-Fi, LTE and 5G (sub-6GHz), Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
UWB supportYesNoNoNo
PortsUSB-C charging port with 30W max recharge speedUSB-C charging port with 30W max recharge speedUSB-C port (18W max), headphone jackUSB-C port (18W max), headphone jack
Wireless chargingYesYesNoNo
Fingerprint sensor locationFrontFrontRearRear
IP ratingIP68IP68IP67N/A
CamerasRear: 50-megapixel main sensor (takes 12.5-megapixel pictures), 4x telephoto lens, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera (114-degree field of view) Front: 11.1-megapixel (94-degree field of view)Rear: 50-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera (114-degree field of view) Front: 8-megapixel (84-degree field of view)Rear: 12.2-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel ultrawide (118-degree FOV) Front: 8-megapixelRear: 12.2-megapixel main sensor Front: 8-megapixel
Battery capacity5004mAh4614mAh4680mAh3140mAh

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