What are the surprising results found by verifying the battery life of the 'Pixel 6' and 'Pixel 6 Pro'?

Google in 2021 October 28 (Thursday), we launched the 'Pixel 6 Pro' and 'Pixel 6' for the first time equipped with a smart phone, which is a SoC of their own development 'Tensor'. The Pixel 6 series equipped with Tensor has features such as high processing power that can be used in a wide range of scenes from daily tasks such as browsing to games , and camera performance such as a new function 'motion' that makes it easy to take moving pictures. , The life of the battery is of particular concern when using it in daily life. So, I tried to check the battery performance of the Pixel 6 series by actually using an application that tests the battery life or charging with a genuine Google charging adapter.

Google Pixel 6 All-new smartphone-Google store

Google Pixel 6 Pro State-of-the-art Pixel Camera-Google Store

You can read the article that confirms the appearance of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, benchmark measurement results, various functions and usability of the camera from the following.

'Pixel 6' 'Pixel 6 Pro' opening ceremony & photo review --GIGAZINE

I tried to verify 'Is Google Pixel 6 a model that should be upgraded from Pixel 5?' --GIGAZINE

Thorough verification of the ability of Google's soul SoC 'Tensor' by benchmark measurement of Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro actual machine, check the usability of 'Magic Eraser' and fingerprint authentication --GIGAZINE

A review of Google's use of the Pixel 6 Pro's camera, which it claims to be 'the most advanced in Pixel history'-GIGAZINE

·table of contents
◆ Check battery life with benchmark app
◆ Re-verify the battery's holding condition by dripping the image
◆ Is the charging speed '30W' of Pixel 6 really slow?

◆ Check battery life with benchmark app
First, I tried to verify the battery life of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with 'Work 3.0 battery life' of PCMark for Android Benchmark , a benchmark application made by UL Benchmarks. This benchmark measures the battery performance of your device by repeating load tests that perform routine tasks such as web browsing, text entry, and photo and video editing until the power level is 20% or less.

The following is a time-lapse shot while actually measuring the benchmark.

Verify battery life for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with benchmark app-YouTube

Place the Pixel 6 with a battery capacity of 4614mAh on the left and the Pixel 6 Pro with a battery capacity of 5003mAh on the right to start measurement. Both terminals have the maximum display brightness of 100% and the battery saver set to off.

Load tests such as text editing and photo display are looped endlessly.

The room was turned off on the way, but both of the automatic display brightness adjustment functions are turned off, so the survey results are not affected.

The battery level of Pixel 6 Pro fell below the specified value on the way, and the test ended first.

The result for the Pixel 6 Pro was '6 hours 7 minutes'.

After that, the Pixel 6 test continued ...

The Pixel 6 test was completed in just '8 hours'. Surprisingly, the Pixel 6 with a smaller battery capacity gave better test results.

The specs are almost the same for both terminals, and while the Pixel 6 Pro has a slightly larger battery capacity, the Pixel 6 may have a smaller display and less battery consumption, but the difference is as much as 2 hours. Was unexpected. The Pixel 6 display has a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a maximum of 120Hz, so as a result of displaying the benchmark test where the image changes rapidly, the Pixel 6 Pro consumed more power. It may be one of.

◆ Re-verify the battery's holding condition by dripping the image
In order to eliminate the possibility that there is a problem with the accuracy of the benchmark application and the possibility that the application and the Pixel 6 series are incompatible, play the news video distributed on YouTube with the same image quality and check how much the battery is depleted. I tried it. The terminal settings are the same as for the benchmark measurement described above.

The following is a graph of the transition of the remaining battery level during the test with an application called

Battery Mix. Before the start of the test (left), the battery level was 60%, but after playing the video for about 2 hours and 20 minutes (right), it decreased to 43%.

On the other hand, with Pixel 6 Pro, it decreased from 60% to 38%. There was a 5 point difference compared to the 43% remaining Pixel 6. In addition, the temperature of the terminal under test was 31 ° C at the maximum for the Pixel 6, but it changed at around 33 ° C for the Pixel 6 Pro, indicating that the Pixel 6 Pro also generates more heat.

From the above results, it was confirmed that the Pixel 6 Pro has a larger screen size and a higher maximum refresh rate than the Pixel 6, but the battery life is worse than the Pixel 6 when used with a heavy load. Therefore, if you are wondering which model to use, Pixel 6 is a better choice for those who value long-lasting battery life, and Pixel 6 Pro for those who want to enjoy games and videos on a large screen. ..

◆ Is the charging speed '30W' of Pixel 6 really slow?
Both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro support 30W fast charging, but this charging speed is

pointed out as 'slow' by overseas review sites. So, I tried to find out how long it would take to actually charge the Pixel 6 Pro that was exhausted in the battery test with a genuine Google charging adapter.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not come with a charging adapter, but the ' Google 30W USB-C Charger ' has been released as an accessory.

There are two contents, a usage guide and the main body.

The size of the main body is the same pocket size as a general charging adapter.

Use the charging cable that came with your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro by connecting it to a USB Type-C port.

USB PD 3.0 PPS compatible devices can be charged with a maximum of 30W. Of course, the Pixel 6 series can also be charged at 30W.

So, let's charge the Pixel 6 Pro with this charging adapter.

The result is below. It took 36 minutes to charge from 5% to 60%.

From 30% to 60%, the time required is just 20 minutes.

This charging speed is certainly slower than charging technology such as '100W Super Charge Turbo ' which can fully charge from 0% to 100% in 17 minutes, but I feel that it is within the allowable range because half can be charged in about 30 minutes. I did.

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