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

The 'Google Pixel 6 ' and ' Google Pixel 6 Pro ' that appeared on Thursday, October 28, 2021 are, so to speak, Google's serious smartphones equipped with Google's original SoC 'Tensor' for the first time. So, I checked how the Pixel 6 differs from the previous generation Pixel 5 that appeared in 2020 from both the appearance and internal specifications.

Google Pixel 6 All-new smartphone-Google store


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

Compare Pixel Phones and Specs-Google Store

In this article, we'll compare the Pixel 6 and Pixel 5. You can see how the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been checked for appearance and accessories in the following articles.

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

◆ Comparison of appearance
First, let's check the appearance. If you put Pixel 6 (width 74.8 mm x height 158.6 mm) on the left and Pixel 5 (width 71.1 mm x height 144.7 mm) on the right, it looks like this.

If you put the Pixel 5 on top of the Pixel 6 and look at it from above, you can see that the width is almost the same, but the Pixel 6 is longer in the vertical direction.

The basic design is the same, with a power button and volume button on the right side, and a USB Type-C port on the bottom ...

The presence or absence of the camera bar gives a very different impression.

The thickness of the main body is 8.9 mm for Pixel 6 and 8 mm for Pixel 5, which is not so different, but there is still a difference in the overhang of the camera bar.

The difference in body size also appears in the size of the screen. The Pixel 6 (left) has a display size of 6.4 inches, while the Pixel 5 has a display size of 6 inches. The numbers are not so different, but when you actually open the same page and compare it, there is a difference in the range that can be displayed.

However, it does not mean that it should be large. With the Pixel 5, my thumb manages to reach the top of the screen ...

Since the Pixel 6 was strict, it may affect usability such as 'whether you can operate the status bar while holding it with one hand' depending on the size of your hand.

The Pixel 6 weighed 205g in the previous article , while the Pixel 5 weighed 150g, almost three-quarters. From the above differences in appearance, if you are attracted to the 6.4-inch large screen, you can consider replacing it with the Pixel 6, while those who value compactness or who feel uncomfortable with the design of the camera bar are waiting. Updating to Pixel 5a seems to be a better option.

In addition, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro support Android's 'one-handed mode' function that opens the status bar by pulling the bottom of the screen as standard, so if you got 'Pixel 6 but after all If the screen is too big to use, you can use this function.

◆ Comparison of specifications
The following are the performances other than the appearance of the three models. Except for the fact that the Pixel 5 has a higher pixel count for the ultra-wide-angle camera, the overall hardware performance of the Pixel 6 series is higher than that of the Pixel 5.

Pixel 5 Pixel 6 Pixel 6 Pro
battery 4080mAh 4614mAh 5003mAh
memory 8GB 8GB 12GB
storage 128GB 128 / 256GB 128 / 256GB
Processor Snapdragon 765G Google Tensor Google Tensor
camera Wide-angle camera




Super wide-angle camera 16MP 12MP 12MP
Telephoto camera --- --- 48MP
Front camera 8MP 8MP 11.1MP

Even if it was said that 'Snapdragon 765G became Google Tensor', I could not pinpoint how much difference there was, so I actually measured the CPU performance of each model twice with the standard benchmark application Geekbench 5, and the score was high. I chose the results and compared them.

The result is below. From left to right, the Pixel 5 has a single core of '588' and the multi-core is '1354', the Pixel 6 has '1041' and '2833', the Pixel 6 Pro has '1027' and '2808', and the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 Then I found that the scores are almost doubled. For this reason, those who are feeling the limits of the Pixel 5's specs should upgrade to the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.

After that, we will thoroughly check the performance using benchmark software other than Geekbench 5, and review the accuracy of the fingerprint authentication system placed under the display and the usability of the photo correction function 'Magic Eraser'.

・ Continued
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

in Review,   Mobile,   Hardware, Posted by log1l_ks