Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: I held both. Here's what you need to know.

We got some hands-on time with the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Each has Google's new, custom-designed system on a chip, called Tensor. The long and the short of it is simple: Google's actually trying to make a real flagship phone this year. Will it be enough?

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  1. The Verge

    The Verge


    What does Google need to do to make the Pixel 6 a success?

    • david bradford

      david bradford


      Sell it as a midrange phone because that's what it is

    • Language Teacher

      Language Teacher

      3 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Remove that huge chunky bumper car camera section. I held onto my pixel 3 for all this year now I regret I should have bought the pixel 5 before this huge bump was added.

    • W. L.

      W. L.

      4 दिवसांपूर्वी

      A headphone jack and charger.

    • 1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon

      1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon

      5 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Release it Globally

    • mehoprelivoda


      5 दिवसांपूर्वी

      add 3.5mm jack and make it smaller

  2. Ray Jenkins

    Ray Jenkins

    7 तासांपूर्वी

    Google needs to ' reactivate ' their customer tech help phone numb.' It's real bummer to have an expensive top line phone but can't get someone on the phone to talk to about a customer problem.

  3. Ashante Dula

    Ashante Dula

    11 तासांपूर्वी

    Does it have a headphone jack?

  4. Theaddekalk


    11 तासांपूर्वी

    as long as the do a flagship and a simple cheap phone im happy, the first oxiels were awseome and they were cheap



    13 तासांपूर्वी

    You held it. I don't see you holding it now. Good day.

  6. WiseMan Inc

    WiseMan Inc

    19 तासांपूर्वी

    Why do people always stress googles "years" of making mid range phones.... Pixel 4 was a 2019 flagship and the soli sensor was far ahead of it's time.

  7. Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

    19 तासांपूर्वी

    Droooooooooid 🤖👾

  8. Karthikeyan S

    Karthikeyan S

    21 तासापूर्वी

    Hey, can you now tell us what you have seen on Pixel 6/6 Pro video Vs the Iphone 13 Pro video and talk a little about that to know which one is expected to be the winner? Eagerly waiting for your video on this, as you held the new Pixels recently.

  9. Andre Mendes

    Andre Mendes


    Now they just have to sell it in more than 20 countries since there are 160+ countries in the world. How can they want to gain market with this strategy?!

  10. James Knott

    James Knott


    Who will make the Pixel 6? I have owned a Nexus 1, Nexus 5 and currently Pixel 2. The N1 & P2 are both good solid phones, but the N5 felt like cheap junk. Also, the microphone connection failed, so I had to use a Bluetooth ear piece, just to use the phone and the battery failed far too soon The N1 & P2 were made by HTC and the N5 by LG. Based on my experience with the Nexus 5 and also a computer monitor, I won't be buying other LG products. Also, does it include the 5G millimetre wave bands?

  11. Eli Porter

    Eli Porter


    As soon as I decide to get an iPhone, Google decides to make a premium phone. I guess I can wait until the Pixel 6 is announced to see which phone would be better.

  12. Gianluca


    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    G**gle knows too much already no way they’ll enter my life

  13. Meggin Anderson

    Meggin Anderson

    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    How does it compare to the Samsung ultra s21?

  14. pleappleappleap


    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    How about the Pixel Fold?

  15. The Owl Bard

    The Owl Bard

    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Excited for this phone. . . until I realized that it's probably going to be a 1000 bucks. I think I can really only drop 500-600 comfortably but i'll have to wait for the pricing to drop before I make any final decisions. Always loved Pixel over other smartphones because they were able to offer so much for the money. Glad they're trying new things but may need to wait for this one.

  16. Cody Lanier

    Cody Lanier

    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    My "mid range" pixel has performed better than any flagship I've ever owned. I'm not okay with this Price increase based on slapping the label "flagship" on this new phone.

  17. doc B

    doc B

    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    i think these phones are a bit stupid. the smallest one is 6.4" and the larger is 6.7? 1.too close in size. 2. That's too damn big. They should have done one normal 6" phone with polycarbonate backs like S21 base model and then made the 6.7 the pro with glass etc. I am not paying $1000+ for a 6.4" that doesn't have all the features of the Pro.

  18. James Botsch

    James Botsch

    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Made in china! Don't buy!

  19. jags


    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Verge be like Google event: new processor Don't get too excited Apple event: new processor, this is game changer Verge is always Apple fan.

  20. Raquel Foster

    Raquel Foster

    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Google doesn't need better hardware. They need to make Android less awful. I've had a Nexus 4, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 4a. Android is getting worse - and Apple has stopped being so aggressive about breaking Google Maps/Calendar/Contacts and Chrome on iOS. Even Android Auto has gotten worse, and that's the #1 thing I actually need my phone for. It used to let you navigate to places on today's calendar events. It used to be a lot better than Apple CarPlay. But now CarPlay is better. CarPlay works fine with Google Maps, and it has a really nice split view with Spotify. The only thing that's better on my Google phone is the swype keyboard, and I can get the Google keyboard on iOS. So I guess an iPhone is the best Google phone. I mean, Face ID is stupid, but I'd rather have a $350 iPhone SE than any Android phone.

  21. cus


    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Huge mistake not having a reasonably sized pro version. Even the smaller 6.4 inch is way too big for me personally. I was super hyped for the pixel line up this year but having no smaller option killed it for me. Probably gonna trade in my s21 towards an iphone 13 pro now they it has 120 hz. There's a reason apple continues to have a 6.1 inch version of their pro line and has even made the normal version the same size.

  22. jason beedle

    jason beedle

    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    We all know the camera quality will be amazing but I really hope they get the video side of it right this time round.

  23. Roel Arevalo

    Roel Arevalo

    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I own a pixel 4 LX, I like it a lot, however it overheats when I'm playing online games like Ingress Prime, an augmented reality mobile game. I wish google would be smart enough to instead of using a glass back it would use an aluminum back to act as a heatsink to keep the phone cooler.

  24. Tanbir Nr

    Tanbir Nr

    3 दिवसांपूर्वी

    But Googles marketing is very bad...they don't sell it to every major countries & the price were higher than US

  25. D K

    D K

    4 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Just make it available in India, and for god sake price it right! Been holding off from Pixel Land since the 2! Hopefully not anymore. 🤞

  26. Renbits


    4 दिवसांपूर्वी

    very interesting that the salesman wants the customer to be excited for the product? 🙄

  27. faisal 97

    faisal 97

    4 दिवसांपूर्वी

    if this is around the price of iphone. people will compare to iphone. android environment is already better than ios. it just needs to do better on camera soln. lets see

  28. Gino Walter

    Gino Walter

    4 दिवसांपूर्वी

    No one can challenge Samsung as long as all the parts in there phone are made by Samsung

  29. 1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon

    1B_Vincent Renzo Quilon

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Release it globally at lower price and every phone company will quack these very seconds

  30. Andrew Jardine

    Andrew Jardine

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Any idea of cost, or chances of black Friday deal? I'm still rocking the pixel 2 and been waiting for a big upgrade.

  31. Rand-San


    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The phone better feel faster. Their currently using like 99% of the processing power to spy on us. /s

  32. Robert Sullivan

    Robert Sullivan

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I wonder as a passing observer and a life long HTC Fan, is this commitment to stepping up their game have anything to do with all the HTC talent they brought over two years ago? If it does then I'm in.

  33. Siddhesh Abnave

    Siddhesh Abnave

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Pixel 2 was awesome and all tension is on tensor SoC 😅 noice

  34. Miguel Afonso

    Miguel Afonso

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Most brands: embargo. Google: say what you want, but no phone to show

  35. Morning Blues

    Morning Blues

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Many would probably shift from iphone to googlepixel if google only knows how to market their product. First, expand google stores to more countries.

  36. Andrew David

    Andrew David

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    if pixel video is comparable or better than Iphone I will switch in a heartbeat

  37. G K

    G K

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Who is making this phone? LG?

  38. PJ


    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Who's here watching from the flagship Pixel 2XL

  39. PorschePal79


    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    It's coming out October 23rd. Google hid the release date on the display preview for the Fitbit Charge 5. The Fitbit Charge 5 ships late September not October.

  40. Bogdan Ignat

    Bogdan Ignat

    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    They will fail if they're priced equally or higher than Samsung's prices

  41. Frankie Bloodshed

    Frankie Bloodshed

    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I wonder how the battery is gonna compare to the Pixel 5A

  42. Shayna Richardson

    Shayna Richardson

    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I couldn't figure out why he called them mid range phones until he said that the in screen thumb print was a "PreMiUM fEatUrE". Ew. That's literally my least favorite part of this.

  43. Fernando A. Torres

    Fernando A. Torres

    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Watching this on my Pixel 3, something i love about this pixel is the double sensor front camera (wide and ultrawide)

  44. Vishaal Khairnar

    Vishaal Khairnar

    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Google atleast put 6500mah battery...

  45. tucanphos


    6 दिवसांपूर्वी


  46. Welco


    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Google is pure evil, the presenter a Corpo drone

  47. Rusty James

    Rusty James

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    You talked about everything accept that which I actually care about. Audio. I'm still on the pixel 2 XL mainly because I love the front facing duel speakers. My p2 still sounds good, but better is always better. I do know that I'll never be able to go back to or switch to a non front facing duel speaker system. So what's the deal???

  48. Noob Noob

    Noob Noob

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    It's fugly.

  49. Joeri Thienpont

    Joeri Thienpont

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    1000 for a phone is just ridiculous.

  50. Pedro Freitas

    Pedro Freitas

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    "today's announcement " is an ad, a paid ad!

  51. ray forster

    ray forster

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Hiya. I've stumbled across this video. I will subscribe after commenting.. Man, honest to god I was all set to buy the pixel 5 on its release (I had the pixel 3 before that) but I decided not to in the end. I had a gut feeling that better things by Google were on the way? That 12.2 meg camera, I felt that it was at the end of its days. I'm glad I waited. I'm currently on a Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC phone (I call it my bridging device, but it's actually not that bad a phone) and I'm definitely gonna get that Google pixel 6 pro when it is released 👍🏻

  52. Bruno Fernandes

    Bruno Fernandes

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    He says his played around with the pixel 6 and pixel 6 Pro phones then he shows us the pixel 5 what's a liar

  53. Krishnan Sriram

    Krishnan Sriram

    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Pixel phone had 3 issues in the past and that kept haunting them time & again, apart from few other minor issues 1. Battery - This has never been Pixel's strength. You can argue Pixel 5 & 5a are good. But they are sub-par in contemporary market 2. BT - Bluetooth connectivity has been the worst. Few get lucky and all is good for them, rest all got pissed and eventually moved out of Pixel market 3. Audio - This has been a weird game and has been on & off Minor issues include - Over-sold AI features, s/w support (compared to Apple), Camera improvements, terrible, terrible Pixel buds and all the trolls Google does on Apple and mimick them there-after Challenge Now, Pixel not only need to fix all of the above, they have a newer problem. They are going with their on SoC. Fingers crossed. "Google promises One day battery life". That's already SCARY enough!! Most of the Android competitors have already stepped into 1.5, 2 days. If Google can''t beat them, Pixel6 will be a repeat of Pixel4. Unless Pixel fixes all of above, it will remain as an interesting player in market. It can certainly be a darling for geeks. Rest all will pass on it and choose Samsung, Motorola, 1+, Xiomi, Vivo,....... Even my hope needs a hope when it comes to pixel. Burnt myself 4 times, so far. I'll not buy Pixel until the holiday season. By then the verdict will be out.

  54. Irandi Hernandez

    Irandi Hernandez

    8 दिवसांपूर्वी

    WHY do they insist on putting glossy finishes on their premium handsets? We always ask for matte finishes in the end anyway.

  55. Warren-Klyph


    8 दिवसांपूर्वी

    And here I am still using my Pixel 2.

  56. Vlad Kollerov

    Vlad Kollerov

    8 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Google always was bad in hardware, they always has worst engineering, and they very often abandoning their projects. Even if they were promising, but they need just a little bit effort. So I would never trust Google. I prefer phones with real great cameras, like Samsung S21 Ultra or Huaway P50.

  57. Catchthehare


    9 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Every Pixel phone I've had needed to be replaced within 2 years. Always a critical failure with the speakers, battery or cameras, until the last round I just replaced the camera myself. I was also surprised how my Google news feed stories were also magically aligned to real life conversations I was having a few days prior... then the penny dropped. It listens to everything. I tried to love these phones for 6 years, but it's a hard pass from here on in.

  58. TimBo


    9 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Pixel 3's are bricking unexpectedly and all Google has to say as they are aware of it and have nothing else to share? What if all the Pixel 6's brick a year after you buy it when the warranty is over? I guess Google would have nothing else to share.

  59. Christine E. Springer

    Christine E. Springer

    10 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Hope they keep the call screen! That is the best feature, IMO.

  60. blurryperson


    10 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I think going for flagship is a mistake. When they did it with the nexus it didn't work so well

  61. Pixel KING

    Pixel KING

    10 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I'm so exited I have watched the commerical like 7 times , since they dropped it last night at 9PM CST

  62. nope jones

    nope jones

    10 दिवसांपूर्वी

    didn't they do that with the 1,2 and 3? so google lied to me?

  63. That Dude

    That Dude

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Cant wait to upgrade from my 4xl

  64. Not Name

    Not Name

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    hard to slip into front pocket....stupid

  65. Mike Dohn

    Mike Dohn

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Why does Google allow iOS apps for INblow and Google maps? I think if Google stopped it on iOS, it might make people go to android.

  66. Noir_The_Underdog.


    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I've been saying this for years and I'm glad google is finally changing. I've been here since P2 and it's probably their best phone tbh, but I have not been impressed by ANYTHING that's been coming out. I skipped P3 and got the P4 and it's decent but it just didn't compare to the Samsung S21 at the time. I was very close to switching teams but the announcement of P6 got me excited. I'm so ready for it to come out.

  67. M D

    M D

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Horrible review



    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Question: do in screen fingerprint sensors still work if you have a screen cover?



    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    If they only have one storage option (128gb), they are doomed to fail. Samsung and Apple at least gives you options. I am waiting to see. With the exception of lesser quality photos, the One Plus has been a better buy then Pixel, however One Plus is now charging premium prices, and with subpar photos compared to Samsung and Apple, is where they loose out. Also, One Plus used to update software extremely fast, now they are starting to update slowly. This is one reason Apple is the most purchased phone. Android phones want to make too much profit off their phones. They have to realize they are not Apple. I phones have great resale value, and Android phones have terrible resale value. If you are charging I phone prices, at least have an equivalent phone. Apple also leads due to service, Apple stores are a great resource. If Google wants to be successful, give equivalent specs as an I phone, but sell for less. Instead of trying to make 800% profit off your phones, try doing 200% profit, and price the competition out of the market. Look at LG, they had some good phones, but they wanted to sell them for the same price as Samsung flagships and iPhones, now they are no more.



    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    What storage options?



    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    More storage options. 128 GB is not enough. They need to have 256GB and 512gb options. Stereo speakers. Bring back expandable storage, only can get it with Sony now. If Sony had a brighter screen I would upgrade to it. Everything else on the Sony phone is nice. Why are all the phone companies forcing us to store our information in the clouds. Give us expandable memory and more storage.

  72. S Houth

    S Houth

    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I’m actually excited for this! Tired of owning an iPhone. Samsung phones are bloatware heavy.

    • stereomois


      10 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Last time I got a phone really considered getting an iPhone before settling on the Pixel 3a. Not the fastest but takes pretty good pics. Bloatware is horrible, another reason why I like the pixel phone.

  73. Jesse Jenkins

    Jesse Jenkins

    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    This is gonna be Ryan Geiss' baby. The guy that brought you winamp visuals 20yrs ago works on this stuff at Google. Super stoked

    • James James

      James James

      11 दिवसांपूर्वी

      What the hell are you talking about

  74. hvip4


    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    It better have some sweet haptic feedback

  75. mikeo111


    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Back end looks kinda like a nexus 6p

  76. Renard Thatch

    Renard Thatch

    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Wonder if bricking all their Pixel 3XLs via software update an refusing to fix them will affect their pixel 6 sales in anyway

    • stereomois


      10 दिवसांपूर्वी

      pixel 3XL has scheduled security updates until October 2022, so if they use that tactic it may be for the pixel 7.

  77. Adam Halsall

    Adam Halsall

    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Is no-one else bothered by the fact that the phone has built in fingerprint scanning in its screen?

  78. Stan Smith

    Stan Smith

    13 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Why do they spend so much time and extra money on things like glass backs and color, All phones I have had in the past and most I see every day in the wiled are placed inside some form of phone case? I have not seen the back or sides of my Pixel 3a xl 5 times in the 2 years I have owned it. I had a nexus 4 (I think it was) with the glass back, and I hated it. Kept falling off my leg wile sitting, so I bought a case for it., the fancy glass back never saw the light of day again until I had to replace it because it broke. Waste of time and money for something I never saw.

  79. Shane Murphy

    Shane Murphy

    13 दिवसांपूर्वी

    you should not get hyped for any phone. I buy all of my phones one model year later and at a steep discount. I also purchase used.

    • stereomois


      10 दिवसांपूर्वी

      I bought my pixel 3a new, but waited about 8 months and got it fairly cheap

  80. Anderson Sampaio

    Anderson Sampaio

    13 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Pixels the best Android experience for me 🥰🥰

  81. --


    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Glad I got the Pixel 5 while I could ^^ The pixel 6 will have better specs I guess, but I prefer the compact size, and the camera on the Pixel 6 back looks awful.

  82. J Kaufman

    J Kaufman

    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    If that's what the camera "bump" (aka mountain) is going to look like, then I'm out.

  83. Egghead


    14 दिवसांपूर्वी


  84. Suhas BN

    Suhas BN

    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The issue with pixel is the hardware reliability. Charging ports stop working. Power button malfunctioning. The software as usual is amazing!

  85. otmane Minibixx

    otmane Minibixx

    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I love the pixel, or rather i loved the pixel (it's still my phone now), but the issues with battery drain will probably make me move away from the brand, don't care how great the reviews are, if the battery issues aren't fixed I'm switching back to Samsung or apple

  86. Max Meyer

    Max Meyer

    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Hey so I just rewatched the Mitchells vs. The Machines yesterday and...

  87. Gary Owen

    Gary Owen

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    When and where will the Pixel 6 be sold???

  88. 4amsolo


    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The emperor's new clothes, oh, its so new & improved ....ffs

  89. A3eem


    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    If it doesn’t have the button on the back then it is a fail

  90. Eric Wells

    Eric Wells

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    a very interesting device for sure and will be interested to see the prices once they roll them out. for now, still gonna stick with my Google Pixel 5a 5G since I just upgraded the device from an older LG device I was using

  91. Al Pat

    Al Pat

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Google is trying to fight it out with Apple. Why? The Pixels were very good for the price. Now they are doubling the price. Will the buyers go for it? Only if the hardware is crazy good, much better than Apples.

  92. Pavel Pavlov

    Pavel Pavlov

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Boring pixel ... where are the engineers....

  93. Chris Barry

    Chris Barry

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    They are going in the wrong direction. Pixels were best when they were cheap. I'm forced to keep my pixel 3 because it still is the peak value of the pixel line

    • R B

      R B

      15 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Actually the 4 is

  94. John Wei

    John Wei

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The best phone out there. What does out there mean ?

  95. bee hive

    bee hive

    16 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Any news on Google doing a folding phone?

  96. Reality Prince

    Reality Prince

    16 दिवसांपूर्वी

    4K - 30fps. Nop its not going to be competing for the number 1 or even the number 2 spot. Sad.

  97. Lavender Gilly

    Lavender Gilly

    16 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Physical durability. I've never had a phone stay healthy for 5 years, which is how long this one will be supported, right? All I ask is that it's durable. lol

  98. FireCookie15


    17 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Google Pixel 6 599-699, Google Pixel 6 Pro 899-999. This is not true but it is my prediction.

  99. Zain Z

    Zain Z

    18 दिवसांपूर्वी

    heh ! Gaaaaaaayyyyyeeeee

  100. Brian Fetz

    Brian Fetz

    18 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I still won’t buy it…the iPhone 13 will overshadow it…more than likely!!