Google’s Pixel smartphones made a name for themselves because the camera was so good. Then, the competition caught up.
In recent years, the phones have been good but not the best you could get. Now, that’s all changing thanks to the Pixel 6 series. There’s a smart simplicity to these phones that make them easy to use and the camera is spectacular.
For my review, I used a Pixel 6 Pro provided by Google for the past few weeks. It is one of the few phones I didn’t want to put down.
In my time with the phone, I identified two key issues: a super slow fingerprint reader and its enormous size. The size I could get used to. I tried a bunch of different cases to make it more grippy in my hand and settled upon the Spigen Ultra Hybrid.
Google has promised a fix for the slow fingerprint sensor in a major software update that is currently rolling out to deveices right now, but so far it hasn’t hit mine so I can’t say if it truly makes it faster. Apparently, there are also nearly 100 other small fixes included in the update.
As expected, the camera is excellent. The Pixel takes great shots 99.9% of the time and often, shots that look even better. There’s a certain wow factor to photos that come off the Pixel, and no doubt that’s Google’s AI at work.
There are also fun camera features including Magic Eraser, which instantly removes unwanted people or objects from your photos. This makes a…