Potential Google Pixel 6 buyers will have three major factors to consider when deciding between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The first is screen size. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch screen, and the Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch screen. The second is whether they want a telephoto zoom lens, which is only found on the Pixel 6 Pro.
And thirdly is price. There’s a $300 disparity between the two phones with the Pixel 6 starting at $600 and the Pixel 6 Pro at $900. That’s quite a gap, so we’re diving in to find out what else you get in the Pixel 6 Pro apart from a bigger screen and a telephoto zoom lens.
Specs and performance
The Pixel 6 Pro has an advantage with its 12GB of memory (RAM) compared to the 8GB in the Pixel 6. However, we’re not anticipating a significant difference.
Both phones also have the same main and ultrawide cameras, so you’re not losing out on camera quality for standard and ultrawide photos. Nor are you getting extra camera features like laser focusing or OIS (optical image stabilization) in the Pixel 6 Pro. Camera modes and software are also identical.
The Pixel 6 Pro has a third 4x zoom lens capable of going up to 20x with digital zoom.
The Pixel 6 Pro also has a higher resolution 1440p screen with a smoother 120Hz refresh rate compared to the Pixel 6’s 1080p screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. In our experience, anything higher than 1080p is negligibly sharper in a smartphone, if noticeable at all. And a 90Hz refresh rate still makes for a noticeably smoother experience than the standard 60Hz we’ve grown accustomed to over the years.
Seeing as one model is bigger than the other, they also differ in battery size. However, Google claims that both phones “can last beyond 24 hours,” suggesting they have similar battery life.