Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Design
We know that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will both feature a rounded rectangular design, much like many Android phones, albeit slightly blocker than the likes of the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The big design difference will come in the form of a two-tone back comprising one color only with one part in a pastel shade and the other in a bolder glossy tone. A big black rectangular bar with two cameras for the Pixel 6 and three for the Pixel 6 Pro will separate the two color tones.
As for the Galaxy S22, we’d expect to see three phone sizes: a standard, Plus and Ultra model. As there have only been fan renders of the phone so far we can’t really predict what its design will be like. However, we’d expect it to build upon the Galaxy S21 line, with flat displays for the standard and Plus phones and a curved one for the Ultra handset.
Given the Galaxy S22 Ultra is set to have some of the DNA from the Galaxy Note phones, we wouldn’t be surprised if the largest Galaxy S22 had a blockier design similar to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and sports a built-in S Pen holder and a larger rear camera module.
Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Display
The Google Pixel 6 will sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED display running at 90Hz, while the Pixel 6 Pro will have a 6.71-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Pixel phones have come with rather nice displays for the past few generations offering solid colors and contrast without over-saturating things.
We have no word on the Galaxy S22’s screen sizes other than one rumor that claims the standard Galaxy S22 could have a 6.06-inch display (down from 6.2 inches on the Galaxy S21); the Galaxy S22 Plus may sport a 6.5-inch panel (down from 6.7 inches); and the Galaxy S22 Ultra could tout a 6.81-inch (down from 6.9 inches). Expect a 120Hz refresh rate across the board, with all phones using an LTPO panel for dynamic refresh rates. We’d expect an upgrade to come in the form of being able to scale down a refresh rate even further so as to save on battery.
Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Specs
The Google Pixel 6 is set to have a custom Tensor chip set matched with 8GB of RAM, with the Pixel 6 Pro getting 12GB. Storage will range from 128GB to 512GB. And battery size will come in 4,614 mAh and 5,000 mAh respectively.
We know very little about the Galaxy S22 specs, other than a strong indication that it will have a new Exynos 2200 chipset with graphics from AMD. Samsung’s flagship phones have always performed well, but the latter is interesting.
That’s because AMD’s graphics tech can be found in the PS5, Xbox Series X and Valve Steam Deck, and sports a good degree of scalability. As such, we could see the Galaxy S22 deliver some seriously impressive graphics and run games that really do have true console-quality visuals. If combined with Xbox Game Pass — something Microsoft and Samsung have worked on before — we could be looking at a pseudo Xbox phone in the form of the Galaxy S22.
Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Cameras
From all the leaks so far, we can confidently say the Google Pixel 6 is likely to have a dual rear camera setup comprising a 50MP main lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. The Pixel 6 Pro is tipped to sport the same cameras but add a 48MP telephoto snapper into the mix.
While these cameras are a notable boost over the 12MP sensors in the Google Pixel 5, they are hardly breaking an megapixel records for Android phones. But Google is less about camera hardware and more about image signal processing and computational photography. Pixel phones have shown they can do more with less thanks to smart software. And the Pixel 6 is set to use its Tensor chip to smartly deliver better auto white balance, more accurately detect different hair types and skin tones, get smooth images when snapping fast moving subjects, and deliver an all round better photography experience than older Pixel phones.
Camera specs for the Galaxy S22 series are less clear. There was a rumor that Samsung is working with photography specialist Olympus for the Galaxy S22 cameras, but that rumour has withered on the vine a bit.
We’d expect the standard and Plus models of the Galaxy S22 to sport a trio (main, ultra-wide,and telephoto) of upgraded cameras, likely with improved sensors and wider apertures. And the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to have four rear cameras and likely a laser auto-focus sensor, like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, all of which would be candidates for some upgrades.