The Pixel 6 isn't a problem for everyone, according to our latest poll

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What you need to know

  • We asked our readers if they experienced recent problems with their Pixel 6.
  • Nearly 70% indicate that their Pixel 6 has worked fine prior to the January 2022 update.
  • The January update is meant to address problems that arose with the December update.

While it's fun to complain about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and all the software bugs these phones have seemingly come across, the experience has not been the same for everyone. That's why we asked out users if they were experiencing problems with their phones lately.

Of nearly 900 responses, almost 70% stated that their Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro has been working just fine. That's been the case for some Android Central staff, who still consider the devices to be some of the best Android phones on the market. However, nearly 30% of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users probably wouldn't agree, indicating that they have been having problems.

Google Pixel 6 Problems Poll Responses

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One reader, Gordon Lutz, says they haven't had any problems with their device, even after installing the problematic December update that many owners never received:

I installed the December update right away after setup was finished on my Pixel 6 Pro and had no issues whatsoever. Installed the January update and it's still all good. Such an incredible phone, so fast, Wifi/5G is fast, and battery life is just unreal.

One reader, chefdave12118, hasn't been as lucky and wishes they could go back to their OnePlus 8 Pro:

Great phone, but has a lot of annoying bugs. A lot! I've had the 6 pro since launch and use it hours a day everyday and the bugs are annoying. I know everyone is screaming how bad the finger print scanner is and it is bad, but not the end of the world, although annoying when you want to open your phone quickly to show someone something or quickly do a task. I came from the OnePlus 8 pro and I'll never admit this to my wife because she got me the 6 pro for my bday, but I miss my blue OnePlus 8 pro. It was just snappier and never annoyed me.

Many users seem to have received the January update already, and so far, it appears to have addressed many of the problems. That said, it's only been a couple of days since it started rolling out, so we'll be on the lookout to see how our units fare.

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10 Comments
  • Only important if it is good or bad for you, an owner of the phone. Many people said the 4XL had problems; primarily with the battery. Mines is close to two years old, and no problems and battery still shows at 96% for life left.
  • I'm not discounting people or having issues with pixel 6s or pixel 6 pros. These issues are not widespread.
  • If a third of users isn't enough to be considered widespread, what is?
  • I don't want to discount people's issues because I had some too, but I was able to give them a pass because I enjoy Google software. That being said, every issue (3 maybe) has been resolved with the January update. And, my 5g connection on T-Mobile since the update has been unreal while driving and at home. I'm not getting 5g UC in my home, but 5g is quite good now. It was janky before the update. I'm actually amazed at how good this phone really is. It just keeps getting better! The camera is unreal!
  • Sorry but the camera is average at best compared with other premium phones. It definitely does not stand out like it used to. Apple, Samsung and the other flagship class phones are just as good if not better than the Pixel. Google did nothing special with the new hardware and that is a shame.
  • The camera is 2019 Samsung technology.
  • I had no issues prior to the January update. I never received the December update. After the January update I had a major Bluetooth problem which I just fixed myself thanks to a search on Reddit after Google support was of no use. What is the best way to report problems to Google? Is there some way to send in bug reports?
  • The only problem I had was connectivity on Verizon 5g even after switching to LTE there was no difference but after the update I no longer have that issue, and while I wouldn't say my battery was bad on my pixel 6 pro it didn't bother me but this update definitely %100 improved the battery life... Best phone ever......... Hold for me 🤪
  • Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. Of course some of the phones will work as they should, but let's be honest here...Google does not have a good track record when it comes to making phones. The 6's were supposed to be the end-all-be-all and they simply are not. In fact I don't think there's been another so-called top tier flagship series that has ever garnered so many negative bug reports as these! I could be wrong though as there might have been some phone out there that did get more negative reports but I can't recall which one.
  • I have had the 3a, the 5 and now the 6. This is by far my favorite and it has been a joy using this device. I take it hiking, use it during extreme cold and in the rain, when I want to snap pix and not use my mirrorless camera. This is also my work phone and I run Google Voice and Google chat on it for work. No problems. And did not have issues with prior Pixels either.