What you need to know
- Most of our readers are interested in buying the Google Pixel 6 Pro.
- A third of our poll responses voted for the standard Pixel 6 as the phone they want.
- Some readers are undecided, while a smaller percent are not interested.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are up for preorder, and they seem to be selling like hotcakes with Google already sold out of many models and putting buyers on waitlists. However, there are still plenty of places where you can purchase one of the new smartphones, and we asked whether or not our readers were interested in buying either model.
While both phones share much of the same internals, the Pixel 6 Pro does have a higher refresh rate display, additional telephoto lens, and more RAM. That's why it may come as no surprise that the Pixel 6 Pro was the most popular device in our latest poll, with more than 54% saying they'll buy it. The standard Pixel 6 came in with less than 30% of votes, with a smaller percentage still unsure and an even smaller group passing on the new Pixels completely.
Many of our Facebook responses expressed interest in both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but many also expressed wanting to wait until reviews came out to make the final decision. But that wasn't the only reason our readers wanted to wait:
One Twitter response explains that even though the Pixel 6 Pro is still cheaper than many other top-end flagships, it's still too pricey.
6. The Pro doesn't really do enough to justify the extra £300 for me, though I do think that's maybe more down to what great value the regular 6 is. Even if it did have more pluses I still wouldn't get the Pro though as it's simply more than I'd ever pay for a smartphone.6. The Pro doesn't really do enough to justify the extra £300 for me, though I do think that's maybe more down to what great value the regular 6 is. Even if it did have more pluses I still wouldn't get the Pro though as it's simply more than I'd ever pay for a smartphone.— The Fishkeeper (@The_Rebel_Fish) October 20, 2021October 20, 2021
One commenter, Starfleet Captain, is tempted but wants to hold off for now. "The Pixel 6 Pro is the first Pixel phone I have actually wanted and considered purchasing," they said. "But I think I'll pass... for now. I want to see what Samsung delivers in February before I pull the trigger on a new phone."
The new standard
The Google Pixel 6 is the latest flagship from Google, featuring a brand new design and intelligent custom-built Tensor processor, enabling smart AI capabilities all throughout your phone.
The new best
Up close and personal
The new Pixel 6 Pro is Google's best smartphone to date, thanks to its smooth 120Hz display, powerful Tensor chip, and versatile triple camera setup that gets you really close to the action without sacrificing quality.
Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.
I love my 4a 5G. Perfect size. Great camera. Excellent battery. I have no reason to buy an new phone right now.
I ended up ordering the 6 Pro (through actual Amazon as opposed to a 3rd party seller which have marked them up predictably) after voting "Not sure" in this poll. I figure getting both the Sub-6 and mmWave unlocked was worth the extra dough (the telephoto camera notwithstanding). The plan for me is to run my current 3a as an additional line since it's still a very capable phone.
Was going to stay with my Pixel 5 until I went to Best Buy and played with the Pixel 6. It was smooth, felt good in my hands even though bigger than I would like and display was gorgeous. Plus has a better speaker which is important for work calls. Trade-in value for my Pixel 5 along with the free Pixel buds made it a no brainer.
Starfleet Captain has a good point--to always consider competitor offerings. However, if you always wait to consider what might come you'll never own any tech gear. You have to bite at some point (which I guess is Feb for the captain). I was 100% set on using my 4XL for another year. Then a family member suggested I go for it (6 Pro) and let them use the 4XL. That was enough to push me into it. :)
Doesn't seem like it took a lot of convincing.
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