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Someone strapped a Pixel 6 Pro to a drone and the results are incredible

Google Pixel 6 Pro Drone
Google Pixel 6 Pro Drone (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • One Twitter user attached his Pixel 6 Pro to his drone and flew it around for some extra testing.
  • The results showed that Google's best camera ever doubles as an excellent action cam, delivering quality visuals and impressive stabilization.
  • If you're going to try this yourself, you might want to drop a case on it before attempting the feat.

Most of us would be content with a solid camera upgrade, but OriginaldoBo on Twitter decided his hands weren't a good enough test for Google's best camera ever. So, instead of just walking around to test the new stabilization features, he attached his Google Pixel 6 Pro to a drone and flew it around.

Despite being a fairly weighty phone, the Pixel 6 Pro passed the test with flying colors and, per OriginaldoBo's own Tweet, the Pixel 6 Pro seems to have done a better job than his GoPro in several areas.

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In the short video, you can see the drone racing around at a pretty decent clip and, even though the drone was bobbing left and right, the Pixel 6 Pro delivered perfectly stabilized video with some seriously gorgeous colors and dynamic range. That lines up with what we found in our Pixel 6 Pro review and is one of the many reasons it's one of the best Android smartphones you can buy right now.

OriginaldoBo was able to secure the Pixel 6 Pro to his drone via a standard-looking smartphone tripod mount, although it's worth noting that most drones probably wouldn't have a perfect tripod mounting point situated at the top.

It's probably also worth noting that grabbing a Pixel 6 Pro case would be smart if you were to try going this route yourself, as the phone is made entirely of glass and probably wouldn't take a fall from those heights too gracefully.

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu