Google Pixel 6 vs Galaxy s21 vs iPhone 13 Comparison of Specifications

Should I get the Pixel 6 later this month or should I get a Pixel 5a now? Pixel 6 Pro

I have a Pixel 3 XL I need to upgrade and these are the choices I have been considering.  After putting together the information below I think the Pixel 5a is off of the table for me.  I need more of future proof choice that I feel will still perform well for the next 3 years. Check out the performance on the last 3 rows, the Pixel 5/5a are slower than my 3 year old phone!

  Pixel 3, 3XL Pixel 5a Pixel 6 Pixel 6 Pro Galaxy S21 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 13
Verizon Cost n/a $700 $750 $1050 $800 $1,000 $1,000
Date Oct 2018 Aug 2021 Oct 2021 Oct 2021 Jan 2021 Oct 2020 Sep 2021
CPU Qualcomm 845 Qualcomm 765G Tensor Tensor Qualcomm 888G A14 Bionic A15 Bionic
Cores 4-4 1-1-6 2-2-4 2-2-4 1-3-4 2-4 2-4
Speed 2.5-1.6 2.4-2.2-1.8 2.8-2.25-1.8 2.8-2.25-1.8 2.4-2.2-1.9    
Memory 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 12 GB 6, 8 BG 6 GB 6 GB
Screen Resolution 2960x1440 2400x1080 2340x1080 3120x1440 2400x1080 2532x1170 2532X1170
Screen Size 6.3 6.34 60 Hz 6.4 90 Hz 6.71 120 Hz 6.2 120 Hz 6.1 60Hz 6.1 60Hz
Camera Front 8 MP 8 MP 8 MP 12 MP 10 MP 12 MP 12 MP
Camera Back 12 MP 12 MP 50 MP 12 MP Wide 48/50 MP 12/64 MP 12 MP 12 MP Wide 12 MP 12 MP Wide
Battery 3430 mAh 4680 mAh 4614 MAh 5000 mAh 4000 mAh 2815 mAh 3240 mAh
3DMark's Fames per second 9 7 23 23 35 51 70
Single Core 496 592 1034 1034 1048 1593 1738
Multi Core 1728 1611 2756 2756 3302 3880 4766

I am now thinking that the Pixel 6 looks like a winner for me.  I really love the camera on the Pixel phones. Google's image processing software is amazing for photos!


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