Should I get the Pixel 6 later this month or should I get a Pixel 5a now?
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|
|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|
|Memory||4 GB||6 GB||8 GB||12 GB||6, 8 BG||6 GB||6 GB|
|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|
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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iPhone 13 review says that the iPhone 13 isn't radically different from the iPhone 12. Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, look to be a doozy and seem to represent a massive leap forward for Google in terms of design, performance and features.
Google is claiming the Pixel 6 has “more layers of hardware security than any other phone,” reminding users that they are introducing the Titan M2 security chip and a promise of “five years of updates”.
The Pixel 5A, priced at $449, this new phone is essentially $50 less than the Pixel 4A 5G. Even so, like the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G, the 5A comes with a Snapdragon 765G processor, 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, 5G cellular comparability, 4,680-mAh battery and 6.34-inch display (2,400x1,080-pixel resolution). Google plans to supply the phone with software updates until August 2024.
All that currently makes the Pixel 5A the best Pixel deal around, that is at least until the Pixel 6 comes out!
The Pixel 6 and Galaxy S21 figure to duke it out for Android phone supremacy.
The Pixel 6 Pro is shaping up to be a direct match even for the storied Galaxy S21 Ultra, and given that now Google will hold both the hardware Tensor and software Android power, Samsung should be rather worried about Google's next flagship.
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