• Introducing XDA Computing: Discussion zones for Hardware, Software, and more!    Check it out!

General First impressions - not great

Search This thread

Morgrain

Senior Member
Aug 4, 2015
751
751
It was more the sound and apparent flex that reminded me of plastic, not the texture. But I have to say that some plastic can be pretty smooth!
To be honest, if the industry could fake the Mohs hardness of glass, I'd instantly be on board with a plastic screen. Imagine having a phone that you can smash against the wall and nothing would happen. 100% would buy it. I hate having to care for my device to be sure not to drop it, otherwise it might break... and I'll have to cash out hundreds of bucks to fix it... it's the same story with the glass back... wtf. Just why. Give me a stainless steel chassie, so my phone will still function in 10 years. Thank you.

Modern plastic displays are sh*t, because they can get scratched with your bare fingernail. Just take a look at Samsungs Foldables or Nintendo Switchs'. That's why glass displays have a reason to exist. But take that away...
 
  • Like
Reactions: funnycreature

MacGuy2006

Senior Member
Sep 15, 2006
885
83
I cancelled one of my P6P orders and was just about to cancel the second one as it was showing a month delay, but it shipped this morning.

So, I guess I am getting one P6P and one iPhone 13 Max in a month. I will try the P6P for myself and if the battery and 5G are problematic, will return.
 
  • Like
Reactions: dabrownie

darbylonia

Senior Member
Apr 30, 2011
188
157
New York
Well ... it's only my second day with the P6P ... I always held off buying Pixels because they officially were not availaible in my country and because the reviews always came up with some things that I thought I would not like.

After several OnePlus generations the hype around P6P made me turn round and order one (coming from a OnePlus 8 Pro - fantastic phone by the way, easily customizable with root).

My "after-2-days" complaints (of course comparing a lof with the OnePlus 8 Pro).

a) it feels like there is a bubble/hole underneath the middle of the screen, when you tap there, the sound is different than when you tap at the edges

b) fingerprint is not so fast, sometimes misses ... although I have same finger registered 3 times ...

c) I really hate the little white navbar line at the bottom (even when using Nova Launcher) and the fact that there is no option to hide this

d) power button on right side ... a change for me ... will get used to it ... I reckon it does make sense though, I use a flip-case ... then the power button is on the opening side of the flip case ...

e) what is most annoying with my current setup is that the swipe gestures (home, back) somehow interfere with the gestures from Nova Launcher ... I haven't figured it out yet precisely ... the standard gestures are clearly handled by the Google launcher (for fact because when I freeze the Google launcher the gestures no longer work) ...

f) material you is a f***ing gimmick, well done Google for fantastic marketing hype ... some of it is also handled by the Google launcher (I would have thought the OS) ... a mixture of material you icons for Google apps and other (standard) icons for non-Google apps is just *UGLY* ... what I don't understand is this: this phone can do fantastic AI things ... then why the hell could it not do a (simple) task (with some AI support) to turn ALL icons into the same style ... come on ... that can't be too difficult ... even when using these wallpaper matched icons then the icons in the drawer are old style ... I really dislike these UI inconsistencies ... so I ended up using Nova with all custom icons (at least they now all share the same "design")

g) so slippery that I barely dared to take it in my hand ;-) ... lot of people have complained ... again, what I don't understand is that these Google engineers/designers do not feel this (apparently) when they make prototypes ... it's so obvious ... or maybe Google just wants to financially support phone case manufacturers

h) VoLTE does not work on my carrier (it worked out of the box on the OnePlus 8 Pro), I guess it is missing some config? not clear to me if this is "fixable" ... it's not a very big deal ... but still

I did not root (yet) ... I've rooted all my phones so far ... wanted to give it a try without root first for a couple of days/weeks. I guess it's partially a "mental" thing ;-)

I disabled (freeze) 73 APKs ... yes you can freeze without root using "App Freezer" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wakasoftware.appfreezer). Normally I would use root for that. XML file exported from App Freezer attached (for those wanting to have a look).

Adblocking ... normally also via root but AdBlock can work in VPN mode ... it sorta works ... not always 100% reliable (VPN drops).

I found a way to make other apps dark which are normally white: just do
Code:
adb shell setprop debug.hwui.force_dark true
but this does NOT persist after a reboot. You can as well go into developer settings and there is an option there (just search for "dark" in the settings), this changes the same property. Again, via root yould easily make this "stick" across reboots.

What I "miss" most (compared to my OnePlus 8 Pro): BLACK mode ... which I did using (rooted) Substratum and the SwiftBlack theme. Now I managed to make everything "darkish" with the dark theme and the option above. Sorta OK and more or less "consistent" across the board ... have to get used to that ... or later change to BLACK with root. Never understood why that is not an "option" (to set dark to BLACK).

So ... after 2 days ... Google's first "flagship"? Hmm ... the camera is very good (I'm not an expert to judge foto details) ... and the AI (speech recognition, live translation) is state-of-the-art for this type of device ... but ... all of that is not differentiating enough (for me) to really make the phone "stand out" and give it a big leap ahead of the competition ...

So when the Google guy announced it as "our first flagship" he probably meant: finally, our engineers are up to par with the Apples/Samsungs/OnePlus of this world ...

You will maybe say/think: just stick with OnePlus if you like it so much ... well ... I promised that phone to my wife so no return back ;-)

Anyway, it's only the second day ... need to learn to love it a little bit ...
I am coming from a Oneplus 7 Pro and totally agree with everything you said. Still playing with mine prior to rooting. Thanks for the tips! (y)
 

Yensid eno

Member
Aug 31, 2012
30
10
So about a week into having this phone and I've provided a couple updates. One thing I did was request a new SIM card from Verizon which I installed earlier today. My problem with network access appears to be much less of an issue now. The signal strength is showing much better than it has so that is one thing that you could try if you are on Verizon and are having problems with the signal strength.

One thing that it didn't fix, and which I am perplexed about, is that I have still not received any update. I thought the SIM card change might make it available but still not there. I am not sure why this is and no response from Google about it.

Ultimately, I am planning on keeping this phone. I haven't had the screen freeze glitch since Sunday night and can't see for sure what caused it. My battery life is doing quite well, maybe it is as I read where the phone has to kind of get used to your use of it. But after taking it off the charge this morning at about 7:30 and using it in my normal way, I am still at 81% about 9 hours later. This is much better than I had when I first started using it, and I truly believe it is a combination of turning off the 5G but also now with the updated SIM card that I put in this morning, maybe my phone is not searching as much for the network.

For anyone who has still an order pending and they're contemplating whether or not to keep it, that is your own decision. There is a lot of opinions and thoughts on here but through it all the decision is really yours to make. With each phone there's always unique occurrences and for me I always put a screen protector on and keep a case as part of my daily use. So I don't really have concerns or problems with a spot in the center of the screen or the rounded edges or the glass on the back. Would I like a flat screen, yeah I guess but rounded edges are not giving me any problem so there's that. The only thing that would make me upgrade this phone in the coming years would be if they went back to the fingerprint sensor on the back. I just thought that was more ergonomically correct? And I just don't use the fingerprint sensor on the screen. Anyways, I keep the phone unlocked at my house when I'm working here and if I go out I use swipe or a PIN.

Good luck to you all and thanks everybody for providing your insights and feedback.
 

Opensystem

Senior Member
May 12, 2013
489
349
I upgraded to this phone from an S8+ with a crack in the corner of the screen and a busted camera lens, so take anything I say with a grain of salt.
I've had this for about a week now, and I've been following most people's posts so far on reddit and XDA so I know the generic complaints. As for what I've seen...

The battery is serviceable. It's obviously much better than my previous phone, but it's certainly not at iPhone levels. I average 8-9 hours screen time, lose about 1%/hr on standby. This is with AOD, now listening and everything else at default. "Mobile data always on" disabled in developer options, 5g disabled for now. These phones have a context hub that allows things like AOD to be enabled without much battery drain at all, so enjoy it!

The fingerprint sensor: it's fine. I have my right thumb scanned twice, and the option toggled to increase sensitivity on the screen. People having a legit issue with this need to delete their fingerprint and re-enter it, making sure they scan every area of their finger. Beyond that its nitpicking IMO.

The curved screen/general display. After the S8+ I wasn't exactly keen to go through this again, and if I wasn't trying to have 4x optical zoom and a larger screen Id've opted for the regular P6. Unfortunately for whatever reason Google decided the "Pro" phone nomenclature necessitated curved glass. It doesn't. That said I don't notice any screen taps with my palm even when I purposely try to do it. I intend to put a screen protector on here so that's gonna be a pain, but as we all know: glass is glass, and glass breaks. And in the case of victus, it also scratches. I've seen some madmen post about why put a protector on victus? Watch the Note 20 get scratched like anything else here.


Sound quality, especially at peak volume, is great so far. I've installed the Wavelet app to allow for a little equalizer action, and this is actually the first phone I've owned with any semblance of bass, which is unexpected and welcome. I'm sure some Razr phones have it beat, but this wasn't marketed on the strength of it's speakers so...I'll take it.

Android 12 isn't finished, and it will need some refining in future updates. That said, I'm running Nova Launcher with gestures and having no trouble navigating the phone. Nothing is clashing for me gesture-wise. I appreciate the microphone and camera notification toggles for the added sense of security. Security is actually the main thing keeping me from unlocking the bootloader and rooting atm, although I may push though for AdAway. For now, though, everything is working, no crashes, no lag whatsoever, apps stay in memory...until I charge overnight at least, after which for some reason all but my last few seem to disappear. Strange but no deal breakers. Just looking forward to Android 12 being finished...soon Google, soon.

Camera and AI features in general are IMO the selling points of this phone. Speech to text is fast and accurate, and the camera being easily accessible via power double tap and generally responsive outside of night sight is a big win. The night mode photography does take a couple seconds longer than I would like to brighten a dark room, but I suppose the results make up for the need for steady hands.

I could probably go on, but this is getting lengthy. TL;DR, this thing is a solid 9/10 right now, and could be a 9.5 with some future updates. The weakest things are Android 12 and the battery, and 12 will be fixed someday or become 13. If you're jumping from another current flagship to a cheaper phone like this and not satisfied, that's understandable. But anyone upgrading to the P6P from an older phone will probably be very happy.
 
  • Like
Reactions: darbylonia

2003vstrom

Senior Member
May 3, 2010
929
216
coldwater,mi
The fingerprint reader alone is why this is going back. Holy Christ. What were they thinking? If their goal was to create a bunch of eWaste then they succeeded.
yeah I received my 6 Pro yesterday from ATT and I did the update and reset and trained my thumb 3 times and its the worst fingerprint reader I have ever used, or mine was defective one, but its going back, I had the S21 ultra with the ultrasonic one and other optical finger printer readers and they were never this bad and slow., and the hollow screen, rest of the phone is nice but I have the pixel 3xl with android 12. I`ll keep using for a bit.
 

zetsumeikuro

Senior Member
Jul 13, 2010
4,457
1,258
So 2 days in, some real life testing and me not liking. Here's why:
  1. Firstly, I noticed that the screen is yellowy, it's not pure white like you'd find from the S21 phones for example. It's minor but it bothers - like a niggling suspicious this phone can't manage the basics. White isn't white. Reality is overrated. [edit, so ok this might be a setting issue]
  2. Secondly, taking photos of white surfaces in darker rooms and white turns blue. I don't mean, faintly tinged, I mean blue!
  3. The phone is well balanced in the hand (unlike the S21U), however it feels very plasticy and cheaply built. Something about putting the power button above the volume rocker is not nice after 3 years with Samsung phones which are the other way around.
  4. So, the camera AI is good, photo's look on the surface to generally be good quality. Noise is well handled by the AI but zoom in and you seen there's a lots of smoothing on a minute level. This is the sole Pixel win over the S21U in my opinion. [edit: watch out for 'bars' of 'noise' in photos though and random white balance issues - the latter is probably not as bad as Samsung's over HDR/WB saturation though]
  5. The 5G modem, ow god, this is awful. I know, because I have a Samsung with the same modem and good look having working connectivity where the 5G signal is sub par - the phone should drop 5G and revert to more reliable 4G but it doesn't. You just end up with a dead connection. Walk around and experience disconnection from your digital world.
  6. Why the feck can I not turn off 5G, I mean the preference option just isn't there. In no way. If your carriers 5G or 4G network flakes out, you are screwed. How dare you think of manually swapping to another technology to stay connected. Silly, stupid, user. Google (and your carrier) knows best... ergh
  7. VoLTE/4G calling seems flaky on some networks - EE UK - well, you can't. They blame Google, Google blame EE. Good luck with that.
  8. Make sure to cover your eyes when using the finger print reader in the dark too - it's optical/super cheap so it is the brightest light you'll ever see. I have notice one of my blood vessel is bit blocked. Great medical device. A++

I really wanted to love the Pixel 6 Pro. I have lived with a sub par S21U for 9 months. I thought it was lots of marketting spin and less substance. I was wrong. I'm a Samsung fanboi forever now. They can throw me their *(£" and I'll happily lap it up after this massive disappointment.

It'll improve with software updates. Just hold on. These are just the typical usual new problems.... yeah, after 5 years of hearing the same old crappy excuses by manufacturers, I think I'll go with my gut this time.

Hey, Google, where's my refund?!
#8 Gave me a good laugh. The way you wrote it, not the fact that you have a slightly blocked vessel. As for the screen being yellow it could be the adhesive on the screen isn't fully cured and it'll get better over time. I'd say RMA but given the supply constraints that would be difficult. Unless Google set aside enough devices for warranty purposes. I hope you find a device that will tick all the boxes for you soon!
 
  • Like
Reactions: smallfish82

Excessiveidling

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2010
428
48
So in an attempt to convince myself to keep my p6p 256gb which I lucked out getting, instead of going back to my Samsung s20fe 5g I did some testing in regards to temperatures. The samsung never felt anywhere near as warm as the p6p.

No sim card in either devices, strictly connected to wifi I ran a battery temperature monitor for roughly a total of 10 minutes. The first 5 minutes I recorded 4k video with each phone. The S20fe 5g reached a max temp of 38c where as the p6p reached 41c.

I then let them both cool down to about 34c and started listening to my high quality, already downloaded on each phone spotify playlist(same playlist). I also while still playing the music played 'Bejewelled Classic'. After 5 minutes on each device I noticed the samsung maxed out at 35c whereas the p6p maxed out at 39c and felt warm to the touch.

Now I'll admit I don't know what the throttle back temperature is on each device but 40c seems pretty warm for a phone to get. Do I perhaps have a dud p6p? I have seen reports the tensors do run warmer but I can honestly say I've never felt any warmth from the samsung as opposed to the p6p.

Just figured I'd drop this temp/heat info for those curious.
 
  • Like
Reactions: smallfish82

Alekos

Senior Member
So in an attempt to convince myself to keep my p6p 256gb which I lucked out getting, instead of going back to my Samsung s20fe 5g I did some testing in regards to temperatures. The samsung never felt anywhere near as warm as the p6p.

No sim card in either devices, strictly connected to wifi I ran a battery temperature monitor for roughly a total of 10 minutes. The first 5 minutes I recorded 4k video with each phone. The S20fe 5g reached a max temp of 38c where as the p6p reached 41c.

I then let them both cool down to about 34c and started listening to my high quality, already downloaded on each phone spotify playlist(same playlist). I also while still playing the music played 'Bejewelled Classic'. After 5 minutes on each device I noticed the samsung maxed out at 35c whereas the p6p maxed out at 39c and felt warm to the touch.

Now I'll admit I don't know what the throttle back temperature is on each device but 40c seems pretty warm for a phone to get. Do I perhaps have a dud p6p? I have seen reports the tensors do run warmer but I can honestly say I've never felt any warmth from the samsung as opposed to the p6p.

Just figured I'd drop this temp/heat info for those curious.
I would do a factory reset, login to your google account but don't restore any apps or your backup. Just do this as a test. If you still get warm temperatures take it back. Look, 3 degrees isn't much but 39 degrees just playing music is a bit warm. I average 30-33 on spotify with the screen on or off, downloaded playlist, highest quality.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Excessiveidling

Excessiveidling

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2010
428
48
I would do a factory reset, login to your google account but don't restore any apps or your backup. Just do this as a test. If you still get warm temperatures take it back. Look, 3 degrees isn't much but 39 degrees just playing music is a bit warm. I average 30-33 on spotify with the screen on or off, downloaded playlist, highest quality.
Prior to the testing with the p6p the device had been factory reset. I did NOT do app data recovery aka restore apps.
I turned on the pixel
connected to my wifi
logged in with my google account
verified no pending system updates and matched version with up to date version listed in XDA
went into google play and updated all apps
rebooted device, noticed more apps to be updated so updated
installed spotify and battery monitor, let spotify download playlist
verified no further updates, turned OFF device and let charge completely
turned back on device, input code so rest of ui/os would load and let sit for 5 hours.

Again verified no system updates, verified no google play updates and then at that point began testing. Granted, the system could still be optimizing apps but I concur 39c is rather toasty for a mobile phone (if only my pc would be 39c at full load running new world lol).
 

Ultimoose

Senior Member
Jan 17, 2011
69
35
So about a week into having this phone and I've provided a couple updates. One thing I did was request a new SIM card from Verizon which I installed earlier today. My problem with network access appears to be much less of an issue now. The signal strength is showing much better than it has so that is one thing that you could try if you are on Verizon and are having problems with the signal strength.

One thing that it didn't fix, and which I am perplexed about, is that I have still not received any update. I thought the SIM card change might make it available but still not there. I am not sure why this is and no response from Google about it.

Ultimately, I am planning on keeping this phone. I haven't had the screen freeze glitch since Sunday night and can't see for sure what caused it. My battery life is doing quite well, maybe it is as I read where the phone has to kind of get used to your use of it. But after taking it off the charge this morning at about 7:30 and using it in my normal way, I am still at 81% about 9 hours later. This is much better than I had when I first started using it, and I truly believe it is a combination of turning off the 5G but also now with the updated SIM card that I put in this morning, maybe my phone is not searching as much for the network.

For anyone who has still an order pending and they're contemplating whether or not to keep it, that is your own decision. There is a lot of opinions and thoughts on here but through it all the decision is really yours to make. With each phone there's always unique occurrences and for me I always put a screen protector on and keep a case as part of my daily use. So I don't really have concerns or problems with a spot in the center of the screen or the rounded edges or the glass on the back. Would I like a flat screen, yeah I guess but rounded edges are not giving me any problem so there's that. The only thing that would make me upgrade this phone in the coming years would be if they went back to the fingerprint sensor on the back. I just thought that was more ergonomically correct? And I just don't use the fingerprint sensor on the screen. Anyways, I keep the phone unlocked at my house when I'm working here and if I go out I use swipe or a PIN.

Good luck to you all and thanks everybody for providing your insights and feedback.
Very well written. Thank you for providing your experience and thoughts.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Yensid eno

manners400

Senior Member
Jun 27, 2012
61
46
I've only had my Pixel 6 pro 256 cloudy white for one day so I haven't had much time so these are very, very initial impressions!

This d*mn phone is slippery 😳, I've never been this scared without a phone case! Lol (it's on the way tho)

Build Quality: 👍 I like it, I have no issues. Definitely looks nice. I'm not a curved screen fan yet I like this curved screen. Looks nice and no issues thus far. Love how you can't really even see the top speaker yet it's loud & clear.

Sound: Sound quality & volume is Good. I will say its equally as loud as the pixel 4xl yet the sound is much clearer at its peak volume. Sound is balanced to me also.

Battery: I honestly cannot provide a true assessment but I have no issues as of yet. I have everything on including 5g and it's on pace to last all day. I'm not having any crazy drain issues or worries.

* Did I have to or need to upgrade... No, but I definitely like the phone so far. Oh and the screen does feel a tad hollow compared to my 4XL but definitely not an issue either.
 

Podster16

Member
Mar 31, 2017
15
19
I am also not a fan of the big tiles when pulling down the flashlight, Bluetooth, etc. Just, why?

But I like the screen, the camera and especially the telephoto. The stock android experience of course. Like I said before, the phone is frustrating because it does a lot great. Battery life, that is why they make chargers. Some wishes; stop the "finish set up" notification. Display notifications like the older Pixels and get rid of big tiles. And hope glitches go away, like this morning the "clear all" button under the notifications when pulling down that menu was all black. I knew what it did, but had to restart phone to get the words back.

Honestly, nothing would tell me not to buy it, but think it is a better deal if it goes on black Friday sale or something. Me, I am giving buds as a gift, so saved me cost of a present this year. I am writing my negative findings so people can read some of the unexpected things, but if you had a Pixel and need a new phone like I did it is a buy (one thing I need to check is LTE reception after some setting changes, will update on that in next day or two). If you just want the latest and can't wait for a sale, buy it. You want to upgrade and can wait for a sale, I would. If you are changing from a different phone, I have no experience there and can't help there.
Agree, the pull down notification tile area is fugly at best, what were they thinking, why so big its pointless
 
  • Like
Reactions: rickysidhu_

aviatordoc

Senior Member
May 7, 2013
173
43
CHA
Got my 512 Stormy P6P yesterday and have been pleased so far. Got it set up and have been playing with it since. Did not have any flickering screen, heat or other issues so far. Fingerprint sensor is very picky! have retrained them again this AM, lets see how it goes.
 

MacGuy2006

Senior Member
Sep 15, 2006
885
83
From Android Authority:

"As mentioned, the Pixel 6 Pro tops out at 22W of power, far below the maximum charging potential offered by the adapter itself (as we’ll see in the next section). This peak power draw is sustained until 50% charge, which takes about 31 minutes, virtually as advertised. However, after that initial period of faster charging, power sent to the phone falls to 15W at around 62% battery capacity or around 40 minutes. This remains steady until falling further to just 12W by 75% capacity, which takes around 53 minutes to hit. From there the power holds steady once more until 85% charge is obtained at around the 63-minute mark, after which power gradually falls to as little as 2.5W by the time the battery is full.
Our verdicts: Google Pixel 6 review | Google Pixel 6 Pro review

Charging this last 15% of the battery takes an exorbitant about of time, requiring a further hour to finish filling up. Oddly, the phone actually switches back to the standard USB Power Delivery protocol after hitting around 75% battery capacity. There’s no clear reason for this and might be a hangover from Google’s old charging algorithm, as we’ll see later.

After hitting 50% charge, power falls from 22W to 15W and then well below.
Looking at a full charge cycle, the phone is reasonably quick to hit 50% but the following 50% takes three times as long. Temperature-wise, the phone didn’t break 35°C peak, which is very good, though it’s quickly turning to winter at the time of writing, so the external temperature may have played a small factor. Still, there’s plenty of thermal headroom in the latter stages of charging, with battery temperatures hovering close to just 25°C. The only other reason for Google to be playing it so conservative is so as not to strain a reasonably cheap low C-Rate battery."
 

Morgrain

Senior Member
Aug 4, 2015
751
751
From Android Authority:

"As mentioned, the Pixel 6 Pro tops out at 22W of power, far below the maximum charging potential offered by the adapter itself (as we’ll see in the next section). This peak power draw is sustained until 50% charge, which takes about 31 minutes, virtually as advertised. However, after that initial period of faster charging, power sent to the phone falls to 15W at around 62% battery capacity or around 40 minutes. This remains steady until falling further to just 12W by 75% capacity, which takes around 53 minutes to hit. From there the power holds steady once more until 85% charge is obtained at around the 63-minute mark, after which power gradually falls to as little as 2.5W by the time the battery is full.
Our verdicts: Google Pixel 6 review | Google Pixel 6 Pro review

Charging this last 15% of the battery takes an exorbitant about of time, requiring a further hour to finish filling up. Oddly, the phone actually switches back to the standard USB Power Delivery protocol after hitting around 75% battery capacity. There’s no clear reason for this and might be a hangover from Google’s old charging algorithm, as we’ll see later.

After hitting 50% charge, power falls from 22W to 15W and then well below.
Looking at a full charge cycle, the phone is reasonably quick to hit 50% but the following 50% takes three times as long. Temperature-wise, the phone didn’t break 35°C peak, which is very good, though it’s quickly turning to winter at the time of writing, so the external temperature may have played a small factor. Still, there’s plenty of thermal headroom in the latter stages of charging, with battery temperatures hovering close to just 25°C. The only other reason for Google to be playing it so conservative is so as not to strain a reasonably cheap low C-Rate battery."
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 18
    So 2 days in, some real life testing and me not liking. Here's why:
    1. Firstly, I noticed that the screen is yellowy, it's not pure white like you'd find from the S21 phones for example. It's minor but it bothers - like a niggling suspicious this phone can't manage the basics. White isn't white. Reality is overrated.
    2. Secondly, taking photos of white surfaces in darker rooms and white turns blue. I don't mean, faintly tinged, I mean blue!
    3. The phone is well balanced in the hand (unlike the S21U), however it feels very plasticy and cheaply built. Something about putting the power button above the volume rocker is not nice after 3 years with Samsung phones which are the other way around.
    4. So, the camera AI is good, photo's look on the surface to generally be good quality. Noise is well handled by the AI but zoom in and you seen there's a lots of smoothing on a minute level. This is the sole Pixel win over the S21U in my opinion.
    5. The 5G modem, ow god, this is awful. I know, because I have a Samsung with the same modem and good look having working connectivity where the 5G signal is sub par - the phone should drop 5G and revert to more reliable 4G but it doesn't. You just end up with a dead connection. Walk around and experience disconnection from your digital world.
    6. Why the feck can I not turn off 5G, I mean the preference option just isn't there. In no way. If your carriers 5G or 4G network flakes out, you are screwed. How dare you think of manually swapping to another technology to stay connected. Silly, stupid, user. Google (and your carrier) knows best... ergh
    7. VoLTE/4G calling seems flaky on some networks - EE UK - well, you can't. They blame Google, Google blame EE. Good luck with that.
    8. Make sure to cover your eyes when using the finger print reader in the dark too - it's optical/super cheap so it is the brightest light you'll ever see. I have notice one of my blood vessel is bit blocked. Great medical device. A++

    I really wanted to love the Pixel 6 Pro. I have lived with a sub par S21U for 9 months. I thought it was lots of marketting spin and less substance. I was wrong. I'm a Samsung fanboi forever now. They can throw me their *(£" and I'll happily lap it up after this massive disappointment.

    It'll improve with software updates. Just hold on. These are just the typical usual new problems.... yeah, after 5 years of hearing the same old crappy excuses by manufacturers, I think I'll go with my gut this time.

    Hey, Google, where's my refund?!
    I got my P6 Pro today and would like to add something to a few of your points

    1. My screen white is white, maybe your panel sucks?
    2. Jea, the blue tint is well known in low light shots. Also visible in several reviews. Many phones go yellowish, googles algorithms goes blueish.
    3. I actually prefer the power button above the volume rocker, so that's personal taste.
    4. The smoothing comes from the Super Rez Zoom algorithm
    5+6: Not sure if it's your provider, but I can set my preferred network, I can tell the phone to prefer either 5G, 4G, 3G or 2G.
    16
    my screen was yellow until i changed wallpaper settings to basic colour options and it became white.
    10
    Funny how people can view the same thing so differently but some of these are simply not true.

    You can change network type away from 5G, first thing I did.

    Samsung panels are absolutely not colour accurate to compare against.

    Some of the other things are subjective. Build quality I think is great, my unit is as well built as any Samsung, iphone or One Plus I have owned.
    9
    First impressions of this post - not great.
    The Samsung lover is strong in this one.
    9
    Lol that post about not turning off 5g! Seriously...look at what you can actually do before mentioning something so basic.
    Secondly power button location different to Samsung is not a fault it's a design choice and your preference. All my OnePlus phones had power above volume also.