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bouchigo

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show me a video that shows a slow fingerprint on the 6p
There was a video/review (Pixel 6, not 6 Pro, but I'm assuming it's the same fingerprint sensor) the reviewer said his fingerprint was hit and miss until he re-scanned his fingerprint, after that it worked every time.

Review Link (At around the 1:48 minute mark):

 
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krips2003

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IMO, the best review you can have of any phone is by you actually using it and see if it has all the features that you mostly use in your day to day life. Reviewers are looking at everything. Remember no single phone will do everything best in all categories.
For me, I was happy with Pixel 3 since I owned from the launch date. I know Pixel 6 Pro will be way better than Pixel 3. And this is the reason I purchased Pixel 6 Pro. Whereas, I could easily purchase iPhone 13 Pro/Max. 🙏 ✌️
 

droidguy22

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Interestingly AP doesn't mention video quality in the cons section.

Cons:
Lens flare can be an issue sometimes.
Inconsistent fingerprint sensor performance. (not sure if their phone is defective, I saw many reviews and most of them didn't pointed this issue)
Imbalanced speakers.
 
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freebee269

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most camera reviews complain about the pixel 6 pro's video capabilities. its a shame because i had high hopes for it. its one of the main things i look for in a phone and i REALLY wanna get off of ios. but the iphone 13 pro max has such high quality videos, it makes it hard in my instance. the graininess that most complain about was also in my pixel 5. pixel 5 also had those same stabilization modes. when i would put my pixel 5 and iphone video side by side and watch it i would immediately delete the pixel's video. its not even close.
 

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Here's the complete camera review by Julia Trotti. And like her, I too take pictures in JPEG+RAW format on my current Pixel 3 and very soon on Pixel 6 Pro. Enjoy the video.

Did you see that you can't actually take a 50mp picture? If that's true it's unacceptable. Unless the reviews I saw just missed it.

Off topic but I also saw on Twitter that a 2018 iPhone beat the tensor chip in Geekbench and it wasn't close. Also see in some videos that gaming performance wasn't great, you can't change 1440p to 1080p for the screen for what reason?!?! I have a really bad feeling this is really close to being hoodwinked by Google.

Don't get me wrong, I have this on pre-order but there's too much to ignore at this point.
 

krips2003

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Did you see that you can't actually take a 50mp picture? If that's true it's unacceptable. Unless the reviews I saw just missed it.

Off topic but I also saw on Twitter that a 2018 iPhone beat the tensor chip in Geekbench and it wasn't close. Also see in some videos that gaming performance wasn't great, you can't change 1440p to 1080p for the screen for what reason?!?! I have a really bad feeling this is really close to being hoodwinked by Google.

Don't get me wrong, I have this on pre-order but there's too much to ignore at this point.
The Pixel 6/Pro uses Pixel binning from the main 50 MP camera sensor. This is the same thing used by Samsung S21 Ultra with their main camera sensor.

Here's some information from one of the Android Authority article:


"To sum it up in one sentence, pixel-binning is a process that sees data from four pixels combined into one. So a camera sensor with tiny 0.9 micron pixels will produce results equivalent to 1.8 micron pixels when taking a pixel-binned shot.

As we said in our 48MP camera explainer, think of the camera sensor as a yard and the pixels/photosites as buckets collecting rain in the yard. You can either place loads of small buckets in the yard, or several big buckets instead. But pixel-binning is essentially the equivalent of combining all the small buckets into one gigantic bucket when needed.

The biggest downside of this technique is that your resolution is effectively divided by four when taking a pixel-binned shot. So that means a binned shot on a 48MP camera is actually 12MP, while a binned shot on a 16MP camera is only four megapixels."
 

xgerryx

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The Pixel 6/Pro uses Pixel binning from the main 50 MP camera sensor. This is the same thing used by Samsung S21 Ultra with their main camera sensor.

Here's some information from one of the Android Authority article:


"To sum it up in one sentence, pixel-binning is a process that sees data from four pixels combined into one. So a camera sensor with tiny 0.9 micron pixels will produce results equivalent to 1.8 micron pixels when taking a pixel-binned shot.

As we said in our 48MP camera explainer, think of the camera sensor as a yard and the pixels/photosites as buckets collecting rain in the yard. You can either place loads of small buckets in the yard, or several big buckets instead. But pixel-binning is essentially the equivalent of combining all the small buckets into one gigantic bucket when needed.

The biggest downside of this technique is that your resolution is effectively divided by four when taking a pixel-binned shot. So that means a binned shot on a 48MP camera is actually 12MP, while a binned shot on a 16MP camera is only four megapixels."
Thank you for the info, that is really interesting. I still don't know how I feel about it exactly. Mine can take 48mp shots if I want to. There should be an option to do that imo.
 
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Battery life is what worries me. There's been a few reviews like the one above where they say it's been disappointing and they're attributing it to an outdated 5g Samsung modem from last year instead of the of the newer and more efficient modem by qualcomm.
 
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droidguy22

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Heres one of the reviews Ive been waiting to watch

Not a good review, doesn't go to details where needed, when he claims 4+ hours screen on time, he provided zero details about the usage (5G/4G, brightness level, Camera usage, GPS usage etc..).

Some other reviews got 8 hours screen on time and they were on 4G.
 

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Find it amusing after all the hype, the only thing that makes Pixel 6 standout from competition, camera from all reviews I have seen say it's a slight upgrade from Pixel 5 and often barely noticable.

Everyone is saying pricing is great but foegetting this is using inferior hardware. Didn't realize the cores themselves are mid grade. Seems to me the pricing is not bargain but rather appropriate.
 

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    Did you see that you can't actually take a 50mp picture? If that's true it's unacceptable. Unless the reviews I saw just missed it.

    Off topic but I also saw on Twitter that a 2018 iPhone beat the tensor chip in Geekbench and it wasn't close. Also see in some videos that gaming performance wasn't great, you can't change 1440p to 1080p for the screen for what reason?!?! I have a really bad feeling this is really close to being hoodwinked by Google.

    Don't get me wrong, I have this on pre-order but there's too much to ignore at this point.
    The Pixel 6/Pro uses Pixel binning from the main 50 MP camera sensor. This is the same thing used by Samsung S21 Ultra with their main camera sensor.

    Here's some information from one of the Android Authority article:


    "To sum it up in one sentence, pixel-binning is a process that sees data from four pixels combined into one. So a camera sensor with tiny 0.9 micron pixels will produce results equivalent to 1.8 micron pixels when taking a pixel-binned shot.

    As we said in our 48MP camera explainer, think of the camera sensor as a yard and the pixels/photosites as buckets collecting rain in the yard. You can either place loads of small buckets in the yard, or several big buckets instead. But pixel-binning is essentially the equivalent of combining all the small buckets into one gigantic bucket when needed.

    The biggest downside of this technique is that your resolution is effectively divided by four when taking a pixel-binned shot. So that means a binned shot on a 48MP camera is actually 12MP, while a binned shot on a 16MP camera is only four megapixels."
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    IMO, the best review you can have of any phone is by you actually using it and see if it has all the features that you mostly use in your day to day life. Reviewers are looking at everything. Remember no single phone will do everything best in all categories.
    For me, I was happy with Pixel 3 since I owned from the launch date. I know Pixel 6 Pro will be way better than Pixel 3. And this is the reason I purchased Pixel 6 Pro. Whereas, I could easily purchase iPhone 13 Pro/Max. 🙏 ✌️
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    Short Circuit channel showing how dark the screen is at max brightness compared to the iphone 13 (which I have no interest in), also doesn't look good to me. The speakers also sound way worse it seems. The more I see of this the more this feels like the pro should have started at $700 and not $900. I ordered from best Buy and I can still cancel it, but I don't know what to do.
    I don't know, almost every review I've read or watched so far place the 6 Pro above the S21 Ultra AND the iphone 13 Pro.

    We'll see for ourselves soon enough though.
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    Short Circuit channel showing how dark the screen is at max brightness compared to the iphone 13 (which I have no interest in), also doesn't look good to me. The speakers also sound way worse it seems. The more I see of this the more this feels like the pro should have started at $700 and not $900. I ordered from best Buy and I can still cancel it, but I don't know what to do.
    Simple. Wait to get the phone, and then decide for yourself. :)
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    shame Google missed the boat on macro mode not being as good as Samsung or Apple! I use macro more then portrait mode
    I think in Android Central video review, you can take macro using the telephoto lens on Pixel 6 Pro. And I liked what I see. Your mileage may vary ✌️🙏