I would not call it brighter. The white is calibrated incorrectly, seems yellow.Checked Pixel 6 Pro today at Bestbuy, felt P6P is not as premium as S21 Ultra. S21 Ultra build quality felt premium to me, the back being matte feels like metal, also S21 ultra screen quality is better (brightness and richness of color etc..).
Check the attached screen comparison pic (both are at 100% brightness).
You are a nonce sir. This specific scenario and 30% of difference in sunlight is really important. EOT from my side. Answering: I can imagine somebody buying or not buying a phone due to the maximum screen brightness.
How did you engage the auto brighness extra
That's awesome to hear, I already wondered about this, considering that the Pixel 4 (XL) also had a hidden high-brightness mode that only activated in extreme sunshine situations. I guess a rooted Pixel 6 Pro can easily be forced to max out brightness even in normal situations. One more reason for root.
Google should have put this in their specs. It's no ones fault but their own. This is one of the reasons I cancelled my order, and if I knew this it would have been one less thing pushing me in that direction.That's awesome to hear, I already wondered about this, considering that the Pixel 4 (XL) also had a hidden high-brightness mode that only activated in extreme sunshine situations. I guess a rooted Pixel 6 Pro can easily be forced to max out brightness even in normal situations. One more reason for root.
It's just a shame that most reviewers never bothered to look into this and now most people believe that the Pixel 6 maxes out at 800 nits, which appears to be bogus.
I made two reddit threads to spread awareness of your findings. Hope you're ok with that.
that`s ok allows someone else to get there order faster
Googles high-brightness mode can't be toggled/manually "activated" by hand (except if you root and force that), so most people just max the slider and then make a comparison. That's why there is a lot of confusion concerning the "doesn't get bright enough" - But that's bullshit. It won't work. You need to go into a direct sunlight situation and then and only then the phone will max out. It's hardcoded and is only active when the phone sensors scream "supa bright!!!". It's Googles way to do it and it sorta sucks, but that's how it is.
I'm with you, have 20/10 vision and light sensitivity so sunglasses anytime I'm outside that's not after dark and have every piece of glass in my car tinted including the windshield so I suppose we are in a slightly different category than most in this thread.