Google Pixel 6 Pro – this is how it can beat the iPhone 13 Pro Max
The Google Pixel 6 Pro looks very promising based on what Google has shared so far and all the rumors and leaks. But the iPhone 13 Pro Max set the bar high enough for phones. In fact, it’s so high that it’s now our best phone overall.
So how can the Pixel 6 Pro overtake Apple? Well, it seems to share at least some of the same specs and features, including a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display and a telephoto lens. But the Pixel 6 Pro promises a lot more than that and could become the best Android phone challenger to Apple’s throne.
Here’s how the Pixel 6 Pro could overtake the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
This is how Google will attempt to beat Apple at its own game. The new Tensor SoC is a direct competitor to Apple’s A15 Bionic, and although we would expect it to deliver fast performance in Android 12 based on the leaked Pixel 6 credentials, that’s not even close to the whole story.
Google designed Tensor to give users new experiences that it just couldn’t get with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. For example, the tensor processing unit might make a toddler’s face less blurry in an image
Tensor should also help improve everything from voice recognition (which could circle Siri) and translation, to video processing of sunsets and other difficult lighting conditions.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro will feature three cameras, and the specs supposedly are a 50MP wide camera, 48MP telephoto, and 12MP ultra-wide shooter. This compares to Apple’s trio of 12MP lenses on the back of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Of course, resolution is only part of the story. And Apple is currently at the top of our list of the best camera phones because of its photo processing prowess. Apple also won our iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Galaxy S21 Ultra showdown. But Google is known for its computer photography techniques, and we expect noticeable improvements for the Pixel 6 Pro line.
Finally, we’re hoping for a more powerful zoom from the Pixel 6 Pro than the 3x optical zoom from the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
IPhone 13 Pro Max is designed to get up to 50% battery capacity in 30 minutes with Apple’s 20W USB-C charger. And you could hit 100% even faster with a 30W charger, like the one that came with the MacBook Air.
However, the Pixel 6 Pro is designed to offer even faster charging of up to 33 W. The previous Pixel 5 peaked at just 18 W. We’ll have to see how this translates into charging speed.
In addition, the Pixel 6 range is said to offer a faster wireless charging of 23 watts, compared to 15 W for Apple’s MagSafe technology.
According to the leaked specs, the Google Pixel 6 Pro will contain a 5,000mAh battery, compared to a 4,352mAh battery for the iPhone 13 Pro Max (based on teardowns). Still, the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasted a spectacular 12 hours and 16 minutes on our web browsing battery test, earning it a spot on our best phone battery life list.
In order for Google to outperform Apple on battery life, the Pixel 6 Pro will need to deliver an efficient display and get the most out of its Tesnor chip working hand in hand with Android 12.
More elegant design and fingerprint identification
As attractive as the iPhone 13 Pro Max is, it’s even heavier than the iPhone 12 Pro Max – and not everyone is a fan of the flat edges, which can dig into your hands when you grab the phone. . Plus, while the notch is 20% smaller on this phone than its predecessor, it’s still a bit painful on the eyes.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro should have a small punch hole at the top of its screen, giving you more space. Additionally, the Pixel 6 Pro is designed to offer an in-screen fingerprint reader, which we wish the iPhone 13 Pro Max had. Having to constantly unlock iPhone with a PIN code while wearing a mask becomes annoying.