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Google Pixel 6 Pro Review: Good but Overhyped | Singapore

Updated: May 9, 2022

We finally got our hands on the Google Pixel 6 Pro here in Singapore and after using it for a while, we can tell you it’s a good phone but probably overhyped.

This is the much-hyped Google Pixel 6 Pro that we have purchased from Australia just for this review. We've tested it out for a few weeks and we can honestly tell you that it is a good phone but somehow we can’t help but feel a little disappointed.

The Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.71-inch screen, comes with Gorilla Glass Victus front and back protection and a chromed aluminium frame. It weighs less than the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and feels decently comfortable in the hand. It does have that premium feel and its "Visor" camera design and two-tone coloured back do stand out. From the front and the side, it looks pretty standard and we do feel that the matte aluminium frame on the Pixel 6 looks and will feel better. The muted and less reflective colours offered by Google does make fingerprints less obvious on the new Pixel phones.

Speaking of fingerprints, many of you would have known about the slow reading speed issue from the new Pixels. From our experience, we really did find it a hassle and we don’t really understand why the compromise. We realised it is not only slow but there were a few rare occasions, it just could not detect no matter how long or how hard we pressed on the screen. This is disappointing as the under-screen fingerprint reader is a mature technology and many other phones we have tried, even midrange phones, have moved on from this issue. We can’t help feeling that Google may have cut some corners in this area.

The addition of a 120hHz screen in the Pixel 6 Pro is a good step forward for Google if they intend to compete in the premium phone space. If you want consumers to shell out top dollars, you will need to give the best even if what’s best is debatable. The 120Hz screen performs admirably as it should. Buttery smooth scrolling, gaming and all but you can only toggle its Smooth Display function on or off. When Smooth Display is on, Google will help you decide your screen’s refresh rates depending on you