Google won’t like that. A well-known YouTuber with millions of followers has publicly exposed the new Pixel 6 Pro. After being able to recommend the new Google phone at the same price so far, he has changed his mind and is now using a Samsung phone again. That also coincides with my experiences.
Google Pixel 6 Pro has a lot of problems and bugs
Google launched the Pixel 6 Pro in late October 2021 and has received a lot of positive feedback. The Google phone also did well in my test. Over time, however, the Pixel 6 Pro became more noticeable. It feels like the smartphone is getting slower and slower. So more and more often I have the feeling that the 120 Hz are not active everywhere. The camera app often starts very slowly and sometimes the direct shutter release does not work. The lock screen has also developed a life of its own. Sometimes it just doesn’t lock for me, even though I have pressed the power button. Then apps are simply opened or calls are made in your pocket. Really annoying. And that’s exactly what Marques Brownlee has now made public in front of an audience of millions:
He is withdrawing his initial recommendation to buy the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Instead of this he changes back to a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra for the time being (to the test). On request, he then goes into detail:
Basically all things that every owner of the Google Pixel 6 Pro knows and is annoyed with. Especially since Google just can’t get the problems under control.
The Google Pixel 6 has unique features:
Google Pixel 6 Pro still with November update
Usually smartphone manufacturers try to resolve problems quickly so that first-time buyers, who have paid full price, are satisfied. This does not currently work with Google. Every Tuesday I hope that Google will finally release an update for the Pixel 6 Pro that will fix the problems. I still have the first version from November 2021 on. The December update was recalled because more bugs were integrated there. The January update has been postponed.
In my opinion, it shouldn’t really be that a Pixel smartphone is two months behind other manufacturers in terms of monthly updates. Samsung has been distributing the January update for its smartphones for days. Google finally has to solve the problems.