Goodbye Google Pixel 6 Professional: 9 causes it is not the telephone for me


The Pixel 6 Professional is the perfect smartphone accessible from Google, see our full evaluate, however that does not imply it’s the greatest smartphone for everybody. It additionally is just not the perfect smartphone accessible throughout the market that features telephones from Apple and Samsung. Some issues might be fastened with software program updates, however different elements are hardware-related so it’s essential resolve if they’re vital to you or not.

I pre-ordered a Pixel 6 Professional and it arrived a few weeks in the past. My return deadline is tomorrow and it is all boxed up and able to head again to Google. Readers know my major day by day driver is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and whereas I wasn’t searching for the Pixel 6 Professional to exchange it on T-Cellular, I believed it may function my Google Fi major machine. On the $1,000 value level, it is too costly to maintain as a second telephone given the numerous areas the place the telephone let me down.

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Digital camera efficiency is a significant focus for smartphone makers at the moment, however there’s rather more to a smartphone than simply the digital camera. Given there might be a $50 Black Friday low cost on the Pixel 5A 5G, I am critically contemplating selecting up that telephone for its digital camera and Google Fi compatibility as a substitute.

Listed below are the first causes I’m returning the Google Pixel 6 Professional. A few these could also be addressed with software program updates, however I am not prepared to spend the cash to search out out right now.

  1. Sluggish charging: Yesterday I used the Pixel 6 Professional for taking pictures, making Groups calls, e-mail, textual content messaging, and extra whereas out on a ship for 9 hours so on the finish of the workday the battery was all the way down to 24%. I plugged it into the rental automobile charger and drove 40 minutes to the lodge. The battery solely went as much as 38% after which within the lodge, it took greater than an hour to stand up to 85%. I have not seen a telephone cost this slowly in a very long time and may’t cope with battery nervousness in 2021.
  2. Common battery life: The Pixel 6 Professional has a 5,000mAh battery so it ought to simply get you thru a full day with at the least six hours of screen-on time. I am seeing 4 to virtually 5 hours SOT and a battery that could be very low on the finish of the day. Mixed with sluggish charging, it is not the telephone for me.
  3. RF reception: Connectivity is vital to me since I spend a whole lot of time commuting and touring for work. Samsung and OnePlus have at all times excelled in mobile reception efficiency so I take advantage of them as the usual. Utilizing the Pixel 6 Professional side-by-side has revealed that it lags and drops the sign when my Z Fold 3 continues to maintain me linked. I even noticed the Pixel drop to 3G earlier than shedding the connection. I perceive that Google is utilizing an older era Qualcomm X55 modem whereas my Z Fold 3, and different 2021 gadgets, have a more recent X60 modem inside.
  4. Unreliable fingerprint sensor: I didn’t set up a display screen protector, however the under-display fingerprint sensor has been unreliable with a hit charge of about 40%. I really like the facet sensor on the Z Fold 3 and even the rear sensor on older Pixel telephones that work 100% of the time. There is not even an possibility for face unlock on the Pixel 6 Professional so it has been irritating attempting to make use of a safe lock on the machine.
  5. Speaker quantity and high quality: I usually use headphones when itemizing to music or watch films, however I do like having stable audio system for telephone calls. Regardless of having stereo audio system on the Pixel 6 Professional, the highest speaker (constructed into the telephone headset speaker) could be very weak so the general speaker expertise is simply common. Apple and Samsung excel on this space and Google’s flagship must be competing at that degree for $1,000.
  6. Random Spotify outbursts: For some motive, Spotify randomly begins taking part in my final paused music at random instances on the Pixel 6 Professional. I’ve the identical model of Spotify on my different telephones that don’t do that so I do not assume it’s the software. Having AC/DC blast whereas sleeping or throughout a gathering is just not an fulfilling expertise. This looks as if it could possibly be fastened with a software program replace.
  7. Scrolling not fairly there: Placing my Z Fold 3, each shows, side-by-side with the Pixel 6 Professional, and having each linked to WiFi exhibits that rapidly scrolling up and down the show is a extra seamless expertise on the Z Fold 3. Once I first began utilizing the Pixel 6 Professional I believed the expertise was a bit totally different, however it wasn’t till I put them subsequent to one another that I confirmed one thing is conserving the Pixel from behaving as a 120Hz refresh charge ought to.
  8. Huge, slippery, and curved edges: The Pixel 6 Professional have to be put right into a case or it’s going to slide off of nearly any floor and out of your palms. It’s an especially slippery telephone and there aren’t any matte end choices. It is usually a really massive telephone and even the Pixel 6 is simply too massive for many individuals. I am carried out with curved edges and have been spoiled by my flat screens on the Z Fold 3. Total, I am simply not a fan of the design of the Pixel 6 Professional.
  9. Cameras aren’t at all times nice: I’ve shot fairly a number of pictures on a number of telephones to see how the Pixel 6 Professional did and whereas it repeatedly bests the opposite telephones (pretty subjective relying on what you want in a picture) I’ve additionally skilled poor photographs once I anticipated higher. Once I journey I take meals photographs to share nice meals with my household and in most of those some meals objects are in focus and others aren’t. It hasn’t carried out very nicely with shut topics and I have not been impressed sufficient to simply accept the opposite compromises for the digital camera alone.

All of us have totally different wants for our smartphones and a few of my considerations above could not apply to your scenario. There are additionally a number of which might be merely the way in which the telephone was constructed and also you additionally have to resolve if it’s a trade-off you’re prepared to make for the digital camera and long-term updates from Google.

See additionally: Google Pixel 6 Professional evaluate: Google’s greatest smartphone but, however is it sufficient?

When Google launched its pre-orders I purchased a Sorta Seaform Pixel 6 for my spouse, considering she would recognize the digital camera and an improve to her Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely. After simply two days she handed it again to me and advised me to return it and provides her again the S20 Extremely. Her major points had been that it was too sluggish and unresponsive, the cell sign was not so good as Samsung, and it was too slippery. I used to be fairly shocked by her lack of enthusiasm for the helpful Google software program parts.

I am curious in case you assume my suggestions on the Pixel 6 Professional is blinded by my fascination with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Have you ever skilled any of those points with the Pixel 6 Professional? Are there different facets of the telephone that brought about you to skip buying one or returning it as nicely?

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