As we all know, Google has launched its Pixel 6 and 6 Pro with a very aggressive pricing of $599 and $899. Now, most of the consumers who want an upgrade in a budget of $600 are confused about whether to buy the Pixel 6 or the Oneplus 9, which is also priced similarly.
So stay tuned as we are going to answer all the doubts and give a detailed analysis of which one is the best for you.
GOOGLE PIXEL 6
What all changes and features do the Google Pixel 6 bring to the table-
Display: it is a 6.4-inch OLED with an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display is FHD+ resolution with 2,400 x 1,080 and 411 ppi. It has a 90Hz refresh rate with HDR support and 24-bit depth.
Protection: Gorilla Glass victus front and Gorilla Glass 6 in back
Processor: Google Tensor
Ram: 8GB with the latest LPDDR5 RAM model
Storage: 128GB / 256GB
Battery: 4,600 mAh
Charging: 30W wired charging with support of USB-PD 3.0; 21W wireless charging (with Pixel Stand); 12W Qi wireless charging; reverse wireless charging; No charger is present in the box
Ports and sim: USB-C 3.1 Gen 1; Power button; Volume rocker; Dual SIM (single nano and an eSIM support); No expandable storage; No 3.5mm port
Connectivity: 5G support (no mmWave); Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Bluetooth 5.2; NFC support
Rear: 50MP main; 1.2 μm, ƒ/1.85, 82-degree FoV; 1/1.31-inch sensors; LDAF, OIS, and EIS; 12MP ultra-wide; 1.25 μm, ƒ/2.2, 114-degree FoV and Laser AF
Front camera: 8MP single; 1.12 μm, ƒ/2.0, 84-degree FoV
AUDIO: Stereo speakers; Triple mics
Security: In-display fingerprint; Titan M2 chip; 5 years security updates
Software: Android 12; Pixel UI
Dimension: 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm; 207g
Colors: Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral.
OnePlus 9 is a little older device but has strong hardware with average software.
Display: 6.55-inch flat AMOLED with 20:9 aspect ratio with 2,400 x 1,080 at 402 ppi pixel density.
Processor: Snapdragon 888 ( 5nm)
Ram: 8GB or 12GB (LPDDR5)
Storage: 128GB and 256GB
UFS 3.1 ( Gen 1)
Battery: 4,500 mAh
Charging: Warp Charge 65; 65W charger in the box with 15W Qi-compatible wireless charging (except India)
Ports and sim: USB-C 3.1 Gen 1; No 3.5mm headphone jack; No MicroSD card slot support
Connectivity: 5G support in every area; latest Wi-Fi 6 support; 2×2 MIMO; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax; NFC support; Bluetooth 5.2
Rear: 48MP main (Sony IMX689); 1/1.43-inch sensors; 1.12μm at 46MP or 2.24μm at 12MP; ƒ/1.8, EIS with 50MP ultra-wide (Sony IMX766); 1/1.56-inch sensors; ƒ/2.2; 2MP monochrome
Front camera: 16MP single (Sony IMX471); 1.0μm with EIS; ƒ/2.4, fixed focus
Audio: Bluetooth 5.2 (aptX, aptX High Definition, LDAC, AAC); Dual stereo speakers with support of Dolby Atmos
Security: No IP rating against water and dust; In-display fingerprint sensor (optical); Face unlock
Software: Android 11
Oxygen OS 11
Dimension: 160 x 74.2 x 8.7mm; 192g
Colors: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black
DISPLAY AND BUILD QUALITY
The Google Pixel 6 has a 90-hertz display with super AMOLED and HDR 10 support whereas the OnePlus 9 has a 120-hertz fluid AMOLED display with the same HDR 10 support. So no doubt both the displays are equally good and you can’t find any difference in 90 and 120-hertz displays.
Both Google Pixel 6 and OnePlus 9 have a flat display. Though the Google Pixel 6 has a glass-metal sandwich design whereas OnePlus 9 has a plastic frame which may be a deal-breaker for some.
Google Pixel 6 software to OnePlus 9 software
Google Pixel 6 has android 12 with pixel UI and of course as it is a Google phone you will get original stock android with brilliant software support down the line just like Apple.
Google has also promised to give 3 major updates and 5 years of security support.
OnePlus 9 has been released with android 11 with its oxygen OS which many of like because of fast and smooth animations and good software support.
But after the merger of OnePlus with OPPO oxygen OS a bit like color OS losing its originality. As of now, OnePlus has also promised 3 major updates and 4 years of security support.
It’s up to you to have a clean material u design with stock android and fast updates and smooth UI or you want to have a little bit more customization with fast and smooth UI.
GOOGLE PIXEL 6 OR ONEPLUS 9 WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD BUY?
Google Pixel 6 is the most value for money smartphone so was the OnePlus 9. Google Pixel 6 offers a new refresh design with great build quality and aesthetics. Google Pixel 6 has one of the most advanced camera setups in the android market with its great software processing and ISP.
OnePlus 9 has co-powered with Hasselblad to enhance their camera but as they hyped it didn’t deliver the quality that was promised but had a great camera overall. On the other hand, Google pixel 6 has great software because Google’s own android has great reliability with faster updates. And Google pixel 6 has also hardware security with the help of the titan m2 chip where the OnePlus 9 doesn’t have that level of security.
OnePlus 9 has a faster-charging speed with the charger in the box and has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor. Whereas Google Pixel 6 has the latest tensor chip designed by Google and was told the most advanced chip but it has to prove itself. It doesn’t have a charger inside and has slow charging speeds too.
So it all depends upon users’ choice and requirements if they want clean android with great machine learning and excellent cameras that are backed up by google. If they want pretty decent software and excellent hardware with good cameras and excellent charging speeds so they can go for the OnePlus 9.
Edited by Anupama Roy