Discovering the Best Google Pixel Phone: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding the Pixel for You

Posted by iCoverLover on Jan 13, 2023

Google makes one of the best smartphones in the tech industry and are comparable to Apple and Samsung's flagships, the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S series. Their incredible camera, amusing designs, lasting battery life, frequent software updates, and a lot of components never deny them their space as one of the best in the phone industry. 

However, just like every other phone brand, Google Pixel phones are made in different editions. Making a smart choice and selecting the best among them can be a bit tricky. This is because each edition has different storage, design, display, and performance, and you want the most value for the price you are paying. 

When considering a Pixel device, it is important to take into account factors such as design, camera, battery life, and price in order to determine which device is the best fit for your individual needs.

Comparison of the latest Google Pixel phones: 5, 6, and 7 lineup

As aforementioned, the latest Google Pixel models will be compared based on their most important features to help you choose the best phone for your needs. 

Google Pixel 5 

The Google Pixel 5 was made directly after the Pixel 4 series was made in 2019. This model isn't too exciting, but Google made this phone, focusing on the fundamentals such as camera, build quality, and battery life. 

Google Pixel 5_in a shockproof case

The design of this phone isn't something to write home about, as it was made with an aluminium body (back and frame), Gorilla glass 6 front with an IP67 rating.

The display type of the Pixel 5 is an OLED capacitive touchscreen with 6.0 inches and 87.6 cm² sizes. Moving forward to the camera, this phone has two camera lenses. The main camera sensors are 12.2 f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.55", while the ultra-wide is 16MP, f.2.2, 107˚, 1.0µm. The camera has features like autofocus, HDR, panorama, digital zooming, and so on. 

In addition, the operating system of this phone is Android 11 and the chipset incorporated in this phone is the Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm).  

Not to forget the battery, this phone has the Li-Po 4080mAh, a non-removable battery. It supports fast charging and wireless charging. And lastly, the price of this Pixel 5 starts from AU$469. 

Google Pixel 5a

Google Pixel 5a in a protective cover_iCoverLover

The Google Pixel 5a was released just before the arrival of the Pixel 6 series in the winter of 2021. This model featured some new upgrades from the Pixel 5, like the improvement of the battery life from the Li-Po 4080 mAh to the Li-Po 4680 mAh, better displays, and also a slightly better camera for those who take a lot of photos. 

With the difference being an increase in the dimensions (Pixel 5a has a dimension of 16 M.P., f/22, 119'), however, the selfie cameras are the same.

In terms of the display, the Google Pixel 5a has a size of 97.0 cm, which is an 85.0% screen-to-body ratio, a size that's slightly bigger than the Google Pixel 5. 

The performance is the same with the Google Pixel 5 in every area; both devices operate using Android 11, which can be upgraded to Android 13. Both of them possess the same C.P.U built with every ramification of the word identical, and they are both configured with the same chipset. 

Finally, the pricing is obviously higher than the Google Pixel 5, with the Pixel 5a costing around $543.21. 

Google Pixel 6

 The introduction of the Google Pixel 6 was definitely an upgrade to the Google Pixel 5a, even though they were launched in the same year with just two months between them. 

The Google Pixel 6 can operate with both a nano sim and an e-sim, just like the Google Pixel 5a. And another similarity the Google Pixel 6 shares with the 5a is that they are both water resistant. 

Google Pixel 6 in a clear phone case_iCoverLover

However, the Google Pixel 6 begins to show its superiority over the Pixel 5a in terms of dimension (158.6 X 74.8 X 8.9mm) and the amount of water and dust they can both resist.

The Google Pixel 6 has an IP68 rating, which means it can resist dust with 1.5m thickness and can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes, compared to the Pixel 5a, which has a rating of IP67.

The Google Pixel 6 also surpasses the Pixel 5a by having a larger screen size (6.4" or 98.9cm²), but they share the same resolution (1080X2040 Pixel). 

The camera is another aspect where the Pixel 6 smartphone triumphs over the Pixel 5a (50MP compared to 12.2MP), but they do have the same size as the selfie camera (8MP).

The chipset used in the production of the Google Pixel 6 is the Google tensor, while the CPU is made with Octa-core but with a higher processing speed than the Pixel 5a (2 X 2.80 GHz). 

Lastly, another place where the Pixel 5a beats the Google Pixel 6 is in the battery aspect (4614 mAH compared to 5a's 4680 mAH). The Google Pixel 6 costs around AU$ 879.80.

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Google Pixel 6 Pro comes with more enhanced features than what you may already know with the Pixel 5 series. 

Google Pixel 6 Pro in a strong armour case_iCoverLover

Here's a summary of what you get to enjoy with the Google Pixel 6 Pro:

Design: The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a dimension of 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm and has a glass front and a glass back, as well as an aluminium frame. 

Screen display: 6.71" inch size with a 1440x3120 Pixel resolution. 

Camera: 50MP main camera and 11.2MP selfie camera. 

Performance: It is designed with the Google tensor chipset with an octa-core of 2x2.25 GHz. The RAM size is 12 GB, and it has memory storage of 128, 256, and 512 GB.

Battery Life: The battery size of 5003mAH makes the Google Pixel 6 Pro by far the biggest battery we have discussed so far. It can also be charged with reverse wireless charging technology. 

Price: AU$559 for 128GB, AU$1250 for 256GB, and AU$1839 for 512 GB.

The only similarity between the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro is the rare camera and the processor, everything else on the Google Pixel 6 Pro beats the Google Pixel 6.

Google Pixel 6a

Design: Aluminium frame, Gorilla Glass 3 on the front, plastic on the back, IP67 protection.

Google Pixel 6a in a phone case with a holder_iCoverLover

Display: 6.1-inch screen with FullHD+ display; 60Hz refresh rate 

Camera: The main camera is 12MP, Dual LED flash, pixel shift, auto HDR, panorama. The selfie cam has an 8-MP sensor with fixed focus.

Performance: This phone has Google's Tensor processor, 6GB of LPDDR5 system memory and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 data storage.

Battery: The battery capacity is about average at 4410 mAh, however, the duration of operation on a single charge is above average.

In many ways, the Pixel 6a is an excellent phone for the requested (approximately) $625. Especially the processor and photographic results elevate it above the competition, "merely" 60-hertz refresh of the (otherwise very nice) screen is not a reason not to buy it. It is also extremely attractive and very well made. On the other hand, slow charging can seriously annoy someone.

Google Pixel 7

Google didn't stop with the Google Pixel 6 Pro as they decided to take it one step further by introducing the Google Pixel 7. 

Google Pixel 7 in a durable TPU case_iCoverLover

Below are some of its amazing characteristics. 

Design: The front and back are made of glass that's enclosed with an aluminium frame and designed with IP68 water and dust resistance. 

Display: The Google Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch screen with 1080 x 2400 Pixel quality that is protected by Gorilla glass. 

Camera: The main camera is 50MP, and the selfie camera is 10.8 MP.

Performance: It works with the Android 13 with the Google tensor chipset mixed with an octa-core of 2x2.85GHz. The Google Pixel 7 has 8GB of RAM as well as storage options of 128 and 256GB, depending on what you can afford. 

Battery: With a battery life of 4355mAh, the Google Pixel 7 can be charged with the new wireless technology. 

Cost: The Google Pixel 7 costs about AU$ 648. 

With the above information, the Google Pixel 6 Pro has a better selfie camera, battery, and storage option compared to the Google Pixel 7. 

Google Pixel 7 Pro 

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is very similar to the Google Pixel 7 with only a few changes that will be highlighted below. 

Google Pixel 7 Pro in a butterfly embossed wallet cover_iCoverLover

Screen display: The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a screen size of 6.7 inches, 0.4 inches longer than the Google Pixel 7.

Performance: The Google Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 7 Pro are both designed with the Google tensor tech and octa-core speed, but the Pixel 7 Pro has a large RAM size of 12 GB. 

Battery: The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a larger battery than the Google Pixel 7 (5000mAh), which gives it more run time. 

Price: The Google Pixel 7 Pro can cost from AU$971 upwards, depending on the RAM and storage size. 

Camera: The Pixel 7 Pro has three cameras that consist of a 50-megapixel main sensor with 2x zoom and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens. The Pixel 7 Pro has an additional feature in its camera, which is a 48-megapixel telephoto camera with 10x zoom. 


The newest Google Pixels are constructed to satisfy all criteria. Therefore, regardless of the type of operation, battery duration, or camera that you desire, you can choose among the versions that have been presented in this post. All Pixels are available in different colours. Note that the latest phones do not come with a charger and a cable.

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