Since their launch in late 2021, the Google Pixel 6 family has been a double-edged sword – while the phones are great, Pixel issues have plagued users for months, with software bugs and glitches making the devices difficult to use for some.
Sure, the phones top some of our rankings and top our list of best camera phones and best Android phones, especially the Google Pixel 6 Pro with its bigger screen and extra camera.
But with so many bug-free phones on the market, we’ve found it difficult to recommend phones based on their software issues…until now.
Are the troubles over?
For the first few months of the Google Pixel 6 series’ existence, the problems were bad and getting worse: each new software update seemed to introduce more bugs than it fixed.
That’s settled into 2022, and with the April Pixel update bringing a massive slew of fixes and patches, Pixel 6 phones are now a different proposition than before.
Sure, software bugs won’t get rid of any gadget, but the new update brings the Pixel 6 family’s woes to a reasonable level of expectation. Now encountering a bug is a surprise, not a daily activity.
With the phones being less prone to silly little bugs, it means they’re a lot more enticing than they were a few months ago… with one tiny stipulation.
The price is wrong
We usually see a smartphone’s price drop over time, making them more affordable if you just wait a few months. This is natural and a common rule in the capital-driven world of tech and gadgets.
However, this is not the case with the Google Pixel 6 family, although it has been almost six months since its debut. In the US, cell phones generally cost as much as they were released. In the UK we see that most prices are actually higher.
So the general rule of smartphone price entropy doesn’t quite apply, at least for now.
However, that could change in the future. So if you’re looking to buy a new Google Pixel phone and have decided the bug fixes are your time to jump in, we recommend you get your calendar out.
Amazon Prime Day 2022 is likely to fall in mid-July, and if you can wait that long we encourage you to do so. This period (it’s not just one day, despite the name) will likely see temporary price drops for many Android phones, and given their age (and lack of discounts), Pixel phones seem like likely suspects for deals.
Even if they’re not discounted, they (hopefully) don’t cost any more, and you can pick up cases, power banks, and more at a discounted price.
If you don’t want to wait until July, you can probably find some Google Pixel 6 deals to ease the financial burden, but it’s worth keeping your phone going for a few more months if you can.
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