Opinion: Google should make the Pixel phones smaller again

With the Pixel 6 series, Google has jumped on a trend that not all customers like. Above all, no alternative is offered. There is no real counterpart to the Google Pixel 6 Pro when it comes to the size of the smartphone. This is different from other competing brands such as Apple or Samsung, as the direct comparison in particular painfully reveals.

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The “small” Google Pixel 6 clearly towers over its predecessor and direct competitor. The smartphone is not only over 10 millimeters longer than the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Apple iPhone 13, it is also up to 4 millimeters wider.

This also makes the Pixel 6 rather unwieldy in reality. Due to its angular shape, it is also hardly handier than the even larger Pixel 6 Pro, which offers more curves.

Samsung has even shrunk the Galaxy S22 a bit compared to its predecessor. So there seems to be enough demand for smaller devices. Google takes this to heart, at least slightly, because the Pixel 7 is said to be slightly smaller (155.6 x 73.1 millimeters) than the Pixel 6. But still far from the level of the competitors just mentioned.

Again, I have to reiterate that the Pixel 6 is overly big and bulky, despite actually having the smaller (6.5-inch) display of the two current models. And next fall, Google will only define the design a bit, but not drastically revise it. In my opinion, it doesn’t need a Pixel Mini, but a small shrinkage of the regular model. The then smallest Pixel phone is the Pixel 6a.

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