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The best Google Pixel 6 plans in Australia
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can still be found on a plan in Australia.
The Pixel 7 has officially replaced the Pixel 6 as Google's flagship smartphone. If you'd prefer to see plans for the Google Pixel 7, click the link below. Otherwise, read on for our round-up on available Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro plans.
Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reject the more mundane and approachable tactics of 2020’s Google Pixel 5 in favor of a sleek and futuristic design, high-end specs and a downright cutthroat price-tag.
Built around a 6.4-inch OLED display and Google’s first house-brand processor, the Google Pixel 6 comes armed with up to 256GB of on-board storage, 8GB of RAM and a dual-lens rear camera that uses software smarts to get the most out of a 50-megapixel camera with a wide angle lens and and a 12-megapixel camera with an ultrawide one.
For those who aren’t satisfied with that, there’s the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Those who opt for the upgraded version of Google’s 2021 flagship smartphone snag the option of more on-board storage (up to 512 GB), a few extra gigabytes of RAM and a third, 48-megapixel telephoto lens when it comes to the device’s rear camera array.
If the Google Pixel 5’s ‘less is more’ approach left you cold, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were built to have the opposite effect.
Already a comparatively affordable flagship phone at launch, the Google Pixel 6 has dropped in price in the time since. You've just got to know where to find it. Below is a list of available plans for the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro.
What’s new with the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?
While Google fans only had one device to choose from in 2020, the 2021 Pixel lineup gives those seeking two plus a few storage options.
There’s a lot of overlap between these two devices, so whether it makes more sense to settle for the baseline Pixel 6 or the more powerful model is likely going to come down to what’s drawn your eye towards Google’s smartphone range in the first place.
If you’re in it for the camera or crave the experience of a larger and more high resolution smartphone screen, then the Pixel 6 Pro's extra bells and whistles could be worth the premium. The Pixel 6 Pro adds a third telephoto lens into the mix, which can allow for sharper and more versatile smartphone photography at a distance.
Likewise, power users are going to prefer the larger and higher resolution screen on the Pixel 6 Pro to that of its sibling. You don’t just get a bigger screen, you get a better one and you’ll be able to reap the benefits of doing so more-or-less every second you spend using the device.
The Pixel 6 Pro also includes 4 GB of additional RAM (bumping the total up to 12 GB) and the option to bump things up to the maximum 512 GB of on-board storage. By comparison, the Pixel 6 caps out at 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM.
On the other hand, if you’re happy to settle for a pretty solid dual-lens camera rather than a boundary-breaking triple-lens setup or prefer a form-factor that's a little more pocket-friendly, then the basic Pixel 6 may be the better buy.
For more modest users looking to save money, the Pixel 6 already packs in plenty of value. The Pixel 6 Pro does have some pretty clear advantages, but whether or not you'll feel their absence is going to vary from person to person.
Here’s how the specs compare between the two devices:
Pixel 6 Pro
|Display (inch)||6.4-inch OLED display||6.7-inch OLED display|
|Resolution||FHD+ (1080 x 2340)||QHD+ (1440 x 3120)|
|Camera||50-megapixel (wide angle) + 12-megapixel (ultrawide)||50-megapixel (wide angle) + 12-megapixel (ultrawide) + 48-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Durability||IP68 water and dust resistance||IP68 water and dust resistance|
|Front Camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0) fixed focus||11.1-megapixel (f/2.2) fixed focus|
|Internal memory||128 GB or 256 GB||128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB|
|Expandable memory (MicroSD)||No||No|
|Colours||"Stormy Black, Kinda Coral, Sort Seafoam"||"Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny"|
How much do the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro cost in Australia?
Australian pricing for the Google Pixel 6 starts at $999 for the 128GB model. The 256GB version of the device is slightly pricier at $1,129.
The more powerful Google Pixel 6 Pro naturally commands a higher asking price, starting at $1,299 for the 128GB model. Opting for the 256GB model will cost you $1,449, while the 512GB version of the Pixel 6 Pro tops out the range at $1,599.
These prices are taken from the official Google store but don’t expect third party resellers and retailers like JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman to deviate too far from this baseline in the short term.
If you’re looking to squeeze more out of your money, the best way is going to be by picking up the device on a plan or by holding off until the device you're looking to buy goes on sale.