Pixel 5 vs Pixel 6

Swappasaurus says...

Upgrading from a Pixel 5 to a Pixel 6 is considered a year-over-year upgrade, which typically means smaller improvements. But that isn’t the case with the Pixel 6 due to the new exterior design and new Google Tensor chip. For comparison, the Pixel 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor. Both models offer 5G connectivity, but the Pixel 6 offers a larger 6.4” display, 4614 mAh battery with Extreme Battery Saver, an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and up to 256GB of storage space. Both models feature an 8MP front-facing camera, but the Pixel 6 has a better rear camera, which includes a 50MP wide lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and an LDAF (laser detect auto-focus) sensor.

Price Comparison

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 6 Pricing

Pixel 5 prices start at $185, which is cheaper than the Pixel 6 low price of $360.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 5 Pixel 6
Width 70 mm 2.8 inches 75 mm 2.9 inches
Height 145 mm 5.7 inches 159 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 151 g 5.3 ounces 207 g 7.3 ounces


Camera Pixel 5 Pixel 6
Primary 12.2 MP 50.3 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 8192x6144


Display Pixel 5 Pixel 6
Resolution 1080x2340 1080x2400
Screen Size 151 mm 5.9 in 163 mm 6.4 in
Pixels Per Inch 437 ppi 411 ppi


Battery Pixel 5 Pixel 6
Capacity 4000 mAh 4614 mAh
Longevity 48 hours 48 hours


Processor Pixel 5 Pixel 6
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G SM7250-AA (Nairo) Samsung Google Tensor S5P9845 (GS101)

Color Choices

Pixel 5

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Sage

Which Pixel 5 color should you buy?

Pixel 6

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Coral
  • Seafoam

Which color Pixel 6 is the most popular?

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 6 Colors

The Pixel 5 introduces two new colors not found in the Pixel 6 color palette: Seafoam and Coral. Both the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 5 does away with Sage, previously seen on the Pixel 6.

Storage Options

Pixel 5

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which Pixel 5 storage should I buy?

Pixel 6

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage Pixel 6 is the most popular?

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 6 Storage

The Pixel 6 introduces one new storage option not found on the Pixel 5: 256GB. Both the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 share one storage option: 128GB.


Pixel 5

38 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 6

No reviews at this time

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 6 Reviews

The Pixel 5 is rated by users at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Review data for Pixel 6 is not available at this time.

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