How the Pixel 5 Compares to the Pixel 6 in Size

The Pixel 5 is one of my favorite phones in recent years in large part because of its size. In a world filled with whale devices trying to convince you they are manageable, the Pixel 5 is a true one-handed phone that’s light and easy to use no matter the situation. And while I know there are all of 10 of these in the wild, those of us who own and love the Pixel 5 have been worried from that first Pixel 6 reveal by Google that we would soon be suffering with a phone much larger than we prefer.

A reddit user decided to buy one of the early available Pixel 6 cases to see just how big the new phone might be compared to his Pixel 5, and yeah, it’s bad news.

In the image here, this user slipped his Pixel 5 inside of the Pixel 6 case and there is a large gap from the top of the phone to the top of the case, as well as a bit of space on the right side. We already knew that the Pixel 6 would feature a 6.4″ display, which is a decent increase over the Pixel 5’s 6″ display. Seeing it here, though, makes me sad.

You also need to keep in mind that this is a case for the regular Pixel 6, not the larger Pixel 6 Pro. If you plan on buying a Pixel 6 Pro, with its 6.7″ display, the difference between the two will be even greater. is fully embracing the whale phone once again, only this time they aren’t giving us a choice over small and large, it’s either large or x-large.

Of course, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro should be greatly improved over the Pixel 5, a device that always felt like a somewhat-affordable placeholder made for a pandemic rather than a device meant to sell or push new technologies. The Pixel 6 line-up will be a big deal for with new cameras, new designs, and their first chip, called Tensor. Owning one as a upgrade to the Pixel 5 will likely be worth it, even if the size isn’t where we want it.

Everyone ready?


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