What It’s Like Travelling With The Pixel 6 Pro

Dom Kwolczak
6 min readAug 5, 2022
Photo by Amjith S on Unsplash

I live in England, a country where the temperature ranges between 15 to 25°C (59° — 77°F) during the summer. However, in recent years the temperature has risen way above that and this year it hit a new record of 40.2°C (104.36°F).

You’re probably wondering why I decided to include those figures. Well, they come in handy when I’m talking about using the Pixel 6 Pro in warmer conditions, but there will be more on that coming up later in this article.

This year for our holiday, we decided to travel to the beautiful city of Budapest located in Hungary.

How the phone performed on the way over

Our journey to Budapest consisted of a 3-hour coach trip to London followed by a 2-and-a-half-hour flight. The entire journey lasted around 13 hours which also included the waiting time for the coach and flight.

I was surprised to find that the Pixel 6 Pro performed very well all the way to our Airbnb in Budapest. I was listening to music throughout the entire coach trip and flight using my now ageing Sony WH-H900N’s, which by the way are still a great pair of active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones.

As I had my coach ticket and boarding pass on my phone, I was concerned that the battery would run low, so I set the phone to power-saving mode for the entire duration of the journey. However, I’m not sure whether it was needed as the battery lasted all the way to my Airbnb.

Throughout the journey, I was also taking photos browsing Twitter and even watching YouTube videos, but when I got to the hotel room, the phone was still showing just under 40% which I thought was brilliant.

In terms of the tickets and boarding passes, I was sad to find out that neither National Express nor British Airways support the Google Wallet app (Previously Google Pay). I had to show my boarding pass using the British Airways app and I had to either show the National Express app or download a wallet app called PassWallet.

Overall, I was very happy with the phone on the journey over and I couldn’t expect more of it.

How does the phone perform in a warmer climate?