Google’s latest mobile devices, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, have begun shipping, but as ever, Google’s latest devices aren’t “officially” available in New Zealand.
The Pixel 6 range is only available in Japan, Taiwan, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, the US and even our neighbours in Australia will be able to get their hands on the latest Google device.
As with previous Pixels, New Zealanders have had to parallel import the devices. However, this can potentially come with some drawbacks. The most significant of these drawbacks is the device may not be compatible with New Zealand’s carrier infrastructure – there is a possibility that a parallel imported Google Pixel 6 might not work with New Zealand’s 5G network.
As stated on Google’s Pixel Phone Help article, “not all Pixel 4a (5G) and later phones work on all 5G networks.” The guide advises potential customers to check with their carrier to see if the Pixel will work on their network, but seeing as the device isn’t “officially” supported in New Zealand, finding that information can be difficult.
According to WillMyPhoneWork, previous Google Pixels, have been compatible with New Zealand’s 4G networks, so we can assume the Pixel 6 will work with NZ’s 4G but 5G is yet to be confirmed.
How to buy the Pixel 6 in NZ?
Option 1: Mighty Ape
The process of getting the latest Google devices in New Zealand looks a lot easier this time around as the Pixel 6 and the 6 Pro are available to pre-order on Mighty Ape with an estimated arrival date of November 12th.
The Pixel 6 features Google’s new Tensor chip which was developed in-house and Google claims perform at similar levels to the Snapdragon 888 processor found in high-end Android phones.
The Pixel 6 has a 6.4inch, 1080×2340 OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and the 6 Pro has a 6.7inch 1440×3120 OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate.
Both devices come with a myriad of improvements over the Pixel 5 such as a bigger battery, better cameras and faster charging.
Option 2: Big Apple Buddy
However, you can still buy a Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from bigapplebuddy.com.
About Big Apple Buddy:
Big Apple Buddy, a high-end online shopping concierge in New York, was founded to bridge this gap in cross-border shopping, giving a chance to anyone in the world to access the latest tech products directly from the US.
Those who can’t wait to experience the reimagined Google Pixel smartphones have the opportunity to use Big Apple Buddy’s concierge service to order the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro immediately.
The company has partnered up with reliable shipping carriers, FedEx and DHL, meaning customers can receive their new phone in as little as a week from the official ship date.
The process is extremely easy – consumers simply visit the company’s shopping platform and place their order. Big Apple Buddy will then arrange for the product to be personally sourced from a US retailer and shipped to their doorstep. The New York startup has already developed a loyal client-base in over 100 countries around the world. Their clientele are mainly professionals and tech enthusiasts, who simply want the latest products quickly and hassle-free.
The company handles the entire process for the client from order to delivery. They will source the item from a reputable US retailer, check and repackage the goods upon arrival at their facility, prepare all necessary customs documentation and have the parcel safely shipped to the clients’ doorstep. The company charges a minimum service fee of US$50 per order for this personalized shopping experience.
Big Apple Buddy has a mission to eliminate international shopping barriers, giving consumers access to the latest tech products as soon as they are released in America, regardless of where they are in the world.
For more information, please visit www.bigapplebuddy.com.