but the tensor's kinda on weaker ends right? how does it work out on games? say....genshin on all highs?
It's straddling that line between mid-range and high-end. Not as powerful as a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, certainly, but it's not going to struggle like some mid-range chips. From what I've seen, you can't expect to run Genshin at full detail... but then again, that game can struggle on anything other than a recent iPhone. The main thing is that the Pixel 6 always feels fast in general use.
I'd like to see what the Pixel 7's second-gen Tensor can do... is it a clear step forward, or just last year's chip with a few tweaks?
One update: I just got the most recent monthly Android 12 update (Android 13 is technically available, but hasn't hit my phone yet) and the fingerprint reader seems much better. I'll give it a few days to see how it works, but so far it's good enough that I want to retract my earlier hesitancy!