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Love Island 2022: Which phone do the islanders use?

Antigoni Buxton receives a text on her Love Island phone. (Credits: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

It’s well known that any contestant entering the Love Island villa has to surrender their personal phone before stepping through the door.

Instead, they’re given a dedicated Love Island phone that prevents them from scrolling Instagram or checking up on news from the outside world.

It’s also a way for the show’s producers to contact them about dates, recouplings and other show-related announcements.

Finally, the islanders can use the gadgets to snap sexy selfies and pictures of their fellow contestants.

And while Love Island has traditonally had a strong partnership with South Korean manufacturer Samsung for the last few seasons, it’s all changed for 2022.

This year, the Love Island gang are all using Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Which are recognisable thanks to the distinctive black band across the back that houses the phone’s camera system.

Google Pixel 6 Pro From ?849,

The Pixel 6 Pro is a sleek new phone with a great camera – perfect for Love Island (Credit: Getty)

And despite the phones reportedly being locked down (special software installed on them means they can’t make calls or texts to the outside world, or connect to villa Wi-Fi) there’s a lot of impressive tech hiding inside the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

The aforementioned camera system includes a 50-megapixel main sensor behind a f/1.85 aperture lens with optical image stabilisation. Right next to it is a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera with a f/2.2 lens and a 114-degree field of view. And finally, a 4x telephoto lens for getting those zoom shots.

Google has equipped the Pixel 6 Pro with its own Tensor processor, which powers a lot of computational photography and photo editing tools.

Davide Sanclimenti with a phone in the Love Island villa

Love Island contestants are not allowed their personal phones in the villa. (Picture: ITV)

The ‘Magic Eraser’ mode lets you casually remove things from your photos – like photobombers in the background or unwanted objects – like a housemate that’s also an ex.

There’s also a ‘Motion Mode’ that mimics the long exposure settings on traditional cameras that turn rivers into wispy pathways of water and car headlights into unbroken streams of light on a dark road.

So while we don’t know if the islanders get to keep their phones or not once they leave the villa, the high-tech Google gadget could be enough to turn their heads when they’re shopping for their next upgrade.

Google Pixel 6 Pro: How to get it

Google has made its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones official (Google)

Google’s new Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are available to buy right this very second. (Credit: Google)

Want to pick up a Pixel 6 Pro for yourself?

You can get the Google Pixel 6 Pro for £949 at Currys’ with this link.

MORE : Leaked Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype sold on Facebook Marketplace

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Love Island 2022 latest

Kiss goodbye to your social life – Love Island is back to dominate your evenings, with the new series promising more drama than ever before.

For all the latest updates, visit‘s Love Island page.

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