Google Pixel 5 review, for the strengths and faults, is a strange and confusing phone. The pixel certainly isn’t better in every way. Critically, Google has chosen a lower-tier chipset to keep costs down and ditched some of the pixel 4 more advance and unique features, like its 3D face unlocked system.
Google has designed the pixel 5 to connect to both sub-6GHz low and mid-band 5G networks. So as well as millimeter-wave-ones, meaning that it supports the full gamut of 5G service no matter which carrier you take it to. That said, I never experienced impressive speed during my time with the phone. When I happened to be in a range of AT &T’s nationwide 5G network.
Google Pixel 5 review: Design
If you have seen Google-branded phone in the last two years. You may have virtually seen pixel 5. All-mountain view’s modern handsets are remarkably simple and minimalist in terms of design, small hole-punch front-facing cameras, and tiny bezels encircling the display. On the back, there’s a fingerprint sensor. And it has a square camera module packing dual optics-and that’s pretty much it.
The pixel has a sense of form triumphing over function with the pixel 5’s design. Though I’m personally not very bothered by that because the result is so eye-catching and compact. It’s feather-light, too- at just 5.33 ounces, the pixel 5 is more than an ounce lighter than iPhone 11 pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, which you certainly feel the movement you hold and compare.
Pixel 5 review: Display
The Google pixels 5 ‘s 6-inch OLED display touts a full-HD resolution and 90Hz peak refresh rate, which you can drop down to 60Hz in the device’s sitting if you so choose. The refresh rate isn’t variable per se -unlike the Galaxy Note 20 Pro Ultra’s screen, it can’t speed up or down dynamically to any pace at will – though Google says the pixels 5 switches between 60Hz and 90Hz depending on the type of content presented. Color on pixel 5 strike an excellent balance between muted realism and cartoonish oversaturation.
Google pixels 5 reviews: Camera
The Pixel 5 features a dual-lens camera system that’s equal parts familiar and new for Google’s handsets. The primary 12.2-megapixel lens is a mainstay of the pixel brand; it’s been around for 2 days, and Google mostly relies on software enhancements to continually improve its output. We see a comparison between the ultra-wide shooters on the pixel and also the brand-new Oneplus 9 Pro, and it’s honestly hard to choose between the two. It has a 16MP Ultra camera and the front camera is 32MP.
Pixel 5 review: Performance
Google’s decision to equip the Pixel 5 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G processor, rather than the Snapdragon 865 employed by the fastest android flash ships, has certainly left critics. To Google’s credit, the company has bumped up the RAM in this device to 8GB. It’s also more than the 6GB of memory inside the pixel 4a 5G. And it has a 90Hz display that certainly promotes the illusion of speed with every tap and scroll.
A better judge of real-world performance is our video encoding test, where we task the device with transcoding short 4K video clips to 1080p in Adobe’s Premiere Rush App. The iPhone 12 was able to do this in 46 seconds. The 5 need 2 minutes and 25 seconds.
Google Pixel 5 review: Battery & Charging
The Pixel 4 phones have certainly struggled in the battery department. So the pixels 5’s 4080mAh power pack will hopefully go a long way to quelling those concerns. That’s an increase of nearly 1300mAh compared to the Pixel 4 and I imagine it must have been a massive engineering feat to shoehorn such a gigantic battery into such a small footprint and thin frame. The Pixel 4 before it, the Pixel 5 can charge wirelessly.
As much as I like pixel 5, it’s hard to make a case for buying one- at least full price.
The $700 mark has become the new battleground for phone makers looking to woo buyers with top-tier specs, without forcing them to spend upward of grand.
|Name||Google Pixel 5 review|
|Display||6.0" Flexible OLED, 1080 x 2340 px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 432ppi; Always-on display|
|Body||144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm; 151g; Gorilla Glass 6 front, recycled aluminum enclosure reinforced with plastic; Colors: Just Black and Sorta Sage; IP68|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm), Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver); Adreno 620 GPU|
|Memory||8GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 storage|
|Rear cameras||12.2 MP dual-pixel autofocus, 1.4 µm pixels, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, 77-degree fov; Ultra-wide 16MP, 1µm pixel, f/2.2 aperture, 107-degree fov, fixed focus|
|Front camera||8MP, 1.12 µm pixels, f/2.0, fixed focus, 83-degree fov|
|Video capture:||Rear camera: 4K @ 60fps, 1080p @ 60fps or 120fps; Front: 1080p @ 30fps
|Battery||4080mAh; 18W USB-C Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging up to 12W, reverse wireless charging up to 5W|