Google Pixel 5 is one of the smartphones released during the end of the epidemic. Because in the midst of this financial crisis, Google has marketed this phone considering the overall situation. Its price is within the reach of almost all customers. So today we will talk about the device’s performance, camera, display and other issues on the Google Pixel 5 smartphone.
In terms of design, the Pixel 5 looks similar to the $499 Pixel 4a 5G. And at 5.7 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 5.3 ounces, it’s almost the same size and weight as the $349 Pixel 4a. It’s currently available in black or sage, though Google showed a gray model at its launch event that we hope will be available in the future.
Google Pixel 5 Review | Full Specification
The front of the phone is dominated by a 6-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Resolution comes in at 2,340 by 1,080 pixels, for a respectably sharp 432 pixels per inch. Viewing angles are solid, and colors are vibrant and immersive. And unlike the Pixel 4a, we found the display to be bright enough to use in direct sunlight. That said, the Galaxy S20 FE offers a larger 6.5-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate for even smoother scrolling.
The Pixel 5 is available unlocked and has an eSIM in addition to the traditional SIM slot. It works on every major US carrier and has LTE, mmWave, and Sub-6 GHz connectivity. The unlocked version of the Pixel 5 from Google has extensive band support while some carrier versions may be more limited. You’ll want to check the spec sheet if you want specific band information. The phone’s closest competitor is the Galaxy S20 FE 5G when it comes to connectivity. But while the S20 FE offers 5G carrier aggregation on some networks, the Google Pixel 5 review has works with every carrier’s sub-6GHz and mmWave networks out of the box.
The Google Pixel 5 has a 12.2MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, along with a 16MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens. The 12.2MP camera features autofocus with dual phase detection, as well as optical and electronic image stabilization (OIS/EIS). The ultrawide lens has a 107-degree field of view, but is missing OIS/EIS and autofocus. An 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture hides in the small hole at the top of the display.
The Pixel 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Storage comes in at 128GB, with about 110GB available out of the box. There’s no option for external storage, but Pixel owners get 100GB of free Google One cloud storage for three months. Performance is solid. Apps open instantly, Google Assistant responds without hesitation, and image processing is much faster than on the Pixel 4a. Gaming performance is comparable with other phones with the 765G chipset. We spent over an hour playing Alto’s Odyssey and Mini Metro on the Pixel 5, and the games loaded quickly and played without any dropped frames or lag.
The Pixel 5 ships with Android 11, which is essentially a stock version of Google’s mobile OS with the exception of a few special features that are currently only available to Pixel owners.
For starters, Hold for Me lets Google Assistant wait on hold when you call a toll-free number. Once you’re waiting, simply tap Hold for Me and the Pixel will ring when the other party picks up. Right now the feature is in preview and doesn’t work if your phone is muted or there is any other media playing, but it otherwise worked as intended the few times we tried it.