Google Pixel 5 added to the list of new android phones on the market is finally here. There were not many surprises at the company’s Launch Night event between pre-release leaks and information that Google shared ahead of the launch.
We knew that the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, 2020 Chromecast, and Nest Audio were coming, but that didn’t make it any less exciting to see Google information about those products. Here’s what you need to read about the 2020 hardware line-up for Google.
Google is doing something new with its current series of Pixel phones since developing the iPhone in 2016. The Pixel 5 is a more value-oriented flagship compared to its predecessor. For the more modest but still 5G-capable Snapdragon 765 G, it forgoes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor.
Google has also disabled the Pixel 4’s Soli radar module — so no dubious utility controls for face unlock or touch-less Motion Sense.
The removal of Soli also means that the Pixel 5 has a notch-less design and a fingerprint sensor, with a clean pinhole punchout adorning the 6-inch, 2,340 x 1,080 display of the handset.
Thankfully, the panel also features last year’s model’s 90Hz refresh rate. Anyone who has had to put on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 with the woeful battery life will also be delighted to hear that the Pixel 5 comes with a greater battery capacity of 4,000mAh.
The Google Pixel 5 comes with a 12MP Primary Camera 16MP ultrawide
A rejigged primary camera system comprising 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors capturing images from large and ultra-wide lenses are some other notable tweaks. Without new tech features for those cameras, it wouldn’t be a Pixel launch and Google did not disappoint.
|BODY||Dimensions||144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm (5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||151 g (5.33 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum back, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Nano-SIM and/or eSIM|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|DISPLAY||Type||OLED, 90Hz, HDR10+|
|Size||6.0 inches, 87.6 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 11, upgradable to Android 12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
16 MP, f/2.2, 117˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
|Features||LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4080 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||USB Power Delivery 2.0|
Fast charging 18W
Wireless charging 12W
Reverse charging 5W
|MISC||Colors||Just Black, Sorta Sage|
|Price||$ 629.99 / € 862.90 / £ 750.00 / ₹ 60,700 / C$ 786.69|
Price and availability of the Google Pixel 5
The Pixel 5 is priced at $699 and comes with 128GB of storage. Google isn’t releasing a greater storage capacity model, and the Pixel 5 doesn’t allow microSD cards, so you won’t be able to expand your storage options.
Just Black and Sorta Sage are the two hues available. The Pixel 5 is available unlocked from AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, and Google Fi, or through AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, and Google Fi.
The Pixel 5 is intended to connect to both sub-6GHz low- and mid-band 5G networks, as well as millimeter-wave networks, ensuring that it can access the entire range of 5G services regardless of which carrier you choose.
However, even when I was in the range of AT&T’s countrywide 5G network, I never noticed outstanding speeds when using the phone.
In reality, the download rates I observed were constantly in the single digits in terms of megabits per second — but your mileage may vary.
Looking at the Google Pixel 5 Design
You’ve almost certainly seen the Pixel 5 if you’ve seen a Google-branded phone in the previous year or two.
With small hole-punch front-facing cameras and minuscule bezels enclosing the display, all of Mountain View’s contemporary phones are strikingly basic and minimalist in appearance.
There’s a fingerprint reader on the rear, as well as a square camera module with dual lenses – and that’s pretty much all.
However, there are a few minor design aspects to mention regarding the Pixel 5. The Pixel 5’s unibody casing is made of recyclable metal (save for a small, undetectable hole on the rear beneath the paint that allows wireless charging – more on that later.)
Unlike the company’s cheaper smartphones, which use matte polycarbonate. The Pixel 5 is also water-resistant to IP68 standards.
Another aspect of the Pixel 5’s design that we appreciate is how pocketable it is. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a nice quality little phone, and the Pixel 5 is no exception.
To optimize screen real estate, Google has reduced the border surrounding this device’s 6-inch display.
It’s the closest any manufacturer has gone to a totally all-screen phone, but it comes at a price: the Pixel 4’s Soli radar chip and 3D Face Unlock stack, which were previously tucked away in the top bezel.
The Pixel 5 loses those features, which is surprising given how good the Pixel 4’s authentication system was, and how much faster it was in our tests than Apple’s Face ID in the iPhone 11 and 12 series.
As a result, you’ll have to make do with the Pixel 5’s functional but outdated rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
For an old-school Android user, this is definitely not a deal-breaker, though I can imagine some people recoiling in terror at the prospect of entering a PIN number when their device is resting flat on a table.
You can also use your finger to bring down or remove the notification shade by swiping down on the fingerprint sensor.
Google Pixel 5 Display
The 6-inch OLED display on the Pixel 5 boasts a full-HD resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz, which you may modify in the device’s settings to 60Hz.
The refresh rate isn’t flexible in the sense that it can’t speed up or down dynamically to any speed at whim, unlike the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s screen, but Google claims the Pixel 5 shifts between 60Hz and 90Hz depending on the type of material displayed.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Pixel 4a 5G has an OLED display with the same resolution as the Pixel 5. However, the 4a 5G’s refresh rate is restricted at 60Hz, so that’s one area where Google’s flagship outperforms the less expensive 5G version.
However, almost all of those features were present in the Pixel 4’s display, implying that little has changed on the display front this time around.
That’s not a complaint, mind you, because the Pixel 4’s screen was excellent in every way. For what it’s worth, the Pixel 5 is better at keeping 90Hz at low light settings, which was an issue with the previous device.
Google Pixel 5 Camera
The Pixel 5 has a dual-lens camera setup that is both familiar and novel for Google phones. The primary 12.2-megapixel lens has been a staple of the Pixel brand since the Pixel 2 days, and Google largely depends on software improvements to increase its output.
The secondary camera, on the other hand, is a new 16MP ultrawide camera that replaces the telephoto lens from last year’s model. In the Pixel 4, Google was chastised for including a telephoto lens with a very minor optical zoom advantage rather than an ultrawide lens.
I feel this was the right decision since I believe most Pixel 5 consumers will find an ultrawide camera more useful than a telephoto, especially given Google’s Super Res Zoom technology’s ability to achieve lossless digital zoom.
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