The competitive Google Pixel 5 distinguishes itself from its previous generation and decidedly unsuccessful Pixel 4. The Pixel 5 focuses on great camera software and clean Android interface. Premium perks including the telephoto lens and metal casing as a great change from the traditional glass, while also offering 5G capabilities.
The Pixel 5 has wireless charging, 90Hz refresh rate display, and a massive 4,000mAh battery, way bigger than last year’s 2800mAh battery in the Pixel 4. The metal casing on the phone has a matte-like finish that creates a nice texture that allows for a more solid grip on the phone. It’s quite compact, with a 6-inch display and appearing 8mm in thickness, it is one of the thinner phones on the market. The 6-inch full HD Plus display is a sharp and bright screen with minimal bezels and a punch hole to house the front facing camera. This is a far better screen-to-body ration than the Pixel 4, as it includes various sensors such as the Soli depth sensor that enables feature like in-air gesture control.
The Pixel 5 offers a telephoto lens for a 16MP ultra-wide camera, photos look crisper and there is a strong emphasis on night photography. Similarly, it captures accurate colors in low light-compared to images taken on the iPhone 11 Pro Max which exhibit a yellow tint, in comparison, the Pixel 5 captures the correct hues. Along with it comes with its own editing software – useful if you want to add dramatic lighting or highlight to parts of your subject after taking a shot.
The battery life of the Pixel 5 is one of the biggest improvements. In casual testing it comfortably lasted into a second day, while the Pixel 4, only hit single digits in the early evening. As it seems, battery life was a major complaint with the Pixel 4, the Pixel 5 also has a new software feature: Extreme Battery Saver. Which goes beyond turning on Dark Mode and pausing background activity to turn off Wi-Fi hot spotting and other battery draining activity.
The Pixel 5 comes with an 18W fast charger in the box and supports Qi wireless charging and includes reverse charging.
So should you buy the Pixel 5…?
You should buy if…
- You like shooting and editing photos: wide array of rear cameras plus its own editing software
- Want a small-format phone: can be used one-handed
- Want a pure Android experience: runs Android 11
Compared with the iPhone 12, the price varies approximately by $100, as the Pixel 5 is $699 while the starting base price of the iPhone 12 model starts at $799. The Pixel 5 beats the iPhone 12 as its 90Hz screen refreshes 90 frames a second making scrolling smoother, compared to the iPhone 12 which has 60Hz display. Though the size of the iPhone 12 and Pixel 5 are nearly identical in size, as the iPhone is slightly larger with a 6.1-inch screen compared to the Pixel 5’s 6-inch display.
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