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Google Pixel 5: Everything You Need to Know about Google’s Newest Smartphone

by Tom Riddle
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Google Pixel 5 Review

Nothing has thrilled us more than the launch of Google’s latest smartphone, Google Pixel 5. Contrary to what we expected, it is nothing like its predecessor. The solid specs, including the ultra-wide camera, and bigger batteries really make it seem like it’s too good to be true!

If you couldn’t decide whether you need to upgrade to Google Pixel 5, or if you were unable to decide whether you should switch to Googles smartphones, then you’re in the right place. We’ve shed light on Google Pixel 5’s features with the intention of making your decision easier and clearing your doubts. So let’s delve deeper into the world of Google’s latest smartphone!

Google Pixel 5 Specs

Before we dive deeper into its specifications, let’s briefly take a quick look at all its features. They are listed below:

  • 5G enabled
  • 6-inch display
  • Aluminium back and frame with glass front
  • IP68 waterproof rating
  • Android 11 software
  • 8GB RAM
  • Dual cameras, one of 12.2 MP, other 16 MP
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • Fingerprint sensor on rear of the phone
  • Fast and Wireless charging enabled
  • 4080 mAh battery

Google Pixel 5 Camera

Pixel 5 Camera

Just like its predecessors, the most important reason for this Google smartphone is its camera. Unlike the Google Pixel 4, the newest smartphone doesn’t have the telephoto lens. Instead it shows off an ultra-wide lens. The good thing about an ultra-wide lens is it allows you to fit more content in a single frame.

The phone features an amazing low-light mode, named as the Night Sight. It enables you to capture dramatic, polished photographs, now even in the portrait mode. On the downside, the night mode still needs some improvement. This is because we noticed some patchiness around the detailed parts of the picture.

Google has introduced another new feature which allows you to alter portrait lighting. The best part is, it’s really simple to use, and does come in handy when you want to capture the picturesque memories.

Just like its predecessor, this smartphone also uses a combination of optical and electronic image stabilization. This gives allows you to shoot smoother videos. For cinematic purposes, the phone also offers a Cinematic Pan mode.

In general the cameras have improved by a huge degree, but there’s still room for improvement.

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Battery Life

Battery

Compared to rival smartphones, the latest Google Pixel smartphone’s 4080 mAh battery is pretty small. It is, however, the biggest battery launched by Google, as of yet. The phone lasts about 2 days, and even allows you to use the Extreme battery saving mode which helps you save up to 48 hours of battery life by pausing every extra app except the one you want to keep running.

Although the smartphone supports 18 W charging, it is still lower than most of its competitors. Mid-range smartphones nowadays support 30 W charging, which means the Google Pixel 5 is way far behind. As for wireless charging, the phone allows wireless charging at 12 W, and reverse charging at 5W.

Performance

Gaming Performance

With Snapdragon 765, Google Pixel 5 doesn’t offer much heavy weight CPU cores. Also, the graphical performance isn’t too impressive either. On other words, for gamers looking for a smartphone for heavy games, this might not be an ideal choice. They should go for a Snapdragon 865 phone instead. Generally, the performance is pretty good. We noticed that games don’t lag, like they do with other cheaper models. When it comes to gaming, Pixel isn’t a bad choice!

Google Pixel 4 and 5: a Comparison

Comparison

Google pixel 5, and the previous model, Pixel 4 share a lot of common features. This includes optical and electronic image stabilization, and the 5G connectivity. Although you aren’t getting a big RAM with Google Pixel 4, you can still expect a similar performance from both smartphones.

If you were in search of a smoother, more responsive screen, then prepare to be disappointed with Google Pixel 5. If you look at both the smartphones, Google Pixel 4, and 5, you’re going to notice a price difference of $200, making the previous model cheaper. Since both have common features, it might be most appropriate for you to purchase the previous model. But even that depends, based on what you’re looking for in a smartphone.

Final Verdict

For those of you who were using better phones than Google Pixel 5, you are going to be highly disappointed with the features of this smartphone. It isn’t as advanced as we were expecting it to be.

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