Google Pixel 5 review

25 October 2020
This year, Google has taken a drastically different approach with the Pixel lineup. Rather than pack a new Pixel phone with a high-end chipset and QHD screen, Google has instead gone the route of focusing on the overall experience. The Google Pixel 5 is this year’s Pixel flagship and there are some major changes for 2020.

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  • Third

What does it mean on OS/ Software? 3 yrs of OS and security updates?

  • Daud

Is it a good enough phone to play free fire or PUBG? want to take this phone for photography and office mail follow up

Anonymous, 29 Dec 2020Given the $700 price tag of the flagship google pixel 5 It... moreAre you kidding? The headphone jack is gone, yes I'd love to have it also, but let's face it, you won't be seeing many phones with it any more.

Expandable storage? No Pixel had ever had it. Honestly microSD cards are slow and prone to failure. Last time I used one was with my S5 which had 16GB storage.

And you want a bigger battery? Pixel 5 had the biggest battery of any pixel and as a heavy user I'm happy with the battery life / size weight of the device.

Some people just want miracles and no matter what they put in a phone, someone will always want more and for a lower price. If anything I would say they got the features right, would be nice if they spent a bit more on build quality and refinement.

  • Anonymous

Given the $700 price tag of the flagship google pixel 5
It's disappointing that it lacks a headphone jack and
A micro SD slot to increase storage and also it's
4080mAH battery should have been at least 5500 mAH
Given it's $700 price tag.

Austin, 29 Nov 2020Can someone please comment on the phone's primary spea... moreNo worries it's fine! I was really scared about this cause people write all sorts of things online but in reality it just works and I didn't feel annoyed or felt the quality of my calls was suffering whatsoever. It's different, yes, but it certainly isn't the worst thing that happened on planet earth as people tend to write. People exaggerate and create drama for no reason.

  • Mar52

Is this a step forward or backwards? But I do like the new design. And with the 765g the 🔋 power has vastly improved. In a world of HUGE phones the 6.0in is a bit refreshing, compact & lightweight. The only downside is that under display 🔊. Block the bottom one and the other sounds tinny, muffled & hollow? The price 699.00 USD plus tax, too much? Should have been 550.00 to 600.00 MAX!

  • Anonymous

Austin, 29 Nov 2020Can someone please comment on the phone's primary spea... moreI find that the earpiece is just fine for calls, I don't turn it up past halfway when calling in normal conditions.

  • Austin

Can someone please comment on the phone's primary speaker to make phone calls? Is it good enough to make calls in noisy areas?

Does anyone how does the Google USB-C earbuds compare with Samsung AKG headphones?

Still got legacy issue on my P5. Mic is not working.
Contact Google but unluckily from Malaysia so warranty is invalid
+ When done have receipt copy

  • User interface

ppczouz, 12 Nov 2020We are seeing the beginning of a trend change. Just like d... moreGoogle and apple don't compete because google hand in hand has the most reliable workers working on the system daily to make ìt better wile apple sets back and collects our data from 3 parties it's no wonder there systems are noncompairable. 5g that apple has is not the rough we are heading so in time google will still be the number one studied system out there because we started the change for motor compartment in the only way apple leaks our product's then slightly tweaks it and bam Microsoft and google team up with UI for the run of the sentry for technology like never before leaving apple to rot in there own bug crumbs.
Visions are too be shown. I give u my word on that so mark it down in you're cloud data (dillion key )

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2020Bro, you use your phone to browse porn and Tiktok, why do y... moreWe are seeing the beginning of a trend change.
Just like desktops did, phones will start to diverge in processing power as per user needs.
We started seeing the "G" branded processors, and soon that would extend to things beyond a boost in GPU clock speed:
Think of having an Intel i7 with a integrated graphics and Intel i7 with a discrete RTX3080.
Both are flagship chipsets, but gaming on them (for those requiring it) is a night-and-day difference. System price is quite different as well.
Today, the SD765 is closer to an i5 with a 1050Ti, for example, and the SD865 is an i7 with RTX3080...
Can you really say that everyone needs an i7 with RTX3080? I don't think so
Can you not play pretty much every game out there on an i5 with GTC 1050i? of you course you could at various degrees of resolution/quality degradations.

Also, are there not premium laptops with i5s? sure thing
And thus, we are now heading into this trend, and I guess we will start seeing SD8x5 and SD8x5G processors as well as SD7x5 and SD 7x5G processors powering up phones, probably even the same phone model with just the processor/memory variations.

Apple so far is doing the opposite with keeping the same flagship chipset and downgrading the design on its various tiers, but that too I believe will soon change; but Apple will always be Apple, they will do whatever they feel like waking up in the morning and everybody will applaud and follow :D

  • Aashishkebab

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2020Bro, you use your phone to browse porn and Tiktok, why do y... moreI laughed, but I definitely use my phone for lots of things that aren't that.

  • Anonymous

Android--Master, 02 Nov 2020Lol okay man, it's clear you have never used a phone w... moreBro, you use your phone to browse porn and Tiktok, why do you act like you need anything flagship? Other than an innate desire to sell out to companies ofc.

Android--Master, 02 Nov 2020Lol okay man, it's clear you have never used a phone w... moreHe is talking about the actual experience of Google Pixel phones and you are talking about chipset performance... and to be honest I agree with him, Pixel software is the best and having a bit weaker CPU won’t make a noticeable difference in performance. I personally check that and the only time when you will see a difference is in intensive gaming, but even then there will not be a big difference.

Gcam turns a midrnger camera into taking flagship grade pictures. Imagine gcam with the flagship like hardware like galaxy s20 ultras camera or the mi 10 ultra

Hell, 01 Nov 2020You probably never used one. Because if you did there is no... moreLol okay man, it's clear you have never used a phone with flagship chipset.
Why would I downgrade from a phone with a flagship processor to a phone with mid range processor?

  • Hell

Android.Master, 28 Oct 2020It's called buyers remorse. Keep justifying that the ... moreYou probably never used one. Because if you did there is no going back to another android phonou

This is my favorite phone from Google. Might as well get one!

  • cherry

S70ERD, 29 Oct 2020Don't forget the suprise of 2020: the Xperia 5 ii. If ... moreI agree, great phone. I chose to import the S20 from USA though, it has a better look for a girl, in my opinion. I find the Sony a bit too masculine / business. For men, a great phone :)

  • Anonymous

AnonD-945200, 28 Oct 2020well I'm fed up with custom uis and big phones. so pi... moreStock ROM skips practically all the useful features that are more likely to be present on other Android skins (irrespective of whether they are light or heavy skins).

People who brag about stock ROM being better usually lack experience of using different Android skins (especially skins from 2020).

I have used All type of phones as daily driver in the past decade.
About 30-40 phones over a period of time, mostly flagships.
In 2020, I'll rather use one ui, miui, zen ui based Androids over stock OS which lacks latest features and is basically playing catchup.