Pixel fans were eagerly waiting for the release of Google Pixel 5. It was officially released on October 15, 2020. It was scheduled to arrive early this year but, delayed. We were expecting more from it. Everyone was wanting it to have some extraordinary features like the previous Pixel 4. But it is very simple and a mediocre-looking phone.
The long forehead that covered the motion sensing for Pixel 4 has now gone and there is a small cut out for the front camera just like the Pixel 4a. This is the first Pixel phone which is going to have 5G connectivity in it. It does not have a big form factor, unlike other devices out there. There will be no xL version this time, the users will have only one choice. This is a small device with a screen size of 6.0 inches. Which is pretty good for multitasking. It has a glass front with an Aluminium body. Unfortunately, it only has one sim slot, either a nano-sim or an e-sim.
It is IP68 certified, which means that the user has not to worry for the accidental splashes. It has an OLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. 120Hz refresh rate was expected in it but unfortunately, this time we are not going to have it. Resolution is also not that great as we get to see in the premium flagship devices, Google has only restricted it to 1080x 2340 pixels that means we will have 431 PPI of density. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is used for its protection.
Like previous-generation Pixel phones, we will have Always on Display on this device too. It comes with Android 11 out of the box. The main setback is with its chipset, Google has used Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset in its Pixel 5 instead of SD865+. Many users are unhappy with this. Though the performance will not seem to affect much until and unless gaming is done. The CPU contains an Octa-Core Processor with the graphics of Adreno 620.
We will not get any Card Slot on the Pixel 5, thus no expandable storage will be seen on it. There is only 128GB variant with 8GB of Ram.
When it comes to the Camera and Photography, Pixel always manages to be on the top of the list. Its software and optimisation for image processing is simply phenomenal. No one can beat the pixel when it comes to still photographs. It used the dual-camera setup, the primary one is the 12.2 mp shooter which is capable of taking wide shots and has optical image stabilisation in it. The second lens that is 16mp is an ultra-wide shooter. Pixel 5 is capable of shooting 4k videos in 60 frames per second. The 8mp front camera is also capable of taking wide-angle shots.
Now let talk about the sound quality of Pixel 5. It has dual speakers. The speaker given at the earpiece is inside the screen and it also has a down-firing speaker which gives a stereo sound quality. The squeeze feature to bring up the Google assistant is now gone, all those motion sensors are no longer applicable in this device.
It supports 5.0 Bluetooth connectivity. It has a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which works efficiently. It has a USB Type-C port. It supports wireless charging, reverse charging that can help you charge your pixel buds. It has a 4080 mAh battery which is bigger than that of last year’s Pixel’s battery. It is amazing how Google has managed to insert a large battery in such a compact device! Apart from all these specifications, it is a flagship device from Google which is unexpectedly not that great as it was meant to be but it is what it is. Let us all stay tuned for more information on upcoming Google Services..!!