Google Pixel 5: A Mini-Review

It has been a few months since Google announced the Pixel 5 – unfortunately we did not receive timely reviews of the device due to other industrial industry coverage. Today I wanted to revisit the phone in a brief format review, adding some comments about some important aspects of the phone such as performance, battery life, and camera capabilities.

The Pixel 5 is a change of strategy for Google, with the company opting to go the route of a low-premium “premium” or high mid-range component configuration rather than positioning the Pixel 5 as an all-out flagship phone. is. Looking at the company’s product release rhythm over the years, always around the corner of spring next-gen releases, releasing new phones at the end of the year. This schedule was always a disadvantage for the Pixel flagship, so maybe a change in Google’s strategy to go for the mid-range is a more sensible approach.

2020 google pixel
Pixel 4A Pixel 4A (5G) Pixel 5
society Snapdragon 730g

2x CA76 @ 2.2GHz
6x CA55 @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 618

Snapdragon 765g

1x CA76 @ 2.4GHz
1x CA76 @ 2.2GHz
6x CA55 @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 620

Storage 128 GB UFS 2.1 128 GB 128 GB
Display 5.81 “OLED
2340 x 1080 (19.5: 9)

6.2 “OLED
2340 x 1080 (19.5: 9)

6.0 “OLED
2340 x 1080 (19.5: 9)

90 Hz

Shape The height 144.0 mm 153.9 mm 144.7 mm
The width 69.4 mm 74.0 mm 70.4 mm
The depth 8.2 mm 8.2 mm 8.0 mm
Weight 143 grams 168 G (Sub-6)
171 grams (mmWave)
Battery capacity 3140mAh (typical)

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3885mAh (typical)

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4080mAh (typical)

18W Fast Charging

wireless charging Yes
Rear camera
Main 12.2MP 1.4µm Dual Pixel PDAF
F / 1.7 77 ° lens with OIS
Wide 16MP 1.0µm

f / 2.2 107 °
Ultra-wide angle

Apart from
front camera 8MP 1.12µm
f / 2.0 84 ° lens; Focus Focus
I and USB-C
3.5mm headphone jack
Wireless (local) 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0 LE + NFC
Cellular Snapdragon lte
Integrated X15

(LTE Category 12/5)
DL = 600Mbps
UL = 150Mbps

Snapdragon 5g
Integrated X52

(LTE Category 18/13)
DL = 1200 Mbps
UL = 150 Mbps

(5G NR sub-6 + mmWave *)
DL = 3700 Mbps
UL = 1600 Mbps

* Excludes non-mmwave models of 4a (5G)
* Excludes mmWave in non-US markets

other features Dual speakers Dual speakers Dual speakers
IP68 rating
dual SIM 1x Nano + EMIM
Launch price $ 349/349 £ / 349 € $ 499 / £ 499 / € 499
$ 599 * (mmWave)
$ 699 * / £ 599 / € 629

Starting with SoC, as we’ve discussed over the past few months, the major difference for the new Pixel 5 is that it comes with Qualcomm’s “premium” range Snapdragon 765 chipset, rather than using the contemporary Snapdragon 865 flagship SoC This is undoubtedly a cost-cutting measure for Google that will be able to achieve this new price point of $ 699 / € 629.

SoC should still perform very well for everyday use thanks to two Cortex-A76 large cores, one of which is clocked at up to 2.4GHz and the other at 2.2GHz, although compared to that it is still notable Is about to fall. The flagship SoCs, which both employ new CPU cores as well as clock them higher. SoC’s Adreno 620 GPU is also going to be an important factor in Pixel 5’s general performance, leading to some big gaming performance compromises that we’ll cover in more detail in the GPU section.

Google dons the Pixel 5 with 8GB LPDDR4X memory and a unique storage option of 128GB without any expandable storage.

The front design of the Pixel 5 features the same bezel design offered with the low-cost Pixel 4a, and a departure from the chin and forehead style of previous generations, which also avoided the use of contrasting camera notches . Instead, we have an in-screen camera cut-out in the top left corner, which works quite well. This is definitely a much more modern design than we have seen in the previous generation Pixel phones.

The actual display is a 2340 x 1080 OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. This year, I have not seen any problems with the display panel as it is quite high quality even though the specifications are not comparable to the 1440pHz Bluetooth competitors.

At 6.0 ”diagonal and only 70.4 mm phone width, 1080p resolution is not a problem as pixel density is very viable.

The camera setup in the Pixel 5 is fairly simple, but Google made some significant changes to the secondary module compared to the last generation, replacing the dedicated telephoto module with an ultra-wide camera. It is always possible to pinch-to-zoom to get closer to your subject (with quality degradation), although it is not possible to get a wider field of view if you do not have the camera hardware for it. This was a major criticism of the previous generation Pixel phones as they were the only relevant device in the market that did not actually use UWA modules. The camera here is a 16MP 1.0 unitm unit with f / 2.2 aperture and 107 ° FoV – not the widest outside, but still very competitive and very useful.

The main camera module continues with the 12.2MP 1.4 sensorm sensor module that has f / 1.7 optics and OIS – this is the same module we’ve seen in Pixel 4 and a composite camera formula that we haven’t changed over several generations of Pixel Phone. Google advertised improvements to the HDR algorithm this year – although you can’t say the overall camera experience was the same as it was a few years ago.

One connection where the Pixel 5 really sets itself apart from almost any other contemporary phone in the market is its construction materials and build-quality. Unlike the usual glass sandwiches of recent years, the Pixel 5 uses an aluminum unibody. It is not naked aluminum because it has a special plastic coating on it, which gives it a sinister feel, but it is also not the same as a full plastic phone.

The special thing about the aluminum body is that despite the cut-outs in the frame, Google still manages to employ wireless charging, which is definitely invisible to the user due to the plastic coating on its top.

In general, I loved the Pixel 5’s design and had excellent ergonomics. Nowadays it is very rare to have small phones, and with a width of only 70.4 mm and weighing 151 grams, the Pixel 5 does well enough to address this part of the market. Google has opted not to release the Pixel 5 XL this year, so if you like a larger version of the phone, then you really don’t have a choice – you get it with the Pixel 4a XL, or any other competing device have to go.

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