Google launched the Flagship Pixel series smartphone Named Pixel 5. Pixel 5 was released in Globally in the US on 30 September 2020.
when I’m using Pixel 5 I felt it is premium in the hand and had a Dual-Camera Setup and features a Full HD AMOLED screen. but is also has the DNA of the Old Pixel series.
This Pixel 5 Smartphone has a Dual-Camera setup which comprises a 12.2 MP+16MP Sensor and 8MP sensor for Selfies. this Smartphone has AI integrated into Software makes the User take Good Pictures in Daylight and Low Light Conditions. Google Also managed to Put Portrait mode In-Camera With AI Which Works Good.
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Pixel 5 features the Snapdragon latest chip from Qualcomm named Snapdragon 765G this chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 1 x Kryo 475 Prime High power cores which are clocked at 2.4GHz, The second part features 1 x Kryo 475 Gold high powered cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz and Third Part features 6 x Kryo 475 Silver which are Clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 620 GPU to Run the Heavily Graphical Tasks. There is also Support for 5G Connectivity With Qualcomm X55 Modem.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Pixel 5 and Jump into the Review
Pixel 5 Specs
- 6.0” FHD+ 90 Hz OLED Display with HDR 10+ Support
- Snapdragon 765G CPU
- Adreno 620 GPU
- 8 GB Ram
- 128GB Internal Storage.
- 12.2MP F/1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Main) + 16MP F/2.2, 35mm (Ultrawide)
- 8MP f/2.0 MP front camera, Video Recording Upto 1080p
- 4080 mAH battery with 18W fast charging support / Wireless and Reverse Wireless Charging Support
- Android 11.0
- Rear Mounted fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
- Single Nano Sim + E-Sim
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Stereo Speakers / IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
- USB – C / NFC / Google Stadia Support / 5G
6.0″ Full HD OLED screen :
Here in the Display Department Pixel 5 Features an Excellent Full HD+ OLED panel 18:9 screen with 432 pixels per inch, the color reproduction from Oled Panel is good and Colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Pixel 5. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight Like OLD generation Pixel 4.
This Pixel 5 has 90Hz Refresh Rate Display Which will Be Super Smooth than Pixel 4.
Stereo Speakers and USB-C Port:
In Pixel 5 Google Used their traditional Stereo Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal than their Pixel 4. In terms Of Loudness, it is very loud Which is Comparable with a Mini Bluetooth Speaker. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is good and Produce accurate Sounds. Earpiece performance is also Awesome
Coming to USB-C Port and earphones, In terms Of Headphone Audio, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 are Equal. the USB-C provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio and it is direct Copy of Pixel 5 With Headphone jack. the Pixel headphones are present in the Box Which a Good Experience While Taking Calls And Listening Music. Google Has Done a Good job By providing USB-C Headphones.
Build Quality :
Pixel 5 is Build with aluminium on the side and Back and On front of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. it provides a good look and feels Premium. Although this Pixel 5 was Build with Aluminium Frame, there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.0” AMOLED screen.
There is IP68 Water and Resistance On Pixel 5 So you can Pixel 5 In Water Without any Fear.
Pixel Imprint Fingerprint scanner:
Pixel 5 Features a Fingerprint sensor which is present on the Rear Side of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the Fingerprint of the user.
Pixel 5 feels a bit Heavy with 6.0” Screen and 4080 mAh battery equipped because of Aluminium Frame. This Pixel 5 can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Pixel 5 is done very well.
My Pixel 5 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 20% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4080 mAH Battery. We got 6 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6.5hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Pixel 5 is very low. the 18W makes a difference and charges the phone in 110min which is a bit good.
Stock Android 11 Operating System :
Here the Pixel 5 comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 11 which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 11. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Pixel 5 Google has also Conformed this.
My Pixel 5 managed to do day to day tasks very well and there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Pixel 5.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Pixel 5. It features 8GB ram and I did not notice any lags and there are no reloading of apps on this Pixel 5. the Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9, Call Of Duty, Leo’s Fortune and PUBG at High graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game.
Pixel 5 Series also supports Stadia Cloud Gaming with a Ton of games.
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Call Quality :
the Call quality on Pixel 5 is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. The earpiece is loud enough. There is 5G Connectivity in Pixel 5 which Provides HighSpeed Data.
Coming to the Camera Department, Pixel 5 features a Dual-Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Pixel 5. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera:
the 12.2MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7 with EIS + OIS. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting conditions. The Night Mode Works Perfectly In Pixel 5. The Images are Prefect without any Noise.
16MP Telephoto camera
the 16MP Telephoto Camera With 50mm Lens is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. The Telephoto camera is Extraordinary and provides Awesome bokeh and Zoom in Pictures. the 3x Zoom Pictures are also Good
in low light Conditions, Google Night Mode Changes Everything and Provides Excellent pictures With Great Sharpness and Good Detail had a very low noise which is negligible to see. here AI used in the Camera App Allows us to capture pictures with good portrait Effect.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@60/30fps And 1080p@30/60/120/240fps recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is Excellent.
Selfie camera :
Pixel 5 features an 8MP selfie camera with a large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal low-light images compared to the rear camera. There another camera to take portraits images from the front which is Perfect to see.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p @30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.
Widevine L1 support:
Pixel 5 has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see.
All Sensors :
Google is providing all sensors Like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Auto-Brightness Sensor which is good to see.
- OLED Full HD+ Display gives a Premium look, With Super brightness and Excellent Vibrant Colours
- Excellent 12.2MP + 16MP Pixel Series Camera With Excellent Low light & Day Light images and Perfect portrait Images
- 8MP Front Cameras Competes With Rear Camera With Excellent Selfies in all Conditions
- Awesome Performance With SD 765G Soc which does Heavy Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily.
- Stadia Support With 5G Connectivity For Seamless Gaming Experience
- Faster Fingerprint Unlock, and secure after updates.
- Guaranteed Updates up to 2 Years OS & 3 Years of Security Patches
- Unique Textured Rear Design with IP68 Rating.
- Qi Wireless Charging & Qi Reverse Wireless Charging.
- Telephoto camera missing, But Covers a Bit with Main Camera
- No Headphone jack
- Still Got Struck On 18W Fast Charging
Who can Get Pixel 5: if you want a Pixel device with Stock Android, SD 765G Soc, Great Flagship Camera’s Then Pixel 5 can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware with Price to Value Mobiles Then
iPhone 12 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Mi 10 Pro 5G can be your Alternatives to Pixel 5.
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