Google’s Pixel 5 is finally official after being announced on September 30. The full release is still a couple of weeks away but we have all the details of the phone confirmed and available. The announcement was made on Google’s Launch Night In event. This is Google’s top-end phone of 2020 and it offers flagship-level features and 5G at an affordable price. It costs $699 and is available in only one storage configuration but has two different colour variants. If you don’t want to put out 2020 flagship money on a device, then this phone is for you. It competes with phones like OnePlus 8 and OnePlus Nord and a range of other mid-end to flagship-level phones. Let us take a look at the phone itself.
Design and Display
The phone has a super clean design and comes in only two colours: Sorta Sage and Just Black. The body is made with aluminium, unlike most phones which are made with plastic or glass. The phone is also IPX8 water-resistant, which means you can drown the phone for up to half an hour and it will still be alright. The Pixel comes with a 6-inch display with Full HD. It is an always-on display with an OLED panel. It has a 90Hz refresh rate which is pretty good but isn’t as good as other top or mid-end phones. The POCO X3, for example, has a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Pixel 5 Specs:
The Pixel 5 comes fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. This isn’t as powerful as other high-end phones and actually tests quite low, but it is powerful enough to smoothly handle everyday tasks. The phone is built more around utility, rather than raw performance. The phone has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with no other variants which affect storage. The battery is a 4080mAh battery and it has wireless charging as well. It even has a cool reverse-charging feature which allows you to charge other supported devices with the phone. You get 5G as well and the device comes running with Android 11 straight out the box.
The main attraction of this phone is its Camera. It has two main cameras on the back. A 12.2MP dual-pixel shooter with 1.4μm pixel width and there’s also a 16MP ultra-wide shooter. The front camera has 8MP selfie camera. It has a few new modes in the camera as well.
These specs fall short when you look at phones like OnePlus 8 and the iPhone SE. The battery itself cannot compare to OnePlus 8, while the processor falls short to the iPhone SE’s A13 bionic processor which is simply a beast and OnePlus 8’s. But the camera is far better than any phone in its price range. The iPhone SE’s camera specs are pretty similar but Apple is great at making cameras in phones, so they don’t compare the same. Pixel 5 is more of a chic utility phone for everyday tasks.