The Google Pixel 5 was released in October and has some upgrading over the Pixel 4, with fewer features. Sure, there is some improvements to Pixel 5 as Google is scaling back the perks to lower the price of the Pixel 5 to make it an “affordable flagship” like the iPhone 12 mini and OnePlus 8T. But some key improvements make it a superior phone over the Pixel 4 XL it replaces on this list.
Google Pixel 5 Specifications
The Pixel 5 is powerful enough and the camera features are still great, but some pared-back features make this phone less advanced than the competition. Google’s talent for optimizing photos still makes this phone a great pick for photographers, but that’s not enough to get it in the top half of the order. However, the super-thin bezels make it a surprisingly small phone and perfect for those who like to text with one hand.
The Pixel 5 has a 6-inch screen with Full HD Plus resolution (1080 x 2340) and a refresh rate of 90 Hz for smoother surfing and gaming. The Pixel 4’s solid black bar has been abandoned for a punch hole – sorry, no solos depth sensors or even face detection, but that’s at least more screen space. The colors are rich on the OLED screen and a practical streaming device thanks to the double front speakers.
The battery problems as in Pixel 4 are no more: One of the main reasons we replaced the Pixel 4 XL with the Pixel 5 is that its 4080 mAh battery lasted more than a day, fixing the biggest drawback of the old phone . With 18W fast charging and 12W wireless charging, it’s otherwise not that exciting – which surprisingly still works through the all-metal back.
Google Pixel 5 Camera
The cameras of Google Pixel 5 are the best selling point. On the back, the 12.2 MP sensor in combination with the brilliant software optimization from Google delivers breathtaking photos in most situations, and the additional ultra-wide 16 MP ensure respectable fields of view. Better still, the night vision mode has been improved – and can even take pictures of the sky with its Astrophotography function.