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Google Pixel 5 (2020)

Android OS v11.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Adreno 620
8 GB / 128 GB
6 inch (1080 x 2340 px)
12 + 16 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 6 inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, and 8 GB of RAM.

Will it prove its worth? I aim to reveal that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Google Pixel 5 specifications

BrandGoogle
NamePixel 5
ModelPIXEL5
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.33 oz
Dimensions5.7 x 2.77 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, green
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Google Pixel 5 is about 5.33 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v11.0
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
CPUOcta-core, Single-core 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, Single-core 2.2 GHz Kryo 475, Hexa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 475
GPUAdreno 620

The Google Pixel 5 comes with Android OS v11.0 out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. It's a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeOLED
Screen size6 inch
Resolution1080 x 2340 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6 inch OLED display of A13 can produce vibrant and saturated colors. It provides a appealing and immersive viewing experience. The 6 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM8 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotno

The 8 GB of RAM on the Google Pixel 5 should be more than enough to handle their daily needs without any major issues. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. The Pixel 5 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. The internal storage of the Google Pixel 5 (8 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera12 + 16 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera8 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The main camera of Pixel 5 has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G / 5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphoneno

The designers of the 5G network aim to increase speed. They also want to reduce delay and improve flexibility of wireless services. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Pixel 5 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The Pixel 5 smartphone does not have 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4080 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4080 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of Pixel 5 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, fingerprint, flicker sensor, gyroscope, light, magnetometer, proximity, spectral sensor
SpecialsCertified IP68 dustproof and waterproof, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Fast charging, Wireless charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The Pixel 5 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. The IP68 rating indicates that Pixel 5 smartphone is resistant to water ingress.

The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device. Wireless charging uses an electromagnetic field. It transfers energy between two objects through electromagnetic induction. Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Google phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • OLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • generous memory
  • generous internal storage
  • multicamera setup
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • 5G support
  • IP68 certified protection
  • wireless charging
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • non-expandable storage
  • no headphone jack
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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