Google Pixel 5 5G 8GB 128GB Reviews

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Google Pixel 5 preview: Lower price, mid-range parts, and 5G

★★★★★
6 months ago

Google Pixel 5 review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: With fewer attention-grabbing features than previous models, and hardware that's a distinct step down from today's flagships, the Pixel 5 is about as mainstream as Google's phones have been for some time. It still takes excellent photos, is quick enough for most users and does the basics extremely well. 5G support also ensures it's fairly future-proof - but rivals offer the tempting choice of more cutting-edge hardware or unbeatable performance. A OnePlus Nord packs almost as much punch for nearly half the price, while Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G FE gets a top-end CPU for only £100 more. For the truly budget-conscious, a Pixel 4a 5G seems to make more sense. For some, the appeal of fast and guaranteed software updates will outweigh the Pixel's limitations - but we think they'll probably be in the minority.
Pros: 
  • Consistent camera quality
  • Uncluttered take on Android
  • Gets the essentials right
Cons: 
  • Performance only average
  • Hardware doesn't excite like previous Pixels
  • No 3.5mm jack, expandable storage
6 months ago

Google Pixel 5 review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Google Pixel 5 loses some of the more advanced features of its predecessor in order to keep the cost down, and the result is a streamlined phone with great camera software and a clean Android interface. But without some of those premium perks, like a telephoto lens, that appear in other handsets at the same price tier, the Pixel 5 struggles to distinguish itself from the competition. It's a good handset at a consumer-pleasing price – but that's true of other 2020 phones, too.
Pros: 
  • Camera software is better than ever
  • Metal case is refreshing change from glass
  • Clean Android interface
Cons: 
  • No telephoto camera
  • Middling night photography
1 month ago

Google Pixel 5 review: Google’s best tech, condensed for convenience

★★★★ 4.0
I’m all for getting rid of gimmicks on smartphones, first to reduce the price and second because not everyone uses these “features” very often. That’s why I was pretty excited about the Pixel 5, which concentrates on the camera, battery life, software, and most importantly this year, the price. I’ve been using the Pixel 5 for a little while, and frustratingly, Google has gone a little too far in its normalization efforts. Gone are the quirks that made some warm to old Pixels, and while the camera is still a winner, it hasn’t moved the game forward in the way the Pixel 4 did. I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here, so let’s go into detail. Google has never been one for giving the Pixel a wild design, but it is very good at making a sensibly sized phone, and the Pixel 5 is exactly right. The metal body is welcome, as it’s warm to the touch, doesn’t get covered in fingerprints, and should be durable too. The nicely rounded sides make it easy to grip and hold, and the overall size and 8mm ...
Pros: 
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Detailed 90Hz screen
  • Highly capable camera
  • Two-day battery life
Cons: 
  • Dull design
  • Missing that special quirky Google feature
6 months ago

Pixel 5 Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: For £599 (or $699) the Pixel 5 is a surprisingly excellent deal, especially for those who desire a smaller phone and put camera prowess over gaming performance.
Pros: 
  • Typically fantastic Pixel camera
  • Improved video recording features
  • Far better battery life than Pixel 4
  • Small design is refreshing
  • The price is great
Cons: 
  • Design a little bland
  • An XL version would have been a nice option
  • Cameras lack the versatility of some rivals
  • No face unlock
6 months ago

Google Pixel 5 review

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: The Pixel 5 doesn't pretend to compete with the most powerful phones on the market, because it doesn't have to. It's perhaps the most balanced Android phone to date, not to mention a great choice for those after a capable small phone, 5G phone or camera phone.
Pros: 
  • Compact, clean, lightweight design
  • Outstanding camera features
  • Superb user experience
Cons: 
  • Lacklustre loudspeaker
  • Finish scratches easily
  • Slow 'fast' charging
6 months ago

Google Pixel 5 Review: Soft Reboot

★★★★ 4.3
Verdict: Google’s latest Pixel is more interested in being better value than just plain better.
Rather than raise the price and stakes, the follow-up to last year's Pixel 4 drops a few thrills, learns a few new tricks and tries to position itself as the no-compromise candidate for those who want a premium Android experience but don’t want to spend upwards of $1000. It’s a soft reboot that’s iterative and familiar enough to satisfy fans but still cheap enough to entice newcomers.
Pros: 
  • Great price
  • Stunning camera
  • Sleek software
Cons: 
  • Softcore specs
  • No Face Unlock
6 months ago

Google Pixel 5 review: Premium, but at a price

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Google's 2020 flagship is something of an oddball. Sure, it's a very competent phone with the power, camera, performance and build quality. But there are downsides - such as the poor ear speaker, and the larger and cheaper Pixel 4a 5G being much the same - that detract from the overall package.
Pros: 
  • IP68 dust/water protection
  • Great display
  • Plenty of power
  • Free from bloat
  • All-round camera performance
Cons: 
  • Its larger sibling - the 4a 5G - is cheaper and much the same
  • Speaker quality is poor
  • No zoom camera
6 months ago

Five perplexing Google Pixel 5 facts you might have missed

★★★★★
6 months ago

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived with a new definition of ‘flagship’ phone

★★★★★
6 months ago

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