A Quick Look at What the Google Pixel 5 Has in Store

While the Google Pixel 4 has already served to shake up the mobile community, this manufacturer is already upping its stakes in the game.  The google Pixel 5 could signal some big changes and as it has only recently been launched (30 September) you are likely wondering what it has in store.  Let’s take a look at some important specifications and features which should not be overlooked.

A Flagship Phone with an Affordable Price Tag

One interesting quality of the Pixel 5 involves its decidedly affordable price (742 pounds at the time that this article was written).  Thus, it is much more affordable than the Pixel 4 while still offering many of the same bells and whistles.

A Similar Design

Anyone who is already familiar with the Pixel series should not be surprised to learn that the Mountain View design of the Pixel 5 mimics its predecessors.  Notable features include small front-facing cameras and nearly invisible bezels around the display screen.  The only major difference is that the body of the Pixel 5 has been crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium. 

Display Screen

Much like the Pixel 4, the Google Pixel 5 offers users an ample 6-inch display screen.  This should be suitable for the majority of viewing requirements.  However, one improvement involves refresh rates which have been bumped from 60 to 90 Hz per second.  While this will provide a slightly greater degree of clarity, these rates will not drain the battery as much as phones which are supplied with rates of 120 Hz.  The Pixel 5 is equipped with a full-HD OLED display.

Cameras

The Pixel 5 boasts a 12.2-megapixel front lens which is similar to the previous iteration.  However, the secondary camera now offers an ultra-wide configuration that supports 16 megapixels of clarity.  This has essentially replaced the previous telephoto lens.  Let’s also keep in mind that the Pixel 5 is supplied with proprietary Super Res zoom technology; a feature solely offered by Google.  The results are therefore said to be quite similar to those produced by traditional digital optical zoom lenses. 

Performance

The Google Pixel 5 is equipped with the Snapdragon 765G chipset.  Although this is sufficient for most tasks, we need to keep in mind that it is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 865 (common in other Android flagship models).  However, this is seen as being rather acceptable when we consider the lower price of the Pixel 5. The good news is that the Pixel 5 is equipped with 8 gigabytes of RAM as standard.  This is definitely an improvement over the 5 gigabytes offered by the Pixel 4 series. 

Our Verdict

In terms of its price and basic functionality, the Google Pixel 5 could be a great buy for anyone who is on a budget and still wishes to enjoy an impressive line-up of features. It will be interesting to see how other users rate this model as it is further released to the public.