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At a glance
- 6.0-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 resolution
- 12.2MP duel-pixel & 16MP ultrawide rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- 128GB storage
- Minimum 4000 mAh battery
- Snapdragon 765G processor
- Recycled aluminium case, not glass
Availability and price
The Google Pixel 5 was released in October in the UK. The handset is available for £599. Google Pixel 5 contract deals are also available.
Unlike most phones on the market, the Google Pixel 5 has swapped its glass back and surround for recycled aluminium – which should make it more resilient to damage – and despite its six-inch display, the slimline 8mm thickness makes it feel more compact than rival handsets.
The Full HD Plus 2340 x 1080 display is sharp and retains the 90Hz refresh rate that Google rolled out with the Pixel 4. The large plastic buttons on the Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4a have also been swapped out for a smaller metal lock button and volume rocker.
The fingerprint sensor is on the rear along with the square camera block that resembles the one on the Pixel 4. The SIM tray is on the left side, a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone, with a speaker on the right, but no there’s microSD slot for expanding the storage.
The Google Pixel 5 comes in either black or ‘Sorta Sage’, a greenish hue.
The Google Pixel 5 has a pair of rear cameras to give the same appearance as the Pixel 4. But although it has the same 12.2MP main shooter, it swaps out the Pixel 4’s 2x optical telephoto lens for a 16MP ultra-wide lens.
The 107-degree field of view isn’t quite as wide as some of the 120-plus-degree ultra-wide lenses available, but should more than suffice foremost of us.
You can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second with improved video stabilisation for smooth panning and a more cinematic effect.
The Google Pixel 5 also ups the stakes with its editing software, which is now available via a more user-friendly interface than the Pixel 4.
The Google Pixel 5 runs the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 11, that benefits from new features including built-in screen recording and improved smart home controls.
It uses a Snapdragon 765G chipset which isn’t as advanced as the Snapdragon 865 that powers leading Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20.
There are 8GB of RAM, but its 128GB of storage can’t be expanded via micro SD, so you’ll need to use the cloud for extra space.
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Pixel 5 specs
|Release Date||08/10/2020 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||70.4mm x 8mm x 144.7mm|
|Display Size||6 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||432 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|