Google has officially introduced the next addition to its Pixel smartphone series. One of the most notable changes in the Pixel 5 is its upper-midrange SoC with 5G connection, which is a departure from what Google has done in the past. Let’s take a look at the Google Pixel 5 review, specifications, features, projected pricing, and availability in Nepal.
|Body||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3-inches; Aluminum body, 151gm; IP68 certification|
|Display||6.0-inches OLED panel; HDR; Always-on Display; 432 PPI; 90Hz Refresh Rate; Corning Gorilla Glass 6; Full 24-bit depth|
|Resolution||FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio|
|Storage||128GB UFS 2.1 (fixed)|
|Software & UI||Android 11|
|Security||Fingerprint Scanner (rear-mounted); Titan M security module|
|Audio||Stereo Speakers, AptX, APtX HD, LDAC|
|Connectivity||5G, Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0+LE, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C|
|Battery||4080mAh, wireless charging, wireless reverse charging|
|Smartphone Model||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Google Pixel 5||NPR 90,000|
The Google Pixel 5 is the first phone with a metal back in a long time. The metal wraps around the sides to create an all-in-one body, which is particularly uncommon nowadays, and we expect this design to be significantly more resistant to harm, whether from everyday wear and tear or more significant drops.
The metal itself has a matte texture, making it seem more like polycarbonate than traditional aluminum frames. Its texture is intriguing but not particularly attractive, but one thing is certain: it helped us gain a better hold on the phone.
The 6-inch Full HD Plus (2340 x 1080) display is bright and clear, with thin bezels and a punch-hole for the front-facing camera. That means the Pixel 5 has a far higher screen-to-body ratio than the Pixel 4, which featured a full black bar at the top of its display, which housed numerous sensors, including the depth sensor, which allowed capabilities like in-air gesture control.
The display maintains Google’s 90Hz refresh rate, which was introduced with the Pixel 4 and is similarly smooth. While it uses more juice to keep it on , the impact is worth it when you’re browsing the internet or browsing your app library without the lagging you’d get on a 60Hz or lower screen.
The Google Pixel 5 has two back cameras, and you’d be excused for believing they’re the same as the Pixel 4’s because the new phone has the same glass-covered camera block as the previous one. The Pixel 5 has the same 12.2MP primary camera as its predecessor, but it has a 16MP ultra-wide lens instead of the 2x optical telephoto lens.
While the Pixel 5 lacks excellent zoom capabilities due to the ultra-wide lens, we like being able to fit more people or more of a scene into the frame, even if the 107-degree field of view isn’t as broad as some of the 120-degree ultra-wide lenses on other phones.
The Pixel 5’s specifications are one of numerous places where Google has cut corners, presumably to save money. The Snapdragon 765G processor isn’t as powerful as the Snapdragon 865 found in 2020’s best Android phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 range or the Snapdragon 865 Plus found in the new OnePlus 8T, but it’ll suffice.
Since the introduction of the Google Pixel 5, a number of really cheaper smartphones have been released with higher Geekbench 5 scores, which does not bode well for this phone.
The Pixel 5 comes with 128GB of storage as standard, and unlike its predecessor, you can’t extend it with a microSD card. It’s inconvenient, and it implies that if you need extra storage, you’ll have to use the cloud.
The Pixel 5’s 4,000mAh battery is one of the phone’s major upgrades over its predecessor; in our informal testing, it comfortably lasted a second day, whereas the Pixel 4, with its 2,800mAh battery.
Aside from the increased storage space, the Pixel 5 sports a new software function called Extreme Battery Saver. As you might expect, this is an upgraded version of the basic Battery Saver, which goes beyond Dark Mode and suspends background activity to disable Wi-Fi hot spotting and other battery-draining activities – though you may whitelist applications to keep them running normally.