The Google Pixel 5 is official, and we have realized all in regards to the latest flagship telephone from the maker of Android on the firm’s Launch Night In livestream occasion.
Google revealed the brand new Pixel 5 alongside the Google Pixel 4a 5G, Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV. Notably what it did not land alongside is the Pixel 5 XL, as there is no such telephone – even though there really should be.
The Pixel 5 is a curious creation that is in some methods an improve on the Pixel Four however in different methods a particular downgrade, as our Google Pixel 5 vs Google Pixel 4 comparability reveals.
Under we’ll focus simply on the brand new telephone and run you thru all the important thing particulars we all know in regards to the Google Pixel 5 to date, together with how a lot it will price, what it seems like, and what specs you may count on on your cash.
Lower to the chase
- What’s the Google Pixel 5? Google’s newest flagship smartphone
- When is it out? October 15
- How a lot does it price? $699 / £599 / AU$999
Google Pixel 5 launch date and worth
The Google Pixel 5 prices $699 / £599 / AU$999. Google has confirmed that the telephone is coming to the US, UK and Australia, and you may pre-order it now immediately from Google’s internet retailer.
The Google Pixel 5 will likely be out there within the US and UK on October 15. An actual launch date for different markets has but to be revealed.
Google Pixel 5 design and show
The Google Pixel 5 design is what you see above. The telephone is available in two colours with odd names: Sorta Sage (a inexperienced colour) and Simply Black (that is simply black). The physique of the telephone is product of recycled aluminum, which is notable as most telephones have a glass or plastic again.
The primary purpose steel is never used is you can’t use wi-fi charging via steel, but the Pixel 5 nonetheless has that function as a result of – as revealed by Daniel Bader of Android Central – there’s a small gap on high of the wi-fi charging coil, which is roofed by a resin and painted over to match the aluminum.
The telephone is IPX8 waterproof, which ought to imply you are in a position to submerge this machine in water for as much as half an hour. The telephone weighs 151 grams, and it has dimensions of 144.7 x 70.Four x 8mm.
The Pixel 5 comes with a 6-inch Full HD show with a decision of 1080 x 2340, which is 432 pixels per inch. It is an always-on show, and it is an OLED panel.
Google has included 90Hz tech right here, so the display refresh price will likely be sooner than many different units with smoother scrolling and transitions. That mentioned, this is not nearly as good as some top-end handsets that function a 120Hz refresh price, whereas the newly introduced Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro boasts a 144Hz refresh price.
There is a USB-C port on the backside of the telephone, however there is no 3.5mm headphone jack right here. The telephone additionally comes with stereo audio system, however there is no 3.5mm audio jack included within the field.
In contrast to the Pixel 4, the Pixel 5 comes with a fingerprint scanner. It is on the rear of the telephone, and the corporate has dropped its 3D Face Unlock expertise that was housed within the high bezel on final 12 months’s telephone.
That has allowed Google to trim the bezel on the high of the telephone, however it does additionally imply the corporate has dropped its Soli gesture expertise as nicely so you will not get that on the Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 5 digicam
The digicam is the place there are a couple of adjustments for the Google Pixel 5. It incorporates a 12.2MP dual-pixel shooter with 1.4μm pixel width, and there is additionally a 16MP ultra-wide shooter.
That replaces the telephoto shooter on final 12 months’s telephone, which some might miss, however it’s probably you may benefit from the vast digicam extra in on a regular basis utilization.
The corporate’s spectacular Evening Sight and Portrait Modes are returning on the Pixel 5. We have discovered related cameras on earlier telephones to carry out brilliantly in our opinions of these older telephones, so we’re hoping for the same consequence right here.
It is price noting that the brand new Google Pixel 4a 5G appears to sport precisely the identical digicam setup although, so for those who do not wish to spend as a lot as this telephone prices you would at all times go for that.
On the entrance of the telephone you may discover an 8MP selfie digicam. That appears to be just like earlier telephones from Google, which we have discovered to carry out nicely in our testing.
Google Pixel 5 specs and efficiency
In contrast to earlier Pixel flagships, the Pixel 5 would not function the top-end chipset you’d count on. As a substitute, the corporate has opted for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, which will not be as highly effective because the chipsets you discover in telephones just like the OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
That mentioned, the telephones we have seen working this chipset have been highly effective sufficient for on a regular basis duties, so we hope it is a related story with the Pixel 5 after we’re in a position to attempt the telephone out.
There’s 8GB of RAM within the telephone, and 128GB of storage. There is no microSD help, and Google has but to announce another storage variants for the Pixel 5, so you may be restricted to simply 128GB.
There is a 4,080mAh battery contained in the telephone, and the corporate has included wi-fi charging as nicely. There’s additionally a reverse-charging function known as Battery Share, so you need to use your Pixel 5 to cost supported units.
It helps 18W fast-charging, and the proper charger for you to have the ability to attain these speeds is included within the field.
Google claims the telephone will final a full day from a single cost, and we’ll make sure you put that declare to the check in our full overview. The Google Pixel 4’s battery life wasn’t spectacular, so we’re hoping Google has improved issues right here.
You get 5G connectivity on the Pixel 5 as nicely, however be warned that you’re going to have to have a 5G contract, and stay in space that has 5G connectivity, to benefit from that.
The Google Pixel 5 comes working Android 11 out of the field, which is the corporate’s newest model of its working system. You may count on this machine to get software program updates over the following couple of years at the least, and it ought to get them on or close to day one.
There are additionally enhancements to Google’s personal apps you can get on Pixel. For instance, the Recorder app – that is the one which information voice notes and transcribes them mechanically – will now can help you edit out audio if you take it immediately out of the transcription.