Love this device, everything is good except the speaker, not so loud and not balance, lower sound louder than upper speaker...
Is it still a good buy now, what do u think???
I am thinking of buying USED Pixel 5 or Pixel 5a 5g. I have heard Pixel 5a has overheating and dead motherboard issues. Yet it is one year younger than the 5, larger battery. and longer update period. Pixel 5 is more handy with a 90 Hz display. What do you recommend? Is buying a Pixel 5a is risky??
There is no official warranty from Google for my country. Does the motherboard issues too common for Pixel 5a 5G??
I bought a used pixel 5 running on the 5th Nov,2022 security patch. Before I update, I need to know if anyone is facing any kind of problems with their pixels by taking the latest security update. Thank u
Enthusiast, 01 Jun 2023That right there proves Google should have stayed with Qualcomm SoC and never ditched them whe... moreI think the Tensor chipset is not great if you want flagship level performance, but it's great in a midrange device like the Pixel 6a or 7a, only matched by the iPhone SE 3 or the Poco F4/F5 devices.
Love Google Pixel, 03 Jun 2023google pixel 5 great phone The display on the Pixel is smaller (6'' vs 6.34'') and it supports 90 Hz refresh rate, but it's battery is smaller (4080 vs 4680 mAh) and Pixel 5a will get software updates at least till August 2024 while the Pixel 5 will last only till November 2023.
Also the Pixel 5 has unlimited google photos cloud storage while the 5a doesn't.
It depends on your needs and priorities, but to me the 5a is the better phone.
Anjan, 02 Jun 2023Which is one is better pixel 5 or 5a??Pixel 5
google pixel 5 great phone
Which is one is better pixel 5 or 5a??
bmudallal, 01 Jun 2023I've been using the 5a since January, no overheating issues and it didn't get warm, ... moreThat right there proves Google should have stayed with Qualcomm SoC and never ditched them where their custom in-house SoC tensor is clearly a inferior SoC with many flaws and bugs causing it to have many issues as a SoC that lacks refinement which is why tensor 2 gets destroyed by 8 gen 2 which is no surprise.
Although the Google pixel 5 is outdated by 2023 standards, to date it's still Google's best smartphone because it's Google's last Qualcomm SoC powered smartphone. After that, Google pixel's 6 and 7 went downwards when using their custom in-house SoC tensor which has had many issues and flaws. What Google should have done was to have stayed with Qualcomm since the snapdragon SoC 765G on my pixel 5 still runs good and is reliable with none of the flaws and issues the tensor SoC has had.
Dante101, 30 May 2023I have heard about 5a overheating issues which is common in used 5a devices, but not so much in 5.I've been using the 5a since January, no overheating issues and it didn't get warm, I tried using the 6a and it got warm even during set-up (data transfer)!
bmudallal, 29 May 2023That's why I recommend the 5a over the 5I have heard about 5a overheating issues which is common in used 5a devices, but not so much in 5.
Anonymous, 05 May 2023Why didn't they stay with this form factor for the base Pixel, nobody ever complained abo... moreProbably about battery.
I think that most of Android chips aren't as efficient as of Apple's that battery doesn't last.
Of course, Apple invested a lot of money for their own chip.
That being said, even though I tried to get used of big phones, I still can't fully feel comfortable, especially when compared with phone of this size.
bmudallal, 17 May 2023But the refurbished version would be more than 2 years old which means degraded batteryRight.
So in order to consider purchasing it, the price must be really good, first of all; then if we are lucky, the batter also may be in good condition.
The price of 2nd hand looks attractive enough now.
I'm waiting to see if there will be any more best valued phone from poco (with custom rom availability), so far I haven't found one after poco x3 nfc.
Therefore, there's a chance that I may grab this phone as for secondary device.
Love Pixel Phones, 21 May 2023Pixel phones give me the option that I don't need to buy Samsung. (I don't like Appl... moreAll phones are manufactured in China.
In regions other than United States, Chinese brands are more popular as they are budget friendly and same or better quality than these overhyped phones.
But yes, the cameras on this phone have slight advantage.
Jimbob, 24 May 2023They made a nice phone here but crippled it with the CPU.. the pixel 8 needs to be this size w... moreI have zero problems for everyday use, zero, nada. Unless you want to play heavy games the processor is fine. I bet that the Tensor chipsets that came after that are also fine for the average user.