now Pixel 4a makes sense which comes with same camera, look, non-flagship processor but with 3.5mm jack in the lower price.
Aierlan, 01 Oct 2020Yeah, the tradeoff with all the phones with those big batteries is that they are much bigger a... moreYep, it's likely for the average person who uses their phone for some social media, occasional selfies and mostly clicking their cat or duck pictures or the mountains while on some road trip, hence the mediocre chipset and battery, as those don't matter much to an average user but a good camera does. That kind of buyer doesn't care much about the entire spec list or the design or aesthetics, hence the simple design this time with the regular punch hole camera, and the fingerprint placed on the back unlike the previous model with a premium design and the radar, ToF, hi-tech facial recognition, SD 855 etc. Google is clearly targeting a different audience this time, but amusingly the price is just like the Pixel 4 which is weird
dbjungle, 30 Sep 2020I was interested in the Pixel 5, but ultrawide is all the way trash. I would have probably go... moreWhy do you want a glass back? The Pixel 5 uses aluminium but still supports wireless charging. Don't ask me how because I don't know. It's the first of its kind. The only reason Apple made glass back phones was to make it wireless charging compatible. Before that it was aluminium. Glass is very fragile compared to aluminium. I'm glad they are going back to metal since they figured out a way to still wireless charge.
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2020IP68, 2 extra cameras, wireless charging and a high refresh rate screen makes this phone doubl... moreGo to a shop and test the zoom in the camera of the S20 FE... more than 10 of zoom it´s horrible in this x8 zoom, garbage zoom
.alpha, 01 Oct 2020The phone lineup makes no sense. 4a -> 4a5G is $150 for slightly bigger screen and battery ... more4A 5G: Differences: Bigger screen, Adreno 620 not 618, Ultrawide camera, 4k with 240 frames/s, 715 mah+battery
flauschie, 01 Oct 2020This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end but it is perhaps the end of th... moreIt's the beginning of the end for Google. They can only survive in their protected US market with only MKBHD praising the phone now. A flagship with no flagship chipset or wifi 6 and with only a 6" display. Still using a 12MP sensor for its main camera. Wow, amazing computer generated photos!*
L.O.R.D, 01 Oct 2020The battery isn't extra ordinary either, maybe for a pixel phone but other than that it h... moreYeah, the tradeoff with all the phones with those big batteries is that they are much bigger and heavier. I think this is a more mainstream phone aimed at consumers that aren't heavy gamers
The phone lineup makes no sense. 4a -> 4a5G is $150 for slightly bigger screen and battery and 4a5G -> 5 is $200 for smaller screen, bigger battery
Why not just make 4a, 4aXL or 5a, 5, 5XL? I want a 5XL but looking at the pricing it will be $850-$900 for a SD765 phone
Smallworld, 30 Sep 2020Definitely buying the Pixel 5 ! The size is perfect and I don't need a 8xx chipset since... moreAgree.im in for the 5. Good sensible balance. Screen size, pocket ability, great software and reliable camera, Google assistant in the phone itself etc.I'm enjoying my pixel 3 but I think I'll upgrade to the five.
This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end but it is perhaps the end of the beginning ... of those absolutely HIDEOUS glass backs.
Thank you, Google!
The Pixel is essentially a one-trick pony. I wish it would do that trick better than everyone else.
The Pixel is solely about the camera. They should have just thrown in 4 cameras, each with large pixels, and 3 with OIS, and forgotten about everything else. How difficult is that?
Is it too much to expect good cameras? Atleast 3 good ones, with enough zoom range should be the bare minimum.
L.O.R.D, 01 Oct 2020The battery isn't extra ordinary either, maybe for a pixel phone but other than that it h... moreProblem is not battery soze, but fact ppl spend more time than necessary on their phones.
Also, ppl ignore that current screen ratios made the screens smaller.
This Pixel 5 has smaller screen than old bomb Note 7.
It will last easily whole day.
Unless person turns it into PS5 and play 6h per day, of course this way no phone can survive til 7p.m ....
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2020This is most compelling pixel device so far. It hits so home and stands out in oversized fragi... moreNo brands outside China can make similar phone for same price.
Chinese brands work with many local suppliers.
No need to pay import taxes for most components.
We all know imployees at factories are cheaper than other nations.
Look at Velvet and 8.3. Both have similar prices.
Samsung has many of their components made in-house, Mobile division can surely get for better price compared to other brands. This is why even old J2 had oled.
Misfit2Fields, 01 Oct 2020I don't get the design choices they go for with phones. I will say that the new screen wi... moreI think it falls very well in Google devices design, look at Chromecasts, Nests, and other devices, these phones are exactly like this - very simple, pastel colors, no superpremium stuff, no silver lines etc. And I like this design and strategy, I still remember the Nexus phones and tablets, those were awesome devices for awesome prices showcasing the new Android functions.
I was prepared to upgrade my Pixel 3 to the 5, if there were enough improvements. This was one of the few remaining pocketable phones that offered excellent camera performance.
For me it's a pass at this price, I don't need the Bose headphones. 400E and we might be talking, since it brings so little to the table: no side or front fingerprint sensor, no notification LED, no headphone jack, no expandable storage, same camera module, same limited USB-C port (no DP or analog audio), very little UI customisation.
I bought a Poco X3 to see how it feels and it blows the Pixel out of the water on so many levels: 3.5 jack, side fingerprint, big battery, small display hole, extensive customization, fast charging, notification LED, IR emitter, SD, dual-sim, ... and it costs 4 times less.
If the X3 wasn't like a brick and had better low-light performance, I would switch to it in a heartbeat.
At this size, only the S20 and the iPhone are Pixel's competitors, that's kind of sad.
Misfit2Fields, 01 Oct 2020I don't get the design choices they go for with phones. I will say that the new screen wi... moreThe battery isn't extra ordinary either, maybe for a pixel phone but other than that it hardly stands out. 4500 mAH is becoming a norm these days, with 5000 also quite common, and 6000 is quickly getting popular, and there's even 7000 mAH in a Samsung phone now