PhilB, 18 Aug 2023I'm surprised about these recent negative comments on here. I bought a refurbished Pixel ... moreThe new phones are too big and cumbersome to put in a pocket and are very heavy to lug around.
Bought a Pixel 5, seems a decent phone. The phone is very light for modern standards. Also, the phone can be easily accommodated in a normal sized pocket due to it moderate size.
PhilB, 18 Aug 2023I'm surprised about these recent negative comments on here. I bought a refurbished Pixel ... moreHow about the detuned performance GSMarena told us here? Did software update fix them? I'd like to get one this month
I'm surprised about these recent negative comments on here. I bought a refurbished Pixel 5 about 8 months ago and it's been fantastic. Great little compact phone, decent battery life, does everything I need it to do quickly, takes great photos and videos. It's also still within software support for a while and should get the android 14 update soon. Based on the price and compact form factor I still recommend this phone over any of the newer Pixels 6/7 and probably also the upcoming Pixel 8, which seems like it will be mostly a repeat of the Pixel 7.
Finger print not working after 2 month
Video will get automatically paused on social medias and YouTube nothing works worst worst ever
I had the pixel 3... I loved it .. pixel 5.. well... The screen shattered twice within the first two months that I had it.. obviously I'm not too impressed... Once it happened while in my pocket.. keys .. the other when I dropped it from waist height.. I wanted to change just the glass.. I was told the pixels have a perticularly thin screen.. and dicey if possible... No kidding.. if I had to buy it again.. I wouldn't.
Totally crap phone. It cannot do simple things as it is intended and the overly complex google system processes and background processing creates an absolutely horrid user experience. It lags at random times, apps crash without warning, and there must be something crucially wrong with hardware drivers (idk if they are called this on a phone) because the hardware fails at crucial moments. The camera is ok but in any sort of weather, its basically useless. Night sight is totally useless, it just gives a grainy picture that you have to hold still for far too long to actually get it to work (so usually its just a blurry ass picture). The hands down most frustrating part of this phone is the fact google cannot figure out how to make a working fongerprint sensor. The algorithm they use clearly overcomplicates it because the phone clearly recognizes your fingerprint but denies it anyways (even if you put the same finger in 5 times). From reading, it does not look like this has been fixed in newer pixels. All in all, I hoped to get a smooth phone that could run efficiently because it was a vanilla OS but google defeats the purpose of that by making a phone way to complicated while also forgetting the little things matter. I want to throw my phone off a bridge half the time I use it, meaning its a 0.5/10 for me.If a phone cannot do basics right, its useless. 0.5 because it has remained consistent, consistently terrible over the two years Ive owned this. I cannot wait until I have the money to get a real phone so I can throw this into a trash compactor where it belongs.
I have had 5 phones in 3 years including 1100 dollar flagship types and I have jettisoned all for my Pixel 5.
Very beautiful body look vise & for use ,size compact and very attractive colours different features , light vait ,smart work, High speed, following trands advance features, I also agree to patches the phone love this phone crazy about। ...
I think this phone is great. I have both of the 4 phones and this is quicker than either of them. I was actually worried about the "slow chip". No need, opens everything very fast and recalls open apps with amazing speed. If you look at speedtests online, you can get real comparisons with other phones. The specs are pretty meaningless, though you would want the faster phone for games, and the I phone for video. If you use the phone as a tool like I do. It's perfect. Light but a decent size. Easy to hold and carry. Fantastic battery life. Super reliable fingerprint scanner. Can't believe all the BS about premium. I use the phone, don't stare at the spec sheet and the ridiculous glass backs people have been trained to think are special.. As I say great around.
I bought this in the beginning of February after Cricket decided to shut down their 3g towers & their 4g towers started to slow down,
they said my account would be suspended after the 22nd even tho i had a Pixel 4a running on 4g prior to buying the 5, which didn't make any sense
This was the only cheap 5g phone that seemed reasonable based on its specs, i know the only downside is losing the auxiliary port which didn't matter.
Was debating between Pixel 5 & Sony 10 iii but based on experience, i know the issue with Sony is that they don't really stay up to date with their android OS on devices, in addition with heating issues & that terrible blue hue screen, plus the odd flicker mentioned on a review video, Sony camera isn't really as good if compared with other competitions.
If you look on the old phones, the Google Pixel 3 (2018) is updated to Android 12 while the Sony XZ Premium (2017) is still running on Android 9,
Not that i despise Sony , I love Sony, i own wireless earbuds from them, a Sony Bluetooth speaker because of the clear amazing bass, an enclosed Sony Subwoofer, even a Sony Car Stereo.
but they really gotta work on their management with smartphones.
A, 20 Dec 2021Check the second-hand market, for me in the UK it's £300 in "very good condition&quo... moreYeah... of course I will check second hand market, that's what I always end up doing because all the phones available in my local retailer are full of cr*p, and the only good ones are available on eBay, where there are dodgy sellers.
RandyRiffin, 01 Oct 2021Yes, the Pixel 5 is a perfect size. My situation is different from yours. No Pixel 5 or 4a is ... moreCheck the second-hand market, for me in the UK it's £300 in "very good condition" on ebay from an old account
i can use this phone photo for youtube video
Hopefully, gsmarena reviews the Pixel 6 Pro at gsmarena's normal location.
"The Portrait mode crops in by 1.4X"
No, it's 1.5x , 40mm
Peter, 18 Aug 2021Hi all, I want to buy a pixel 5 but never used android coming from iOS but love the size and s... moreYes, the Pixel 5 is a perfect size. My situation is different from yours. No Pixel 5 or 4a is available in my local retailer (Australia), I suspect it's because they want to stock up for the Pixel 6. I'm not sure why the Pixel 5 is not there for you, check again is it there?
Anonymous, 25 Jan 2021I hope that when the Pixel 6 is released, Google finally stops to spread lies. When the Pixel ... moreOf course it is mathematically impossible to capture the same amount of information and light from a lower zoom length sensor than a 3x optical. What they were saying is that Google uses software to tweak their photo and improve the accuracy.
flagshipper, 09 Mar 2021wow... so small device with wireless charging and also some screen freq boost..easily rootable... moreIt's sad dude! The only reason why I'm not getting the Pixel 5 is because of its slow 18W charging, everything else is perfect about it. And Dave2d said the 1 thing wrong about the Pixel 5 is pricing, its specs would match a phone at $600 but Google wouldn't do that...
wow camera, 18 Jan 2021Help I have been going crazy the last few days youtubing googling night and day. I currently ... moreYou could actually wait for the Pixel 6 as they will have big upgraded sensors, hence more detail, more contrasty and combined with Google software, better videos. For now iPhone 12 Pro is a good choice, also check out the Oneplus 8 Pro (cheaper than Oppo Find X2 Pro and having most of the stuff), Xiaomi Mi 11 and S20 FE.
Also, sounds like you need portrait mode, something that Samsung, Google and Xiaomi are best at.
To be continued. Draft mode only.
Given the number of devices just in my household, and when compared against the functionality I need to support my image/video processing, Quickbooks, integration with my studio field camera and equipment, I find my Samsung S8 still out performing the Pixel 5.
In my household we have a samsung S8, S10+, PIXEL 4a, Pixel 5, and 2 old iPhones and one old working Motorola. (Not counting 2 tablets, 2 chrome books, one gaming laptop, 1 unix workstation, 1 small business workstation, and my adobe creative suite workstation.
It hit me.
1.What benefit do I gain from the pixel 5 over the other smartphones in the house
2. What do I gain or loose in terms of functionality between Android 9 and Android 12
2a) what apps work, work faster/slower, dont work,
3. What can I do with the phone to protect my privacy
3b) Can I change the operating system myself or am I prevented from doing it
4. What is the wireless wifi range from my current network
5. What is the max. potential wireless transmit and receive speed.How wide is the bandwidth (??)
6. What is the bluetooth range, transmit/receive speed
7. Can I actual stop my phone constantly pinging the nearest cell tower
8. Can I download the required area maps and use the gps without transmitting my position to others.
A series of standard use cases are needed to create a list of functions the phone must perform.
It will take me another month to complete my testing, but I though users should think long and hard - if your current phone is still working why should you get the pixel 5 or 5a
Sorry, to be continued