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
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... moreVisit google store on Sunday morning as google is restocking it every week and eventually goes out of stock in hours. I ordered one today
Hi all, I want to buy a pixel 5 but never used android coming from iOS but love the size and spec however, I notice that most shops are completely out! Is it because there are problems with this device? Has it been recalled? Sorry for asking but wanted to double check as the 4a is still available in all shops. I’d be grateful if someone knows or could let me know if they have had any experience. Thank you in advance
--voltaire9, 26 Apr 2021What on earth does having no SD card compatibility have to do with performance???Because the storage bus lane can be fully dedicated to internal storage, increasing overall performance, and reducing battery consumption,
Third, 13 Jan 2021What does it mean on OS/ Software? 3 yrs of OS and security updates?It means the Pixel 5 will get updated until Android 14 in 2023.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2021For the guys wondering how’s pixel 5 performs well because no bloated skin, no sd card, no dua... moreWhat on earth does having no SD card compatibility have to do with performance???
For the guys wondering how’s pixel 5 performs well because no bloated skin, no sd card, no dual sim and no gimmicks features focus in performance even with mid range hardware.
Pixel 5 are remain the best android phone when it comes to symmetric even better than latest S21s, but build quality and hardware wise meh.
flagshipper, 09 Mar 2021wow... so small device with wireless charging and also some screen freq boost..easily rootable... morethe CPU is a lower-end one than the 800 family, but it most definitely is NOT "ultraslow". I know, I have the Pixel 5, and the CPU (and RAM) are quite speedy. More than I thought.
wow... so small device with wireless charging and also some screen freq boost..easily rootable, quite decent battery, super LIGHT? sounds great! but then it goes downhill: ultraslow cpu taking you many flagship iterations back, no sd card, older usb, older ufs, fingerprint in the worst location possible, no jack, no notif light, slow charging, no wifi 6, no dual sim............ and this goes for a sky high price:/ this should cost
Where can i find the blue wallpaper used in the software and performance section
Google also needs to bring back HDR+ enhanced. Night Sight takes up to approximately 6.5 seconds (without counting the processing time) (proof: see Engadget's Pixel 5 youtube review at 11:45 , I have measured the duration), by the way, that's also the case with the Pixel 3a.
HDR+ enhanced is a fast Night Sight mode and only takes up to 2.5 seconds, if you don't zoom. Instead of an exposure time of 1/2-1s per frame, it chooses 1/5s per frame, so you get nearly always sharp photos with HDR+ enhanced whereas Night Sight often leads to slightly blurry = worse photos or you need to take the photo again, then it's basically 13s vs 2.5s (actually even more than 2x6.5s=13s because you have to check whether the image is blurry). So Google really needs to bring back HDR+ enhanced, which can nearly always produce as bright photos as Night Sight, if you use exposure compensation. Apple's night mode only takes 1-3s.
I hope that when the Pixel 6 is released, Google finally stops to spread lies. When the Pixel 3 was released, they said that their super resolution zoom was comparable with 2x optical zoom. It was a lie. In perfect light conditions without shadows it's even not as good as 1.1x optical zoom because there is basically no advantage at all (I have a Pixel 3a).
When the Pixel 4 was released, they said that their zoom was comparable with 3x optical zoom. Again a lie. One can even show (mathematically and based on tests with Bayer cameras) that due to diffraction, that's physically impossible, if "optical zoom" is meant to be a sharp optical zoom.
The dual sim (with e-sim) would be preferred
mnov5534, 05 Jan 2021Are you kidding? The headphone jack is gone, yes I'd love to have it also, but let's... moreYes, let's all take this guys sole experience on using microsd cards in regards to using them or not.
Help I have been going crazy the last few days youtubing googling night and day. I currently have the huawei p20 pro which in good lighting takes very good pics. Now I love the pics im seeing from the pixel 5: the depth and contrast of colours.(I did notice the selfie is a abit of a let down compared to its rear camera. However from looking at video's of pixel look 50/50 some look grainy/and loss of quality. I do take pics more, but I still want the option to take good videos too. Now i did narrow my choice to pixel 5 vs iphone 12pro. i prefer pics taken by pixel but videos am i going to regret having poor quality videos?? or can the pixel match the iphone. Im tired of youtubing there's so many reviews that are blantenly biased. Now to confuse things furthermore i don't mind considering the oppo x2find pro.
I'm after a wow camera if there is a thing i mainly take pics of the kids and my cat (if that helps)-with google play services. Out of the three I have mentioned has anyone outthere tested all 3?
It don't help during lockdown that I cant go out and test a handet.
Any suggestions will be appreciated!
Third, 13 Jan 2021What does it mean on OS/ Software? 3 yrs of OS and security updates?Infact i want to ask same question