Pairing an affordable, midrange price tag with some of the latest innovations in smartphone tech, there's a lot to love about the Google Pixel 5. Google's flagship handset for 2020, this device not only offers a fantastic dual-lens camera and stunning 6-inch Full HD+ screen, it also offers wireless charging and 5G connectivity.
Uncover all the details about the Google Pixel 5 right here.
Google Pixel 5 Design and Display
The aluminium unibody on the Google Pixel 5 looks sleek, feels smooth and features curved edges for added comfort while in the hand. There's a conveniently placed fingerprint scanner on the back, and durable Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front for added protection. The device also has an IPX8 rating, meaning it can comfortably withstand 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes.
Style aside, the Always-On 6-inch screen guarantees clear, detailed viewing and vibrant colours. This OLED Smooth Display has an impressive Full HD+ resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate. Whether you frequently stream Netflix on the go, or you love gaming online with friends, you're sure to be happy with the visuals on this smartphone. The improved refresh rate guarantees faster response times too, leading to smother transitions.
Google Pixel 5 Camera
Day or night, capturing professional-looking photos is made easy with the Google Pixel 5. The dual-lens rear camera features a 12.2MP dual-pixel main lens, and a 16MP ultrawide lens with a 107-degree field of view. Helping you to capture more of your surroundings, or pack more of the action into one frame, this handset's camera system ensures you can shoot without restrictions. The main lens uses auto-focus with dual-pixel phase detection, and both optical and electronic image stabilisation to banish shaky footage, while making sure blurry photos are a thing of the past. With this phone, you can be confident you'll never miss that optimal moment.
The rear camera is enhanced even further by a selection of Google's finest photography tech. Take beautifully lit, vibrant photos even in darkness thanks to Night Sight Mode, or photograph the night sky by switching on Google's incredible Astrophotography Mode. If you need to make some adjustments to your photos, you can edit your images directly in Google Photos.
The handset is also capable of recording in 4K, at either 30fps or 60fps. If you don't need to shoot with such detailed resolution, simply switch the camera to 1080p instead. To the front, the 8MP secondary camera is ideal for video calls, vlogging and for snapping ultra-clear selfies, and with a wide, 83-degree field of view, fitting everyone into a group photo will be a breeze.
Google Pixel 5 Power
The Google Pixel 5 is 5G-ready, so you can take advantage of faster download speeds and lower latency whenever you're in a 5G-supported location. With 5G, you won't have to worry when you're gaming online or streaming films while travelling - this next-generation mobile network can handle it all easily.
The handset also runs on the latest operating system Android 11, and is one of the first to debut the new tech. Google Assistant will be on board too, to make your everyday even easier.
As for tech specs, the handset has everything it needs to ensure a fast and efficient performance. 8GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, octa-core CPU and advanced Adreno 620 GPU all work together behind the scenes to keeps things running smoothly.
Google Pixel 5 Battery
Installed on the Google Pixel 5 is a huge 4,080 mAh battery, providing more than enough power to keep you going morning until night. With the device's specialised Extreme Battery Saver Mode switched on, you can even expect the phone to last up to 48 hours on one full charge.
Google's intelligent Adaptative Battery technology helps the handset to use its power efficiently. As you use the handset, it'll begin to learn what your favourite apps are - as well as those you rarely use. From the information it gathers, power will automatically be directed to the apps you love, to keep the device as efficient as possible, and any unused apps running in the background will have their power restricted.
The handset can also be charged quickly by plugging in the 18W charger (included in the box), or wirelessly with any Qi-certified charger. You can even use Battery Share - a form of reverse charging - to transfer power from your Google Pixel 5 to a compatible device (including Google Pixel Buds). Just place the devices you want to charge back-to-back to begin.