The Google Pixel 5 is a charming and reasonably-priced premium phone with an amazing camera and good battery life. But it’s far less powerful than other options in its price range, and completely outmatched in value by Google’s cheaper Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 4a.
OS: Android 11
Display: 6-inch OLED (2340×1080; 90Hz)
CPU: Snapdragon 765G
Rear camera: 12.2MP wide (ƒ/1.7), 16MP ultrawide
Front camera: 8MP (ƒ/2.0)
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Size: 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in
Weight: 5.3 oz
The Google Pixel 5 confuses me because it’s both a wonderful phone and a strange one because, as consumers, we’re conditioned to expect that a new version of something is better than whatever it’s replacing. That’s usually the case.