Unlike Samsung and Oneplus that goes miles to make flagship cell phones, the Pixel 5 is pretty basic. It’s not coming with the biggest RAM sizes, neither is it coming with the fastest chipset used in Android Phones.
In fact, the new Google cell phone will use a chipset targeted at premium mid-range Android phones. Simply put, the new Google flagship device will be a premium mid-range cell phone in the Android market.
What is Google Pixel 5?
Google Pixel 5 is the upgrade of the Google Pixel 5. The Pixel 5 is Google latest flagship device that comes with features that is used in most mid-range devices.
The major selling points of this phone will have to be its camera and its Google AI systems. This new Google cell phone just like its predecessors, works very well with all Google products including Google Assistant.
Google has always been making simple but powerful phones. Take for example the google Pixel 4a. Its a phone that comes in single color, single variant and single camera.
Yet comparing the price of the phone, you’ll notice that its actually worth buying over the likes of OnePlus Nord.
Point is, Google always focus on value for money and the new Pixel 5 is offering just that. To prepare your mind awaiting this specifications of this below, we want you to know that the phone comes with 5G enabled.
Well, we have put together the complete features of the cell phone below. As always, we focus more on user experience and performance, hence we’ll be skipping all the technical grammars.
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Specifications of Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 5: Build and Display
The phone is coming with AMOLED display type of size 5.8 inch which is pretty small going by most screen size recently. Comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is good. It comes with a dot in display that houses the front camera.
When it comes to it’s build materials, it has a plastic back, glass front and a plastic frame. Well, given that the Pixel 5 is seen as Google flagship device, it should have come with a better build material (a glass back and an aluminum frame would have been better).
Google Pixel 5: Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
Google poweres their phones with a Qualcomm SOC. And the Pixel 5 is powered by the Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm). This is the second best chipset from Qualcomm used by many mobile phone manufacturers for their mid-range phones.
Seems only Google can get away with using a mid-range chipset to power their flagship device.
There is an Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) CPU and Adreno 620 GPU present. The CPU and GPU are great and should be able to play heavy games without much hassles.
So far, the phone is expected to come in single variant of, 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. The RAM size is just okay even though the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Ultra comes with 12GB of RAM. There is no space for microSD card.
Google Pixel 5: Camera
Talk about best camera phones and the list won’t be complete without a Google Pixel phone (for the past few years).
This phone is expected to have a single 12.2 MP rear camera. Pixel 5 has dual rear camera, a 12.2MP + 8MP ultrawide. These two cameras are capable for taking all the shots your need.
You’ll see features like, optical zoom, OIS, gyro-EIS and super steady video mode activated. There are lots of talking point about the phone camera as this is one feature of cell phones that Google is very good at.
Upfront, the phone might come with an 8MP placed in a punch hole at the top left of the screen. Which makes the phone looks very pretty good.
Google Pixel 5: Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 which is really good. Pixel 5 is powered by a non removable 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charge feature enabled but no wireless charge enabled.
Charging the phone should not be much of a problem though. We have put together the full specifications of the Google Pixel 5 below.
Google Pixel 5 Specifications
Technology: GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE: YES
5G Network: Yes
Download Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM: Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5.8 inches, 82.6 cm2
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~444 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS (Operating System): Android 10
Chipset (Processor): Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
CPU Details: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 620
Card Slot (SD Card): No
Internal Storage: 8GB RAM 128GB (UFS 2.1)
Dual Lenses: 12.2 MP + 8 MP (ultrawide)
Features: LED flash, panorama, Auto-HDR, OIS
Single Camera: 8 MP, 24mm (wide)
Video: [email protected]
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast charging 18W (USB Power Delivery 2.0)
Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
This new Google Pixel is 5G enabled and its also coming with a good chipset. But it does not quite meet up with the specifications of most flagship device.
We’ll have to place this Pixel 5 as a premium mid-range smartphone. Maybe future Google Pixel will blow up the spec sheet.
There is no official price for the Pixel 5 just yet. But it might cost about $600 given the features of the phone. Tell us what you think about this new Google phone via your comment below.