Reviewing Google’s Pixel 5, the 2020 flagship smartphone that prices simply £599 within the UK but nonetheless boasts 5G help, untouchable digicam tech, a stunning OLED show and loads of gaming grunt. I have been testing the Pixel 5 as my full-time telephone for every week now and here is my remaining verdict – spoiler, it is a lot better (and cheaper) than final 12 months’s mannequin. However not fairly excellent.
The primary downside is that Google has already impressed with its Pixel 4a pair (together with the contemporary new 5G improve), that are priced at £349 and £499. These telephones nonetheless serve up a compact design, easy-to-use digicam, good battery life and full Android 11 motion. By spending extra on this flagship, you are solely getting a couple of enhancements like water resistance – and a 90Hz display, which is my major love right here.
In fact the Pixel 5 has loads of robust rivals, together with the OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 8T and Xiaomi’s new Mi 10T collection. Most of that are cheaper, or provide stronger specs together with 120Hz and even 144Hz shows, and Snapdragon 865 smarts. Nonetheless, I actually loved utilizing this Google blower as my full-time telephone, and Pixel followers needs to be greater than happy with that glorious digicam and smooth Android expertise.