[UPDATE] Google Pixel 5 - Cheaper, bigger battery and 5G

by Timo14. October 2020
The Google Pixel 5 is here and is taking a slightly different route! Goodbye high-end and experimental features. At a price of 613,15 euros, the current Google top model with a 6-inch OLED display, a significantly more powerful 4080 mAh battery and the usual Google Experience is rather a smartphone for the masses. All the details about the Pixel 5 await you in this post!



Google Pixel 5


Processor and memory
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
GPU: Adreno 620
Internal memory: 128GB (UFS2.1)
Memory extension: no

Display diagonal: 6 inches
Display resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels
Display Type: OLED
Screen Protector: Gorilla Glass 6
Refresh rate: 90 Hz

Main camera: 12.2 MP dual pixel, F / 1.7, 1.4 µm
* Two-phase auto focus
* 77 ° aperture

Wide angle camera: 16 MP ultra wide angle, F / 2.2, 1.0 µm, 107 °
Front camera: 8 MP, F / 2.0, 1.12 µm, fixed focus, 83 °

Dual SIM: Yes (eSIM)
SIM size: Nano SIM
eSIM: Yes
Cellular: up to 5G

WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth: 5.0
GPS: Yes
NFC: Yes

* Ambient light sensor
* Accelerometer
* Proximity Sensor
* Hall sensor
* E-Compass
* Fingerprint Sensor

Battery: 4.080 mAh
Fast charge function: Yes
Wireless charging: yes
Reverse charging: yes

Operating system: Android 11
Connection: USB-C (USB3.1)
Size: 144.7 70.4 x x 8.0 mm
Weight: 151g

Google Pixel 5 - All information

Update 14. October 2020

The Pixel 5 will officially appear in stores tomorrow. Some already left today Reviews of the Google Pixel 5 on-line. According to the majority of testers, the Pixel 5 is a worthy continuation of Google's smartphone series. The economical Snapdragon 765G, the display with a particularly smooth display, the high-quality workmanship and clearly the camera, which has a lot to offer in terms of software, are praised.

An Main selling point In general, the Android operating system is the one that will be provided with updates by Google in the long term. Of course we try to convince ourselves of the functions of the new Pixel 5. As soon as a test device reaches us, the review will follow at this point!

Update 06. October 2020

Google explains how contactless charging remains possible despite the aluminum housing. Accordingly, the housing is with one layer "Bio-Resin" overdrawn. It is a special plastic that gives the smartphone the appropriate look and feel.

The coil required for contactless charging is hidden in a recess and is covered by the resin. As a result, the coil does not come into contact with the aluminum and contactless charging is still possible.

Every year, Google presents a new generation of its Pixel smartphone. In contrast to the Google Pixel 4a, the publication of which was postponed by a few months due to Corona, Google was able to keep the release cycle with the Pixel 5. However, Google has moved away from high-end, technical experiments and the magical 1000 euro limit. Instead, they want to win over the broad middle class.

Google Pixel 5 Sorta Sage and Just Black

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

This is already noticeable in the processor. In the Pixel 5 is not Qualcomm's current spearhead “Snapdragon 865”, but one that can be classified in the upper middle class, “Snapdragon 765G”Installed. Although the 765G is clearly inferior to the 865 in the benchmark, this difference should not be noticeable in everyday use. Google attaches great importance to a smooth "Google Experience". This means that the Google Pixel 5 sees itself as a feature-rich smartphone with an optimized Android user interface and the latest updates.

The integrated 5G Modem the Pixel 5 is prepared for the next generation of cellular communications. In addition to a physical SIM slot, the smartphone also has one eSIM installed. The provides more security Titan M security chipwhich was already used in the older generation of pixels. The chip protects, among other things, the bootloader, the lock screen and the memory of the smartphone. And where we are now with the storage facility, they are built in 8GB LPDDR4X Memory and an 128GB UFS2.1 data store. Google does not have the option of expanding the memory using an SD memory card.

6 inch OLED with 90 Hz

The display solves at a diagonal of 6 inches with 2340 x 1080 pixels on. Of the OLED The display type ensures a particularly brightly colored representation with almost infinite contrast. By the high Refresh rate of 90 Hz content is displayed more fluently. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which is considered particularly scratch-resistant and shatterproof. Other special features are Always-On and the HDR capability. The auricle and speaker are hidden under the display. The front camera is embedded in the display in a “punch-hole” style.

Goodbye radar sensor solos!

Google has said goodbye to the Soli radar sensor. The experimental feature obviously could not prevail, it was mostly decried as superfluous or not yet fully developed. This also means that face recognition is no longer necessary, which still unlocked the smartphone fairly reliably in the Pixel 4. Instead, a tried and tested fingerprint scanner adorns the back of the Pixel 5.

Google Pixel 5 Sorta Sage (2)

Wide angle instead of zoom camera

With the built-in cameras, too, the decision was made clearly against experiments. Instead of showing off with megapixels, the main sensor continues to only trigger 12.2 Megapixel, uses a f / 1.7 aperture and focused by Two-phase autofocus. Video can be viewed in high resolution 4K with up to 60 images-per-second and in 1080p at up to 240 frames per second record, tape. The combination of ensures particularly smooth video recordings OIS + EIS (image stabilization). Google has deleted the zoom camera of the Pixel 4, which still enabled a loss-free 2x zoom. Instead, you have to go for one 16 megapixel wide angle camera with 107 degree of field of vision and f / 2.2 aperture decided.

Google is known for undermining the camera's recording quality, especially through software algorithms. This is shown very clearly by the night mode of the Google camera, which ensures astonished faces even in total darkness. Presumably that has also led to relying purely on a digital zoom, which has been getting better and better in recent years thanks to AI support. As a new software feature, Google has the Portrait lighting, The Portrait night vision mode and Cinema effects introduced. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, uses an f / 2.0 aperture and an 83 degree wide angle.

Google Pixel 5 Sorta Sage (2)

Lightweight despite the large battery

With dimensions of 144,7 x 70,4 x 8,0 mm and a weight of only 151g the Pixel 5 is an extremely light smartphone. Amazing, because at least the battery capacity is up 4080 mAh grown. According to Google, the case is closed 100 percent made from recycled aluminum, combined with a hardened Corning Gorilla Glass 6 cover slip. As a result, the Pixel 5 is not only particularly robust, but also after IP68 also protected from water and dust. Wired charging is possible with up to 18 Watt possible. Despite the alot of aluminum, too Wireless charging supported. New is Reverse chargingwhich can be used to charge other devices in the opposite direction.

Price and availability

The Google Pixel 5 comes in only one size and one storage configuration. The colors offered are so far limited to “Sorta Sage”, a kind of green, and "Just Black".

From the 15. October The smartphone is available in the Google Store, at MediaMarkt, Saturn, mobilcom-debitel, Vodafone, Telekom, o2, OTTO, DeinHandy, Sparhandy, Klarmobil and Blau. The sales price has been reduced to the current level due to the reduction in VAT Euro 613,15. Who the smartphone pre-ordered until October 14th, get one Bose QC 35 IIs headphones (Value about 200 euros) for free.


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In my opinion the right path that Google is taking here. This ever increasing price growth is just annoying. I would rather buy a new mid-range device every 2 years than afterwards hold a € 1000 smartphone in my hand that no longer receives updates. With the Pixel 5 I will replace my 3 series.


Where are the first tests for the Pixel 5?


When will your test report be online?