RANK #12

Google Pixel 5

"The Google Pixel 5 sheds a few features to become a more affordable and compact phone that still takes great photos at a competitive price."
As posted by techradar.com

Pros

  • Clean Android interface
  • Excellent camera, now with ultrawide lens
  • Solid battery life
  • Beautiful 6-inch 90Hz AMOLED display

Cons

  • No telephoto camera
  • Stuck at 128GB of storage
  • No face unlock

Product Details

Date First Available:
September 30, 2020

Overall Rating

87.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 12795 customer and expert reviews from 70 review sites and 9 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 93.3%
    Design
  • 94.7%
    Performance
  • 91.5%
    Camera
  • 94.7%
    Battery
  • 87.2%
    Charging
  • 88.2%
    Display
  • 88.3%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
17
Good
42
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    $699.99
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    815 reviews
    $699.99
  • Google - Pixel 5 5G 128GB - Just Black (Verizon)

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    815 reviews
    $699.99
  • Pixel 5 - 128 GB, Just Black

    CURRYS.CO.UK
    336,161 reviews
    £599.0
  • Pixel 5 - 128 GB, Just Black

    CURRYS.CO.UK
    336,161 reviews
    £599.0
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Expert Reviews

The Google Pixel 5 sheds a few features to become a more affordable and compact phone that still takes great photos at a competitive price.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Camera software is better than ever
  • Metal case is refreshing change from glass
  • Clean Android interface

Cons

  • No telephoto camera
  • Middling night photography

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.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Gorgeous compact design
  • Excellent camera, now with ultrawide lens
  • Solid battery life
  • Useful software features

Cons

  • Underwhelming performance
  • Expensive for what it is
  • No higher storage option

By skipping all the quirky, Google-ly features of previous Pixels, the company's latest phone is its most boring—and its best.

Read more on wired.com

Google's Pixel 5 is a great smartphone with an attractive and ergonomic design, class-leading cameras, solid battery life and a clean Android interface. Unfortunately, it cuts one or two corners too many to keep the price down.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Ergonomic, lightweight design
  • Beautiful 6-inch AMOLED display
  • World-class cameras
  • Pure Android 11 with Pixel-exclusive tools
  • Solid battery life

Cons

  • Middling performance
  • Subpar speakers
  • Stuck at 128GB of storage
  • About $100 too expensive
  • Possible QC issues

After a month of using Google's Pixel 5, it's clear the company has found its smartphone niche.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Strong battery life
  • Good performance
  • More affordable

Cons

  • The camera is starting to get left behind

The Pixel 5 won't turn heads with stunning looks, but it will perform better than many other more expensive phones. Here's our review of this compact winner.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Detailed 90Hz screen
  • Highly capable camera
  • Two-day battery life

Cons

  • Dull design
  • Missing that special quirky Google feature

Google’s Pixel line has a convoluted history. What started off as a way to show off Android’s capabilities in affordable phones with the Nexus line transitioned into Google’s attempt at flagship devices with the emergence of the Pixel. We’re now into the fifth generation Pixel device, and the question is: did they finally get it right?

Read more on reviewgeek.com

Pros

  • The best Pixel to date
  • Excellent form factor
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Not a good value compared to the 4a series
  • Body gap may be an issue on some units
  • Slow post-processing on photos

The Pixel 5 is a compact 5G phone designed to show off what Android 11 has to offer while also righting the wrongs of the Pixel 4 line

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Compact, clean, lightweight design
  • Outstanding camera features
  • Superb user experience

Cons

  • Lacklustre loudspeaker
  • Finish scratches easily
  • Slow 'fast' charging

Google Pixel 5: Cheaper than the Pixel 4 but just as impressive, the Pixel 5 is a class act

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Cheaper than last year’s Pixel 4
  • Substantial battery life boost
  • Camera continues to impress

Cons

  • Utilitarian design
  • No face unlock
  • Lacks ‘XL’ version this year

The Pixel 5 is the antidote to the £1000+ smartphone. Simple, functional and designed for people to use rather than just to look pretty.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Typically fantastic Pixel camera
  • Improved video recording features
  • Far better battery life than Pixel 4
  • Small design is refreshing
  • The price is great

Cons

  • Design a little bland
  • An XL version would have been a nice option
  • Cameras lack the versatility of some rivals
  • No face unlock

Google’s budget-friendly approach has changed the competition, but arguably not its place in the pecking order

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Punchy, clear OLED screen
  • Class-leading camera
  • Ergonomic, waterproof design

Cons

  • Lacklustre sound
  • No zoom lens

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.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Gorgeous compact design
  • Excellent camera, now with ultrawide lens
  • Solid battery life
  • Useful software features

Cons

  • Underwhelming performance
  • Expensive for what it is
  • No higher storage option

We tested the Google Pixel 5's display, camera, software and performance to determine if its $999 asking price is worth it.

Read more on reviews.org

Google's Pixel 5 might not be the most exciting phone, but it still hits all the fundamentals. Read more in our Google Pixel 5 review.

Read more on androidauthority.com

In our Google Pixel 5 review revisited, we'll figure out how this phone has held up (and hasn't) over the past six months.

Read more on androidauthority.com

It's here. The Google Pixel 5. From the specs, pricing, release date, and more, here's literally everything you need to know!

Read more on androidcentral.com

Pros

  • compact and light case

Cons

  • no storage expansion

With the Pixel 5, Google veered away from the flashy Pixel phones of years past. Here's how the trio of phones stack up against each other spec-by-spec.

Read more on cnet.com

It has been around half a year since the Google Pixel 5 was released, so we revisited it to see how it is today, and where the Pixel 6 needs to improve.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Google announces a more modest flagship Pixel 5 smartphone at a reasonable $699 price.

Read more on ign.com

The much-awaited Google Pixel 5 tried to appeal to the customers by lowering the price of the smartphone. They achieved this by replacing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor with a 700 series processor

Read more on indianexpress.com

Our Google Pixel 4a vs Google Pixel 5 guide breaks down the differences between Google's premium and budget phones

Read more on t3.com

After Google’s fall hardware event yesterday, I spent some time comparing the Pixel 5 to the Pixel 4a 5G and was surprised to find few noteworthy differences between the two phones.

Read more on engadget.com

The Google Pixel 5 is one of the most fuss-free, fun, capable point and shoot camera phones out there. At $699 / £599, it’s a fraction of the price of previous Pixels, while still delivering a pure Google experience. In day to day use, it’s a treat thanks to a compact design and reliable camera. While there isn’t a telephoto lens or much in the way of new tech here, it all comes together beautifully nonetheless. Unless you need zoom or extra processor oomph for gaming, this all makes the Google Pixel 5 a knockout phone across the board.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Water resistance
  • Excellent point and shoot camera
  • Great battery life
  • Wireless charging

Cons

  • No expandable storage
  • Midrange power
  • No telephoto camera

I've been using the Pixel 5 I bought for myself for about half a year now. I'm kind of in love with it. Which is weird, because I'm in a definite minority

Read more on androidpolice.com

The Google Pixel 5 is a competitive phone against the likes of the iPhone 12 and OnePlus 8T. The numbers don't necessarily back this up, but the real-world experience does. Certainly, it represents a sensible upgrade from the Pixel 4.

Read more on photographyblog.com

It has a large battery, an ultra-wide angle lens, and more.

Read more on mashable.com

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