Google Pixel 5 was announced on September 30, 2020 at the Mobile World Congress. Even though the phone is an interative step up from the Pixel 4, there is a lot of new hardware to make it a worthy upgrade.
128 GB storage, 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM
Front Camera 8MP
12.2 MP dual-pixel, 16 MP ultrawide
4080 mAh Battery
128GB 6GB RAM
Front Camera 8MP
3140 mAh Battery
128GB 6GB RAM
Front Camera 8MP
Rear Camera:Wide: 12MP, Ultra wide: 16MP
3885 mAh Battery
The Google Pixel 5 represents a strategy change for the tech giant:
the phone doesn't quite have the specs and features to compete with top-tier
flagship devices, but instead is a more measured handset at a lower pricetag.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S21s of the world, the Pixel 5 focuses on what Pixel
phones do best: offering users a great, simplified camera experience and a very clean
- Techradar: The Google Pixel 5 is a compact, affordable flagship with some compromises - October 2020
A utilitarian design makes the Pixel 5 a phone you can simply pick up and use.
It’s far from ugly, and I like its slim bezels, the punch-hole selfie camera
and the slight textured finish on its back. But it’s far from flashy, too, meaning it’s a
phone I can pick up and pop into a pocket without needing to worry about some high-end
prismatic glossy finish getting scratched by a rogue key. I actually think Pixel phones
look good with a bit of wear and tear, as it shows how they are phones you just get on with using.
Flagship phones, meanwhile, tend to instill a fear of damaging their eye-catching finishes.
You’re practically compelled to swaddle them in a case thereby rendering all the work
designers have done to create a phone that looks ‘just so’ in a certain light, a bit pointless.
So while the Pixel 5 might not live up to its price tag in pure specs, it offers a lot more
in less tangible ways. It’s helped me realize how much I like Android and kept me away
from finally returning to an iPhone for another year.
- Tom's Guide: Google Pixel 5 is my favorite phone of 2020 — here's why - November, 2020
The Pixel 5 does what Pixel phones do best: it offers a great and simple camera
experience along with a fantastic software experience.
It’s a good handset overall, but it’s far from perfect.
You don’t get a telephoto lens, and you can find similarly-priced devices with
more power under the hood. With that in mind, the phone doesn’t really stand out
from the crowd all that much.
- Android Authority: David Lumb of Tech Radar said about Google Pixel 5? - May 16, 2021
The Pixel phones' main selling point is the camera.
Google got rid of the telephoto lens that we saw on the Pixel 4 and replaced
it with an ultrawide camera. Though I like having a telephoto lens, the ultrawide
camera works well and I do enjoy having the wider field of view for sweeping
landscapes or just fitting more content in a single frame.
- CNET: Pixel 5's ultrawide camera and stabilizing options. - Dec. 2, 2020
The size of the Pixel 5 is slightly smaller than the Pixel 4, however, the
display has grown significantly. One issue I had with the Pixel 4 was that, although
it was gorgeous, it was slippery in the hand. The Pixel 5 resolves that issue,
by giving the aluminum backside a rougher texture. In the upper-center of that backside
is the fingerprint scanner--another piece of the puzzle that seems like a
backslide for the Pixel. If there was one reason for you to upgrade
from the Pixel 4 to the 5, it's the battery. The Android experience on the Pixel 5
is the best you'll ever have.
- TechRepublic: About Google Pixel 5, you need to read. - November 2, 2020
In many ways, the Google Pixel 5 is full of paradoxes.
It’s one of the cheapest flagship Pixels ever but still
feels too expensive. Its camera is one of the best we’ve used
but also feels deficient when compared to the competition.
It offers some truly innovative design aspects that live right next
to some budget phone-level aesthetic quirks.
- Android Authority: Google Pixel 5, the verdict - April 4, 2021
The Pixel 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset
and 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Storage comes in at 128GB, with about 110GB
available out of the box. There’s no option for external storage, but
Pixel owners get 100GB of free Google One cloud storage for three months.
Performance is solid. Apps open instantly, Google Assistant responds
without hesitation, and image processing is much faster than on the Pixel 4a.
Gaming performance is comparable with other phones with the 765G chipset.
We spent over an hour playing Alto’s Odyssey and Mini Metro on the Pixel 5,
and the games loaded quickly and played without any dropped frames or lag.
- PCMag: Google Pixel 5 Performance - March 5, 2021
There are several ways to use Google Pixel 5 with Outlook and Office 365.
If your Outlook folder is an Exchange or Office 365 folder, click here for a detailed setup guide to sync with Google Pixel 5.
For IMAP and POP3 folders, you can sync Outlook Contacts and Calendar with Google. Then on the phone, use Android Contacts and Android Calendar. Click here for a detailed setup guide.
For any foldder type, CompanionLink can sync Outlook Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes. This works with any version of Outlook.
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