Google Pixel 5 review: new phone, old tricks

The amount of effort Google seems to put into its Pixel phones while simultaneously ensuring that they look and feel mundane never ceases to astonish me. The new Pixel 5 is the epitome of this trend, though it’s been present since the beginning.

The Pixel 5 is unassuming. Instead of pushing the state of the art forward, Google has seemingly retreated to simpler, more reliable, and less expensive technology. The Pixel 4 had face unlock, squeezable sides, and a literal radar chip. The Pixel 5 has a simple rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that harkens back to Android phones from 2018, not 2020.

And yet, it’s still a very good phone for $699. It’s not impressive or flashy. By spending just a little (or a lot) more money, you can get better specs, larger camera arrays, prettier screens, and fancier designs. The Pixel 5 is trying to sell something else, sometimes to

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Google’s biggest Pixel innovation has a new home

a close up of a stereo: Google Nest Thermostat 2020

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Google Nest Thermostat 2020

  • Google announced a brand new Nest Thermostat that incorporates one of the company’s biggest innovations for its Pixel phones.
  • The new smart home gadget comes with a built-in Soli radar system that will be used to detect motion inside the house.
  • Data from the radar system combined with location-tracking information will allow the new Nest Thermostat to adjust energy consumption to prevent cooling or heating an empty room.

Google needed two years to copy Apple’s 3D face recognition unlock that debuted with the iPhone X in 2017. Face ID is now available on all iPhones launched since then, except for the new iPhone SE and all iPod Pros. The Pixel 4 was the first and only Google phone to support 3D face recognition, and Google delivered an overkill upgrade for it. That’s the Project Soli radar system that detects the face or

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Amazon Prime Day Cell Phone & iPhone 11, XR, XS, SE Deals (2020): Early iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra & Pixel 4 Smartphone Sales Compiled by Deal Tomato

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Prime Day celebrates and rewards Amazon Prime members with exclusive deals across a wide variety of items – from Amazon’s own smart home devices and tablets to the latest trends in fashion and

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Google Pixel 4a 5G unboxing and hands on: The Goldilocks Pixel?

Google Pixel 4a 5G in hand front of phone 2

Now that the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are official, we’ve got three different Pixels to choose from this year. There’s the Pixel 4a, which costs a cool $349, the 4a 5G, which adds some faster networking, a faster processor, and an extra camera for $499, and the Pixel 5, which adds a premium build, wireless charging, a 90Hz display, water resistance, and a bigger battery, for $699.

Between those three, the 4a 5G seems like the middle ground a lot of people are looking for. It has the biggest display of the three at 6.2-inches, the wide-angle camera everyone wanted last year, and a chip that’s perfectly future-proof with 5G connectivity. While it still lacks the extras like wireless charging and a 90Hz display sported on the Pixel 5, a lot of people won’t care about those things, and just want something that works for a good price.

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Google Pixel 4a launches in India, takes on the OnePlus Nord

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  • The Pixel 4a was first announced in August 2020.
  • Powered by a Snapdragon 730G, the phone has the same main camera as the flagship Pixel 5.
  • The phone goes on sale for Rs 29,999 starting October 16.

Google’s mid-range Pixel 4a was first announced back in August, and the company had promised that the phone will launch in India later in the year. True to its claims, the Pixel 4a is finally making its debut on Indian shores, two months after its global launch.

The Pixel 4a is powered by a Snapdragon 730G chipset paired up with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Users get a 5.81-inch OLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 as well as a 3,140mAh battery that can be fast charged at 18W.

The real upsell, of course, is the superlative imaging experience offered by the sole 12.2MP camera as we talk about in our Pixel

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Google Expands Smartphone Presence With New Pixel Phones

Alphabet’s GOOGL division Google is firing on all cylinders to expand presence in the world of electronic gadgets, backed by innovative skills and advanced technologies.

Google’s unveiling of the latest Pixel smartphones, Pixel 4a and Pixel 5, has intensified competition in the smartphone space. Both the models have 5G capabilities.

The latest move is in line with the company’s persistent focus on expansion of the portfolio of smartphones that comprises Pixel phones. The latest to join the queue is Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

Priced at $499, Pixel 4a comes with ultrawide lens, 6.2-inch Full HD and OLED display, 3.5mm headphone jack and a Snapdragon 765G processor. The Pixel 4a offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with 612MP dual pixel and 16MP ultrawide rear camera.

On the contrary, Pixel 5 comes in a 100% recycled aluminum body and is priced at $699. It offers 8GB

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The Pixel 5 features tech you won’t see on any iPhone

a person posing for the camera: Pixel 5 vs. iPhone 12

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Pixel 5 vs. iPhone 12

  • Pixel 5 has many downsides for a phone that should have been Google’s best answer to the iPhone.
  • The handset features a few compromises that allowed Google to keep the price down, including the mid-range processor and aluminum design.
  • But the Pixel 5 does have a feature the iPhone lacks, and that’s a top speaker placed under the screen.

The Pixel 5 is somewhat of a disappointment this year, given the various compromises Google made for its flagship phone. The handset features a mid-range processor, a strange plastic and metal rear panel, and doesn’t ship with the Pixel 4’s sophisticated 3D face recognition system. It’s also still fairly expensive at $699, a price point that makes the Pixel 4a 5G a lot more attractive. What makes the Pixel 5 one of the best mid-range Android phones you can buy is the

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Google Pixel 4a vs. iPhone SE

By: Paolo Lacuna

Google caused quite a stir with its recent launch of the Google Pixel 5 and the surprising Google Pixel 4a 5G. We’ll do a review of these new phones from Google when they become available in Singapore soon.

It may be confusing, but the Google Pixel 4a 5G packed more functions than the 4a other than the 5G connectivity – a more powerful processor, bigger screen, different camera setup and is more expensive. In this article, we’ll cover the Pixel 4a and its direct competitor, the Apple iPhone SE.

The mid-range phone category has a wide selection of affordable phones from many brands, and the Google Pixel 4a and the iPhone SE stand tall among the heap. The Google Pixel 4a is priced at S$599 and the iPhone SE is starting at S$649 – both phones are on the high-end range of budget phones. If you’re looking

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The Best Google Pixel 5 Screen Protectors

Good news, Google fans: The Pixel 5 is officially here, and with this generation, there’s only one standard model to choose from (reshuffled design plans ultimately scrapped the idea of a larger version). In theory, this might make picking out screen protection for your new Pixel easier, but there are still a lot of options available — and it can be difficult to tell which performs the best.

That’s where our guide comes in! Our list of the most reliable screen protectors should make your buying decision a lot easier while keeping that dazzling new screen from getting cracked. So make sure you pick up one of these accessories when you order the Pixel 5.

Zagg Glass Elite VisionGuard for Pixel 5

Google has favored Zagg shields for its Pixel products in the past (here’s one made for the Pixel 4a), and it’s easy to see why: This screen protector

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Google Pixel 5 Will Continue To Cause Problems For Apple, Samsung

As the competition perfects its next generation technology and makes breakthroughs in material science, it’s not hard to feel like Google’s hardware is a bit behind the rest.

Apple’s LiDAR technology gives us a glimpse into the future of home automation and Samsung has turned stiff smartphones into malleable objects, but Google is now just jumping on the wide-angle camera bandwagon. 

MORE FROM FORBESNew Samsung Phone Beats Google Price Before Pixel 5 Launch

There’s a good argument for keeping things simple and cheap considering most consumers remain resolutely focused on two smartphone features: price and battery life. Also, the flashy extras can come across as frivolous adventures for cash-rich tech companies seeking out some R&D tax breaks. 

But Google’s slightly dated approach to hardware doesn’t tell the full story. Its work in AI, which manifests

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