Google Pixel 5 Hands-on: A Premium Design in a Compact Package

The Google Pixel line of smartphones is dubbed by some to be the”iPhone of the Android globe”, and I could see why. It is made by Google and lauded by most enthusiasts because of its close-to-stock Android texture, which is unsurprising because Google is the one which develops Android! The Google Pixel 5 was announced just a week, and we can finally show you a few photos of this device in its own Black colour. There’s not a whole lot more that we could get into at the moment past how it looks, but we will have a full review available for you when the embargo lifts!

This is hands-on to demonstrate a few images of the apparatus and also to discuss the specifications. We’ll have a full review soon!

Google Pixel 5 Layout
Even the Google Pixel 5 isn’t too much of a departure from previous Pixel smartphones, and in fact, it seems nearly identical to the Google Pixel 4a which only recently started also. Its unique layout trait is that the 100% recycled aluminum rear, and I do need to highlight unique. It is unlike any other phone that I’ve felt before as it feels nearly enjoy a combination of hard rubber and cardboard while still feeling hardy. That’s not a problem though, and it makes it feel much more premium if anything.

Also on the back is that the slightly indented fingerprint detector, along with the square camera module on the top left. The fingerprint sensor is at the exact same amount of indentation as about the Pixel 4a, which makes it effortless to swipe against it unintentionally. That hasn’t been much of an issue for me in my brief time with the device, and I suspect it will not be for other people unless you’ve enabled the mic swipe gesture to pull your own notifications.

There is no brightly colored power button this time around–it’s only a straight metal power button, though it can shine a bit in the right lighting. The button is not as clicky as it is about the Google Pixel 4a either, and that if I am honest, is sort of disappointing. It is not that it is weak, it is that it currently feels like clicky as any other smartphone on the market.

It is not too large and you won’t detect it in general use, but it is a first for its flagship Pixel line of smartphones.

Using the Google Pixel 5

I can’t talk about more when it comes to the Google Pixel 5 in the present time, but I can mention that the fundamental usage right from the box. There are some striking qualities to point out, such as the strong haptics (as seen on preceding Google smartphones) which feel as great as ever. The 90Hz display makes the installation feel smooth and fast, and overall scrolling up and down is an adventure that matches all of my previous experiences with 90Hz screens.

The Google Pixel 5 is easy to use with one hand, some thing that I greatly enjoy at a sea of monster-sized smart phones, and it is not too heavy either. It can charge on a wireless charging pad and may charge different devices through”Battery Share”, and packs numerous additional Google-exclusive features that we will get into in our entire review. Thus far I am enjoying it, but you will have to wait a little to discover all reason why!

We also got the official Google Pixel 5 Fabric Case along with our apparatus, and I took a few photographs to show off it as well. It is soft to the touch, but I’d definitely call it protective. I am very impressed by it, and while it seems a bit odd, I’ll certainly be keeping it on my Pixel 5. I personally quite like how it seems, but I can understand that it’s likely a polarising layout. But, there are already other case alternatives available — check out our Best Pixel 5 Examples guide for more info!

If you’re planning on picking up a Pixel 5 for yourself, act quickly –it’s already out of stock in some states! If you can wait, however, keep a look out for our full review to find out if Google’s most up-to-date Pixel phone is worth its cost.

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