The Google Pixel 5 is Google’s latest flagship, and the successor to the 2019 Google Pixel 4, but the new phone is not as upgraded as you can – in fact, it’s not upgraded at all, the chipset is mid-range and the price is minimal. Is low.
That way, you might be wondering if it’s better to just choose Pixel 4 instead, or if it’s worth upgrading from Pixel 4 to Pixel 5, we’ve compared two phones based on their phones to answer those questions. . Specs and features and – in the case of the Pixel 4 – experience with our hands.
So, to read, in all the areas where the new Google Pixel 5 looks, how the Google Pixel 4 stacks in different areas – from the screen to the mera and all the important value.
Later Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 5 look exactly the same. In the upper-left corner of both of them is a square camera block and at the bottom is the Google logo and close to a single-color slab without any other features.
However there are two key differences. First, the Pixel 5 has a fingerprint scanner on the back, while the Pixel 4 has no fingerprint scanner at all. Another big difference is that while the back of the Pixel 4 is made of glass, Google has gone with the unusual choice of using aluminum for the Pixel 5.
The back colors also vary – the Pixel 4 comes in black, white and orange, while the Pixel 5 is available in a choice of green or black.
These phones look quite different from the front, while the Google Pixel 4 has a large bezel at the top of the screen, which has a front-facing camera, the Google Pixel 5 has a more modern (and like the Pixel 4A) punch-hole camera marrow and minimal bezel. However, the one thing you get with both phones is water and dust resistance.
In terms of dimensions and weight, the Google Pixel 5 comes in at 144.7 x 70.4 x 8mm and 151g, while the Pixel 4 is at 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm and 162g, so they are similar in size, but the Pixel 5 is a little shorter, Wide, thin and light.
The Pixel 5 has a larger screen than the Pixel 4: it’s a 6-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED display with 432 pixels per inch and a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Google Pixel 4, meanwhile, is a 5.7-inch one with a nominal resolution of 1080 x 2280 and 444 pixels per inch. It’s still OLED, and also has a 90 Hz refresh rate, so the interaction seems so easy.
Really on paper then there is a minimal difference between these two screens – the Pixel 5 is a bit big, but that’s all. Of course, it may perform better in practice, but we won’t know that until we put the phone through our testing process.
For what it’s worth, we were reasonably impressed with the Pixel 4’s screen, calling it “bright and colorful” in our review.
Hear the camera
Like the screen, at least on paper, there is no big difference between the cameras on these two phones.
They both have a dual-lens camera with a 12.2MP f / 1.7 main snapper, although the Pixel 4 has a 16MP f / 2.4 telephoto camera (with 2x optical zoom), the Pixel 5 converts it to 16MP f / 2.2 Ultra uniform. Both the phones have 8 MP camera on the front.
The fact that the Pixel 5 is not the same as the main camera, is not necessarily a bad thing, as the Google Pixel 4’s snapper is excellent – in our review we call it “great” and we found that even in low light Performs well.
But we were also fond of telephoto cameras, so it remains to be seen whether switching to ultra-wide on the Pixel 5 would prove to be the right decision.
A major upgrade to the Google Pixel 5 is its battery, as the phone has a 4,080 mAh cell, while the Pixel 4 comes in at just 2,800 mAh.
It remains to be seen whether that will lead to a better life than the Pixel 5 – while Google claims that both phones offer “all-day” life, in our Pixel 4 review we found that the phone had a “disappointingly short” battery life. . The phone always fails to pass all day.
We therefore firmly hope that large capacity translates into significant longevity. It’s likely to be done, but we’ll let you know for sure once we have a full review of the Pixel 5.
Both phones support 18W fast charging, and both support wireless charging.
Specs and features
The Google Pixel 5 has an Upper Mid Range Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. While those specs are fair, the processor doesn’t match the likes of the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865 Plus, which are found in phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
In fact, it is debatable whether the Pixel 5’s chipset is also an upgrade to the Pixel 4, which is the Snapdragon 855. It’s an older chipset, but it was high-end at launch. However, it is connected to the Pixel 4 with only 6GB of RAM, with either 64GB or 128GB of storage. It is also worth noting that Google Pixel 5 supports 5G, while Pixel 4 does not.
In terms of software software, both phones run Android 11 – although the Pixel 5 runs it out of the box, however, the Pixel 4 launches with Android 10 and will probably stop receiving updates before the Pixel 5 happens.
Speaking of features, one of the biggest features on the Pixel 4 was Motion Sense. This allows the phone to be detected when you are near and automatically turns on the screen. It also allows you to make gestures above the screen, so you can touch your handset without touching it.
However, we found that its usability is limited, and it is a large battery drain, so it is surprising that Google has drawn a feature for the Pixel 5.
All you do on the Google Pixel 5 is a fingerprint scanner. This is located on the back of the phone, and it’s something the Pixel 4 doesn’t have – it relies on facial recognition instead.
Cost and availability
The Google Pixel 5 is priced at $ 699 / £ 599 / AU $ 1,079. It’s not yet available for purchase at the time of writing, but you can pre-order it right now, and it will land on October 15th.
The Google Pixel 4 has been on sale for a while, of course, and starts at 7 99,799 / £ 669 / AU 64 1,049 for 64GB of storage, rising to $ 899 / £ 769 / AU 128 1,199 for 128GB.
So the Pixel 5 is actually cheaper than its predecessor, probably thanks to its low chipset set – however, the Pixel 5 has now landed that the Pixel 4 is now likely to be heavily discounted, so you’ll find older phones for less than new ones.
The Google Pixel 5 is an oddity based on first impressions – it’s a clear upgrade to the Pixel 4 in some ways, offering a bigger battery, 5G, more RAM and a bigger screen.
But the chipset is arguably downgraded, and some other aspects are either the same or different without the need for a better one, such as switching from a telephoto lens to an ultra-wide one.
The phone is priced accordingly, but as a successor to the Pixel 4, it may disappoint those hoping for the 2020 Google flagship. We’ll have to put it in full review to know for sure – and at a lower price the phone can offer more mainstream appeal than its predecessor.