Google’s latest flagship phone, the Pixel 5, can now be picked up for just £449 – that’s £150 cheaper than when the phone launched just a few months ago.
At this lower price, the Pixel 5 is now even cheaper than its more affordable alternative: the Pixel 4a 5G. Given that the former has a higher resolution and faster 90Hz display, in addition to a larger battery, it doesn’t take much to guess which is the better option right now.
Just as with all Pixel phones before it, the Pixel 5’s main selling point is its camera functionality. On paper, the device has a 12.2MP wide sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide sensor on the back, which doesn’t sound like much (and we’re long overdue a hardware upgrade in this department) but it’s the computational processing on the inside that allows the Pixel 5 to throw out photos with undeniable flare.
Shots taken with the Pixel 5 are bright and punchy, and even with the fairly low-key sensors there is still a natural looking bokeh effect that allows subjects to pop. Google’s Night Sight mode also makes a return, allowing the Pixel 5 to absorb a surprising amount of colour from low-light scenarios.
Much like Apple’s iPhone 12 range, the Pixel 5 is Google’s first flagship device to feature 5G compatibility. If you already have a 5G-ready SIM then you’ll be able to access faster speeds right away (providing you have nearby 5G coverage).
The phone’s 90Hz refresh rate might seem a tad slow compared to the 120Hz option you can find on the Galaxy S21 range, but it still looks and feels a great deal faster than the 60Hz standard adopted by most smartphones. If you’re upgrading from a dated phone then you’ll notice the change immediately.
For under £500, it’s pretty much impossible to find a phone with comparable camera performance that also has 5G capabilities, so if you are in the market for an affordable upgrade – the Pixel 5 at £449 is the way to go.
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