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If Google wants to turn on those software camera features by default so DxOMark can review the out of the box experience consistently as they do for every other phone out there, be my guest. Asking DxOMark to judge a phone differently because it’s “Google” is not exactly fair for all other phones out there. The lengths people will go to give Google an advantage in probably the most standardized smartphone photography test there is is ridiculous. Were you happy that certain devices cheats on benchmark tests when they detect that a benchmark is happening? If not, why should we allow Google to cheat on this?
What carrier and region are you in? I still haven't got 5G on Verizon or Google Fi.Just put my SIM into this phone, let's see how it goes today so far it looks like a full-bar 5G
So 5G finally appeared, I can see the icon and I have full bars, but speed still seems no better than 4G.
Outside in an open area I got up to 64Mbps, which is acceptable but far lower than I was expecting.
Any idea why the download speed is so slow?
Fair enough. Honestly, I would have been fine sticking with my Pixel 2 XL for another year. I already got the 5, and I'm attached to it now, but it was an unnecessary upgrade.Just canceled my P5 order. Didn't want to, but I value the opinions of the guys here on [H], especially when it comes to PC gear and phones. Maybe we'll get a surprise P6XL in March like some of the YT guys suspect.
I made this determination purely based on the specs of the phone... Seriously this phone is $150 too expensive. What makes this phone be so much more expensive than the Pixel 4a 5G? And what makes this phone cost the same as an iPhone 12 mini? It is astounding how y’all would defend the Pixel 5 on its pricing. It’s great $500-$550 phone. But at $700, get out of here, Google. The Galaxy 20 FE 5G is $550 unlocked at BestBuy right now, and the featherweight Pixel 5 is trying to compete with the heavyweight iPhone?!? I have no interest in getting a Pixel 5 until the price matches their true weight class.In my opinion if you gave a non tech person that doesn't know about phones, you hand them both the Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 5, but didn't say the name and year of either phone.
I would think people would say the 4 XL is the brand new flagship from Google in 2020 and they'd say the Pixel 5 is an older phone from a few years ago.
Am running Nova Launcher problem free on Pixel 4 XL with Android 11.Third party launchers not working?
So I've tried both Nova and Lawnchair launchers on my Pixel 5, and both have the same issue, when swiping up to go back Home, it resets back to the default Pixel launcher.
I looked in settings for both launchers, as to why it's doing that, but can't find why?
Is this a known issue, that launchers don't work on Android 11?
So this was my first real test of the battery traveling today. Woke up at 7 AM and I've been out and about all day. Talked on the phone for a few hours over data, web browsing, email, maps, and normal phone stuff (no video or music). Most of this was on the 5G.
I managed to make it to 9:15 PM before the battery ended up at 2%. So that's just over 14 hours. I guess that is good, all things considering, but my Pixel 2 XL was able to hang just as well. Even with the huge battery on the 5, I guess 5G just eats juice.
In contrast, if I'm at home all day on WiFi I can make it to bed with like 80-90%. So I'm pretty sure it's the 5G.
...make sure you remember its default selection so you can go back to it if you change it.
Yeah you have some good options. P5 will give you arguably best camera and battery life. S20 FE will give you the best screen and likely best specs on paper. Op will give you likely the smoothest/fastest software experience. Just depends on what you prioritize most. But yeah, the big discounts may push you one way over the other.Dang, too many good phones to choose from in this price bracket. I think I'll let the BF sales decide for me if I'll pick this up to replace my 2 XL. Really though, it's hard to go wrong between this, the S20 series, and current OP phones though.
Over the weekend, I did a wipe and refresh of my 3XL. Should'a done it a lot sooner. I'm pretty stoked at how much snappier my phone runs, now. Battery life is better, too. Guess I'll be sticking with this one a while longer.Got an e-mail from Google with a "sneak preview" of BF sales; $50 off Pixel 5. Lame. Might bite at $100 off, but def not $50. They were $200 off last year and also the year before I think, which even considering their higher prices then was much more of a percentage off than $50 from $700.