Google Pixel 5 

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This is the latest 5G SmartPhone from Google, in comparison to some recent offerings it is quite small and because of the lack of size it is also quite light. So apart from being one of the first units to have Android 11 what else does this have to offer.

Google Pixel 5 Android Mobile Phone
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It is 14x6.5x.7cm and weighs only 150 grams. The viewable screen is 13.6x6.3cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 6 inches. The screen display is 1440x3040.

Going around the outside has the on/off button and below that the volume rocker button, on the base are the speakers split by the USB ‘C’ port, the left side has the SIM entry point, the top has a pin hole microphone.

The lovely matt black back has a finger print reader 3.5cm down from the top in the centre, to the left of this are the twin cameras and the LED flash in a square just slightly raised from the back.

The front selfie camera is noticeable as it is top left and the time is beside it; on the right are battery state, Wi-Fi and mobile signal strength.

It has a 4000mAh battery so will last a good days use. It has 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

It has built in Titan security and the processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor running at up to 2.4GHz.

The rear cameras are 16MP and 12.2MP while the front camera is 8MP. The rear cameras can take 4K video at 30FPS. Both front and rear cameras can take full HD video.

It comes with the latest version of Android v11. It is a 5G unit but works fine on 4G.

While it is as stated 6inches my ruler only makes the actual corner to corner of the screen 5.8inches as the corners are chamfered for a nice appearance and that does cut the actual measurement.

A lot of recent phones have three rear cameras but even though this offering has only two I was still very happy with the results although with current restrictions the areas I could visit to capture images was restricted to areas I could reach during by my daily walk. Night shots were limited to my garden wild life but I was more than happy with the results. 

As a unit manufactured by Google you of course find any devices made by Google easy to find without having to manually install the Google Home App.

Bootup is only ten seconds while shutdown is only two seconds. When you press the button to switch off the first screen has options including Google Pay so no messing around while waiting to find the correct screen on the bus with a queue forming, just press Power Off and it’s off.

A very nice phone but as with all Google phones it’s not that cheap, it looks great and is deceptively small for its overall size, all the screens are razor sharp to view.

Vodafone have various deals starting from £38 a month with £29 upfront. All deals include unlimited minutes and texts.

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