No, we are not even disappointed anymore. The news that Google’s latest Pixel phone ranks Sweden this time too was highly expected. Pixel 5, which we are up to now, is opting out of flagship performance in favor of a lower price and several cool software features.
We find many of these in the phone’s camera. The Pixel mobiles have never bothered to count megapixels, but instead try to sharpen the piece of software as much as possible. One of the news is more advanced light controls for portrait photography, which will make it easier to take stylish selfies even in dim lighting. There is also a new set of stabilization tools for video filming and nice panoramas.
Another handy software innovation is Hold For Me, a feature that lets the Virtual Assistant wait in phone queues so that the user does not have to. The video chat program Duo also gets support for HD screen sharing and viewing with friends and acquaintances.
The core of Pixel 5 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G, and thus not one of this year’s flagship circuits. The OLED screen (6 inches) has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an image refresh rate of 90 Hz. The phone has 8 GB of frame, 128 GB of storage and a 4,080 mAh battery.
Pixel 5 is available for purchase in a number of selected countries from 15 October, but Sweden is not one of them. Whether individual sellers import the phone and sell it over the counter regardless remains to be seen.