Google Pixel 5 -Setup and Honest Review

Google Pixel 5 -Setup and Honest Review

Hi everyone aaron here for Zollotech and google sent along their latest phone the pixel 5. and so   this is the packaging that it comes in so let’s go ahead and remove the phone they sent along   some pixel buds which i’ve actually unboxed some of these before but we’ll take a look   at and then a pixel 5 case so let’s set those aside and unbox them now this is the pixel 5 5g   and it comes in at $699 you’ve got two options for colors you’ve got this   sort of sage color and just black and this also comes with three months of stadium three months of   youtube premium and a hundred gigabytes of google one storage as well as play pass and play points   so it’s actually a pretty good deal compared to others so let’s go ahead and open it up and   thanks again to google for sending this along so i could check it out so let’s go ahead and open this and let’s see what we’ve got and so there is the phone itself looks pretty familiar i’ll set that aside just for a moment   and then let’s see what’s in the box so in the box we’ve got some documentation like we would expect   so let’s take this off here and it’s probably just a quick start guide like you would expect a little   warranty information and then we’ve got a sim card removal tool now other than that we’ve got a cable   so we’ve got usbc to usbc and then we also have a transfer tool so if you’re not familiar with this   you can transfer from one device to another if you need if you have usba to usbc so you can go from   say an iphone or another pixel to this pixel and we’ve got an included 18 watt fast charger usbc   to whatever ac adapter you have in your country so all of that included in the box let’s set that   aside and take a closer look at the phone so here is the phone itself let’s take the wrapper off and this phone is a little bit smaller than i thought but it’s not super small either so this is   aluminum the back is aluminum with a coating and it has wireless charging but we’ll take a closer   look at some of that in a moment it’s 151 grams or 5.33 ounces and it also supports a nano sim and a   regular sim on the left you can see here’s the sim card tray so let’s go ahead and pop that out so   we’ll pop out the sim card tray before we boot it up and you can see it will hold a single nano sim   and then you have an e sim also so you could use it that way now also this phone is ipx8 certified   so it’s not ip68 but it means basically there’s zero intrusion protection but there’s protection   against extended immersion under pressure or water so google says it can take a splash or   spill no problem but let’s go around the phone so like i said on the left is the sim card tray   on the top there’s a little microphone as you can see here on the left hand side we’ve got a   power sleep wake button which this time instead of being a playful color is a chromed green color it   looks like it’s metal and then we’ve got a volume button below that on the bottom of the phone we’ve   got what looks like a speaker and microphone along with a usbc charge port in the mo in the middle or   connector and then no speaker on the top some people are saying it might be under the glass   now you can see we have a forward-facing camera here we’ll take a closer look at the cameras a   little bit later but this is an 8 megapixel camera with an f2 aperture and an 83 degree field of view   and it can record in 1080p on the back we have two cameras along with a flash and a microphone   but what we have is one camera is a 12.2 megapixel dual pixel autofocus camera with an f 1.7 aperture   and optical image stabilization plus electronic stabilization it can record up to 4k 60. we   also have a 16 megapixel ultra ride with an f 2.2 aperture with a 107 degree field of view   so the the cameras are always a nice thing with the pixel one of the high points of the pixel   so we’ll take a look at that in a moment now this year google has opted not to go with the flagship   cpu but instead they’ve included a qualcomm snapdragon 765 g which gives it 5g and plenty   of speed compared to say last year but it’s not up to the specs of say a note 20 ultra for example it   also has 8 gigabytes of ram internally it also supports 18 watt fast charging wireless charging   and reverse charging for the pixel buds so again we’ll take a look at that in a little bit and   then internally we have wi-fi 802.11 abgnac but no wi-fi 6. we also have bluetooth 5.0 le aptx   and aptx hd and this supports 5g with millimeter wave so millimeter wave sub six and that should   be pretty good now let’s go ahead and boot it up here for the first time and talk about the display   so let’s hold the power button hope it turns on here maybe it has a charge there we go   you can see it’s a fairly edge to edge display and you’ve got that hole punch camera and as it   boots up this is a six inch display 2340 by 1080 and google says it’s a flexible oled display with   pixels per inch so maybe it’s similar to something they use in say the z-fold 2 but the resolution is   a little bit different it supports hdr and has 24-bit color depth and supports 90 hertz as a   refresh rate so you should have smooth scrolling just like the pixel 4 and it’s covered in gorilla   glass 6. now for a quick size comparison before we set it up here is the pixel 4 xl side by side so   it’s definitely a smaller phone you can see it’s slightly shorter and then as far as its width it’s   actually a little bit narrower and it’s lacking a few features so we don’t have a headphone jack   on either of these phones but one thing that the pixel 5 doesn’t have is the solely radar   where you can wave your hand over the display to perform different functions it also doesn’t have   face unlock so with no more waving your hand over it like you can with the pixel 4 but here are the   displays side by side so the display is not that much smaller as you can see with the pixel 5 but   we have a smaller body overall and in fact i think it’s a really nice size so let’s go ahead and set   it up so we’ll go in here and go to start now because i’m going to move my sim from my pixel 4   xl let’s go ahead and pop this out and we’ll place the google phi sim that i use in this phone now i   could set it up without this sim card but i like the option to be able to swap the sim card around   so let’s go ahead and put it in place here there we go and let’s place it in the phone so we’ll   slide it in it may make me reboot it but we’ll go back it says connect to a mobile network i put   the new sim card in so we’ll wait for it here but let’s see if it recognizes it there we go   it recognized it it took just a moment to show up we’ll wait for it here and it says activating and then it’s going to want me to connect to a wi-fi network so i’ll do that next now i’m   connected to wi-fi it’s saying getting your phone ready and then it’s asking me if i want to copy   apps and data and in this case i do i want to move everything from my pixel 4 xl to this phone   so we’ll go ahead and hit next it says use your old phone says you need your old android phone   and usually that’s the fastest way so we’ll use the included usbc cable let’s open this up here and let’s go ahead and plug in the old phone and plug into the new phone so now we’re plugged in it’s saying connecting to your pixel 5 says copy data to your new phone go   ahead and hit copy verify that it’s me so i’ll look at the phone hit confirm now it’s going   to copy my data from the pixel 4 xl to the pixel 5. now once i put my password in it says getting   account info so we’ll wait for it here and then it should start copying my data so now you can   see it says continue setup on your pixel 5. so over here it says choose what to copy and 3.3   gigabytes of 87 gigabytes we’ll go ahead and just hit copy and it’s going to copy everything over   so this will probably take a little while but it says getting account info and then it will begin   to copy everything over now you have to accept the legal terms we’ll go ahead and hit accept now it wants me to set a screen lock pin so i’ll go ahead and set a pin   now once you set a pin it wants you to set up pixel imprint which is the fingerprint sensor   so we’ll go ahead and do that so we’ll hit next and then i’ll touch the sensor on the back   and set it up quickly and i really prefer these back pixel fingerprint sensors to actually using   the face unlock i know a lot of people like the face unlock but i think this just works better for   especially an android phone so we’ll go ahead and hit continue i would love to see it on iphones as   well but maybe we’ll see that in the future now it’s saying access your assistant with voice match   it probably already knows me so i’ll hit agree and it says your assistant can already recognize   your voice and it says voice match ready we’ll go ahead and hit next it’s asking me if i want   to set up google pay i’m going to skip that for now and then anything else any other accounts you   want to set up or anything i’ll hit no thanks for now and then get more tips and tricks sure why not and it says your phone is almost ready you can disconnect the cable so we’ll go ahead   and disconnect the cable and hit done and it says this may take a few minutes now for a quick size   comparison with a much larger phone this is a note 20 ultra so this gives you an idea if you’ve seen   the note how much smaller the pixel is it’s a much smaller phone but it does have a nice edge to edge   display so a much smaller phone there and then next to an iphone 11 pro max so i think it’s in   between it’s close to say an iphone 11 for example as far as its size so if you’re thinking of   switching from an iphone or an android phone that should give you a general idea of what the size is now it says save battery with dark theme this i haven’t seen before at least in the   setup so keep your battery alive longer with a dark background since it’s an oled display   we’ll go ahead and hit next and it says swipe up from the bottom of your screen to go home   we already knew that it’s telling me how to switch apps and then how to go back and how to use google   assistant it says all set swipe up to get started so now it’s set up just like my pixel 4. now while   we wait for it to set up let’s go ahead and take a look at its wallpapers so you can see   here’s the wallpapers so you’ve got for fun pride landscapes textures life earth or you could have   your own photos but let’s go to for fun and let’s pick i guess this space one yeah let’s go back and we’ll pick this one here so let’s go ahead and set this one   and that’s the new lock screen so i’ll wait for everything to install the phone is getting a   little bit warm while it’s doing this which is to be expected using that processor but let’s   give it just a moment and we’ll come back now the one thing it doesn’t have is if i squeeze   the display there’s no more google assistant with squeeze you have to swipe in from the side   and unfortunately i can’t squeeze the phone that’s a feature i really liked on the pixel 4 for xl and   it just doesn’t do it so unfortunately it’s not on here but it does save a little bit of money so   let’s wait for this to install everything and then we’ll come back and take a closer look now while   we wait for the pixel 5 to actually set up let’s take a look at the case so we’ll open the case up   it’s installing about 100 applications so let’s open the case up   and see what we’ve got now this case comes in at about 40 or so so the case is right around 40   and there’s a couple different options google sent this one which is got a little bit of i guess no   documentation but just this little insert and then here’s the case itself it’s textured and it’s that   fabric so if you don’t like the feeling of fabric on your phone you won’t like this on the inside   it’s got this nice fabric of course with that cut out for the camera and then your fingerprint   sensor and it should protect the phone you’ve got a nice button on the outside it’s just a white   plastic button and then the bottom is open so let’s go ahead and put it on the phone take a look   since we’re waiting for it to set up like i said we’re still going so you do get a little bit of   lay on the table protection with this so if you want to lay it face down you’ve got a   nice opening for everything on the back and it is grippy but you may not like the feel of it again   it’s open on the back so it’s what we’d expect for these cases i do like the cases quite a bit   but they do have this weird texture to them and i really prefer the texture of this phone   it’s kind of nice on the back of this so let’s go ahead and take a look at   the pixel buds now i have used pixel buds in the past i have a separate video unboxing them   but i’ll just open them up in this video so you can take a look and we’ll try the   reverse wireless charging so let’s go ahead and get my unboxing knife here and there we go and peel this back there we go we’ll open the box up   and here are the pixel buds now in using the pixel buds i’ve used them on and off for quite some time   i find that for the most part they’re fairly comfortable but the problem is usually that i have   with them is they hurt in my ear over time and i’ll show you that in a moment but inside the box   you do get some different tips so depending on the size of your ear canal you can have it adjusted   for that and then you also have a usb a to usb c charging cable so you get an extra cable with it   if you want to charge but again they wirelessly charge so let me set these aside and then we’ll   take a closer look at the reverse wireless charging so the buds inside are very comfortable   like i said but the problem is this little nub here i find that it gets annoying after a while   so if you have the right tip in and this isn’t pushing against your ear then it’s fine   if you don’t then it’s a big problem so it just depends on how you actually have or what your   ear shape is now the pixel 5 is fully set up and it took a while like i said it was getting warm   and let’s take a look at what version we’re on so if we go to our settings here we go down to system   advanced then system update you’ll see we’re on the october 5th security update so everything’s   up to date we’re good to go there and let’s take a look at battery because this has extreme battery   savings as a new feature so if we go into battery you’ll see that we have battery saver   and then we have extreme battery saver and we have it set to never use but when to use ask   every time always use and this will give you about two days of battery because it has a 4080 milliamp   hour battery it should last up to two days with that extreme battery saver if you need to and   so as you can see in here we have the option to set essential apps so apps that we must have run   we can set to allow it to run and use as needed now other than that we have   reverse wireless charging or battery share so again if we go into battery then we have   battery share down here at the bottom and we’ll turn on battery share and it says stop sharing   battery when the phone reaches 10 percent so you can adjust this based on what you want to do   so if we flip this over we’ve got the pixel buds here see if we can share you’ll see it immediately   starts charging and so it will charge your pixel buds on the go or really any other phone let’s   see if we can charge an iphone for example so we’ll bring an iphone in let’s see if we can   charge it here and it’s charging my iphone so we have the option to use it for whatever we’d like   so we have those options now the camera of course is one of the big ones so if we go into the camera   we’ve got the camera and we’ve got some new options so we’ve got 0.6x 1x or 2x so ultra wide   as you can see there 1x 2x so we’ve got those options we also have some new video options   with the same thing with slow motion normal and time lapse and then we’ve got video stabilization   standard locked active or cinematic pan these are all new features and so it should be   pretty good for light movement you’ll see for far away still shots active for heavy movement   and cinematic pan for smooth panning shots half speed and muted and so let’s go into some of the   options here and we have 4k resolution as you can see there and then you can select your frame rate   30 or 60. so if we go to 60 we can record with that let’s flip the camera around   and you’ll see here we only have 1080p but let me go ahead and hit record and now i’m recording   with the pixel 5. so this is the forward-facing camera we can zoom in a little bit zoom back out   and adjust brightness and things like that in real time so if we want to adjust maybe the exposure we   can do that so we’ll shut that off and hopefully the video is good this is an area where they’ve   struggled quite a bit and let’s take a look at a couple pictures and some outside video as well so now let’s take a listen to the speakers on this so maybe we’ll go to youtube   so this is my note 20 unboxing and let’s take a quick look at the speakers   so this is magnet paper here you’ll see there’s a speaker down at the bottom and then if we flip it   over to the front there’s one in the front of it but you can’t see the speaker grille   so it’s probably using the screen as part of the speaker so let’s go ahead and hit play   rotate it and let me turn it up and move the microphone so you can hear so it’s got a 6.9 inch display a 1440 by three thousand eighty eight pixels with a 19 to nine   ratio and four hundred and ninety eight pixels per inch it supports hdr 10 plus and has 100 so the   speaker gets nice and loud but it is a little bit muffled at the top so you don’t get true stereo   it sounds like it’s not completely stereo but nice and loud shouldn’t be an issue there now the phone   feels incredibly fast even though it doesn’t have the latest cpu in it things load quickly you can   see how fast i’m scrolling through everything and that 90 hertz display really makes a difference   now you can turn it off to save a little bit of power under the display settings so you turn it   off and you’ll see it’s okay but it’s not as fast and smooth i prefer a little bit of extra power   usage just to get that smooth display so you’ll see now it’s nice and smooth again so   i really prefer that i have no issues opening any applications you’ll see the camera opened right   up and because everything’s nice and fast i never feel like i’m using an old phone it doesn’t feel   like i’m using a last generation phone nothing seems to slow down so obviously the calculator app   isn’t very intensive but anything you want to do is going to open nice and fast so if we want to go   into the recorder which i haven’t used yet but you do have that auto transcription feature everything   just seems to be fast and fluid like you would expect on a flagship phone despite not having   that top of the line cpu it’s plenty fast and i don’t think many people are going to have an issue   with it going from everything from an xbox app to video games to whatever you want to open you   really shouldn’t have an issue so i don’t think there’s going to be any problems whatsoever you’ll   see this is pocket city it’s loading for the first time on this particular device and it’s opened   right up it’s that fast i didn’t open this before ever so you’ll see it’s nice and quick now let’s   take a look at call of duty mobile and see what that’s like so the game’s loaded and as you can   see it looks pretty smooth we’re recording at 60 frames per second so this should give you an idea   i do see a couple frame rate hiccups of course i could change this if i lowered the resolution a   little bit but in general i think it handles it without a problem and seems to work pretty good   no issues there so i think this year’s offering of pixels is very solid of course this one i   think is a great idea since it’s a little bit less expensive it doesn’t have that squeeze to activate   google assistant unfortunately but the cameras should be pretty good and really no complaints   or anything i’m glad they lowered the price i think a hundred dollars less would be perfect   for most people but you’ve got all the options you want for most people in a flagship minus the cpu   but it seems to handle the tasks and everything without an issue and this is a great camera phone   and i think the bringing it down to one option for a size is great it reminds me of the nexus days of   phones so no longer maybe they’ll bring it out later but no longer do we have a 4 and 4 xl then   5 and 5xl maybe we will later but right now we have a 5. and so you have one option for the   flagship and you have a lower option for the 4a 5g or just the 4a if you don’t care about   5g so i think these are some great options but let me know what you think of the google pixel   5 in the comments below and i’ll try and link this wallpaper if you’d like in the description as well   and if you’d like any of these others just let me know in the comments below maybe i’ll switch   to this one to save a little bit more battery since it’s fairly dark but i think this display   looks pretty good with good viewing angles and everything else but let me know what you think in   the comments below and if you haven’t subscribed already please subscribe and if you enjoyed the   video please give it a like as always thanks for watching this is Aaron i’ll see you next time

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