GOOGLE PIXEL 5 (Biggest Frustrations & Best Features after ONE MONTH of Daily Use)

by birtanpublished on November 8, 2020

So the google pixel 5 came out one month ago and in the first couple weeks there was a lot of talk about this phone some people loved it some people hated it thought it was a rip-off some people thought it was the best deal ever and i've been using this phone every single day as my daily driver with my sim in there actually using it to figure out what are actually the nuances with this phone so we know what the specs are it's time to step away from that and talk about the little subtle things you're going to notice when you're using this on a day-to-day basis like

How fast it charges what kind of weird bugs are you gonna face on the interface how do the cameras actually work in the fringe situations not just your everyday taking a photo of a landscape like what if somebody's running around what if you have kids running around the house or if it's kind of a sunset picture video there's a lot to talk about in this video i'm gonna break down the pros and cons the biggest drawbacks i found and the most positive features after using this phone every single day for the past month now

I want to say right off the bat usually these one month later videos cover a lot of negative things that i found but i found that i mean even though there are a couple really big drawbacks i want to talk about some some really big frustrations i have for the most part i found more positive things than negatives after using this phone for a month so i'm very happy with the pixel 5 overall so keep that in mind but i want to start off by getting into one of the first negatives that

Was kind of an annoying drawback for me is something that you know when you put your phone on a wireless charger a lot of times you just set it there and you don't really pay attention to how fast it's charging you just hope that whenever you take your phone back you have enough battery to get through the rest of the day now with this i assume it's because there's an aluminum back with a hole cut out for the wireless charging but for some reason when i place this on the wireless charger it's extremely hard to get it in a good

Position where it charges at any reasonable rate so frequently i'll set it down it'll say charging will be fully charged in one and a half to two days so like i said that's that's that's a huge frustration that i have with this phone and you're gonna have to really tweak it until you find it the good spot and even at the good spot it still takes like four and a half hours to charge on a wireless charger or at least on the one that i have so that's my complaint about that i end up plugging it in and charging

Normally for the most part but getting over to a positive with this phone i found that whenever you do get it fully charged the battery life is it's pretty significant so if you go into their new like ultra power saving mode the battery lasts an insane amount of time but i mean i normally don't do that because you have such limited functionality with that for the most part leaving it on just a normal mode i'm able to get somewhere around 35 hours of battery life

Which could be almost two days of battery life so the battery life on here was very impressive and getting into another positive kind of touching on the cameras here i found that the more i use the cameras the more i find the interface has some really cool things so previously google would kind of dumb down the camera settings they would make it so that it was really hard for me to customize the settings they wanted to be as simple as possible but sometimes it was too simple to make pictures

Look good in in the way that i wanted them to so now they changed that and i found that the settings they have in there are really really useful so obviously taking normal photos is great but i'm specifically talking about in video mode so when you go over to video you have four different stabilization methods and and we talked about this in the original reviews as well but i found that these do an excellent job so if something if you have like a kid running around the house or a pet

It really makes a huge difference when you're able to use these stabilization methods or any of these stabilizations on here because your videos are just going to look way more smooth and furthermore if you're looking to take any kind of cinematic pan if you're in a really cool like if you climb the mountain and you're at the top instead of taking like uh like a lot of times people take panoramas and they look like just a really really skinny pointless picture like a cinematic pan i think is

A cooler way to do that and so i really like using that feature or at least i've been using that whenever i'm like hiking around now speaking of photos a drawback with this phone in my opinion is the google photos app but it's also a pro and i'll mention that in a second the drawback is i really hate how everything's organized here so by default it shows you like some weird like snapchat memory type things that says like you took this photo a year ago and it shows you

A couple photos from your camera but it doesn't it makes it harder to find screenshots and stuff like that so you go over to library and then even in there there's like albums and you have to go and try to find the different folders like i find that the organization on google photos or at least on the app is very poor it's really not what i like to see especially compared to like samsung and apple i think they do a much much better job of that but regardless

The cool thing about this the google photos app is actually you can take any old photo you want you can edit it within the photos app and you can actually turn it into portrait mode uh so if you just have like an old portrait from 10 years ago and you put it in here it'll detect the face and it'll blur everything behind that so the software is still really impressive all right now next up another set of pros and cons like a feature that i really like but a feature that i wish we could change a

Little bit and i say this in every single google pixel video i really love the call screening and now the hold for you features but the call screening is one that i think it's so useful to have but i just really wish google would let you customize that so whenever i have people calling me like i almost always just hit screen call unless i have them in my contacts and when you go to screen call it has like this robot voice saying hello this is a google call screening service and it sounds weird like people don't

Recognize that right away and a lot of times people will just hang up and text me and say like hey i tried to call you and i got a robot so i think it'd be great if you had kind of like a voicemail type thing in there where it's like hey this is mike uh like this is a screening service say your name and and then like maybe i'll pick up the phone right so i think that would be a much better way for google to handle that it seems like such an easy thing they could add even not even through the whole conversation but just like the very

Beginning the first intro i wish you could customize that another big positive with the videos is instead of having to go over to more and find like a million different types of video modes like slow motion and time lapse they make it all baked in in such an easy way just like the zoom is right there you can also go to the video speed right there and go to slow motion or you can go over to time lapse and easily change how fast or slow your video is being recorded and played back kind of as a side note i've been

Using a lot of galaxy phones lately like the a series the f series the note series like so many different galaxy phones and it definitely takes a hot sec to get used to the button like flipping right here so instead of having the power button on the bottom and the volume rocker on the top they flipped it on this one so the power buttons on the top and the volume rockers on the bottom it just like i keep messing that up and they're both like

Relatively small buttons so that takes a second to get used to a big positive of the pixel 5 is absolutely the overall architecture i don't think i need a case on this phone and i really like how light this phone is so it's very pocket friendly it's like really nice smooth edges everywhere but still grippy enough that i never i really haven't dropped this phone ever and it's a really nice slim phone but a really good dimension for my palm so holding it typing you never have accidental palm rejection issues

Like it's just a really nice shape and design of a phone the drawback though i really wish the screen was a slightly higher quality especially when you're comparing it to the new iphones or the new samsung phones like the screen is just not as bright and vibrant as those other ones you definitely get used to this screen but it's just not nearly as competitive especially at this price point i wish we saw a better panel on here 90 hertz is definitely a big positive but like i said

We're just missing a little bit more on the screen now of course the camera bump in the back like i said in the original review is still a big positive unlike so many other phones when i set this down it doesn't wobble back and forth it doesn't get caught in my pocket and i don't actually use it like a pop socket like i was saying on the note 20 ultra i believe like this is a much slimmer phone in all regards now another drawback with this phone unfortunately is the speaker quality kind of like the 4a

But i found that it's loud enough for most situations here but it's definitely not the best quality speaker you're missing a lot of like the bass and stuff and so when you're on speakerphone for example sometimes it's harder to really hear exactly what people are saying and make out all of the words and obviously if you're listening to music it's not going to sound good on this phone but if you're watching videos and like i said in most situations with speakerphone

It gets the job done it's just not going to be at the level that you would like at this price point i know a lot of people have been concerned with the slower processor on here so the snapdragon 765 compared to the 865 for the most part i haven't noticed any difference if you set these side by side though and you open up apps you will see that like the iphone and the galaxy opens them a little bit faster but other than that you're not going to notice a huge difference at least not now

Who knows how this is going to slow down over time so that's definitely a slight concern i have with this i wish they would put the 865 in here but i believe for battery reasons and physical space reasons they ended up choosing that one so it is what it is their software still runs really quick and if you're opening things like google maps and gmail like those open as fast as any other phone from what i can tell so guys in conclusion the google pixel 5 is the most pixel phone i've ever seen they focused

The most on software which is what google's known for and they focused the least on hardware which again is what google pixels are kind of known for when they started focusing too much on hardware in the past like things just kind of went haywire so making things simpler i think did a really it did things well for them i just wish they spent a little bit more money on some of their hardware so a slightly better speaker a better wireless charging unit and a better

Display on the front all would be very welcomed upgrades but for the most part i would say people are going to be very happy with this phone you get used to those three limitations and the software is really a seamless design like it works so well with the photos and the videos like google did so much right with this phone it's definitely the best pixel to date is it the best phone you can buy in 2020 i think there's better phones out there but at this price point i think this is a really easy phone to recommend so

Comment down below let me know what your thoughts are on the google pixel 5. so after a month of using the google pixel 5 i mean i still like the phone and honestly i think i'll still keep using it as my everyday phone it's a great phone it's pretty easy to recommend and until a new one comes out this is going to be my daily driver so comment down below let me know what your thoughts are on the google pixel 5. if you enjoy this video as always guys consider liking and subscribing thanks for watching i'll see you next

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