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Pixel 5
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 23, 2022 01:00PM
looking into phone update from my 5-year-old HTC.
anyone using a Pixel 5 have a quick review?

"yea, I'm thrilled"
or
"no, pofs. Wish I'd bought something more overpriced to text and Shazam with for when my kid asks me why I'm listening to the Stones in 2022? instead of billie."

Since HTC engineers are somewhat behind the Pixel series, I assume it's awright.



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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: timg
Date: June 23, 2022 01:17PM
I don't have any experience with the Pixel 5, but it was a bit of a departure for google in that they used a "mid-range" chip in it, so all the review sights said the performance was somewhat lacking.

if you just use it as a phone it might be ok. it's supposed to have decent battery life.



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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: heap1
Date: June 23, 2022 05:02PM
At this point it might make sense to wait until the Pixel 6a comes out sometime over the summer it has a tensor chip like the pixel 6 and 6 pro. It should also be more powerful than the Pixel 5 and the retail price should be around $450.
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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: June 23, 2022 05:37PM
I can't answer for the 5. I had a 3 and loved it. A couple months back I upgraded to the 6 and don't like it quite as much, though a recent update smoothed out some of the issues.




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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 23, 2022 07:46PM
I was thinking about a 6, but I don't need the extra whatever.
It's a phone I mostly text on, take a few snaps, listen to music on the train in, and occasionally ask goo goo a question.
I don't game or time travel.
Used 5's are going for $300. When the 6 appears, may drop further.
Battery, Gorilla glass and metal or plastic frame and back is all I care about.



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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: heap1
Date: June 23, 2022 10:40PM
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M A V I C
I can't answer for the 5. I had a 3 and loved it. A couple months back I upgraded to the 6 and don't like it quite as much, though a recent update smoothed out some of the issues.

When the 6A comes out hopefully most issues that people had with the 6 should be fixed. For example, Google is using a different fingerprint sensor in the 6A that should work smoothly.
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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 24, 2022 09:54AM
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heap1
At this point it might make sense to wait until the Pixel 6a comes out sometime over the summer it has a tensor chip like the pixel 6 and 6 pro. It should also be more powerful than the Pixel 5 and the retail price should be around $450.

Ditto...looking forward to replacing my 3a with the 6a.
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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 24, 2022 10:56AM
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Fritz
I don't game or time travel.
Used 5's are going for $300

I’d say you would be fine then.
Will the saved money go to your “Seen the light!iPhoneGimmie!” stash?



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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 24, 2022 12:23PM
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rich in distress
Will the saved money go to your “Seen the light!iPhoneGimmie!” stash?

definitely not. I can't give all my dough to one giant shareholder company that spies on me day and night and knows I had chicken rogan josh for dinner last night.
Besides, I heard on Fox that the dial pads of the iPho don't have an "8".

And the pixels run on discrete transistor technology not that newfangled nano-tech.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2022 12:25PM by Fritz.
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Re: Pixel 5
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 24, 2022 02:53PM
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