In October, Google finally introduced the Pixel 5, one of its first 5G smartphones. This device differs from other premium models because it uses a more modest Qualcomm processor instead of the Snapdragon 865 processor. However, Mountain View is able to compensate for the deficiencies in the hardware through software optimizations.
Most importantly, the Pixel 5 is a cheaper smartphone than most of the high-end models released this year. Otherwise, the Pixel 5 has a borderless screen on the design side, as we have found in our handling. And the extremely fine holes around this screen are perfectly even, which is a pleasure for the eyes.
However, when the Pixel 5 hit the market, users suspected a design flaw with this display. In particular, they found that there is a visible gap between the body and the screen.
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Some users are particularly concerned that this area could affect the smartphone’s water resistance. When answering a user’s question on his forum, a Google employee assured that this was not a design flaw.
It is not a defect and does not affect the water resistance
“We have been fortunate enough to study customer units and, when combined with our factory quality control data, we can confirm that the variation in body-to-screen distance is an integral part of your design. Pixel 5. There is no effect on the water and dust resistance or functionality of your phone. We will work individually with customers to address any concerns. “said a “community specialist” from Google.
The most important thing is that its resistance to water and dust is not compromised. The Pixel 5 is officially IP 68 certified.
While some models cost more than 1,000 euros, the Pixel 5 costs just 629 euros in France and offers quite decent performance despite the use of a processor that was not developed for premium smartphones.
And if you’re looking for an even cheaper alternative, there are also the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G, which are Google’s mid-range models for 2020. They are a competitive model for devices like the OnePlus Nord. .