11-01-2020 10:10 PM
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  1. elvee68's Avatar
    I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...well...It is definitely something to get used to on the size difference!

    I'm surprised how something this small and thin has a 4080 mah battery packed inside. So far the battery is stellar but hasn't been on a full charge yet.

    The speakers are fine to me and calls are loud enough and clear under the glass if not mono.

    Thank God no gaps.

    The phone feels good in the hand, not cheap at all and has decent weight for its size. It is somewhat slippery without a case.

    The haptics are not as pronounced as my 3XL but is better than my work phone, iPhone 7. The haptics can be tweaked in the sound menu, sadly though, the default setting is already maxed out.

    Overall I'm really feeling the P5. I think my biggest hurdle is getting used the the smaller size.

    Well that's all I have for now, I hope I have given some good insight.
    Scott337, gebco, B. Diddy and 5 others like this.
    10-29-2020 09:14 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...

    I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...well...It is definitely something to get used to on the size difference!

    I'm surprised how something this small and thin has a 4080 mah battery packed inside. So far the battery is stellar but hasn't been on a full charge yet.

    The speakers are fine to me and calls are loud enough and clear under glass if not mono.

    Thank God no gaps.

    The phone feels good in the hand, not cheap at all and has decent weight for its size. It is somewhat slippery without a case.

    The haptics are not as pronounced as my 3XL but is better than my work phone, iPhone 7. The haptics can be tweaked in the sound menu, sadly though, the default setting is already maxed out.

    Overall I'm really feeling the P5. I think my biggest hurdle is getting used the the smaller size.

    Well that's all I have for now, I hope I have given some good insight.
    Thanks for the update glad to hear you are having a positive experience.
    10-29-2020 09:19 PM
  3. elvee68's Avatar
    I apologize for the Title I wasn't trying to steal from AnnDroid's post. I tried to edit but I couldn't. My title should be "I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and..."

    If someone knows how to fix this I would be very appreciative.

    EDIT. Got it fixed
    10-29-2020 09:25 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I heard the haptic feedback is a new setting under setting in sounds , maybe check any adjustments there .
    10-29-2020 09:34 PM
  5. elvee68's Avatar
    Yes it does but it is already at max setting.I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...-screenshot_20201029-213652.jpg
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    10-29-2020 09:38 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes it does but it is already at max setting.Click image for larger version. 

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    Ahh ..thanks !
    10-29-2020 09:41 PM
  7. AnnDroid's Avatar
    I apologize for the Title I wasn't trying to steal from AnnDroid's post. I tried to edit but I couldn't. My title should be "I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and..."

    If someone knows how to fix this I would be very appreciative.

    EDIT. Got it fixed
    And I was just thinking I stole your Title. Great minds think alike.
    10-30-2020 08:39 AM
  8. AnnDroid's Avatar
    Someone asked me about the keyboard being smaller. How are you getting along with it? I'm making so many mistakes.
    10-30-2020 08:44 AM
  9. elvee68's Avatar
    Someone asked me about the keyboard being smaller. How are you getting along with it? I'm making so many mistakes.
    Same here but it is getting better as I am adjusting to the smaller size.
    10-30-2020 09:13 AM
  10. Pixelfan56's Avatar
    I feel the 12 pro max will have a better camera than both do to the larger sensor. I'm waiting on that. Hoping ios 14 gives me a close enough android experience. the size of the P5 is what dissuaded me.
    I have had all 4 XL pixel versions.
    Google has sat on their camera lead for years and I feel they aren't trying hard ...
    10-30-2020 09:01 PM
  11. dmxjago's Avatar
    I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...well...It is definitely something to get used to on the size difference!

    I'm surprised how something this small and thin has a 4080 mah battery packed inside. So far the battery is stellar but hasn't been on a full charge yet.

    The speakers are fine to me and calls are loud enough and clear under the glass if not mono.

    Thank God no gaps.

    The phone feels good in the hand, not cheap at all and has decent weight for its size. It is somewhat slippery without a case.

    The haptics are not as pronounced as my 3XL but is better than my work phone, iPhone 7. The haptics can be tweaked in the sound menu, sadly though, the default setting is already maxed out.

    Overall I'm really feeling the P5. I think my biggest hurdle is getting used the the smaller size.

    Well that's all I have for now, I hope I have given some good insight.
    Received my pixel 5 today and still not 100% done setting it up but so far so good. No gap between the screen and frame on my sage model either. Really love the look and feel and indeed it looks way better in person.
    10-30-2020 10:08 PM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thank you so much for your review - you definitely gave some wonderful insight!

    That's good to know about the speakers. I've heard mixed reviews on them. And Wow, I did NOT know the size of that battery... Huge! Very impressive! Glad you are enjoying your new Pixel 5 so far!
    10-30-2020 10:33 PM
  13. dmxjago's Avatar
    Thank you so much for your review - you definitely gave some wonderful insight!

    That's good to know about the speakers. I've heard mixed reviews on them. And Wow, I did NOT know the size of that battery... Huge! Very impressive! Glad you are enjoying your new Pixel 5 so far!
    The speakers are nothing to brag about when it comes to consuming media the pixel 3a has significant better sound, however, they are definitely good enough and by all means not a deal breaker for me.
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    10-30-2020 10:40 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    The speakers are nothing to brag about when it comes to consuming media the pixel 3a has significant better sound, however, they are definitely good enough and by all means not a deal breaker for me.
    It's always a little saddening when the media isn't exactly what you were hoping it would be. Being passable is good though - at least it's not a deal breaker, like you say! Did you ever have the Pixel 2? I thought that did a decent job with its front-facing speakers.
    10-31-2020 12:22 PM
  15. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Someone asked me about the keyboard being smaller. How are you getting along with it? I'm making so many mistakes.
    Not sure how much Gboard can be customised but I've always used SwiftKey and can adjust the keyboard to half the size of the screen on the P5. HTH, David.
    10-31-2020 01:15 PM
  16. bcfour's Avatar
    I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...well...It is definitely something to get used to on the size difference!

    I'm surprised how something this small and thin has a 4080 mah battery packed inside. So far the battery is stellar but hasn't been on a full charge yet.

    {Snip}

    Well that's all I have for now, I hope I have given some good insight.
    I made the same move and you absolutely nailed my exact comments. Battery life has far exceeded my expectations.

    It's taking me a few days to get used to the slightly smaller size, but the screen size itself really isn't that much different. I'm beginning to like the smaller form factor.
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    11-01-2020 07:26 AM
  17. AnnDroid's Avatar
    I'm almost ready to send the P5 back. I can't get used to the smaller device and it's really the keyboard.
    11-01-2020 07:52 AM
  18. dmxjago's Avatar
    The smaller device is one of the reasons why I wanted it. Wish they made an XL model as well for people like you who prefer a large display hrs a shame.
    I'm almost ready to send the P5 back. I can't get used to the smaller device and it's really the keyboard.
    11-01-2020 07:55 AM
  19. aecgda's Avatar
    I'm almost ready to send the P5 back. I can't get used to the smaller device and it's really the keyboard.
    I always use the BlackBerry keyboard which has large keys and works well for me. Less fiddling around than with GBoard.
    11-01-2020 11:03 AM
  20. AnnDroid's Avatar
    I always use the BlackBerry keyboard which has large keys and works well for me. Less fiddling around than with GBoard.
    Does it do swipe? I looked in the play store and there seems to be many to pick from. Who is the developer for the one you use?
    11-01-2020 11:26 AM
  21. dc52ltr's Avatar
    I'm almost ready to send the P5 back. I can't get used to the smaller device and it's really the keyboard.
    Deffo give the Swiftkey keyboard a go, it's excellent and can be resized to half the size of the P5 screen...
    11-01-2020 11:35 AM
  22. dc52ltr's Avatar
    As in this screenshot... I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...-screenshot_20201101-163523.jpeg
    11-01-2020 11:36 AM
  23. gebco's Avatar
    It isn't in the app store because it isn't available by BlackBerry. You can get it as an APK (search "keyboard APK" in Crackberry forums) but not legally.
    That being said, I came from a BlackBerry before my Pixel and although I miss the BlackBerry VKB, I find Gboard acceptable. BlackBerry VKB does allow you to swipe words up from the keyboard. That is quite nice.

    I noted your comment about the smaller phone size and smaller keyboard. Have you tried resizing the keyboard? Or is the narrower width of the screen the limiting factor?

    Does it do swipe? I looked in the play store and there seems to be many to pick from. Who is the developer for the one you use?
    11-01-2020 12:31 PM
  24. gebco's Avatar
    BlackBerry keyboard.
    Attached Thumbnails I own a 3XL and my P5 came today and...-158824.jpg  
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    11-01-2020 12:36 PM
  25. aecgda's Avatar
    Does it do swipe? I looked in the play store and there seems to be many to pick from. Who is the developer for the one you use?
    If you search for BlackBerry Manager it's in there.
    11-01-2020 12:54 PM
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