1. ianhanson85's Avatar

    Unfortunately my 2+year old Pixel 3XL is nearing its end. The back is randomly separating near the power and volume rocker and going all the way down the phone. Not sure if it's just adhesive or battery expanding.

    I was not thrilled with Google's solution so even though I had planned on not upgrading until October/November looks like that's moving up to now.

    I value a great camera and battery life above all. But I also don't like upgrading every year.

    I've ready stories about the screen coming apart on the pixel 5 and am concerned if I were to go upgrade to a 5 I would essentially have the same problem.

    I love Android and switching to another ecosystem is a no go. The One Plus 9 has me intrigued though.

    Curious to hear anyone's thought regarding the Pixel 5 durability or if anyone thinks a one plus 9 is a better phone?

    Thanks in advance.
    04-18-2021 08:18 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    No issues with durability on my pix 5, they mentioned battery issue on pix 4xl and no issues there also
    bhatech likes this.
    04-18-2021 09:02 PM
  3. dmxjago's Avatar
    There hasn't been reports of anyone with actual issues. The initial report i think was that some devices has a tiny gap between the screen and frame. My device has 0 gap and it has been flawless. I've been using cases on and off even naked some of the time and I'm yet to have any scratches. I have the latercase which is a stupid thin case and does a poor job protecting the device because it doesn't cover the top, bottom and side of the phone where the volume rocker is located. I dropped the phone on concrete lucky enough it scratched the for corners of the case but the phone has nothing, call me lucky.

    Either way if durability and battery is a big factor for you then i think you will be very happy with the pixel 5. If you can hold off until October to see what the pixel 6 brings to the table would probably be best, but it seems as if you can't and the pixel 5 is solid.

    Good luck!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-18-2021 09:03 PM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    Between Pixel 5 and the smaller OnePlus 9, Pixel 5 any day. Just my opinion though and don't like the direction OnePlus is heading and their software updates suck.

    Also no reliability issues on pixel 5 and there haven't been any wide spread problems as well.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-19-2021 12:03 AM
  5. swebb's Avatar
    No issues with my P5. Works just as it did out of box. The so called screen gap is a total non-issue.

    I'd be concerned about your possibile battery swelling, as that can become dangerous very quickly. Maybe find a decent used P3 or P3a to hold you over till the P6. At this point, I wouldn't get a P5 unless there was a really good sale. Nothing wrong with the phone, but list price is too high by $100 IMO.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-19-2021 08:33 AM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I agree as well. I had upgraded from my older pixel 3 XL to my 5..l No issues whatsoever here for durability or anything whatsoever. Everything is built well durable strong reliable etc.!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-19-2021 08:50 AM
  7. phillipex's Avatar
    The Pixel 5's overall fit and finish is superb in my humble opinion. It feels solid and as far as durability is concerned, my wife P5 and mine have sustained multiple drops with no issue. Now granted, we both have hard cases and glass screen protectors. Battery life is excellent, the best of the of the pixels we have enjoyed (P1XL, P3XL, and P5). Good luck with you choice and best regards.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-19-2021 11:05 AM
  8. farocco's Avatar
    No issues on my pixel 5, great phone and battery life
    eric002 and mustang7757 like this.
    04-19-2021 01:50 PM
  9. kenorian's Avatar
    I'm very pleased with my Pixel 5. Wasn't sure I'd like the slightly smaller form factor. Now I love it. The speakers are just fine for calls and even OK for watching videos. Battery life rocks. I'm not a gamer, but it's super fast and smooth. Takes great photos. I've got it in an Otterbox Defender just because I'm OCD. All around great phone.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-19-2021 02:41 PM
  10. bobred0965's Avatar
    I've had my Pixel 5 for a few months now, and it's at least as durable as my last 3 Pixel phones. I am still disappointed that they didn't offer it in an XL version and I really, really wish that it had more memory (or expandable storage!), but overall, I'm very happy with it.
    04-20-2021 07:21 AM
  11. technomom's Avatar
    No issues so far. I really like the Pixel 5. It's a much better size for my hands than my previous OnePlus 6T and Moto Z Play were. Also, I don't know that I'll ever want to go back to a phone that didn't have Call Screening , Hold For Me, and an easy on/off switch for close captioning.
    04-20-2021 07:47 AM
  12. daveandcori's Avatar
    I have had zero issues with my Pixel 5 - works great, faster after last update, great camera and durable. I don't have a case on it at home and have dropped it plenty of times, including the driveway, with nothing but a tiny scratch in the edge of the case. Battery life is awesome and nothing beats plain ol' Android with no skins or bloatware.
    04-20-2021 08:17 AM
  13. Steven Romero2's Avatar
    I've had my Pixel 5 coming on 6mo's, have dropped it on a hard surface about 5-10x probably, no problem.
    I don't use a case, only a skin (Xtremeskins matte skin) which gives great grip & scratch protection.
    I had Samsung S20+ & OnePlus 8Pro right before. Totally prefer Pixel 5 over any of those.
    04-20-2021 12:25 PM
  14. ianhanson85's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. P5 is on the way.
    04-21-2021 05:32 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. P5 is on the way.
    Awesome , hope you enjoy it
    eric002 and ianhanson85 like this.
    04-21-2021 06:37 PM
  16. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. P5 is on the way.
    ianhanson85 likes this.
    04-22-2021 02:49 AM
  17. Guyinbox's Avatar
    Has anyone has an issue with the 5 feeling calls? I finally convinced my wife to switch from an IPhone, but he pixel drops called on her constantly and now she's mad at me lol.
    04-29-2021 01:30 PM
  18. straygator's Avatar
    During the more than 3 years that I've been using only Pixel phones -- first a P2XL, and now a P5 -- I have never experienced a single dropped call. When I see occasional reports of this phenomenon, I assume that it probably occurs because of a tenuous or fluctuating network connection.
    04-29-2021 03:43 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah I agree as well. In all my pixels never experienced a dropped call either. Could be due to a bad network connection or maybe a network reset on your phone as needed unfortunately.
    04-29-2021 04:01 PM

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