05-17-2021 08:09 PM
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  1. Morty2264's Avatar
    I almost bought a Pixel 5 today! I've been torn between a OnePlus phone or a Google Pixel 6 - but I find that I will often "hold out" for the next generation, but then miss out because I liked the previous iteration better. Or, I'd wait too long and lose out - like what happened with the OnePlus 5, 5T, and then the Pixel 3. Has this happened to anyone?

    I still may pull the plug. I also like that the Pixel 5 is way cheaper than OP phones, and that camera is super enticing. Makes it real hard to *not* pull the trigger.
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    05-09-2021 06:52 PM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    It's definitely a great phone
    05-09-2021 07:08 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm holding out for the 6. More rumors about Google's own silicon are getting me excited!
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    05-09-2021 07:16 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I almost bought a Pixel 5 today! I've been torn between a OnePlus phone or a Google Pixel 6 - but I find that I will often "hold out" for the next generation, but then miss out because I liked the previous iteration better. Or, I'd wait too long and lose out - like what happened with the OnePlus 5, 5T, and then the Pixel 3. Has this happened to anyone?

    I still may pull the plug. I also like that the Pixel 5 is way cheaper than OP phones, and that camera is super enticing. Makes it real hard to *not* pull the trigger.
    Pixel 5 is very good phone, since you didn't jp on the 5 wait until the 6 and make a decision , as for 1+8 1+9 none made me want to there direction and reason why i picked a 1+7T pro McLaren over those .
    05-09-2021 07:28 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm holding out for the 6. More rumors about Google's own silicon are getting me excited!
    Ahhhh it's so hard to wait! I'm just afraid they'll make the 6 too big for me to use. I did hear rumours about there being a regular and XL size, though. Also, I love the Sage colour on the 5. You have the 4, yes?
    05-09-2021 07:51 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Pixel 5 is very good phone, since you didn't jp on the 5 wait until the 6 and make a decision , as for 1+8 1+9 none made me want to there direction and reason why i picked a 1+7T pro McLaren over those .
    Eh, my bank didn't let me because I never make big purchases and it thought I was a fraud attempt. *eye roll* I may still buy it - if my bank lets me, apparently.

    But yeah, I see what you're saying about OnePlus. I just don't want to spend the money for features that are lacking - like IP ratings and camera performance.
    05-09-2021 07:53 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ahhhh it's so hard to wait! I'm just afraid they'll make the 6 too big for me to use. I did hear rumours about there being a regular and XL size, though. Also, I love the Sage colour on the 5. You have the 4, yes?
    Nope, 3 XL, which has served me well. What's been important to me is the continued Original Quality backups to Google Photos until Feb 2022. Once I finally upgrade, I'll probably have to spring for a Google One plan, because I'm spoiled now with Original Quality backups!
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    05-09-2021 09:04 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Eh, my bank didn't let me because I never make big purchases and it thought I was a fraud attempt. *eye roll* I may still buy it - if my bank lets me, apparently.

    But yeah, I see what you're saying about OnePlus. I just don't want to spend the money for features that are lacking - like IP ratings and camera performance.
    Yeah , let us know what you decide
    05-09-2021 09:39 PM
  9. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Oh hon, I can understand that temptation. I sprung for the 4a 5G cos at £399 it was just too good an offer. And it is almost same as 5 without the IP rating and wireless charging. But I wanted the larger screen size. You prefer smaller phones so the 5 is perfect for you. I think you would just love it. The cameras are the same as mine and I just love using them. I am using the Pixel for my photos now instead of the Samsung. The quality is just night and day better.

    If you can convince the bank then go with your gut. I know the 6 is due out soon so it depends on the deal you can get on the 5 and whether you want the features of the 6. And if you can wait that long. We are talking 6 months before you can get your hands on a 6.
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    05-09-2021 11:09 PM
  10. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Plus you continue to receive free high quality photos with Google with the 5 if that is important because that is the last phone with that perk.
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    05-09-2021 11:10 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Oh hon, I can understand that temptation. I sprung for the 4a 5G cos at £399 it was just too good an offer. And it is almost same as 5 without the IP rating and wireless charging. But I wanted the larger screen size. You prefer smaller phones so the 5 is perfect for you. I think you would just love it. The cameras are the same as mine and I just love using them. I am using the Pixel for my photos now instead of the Samsung. The quality is just night and day better.

    If you can convince the bank then go with your gut. I know the 6 is due out soon so it depends on the deal you can get on the 5 and whether you want the features of the 6. And if you can wait that long. We are talking 6 months before you can get your hands on a 6.
    I really do miss the Pixel camera experience. And the fact that it is the last device with that high quality photos thing... Well, maybe I'll do it!
    05-10-2021 06:51 AM
  12. gendo667's Avatar
    I almost bought a Pixel 5 today! I've been torn between a OnePlus phone or a Google Pixel 6 - but I find that I will often "hold out" for the next generation, but then miss out because I liked the previous iteration better. Or, I'd wait too long and lose out - like what happened with the OnePlus 5, 5T, and then the Pixel 3. Has this happened to anyone?

    I still may pull the plug. I also like that the Pixel 5 is way cheaper than OP phones, and that camera is super enticing. Makes it real hard to *not* pull the trigger.
    The Pixel 6 will still be cheaper than a OP device. I'd say wait. Get the latest and greatest from Google with a longer software update cycle.
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    05-10-2021 07:25 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    The Pixel 6 will still be cheaper than a OP device. I'd say wait. Get the latest and greatest from Google with a longer software update cycle.
    I definitely see your point. I'm usually okay with getting a six-month-old flagship and then keeping it for a while. The 6 does seem to be pretty cool though. Who knows anymore! Haha.
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    05-10-2021 07:48 AM
  14. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I definitely see your point. I'm usually okay with getting a six-month-old flagship and then keeping it for a while. The 6 does seem to be pretty cool though. Who knows anymore! Haha.
    Decisions decisions....
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    05-10-2021 09:09 AM
  15. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Ahhhh it's so hard to wait! I'm just afraid they'll make the 6 too big for me to use. I did hear rumours about there being a regular and XL size, though. Also, I love the Sage colour on the 5. You have the 4, yes?
    I'm the opposite. If they make a XL, I'm in .

    I do have gorilla shovel hands though.
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    05-10-2021 09:22 AM
  16. DigbyTheDog's Avatar
    I took the leap and got the 5 and am so very happy I did. I love the size - nice big screen but still fits in my hands and pockets. My 4 XL loves to jump out of pockets LOL. I know the 6 will likely be here in October, but the 5 ticked practically all the right boxes for me. Unless the 6 comes with both face unlock and the fps (on the back) and also comes in red (my favourite colour), ill be very happy with the 5. Good luck with your decision.
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    05-10-2021 09:46 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    I took the leap and got the 5 and am so very happy I did. I love the size - nice big screen but still fits in my hands and pockets. My 4 XL loves to jump out of pockets LOL. I know the 6 will likely be here in October, but the 5 ticked practically all the right boxes for me. Unless the 6 comes with both face unlock and the fps (on the back) and also comes in red (my favourite colour), ill be very happy with the 5. Good luck with your decision.
    You know, I'm actually looking forward to having a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor again. I loved the in display one on my S10, but I don't think I'll miss Face Unlock.

    How are you liking the speakers?
    05-11-2021 06:13 AM
  18. DigbyTheDog's Avatar
    You know, I'm actually looking forward to having a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor again. I loved the in display one on my S10, but I don't think I'll miss Face Unlock.

    How are you liking the speakers?
    I find the speakers to be fine. Covering the bottom speaker definitely makes an impact. I really don't listen to much music, so I'm not the right person to ask in that respect.

    I love the rear, physical fps. I see my boyfriend struggle with his in screen one on his S20 FE all the time, but the one on the Pixel works great.
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    05-11-2021 06:25 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I find the speakers to be fine. Covering the bottom speaker definitely makes an impact. I really don't listen to much music, so I'm not the right person to ask in that respect.

    I love the rear, physical fps. I see my boyfriend struggle with his in screen one on his S20 FE all the time, but the one on the Pixel works great.
    Thank you for your honesty! If I'm listening to music I mostly use my Bluetooth headset anyway, but just thought I'd ask; as reviewers I've watched said it's not as good as other speakers out there.
    05-11-2021 06:36 AM
  20. swebb's Avatar
    Speakers are definitely a weak point. I also don't listen to music, or anything else where sound quality matters, through the phone speakers. The sound quality is fine for in-ear and speakerphone calls.

    One thing I've never seen mentioned about the under display top speaker is that ear placement is not critical for hearing. Anywhere near the top of the phone just works. Most of the top speakers on my prior phones required near perfect ear placement to hear clearly.
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    05-11-2021 07:29 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    Speakers are definitely a weak point. I also don't listen to music, or anything else where sound quality matters, through the phone speakers. The sound quality is fine for in-ear and speakerphone calls.

    One thing I've never seen mentioned about the under display top speaker is that ear placement is not critical for hearing. Anywhere near the top of the phone just works. Most of the top speakers on my prior phones required near perfect ear placement to hear clearly.
    One reviewer I watched mentioned that you could hear your call/music wherever you place your ear against the screen. Cool!
    05-11-2021 07:53 AM
  22. sulla1965's Avatar
    Since the OP likes smaller phones. I'd definitely wait for the Pixel 6. Hopefully they will revert to the regular and xl offerings. But the pixel 5 is a great choice if one likes a smaller form factor. The oneplus phones are on the larger size and not ideal for those who like smaller devices.
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    05-11-2021 03:11 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    Update: I purchased a Sage Pixel 5 tonight! I am very excited! I definitely added Google's protection plan this time around, as I did not get it when I got my Google Pixel 2, and regretted it. I'm nervous about the big purchase but also excited!!
    05-11-2021 09:14 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    Update: I purchased a Sage Pixel 5 tonight! I am very excited! I definitely added Google's protection plan this time around, as I did not get it when I got my Google Pixel 2, and regretted it. I'm nervous about the big purchase but also excited!!
    You going to like this phone Morty )
    Congrat , show some pictures here when you get it .
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    05-11-2021 09:16 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    You going to like this phone Morty )
    Congrat , show some pictures here when you get it .
    Thank you so much! I will definitely miss my S10 and the Samsung experience but I really missed Pixel and am excited to go back! I will definitely show some photos!
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    05-11-2021 09:16 PM
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