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Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The Google Pixel 5: First Impressions

The Google Pixel 5 






























INITIAL IMPRESSIONS:


Charging

This smartphone can even be charged with the new Apple charging disk, AND it can charge other Qi-certified devices by placing them on it’s back. 


Photos

My initial testing showed the this smartphone takes excellent photos including the ability to easily take guided panoramas, and portrait photos.
























Body

The phone body itself is cool, with glass front and a leather-like back.


Security

The smartphone uses fingerprint security, with the touchpoint on the back of the phone. At first it seems like a weird place to have that, but after a while it becomes second nature to use. 


SIZE

This smartphone is small, compared to the Apple Phone 11 Pro Max. At first I found the font too small o read, but you can adjust font size in the settings, and after I made it LARGE, I was able to read the green much easier.


APPS

Finding popular apps is easy, with Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Zoom, Twitter, HBO Max, Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, NY Times, Facebook, Messenger, easily downloadable from the Google Play store.


































VIDEO OUT

Although the phone has a USB C port on it, the USB C to HDMI adapter that I tried to use to stream video to an external projector did not work. The Google Pixel 5 does not support this.


LIVE on XFINITY MOBILE with 5G on FACEBOOK

Thanks to Xfinity Mobile for the SIM chip to test out Live streaming to Facebook over the local 5G network.



CINEMATIC PAN

Testing out the Google Pixel 5 Cinematic Pan with video stabilization, which gives you a smooth pan at half speed, and mutes the audio.

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