Did you pre-order the Google Pixel 5?

Google Pixel 5 Sorta Sage
Google Pixel 5 Sorta Sage (Image credit: Google)

Yesterday during its Launch Night In livestream, Google finally took the wraps off of the Pixel 5. It's the flagship Pixel that we're getting for 2020, and it's a pretty interesting device.

Rather than trying to compete toe-to-toe with devices like the Galaxy S20, the Pixel 5 does something a bit different. For just $699, the phone delivers a Snapdragon 765G processor, 6-inch 90Hz display, dual rear cameras, and a promising 4,080 mAh battery. Those aren't the very best specs we've ever seen, but considering the lower-than-usual price, it's an enticing offer.

Taking a look through the AC forums, our members seem a bit split in regards to who pre-ordered and who didn't.

I'm definitely getting it, just debating if I want to wait for some discounts to kick in. I'm still using my 3xl but it's showing some age.


I planned to get it - BUT - not willing to wait 4 or 5 weeks for it to arrive. Might as well wait for Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, or some other sale day.


Nope. Pass. The phone belongs in 2018/early 2019. What company sits down and thinks its a good idea to literally take and neuter last year's version. Worse processor, same 2 year old camera, worse PPI, no ip68 rating. Complete and utter garbage. Screw Google for this disaster. Give me a real damn flagship with stock Android. snapdragon 865+, 6.9" display, 120Hz, etc. IDC what their moronic...


There is no way I won't get a new Pixel They could have priced it at $599 for a much broader appeal. I'm pretty sure there will be at least $100 discount come black friday or few weeks/months later there will be lots of deals. Personally I don't care about price, I care more about getting it ASAP


What about you? Did you pre-order the Google Pixel 5?

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  • No, I pre-ordered the S20 FE, 599.00, better phone & cheaper. Here I thought Google finally learned about pricing with the 4a, I was wrong. At 699.00, too much for a mid-range processer the 765?
  • No. Price is the only reason.
  • I considered it. Went so far as to check it on the play store but it's already out of stock so now I'll wait until there's a discount and restocked.
  • Pixel 4a 5G Is The best deal of the Pixel lineup this year,just bummed we have to wait 3 more weeks for it.
  • I pre-ordered it from Verizon. I am using a very old and tired Samsung S7 on it's last legs. I hope the S7 lasts until October 29th.
  • I waited until Google announced it yesterday, then proceeded to order the Galaxy FE. Got $225 trade in for my pixel 3a (google offered only 100) and also got $70 samsung store credit
  • No. There's no rush. Price will drop by end of year when I'll be more interested.
  • No,I brought the 3a back in Feb when my Nokia 8 packed up. I would love to buy the sage Pixel 5 but hard to justify the expense.
  • I'm changing from the Pixel 4XL for the Pixel 5. I think the 4k60 recording will be helpful for me and I like the fingerprint reader in pandemic times. I hate having to remove my mask or type in my pin number on my Pixel 4XL every time I'm outside my house.
  • Yep, pre-ordered before the live event finished. Have a 3XL in mint condition and with the generous trade-in it's nice to move up to the latest Pixel. After my first Pixel I can't imagine ever going back... now I just need to patiently wait for my "Sorta Sage" P5 to arrive... practicing patience... ;)
  • The S20 FE is too big, the Pixel 5 is the right size. I will wait for some reviews to make sure it isn't a dud like the Pixel 4.
  • I was going to jump on the Sage version but it was sold out...then the Black sold out. Since I can write it off for business, that takes some of the bite out of the price. I'll hold out for stock to return, and maybe discounts closer to the holidays if offered. I'll buy right from the Google store as always. The Pixel 3 is staying since I can use it as my second phone that I keep in the car for the Android Auto head unit (with a data SIM).