What you need to know
- Google's Pixel 5 is now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada.
- The phone is available for $699 in the U.S. and $799 in Canada.
- It comes in two color variants: Just Black and Subtle Sage.
The wait is finally over. Google's latest flagship phone, the Pixel 5, is now on sale in the U.S. and Canada. It was announced at Google's "Launch Night In" event last month, alongside the Pixel 4a 5G. While it isn't a spec beast, the Pixel 5's camera can give the best Android phones from other manufacturers a run for their money.
The Pixel 5 also happens to be a lot more affordable than last year's Pixel 4 series. You can buy one in the U.S. for just $699, while those of you in Canada will have to spend $799 CAD to purchase one outright. While the phone comes in just a single storage configuration, you do get two color choices: Just Black and Subtle Sage.
As noted by our very own Daniel Bader in his review of the Pixel 5, it is the most impressive Pixel phone that Google has released yet. It offers nearly everything you would expect from a premium Android phone in 2020, including a stellar camera, clean software, mmWave 5G support, and a smooth 90Hz OLED display. The phone also comes with a 4,080mAh battery with 18W wired and 15W wireless charging, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
If you're interested in getting a Pixel 5, head over to our best Pixel 5 deals post to find out where you can buy Google's latest and greatest phone. You can also now pre-order the Pixel 4a 5G, which is priced at $499 in the U.S. Aside from the Google Store, it is now available to pre-order on the Google Fi website as well. The phone is set to be released in the U.S. on November 19.
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Should have been the retail price from the get go, 599.00. It's still a mid-range processer, 😬!
I notice no difference in performance on mine but means the battery lasts forever.
Seems like a decent phone if you can manage to find it for around $499 like the 4a 5G since it is essentially the same phone as the 4a 5G but smaller and with minor differences like wireless charge vs headphone jack. I recently got a Pixel 4 for $450 on Amazon which is the better performing phone but has a worse battery and no fingerprint scanner but has the excellent soli and motion sense and no notch or hole in the screen. No way is the 5 worth $700.
You bought a Pixel 4 that can't get through half a day and you're complaining about the Pixel 5?
Just got my shipping notification should be here by November 3rd
I got mine this morning and so far it seems like a downgrade (or, at best, a sidegrade) from my pixel 3 xl. The display is certainly dimmer and slightly yellow. The speakers are inferior, and I've already noticed a bit of lag. Not bad, but on par with what I could experience with the 3 XL.
I have to correct my statement, the speakers are not inferior to my Pixel 3 XL, they're inferior to my Palm Pre.
Ouch! I still miss the palm pre.
Sorry to hear it... I was debating between this or oneplus 8t. I hope there will be a gcam port soon!
Stop complaining folks! Don't buy it if you're going to hate
I already bought it based partially on the opinions in this site. They specifically said in a podcast that it was worth upgrading from a Pixel 3. After a full day with the device I seriously disagree.
So what happened to Pixel 5 orders coming out of Verizon? When I pre-ordered, the site stated it would ship by 10-29-20. Within one week of the initial shipping date, Verizon quietly changed it to shipping by 11-04-20. They didn't send any notifications to pre-order customers. As of this morning, Fri, Oct 30th, my preorder still does not have a ship date. Yet, yesterday, Best Buy had Verizon models available for sale. And as of this morning, two local VZW stores show the Pixel 5 available for pickup today. Shouldn't the pre-orders have priority? What's the use in pre-order if all we have to do is wait until release day and just visit a store? Frustrating...
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