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Google Pixel 5

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Dirk Diggler, 6 Jul 2020.

  1. _Jimlad_

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    I came from a pixel 4 xl and yes many elements are not as good as the 3 / 4.

    It's a mid range phone so you would expect that right
     
  2. jrwagh333

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    I'm sure I'll get used to it.

    I also knew what to expect when it came to audio. The 3XL has 2 great front firing speakers. - But I'm not finding the speakers in the 5 too bad at all. Phone calls are better actually as my 3XL had a constant his.

    Finally got a case today. Went with the Spigin Liquid Air
     
  3. _Jimlad_

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    Yeah it's served me well. Good size phone, will miss that with the 6
     
  4. dante6491

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    October Security update is out.

    Google have broken from tradition though and not released Android 12 for the Pixel yet, rather just adding to the AOSP.
     
  5. _Jimlad_

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    Yeah I think righly so, save it for the 6 and launch
     
  6. xb8browney

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    Agreed
     
  7. Rimsy

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    A fair few pixel 5 users have been on android 12 beta / RC for months so hardly the end of the world. Weird move though.
     
  8. _Jimlad_

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    This years release is cosmetically a big change for android, and something they have used with the marketing of the Pixel 6 already. not a weird move for me.
     
  9. Cleisthenes

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    What are people using for a vent phone mount for the P5? Ideally one that has a support on the bottom as well as the sides but if you've had a good experience with something else then I'm be interested to know!
     
  10. david25

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    Last edited: 19 Oct 2021
  11. _Jimlad_

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    Wrong thread, but also no it's fairly in line. The pro being pretty much in the middle of the s21 and iPhone pros
     
  12. david25

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    Sorry, I got my posts mixed up, edited now
     
  13. MeAnBoY

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    Have you tried playing with the settings? I remember when I got my 4a and thought the same, fiddled a bit and it felt much better.
     
  14. Countcussy

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    Had a recent update, and some of the UI has changed. Noticed it when setting an alarm. Bolder text and Boxes around the different alarms.
    Has this changed for everyone recently?

    Another change has been the positioning of the "x" to close an advert, which is now conveniently behind the front camera. :(
    Perhaps its just one or two games, but Mobilityware Solitaire for example, an ad comes on between deals, but I can`t close it because the button to do so is partially behind the camera.
    Anyone else seeing this?
     
  15. dante6491

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  16. reflux

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    Android 12 update downloading now for my P5.
     
  17. Rimsy

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    Android 12 update now live on my Pixel 5 :) (had to do a forced check to get it)
     
  18. grudas

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    Downloaded, it's interesting. The material you is not as in your face with nova launcher. And colour pick seems to be... Weird.
     
  19. david25

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    Hello, after upgrading to Android 12, I can't have a centered Google At a glance widget?

    I can add a second, but there is no way to remove the top one?

    Also, I have lost Skype notifications on the lock screen, I can hear the alert and the screen activates but unlike Whatapp nothing is show on the lock screen, an application bug that needs fixing from Microsoft?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sp00n

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    Side stepped over from my s10e to a Pixel 5 as the 6 is huge and ugly, very impressed, battery life is incredible, 90hz is lovely and getting android 12 on release is a nice touch, no more waiting for Samsung to release!

    Got the Spigen Liquid Air case but I find it too chunky, going to try out the X-level guardian which seems to be the slimmest offering I can find.