I think we can all agree that last year’s Pixel 4 (and Pixel 4 XL) was Google’s worst smartphone showing thus far. It was so bad, it raised questions about whether Google should even continue its Pixel line of phones, if for no other reason than a lack of interest in truly moving the product line forward.
More simply put: Google’s Pixel vision felt lost.
But after using the $699 Pixel 5 for nearly a month now, I can confidently say that it feels like Google is onto something with the new approach. Instead of throwing all the technological wonders the company is working on into a compact device, Google took a step back with Pixel 5, reverting to stuff that’s worked in the past, and created an exquisite device.