The New Pixel 5

The Google Pixel 5 is very different from its predecessor, featuring solid specs but far from cutting edge. In this Google Pixel 5 buyer’s guide, we’ve got the info you’ll need to make a smart purchase decision. We’ll also answer your frequently asked questions about the phone. Let’s dive in!

A Camera That Helps You Take Your Best Shots

Have a photoshoot day or night, capture moments with stunning clarity, and take clips with Hollywood-inspired effects.

A Phone That's Also A Wireless Charger

Charge wirelessly, stay powered up all day, and get up to 48 hours of battery life when you need it most with Extreme Battery Saver.

Protection from Security Threats and Water Spills

A water-resistant metal body and superhero-level security chip help ensure your data, and device, stay protected.

A Little Help on The Go with Google Assistant

Get help on the go, find answers when you need them, plus, see who's calling and why before you pick up the phone, with Google Assistant.

Google Pixel 5 review: Price and availability

The Pixel 5 costs $699 and packs 128GB of storage. Interestingly, Google isn’t offering a higher storage capacity version, and the Pixel 5 doesn't support microSD cards to give you more space to work with. There are two colors — Just Black and Sorta Sage.


The Google Pixel 5 is the first phone in some time to have a metal back – the industry switched to glass to enable better signal transmission (and wireless charging). The metal wraps around the sides for an all-in-one body that’s also a rarity today, and we’d expect this design to be far more resilient to damage, whether it’s wear and tear or more serious drops.

The Pixel 5 has a 6-inch OLED screen, rounded on the corners and interrupted only by a (somewhat large) hole punch for the selfie camera. There’s no XL version with a bigger screen, which might annoy some (and the Pixel 4A 5G isn’t so much bigger that it makes for a viable big-screen alternative). I personally love the size, but then I have always been a fan of something just slightly smaller than the Max / XL / Plus phones.