The Pixel 5 vs. the competition: Ultrawide cameras all around

Kris Naudus
·Buyer's Guide Editor
·2 mins read

It’s time for the fall phone launch season to begin and, unlike previous years, the first flagship out of the gate is the Pixel 5. At $599, it certainly undercuts its major competition on price. But how much power does Google’s new handset actually offer? The standout features include 5G and an ultrawide camera but, for a deeper look, we’ve laid everything out in the handy table below. Check out how the new Pixel compares to this year’s Galaxy S20 and the current iPhone 11 Pro — we’ll have to wait to see how Google’s new handset compares to this year’s Apple flagship when it’s actually announced.

Pixel 5

Galaxy S20

iPhone 11 Pro

Pricing

$699

Starts at $999

$999 / $1149 / $1349

Dimensions

144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches)

151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches)

144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm (5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches)

Weight

151g (5.33 ounces)

163g (5.75 ounces)

188g (6.63 ounces)

Screen size

6 inches (152.4 mm)

6.2 inches (157.58 mm)

5.8 inches (147.32 mm)

Screen resolution

2,340 x 1,080 (432 ppi)

3,040 x 1,440 (563 ppi)

2,436 x 1,125 (458 ppi)

Screen type

FHD+ Flexible OLED

Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Super Retina XDR OLED

Battery

4,080 mAh

4,000 mAh

Up to 18 hours of video playback

Internal storage

128 GB

128 GB

64 / 256 / 512 GB

External storage

None

micro SD

None

Rear camera(s)

Two cameras:
Ultrawide, 16MP, f/2.2
Dual-pixel, 12.2MP, f/1.7

Three cameras:
Ultrawide, 12MP, f/2.2
Wide, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 64MP, f/2.0

Three cameras:
Ultrawide, 12MP, f/2.4
Wide, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.0

Front camera(s)

8MP, f/2.0

10MP, f/2.2

12MP, f/2.2

Video capture

4K at 60 fps

8K

4K at 60 fps

SoC

Qualcomm 765G

Samsung Exynos 9825

Apple A13 Bionic

CPU

2.4 GHz octa-core

2.7 GHz octa-core

2.65 GHz hexa-core

GPU

Adreno 620

ARM Mali-G76 MP12

unnamed quad-core

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

4 GB

WiFi

Dual band, 802.11ac

Dual band, 802.11ac/ax

Dual band, 802.11ac/ax

Bluetooth

v5.0

v5.0

v5.0

NFC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Operating system

Android 11

Android 10

iOS 13

Other features

IP68 certified, USB-C, Qi wireless charging

IP68 certified, USB-C, WPC/PMA wireless charging

IP68 certified, Lightning connector, Qi wireless charging