While Google launched its Pixel 5 smartphone last month, the device was made available to various markets in October. In fact, the device has just made its way to the US and Canada. When it comes to Pixel devices, the foremost attraction for the consumer has always been the camera performance. The secondary, on the other hand, has to be the stock Android experience with no bloatware. Unlike the previous year, Google this time decided to shuffle things a bit. The search engine giant launched an affordable Pixel 4a in both 4G and 5G variants and moved its top-end Pixel 5 offering to the mid-range segment.
In order to do that, the Pixel maker has indeed cut down on various aspects such as processor and camera. For the camera department, Pixel 5 comes with a dual setup on the rear featuring a 12.2MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 16MP ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture. The primary lens is the same one that can be found in the previous-gen Pixel 4. For the secondary sensor, Google this time went with the ultrawide lens instead of the telephoto one found in the predecessor.
You might be desperately waiting for DXOMARK’s take on the Pixel 5 smartphone. Well, the wait is finally over since the detailed camera review of the device is here now.
Google Pixel 5 scores mediocre in DXOMARK’s review!
In the recent review of DXOMARK, Google Pixel 5 managed to score 120 overall points for cameras. Individually, the device received 129 points in Photo, 49 in Zoom, and 107 in the Video aspect. You can find the in-depth score of the camera performance in the image above. If you look at the in-depth review by DXOMARK, you will come to know that Pixel 5 received praise for churning out images with good detail and texture. The camera benchmark also mentioned pleasant colors and accurate autofocus. Sadly, the device seems to have visible noises even in daylight photography. Moving on to the low-light performance, Pixel 5 has been given okayish feedback.
In the zoom test, Google Pixel 5 managed to score a mere 49 points which make sense considering there is no telephoto lens. The lack of a telephoto lens reduced the overall camera score of the smartphone. In this test, DXOMARK has tested zoom capabilities by a wide-angle lens as well. Well, it is not recommended to cross the 2x threshold if you want good images. Lastly, we’re looking at a video in which the device once again received praise for autofocus. The stabilization during the 4K 30fps and 60fps recording also seemed to have impressed the DXOMARK.
With that said, if you want deeper insights then we will recommend checking out the DXOMARK review.