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Google Pixel 5 smartphone review: Powerful mid-range with Android 11

Less is more. The Pixel 5 is the new smartphone flagship from Google, and it turned out extremely compact at 6 inches. In addition, the Android 11 phone is not equipped with a high-end SoC but only with a mid-range processor. However, as our test shows, things work out well in the end.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Brian Burriston (translated by Mark Riege),

Courage to do without! This could have been the motto Google used when designing the Pixel 5, since as the new Google smartphone flagship, the successor of the Pixel 4 does some things differently than the top models from other manufacturers. It focuses on the essential, you could say.

In contrast to previous years, Google now limits itself to a single top model in its new smartphone series. This makes the choice easy, since the Pixel 5 is only available in a single fixed configuration – but at least you can still choose from among two case colors. Otherwise the name of the game is to do without: what is not there anymore is the neural core chip that has been supporting the processing of photos since the Pixel 2, as well as the motion sensor for the gesture control. Unlocking via face recognition is also gone.

The next surprise is that the Pixel 5 limits itself to a display size of 6 inches, countering the trend that top models among smartphones have to be as large as possible. In addition, there is no high-end SoC below the 2340 x 1080 resolution OLED display with 90 Hz, but only the mid-range Snapdragon 765G. In exchange, that includes an integrated 5G modem. This is accompanied by 128 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM.

Google Pixel 5
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.00 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 432 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, FHD+, 16 million colors, always-on display, Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 111.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, spectral and flicker sensor, 2x2 MIMO, aptX, aptX HD, Google Cast, eSIM, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API full
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) 3G (bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19), LTE (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/39/40/41/42/46/48/66/71), 5G (Sub-6 bands n1/2/3/5/7/8/12/28/41/66/71/77/78), Head SAR 0.96 W/kg, Body SAR 1.39 W/kg, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 144.7 x 70.4 ( = 0.31 x 5.7 x 2.77 in)
Battery
4080 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16 MP Ultrawide (1.0 μm pixel width, ƒ/2.2, 107° field of view) + 12.2 MP dual-pixel (1.4 μm pixel width, autofocus with dual pixel phase detection, optical + electronic image stabilization, ƒ/1.7, 77° field of view), video recording up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 8 MP (1.12 μm pixel width, ƒ/2.0, 83° field of view), video recording up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, 18W adapter with USB-PD 2.0, USB-C cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter, SIM tool, quick start guide, minimum of 3 years of OS and security updates​, 24 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
151 g ( = 5.33 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
630 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
10/2020
Google Pixel 5
SD 765G, Adreno 620
151 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.00"2340x1080
87 %
09/2019
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
194 g64 GB SSD6.10"1792x828
86 %
11/2019
Google Pixel 4
SD 855, Adreno 640
162 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash5.70"2280x1080
86 %
04/2020
Google Pixel 4 XL
SD 855, Adreno 640
193 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.30"3040x1440
83 %
07/2020
OnePlus Nord
SD 765G, Adreno 620
184 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.44"2440x1080
84 %
10/2020
Vivo X50 Pro
SD 765G, Adreno 620
181.5 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.56"2376x1080
84 %
08/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
192 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.57"2340x1080
84 %
10/2020
ZTE Axon 11 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
168 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.47"2340x1080

No glass back, no shiny metal frame, no popup camera, and no XXL form factor: The design of the Google Pixel 5 is pleasantly moderate, completely foregoing any visual gimmicks. The punch-hole webcam and color choice are also fitting. The small webcam is integrated so inconspicuously in the top left display corner that you won't even notice it after a while. The Pixel 5 is available in "Just Black" as in our test unit, or alternatively in "Sorta Sage," a sage-green color tone.

The modesty comes to an end when considering the workmanship and quality of the materials. Below the matte plastic surface hides an aluminum case that transitions almost seamlessly into the OLED display, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 and framed all around by very slim bezels. This gives the Pixel 5 a very slim and elegant appearance.

Together, the aluminum case and glass front form a stable unit that can hardly be warped or pressed in. At the same time, the Pixel 5 is also dust and water resistant according to IP68 and despite its aluminum case also supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

The Pixel 5 also convinces in terms of its haptics. The back is covered by a slightly rubberized layer that offers good support to the grip. This is complemented by the practical form factor. With its dimensions of 144.7 x 70.4 x 8 millimeters (~5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in) and light weight of 151 grams (~5.3 oz), the smartphone is extremely comfortable to hold in everyday usage. Its robust and non-slip exterior does not make it absolutely necessary to get the optional fabric case, which looks very elegant, but costs almost 44 Euros (~$52).

Size Comparison

163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs160.4 mm / 6.31 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs158.46 mm / 6.24 inch 72.8 mm / 2.87 inch 8.04 mm / 0.3165 inch 181.5 g0.4001 lbs150.9 mm / 5.94 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 68.8 mm / 2.71 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs144.7 mm / 5.7 inch 70.4 mm / 2.77 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 151 g0.3329 lbs

Equipment - A speaker hidden underneath the display

In terms of the physical connections, the Pixel 5 remains faithful to its frugal theme, and they are limited to a USB-C port (USB-C 3.2 Gen.1) and a Nano-SIM slot. Unfortunately, the Pixel 5 does not offer a slot for a microSD card, so that you are limited to the internal storage. In the state of delivery, about 111 GB of that are still available to the user.

While the Pixel 5 has a stereo speaker system, you can only see one of them on the bottom, next to the USB-C port. The second speaker is hidden underneath the display.

Left: Nano-SIM slot
Left: Nano-SIM slot
Right: power, volume rocker
Right: power, volume rocker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: speaker, USB-C, microphone
Bottom: speaker, USB-C, microphone

Software - Android 11 for the Google Pixel 5

With Android 11, the newest Android version is already running on the Google Pixel 5 when it arrives. This is "pure" Android 11, so a system without any bloatware or apps from third-party vendors. Since Android 11 is brand new, the Android security patches were also at the newest level (October 5, 2020) during our test.

Google's update policy is definitely an argument for purchasing the Pixel 5. The manufacturer promises to update its smartphone at least for 3 years with Android's newest operating system and security patch versions. The 3-year time frame started when the Pixel 5 became available in the Google Store in the USA, which was in mid-October.

Communication and GPS - Fast WLAN despite the lack of WiFi 6

Across short distances, the Pixel 5 communicates via Bluetooth 5.0 LE and NFC. In terms of WLAN, it only uses the now aging WiFi 5 (WLAN 802.11ac) instead of WiFi 6. However, as our test with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router shows, it does not need to hide behind the competitors with this.

At an average of 625 and 483 Mb/s respectively when receiving and sending, the Pixel 5 is almost as fast in the WLAN net as the Apple iPhone 11, and it also scores with stable transfer rates.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Vivo X50 Pro
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
676 (631min - 695max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
661 (632min - 679max) MBit/s ∼98% +6%
OnePlus Nord
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
650 (563min - 668max) MBit/s ∼96% +4%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
631 (579min - 653max) MBit/s ∼93% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
628 (545min - 662max) MBit/s ∼93% 0%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
625 (521min - 652max) MBit/s ∼92%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
563 (490min - 597max) MBit/s ∼83% -10%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
526 (413min - 655max) MBit/s ∼78% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=623)
288 MBit/s ∼43% -54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
668 (618min - 677max) MBit/s ∼100% +38%
Vivo X50 Pro
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
642 (627min - 656max) MBit/s ∼96% +33%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
591 (564min - 609max) MBit/s ∼88% +22%
OnePlus Nord
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
563 (275min - 666max) MBit/s ∼84% +17%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
529 (204min - 603max) MBit/s ∼79% +10%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
483 (479min - 493max) MBit/s ∼72%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
475 (437min - 523max) MBit/s ∼71% -2%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
317 (159min - 363max) MBit/s ∼47% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=623)
274 MBit/s ∼41% -43%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø625 (521-652)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø483 (479-493)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Pixel 5 determines its current location using the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou satellite navigation systems. During our test, it succeeded in this both outdoors and indoors with an accuracy of 3 meters (~10 ft).

When moving around, the precision also remains high. While compared to the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device, it does not always determine its current position quite as accurately, it is accurate enough for the daily app usage.

Google Pixel 5: overall route
Google Pixel 5: overall route
Google Pixel 5: lake
Google Pixel 5: lake
Google Pixel 5: turn-around point
Google Pixel 5: turn-around point
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: turn-around point
Garmin Edge 500: turn-around point

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - 5G and eSIM

The Pixel 5 offers a slot for a Nano-SIM card and besides VoLTE also supports WiFi Calling, as long as the service provider also supports this. In addition, you can activate an eSIM. With 4G, both of the SIMs can work at the same time, but for 5G you have to deactivate either one.

In our test, the Pixel 5 produces a good voice quality. However, it can become a little difficult to understand our conversation partner in loud surroundings, since voices are not transferred very loud. The communication via speaker phone works flawlessly.

Cameras - Simple dual camera with strong performance

Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the selfie camera
Picture taken with the selfie camera

The Pixel series has been an assured producer of good photos and video recordings until now, and the Pixel 5 with its dual-camera system is no exception here, even if the technical specifications don't sound spectacular. What makes the difference is the camera software Google uses to get the maximum out of the rather simple hardware. 

The main camera uses the Sony IMX363 sensor that already took good photos in the Pixel 2 and also offered its services in the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G. The IMX363 has a resolution of 12.2 MP, with a pixel size of 1.4 µm, an f/1.7 aperture, and a viewing angle of 77°. It operates with a two-phase autofocus and optical as well as electronic image stabilization. The camera duo of the Pixel 5 is completed by a 16-MP ultra-wide angle lens (f/2.2, 1.0 µm) that covers a viewing angle of 107°. The selfie camera has an 8-MP resolution and uses a fixed focus (f/2.0, 1.12 µm, 83°).

In daylight, the Pixel 5 takes excellent pictures that convince with natural colors, crisp image sharpness, and a balanced dynamic. The camera software is able to compensate well for the lack of a telephoto lens. Even at 5x zoom, it still succeeds in delivering fairly usable results, as in our test pictures.

The smartphone automatically adjusts for bad light conditions, changing into night mode, with which it still succeeds in taking surprisingly good pictures. The same goes for the Astro photo mode, which is included again as already in the Google Pixel 4 XL. The selfie camera and video function also achieve a good image quality. The latter is able to record 4K videos at up to 60 frames per second, which is a first for a Pixel smartphone.

What is new in the camera software is the portrait illumination, allowing you to insert a light source into portrait photos after the fact, to show the pictured person in a better light, so to speak. For video recordings, you can add the stabilization effects called "Locked," "Active," and "Cinema Effect." The Locked mode can be used for recordings where the camera is hardly moved, while the Active mode is designed for exactly the opposite. The Cinema Effect slows down camera panning like in a Hollywood movie.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Tageslicht-Szene 1Tageslicht-Szene 2Weitwinkel5-facher ZoomLowlight-Umgebung
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Under controlled light conditions, the fact that the Pixel 5 reproduces colors far too bright in weak light (top color card) becomes noticeable, but in good light conditions (bottom color card) the colors are close to the ideal.

The smartphone is able to reproduce the test chart sharply. Only close to the lower edge, there is some slight brightening of the image. However, many professional cameras also have to struggle with the same problem.

ColorChecker
27.6 ∆E
50.2 ∆E
38.9 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
62.3 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
59.9 ∆E
62 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
30 ∆E
69.2 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
46.9 ∆E
76.5 ∆E
67.5 ∆E
51 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Google Pixel 5: 43.92 ∆E min: 13.98 - max: 76.49 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
12 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Google Pixel 5: 6.88 ∆E min: 1.54 - max: 17.79 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Pixel 5 with an 18-watt charger and OTG adapter

The box of the Pixel 5 includes a modular 18-watt USB-C charger, a USB cable (Type-C to Type-C), an OTG adapter, a SIM tool, and a quick start manual. In its web shop, Google also offers the fabric-covered Pixel 5 case, the Pixel Stand wireless charger, and the Pixel Buds Bluetooth earphones.

There is a 24-month warranty on the Google Pixel 5.

Input Devices and Operation - A fingerprint sensor but no face recognition

With its 90-Hz touchscreen, the Pixel 5 can be operated very smoothly. The smartphone implements all the touch inputs without any noticeable delays. The proven Google Gboard is used as the standard keyboard.

In terms of biometric unlocking, the Pixel 5 only offers the fingerprint sensor on the back, but that works very reliably.

Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape

Display - A bright 90-Hz panel with excellent image quality

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 6-inch OLED panel of the Pixel 5 has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, achieving a pixel density of 432 PPI, which guarantees a sharp image. 

With an activated brightness sensor, the very evenly illuminated OLED panel achieves a brightness of 635.9 cd/m² on average, and without the support of the sensor the maximum is 485 cd/m². However, with evenly distributed light and dark image areas, the brightness increases up to 782 cd/m². On the other extreme, the brightness can be reduced down to 2.27 cd/m².

The OLED flickering occurs at a relatively low frequency range (188 - 367.6 Hz) in the Pixel 5 and should not be noticed as an annoyance by most users.

629
cd/m²
632
cd/m²
643
cd/m²
632
cd/m²
635
cd/m²
647
cd/m²
636
cd/m²
635
cd/m²
634
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 647 cd/m² Average: 635.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 635 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
97.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Google Pixel 5
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.00
Apple iPhone 11
IPS, 1792x828, 6.10
Google Pixel 4
OLED, 2280x1080, 5.70
Google Pixel 4 XL
P-OLED, 3040x1440, 6.30
OnePlus Nord
AMOLED, 2440x1080, 6.44
Vivo X50 Pro
AMOLED, 2376x1080, 6.56
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.57
ZTE Axon 11 5G
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Screen
6%
5%
-116%
-60%
-93%
-16%
-99%
Brightness middle
635
679
7%
554
-13%
557
-12%
529
-17%
784
23%
584
-8%
603
-5%
Brightness
636
671
6%
550
-14%
555
-13%
531
-17%
780
23%
583
-8%
608
-4%
Brightness Distribution
97
93
-4%
94
-3%
95
-2%
94
-3%
97
0%
97
0%
92
-5%
Black Level *
0.68
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
0.8
0.8
-0%
0.8
-0%
3.9
-388%
2.53
-216%
3.5
-338%
1.17
-46%
3
-275%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.2
2.4
-9%
1.4
36%
6.1
-177%
4.52
-105%
6.4
-191%
2.95
-34%
6.2
-182%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.7
1.1
35%
1.3
24%
3.5
-106%
1.7
-0%
3
-76%
1.7
-0%
3.8
-124%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.24 98%
2.22 99%
2.18 101%
2.249 98%
1.99 111%
2.231 99%
2.21 100%
CCT
6492 100%
6610 98%
6213 105%
6127 106%
6462 101%
6666 98%
6341 103%
7242 90%
Contrast
999

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 367.6 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 367.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 367.6 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9653 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The Pixel 5 delivers the best color reproduction in the "Natural" color mode, where it impresses with exemplary image parameters. In addition, the smartphone scores in each of the three color modes – the others being "Increased" and "Adaptive" – with its OLED-typical, excellent contrast ratio.

Color Accuracy (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Accuracy (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Accuracy (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Accuracy (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Space (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Space (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Space (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Space (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Natural color mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Adaptive color mode, sRGB target color space)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
3.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.6 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.6 ms rise
↘ 3.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

The Pixel 5 brings an ample amount of brightness reserves for usage outdoors, so that it should not become a problem to read the display contents even in bright sunlight.

There is nothing to complain in terms of the viewing angle stability, and the image contents remain easily recognizable even from steep viewing angles. At times, the colors can shift slightly toward blue, but this does not interfere with the readability.

Outdoor usage (adaptive brightness)
Outdoor usage (adaptive brightness)
Outdoor usage (maximum brightness)
Outdoor usage (maximum brightness)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Google Pixel 5 with a mid-range SoC

The Snapdragon 765G mid-range SoC is an unusual choice for a smartphone flagship model. However, its power is easily sufficient for smooth operation, and you might only notice in very demanding apps or with many apps opened simultaneously that its power is limited.

In the synthetic benchmarks, the Pixel 5 is slightly slower overall than the OnePlus Nord, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, and Vivo X50 Pro, although those use the same SoC. Apparently Google throttles the GPU performance in particular. In the internal comparison, the smartphone also loses, and the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are ahead of the Pixel 5 in all the benchmarks.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1635 Points ∼64%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2573 Points ∼100% +57%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2164 Points ∼84% +32%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1966 Points ∼76% +20%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1876 Points ∼73% +15%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1908 Points ∼74% +17%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1816 Points ∼71% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1520 - 1966, n=15)
1769 Points ∼69% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=151)
1959 Points ∼76% +20%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
598 Points ∼80%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
746 Points ∼100% +25%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
552 Points ∼74% -8%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
611 Points ∼82% +2%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
634 Points ∼85% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
673 Points ∼90% +13%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
588 Points ∼79% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (554 - 673, n=15)
601 Points ∼81% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=151)
567 Points ∼76% -5%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8954 Points ∼87%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10254 Points ∼99% +15%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10335 Points ∼100% +15%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
9427 Points ∼91% +5%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8065 Points ∼78% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
7786 Points ∼75% -13%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
7737 Points ∼75% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (7245 - 9989, n=15)
8243 Points ∼80% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=549)
6067 Points ∼59% -32%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
10007 Points ∼78%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12190 Points ∼96% +22%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12760 Points ∼100% +28%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
10876 Points ∼85% +9%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
9675 Points ∼76% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8730 Points ∼68% -13%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
9168 Points ∼72% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8687 - 10876, n=14)
9640 Points ∼76% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=703)
6654 Points ∼52% -34%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2979 Points ∼86%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3044 Points ∼88% +2%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3452 Points ∼100% +16%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
2867 Points ∼83% -4%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2893 Points ∼84% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2893 Points ∼84% -3%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
2609 Points ∼76% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 2979, n=15)
2727 Points ∼79% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=203)
2656 Points ∼77% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2364 Points ∼42%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5228 Points ∼92% +121%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5685 Points ∼100% +140%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3185 Points ∼56% +35%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3149 Points ∼55% +33%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3198 Points ∼56% +35%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3192 Points ∼56% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 3198, n=15)
3040 Points ∼53% +29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=203)
3067 Points ∼54% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2478 Points ∼50%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4509 Points ∼91% +82%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4970 Points ∼100% +101%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3108 Points ∼63% +25%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3087 Points ∼62% +25%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3130 Points ∼63% +26%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3041 Points ∼61% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2287 - 3130, n=15)
2950 Points ∼59% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=203)
2710 Points ∼55% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3530 Points ∼70%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3219 Points ∼64% -9%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4112 Points ∼82% +16%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5024 Points ∼100% +42%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3544 Points ∼71% 0%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3765 Points ∼75% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3495 Points ∼70% -1%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3225 Points ∼64% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1898 - 3765, n=15)
3264 Points ∼65% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=558)
2276 Points ∼45% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2834 Points ∼35%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
8119 Points ∼100% +186%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6383 Points ∼79% +125%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6950 Points ∼86% +145%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3556 Points ∼44% +25%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3556 Points ∼44% +25%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3589 Points ∼44% +27%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3579 Points ∼44% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2814 - 3592, n=15)
3456 Points ∼43% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=558)
2271 Points ∼28% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2964 Points ∼46%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6067 Points ∼95% +105%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5685 Points ∼89% +92%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6404 Points ∼100% +116%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3553 Points ∼55% +20%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3597 Points ∼56% +21%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3605 Points ∼56% +22%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3494 Points ∼55% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2934 - 3605, n=15)
3392 Points ∼53% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=559)
2099 Points ∼33% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3544 Points ∼76%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3411 Points ∼73% -4%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4072 Points ∼88% +15%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4652 Points ∼100% +31%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3555 Points ∼76% 0%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3651 Points ∼78% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3492 Points ∼75% -1%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3238 Points ∼70% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1790 - 3651, n=15)
3251 Points ∼70% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=590)
2193 Points ∼47% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4036 Points ∼23%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
17853 Points ∼100% +342%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9217 Points ∼52% +128%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9995 Points ∼56% +148%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5357 Points ∼30% +33%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5265 Points ∼29% +30%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5335 Points ∼30% +32%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5416 Points ∼30% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4036 - 5437, n=15)
5159 Points ∼29% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=590)
3096 Points ∼17% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3915 Points ∼43%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
9199 Points ∼100% +135%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7196 Points ∼78% +84%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7963 Points ∼87% +103%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4815 Points ∼52% +23%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4819 Points ∼52% +23%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4893 Points ∼53% +25%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4712 Points ∼51% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3678 - 4893, n=15)
4532 Points ∼49% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=590)
2550 Points ∼28% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3547 Points ∼77%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
2429 Points ∼53% -32%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4199 Points ∼91% +18%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4612 Points ∼100% +30%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3503 Points ∼76% -1%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3462 Points ∼75% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3425 Points ∼74% -3%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3133 Points ∼68% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2964 - 3556, n=15)
3329 Points ∼72% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=638)
2149 Points ∼47% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2106 Points ∼34%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5726 Points ∼92% +172%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6214 Points ∼100% +195%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6163 Points ∼99% +193%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3284 Points ∼53% +56%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3342 Points ∼54% +59%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3321 Points ∼53% +58%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3302 Points ∼53% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2048 - 3342, n=15)
3120 Points ∼50% +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=638)
1894 Points ∼30% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2315 Points ∼40%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4400 Points ∼77% +90%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5615 Points ∼98% +143%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5734 Points ∼100% +148%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3330 Points ∼58% +44%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3329 Points ∼58% +44%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3346 Points ∼58% +45%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3263 Points ∼57% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2261 - 3346, n=15)
3145 Points ∼55% +36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=639)
1795 Points ∼31% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3529 Points ∼76%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4540 Points ∼98% +29%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4618 Points ∼100% +31%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3476 Points ∼75% -2%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3432 Points ∼74% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3452 Points ∼75% -2%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3223 Points ∼70% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1689 - 3529, n=15)
3218 Points ∼70% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=680)
2020 Points ∼44% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2844 Points ∼31%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8765 Points ∼96% +208%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9141 Points ∼100% +221%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5171 Points ∼57% +82%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5176 Points ∼57% +82%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5832 Points ∼64% +105%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5167 Points ∼57% +82%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2844 - 5832, n=15)
4844 Points ∼53% +70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=679)
2514 Points ∼28% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2972 Points ∼40%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7263 Points ∼97% +144%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7507 Points ∼100% +153%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4665 Points ∼62% +57%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4652 Points ∼62% +57%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4693 Points ∼63% +58%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4556 Points ∼61% +53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2972 - 4693, n=15)
4280 Points ∼57% +44%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=682)
2148 Points ∼29% -28%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
28331 Points ∼65%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33864 Points ∼77% +20%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
37641 Points ∼86% +33%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
43773 Points ∼100% +55%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21016 Points ∼48% -26%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
20631 Points ∼47% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
20429 Points ∼47% -28%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
14891 Points ∼34% -47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (14891 - 28331, n=15)
20590 Points ∼47% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=824)
15851 Points ∼36% -44%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
60281 Points ∼29%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
209204 Points ∼100% +247%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
102168 Points ∼49% +69%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
105430 Points ∼50% +75%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
69285 Points ∼33% +15%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
68808 Points ∼33% +14%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
69506 Points ∼33% +15%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
68840 Points ∼33% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (56690 - 69645, n=15)
67248 Points ∼32% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=822)
28668 Points ∼14% -52%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
48201 Points ∼50%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
97276 Points ∼100% +102%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
73984 Points ∼76% +53%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
80296 Points ∼83% +67%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
45872 Points ∼47% -5%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
44918 Points ∼46% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
45304 Points ∼47% -6%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
38137 Points ∼39% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (38137 - 48201, n=15)
44196 Points ∼45% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=822)
21990 Points ∼23% -54%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
48 fps ∼15%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
322 fps ∼100% +571%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
139 fps ∼43% +190%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
136 fps ∼42% +183%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
97 fps ∼30% +102%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
93 fps ∼29% +94%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
95 fps ∼30% +98%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
93 fps ∼29% +94%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (48 - 97, n=13)
87.5 fps ∼27% +82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=822)
47.9 fps ∼15% 0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
45 fps ∼51%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼68% +33%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
88 fps ∼100% +96%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼68% +33%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
60 fps ∼68% +33%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
81 fps ∼92% +80%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
60 fps ∼68% +33%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
59 fps ∼67% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (43 - 86, n=13)
62.9 fps ∼71% +40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 142, n=831)
32.2 fps ∼37% -28%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
31 fps ∼18%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
175 fps ∼100% +465%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
75 fps ∼43% +142%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
82 fps ∼47% +165%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
55 fps ∼31% +77%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
50 fps ∼29% +61%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
49 fps ∼28% +58%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
56 fps ∼32% +81%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (31 - 56, n=13)
50.5 fps ∼29% +63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=727)
28.5 fps ∼16% -8%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
30 fps ∼45%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼90% +100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
67 fps ∼100% +123%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
46 fps ∼69% +53%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
50 fps ∼75% +67%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
46 fps ∼69% +53%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
55 fps ∼82% +83%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
48 fps ∼72% +60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (30 - 55, n=13)
46.2 fps ∼69% +54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 117, n=735)
23.4 fps ∼35% -22%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
22 fps ∼19%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
117 fps ∼100% +432%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
57 fps ∼49% +159%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
53 fps ∼45% +141%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
38 fps ∼32% +73%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
35 fps ∼30% +59%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
38 fps ∼32% +73%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
38 fps ∼32% +73%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (22 - 38, n=13)
35 fps ∼30% +59%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=590)
22.8 fps ∼19% +4%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼35%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +186%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
51 fps ∼85% +143%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
27 fps ∼45% +29%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
34 fps ∼57% +62%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
31 fps ∼52% +48%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
33 fps ∼55% +57%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
32 fps ∼53% +52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (21 - 34, n=13)
31.2 fps ∼52% +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=592)
20.3 fps ∼34% -3%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.8 fps ∼15%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +582%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
24 fps ∼40% +173%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11 fps ∼18% +25%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
13 fps ∼22% +48%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼22% +48%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
13 fps ∼22% +48%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
13 fps ∼22% +48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8.8 - 13, n=15)
12.1 fps ∼20% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=350)
11.7 fps ∼20% +33%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5.3 fps ∼16%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33 fps ∼100% +523%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
13 fps ∼39% +145%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12 fps ∼36% +126%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
8.5 fps ∼26% +60%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.3 fps ∼25% +57%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8.5 fps ∼26% +60%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8.6 fps ∼26% +62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5.3 - 13, n=15)
8.37 fps ∼25% +58%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=348)
8.25 fps ∼25% +56%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼22%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +362%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼55% +154%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼28% +31%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21 fps ∼35% +62%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼35% +62%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼35% +62%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼35% +62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (13 - 21, n=15)
19.9 fps ∼33% +53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=354)
17.5 fps ∼29% +35%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼15%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
87 fps ∼100% +569%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
32 fps ∼37% +146%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼38% +154%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
24 fps ∼28% +85%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23 fps ∼26% +77%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
24 fps ∼28% +85%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
24 fps ∼28% +85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (13 - 24, n=15)
22.1 fps ∼25% +70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=353)
20.1 fps ∼23% +55%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
12 fps ∼16%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
73 fps ∼100% +508%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
34 fps ∼47% +183%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
32 fps ∼44% +167%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21 fps ∼29% +75%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
20 fps ∼27% +67%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼29% +75%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼29% +75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (12 - 21, n=13)
19.5 fps ∼27% +63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=515)
15.2 fps ∼21% +27%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼22%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +362%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
30 fps ∼50% +131%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼27% +23%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
19 fps ∼32% +46%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
18 fps ∼30% +38%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼30% +38%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼30% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (11 - 19, n=13)
17.5 fps ∼29% +35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=519)
13.4 fps ∼22% +3%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
288970 Points ∼68%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
376698 Points ∼88% +30%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
426757 Points ∼100% +48%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
332074 Points ∼78% +15%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
327208 Points ∼77% +13%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
318669 Points ∼75% +10%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
316938 Points ∼74% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (285731 - 332074, n=12)
310972 Points ∼73% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=139)
326530 Points ∼77% +13%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1428 Points ∼89%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1601 Points ∼100% +12%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1502 Points ∼94% +5%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1441 Points ∼90% +1%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1442 Points ∼90% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1462 Points ∼91% +2%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1362 Points ∼85% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1139 - 1462, n=12)
1360 Points ∼85% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=753)
835 Points ∼52% -42%
Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2560 Points ∼27%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9307 Points ∼99% +264%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9356 Points ∼100% +265%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5203 Points ∼56% +103%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4639 Points ∼50% +81%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5201 Points ∼56% +103%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5247 Points ∼56% +105%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2525 - 5247, n=12)
4698 Points ∼50% +84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=753)
2592 Points ∼28% +1%
Memory (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5381 Points ∼83%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6458 Points ∼100% +20%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6387 Points ∼99% +19%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5296 Points ∼82% -2%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4637 Points ∼72% -14%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5683 Points ∼88% +6%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5464 Points ∼85% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4556 - 5683, n=12)
5112 Points ∼79% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=753)
1947 Points ∼30% -64%
System (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5960 Points ∼71%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8058 Points ∼96% +35%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8417 Points ∼100% +41%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
6801 Points ∼81% +14%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6936 Points ∼82% +16%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
6069 Points ∼72% +2%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
6691 Points ∼79% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5411 - 6936, n=12)
6459 Points ∼77% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=753)
3552 Points ∼42% -40%
Overall (sort by value)
Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3290 Points ∼62%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5277 Points ∼100% +60%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5243 Points ∼99% +59%
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4054 Points ∼77% +23%
Vivo X50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3857 Points ∼73% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4094 Points ∼78% +24%
ZTE Axon 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4020 Points ∼76% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3237 - 4094, n=12)
3792 Points ∼72% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=753)
1823 Points ∼35% -45%

You can surf the web quickly with the Pixel 5, but the browser performance of the smartphone is fairly unremarkable overall and only sufficient for one of the places in the lower middle of the field of comparison devices. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are again faster.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
132.886 Points ∼100% +162%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
58.665 Points ∼44% +15%
Google Pixel 4 (Chrome 78)
56.678 Points ∼43% +12%
Google Pixel 5 (Chrome 86.0.4240.110)
50.811 Points ∼38%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
50.232 Points ∼38% -1%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
47.673 Points ∼36% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (15.8 - 60.5, n=11)
46.9 Points ∼35% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 161, n=213)
42.5 Points ∼32% -16%
Vivo X50 Pro (Chrome 85)
15.841 Points ∼12% -69%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
293.36 Points ∼100% +230%
Google Pixel 4 (Chrome 78)
107.51 Points ∼37% +21%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
94.481 Points ∼32% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
93.643 Points ∼32% +5%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
89.305 Points ∼30% 0%
Google Pixel 5 (Chrome 86.0.4240.110)
88.938 Points ∼30%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
84.388 Points ∼29% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (10.8 - 96.7, n=9)
79.4 Points ∼27% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=647)
49.6 Points ∼17% -44%
Vivo X50 Pro (Chrome 85)
10.765 Points ∼4% -88%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
157 runs/min ∼100% +219%
Google Pixel 4 (Chrome 78)
61.8 runs/min ∼39% +26%
OnePlus Nord (Chome 84)
53.6 runs/min ∼34% +9%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
50.8 runs/min ∼32% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
50.7 runs/min ∼32% +3%
Google Pixel 5 (Chrome 86.0.4240.110)
49.2 runs/min ∼31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (9 - 54.9, n=9)
46.1 runs/min ∼29% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 196, n=194)
44.9 runs/min ∼29% -9%
Vivo X50 Pro (Chrome 85)
9 runs/min ∼6% -82%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
184 Points ∼100% +139%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
101 Points ∼55% +31%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
100 Points ∼54% +30%
Google Pixel 4 (Chrome 78)
94 Points ∼51% +22%
Google Pixel 5 (Chrome 86.0.4240.110)
77 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
76 Points ∼41% -1%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
71 Points ∼39% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=284)
71 Points ∼39% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (20 - 101, n=11)
70.2 Points ∼38% -9%
Vivo X50 Pro (Chrome 85)
20 Points ∼11% -74%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
48819 Points ∼100% +162%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
24044 Points ∼49% +29%
Google Pixel 4 (Chrome 78)
22572 Points ∼46% +21%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
19143 Points ∼39% +3%
Google Pixel 5 (Chrome 86.0.4240.110)
18629 Points ∼38%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
18556 Points ∼38% 0%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
18219 Points ∼37% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (3592 - 19143, n=12)
16587 Points ∼34% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=816)
8273 Points ∼17% -56%
Vivo X50 Pro (Chrome 85)
3592 Points ∼7% -81%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Vivo X50 Pro (Chrome 85)
15230.1 ms * ∼100% -517%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=842)
9571 ms * ∼63% -288%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (2359 - 15230, n=12)
3874 ms * ∼25% -57%
ZTE Axon 11 5G (Chrome 83)
2973.3 ms * ∼20% -20%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
2834.8 ms * ∼19% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (Chrome83)
2602.2 ms * ∼17% -5%
Google Pixel 5 (Chrome 86.0.4240.110)
2469.8 ms * ∼16%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
2398.3 ms * ∼16% +3%
Google Pixel 4 (Chrome 78)
2072.2 ms * ∼14% +16%
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
572.8 ms * ∼4% +77%

* ... smaller is better

While Google does not specify anything about the storage type, the benchmark results lead us to think that it is UFS 2.1 flash storage. While it is significantly slower compared to the UFS 3.x storage of high-end smartphones, you will only be able to notice this in everyday operation when you copy large amounts of data or load extensive apps.

Google Pixel 5Google Pixel 4Google Pixel 4 XLOnePlus NordVivo X50 ProXiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5GZTE Axon 11 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-3%
3%
30%
10%
42%
34%
-2%
-54%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.41 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
59.7 (8.4 - 72.4, n=39)
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=552)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
88.31 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
75.6 (13.4 - 88.3, n=39)
69.2 (8.1 - 96.5, n=552)
Random Write 4KB
155.87
146.64
-6%
164.18
5%
104.5
-33%
156.8
1%
138.47
-11%
128.35
-18%
114 (18.2 - 290, n=69)
-27%
39 (0.14 - 319, n=916)
-75%
Random Read 4KB
138.93
122.38
-12%
142.24
2%
126.7
-9%
165.23
19%
156.45
13%
166.27
20%
144 (92.6 - 239, n=69)
4%
62.1 (1.59 - 325, n=916)
-55%
Sequential Write 256KB
189.99
247.73
30%
197.41
4%
473.1
149%
209.11
10%
476.87
151%
417.09
120%
241 (182 - 511, n=69)
27%
136 (2.99 - 1321, n=916)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB
851.37
655.4
-23%
870.91
2%
955.5
12%
924.65
9%
979.54
15%
955.97
12%
768 (427 - 999, n=69)
-10%
358 (12.1 - 2037, n=916)
-58%

Gaming - An Adreno 620 in the Google smartphone

The performance of the Adreno 620 is sufficient to display current games to a large extent smoothly. However, the graphics unit does not bring too many computing reserves, so that some small stutters may happen at times in high graphics settings. But this was not the case in our test games, where we determine the frame rates with the Gamebench tool. "PUBG Mobile" also runs with 30 FPS in HD settings, and in the graphically simple "Armajet," the Pixel 5 is able to fully use the capabilities of its 90-Hz display.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.55.5: Ø89.1 (79-90)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.0.0: Ø29.9 (27-31)

Emissions - Weak stereo speakers

Temperature

Under constant load, the surface of the Pixel 5 warmed to a maximum of 35.5 °C (96 °F), so it did not feel uncomfortably warm at any time. We usually evaluate whether the SoC throttles its performance under continuous stress with the GFXBench app. However, Android 11 and the GFXBench battery test did not get along, and we were unable to determine exact results.

Instead, an hour-long stress test using the Stability Test app followed by a run of AnTuTu delivered a rough estimate. The result: with barely 250,000 points, the AnTuTu score was clearly lower than the result under normal conditions. So there can be some throttling at times.

Max. Load
 31.3 °C
88 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 31.3 °C
88 F
33.2 °C
92 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
 32.9 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
31.9 °C
89 F
32.3 °C
90 F
33.3 °C
92 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.5 °C
92 F
34.7 °C
94 F
32.4 °C
90 F
34.2 °C
94 F
35.5 °C
96 F
Maximum: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Average: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  26 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.7 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker characteristics
Pink Noise speaker characteristics

The two speakers of the Pixel 5 are absolutely okay if you want to listen to some podcasts, play some videos, or listen to the occasional piece of music. However, their sound is fairly thin. There is practically no bass, while the mids and highs are clearly over-represented.

Unfortunately, Google does not include an audio adapter. For Bluetooth audio devices, all the usual HD codes (aptX, aptX HD, LDAC) are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.435.12523.336.7312641.54022.6405034.540.76319.942.18014.740.810014.439.712514.944.516017.853.920018.952.825011.754.931513.958.94001359.650010.363.463010.466.880012.471.4100011.177.9125011.284.4160012.782.7200012.375.1250012.675.3315012.778.2400012.780500012.783.2630013.582.980001478.81000013.5711250014.964160001658.5SPL24.891.9N0.688.5median 12.7median 71Delta110.234.935.129.128.925.425.629.426.239.435.527.324.621.624.42426.820.736.819.956.31858.816.855.816.259.615.961.313.56413.965.512.971.31473.414.77414.175.814.277.114.575.315.472.914.975.214.871.91572.115.373.315.368.815.661.215.562.32785.60.964.3median 15.3median 68.81.37.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGoogle Pixel 5Google Pixel 4
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Google Pixel 5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz