The arrival of the Google Pixel 6 also means it’s time to celebrate the Pixel 5‘s first birthday. Even a year later, the phone stands out in Google’s portfolio as one of the more affordable flagships to grace the market in recent years. Google bucked the trend for increasingly expensive $1,000 hardware, focusing instead on its core software experience while trimming $100 off the price of its previous generation hardware.
Google’s decision to adopt more mid-range specs and a lower price point for its 2020 flagship was contentious at the time. Today it begs the question as to whether the phone has aged well over the past year or if it’s already too dated to recommend? Let’s find out in this Google Pixel 5 long-term review.