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Going from Pixel XL to Pixel 5

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Ewto16

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Oct 21, 2015
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Thinking of going to the new Pixel 5 from my Pixel XL. I keep hearing people say the processor is crappy. Will it still be an improvement for me going from an older phone to this newer Pixel 5?
 

Ewto16

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Oct 21, 2015
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Of course it would be an upgrade. Cmon man

Well I wasn't sure. I think the Pixel XL had an 821 in it. I keep hearing about how much better the 800 series of processors are than the 700. The 700 are a mid-range. Like I compared it in my head to the regular Intel versus the Celeron.

I really didn't know, so it was a serious question. I read a lot of posts of people pooping on the processor in the Pixel 5.
 

jhanna1701

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Can anyone compare the viewable screen size of a Pixel 4Xl compared to the 5? My question is, if going from a 4XL, and I actually losing viewable screen, or since there is no bezel, does the screen remain the same size?

Thanks
 

dudeman1st

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Well I wasn't sure. I think the Pixel XL had an 821 in it. I keep hearing about how much better the 800 series of processors are than the 700. The 700 are a mid-range. Like I compared it in my head to the regular Intel versus the Celeron.

I really didn't know, so it was a serious question. I read a lot of posts of people pooping on the processor in the Pixel 5.

There are a ton of Pixel haters out there. I dunno why. Jealous? Paid shills by Apple and Samsung? All I know is that, if you told me that a 4 y.o. gen Core i7 (Kaby or Coffee Lake) ran better than a current gen Ryzen 5 (4500), I'd laugh. There might be room for debate, but not much. Here's a comparison I found of the ARM chips: https://gadgetversus.com/processor/...5g-vs-qualcomm-msm8996-pro-ab-snapdragon-821/
 

Ewto16

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xRogerxC

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I was able to get a Pixel 4XL for $599 an couple days ago (brand new), got a price match from an Amazon listing, and I had $500 in rewards certificates (I buy a lot from Best Buy), so it cost me $99 plus tax and screen protector and case. To me, the Pixel 5 is just not worth it, smaller screen and lower resolution, slower processor and more. It's good enough for me to wait and see if they make a Pixel 6XL. 6.3 inch screen is the smallest I'll go, and I actually prefer 6.5 to 6.7 inch screens. To each their own, but I just don't see the value in a Pixel 5 vice the Pixel 4XL, especially if you can get a new one for $599 or less.

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