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TotallydubbedHD

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Word. I was asking the OP. Im trying to find out quick so I can cancel my preorder. Dont wanna go thru sending it back, then maybe having to wait longer for the next batch. Unreal

I don't have that issue; there is the slightest gap between the screen and the unibody, but the same could be said about my S10+; unless that person's one is faulty?

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bobby janow

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Word. I was asking the OP. Im trying to find out quick so I can cancel my preorder. Dont wanna go thru sending it back, then maybe having to wait longer for the next batch. Unreal
Me too! This could be one huge mess. I'd get an RMA within 5 minutes of opening the thing. Expected delivery November 3 so hopefully this will be sorted out by then..if we see a delivery delay then we'll know there is a problem.
 

RockStar2005

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UPDATE 15 October:
Embargo has now lifted!
I got THREE additional videos now live; the full review, camera, and audio review:


UPDATE 5 October:
I've been informed on 5 Oct to not post anything further on the Pixel 5 until the embargo lifts (which I can't communicate when that is).[/B]
You can find more information about the device via my Twitter feed; incl battery updates, camera shots etc.

Hi everyone,

Seen there's some love for the Pixel 5 here at XDA (Hi again XDA gang!), so as I have the phone in front of me. What do you need to know?
I'm looking to get confirmation from my source to see if I can extract the camera.apk for you, but before sharing any files (including original photos from the Pixel 5), I'm getting it confirmed. Rather be safe than sorry :)

Anyway, ask away, I'll try my best to answer everything I can.

Oh, and my video on YouTube of the phone (if you don't believe I have the phone), is live on my channel too:



EDIT: Latest YouTube hands-on video has just gone live!


https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-5/help/brightness-mode-rooting-t4178469

---------- Post added at 10:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:25 PM ----------

UPDATE 15 October:
Embargo has now lifted!
I got THREE additional videos now live; the full review, camera, and audio review:


UPDATE 5 October:
I've been informed on 5 Oct to not post anything further on the Pixel 5 until the embargo lifts (which I can't communicate when that is).
You can find more information about the device via my Twitter feed; incl battery updates, camera shots etc.

Hi everyone,

Seen there's some love for the Pixel 5 here at XDA (Hi again XDA gang!), so as I have the phone in front of me. What do you need to know?
I'm looking to get confirmation from my source to see if I can extract the camera.apk for you, but before sharing any files (including original photos from the Pixel 5), I'm getting it confirmed. Rather be safe than sorry :)

Anyway, ask away, I'll try my best to answer everything I can.

Oh, and my video on YouTube of the phone (if you don't believe I have the phone), is live on my channel too:



EDIT: Latest YouTube hands-on video has just gone live!


https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-5/help/case-t4178473
 

RockStar2005

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Really Rockstar? First time?

Correct Toked!

ALMOST bought the 4 XL a year ago, but I decided the Note 10+ was a better buy (the 64 & 128 GB versions were more of an issue before when considering the awful battery life). After a year with the Samsung phone, I found that Google's better UI/software (including less lag) and BETTER camera were more worth looking into. Of course 5G and the vastly improved battery life were major factors too.

Was kinda bugged about the loss of Face Unlock, at least initially anyway. Now not so much, esp with us wearing masks so much anyway. But I REALLY wish Google had offered 256 GB version of the 5 instead of JUST a 128 GB one. I prefer to listen to downloaded music (Hi-Res, downsampled to 256-320 kbps AAC) vs. streaming most of the time on the Poweramp music app. So now I get to look forward to having to pick & choose between my music and fit what I deem to love most on the 5. Mehh. lol

But except for that, I am pretty happy with the reviews so far! :good:
 
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TotallydubbedHD

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@TotallydubbedHD could you tell us how long it takes to charge the device from as little power as possible (<=10%) to full? If possible both on wired and wireless 10W/15W charger.

I'm trying to see if I can fit an extra wireless charger on my budget :)

Thank you!
Takes 1hr30mins from 2% to 100% on a fast charge wired charger. No idea about wireless, as I don't have one!
 

jayfiled

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Mine has a noticeable gap between the body and screen on one side top left hand side _compared_ to the right top side. It doesn't move when you put your fingernail in there and try and wedge it open though. Also I'd totally accept it if it were like that all around. Didn't notice until Google recommended me an article from Android authority. Australian user.
 

RockStar2005

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Could be my 'test' phone? Not sure lol.
This was on the Vodafone 5G SIM, and I'm in the UK, London :)

Haha..........."test phone", he says.

Ahh ok. Cool!

I'm in the U.S., Chicago area myself.

I'd read that at least here in the "states" that 2G was going to be phased out very soon, if not already. So I guess when I get my 5 in about a week or two I'll have to check on that in Settings to see if they've done so or not.
 

TotallydubbedHD

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Haha..........."test phone", he says.

Ahh ok. Cool!

I'm in the U.S., Chicago area myself.

I'd read that at least here in the "states" that 2G was going to be phased out very soon, if not already. So I guess when I get my 5 in about a week or two I'll have to check on that in Settings to see if they've done so or not.

I say that as my Pixel 5 still has an R-release thing on the dropdown lol.
 

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