DXOMARK, famous for camera reviews, has also been testing Displays of Smartphones lately. Currently, the crown of their rankings is held by Galaxy Note 20 Ultra of Samsung. The latest entrant into the list is the Google Pixel 5 but it is nowhere near the 2020 flagship rivals and even devices like the Vivo X51 5G.
According to the report, Google Pixel 5 gets an overall score of 74 on the DXOMARK Display test. To compare, the Exynos version of Galaxy Note 20 Ultra of 2020 had scored about 89 points back in August. Later, the Snapdragon Version scored a point more and is currently at the top with 90 points.
If this isn’t enough, it scores even lesser than the Vivo X51 5G that launched around the same time in Europe. This device also has an FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate like the Pixel 5.
Google made a transition in the Pixel lineup of smartphones with the launch of Pixel 5. The device came with a mid-range Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset while its predecessor featured the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset.
However, DisplayMate had rated the Google Pixel 4XL as a phone with the best display and an A+ rating. Hence, naturally, one would expect that a successor, with a 90Hz OLED and a premium $699 price, should have similar quality.
That said, as mentioned above, its display performs lower when compared to Vivo X51 5G(87 points) with a similar display and the Same Snapdragon 765G chipset. The Pixel 5 is 13 points behind the Vivo’s counterpart.
Coming back, DXOMARK says that Google Pixel 5 performs poorly in the readability and video department. Although it has Pros like Ambient Light adoption, Good Touch accuracy, videos without frame drops/judders, the Cons are quite a bit more.
First, in low light scenarios, the display’s light levels seem to be lower. Also, the readability quotient to enhance lighting under sunlight seems to alter the color of images too much. Some other cons include low luminance and contrast while watching videos, stutters during Games, Slower light transitions.
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