Google’s Pixel 5 smartphone brings with it a range of exclusive functions, but you no-longer need to buy one to get one of its best new features.
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Last month’s mammoth overhaul of the hugely popular Google Photos app enabled an exciting new Portrait Light feature, exclusively for Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 smartphones. However, as of now, Portrait Light is also available on previous Pixel models going back as far as the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
The Portrait Light function allows you to enhance the lighting in any portrait photo by adding a virtual light source which you can adjust and move around the screen. The effects of the virtual light are shown in real time, just as
2020 is almost drawing to a close, but the smartphone industry still hasn’t run out of eye-catching flagships to launch. October saw the release of (among others) the Google Pixel 5 and the OnePlus 8T, both of which offer a range of enticing features at a reasonable price level. The Pixel 5 continues Google’s fine tradition of delivering competition-beating cameras, while the OnePlus 8T is a strong all-rounder that lets you recharge its battery faster than you can make a hot meal. They’re both lovely phones, but we need to know: Which one is better?
We answer this question by comparing the Pixel 5 and OnePlus 8T in a direct head-to-head. We look at their specs, designs, displays, performance, cameras, software, and special features, while counting which one wins in most categories. This should help you decide which Android flagship is more to your taste.