Pixel 2 vs Pixel 5

Swappasaurus says...

Choosing to upgrade from the Pixel 2 to the Pixel 5 means you would be seeing improvements in almost all aspects of the phone. The Pixel 5 display is 6-inches with a 2340 x 1080 resolution, up to 90Hz refresh rate, HDR support and a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 cover glass. In comparison, the Pixel 2 has a 5-inch display. Despite the display growing an inch in size, the dimensions of the phone remain nearly the same at 5.7-inches high. The Pixel 5 measures in at 2.8 (W) and the Pixel 2 measures in at 2.7 (W). Other highlights of the Pixel 5 include support for 5G connectivity, a Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an 8MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera, and a dual-camera setup on the back. The rear camera includes a 12.2MP (f/1.7) dual-pixel and a 16MP (f/2.2) ultrawide camera. Other features include a 4,080 mAh battery with fast charging, fast wireless charging, and Battery Share, which allows you to wireless charge other devices.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 5 Pricing

Pixel 2 prices start at $65, which is cheaper than the Pixel 5 low price of $183.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 2 Pixel 5
Width 70 mm 2.7 inches 70 mm 2.8 inches
Height 146 mm 5.7 inches 145 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 143 g 5.0 ounces 151 g 5.3 ounces


Camera Pixel 2 Pixel 5
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Pixel 2 Pixel 5
Resolution 1080x1920 1080x2340
Screen Size 127 mm 5.0 in 151 mm 5.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 441 ppi 437 ppi


Battery Pixel 2 Pixel 5
Capacity 2700 mAh 4000 mAh
Longevity hours 48 hours


Processor Pixel 2 Pixel 5
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G SM7250-AA (Nairo)

Color Choices

Pixel 2

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • White

Which Pixel 2 color should you buy?

Pixel 5

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Sage

Which color Pixel 5 is the most popular?

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 5 Colors

The Pixel 2 introduces one new color not found in the Pixel 5 color palette: Sage. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 5 share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 2 does away with Blue and White, previously seen on the Pixel 5.

Storage Options

Pixel 2

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 storage should I buy?

Pixel 5

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 5 is the most popular?

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 5 Storage

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 5 share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Pixel 5 does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Pixel 2.


Pixel 2

No reviews at this time

Pixel 5

38 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 5 Reviews

Users rate the Pixel 5 at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for Pixel 2 are not currently available.

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