The Google Pixel 5 isn’t exactly an inspired product. It doesn’t push the boundaries of the smartphone experience, or introduce any new feature or spec you can’t get anywhere else. Nor does it present itself as being particularly exciting — many people even call it outright boring.
But despite its intense banality, I love it for what it is. There’s something you find when you use the Pixel 5 that isn’t seen in the specs or renderings online.