Soon after the Pixel 5 was subject to launch just last month, many buyers were concerned due to the possibility that there might have been a design defect and indeed such buyers showcased their concerns on online forums as well. The design defect was that there were gaps which were actually spotted between the phone’s screen and body. Now though, Google has finally taken upon itself to address these issues and has spoken.
Indeed in accordance to a community representative in the official Pixel forums, the gaps that are all too apparent don’t actually represent a design defect. Rather, such they are part of the phone’s design.
The representative claimed : “We’ve has a chance to investigate units from customers and, combined with our quality control data from the factory, we can confirm that the variation in the clearance between the body and the display is a normal part of the design of your Pixel 5.”
While indeed a statement has been made, the situation is still very curious. Indeed it is a strange statement when taking into consideration the fact that many of the buyers who have complained on the forums have actually gone on to claim that there are gaps in different places. And so all in all, there isn’t actually consistency when taking into consideration the nature of the gaps – something that you would expect if this was in fact the result of a design.
Nonetheless, the update does go on to state that the gap has no effect on either the water or the dust resistance that is promised within the Pixel 5 and that there also shouldn’t be any effects on the phone’s functionality. All in all, this refers to the fact that users can trust on the phone’s IP68 rating.
As to why the gap exists in the first place – we’re still pretty much in the dark. The possible reasoning behind the gap could be that it could represent a method used to secure the screen’s glass so as to make it rest on the phone’s frame. Regardless of this though, even if it isn’t a quality control issue, it still represents an untidy, unsightly feature of Google’s flagship.