I agree just not at 699$. Thats more SD Flagship prices and considering there camera tech has not advanced.... it just seems not worth it. I haft to say I am more excited for the 4a 5g vs 5.Two areas the Pixel 5 can beat the Pixel 4 XL would be significantly better battery life and a much brighter lit display. And a third one too I suppose would be easier one-handed operation since it's basically all screen and minimal bezels.
Sort of reminds me of a futuristic version of the classic Motorola Nexus 6, I had the N6, And it was a lovely phone for its day very futuristic. The Pixel 5 seems like the Nexus 6's sci fi future self.