Google’s new smartphones have received many positive reviews. Both Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G scored 8 out of 10. However, in terms of the best mid-range smartphone, Pixel 4a 5G seems to be on the top. The phone costs only $499, and it offers a lot of cool features for that price.
On the other hand, Pixel 5 is a little bit more complex than the mid-range model. However, it is also available at a higher price. Pixel 5 costs $699, which is $199 more than the mid-range model. One of the best upgrades the new lineup comes with is better battery life. Although both feature a lesser Qualcomm chipset, their performance is still what it should be. Even if Google decided to stay with a small camera sensor, image processing is still very powerful.
We have to admit that Google did not follow the usual pattern for the new Pixel 5 and 4a 5G. Also, there is not such a big difference between the two devices. TechCrunch has a few interesting opinions about mid-range model in particular:
“Concessions had to be made to hit a sub-$500 price, but almost all of the trade-offs are justifiable. The main exception is the 60Hz display. While wireless charging, water resistance, and premium materials are all “flagship” features, the lack of a 90Hz refresh rate feels arbitrary.
“The positives outweigh any gripes, however. There are the expected highs. The software is the best Android offers, while the camera wipes the floor with other rivals in the price tier. But there are also the little extras that make the Pixel 4a 5G feel special. Those include the comprehensive audio suite, the pleasing haptics, and the Pixel exclusive apps and services.”
In conclusion, “Pixel 4a 5G isn’t just a bright spot in a tough calendar year. It’s one of the best phones Google has ever produced.”