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Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, and Pixel 4a 5G Comparison

Google has finally released its 2020 smartphone series. Part of the complete collection is Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, and Pixel 4a 5G. Although they don’t come with the same premium features as Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, they are certainly more affordable. However, the question is, which one to buy? Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, or Pixel 4a 5G? This article will help you make up your mind about one of the above models. Without further ado, let’s start the comparison. 

Google Pixel 4a

Display: 5.81-inch OLED, 2,340 x 1080 resolution

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730

RAM: 6GB

Storage: 128GB, no microSD card slot

Camera

  • Rear-12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization
  • Front-8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree field-of-view

Battery: 3,140mAh

OS: Android 11

Price: $349

Google Pixel 5

Display: 5.81-inch OLED, 2,340 x 1080 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 128GB, no microSD card slot

Camera:

  • Main-12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization
  • Secondary-16MP, f/2.2, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107 degree FoV)
  • Front-8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree field-of-view

Battery: 4,080mAh

OS: Android 11

Price: $629

Google Pixel 4a 5G

Display: 6.2-inch OLED, 2,340 x 1080 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

RAM: 6GB

Storage: 128GB, no microSD card slot

Camera

  • Main-12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization
  • Secondary-16MP, f/2.2, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107 degree FoV)
  • Front-8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree field-of-view

Battery: 3,885mAh

OS: Android 11

Price: $499

Design and features differences 

First of all, there is not much difference between Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G. All three models look the same. Although they feature a punch hole notch, the design is not bad. The bezels around the display are much thinner compared to the previous Pixel generations, which is nice. However, what would really please consumers is the fact that all three come with a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back.

The main differences between the three variants is the build quality. Of all three, Pixel 5 has the best quality when it comes to materials used. This is also the model with the biggest display size of all, and the only one to not feature a headphone jack. Compared to Pixel 4a and 4a 5G, Pixel 5 supports wireless charging.

Which should you buy?

Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, and Pixel 4a 5G feature amazing camera tech. Google is known for releasing smartphones with a fantastic photography prowess. Therefore, if you are looking for a good and affordable phone, we suggest buying the Pixel 4a. However, Pixel 4a 5G is upgraded to 5G access, a more lasting battery life, a larger screen, and a slightly better SoC. And you get all that for an extra $150.

Pixel 5 makes the real difference between all three models. The fifth-generation is Google’s premium smartphone for 2020. This mobile phone comes with flagship features; however, it is priced at $280 more than the 4a. 

Catherine Whitaker

Catherine has been an active participant and contributor for V Herald for quite some time. Being a tech lover and a part of a popular local NGO, she loves to jot down news articles for Technology and science niches.

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