When Google announced the Pixel 4a last month, the company also announced that they had a couple more handsets on the way in the form of the Google Pixel 5 and the 5G version of the Pixel 4a. If you have been looking forward to either handset, you’ll be pleased to learn that the phones have since been announced.
Now here’s where it gets interesting. While the Pixel 5 might seem like the logical “flagship” out of the two models, it actually comes with a slightly smaller display compared to the Pixel 4a 5G. In fact, the Pixel 4a 5G isn’t just a mere 5G upgrade over the original Pixel 4a and comes with specs that might make it worth checking out.
Starting with the Pixel 4a 5G, we’re looking at a phone with a display of 6.2-inches, and under the hood, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. There will be 6GB of RAM present and it starts at 128GB of storage. There is also a dual camera setup on the back which includes a 12.2MP sensor with OIS and a 16MP ultrawide camera, and a 3,885mAh battery.
As for the Pixel 5, the phone will feature a slightly smaller 6-inch screen but it will also use the same chipset as the Pixel 4a 5G. It will come with more RAM at 8GB, and it will also sport a slightly larger 4,080mAh battery, but camera wise, it seems to be the same as the Pixel 4a 5G. It has also been certified as having an IP68 rating, meaning that if you want a phone that’s water-resistant, the Pixel 5 is a better choice over the Pixel 4a 5G.
The Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $499 and the Pixel 5 will go for $699 and both phones will be initially available on the 15th of October. Both phones will also come with a Stadia and YouTube Premium three-month trial, 100GB of Google One storage for three months, and also Google Play Pass and Gold/Silver Status on Play Points.