Google Pixel 4a 5G unlocked is now listed on Amazon US. It will be available to pre-order from Oct 29th onwards in the US. More expensive Google Pixel 5 is already up for pre-order now in the US at a price of $699. Pixel 4A 5G has a launch price of $499.
Pre-order links: Pixel 5 ( $699 ) / Pixel 4A 5G ( $499 ) / Pixel 4A ( $349 ) ( Paid links )
Pixel 4A 5G vs Pixel 5 Specs Comparison
Google Pixel 4a 5G is more like a Pixel 5 Lite. It has the same processor and cameras as the more expensive Pixel 5. Both these phones are powered by the Snapdragon 765G and feature Dual cameras at the back. Both feature Full HD OLED screen, however, Pixel 5 has a higher refresh rate at 90hz offering smoother animations.
Unlike the Google Pixel 4, these phones have an ultra-wide-angle lens instead of a telephoto lens which is a good decision in my opinion. Phone like iPhone 11 also has an ultra-wide-angle lens instead of telephoto.
At 6.2 inches Pixel 4A 5G has a bigger screen than the Pixel 5 ( 6.0 inches ) and Pixel 4A ( 5.81 inches ). In my personal opinion, the 5.81 screen on the 4A is the perfect compact size for single-handed use.
Both Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5 can record 4K @ 60fps while the regular 4A tops out at 4K @ 30fps due to less powerful Snapdragon 730G on board.
In the battery department, Pixel 5 has a bigger 4080mAh battery while 4A 5G has a slightly smaller 3885mAh. Thanks to the optimization Google made, these phones are really gonna last a day of moderate to heavy usage with around 5-6 hours of screen on time.
So which one you should buy?
If you are buying a Pixel phone for its camera alone, you should get the Pixel 4A 5G model as you get the same camera as the Pixel 5 and can save $200. If you want a better display, a bigger battery, and an IP68 rating, you should get the Pixel 5 instead. Regular Pixel 4A for $349 is a great buy as well if you don’t care much about an ultra-wide-angle lens or 4K 60p.
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