Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G Specs, Features, Pricing Comparison and Everything Else You Need to Know

Sep 30, 2020 14:42 EDT
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Now that Google has officially removed the veil off of its Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, it’s now time to take a look at how different and similar both models are. Here’s an in-depth look at the specifications, features, and pricing comparison of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G - Specs and Features Comparison

Let us jump into the most obvious comparison, the hardware and features bit. In lots of ways, the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G are similar when it comes to internal specifications, but there are several ways in which they differ by a significant margin. For example, the Pixel 5 features a high refresh rate display, while the Pixel 4a 5G doesn’t.

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While it’s not a 120Hz panel, having a 90Hz screen on the Pixel 5 makes a huge difference if you’re the kind of person who wants that fluidity and the ability to view smoothened animations. Of course, this is just a small example and there are a lot more differences if you take a deeper dive. For our readers’ convenience, we’ve mentioned the details of the Pixel 5 first, followed by the Pixel 4a 5G for each category listed.

  • Display size and resolution- 6-inch flexible OLED, 6.2-inch flexible OLED, 2304 x 1080 resolution for both models
  • Display protection- Gorilla Glass 6, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Refresh rate- 90Hz, 60Hz
  • Chipset- Snapdragon 765G for both models
  • RAM- 8GB RAM, 6GB RAM
  • Internal storage- 128GB of UFS 2.1 for both models
  • Storage expansion- None for both models
  • Primary Camera of Pixel 5- 12MP primary sensor, 16MP ultrawide, 4K 60FPS support
  • Primary Camera of Pixel 4a 5G- 12MP primary sensor, 16MP ultrawide, 4K 30FPS support
  • Front Camera of Pixel 5- 8MP
  • Front Camera of Pixel 4a 5G- 8MP
  • Battery capacity- 4080mAh, 3800mAh
  • Wireless charging compatibility- Yes for Pixel 5, no for Pixel 4a 5G
  • 5G support- Yes for both models, support for mmWave and sub-6GHz networks

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G - Pricing Comparison

With those small, but important differences existing between the two models, Google would have made it a point for customers to pay more for the Pixel 5. There is just a single variation of both handsets available, with the Pixel 5 carrying a price of $699, and the Pixel 4a 5G costing $200 less at $499.

If the $200 price difference makes a lot of sense to you, then we’ll highly recommend getting the Pixel 5, especially since it sports a high refresh rate screen, more RAM, a slightly bigger battery, and support for Qi wireless charging. Then again, there are those customers that appreciate a ton of value, and in our opinion, the Pixel 4a 5G offers exactly that.

With this in-depth comparison now concluded, will you be getting the Pixel 5 or the Pixel 4a 5G? Tell us down in the comments.

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