Google launched two new devices: Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. The Pixel 4a 5G is the “5G version” which Google already hinted at the Pixel 4a launch earlier. We were expecting the Pixel 4a 5G to carry just a chipset upgrade with a 5G modem. However, to our surprise, Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a lot of upgrades. It would not have been wrong if Google named the device “Pixel 5 Lite” or even the “Pixel 4a XL.”
Pixel 5 comes at a price tag of $699 whereas the Pixel 4a 5G comes at $499. At $200 less you get almost the same hardware as Pixel 5. No, I am not kidding. Below are all the mind-blowing features that Pixel 4a 5G carries from Pixel 5 at $200 less!
1. Biggest Display
The Pixel 4a 5G has the biggest display among the 3. It is a 6.2-inch OLED panel. For comparison, the Pixel 5 measures 6.0-inch while the Pixel 4a measures 5.8-inch. Hence, if you like big displays then Pixel 4a 5G is to go for. There is a down-grade from Pixel 5 though. It comes with a traditional 60Hz display whereas Pixel 5 carries a 90Hz refresh rate. But still, it is a good OLED panel with a high screen to body ratio.
2. $200 Less But The Same Camera
I was surprised by the fact that the Pixel 4a 5G has the same rear camera setup as the more expensive Pixel 5. The Pixel 4a 5G comes with a 12.2-megapixel primary with an additional 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. You can record at 4K at 60fps, and that too at $200 less. You will get all the features from the high-end model including Night Sight, Portrait Light, Cinematic Pan, and Live HDR+.
3. Snapdragon 765G Is Strong
Okay, Google got me with this one. I was expecting the Pixel 4a 5G version to have a less powerful Snapdragon 690 chipset. However, the Tech Giant used the Snapdragon 765G on the 4a 5G. The same chipset is used on Pixel 5. So, there will be no performance difference between the two. Snapdragon 765G at $699 is not so good. But at $499? It is a beast. There are the latest 5G capabilities and the chipset is strong too. Pixel 4a 5G also comes with 6GB RAM, which in my opinion is enough for 2020.
4. 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Yes, the Pixel 4a 5G keeps on the headphone jack. It is always a treat. Whereas the Pixel 5 doesn’t feature the headphone jack. This is another good thing that Pixel 4a 5G offers.
What will you have to sacrifice for $200 less?
Pixel 4a 5G is awesome. But if your pocket allows you to go for Pixel 5, then what are the reasons?
- 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Better Build Quality
- IP-68 [Water Resistant]
- Wireless Charging
The Pixel 5 ticks these 4 boxes. If these 4 things are not important to you, then save $200 and enjoy Pixel 4a 5G. And if you are confused between the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G. Then, in my opinion, the Pixel 4a 5G is better again. With just a $150 difference, you are not just paying for a better processor and 5G but also more battery and a better camera.