Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G

Swappasaurus says...

Choosing to upgrade from a Pixel 2 XL to a Pixel 4a 5G means you will be getting a better performing phone, as well as support for 5G networks. The display size also increases a bit with the overall measurements of the phone getting smaller The Pixel 4a 5G has a 6.2-inch display with measurements of 6.1 (H) by 2.9 (W). In comparison, the Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch display with measurements of 6.2 (H) by 3.0 (W). Other display related highlights for the Pixel 4a 5G include HDR support, an always-on display, a Gorilla Glass 3 glass cover, and a resolution of 2340 x 1080. The Pixel 4a 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G processor with 6GB of RAM, and has 128GB of internal storage, a 3,885 mAh battery with fast charging, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a rear camera setup that includes a 12.2MP dual-pixel and 16MP ultrawide cameras.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Pricing

Pixel 2 XL prices start at $63, which is cheaper than the Pixel 4a 5G low price of $96.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Width 77 mm 3.0 inches 74 mm 2.9 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 154 mm 6.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 175 g 6.2 ounces 168 g 5.9 ounces


Camera Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Resolution 1440x2880 1080x2340
Screen Size 152 mm 6.0 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 537 ppi 416 ppi


Battery Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Capacity 3450 mAh 3885 mAh


Processor Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a 5G
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G SM7250-AA (Nairo)

Color Choices

Pixel 2 XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Black & White
  • Blue

Which Pixel 2 XL color should you buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • White

Which color Pixel 4a 5G is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Colors

The Pixel 2 XL introduces one new color not found in the Pixel 4a 5G color palette: White. Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4a 5G share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 2 XL does away with Black & White and Blue, previously seen on the Pixel 4a 5G.

Storage Options

Pixel 2 XL

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 XL storage should I buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 4a 5G is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Storage

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4a 5G share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Pixel 4a 5G does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Pixel 2 XL.


Pixel 2 XL

57 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 4a 5G

33 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Reviews

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4a 5G earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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