Pixel 2 vs Pixel 4a 5G

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Similar to the Pixel 2 to Pixel 4a upgrade path, upgrading from the Pixel 2 to the Pixel 4a 5G means a three-year upgrade cycle. You will be getting a solid boost in terms of performance and also in terms of looks. The Pixel 4a 5G, as the name suggests, also has support for 5G networks. The Pixel 4a 5G features a 6.2-inch (2340 x 1080) FHD+ OLED display and measures in at 6.1 (H) by 2.9 (W). In comparison, the Pixel 2 has a 5-inch display and measurements of 5.7 (H) by 2.7 (W). Essentially, you would be getting a much larger display, with only a modest increase in overall size, which is due in part to the slimmer bezels and the use of the 8MP hole-punch style front-facing camera. The Pixel 4a 5G also has a dual-camera setup on the back with a 12.2MP (f/1.7) dual-pixel and 16MP (f/2.2) ultrawide camera. Other specs for the Pixel 4a 5G include a Snapdragon 765G processor with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,885 mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 4a 5G Pricing

Pixel 2 prices start at $55, which is cheaper than the Pixel 4a 5G low price of $96.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 2 Pixel 4a 5G
Width 70 mm 2.7 inches 74 mm 2.9 inches
Height 146 mm 5.7 inches 154 mm 6.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 143 g 5.0 ounces 168 g 5.9 ounces


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


Display Pixel 2 Pixel 4a 5G
Resolution 1080x1920 1080x2340
Screen Size 127 mm 5.0 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 441 ppi 416 ppi


Battery Pixel 2 Pixel 4a 5G
Capacity 2700 mAh 3885 mAh


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

Color Choices

Pixel 2

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • White

Which Pixel 2 color should you buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • White

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

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 4a 5G Colors

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 4a 5G share two colors: Black and White. However, the Pixel 2 does away with Blue, previously seen on the Pixel 4a 5G.

Storage Options

Pixel 2

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 storage should I buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

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

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 4a 5G Storage

Both the Pixel 2 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.


Pixel 2

No reviews at this time

Pixel 4a 5G

33 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 4a 5G Reviews

Users rate the Pixel 4a 5G at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for Pixel 2 are not currently available.

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