Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5


Choosing to upgrade from a Pixel 4 to a Pixel 5 means following a year-over-year upgrade path. In this case, you would be seeing some similarities, some improvements, and some downgrades. For example, both models offer up to 128GB of storage. Both models also have an 8MP camera on the front, but the Pixel 4 has a wide-angle with a 90-degree field of view. The Pixel 5 field of view drops to 83-degrees. Both models also have a 12.2MP dual-pixel camera on the back, along with a second 16MP camera. The second back camera on the Pixel 4 is telephoto and the Pixel 5 has an ultra wide. The displays measure in at 5.7-inches for the Pixel 4 and 6.0-inches for the Pixel 5. Both offer HDR support and Smooth Display (for an up to 90Hz refresh rate), but the Pixel 5 display adds a Gorilla Glass 6 glass cover for added protection. Otherwise, the battery is improved on the Pixel 5, coming in at 4,080 mAh with support for Battery Share, which allows you to wirelessly charge other devices. You also get 5G support on the Pixel 5.

Storage Options

Pixel 4 Storage

The Google Pixel 4 has 2 storage options:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Which Pixel 4 storage should I buy?

Pixel 5 Storage

The Pixel 5 has 1 storage option:

  • 128 GB

Which storage Pixel 5 is the most popular?

The Pixel 4 offers one storage size not found on the Pixel 4: 64 GB. Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 share one storage option: 128 GB.

Color Choices

Pixel 4 Colors

The Pixel 4 is available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Orange
  • White

Which Pixel 4 color should you buy?

Pixel 5 Colors

The Pixel 5 is available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Sage

Which color Pixel 5 is the most popular?

The Pixel 4 boasts two colors not found in the Pixel 5 color palette: Orange and White. The Pixel 5 sports one colors not available for the Pixel 4: Sage. Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 share one color: Black.

More Specs

Google Pixel 4 Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.71in x 5.79in x 0.32in
Weight 162 grams
Display / Screen
Description P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 444 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5 | 90Hz
Description Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Description 6 Gb
Main Camera Main: Dual 12.2 MP + 16 MP
Selfie Camera dual 8MP
Description 2800 mAh

Google Pixel 5 Specs

Display / Screen

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