Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5

Swappasaurus says...

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.

Price Comparison

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5 Pricing

Pixel 4 prices start at $97, which is cheaper than the Pixel 5 low price of $117.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 4 Pixel 5
Width 75 mm 3.0 inches 70 mm 2.8 inches
Height 160 mm 6.3 inches 145 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 193 g 6.8 ounces 151 g 5.3 ounces


Camera Pixel 4 Pixel 5
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Pixel 4 Pixel 5
Resolution 1440x3040 1080x2340
Screen Size 160 mm 6.3 in 151 mm 5.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 534 ppi 437 ppi


Battery Pixel 4 Pixel 5
Capacity 3700 mAh 4000 mAh
Longevity 32 hours 48 hours


Processor Pixel 4 Pixel 5
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150 (Hana) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G SM7250-AA (Nairo)

Color Choices

Pixel 4

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Orange
  • White

Which Pixel 4 color should you buy?

Pixel 5

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Sage

Which color Pixel 5 is the most popular?

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5 Colors

The Pixel 4 introduces one new color not found in the Pixel 5 color palette: Sage. Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 4 does away with Orange and White, previously seen on the Pixel 5.

Storage Options

Pixel 4

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 4 storage should I buy?

Pixel 5

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 5 is the most popular?

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5 Storage

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


Pixel 4

56 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 5

38 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5 Reviews

Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 earn 4.8 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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