Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5a 5G

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Upgrading from the Pixel 4 to the Pixel 5a 5G means going from a phone that was released in 2019 to a phone that was released in 2021. Typically, this would result in seeing big improvements, but the Pixel 4 is a flagship model and the Pixel 5a 5G is a mid-range model. Essentially, this means that there are some improvements, some drawbacks, and some similarities. Improvements include going from 4G LTE to 5G, to a larger 6.34” always-on display, and a larger 4680 mAh battery with Extreme Battery Saver. Similarities include both models offering 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. A key difference that falls in as a drawback is the processor. The Pixel 4 is powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, whereas the Pixel 5a 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 765G.

Price Comparison

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5a 5G Pricing

Pixel 4 prices start at $124, which is cheaper than the Pixel 5a 5G low price of $329.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 4 Pixel 5a 5G
Width 75 mm 3.0 inches 73 mm 2.9 inches
Height 160 mm 6.3 inches 156 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 193 g 6.8 ounces 183 g 6.5 ounces


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


Display Pixel 4 Pixel 5a 5G
Resolution 1440x3040 1080x2400
Screen Size 160 mm 6.3 in 161 mm 6.3 in
Pixels Per Inch 534 ppi 418 ppi


Battery Pixel 4 Pixel 5a 5G
Capacity 3700 mAh 4680 mAh
Longevity 32 hours hours


Processor Pixel 4 Pixel 5a 5G
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 5a 5G

Available in 1 color:

  • Black

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

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5a 5G Colors

Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5a 5G share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 4 does away with Orange and White, previously seen on the Pixel 5a 5G.

Storage Options

Pixel 4

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 4 storage should I buy?

Pixel 5a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

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

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5a 5G Storage

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


Pixel 4

56 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 5a 5G

No reviews at this time

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 5a 5G Reviews

The Pixel 4 is rated by users at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Review data for Pixel 5a 5G is not available at this time.

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