Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 5

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Upgrading from the Pixel 4a 5G to a Pixel 5 is likely not a common upgrade path as both models were released in September 2020. The Pixel 4a 5G is considered a mid-range model and the Pixel 5 is a flagship model. Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 765G processor with Adreno 620 graphics, the Titan M security module and Pixel Imprint, and 128GB of internal storage space. However, the Pixel 5 has 8GB of RAM, as compared to the 6GB of RAM found in the 4a 5G. The battery on the Pixel 5 is larger, and the Pixel 5 also offers fast wireless charging and Battery Share. Another key difference is the display. The Pixel 4a 5G has a 6.2” display and the Pixel 5 has a 6.0” display. Both are close in size, but the Pixel 5 adds Smooth Display, which brings a refresh rate of up to 90Hz.

Price Comparison

Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 5 Pricing

Pixel 4a 5G prices start at $92, which is cheaper than the Pixel 5 low price of $124.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Pixel 4a 5G Pixel 5
Width 74 mm 2.9 inches 70 mm 2.8 inches
Height 154 mm 6.1 inches 145 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 168 g 5.9 ounces 151 g 5.3 ounces

Camera

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

Screen

Display Pixel 4a 5G Pixel 5
Resolution 1080x2340 1080x2340
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in 151 mm 5.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 416 ppi 437 ppi

Battery

Battery Pixel 4a 5G Pixel 5
Capacity 3885 mAh 4000 mAh
Longevity hours 48 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

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

Color Choices

Pixel 4a 5G

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • White

Which Pixel 4a 5G color should you buy?

Pixel 5

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Sage

Which color Pixel 5 is the most popular?

Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 5 Colors

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

Storage Options

Pixel 4a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which Pixel 4a 5G storage should I buy?

Pixel 5

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 5 is the most popular?

Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 5 Storage

Both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 share one storage option: 128GB.

Reviews

Pixel 4a 5G

33 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 5

38 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 5 Reviews

The Pixel 4a 5G scores higher with users earning 4.9 of 5.0 stars compared to the Pixel 5 with 4.8 stars.

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