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Pixel 5 vs Pixel 7a

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Google released the Pixel 5 in October 2020 and released the Pixel 7a in May 2023. The Pixel 5 launched with Android 11 and Google has promised the Pixel 5 will receive Android version updates and security updates through at least October 2023. The Pixel 7a launched with Android 13 and Google has promised the Pixel 7a will receive Android version updates through May 2026, and security updates through at least May 2028.

Price Comparison

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 7a Pricing

Pixel 5 prices start at $114, which is cheaper than the Pixel 7a low price of $154.

Specs Comparison

The Pixel 5 features an always-on 6.0-inch FHD+ OLED display with Smooth Display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with Octa-Core processor, Adreno 620, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, the Titan M security module, and Pixel Imprint. The Pixel 5 feature set also includes a 4080 mAh battery, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, and USB-C.

To compare, the Pixel 7a features an always-on 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display, a Google Tensor G2 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, the Titan M2 security chip, Security Core, VPN by Google One, Fingerprint Unlock, and Face Unlock. The Pixel 7a feature set also includes a fingerprint-resistant coating, a 4385 mAh battery, an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, noise suppression, two microphones, and USB-C.

Size

Size Pixel 5 Pixel 7a
Width 70 mm 2.8 inches
Height 145 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 151 g 5.3 ounces

The Pixel 5 measures 5.7” (H) x 2.8” (W) x 0.31” (D), weighs 5.3 ounces, and has a 6.0” display size. To compare, the Pixel 7a measures 6.0” (H) x 2.8” (W) x 0.4” (D), weighs 6.8 ounces, and has a 6.1” display size.

Camera

Camera Pixel 5 Pixel 7a
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024

The Pixel 5 and the Pixel 7a feature a single front-facing camera and a dual rear-facing camera setup.

The Pixel 5 features an 8MP camera on the front, and a 12MP dual-pixel and 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera on the back. The Pixel 5 ultra-wide rear camera has a field of view of 117 degrees.

The Pixel 7a features a 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 95-degree field of view on the front, a 64MP Quad PD Quad Bayer wide-angle camera, and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera on the back. The Pixel 7a wide-angle rear camera has an 80-degree field of view and the Pixel 7a ultra-wide-angle rear camera has a 120-degree field of view.

The Pixel 7a camera supports key features such as Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Real Tone, Face Unblur, Long Exposure, and more. Some of the shared camera features include Portrait Mode, Portrait Light, Night Sight, Top Shot, Live HDR+, dual exposure controls, Super Res Zoom, and more.

Screen

Display Pixel 5 Pixel 7a
Resolution 1080x2340
Screen Size 151 mm 5.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 437 ppi ppi

The Pixel 5 features a 6.0-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 cover glass. The Pixel 7a features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover glass.

The displays on the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 7a feature an always-on mode, HDR support, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and refresh rates up to 90Hz with Smooth Display. The Pixel 7a also supports a high brightness mode and has a now-playing mode and an at-a-glance mode.

Battery

Battery Pixel 5 Pixel 7a
Capacity 4000 mAh mAh
Longevity 48 hours hours
USB USB-C

The Pixel 5 is powered by a 4080 mAh battery, which according to Google, can provide “all-day” battery life. The Pixel 5 supports fast wired and fast wireless charging and has a Battery Share feature that allows you to wirelessly charge other devices.

The Pixel 7a is powered by a 4385 mAh battery, which according to Google, can last “beyond” 24 hours. The Pixel 7a supports fast wired charging, standard wireless charging using the Qi wireless standard, and has an Extreme Battery Saver mode that allows for up to 72 hours of battery life.

Processing

Processor Pixel 5 Pixel 7a
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G SM7250-AA (Nairo)

Color Choices

Pixel 5

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Sage

Which Pixel 5 color should you buy?

Pixel 7a

Available in 4 colors:

  • Charcoal
  • Coral
  • Sea
  • Snow

Which color Pixel 7a is the most popular?

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 7a Colors

The Pixel 5 and Pixel 7a have completely different color choices. The Pixel 5 offers two color choices: Black and Sage. The Pixel 7a sports four different color choices: Snow, Charcoal, Coral, and Sea.
Swappasaurus

The Pixel 5 is available in two colors, and the Pixel 7a is available in four colors. The Pixel 5 colors include Black and Sorta Sage, and the Pixel 7a colors include Charcoal, Snow, Sea, and Coral.

Storage Options

Pixel 5

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which Pixel 5 storage should I buy?

Pixel 7a

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 7a is the most popular?

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 7a Storage

Both the Pixel 5 and Pixel 7a share one storage option: 128GB.
Swappasaurus

The Pixel 5 and the Pixel 7a are available with 128GB of storage.

Reviews

Pixel 5

38 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 7a

No reviews at this time

Pixel 5 vs Pixel 7a Reviews

The Pixel 5 is rated by users at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Review data for Pixel 7a is not available at this time.

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