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Pixel 5a 5G vs Pixel 7

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Google release the Pixel 5a in August 2021. The Pixel 7 was released a little more than a year later, in October 2022. The Pixel 5a is a mid-range variant of the Pixel lineup that launched with Android 11, and Google has promised to support the device through August 2024. In comparison, the Pixel 7 launched with Android 13 and will receive security update support through October 2028.

Price Comparison

Pixel 5a 5G vs Pixel 7 Pricing

Pixel 5a 5G prices start at $127, which is cheaper than the Pixel 7 low price of $179.

Specs Comparison

The Pixel 5a has a metal unibody design, along with an always-on 6.34” display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, the Titan M security module, and is powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor. In comparison, the Pixel 7 has an Edgeless Corning Gorilla Glass Victus back with a matte aluminum frame, a fingerprint-resistant coating, an always-on 6.3” display, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, the Titan M2 security module, and is powered by a Google Tensor G2 processor. Both phones support 5G cellular connectivity, have stereo speakers, and use USB-C for charging. The Pixel 5a also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is not available on the Pixel 7.

Size

Size Pixel 5a 5G Pixel 7
Width 73 mm 2.9 inches
Height 156 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 183 g 6.5 ounces

Measurements for the Pixel 5a are as follows: 6.1” (H) x 2.9” (W) x 0.30” (D), with a weight of 6.45 ounces and a 6.34” display size. The measurements for the Pixel 7 are nearly identical at 6.1” (H) x 2.9” (W) x 0.30” (D), with a weight of 6.9 ounces and a 6.3” display size.

Camera

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

The Pixel 7 has a more advanced camera with numerous additional features that are not available on the Pixel 5a. The Pixel 5a has a dual rear camera with a 12.2MP dual-pixel lens and a 16MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP front camera with an 83-degree field of view. The Pixel 7 has a dual rear camera with a 50MP Octa PD Quad Bayer wide lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 10.8MP front camera with a 92.8-degree field of view. The Pixel 7 camera features include Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Motion Mode, Real Tone, Face Unblur, Panorama, and Manual White Balancing.

Screen

Display Pixel 5a 5G Pixel 7
Resolution 1080x2400
Screen Size 161 mm 6.3 in
Pixels Per Inch 418 ppi ppi

The display on the Pixel 5a and Pixel 7 share some similarities, but overall, the Pixel 7 screen is a bit more advanced. The Pixel 5a features an always-on 6.34-inch FHD+ OLED display at 413 PPI with a resolution of 2400 x 1080. In comparison, the Pixel 7 features an always-on 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED display at 416 PPI, a resolution of 2400 x 1080, and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The Pixel 5a display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover glass, and the Pixel 7 display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus cover glass. Otherwise, both models have a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and an aspect ratio of 20:9.

Battery

Battery Pixel 5a 5G Pixel 7
Capacity 4680 mAh mAh
USB USB-C

The Pixel 5a is powered by a 4,680 mAh battery that supports fast wired charging. The Pixel 7 is powered by a 4,355 mAh battery that supports fast wired charging, fast wireless charging, and Battery Share, which allows you to wirelessly charge other devices such as Pixel Buds. The Pixel 5a and the Pixel 7 also feature an Extreme Battery Saver mode, which on the 5a allows for up to 48 hours of battery life, and on the 7 allows for up to 72 hours of battery life.

Processing

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

Color Choices

Pixel 5a 5G

Available in 1 color:

  • Black

Which Pixel 5a 5G color should you buy?

Pixel 7

Available in 3 colors:

  • Lemongrass
  • Obsidian
  • Snow

Which color Pixel 7 is the most popular?

Pixel 5a 5G vs Pixel 7 Colors

The Pixel 5a 5G and Pixel 7 have completely different color choices. The Pixel 5a 5G offers one color choice: Black. The Pixel 7 sports three different color choices: Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass.
Swappasaurus

The Pixel 5a is available in one color and the Pixel 7 is available in three colors. The Pixel 5a is available in Mostly Black, and the Pixel 7 color options include Obsidian, Snow, and Lemongrass.

Storage Options

Pixel 5a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which Pixel 5a 5G storage should I buy?

Pixel 7

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage Pixel 7 is the most popular?

Pixel 5a 5G vs Pixel 7 Storage

The Pixel 7 introduces one new storage option not found on the Pixel 5a 5G: 256GB. Both the Pixel 5a 5G and Pixel 7 share one storage option: 128GB.
Swappasaurus

The Pixel 5a is available with 128GB of storage space. The Pixel 7 is available with options for 128GB or 256GB of storage space.

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