Google unveiled the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones in 2020. Now, the company added a new device to its portfolio - the Pixel 5a 5G. Eventually, there are three Google 5G smartphones that are closely aligned with almost the same features. Now, if you are wondering how these devices are different, then here is a comparison of their features.
Design And Display
All these three Pixels smartphones are identical with a squarish camera module at the top left corner of the rear panel, a punch-hole cutout, and a fingerprint sensor at the rear. The Pixel 5 has a more compact build and a quality finish with a metal rear panel. It also supports wireless charging and is IP68 rated.
On the other hand, the Pixel 4a 5G is bigger and comes with a polycarbonate back with a matte finish. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack and no IP rating. Finally, the Pixel 5a 5G has an even larger form factor without deviating the design language and comes with a metal unibody build and an IP67 rating.
In terms of display, the Pixel 5a 5G flaunts a larger 6.4-inch OLED display with a FHD+ resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate. This is larger than the Pixel 4a 5G’s 6.2-inch OLED display with a FHD+ resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate and the Pixel 5’s smaller 6-inch OLED display with a similar resolution. However, the Pixel 5 comes with 90 Hz refresh rate and HDR support.
Hardware And Battery
All these Pixel models use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G offering support for 5G but the Pixel 5 has a larger RAM than the rest. In terms of battery, Pixel 5a 5G gets the power from a 4620mAh battery than the other two smartphones. Also, the Pixel 5 offers support for wireless charging and reverse wireless charging as well.
For imaging, all these models are on par with a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 12.2MP primary sensor and a 16MP secondary ultra-wide-angle lens. At the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera sensor. We can expect major upgrades to arrive on the Pixel 6.
Given that there are very few differences between these three Pixel smartphones, we can expect them to deliver almost the same performance, look and feel. Only the Pixel 6 is expected to bring some substantial changes. Notably, the Pixel 5 of last year has a high refresh rate, wireless charging capabilities and a more premium build. However, it is sensible as the Pixel a series smartphones come at relatively lower pricing.