The Google Pixel 4a launched again in August after a protracted delay, and only a few months later a brand new model has launched – alongside the Google Pixel 5 – that may hook up with the high-speed 5G networks – meet the Google Pixel 4a 5G.
Whereas the Pixel 4a 5G prices a bit greater than its 4G LTE-only predecessor, it comes with some upgrades, stepping up from a Snapdragon 730G to a Snapdragon 765G chipset and including a second rear digicam (ultrawide). The 4a 5G’s 6.2-inch OLED show is bigger than the 5.8-inch display on the unique 4a, too, and a large 3,800mAh battery in comparison with the 4a’s 3,140mAh capability.
The brand new telephone additionally packs 6GB of RAM and the just-released Android 11 out of the field. It would preserve its predecessor’s 128GB of storage.
These handful of upgrades make the worth bump from the usual Pixel 4a’s $349 / £349 / AU$599 price to the Pixel 4a 5G’s $499 / £499 / AU$799 price ticket simpler to bear.
Getting the Pixel 4a 5G is one other headache, although: within the UK, it is happening sale on November 19 on the Google Retailer. The usual model with sub-6 5G connectivity will probably be accessible within the US on November 19, per Android Police, however the mmWave 5G model will go on sale from Verizon a bit earlier on October 29 – although it should price $599 as an alternative.
Introducing #Pixel4a5G!6.2” OLED show. Ultrawide lens. A extra highly effective battery. And even a headphone jack. https://t.co/OH3Q4IKmFq #LaunchNightIn pic.twitter.com/RS02Et4nIRSeptember 30, 2020
So with the Pixel 4a 5G, why purchase a Pixel 5?
So with the spec upgrades and 5G connectivity on the Pixel 4a 5G, the query turns into: why decide the Google Pixel 5, which prices extra at $699 / £599 / AU$1,079?
The Pixel 5 has the identical Snapdragon 765G chipset, twin rear digicam (12.2MP f/1.7 important and 16MP f/2.2 ultrawide), and Android 11 out of the field.
However the pricier telephone packs a smaller 6-inch show with a 90Hz refresh price with the main Gorilla Glass 6, in comparison with the Pixel 4a 5G’s 6.2-inch display with 60Hz refresh price and Gorilla Glass 3. It has a bit extra RAM (8GB) and battery (4,000mAh), too.
Clearly, there are tradeoffs to choosing the cheaper Pixel 4a 5G over its pricier Pixl 5 sibling. However given Google’s telephones obtain Android upgrades on the identical time, it’s powerful to argue for the costlier mannequin given how largely comparable each telephones are.