Google is back after a year with another affordable Pixel smartphone, the Pixel 5a, the successor to 2020’s Pixel 4a. It’s pretty much similar to last year’s Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5.
The Pixel 5a comes in a unibody aluminium chassis in a new ‘Mostly Black’ colour. The design is reminiscent of previous generation Pixels. However, the new ‘Mostly Black’ isn’t black per se but has a little greenish hue.
The Pixel 5a features a tad bigger 6.34-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. But, the refresh rate is still stuck at 60Hz. There’s no whatsoever upgrades in the internals. The Pixel 5a is powered by the good old Snapdragon 765G coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Google’s Titan M security chip covers the security front. The 3.5mm audio jack is still there, and stereo speakers are also present on the phone. Further, it comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistivity.
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The biggest difference between the Pixel 4a 5G and 5a is the battery capacity. The former had a 3885mAh battery; meanwhile, the 5a comes with a much larger 4680mAh battery. There’s no sign of wireless charging present, and it still comes with an 18W charger inside the box.
Coming to cameras, the Pixel 5a same 12MP f/1.7 main camera and 16MP f2.2 ultra-wide camera housed inside the square camera module on the back. It comes with all the Pixel camera features, including Night Sight, Live HDR+, Cinematic Pan and Portrait Light. On the front, it gets an 8MP f/2.0 camera for selfies.
The Pixel 5a will be available for pre-orders in the USA and Japan starting today. You can order one for $449, and the shipping will start from August 26. Sadly, the phone is not coming to India and several other regions. Though, you can get the Pixel 4a from Flipkart for Rs. 31,999 if you’re feeling the fear of missing out.