Comparison of the new Google Pixel lineup

The new Google Pixel lineup

It’s a steal! Google revealed the $699 USD Pixel 5 this week, their first phone with 5G wireless capabilities and most of the important higher end features one would expect in 2020. The company also announced a new $499 Pixel 4a 5G, and despite a few differences in RAM, screen size, extra features and design, the phones look the same and both have everything that really matters in a smartphone. Both feature a Snapdragon 765G processor, 128GB of storage and nearly identical camera setups. ⁠⁠

The $699 USD Pixel 5

The new Pixel 5 does have a few unique features to push it up to flagship status and compete with those of Apple and Samsung, including longer battery life, 2GB more RAM (8GB total), a smooth 6″ 90Hz refresh rate display, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and the ability to charge other devices wirelessly. ⁠⁠

The $349 USD Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a and 4a 5G on the other hand are still very capable devices. In fact, the 4a 5G and 5 are physically indiscernible. What’s even more surprising is that you get a larger 6.2″ display on the 4a 5G and a headphone jack on both the 4a 5G and 4a for those who may still be rocking a solid set of non-wireless headphones. Coming in at $200 USD cheaper for the 4a 5G and $350 USD cheaper for the 4a, these are excellent choices if you can do without the extra features the 5 has, especially in the year 2020!

Below is a full comparison of all three new Pixel devices.

 Google Pixel 5Google Pixel 4A 5GGoogle Pixel 4A
Display size, resolution6-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels6.2-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels5.81-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels
Pixel density432 ppi413 ppi443 ppi
Mobile softwareAndroid 11Android 11Android 10
Camera12.2-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (ultrawide)12.2-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (ultrawide)12.2-megapixel
Front-facing camera8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel
Video capture4K4K4K
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 765GQualcomm Snapdragon 765GQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Expandable storageNoNoNo
Battery4,000 mAh3,800 mAh3,140 mAh
Fingerprint sensorRearRearRear
Headphone jackNoYesYes
5G enabledYesYesNo
Dual SIM (non-SIM and e-SIM)YesYesYes
Fast chargingYesYesYes
Special featuresWater resistant (IP68)

90Hz refresh rate display

reverse wireless charging
Price off-contract (USD)*$699$499$349
Price (GBP)*£599£499£349
Price (AUD)*AU$999AU$799AU$599
Dimensions (Inches)5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in
Dimensions (Millimeters)144.7 x 70.4 x 8.0 mm153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm (Sub-6 only) 153.9 x 74 x 8.5 mm (mmWave + Sub-6)144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams)5.33 oz; 151g5.93 oz; 168g (Sub-6 only) 6.03 oz; 171g (mmWave + Sub-6)5.04 oz; 143g
*prices listed at launch

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