Accompanying the launch of the Google Pixel 5, the American company unveiled an improved version of its mid-range unveiled in August. The Google Pixel 4a 5G is already official and has much more to offer than just connectivity to 5G networks.
The Google PIxel 4a 5G comes with a better processor than the original model, a larger screen and another lens in its main camera. All this for $ 499, an increase of just over $ 150 compared to the Pixel 4a.
In terms of design, we have a copy of the model launched in August this year. His body is still mostly made of plastic and that takes away wireless charging and water resistance. But it keeps the fingerprint sensor on the back.
Google Pixel 4a 5G specifications
- 6.2-inch OLED screen with Full-HD + resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
- 5G Connectivity
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB internal memory
- Rear camera with 12MP main lens and 16MP wide angle
- 8MP front camera
- 3885mAh battery
- 18W fast charging
- Fingerprint sensor at the rear
The main novelty of this Pixel 4a 5G compared to the Pixel 4a is found in the processor. The Snapdragon 765G has a performance that is recognized as superior to the Snapdragon 730G of the model launched in August, in addition to offering you 5G connectivity.
We also have the addition of a 16MP wide-angle lens, the same that Google applied to the Pixel 5. The battery has also undergone an improvement over the Pixel 4a and hopefully this will translate into greater autonomy.
What are the differences from Pixel 4a 5G to Google Pixel 5?
Since these models are very similar, this is the main issue that will hang in the minds of users. It is important to know what assets Google has saved to try to convince consumers to give another € 200 for the new Pixel 5.
As it could not be otherwise, the main reason is at the level of the chambers. Although they share the same sensors, there are some software tricks that the Pixel 4a 5G misses compared to the more expensive model.
The main difference is the absence of the mode that will allow you to take pictures in portrait mode with Night Sight. However, all the other features that make the Pixel 5 camera fantastic will also be available to you on the Pixel 4a 5G.
Additionally, we have the 90Hz refresh rate removed from the Pixel 4a 5G screen, less 2GB of RAM and a slightly lower battery. Not to mention the absence of wireless charging and IP68 certification.
That said, it will now be up to potential buyers to assess whether these differences will be worth the extra € 200 for the Pixel 5. That is why we say that the Google Pixel 4a 5G is currently the most balanced model in the Google portfolio.
Google did not give many details about the availability of the Pixel 4a 5G on the market. It was only anticipated that the smartphone will arrive in Japan in October, while other markets will receive it in November.
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