Google Pixel 5 & Pixel 4a 5G launched with Snapdragon 765G

After a lot of delays, Google finally unveiled its new smartphones today, Google Pixel 5 & the Google Pixel 4a 5G. Now this time, Google is changing its strategy a bit because unlike last year’s Google Pixel 4, which was the company’s flagship for 2019, the Pixel 5 packs a mid-range chipset.

In fact, both the Pixel 5 & Pixel 4a 5G have the same SOC, i.e., the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G so this is also pretty interesting since there is a price difference of $200 between them! While the Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $499, you’ll have to spend $699 for the Pixel 5.


Design-wise, both the phones look the same since both have a hole-punch design on the front & the same dual-camera setup design on the rear. Both have a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. Now, one of the ways to differentiate the Pixel 5 from the Pixel 4a 5G is by looking for a 3.5mm headphone jack since only the Pixel 4a 5G has that. Also, while the Pixel 4a 5G has a plastic build, Google Pixel 5 has a metallic back.

Interestingly, the Pixel 5 supports Wireless Charging which is obviously not possible in a phone with a metal back so what Google did was that there is a window carved on the rear panel of the phone & the charging coil is placed under this window. So, except this window, the rest of the back is metallic (The Window is probably Glass or Plastic).

Display-wise, the screen on the Google Pixel 4a 5G Is bigger at 6.2-inches, whereas the Pixel 5 has a 6.0-inch panel. Both phones offer an OLED Panel with Full-HD+ resolution, but it’s the Pixel 5 that offers a 90Hz refresh rate as well. Under the hood, both phones have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip & while the Pixel 4a 5G comes with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, the Google Pixel 5 comes with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage.

Talking about the camera setup, both phones have a 12.2 Megapixel primary camera on the rear with f/1.7 aperture lens & OIS + EIS. Both offer a 16 Megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. There is support for 4K 60fps video recording, something that’s first for Pixel devices. Both phones have the Titan M Security chip & Stereo speakers.

Finally, the battery inside the Google Pixel 4a 5G is a 3,885mAh unit whereas it’s 4,080mAh in case of the Pixel 5. There is 18W Fast Charging support for both phones, but only the Pixel 5 supports Wireless Charging as well. Google Pixel 5 also has the IP68 Certification that the Pixel 4a 5G lacks.

Android 11 runs out of the box.


The above image shows the major differences between the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G & the Pixel 4a. Google Pixel 5 comes in Just Black and Sorta Sage color options, whereas the Pixel 4a 5G in only one color – Just Black. The Pixel 5 costs $699 whereas the Pixel 4a 5G costs $499.

Pixel 4a 5G will be available in Japan on Oct. 15 and eight other countries starting in November. Pixel 5 will be available in eight countries starting Oct. 15, and in the U.S. and Canada starting Oct. 29.