During its online ‘Launch Night In’ event, the search engine giant, Smartphone maker, Google announces its latest premium handsets, the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 7nm processor.
The Pixel 4A 5G is the 5G variant of the Pixel 4A from Google, and it costs $499, which is $150 more than the standard 4A. While the Google Pixel 5 goes for $699, which is $100 less from the $799 the Pixel 4 started at.
Both phones will be available from October 15th in Japan, with eight more countries to follow in November, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
While Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G will be available the US through Verizon, Google Fi, and unlocked from Google’s online store for $699 on October 29th. You can pre-order the Pixel 5 right now, or join the waitlist for the Pixel 4A 5G on the Google Store.
With the Pixel 4A 5G, Google is introducing a budgeted or less expensive 5G phone with a larger 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED HDR display, 413 PPI, with 1080pixels resolution, standard 60Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
On the other hand, the Pixel 5 sports a 6-inch 1080 pixels FHD+ OLED HDR display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 432 PPI, sightly upgraded 90Hz refresh rate with support for Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
In order to elaborate on its “affordable” rate, Google is offering what has been missing from its flagship phones, it is a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Pixel 5 is thin at 8.0mm, weighs 151g, and the Pixel 4A 5G measures 8.2mm and weighs 168g.
It is powered by a slightly faster processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, that is also available on the Pixel 5, which is still less competitive with other flagship devices with Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus.
However, the Pixel 4A 5G comes in 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM on the Pixel 5, both with 128GB internal storage. Both devices also support 5G networks and run on Android 11 OS.
There is 5G SA/NA 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC as its connectivity. The Pixel 5 comes with a 100% recycled aluminum body, where the Pixel 4a 5G features a soft-touch polycarbonate unibody design.
The Pixel 4A 5G 3885mAh battery capacity is larger than the 3140mAh on Pixel 4A, while the Pixel 5 has a 4080mAh battery capacity at 18W USB-C fast charging. Both phones come with support for a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor scanner.
The cameras are quite identical to each other, offering a primary 12.2-megapixel camera with a 77-degree field of view and both optical and electronic image stabilization, and 16 megapixels ultrawide that shoots at a wider 107 degrees.
On the front display is an 8-megapixel selfie camera that can take portrait mode shots using its Night Sight mode.
Google added some camera features such as a new AI-powered Portrait Light mode that allows you to adjust the lighting on portrait mode shots.
Also added a Cinematic Pan setting for panning shots, and three new stabilization modes for shooting smoother video, and Extreme Battery Saver mode that promises to help stretch your battery life to up to 48 hours.
As expected, the Google Pixel 4A lacks the wireless charging or water resistance, where the Pixel 5 has support for IPX8 water resistance, and reverse wireless charging. Both mobile handsets come with support for the Titan M Security chip.