The simultaneous launch of two new Google Pixel series smartphones has Android fans excited and slightly confused. For starters, the Google Pixel 5 series is considered a flagship phone. Still, it doesn’t have the highest-end chipset onboard, opting for the Qualcomm 765g, which gives both this smartphone and the lower end, Google Pixel 4a 5G, its compatibility with the latest 5G networks. Most dramatic is the significantly smaller price point.
Where the Google Pixel 5 5G shows its flagship-ness with the screen. The Pixel 5 5G has a new flexible OLED screen at 6.2-inches and a 90Hz display. It also gets a bigger battery (4080 mAh) to drive it. The screen on the Pixel 5 5G is also bezel-less, which is different than the previous 4 series, giving it a more modern look in-line with other flagship phones.
While it’s not significantly bigger than the 3885 mAh of the Pixel 4a 5G, it will help even out the higher refresh screen’s higher consumption. The Pixel 5 5G also gets a bump to 8GBs of RAM, which is 2 more GBs than the Pixel 4a 5G, but it loses the headphone jack. It’s gone for a good reason, though.
Unlike the Google Pixel 5 5G, the 4a 5G is not water-resistant. The headphone jack’s omission allows Google to seal things up, giving better resistance to the elements. Another feature that puts it into more flagship territory is the Qi wireless charging on board the Pixel 5 5G. Reverse wireless charging is also supported, letting you charge up your wireless earbuds.
You can check out our unboxing of the Google Pixel 4a 5G right here.
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