Google has finally launched the Pixel 5a, which is almost an identical twin to last year’s Google Pixel 4a 5G. There are slight changes in the specifications and the colour, but in terms of price range, the changes are enough to conquer the market of mid-range phones. The Google Pixel 5a is launched for 449 USD (Price in pakistan will be almost 74000 Rs), which makes it one of the best choices in this price range.
At least the price of the Pixel 5a hasn’t increased compared to the 4a 5G, and for owners of last year’s Google Pixel 4a (without 5G) – and even more so if you have an older Pixel phone – there are plenty of reasons to buy the new Pixel 5a. It’s a great mid-range phone at a reasonable price.
The Pixel 5a has the same Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as the Pixel 4a 5G, so there are no improvements in its specs. The Pixel 5a also has the same cameras as its predecessor: a 12 MP main camera and a 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera on the back, as well as an 8 MP front camera.
What’s different. The battery, for one: the Pixel 5a’s power supply has more capacity (4,680 mAh) than the Pixel 4a’s (3,140 mAh) or the Pixel 4a 5G’s (4,080 mAh). The phone is also slightly larger, with a 6.34-inch Full HD Plus OLED display (compared to the 6.2-inch screen on the 4a 5G) and – as was the first for Google’s cheaper a-series phones – it’s dust and water resistant (IP67, so the phone can be safely submerged in up to a metre of water for 30 minutes).
In short, the phone isn’t much better than its predecessor, but it’s still one of the best mid-range devices you can buy. It’s unlikely to impress anyone looking for real innovation, but it’s likely Google is holding back big updates for the Google Pixel 6, powered by the Tensor chipset, which arrives later this year.