Last week, we were talking about the different ways in which Google Pixel 5A would change the game. Now, that the phone has been unveiled, let’s see how many of those we got right.
Turns out, we were pretty much right! Google Pixel 5A 5G was a revamp, but one that improved upon the Pixel 5 in some key areas.
First of all, the display. The Pixel 5A screen is, indeed, bigger than that of Pixel 5, going from 6 inches to 6.34 inches, with a 2400×1080 resolution, but no 90Hz refresh rate in sight. Google preferred to stick with the 60Hz one, unfortunately.
One of the main things we hoped to see on this one was an audio jack, something that Pixel 5 lacked. Indeed, the headphone jack appeared, making many of us incredibly happy.
The camera holds no surprises. You can see we’re still in the dual camera department, with a 12MP f1.7 main and a 16MP f2.2 ultra-wide with just an 8MP f2.0 selfie camera.
However, we are looking at a full aluminum unibody here, that is “mostly black” since we can spot a green hue. Now, I can’t say if that’s just a camera trick or not but hopefully you’ll have the same feeling when you see one of these in reality!
Speaking about seeing them face to face, the Pixel 5A devices will drop only in the U.S. and Japan, as we predicted. Shipping will start on August 26 for the more-than-decent $449 price.
At this amount, Google threw in a bigger battery, by the way. You’ll have on your hands a 4,680mAh cell, loads better than the 4080 mAh one Pixel 5 came with.
The bad news is Google is still clinging to wired charging and you’ll still have to get along with a 18W fast charger.
These are the main things that Pixel 5A 5G improved upon since Pixel 5. For more specs, go here.
What do you think?