Google has officially announced the Pixel 5a 5G, its mid-range smartphone for 2021 and which will also be the most affordable of its lineup. The new terminal is clearly inspired by the Pixel 2020 models, bringing together some of its best features.
With this arrival, Google returns to bet on a medium market segment in which it has been successful and received, year after year, praise, thanks to the above-average photographic capabilities of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a.
Pixel 5a 5G: real arguments for the mid-range
If in other years we saw a Google somewhat discreet in its mid-range segment proposals, with smartphones that, despite their good quality, were not carried away by the numbers, despite their relatively high price, what is certain is that Google does here a real attack on the market.
The Pixel 5a 5G is a very complete smartphone, as it brings together the best of both Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a XL, with just two cuts, which we’ll talk about later. Thus, the design of this smartphone is a perfect combination between the two 2020 terminals, with a design practically identical to both, in the dimensions of the Pixel 4a XL and with the superior aluminum construction of the Pixel 5.
The Pixel 5a 5G has the same smooth coating as aluminum and in a very attractive new color called Mostly Black. This is not a “mostly black” color, as it is possible to denote a shade of green, reminiscent of the British Racing Green color.
The Pixel 5a 5G specs remain essentially the same as the Pixel 4a 5G, with the new smartphone having a 6.34-inch OLED screen, with Full HD+ resolution and maintaining a refresh rate of 60Hz. Inside, we have the same Snapdragon 765G, accompanied by 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of storage (single configuration).
Interestingly, with the new Pixel 5a 5G, Google was much more generous with the battery, taking better advantage of the space to include a unit with a maximum capacity of 4,680 mAh. This is the largest battery ever equipped in a Google smartphone, which should guarantee autonomy for two days of use. Charging, however, remains at an unimpressive 18W.
The camera chapter also remains unchanged from its predecessor, with the Google Pixel 5a 5G hitting the market with a 12MP main sensor (f/1.7 aperture) and a 16MP wide angle (f/2.2 aperture), while at the front the 8MP camera is also kept.
Although many of the details coincide with the aforementioned smartphones, the Pixel 5a 5G turns out to be a nice proposition, with stereo speakers and a 3.5mm audio input jack (even including the biggest battery ever on a Google smartphone). Note that this is the only smartphone in the segment to arrive with a fingerprint reader on the back in 2021.
Google Pixel 5a 5G Specifications
- 6.34″ inches
- Full HD+
- 60Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Processor
- Up to 6GB of RAM memory
- Up to 128GB of internal memory
- 12MP f/1.7 + 16MP f/2.2 (wide-angle)
- Fast charging to 18W
- Other Features
- fingerprint reader
- IP67 certification
- Stereo Speakers
- 3.5mm audio input
- Operating System
- Android 11
Google Pixel 5A 5G Price and availability
Google has announced that its new model is available on pre-order starting today for the US and Japan for a price of $449 (approximately 380 euros), with sales starting on August 26th.