Google Pixel 5A: Spot the Difference!

פורסם בתאריך 17 אוג 2021
Pixel 5A vs Pixel 4A 5G. A budget smartphone refresh for the history books.
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Phone provided by Google for review.



  • How much this phone actually costs?

  • They quietly discontinued the 5, 5A and even the 4A with 5G here in the UK a while before the Pixel 6 got properly announced, seems like they don't want any 5G competition cannibalising their sales.

  • what's the background noise? its so annoying?

  • How to purchase Google Pixel 6

  • You kinda suck at reviewing phone for their actual value

  • I'm already looking forward for the pixel 6a

  • Now the 5A VS 5A 5G

  • When does the 6A come out after the 6


  • I've been looking around waiting for this phone to come to someplace like Best Buy and then a quick Google search said it would only be sold on the Google store? Anybody know if this is going to be the case?

    • I got this phone and absolutely hate it. You aren't missing out.

  • Damn, it's a shame Google changed the camera looks in Pixel 6. I like the 4a/5/5a much more. Great minimalistic design, in my opinion.

    • I like it too. But they want to differentiate them self

  • Intro Track is Right Down Left Up by 20syl

  • should they release the a series with the flagships, like apple?

  • Just gonna wait for pixel 6a

  • That fucking phone costs 1000€ in my country. Literally.

  • Why 60 hz???

  • have the 5A coming in a little late for my birthday (my birthday is today) and for someone who forgets to pug in my phone at night sometimes its amazing that it has a bigger battery

  • They should upgrade the Display REFRESH RATE 60 FROM 120HZ. Because the phone battle field all ready have at least 90hz weapon.😐

  • Does it have international warranty?

  • I DON'T TRUST PIXELS, MY 4A HAD A LOT OF touchscreen sensitivity issues. It's a common problem, look it up.

    • Really? Maybe it took a shock while shipping

  • The dream phone is the Pixel 5 body, >60Hz, and cheap.

    • Watching this after your detailed studio tour, I can just reimagine the places you are shooting instantly. Curiously it actually makes things more interesting! It's like I'm having some insider info ;)

  • When this phone will come to Europe?

  • You are really smart

  • So they put the price down so they made a the chip to be affordable so it can be cheaper 🤔 that cool because people who can't afford for a more expensive phone they can get a budget phone like pixel

  • You right they trying to sell these pixel and making a lot of them

  • So they Basically made the same phone until 🤔the new pixels 6 comes out

  • Yes that looks nice 💥💥💥

  • Who's watching on a 5a?

    • Do you plan on buying the new pixel 6?

    • "This is the smallest change I've ever seen" iPhone X and Xs? Littarely every iPhone and iPhone s? iPhone 8 and iPhone SE?

  • Does this phone supports wireless charging?

    • No

  • Does it come with Gorilla glass 3 or 6????

  • USA: Pixel 4a 5g vs 5a, very similar but still launched. India: 4a vs 5a huge difference, still not launched. Reason: Value for money is higher in other smartphones.

  • I hope they keep the updates going for the 5a.

  • contemplating getting a pixel 5 before they run out of stock since all we get is 6gb unless we get a phone that's all ridiculous looking like most new phones.

  • Rock solid software experience, amazing camera, waterproof, metal unibody, large OLED screen, 3 years of OS support, headphone jack and insanely good battery life. All for under $500. This is THE best bang for the buck, hands down!

  • Would have bought a Pixel 5A if it was available in Denmark! It's not. So I'm going with a OnePlus Nord 2. It's frustrating when you want a specific phone but you can't buy it in your region.

  • i've watched alot of your reviews and for some reason, when your talking about android phones, you're very critical about everything....but your iphone reviews are not the same....your very forgiving of apple and their overpriced, boring phones....which you reviewers seem to love......i keep hearing reviewers say that things just work on iphones....well things just work on my pixel but you wont hear reviewers mention that.....just my opinion ........

    • Which pixel do you have?

  • I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and was thinking about the 5a 5G. If I get it that'll be my first Pixel. Seems really good I'll probably get it.

    • If you will get it. I will be happy to buy your s20 fe. For real Cz I just want a solid phone with a good camera like s20 fe pixel 4a/5a or iPhone Xs

  • like it

  • 😃😃😃

  • I'd like to buy this one, but Google said nope to germany :(

  • Google: Makes 449$ Pixel Indians 😀 Also Google: Not releasing it in India Indians 😑

  • 7k battery for P6

    • Took delivery of mine yesterday and I absolutely love it. Camera is fantastic, battery life is solid, and it's nice and responsive. Definitely a solid choice for a midrange phone.

  • I hope Google keeps the A series. A solid mid ranger. For a good price with an IPX rating and great camera.

  • Pixel 4A 5G to Pixel 5A 5G = iPad 8 2020 to iPad 9 2021

  • Wait in America do isp have control of different districts??? Here in Ireland nearly every single one of our isp have a 100% country wide coverage map so even in the country side you can pick what isp you want from over 6 options. Each has upwards of 1gbps speeds if you're willing to pay for it

  • Can someone please explain the changes in Google photos unlimited storage. Does Pixel5a have unlimited storage in "storage saver quality"? And does the 4a still have unlimited storage in "Original quality"?

  • Its got a better batt6than they 5!

  • Please review galaxy A series too

  • And it will take forever to launch in India

  • i really need to see a drop test before buying this, im seeing so many bad reviews about the screen cracking far easier than other phones

  • Not just the same... but mostly.

  • Is the 5a a gsm phone?

  • If they want to make Pixel 6 sell more, it's time for them to expand to other markets. I'd definitely buy a 6a with Tensor chip though, that'll be the dopest budget phone.

  • There needs to be a pixel xl to be honest !

  • I was holding out for a 6 or 6 Pro but my old Pixel 2XL just bit the dust. Wondering if it is worth limping along and waiting/paying for a 6/6Pro, or whether I should just settle for the 5A.

    • Get the 5a or 6 pro because the regular 6 has a really bad cheap bezzels.. like samsung's $250 galaxy A32 :)

  • Google would sell more phones, if they open official stores in many places. I'm living in Poland, no official Google store available, so even if I like pixel a lot...I can't buy it. That's sucks as hell.

  • How does it compare to Galaxy S20 FE?

  • Only real competition is iPhone SE

    • Naaah bruh, I like apple but pixel 5a easly destroy iPhone se, for sure, in every aspect :D

  • Good Lord google pls europe ahhhhhhhhhh

  • I like your colorful rug

  • Recently bought a pixel 3 brand new, performs similarly as a pixel 5

  • The 5a 5g release was perfectly timed for me. I wanted (well needed honestly, I've been running off a gifted obsolete s7 for two years now, ugh) a phone with a great camera that does the essentials and will have support as long as possible as up till now I'd largely used hand-me-downs with limited future update support. I'm not interested in paying extra for the pixel 6 due to my own budget and even a pixel 6a I imagine is going to be around a 600-700 dollar device at a low estimate. I'm very excited for their success though and I hope the pixel 6 manages to compete with the devices it's trying to compete with so that google can keep putting out better and better budget and mid-ranged models for us normies and people who don't want to rely on financing and credit for phones. I see the pixel 5a 5g lasting me 4-5 years with how I treat devices and with the proposed EOL and the care program, but I'd love for them to be successful enough with the Pixel 6 and their own cpu architecture to have tempting budget friendly upgrades to offer me before then.

  • Hope pixel series will make a re-entey into indian market..

  • I'm on a 4a and my photos beat all my iPhone Samsung friends consistently. I think Google has just done phones too well. Everything works.

  • So excited for the 6! Must be a huge release.

  • I am 68 years old, and this is my first phone. I live in California and tested it by calling my sister in Ohio. I spoke with my sister for an hour ( yeah, I know ), the call was loud and clear the entire time. Great phone

    • I'm 18 and saving to get one too :)

  • Was looking forward for a Pixel 5a review, got an ad for the Pixel 6 instead. Thanks.

  • 5G mmWave that 4a 5G have but not including in 5a 5G

    • I have a Moto G fast atm. This seems like the perfect mid tier upgrade for me from what I've seen. Anything cheaper is not enough of an upgrade yet anything higher in specs is too expensive of an upgrade for an upgrade I don't need.

  • I guess they'd already signed contracts that would cost too much to get around 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • dont forget apple iphone, they are making us play the same game, spot the difference xD

    • You say like not seeing a design change is a bad thing, except it's often quite the opposite. When you have a great design that feels good in the hand, why bother changing it. Just so people know you're not a peasant running around with last gen? Because that's the only valid reason I can think of why one would change a perfectly good design.

  • Well, I just ordered one. The second I saw it was available, I ordered it. I have an old 3a XL that is starting to get tired. One thing I have to say is that even though the specs are just like the 4A that's partly because the 4A was packed with features. For that cost, the RAM and everything is just incredible.

    • How's the camera (portrait) and navigation

  • what about google Fi?

  • Looks very very cheap

  • I need those wallpapers 🥲

  • 450 is budget now? I bought my OnePlus 6T for 499 5-6 months after it released and it was considered a high-end phone 😮 Gonna have to make it last another year I need to save up lol

  • Better strategy should have been to release more vibrant colours for the 4a itself, skipping the new 'a' launch completely

  • I'm currently using the Pixel 4a 5G and there are things that are frustrating about it. Especially the overheating issue when livestreaming or just living in California during the summer. So the Pixel 6 sounds really tempting. Even this 5a sounds tempting cuz of the bigger battery and waterproofing. But I'm wondering if I should just wait until the Pixel 6a that will hopefully be running on the Tensor chip as well. Thanks for the informative video once again!!!

  • Apple : drops charger from next launch Google: I'm gonna end Tim's whole career,..... Guys.... Make this available in only US and Japan cuz their data is valuable

  • Should I wait for it to launch in india or rather find something else?

    • So, this is my new phone. I've been a very faithful pixel user for years and years and years. Ironically the only reason I purchased this phone was because there was a (I didn't know this at the time) massive software issue with the battery that essentially turned my 4xl into a brick. so hearing that the only improvement is the battery is a huge bonus for me because, well, that's really the only thing I didn't like about my 4xl. That and it's almost impossible to find people to fix this phone as it isn't as universally serviceable as other phones. As iphones have switched to USB C ports, I no longer have the issue of being randomly stranded somewhere and not having a charger because most people have them. To me, pixels have the superior camera and that's kind of important to me as a (cringe) "influencer". For me the camera, and the integration with google stuff makes the pixels a no brainer, but when they break (which is honestly rare), they are incredibly stressful to fix.

  • Just ordered a Pixel 5A through Google Fi for $9/month subscription. The phone costs $216 over 2 years... not bad!

  • Let's see if he will play "spot the difference" with iphone 13.

  • So yeah, after seeing the new iPhone lineup, sure, Google is a lazy company when it comes to their Pixel's design...... C'mon.....

  • Google became more Apple than Apple

  • After watching all your videos specifically about smartphone now i am able to understand much more about new smartphone lineup and price justifications for certain models , btw i am very big fan of pixel lineup from india and stuck bcz pixel 5a is not launched india and i m just curious about how can i get pixel 5a in india maybe you could guide me about this

  • I'm kinda mad I got the 4a 5g about 6 months ago. Idk how the 4a 5g is cheaper than the 5a. Doest make sense

  • Getting tired of my iPhone XR and I’d rather had this than an SE… and if I buy a new phone I’m paying in cash..

  • Stop acting like a headphone jack is a bonus it makes it less water-resistant haven't even used a headphone jack since I don't even know when and I'm not even rich I always buy mid-tier phones at most like more often than not whenever I need to get a new phone I need to get a new phone so I get a cheap one like $100 or so. They put in a slightly bigger haptic sensor or anyting anything whatsoever other than a headphone jack which is another hole that makes it less water resistant

  • I'm getting this phone

    • Love the simplicity. Pixel 4a was just one color, Pixel 5a is just two countries and I can't buy it. I am a minimalist and I truly appreciate this. Now I get to hold nothing, which truly is a big step for budget pixels.

    • This can only mean we should expect a big battery in the Pixel 6 series. Love to see it 👌🏾

  • Google should release their "a" series along with their new phones, i.e. the 5a should come out with the Pixel 6, the 6a should be released simultaneously with the Pixel 7, etc .

  • I’m glad you got the phone. I ordered mine on the 9th supposed to get it today and they didn’t even give it to the shipper

  • The only thing I don't like about it is the 3.5mm connector is on the top

    • I just want the fingerprint sensor on the back of flagships again. I like wireless charging and don't feel like settling for a cheap phone or settling for an expensive one.

  • Do you think samsung galalxsy s20 fe is a good phone ???

  • No laser focus? Guess last year will be better! 3:49

  • Slow reaction to the shutter button.

  • Google started doing a 2yr phone subscription thing through Fi. I think part of the reason for the 5a was to let users know "hey look, there will be a new phone for you when it's time to upgrade"

  • I think I'll just keep my 4XL it's the only phone I've ever had that has had 0 slowdown after 3 to 4 years of use.

  • So if I caught him correctly at around 4:00 the 5A is $50 cheaper than the 4A 5G. I do know they're discontinuing the 4A 4g. Well they're not going to be making them anymore. I've wanted to try a Pixel for months now, I've always only had Samsung. But I'm being a little crazy about it. I've probably watched 200 videos, always talking to people.. most likely it will be the 5A I purchase. I just wish it was a tad smaller. That's one of the best things about Google phones as well, your pocket doesn't look like you're carrying around an encyclopedia. They make tablets and smart TV'S for a reason.

  • 14kk subs....says nothing about horrible PWM....noicee

  • Sir,Can u tell me does 5A support in India if i import from usa