Sep 30th, 2020

Google’s smartphone lineup just got a bit more complicated today with the launch of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. While these two new phones may sound quite different, they’re nearly identical when it comes to their specs. In order to show you how similar these two devices are and how they also differ from the Pixel 4a, we’ve put together a detailed comparison table.

The Pixel 4a 5G is really just a Pixel 5 Lite

We think it’s a good thing that Google isn’t chasing other manufacturers to build a $1,000 smartphone, but there’s still quite a bit of confusion over which Pixel smartphone you should buy in 2020. Take a look at the table below and let us know which device you’d rather spend your money on.

Pixel 5 Pixel 4a 5G Pixel 4a
Price $699 $499 $349
Screen size 6.0-inches 6.2-inches 5.81-inches
Resolution 2400×1080 2400×1080 1080 x 2340
Density 432 ppi 413 ppi  
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
RAM 8GB 6GB 6GB
Storage 128GB 128GB 64GB
Battery 4080 mAh 3885 mAh 3140 mAh
OS Android 11 Android 11 Android 10
Rear camera Dual cameras: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS,
16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
Dual cameras: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS,
16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
Single camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Front camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm
Bluetooth v5.0 v5.0 v5.0
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions 144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm 169.2 x 72.6 x 8.2 mm 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
Weight 151g 168g 143g
Water Resistance IP68 No No
Wireless Charging Yes No No
Special features 18W fast charging, reverse wireless charging, 90Hz refresh rate display, 5G connectivity 18W fast charging, 3.5mm headphone jack, 5G connectivity 18W fast charging, 3.5mm headphone jack