Pixel 5a unboxing & camera test: just as good as the Pixel 5


The new Pixel 5a from Google has arrived, delivering a new mid0range smartphone within Google’s lineup. While the design of the phone and the processor aren’t anything to write home about, the camera system on this phone certainly is.

You’re probably already familiar with this 12MP main camera and 16MP ultrawide camera setup on the back of the phone with an 8MP selfie camera up front since it’s exactly what Google gave us last year on the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G. The difference this time around is that these cameras are now featured on a $450 smartphone which should make the Pixel 5a the best mid-range device for capturing photos and video.

Take a look at the video and photo gallery below to get a detailed look at the camera capabilities of the new Pixel 5a. We’ll be putting together multiple camera comparison as well with the Pixel 5a to see how it hold up when compared to the best mid-range and flagship smartphones of 2021.

Pixel 5a camera specifications

  • Rear cameras: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (main), 16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide)
  • Selfie camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm
  • Video capture: 4K@30/60fps (rear), 1080p@30fps (selfie)

Pixel 5a camera samples

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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