Google Pixel 5A: Spot the Difference!

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Marques Brownlee

Marques Brownlee

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Pixel 5A vs Pixel 4A 5G. A budget smartphone refresh for the history books.
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Kirk Damato
Kirk Damato 6 שעות לפני
This was a very helpful review, thank you! It helped me make my decision of which new phone to get.
Lalu Yadav
Lalu Yadav יום לפני
Watching the video on my 4a and quite happy with my phone.
candy5742 4 ימים לפני
I have a 3 a with a shot battery, should I get it?
msj56 16 שעות לפני
I have a 3A as well and I'm thinking about buying the 5A.
Nearn 4 ימים לפני
impactguns2 5 ימים לפני
Don't buy this phone it is a riddled with issues. It is the second worst phone I have owned.
For Yeshua
For Yeshua 5 ימים לפני
Everywhere that I see, the Pixel 5a only has Gorilla Glass 3. Can you confirm it's 6?
Aerohk 8 ימים לפני
5a is a great insult to those who bought the regular version
Aid Eplicit
Aid Eplicit 8 ימים לפני
I'm in love with this phone 😰
Ankur S
Ankur S 11 ימים לפני
Can anyone please confirm the dimensions of 5a' retail packing? roughly?
C 14 ימים לפני
i want a smaller phone with headphone jack. Any recommendations 🥲
PS PS 15 ימים לפני
Pixel 5A has Gorilla Glass 3.
Vinit Phatak
Vinit Phatak 18 ימים לפני
I think they should bring something like fan edition way samsung did Top specs at lower prices
Victor B
Victor B 20 ימים לפני
Great video bought the pixel 4xl and it was trash battery sucked speakers died first day had to return it. Back to my pixel 2 and it's still running strong. Thinking of trying this pixel 5 hopefully it's a way different situation.
J 14 ימים לפני
wait for a few days and the 5a will be on discount
Eduardo Ramirez
Eduardo Ramirez 20 ימים לפני
Wish Google would make pixel minis. I’d jump back to Pixels if they did.
Tal Sharon
Tal Sharon 27 ימים לפני
Would you recommend Google Pixel 5A or Samsung Galaxy S20 FE?
S. Crawford
S. Crawford 29 ימים לפני
But if your like me or anyone else upgrading from 3a XL or even older phone this is a huge upgrade!!
Sayed raza
Sayed raza חודש לפני
That wallpaper name on backdrops ?
Timothy Hull
Timothy Hull חודש לפני
Digging your content. On the subject of Google pixel, wanted to get your thoughts. With pixel 6 being redesigned and having a new in-house processor I was thinking about going with pixel 5A until the pixel 7 comes out. Thoughts?
ChromaFox חודש לפני
@Timothy Hull yeah I ended up buying the 6 Pro. I intend to use the phone for years as the last phone I bought is the Pixel 2 and the iPhone 6 before that, so I wanted to go all out. For the UK Google didn't give me a choice tbh, I was considering the 5 and they said they were going to get more in stock, but then discontinued it along with the 5a and the 4a 5G, so they were only selling the regular 4a just before the 6 dropped.
Timothy Hull
Timothy Hull חודש לפני
@ChromaFoxI've been running the same phone since 2017 a Moto z Droid Force. I was really looking forward to the Kyocera new ultra but they seem to have had nothing but problems. The 5A or the 6 is probably going to blow me away with features and build quality. It's not that I haven't wanted a new phone or can afford it I'm E-Waste conscious and if something is serving the purpose I prefer to just wear it out then buy new. if it was you would you go for the 5A or jump to the six pro which is twice the price?
ChromaFox חודש לפני
Definitely sounds like a valid option, with Google promising about 5 years of security updates for the 6 and doing so much work redesigning, and also focusing even more on sustainability with recycled materials, I'm wondering if they'll lengthen the release schedules between phones to cut down on e-waste and focus more on supporting existing phones for longer and focus on selling services rather than trying to scratch a profit out of actual device sales, would make sense why the regular Pixel 6 price is such a good deal.
nick strickland
nick strickland חודש לפני
Did you ever think maybe they just had left over silicon from before they made tensor a thing so rather than lose money on that hardware they just pushed something to get what they could out of it and grab a bit more cash before they gamble on their new chip. Which seems to be paying off nicely.
Glenn Lisle
Glenn Lisle חודש לפני
Love the budget cost of 5a, but I love deals. You think 5a price will drop on Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Wait one month, or just click 'buy' now?
Mr. Rivas
Mr. Rivas 16 ימים לפני
Casey Bell
Casey Bell חודש לפני
Very good review per usual. I'm wondering if the 4a is the better buy if I'm not getting the 6? I want a good camera and video camera. TY.
srujan chintala
srujan chintala חודש לפני
How much this phone actually costs?
ChromaFox חודש לפני
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.
Rayth חודש לפני
what's the background noise? its so annoying?
कुणाल सिंह
कुणाल सिंह חודש לפני
How to purchase Google Pixel 6
Green Bean
Green Bean חודש לפני
You kinda suck at reviewing phone for their actual value
Ιάσονας Αλιφέρης
Ιάσονας Αλιφέρης חודש לפני
I'm already looking forward for the pixel 6a
WIZ חודש לפני
Now the 5A VS 5A 5G
WIZ חודש לפני
When does the 6A come out after the 6
ALAN DUDE חודש לפני
james townsend
james townsend חודש לפני
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?
J M חודש לפני
Only Google store. I have it and I throughly enjoy it
MEDUSAvsSHOE חודש לפני
I got this phone and absolutely hate it. You aren't missing out.
M K חודש לפני
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.
Alii חודש לפני
I like it too. But they want to differentiate them self
Arcitek חודש לפני
Intro Track is Right Down Left Up by 20syl
San חודש לפני
should they release the a series with the flagships, like apple?
ANS חודש לפני
Just gonna wait for pixel 6a
Tyhjän toimittaja
Tyhjän toimittaja חודש לפני
That fucking phone costs 1000€ in my country. Literally.
Tommaso l
Tommaso l חודש לפני
Why 60 hz???
Sir Milky
Sir Milky חודש לפני
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
renchu rs
renchu rs חודש לפני
They should upgrade the Display REFRESH RATE 60 FROM 120HZ. Because the phone battle field all ready have at least 90hz weapon.😐
SABIN SABU חודש לפני
Does it have international warranty?
Nicholas Ikeh
Nicholas Ikeh חודש לפני
I DON'T TRUST PIXELS, MY 4A HAD A LOT OF touchscreen sensitivity issues. It's a common problem, look it up.
Alii חודש לפני
Really? Maybe it took a shock while shipping
Var חודש לפני
The dream phone is the Pixel 5 body, >60Hz, and cheap.
Ultimate Gohan
Ultimate Gohan 14 ימים לפני
Then just get a used pixel 5 lol
kobe חודש לפני
When this phone will come to Europe?
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells חודש לפני
You are really smart
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells חודש לפני
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
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells חודש לפני
You right they trying to sell these pixel and making a lot of them
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells חודש לפני
So they Basically made the same phone until 🤔the new pixels 6 comes out
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells חודש לפני
Yes that looks nice 💥💥💥
Shahar Feldberg
Shahar Feldberg חודש לפני
Who's watching on a 5a?
Alii חודש לפני
Do you plan on buying the new pixel 6?
srujan chintala
srujan chintala חודש לפני
Does this phone supports wireless charging?
J M חודש לפני
Abhishek Dharme
Abhishek Dharme חודש לפני
Does it come with Gorilla glass 3 or 6????
Sachin Malhotra
Sachin Malhotra חודש לפני
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.
911Glokk חודש לפני
I hope they keep the updates going for the 5a.
John Chaparro
John Chaparro חודש לפני
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.
🎄JollyXBesties🎄 חודש לפני
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!
Peter Clausen
Peter Clausen חודש לפני
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.
spanishh2001 חודש לפני
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 ........
Alii חודש לפני
Which pixel do you have?
YellowMiner12 חודש לפני
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.
YellowMiner12 19 ימים לפני
@Alii I will sell it at a price of about $200-$5 if I get the 5a 5g. For now I'm still considering.
Alii חודש לפני
If you will get it. I will be happy to buy your s20 fe. For real Cz I just want a solid phone with a good camera like s20 fe pixel 4a/5a or iPhone Xs
LANCELOT חודש לפני
like it
Charles Shaw
Charles Shaw חודש לפני
AluRitter חודש לפני
I'd like to buy this one, but Google said nope to germany :(
శి రో
శి రో חודש לפני
Google: Makes 449$ Pixel Indians 😀 Also Google: Not releasing it in India Indians 😑
Jonathas Junior
Jonathas Junior חודש לפני
7k battery for P6
Jthall1990 חודש לפני
I hope Google keeps the A series. A solid mid ranger. For a good price with an IPX rating and great camera.
Prakhar Srivastava
Prakhar Srivastava חודש לפני
Pixel 4A 5G to Pixel 5A 5G = iPad 8 2020 to iPad 9 2021
Carroll Captures
Carroll Captures חודש לפני
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
Cosmic Grim
Cosmic Grim חודש לפני
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"?
Christian Flores
Christian Flores חודש לפני
Its got a better batt6than they 5!
A VS חודש לפני
And it will take forever to launch in India
aidan חודש לפני
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
&y Diaz
&y Diaz 2 חודשים לפני
Not just the same... but mostly.
Naurel Fearon
Naurel Fearon 2 חודשים לפני
Is the 5a a gsm phone?
Rosaria 2 חודשים לפני
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.
Haider Shahid
Haider Shahid 2 חודשים לפני
There needs to be a pixel xl to be honest !
Clay Whitenack
Clay Whitenack 2 חודשים לפני
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.
Alii חודש לפני
Get the 5a or 6 pro because the regular 6 has a really bad cheap bezzels.. like samsung's $250 galaxy A32 :)
Draco 2 חודשים לפני
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.
FieldMarshall 2 חודשים לפני
How does it compare to Galaxy S20 FE?
SB N 2 חודשים לפני
Only real competition is iPhone SE
Alii חודש לפני
Naaah bruh, I like apple but pixel 5a easly destroy iPhone se, for sure, in every aspect :D
Alessio Cataldo
Alessio Cataldo 2 חודשים לפני
Good Lord google pls europe ahhhhhhhhhh
Lala Land
Lala Land 2 חודשים לפני
I like your colorful rug
PC Master Race
PC Master Race 2 חודשים לפני
Recently bought a pixel 3 brand new, performs similarly as a pixel 5
JaySaur 2 חודשים לפני
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.
ujwal shetty
ujwal shetty 2 חודשים לפני
Hope pixel series will make a re-entey into indian market..
Douglas Chan
Douglas Chan 2 חודשים לפני
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.
goodfella 2 חודשים לפני
So excited for the 6! Must be a huge release.
No one is Home
No one is Home 2 חודשים לפני
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
NotNormal29 2 חודשים לפני
Was looking forward for a Pixel 5a review, got an ad for the Pixel 6 instead. Thanks.
Santosh Sethi
Santosh Sethi 2 חודשים לפני
5G mmWave that 4a 5G have but not including in 5a 5G
Loretta _
Loretta _ 2 חודשים לפני
I guess they'd already signed contracts that would cost too much to get around 🤷🏻‍♀️
ZXC Muzix
ZXC Muzix 2 חודשים לפני
dont forget apple iphone, they are making us play the same game, spot the difference xD
Daniel X
Daniel X 2 חודשים לפני
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.
Alii חודש לפני
How's the camera (portrait) and navigation
Andrea Victoria Vela
Andrea Victoria Vela 2 חודשים לפני
what about google Fi?
JCS 2 חודשים לפני
Looks very very cheap
F. L. R.
F. L. R. 2 חודשים לפני
I need those wallpapers 🥲
Marco 2 חודשים לפני
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
Rishi M
Rishi M 2 חודשים לפני
Better strategy should have been to release more vibrant colours for the 4a itself, skipping the new 'a' launch completely
Louis Franco Jr.
Louis Franco Jr. 2 חודשים לפני
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!!!
Little Lego Side
Little Lego Side 2 חודשים לפני
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
Little Lego Side
Little Lego Side 2 חודשים לפני
Should I wait for it to launch in india or rather find something else?
David Westwood
David Westwood 2 חודשים לפני
Just ordered a Pixel 5A through Google Fi for $9/month subscription. The phone costs $216 over 2 years... not bad!
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