Now that the Pixel 5 has officially launched, Google’s other new Pixel phone has become available for pre-order.
The Google Pixel 4a 5G can now be pre-ordered from Google and Amazon. The unlocked model is priced at $499 and works with all major carriers. There’s also a Verizon-specific model that’s $100 more, includes support for the carrier’s mmWave-based 5G Ultra Wideband network, and comes in a special Clearly White color option.
While the Verizon version of the Pixel 4a 5G does cost more than the unlocked variant, customers who activate a new line on Verizon and sign up for an unlimited plan can save $239 on the Pixel 4a 5G.
There are a few differences between the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 to be aware of. The Pixel 4a 5G has a slightly larger display but does not have the high refresh rate option of the Pixel 5. Both phones use the same Snapdragon 765G processor and have the same cameras, but the Pixel 4a 5G has 6GB of RAM while the Pixel 5 has 8GB.
Also of note is that the Pixel 4a 5G doesn’t have the IP68 water resistance and wireless charging of its Pixel 5 sibling, but it does have a 3.5mm headphone jack, something the Pixel 5 lacks. And the Pixel 4a 5G is a couple hundred dollars cheaper, too.
Pre-orders of the Pixel 4a 5G are currently expected to be delivered around November 19 or 20. Now that the Pixel 5 has launched and the Pixel 4a 5G is nearly here, too, which of Google’s new phones interests you more?