Do you think the Pixel 5 is worth $350 more than the Pixel 4a?

Google Pixel 5Source: Hayato Huseman / Android Central

I think it’s safe to say that Google had a pretty strong year for its Pixel series. The Pixel 4a stands out as one of the very best deals the market has to offer, the 4a 5G is a great budget option for under $500, and the Pixel 5 is one of our top picks for the best Android phone of 2020.

All three phones deliver a ton of value for their respective price points, but when it comes to the lowest-end Pixel 4a and most expensive Pixel 5, how do the two compare? There are some obvious compromises the 4a had to make in order to hit its $349 retail price, but does the Pixel 5 offer enough upgrades to justify costing twice as much?

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Some of our AC forum members recently got to talking about the phones, saying:


12-18-2020 04:55 PM

Have two pixel’s 5 and 4a.
5 has more ram and 5g bands….next gen chipset
4a SOC handles it’s hardware better.
5 has the SOC tripped out.
Don’t know if its a memory stack thing or/and band search …
SD765 5g is not a bad chipset. Samsung S20 FE 5G suffers a bit of the same thing.
will take a bit of time for things to shake out.
Their all good phones. However, it is what it is.



12-18-2020 05:32 PM

I just got my 5 about 3 weeks ago… Upgraded from my 3 XL… I love it so far!



12-18-2020 08:14 PM

Pixel 5 battery been very good, Solid device!



12-18-2020 09:34 PM

Yeah mustang dude I completely agree with everything … the 5 is amazing!


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