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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G - first reviews and even first comparison with OnePlus 8T

On the vastness of the English-speaking Internet appearedfirst Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphone reviews. As it usually happens, a lot of them appeared at once. We, as usual, diligently collect links to them on our website on the pages of the devices - one, two. Those who can read in a foreign language are invited to read, those who can listen are invited to listen. And, of course, everyone, even Losers, is invited to see sample photos.


Photo taken on Pixel 5. Review slashgear.com

It so fortunately coincided that almost simultaneously the reviewers were allowed to publish their reviews of the newly announced OnePlus 8T. And, of course, someone hastened to make a competent comparison.

I remind you. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G were announced a couple of weeks ago.

Smartphones have a lot in common. The chipset is the same, cameras.

In short, the advantages over the Pixel 4a 5G areThe Pixel 5 is next. IP68 water and dust resistant. Screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The body is made of a kind of "recycled aluminum". Better Gorilla Glass 6 vs Gorilla Glass 3. Wireless and reversible wireless charging. More RAM. And there is no normal audio output. Or is the latter not one of the advantages?

Let's go through the filling.

Last year's “pre-flagship” Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with an integrated 5G modem. About three hundred thousand AnTuTu points.

128GB UFS 2.1 flash storage. There is no memory card support. RAM 6 GB for the younger, 8 GB for the older.

Screens. Oddly enough, the Pixel 4a 5G is slightly larger. 6.2 ″ versus 6 ″ in Pixel 5. Matrix - OLED, high resolution, 1080 × 2340 (416 ppi and 430 ppi, respectively). They did not hide the fingerprint scanner under the screen - and that's good. Although, of course, why it was placed on the back is not very clear. In recent months it has begun to seem to me that everyone has come together to the conclusion that the scanner on the side is our everything.

The battery of the Pixel 4a 5G is slightly smaller, 3885 mAhagainst 4080 mAh for the Pixel 5. Both devices support 18W fast charging. Wireless charging, as I said, is available only to the senior in rank.

The front camera is single. The resolution is modest, 8 MP. The rear camera is double, 12 + 16 MP. Main module plus wide angle. Of course, I understand that they are magicians there in Google and will squeeze out everything that is possible from these cameras, and even a little more. But the lack of a telephoto is upsetting.

No sixth Wi-Fi. The rest is a classic full minced meat. NFC, Type-C 3.1, barometer, e-sim ... A huge number of 4G / 5G bands supported.

Android, of course, is the most recent, that is, number 11. Updates to Android 14 inclusive are promised.

Pixel 5 at the start of sales in the US will cost $ 699 (₽54,000), its younger colleague two hundred cheaper - $ 499 (₽38,600). For comparison, last year's Pixel 4 started at $ 799 (₽61,700).

Key features of Google Pixel 4a 5G

Screen OLED, 6.2 ″, 1080 × 2340, 416 ppi, 60 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 3
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
2.4 GHz, 1 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A76), 1 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A76), 6 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 620
Memory 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, no memory card
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO rev.A
Edge
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1,2,5,12,25,28,41,66,71,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12-14,17-20,25,26,28-30,32,38-42,46,48,66,71
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 3885 mAh, fast charging 18.00 W
Dimensions153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm
Weight 168 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 12.2 MP, f / 1.7, 77 °, 1.40μm, [email protected]

- 16 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 107 °, 1.00μm
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, 83 °, 1.12μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
OSAndroid 11
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (back), NFC
USBType-C v3.1

Key features of Google Pixel 5

Screen OLED, 6 ″, 1080 × 2340, 430 ppi, 90 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Flexible OLED, Gorilla Glass 6
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
2.4 GHz, 1 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A76), 1 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A76), 6 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 620
Memory: RAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB, no memory card
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO rev.A
Edge
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1-3,5,7,8,12,28,41,66,71,77,78,258,260,261
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12-14,17-20,25,26,28-30,32,38-42,46,48,66,71
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 4080 mAh, fast charge 18.00 W, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
Dimensions144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm
Weight151 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 12.2 MP, f / 1.7, 77 °, 1.40μm, OIS, EIS, [email protected]

- 16 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 107 °, 1.00μm
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, 83 °, 1.12μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
OSAndroid 11
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (back), NFC
USBType-C v3.1

George Kiselyov