It’s been long overdue, but it’s finally here. Google has announced the Pixel 5a.

Obviously, the Google Pixel 5a 5G is a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 5 series from last year, and coming out just a few months until the Pixel 6 series.


Unlike other Android OEMs, the Pixel series has always been about user experience and not just big numbers. Still, the Pixel 5a wants to impress by sporting the trusty Snapdragon 765G midrange 5G processor.

It also has a company 6.34-inch OLED screen, but only with the traditional 60Hz refresh rate. The battery is quite decent at 4,680mAh — bigger than its predecessor. It also settles for an 18W charger.


Unlike other 48MP-equipped midrange phones, this one has a 12-megapixel main camera, which we expect can rival the pixel-packed one with its larger individual pixels and brighter f/1.7 aperture. It’s joined by a sharp 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel one on the front.

Since it’s made by Google themselves, it’s guaranteed to receive major OS upgrades and security patches for at least three years.


The Google Pixel 5a 5G has a price of EUR449 (around Php26,500) and is now available in the United States through the Google Store website.

  • Android 11 (minimum 3 years of OS and security updates)
  • Single nano SIM + eSIM
  • 6.34-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 413ppi
  • HDR, Always-on Display
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor
  • Adreno 620 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Titan M security module
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 12-megapixel (dual-pixel PDAF, f/1.7, OIS) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Stereo speakers
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 154.9 x 73.7 x 7.6mm
  • Weight: 183g
  • Color: Mostly Black
  • 4,680mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast charging

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