Google Pixel 5A review

Google Pixel 5A
Google Pixel 5a camera result


The Google Pixel 5A is the third iteration of Google’s Pixel “A” Series: smartphones based on the Google Pixel experience made with lower-cost entry points in mind.

There’s also now more emphasis on battery life and water resistance. The latter is a welcome feature to the “A” Pixel family. The phone Is very similar to the Pixel 4a 5G in size, appearance, and specs.

Although it has the same chipset, RAM, and layout, the dimensions are slightly different, less than a millimeter difference in each dimension.

The battery capacity is significantly better: about 15% more capacity than the Pixel 4a 5G.

The phone’s is made of a sturdier aluminum and resin unibody like the Pixel 5. The new build is also IP67 water resistant.

The Google Pixel’s cameras are of the biggest selling points for the Pixel phones, but you’ll soon learn that its hardware is exactly the same as the 4A 5G and the Pixel 5’s, verbatim.  Performance is also predictably decent on the Snapdragon 765G paired with 6GB of RAM.

Compare the 5A to the Pixel 4A

Both are so close in dimensions. At 154.9×73.3×7.6 mm, the 5a is just 1mm longer, 0.3mm narrower, and 0.6mm thinner than the 4a 5G. It also weighs more at 183g (4a 5G was 168g).

Camera compare

The Pixel 5 and 4a 5G, including a 12.2MP main camera and 16MP ultra-wide.

Screen compare

A 6.34″ OLED screen with a traditional 60Hz refresh rate. This display has a resolution of 1080×2400 px, coming out to about 413 ppi. Support for HDR video is nice to have on this bright and vivid screen.

Battery life
The Google Pixel 5a has a 4,680 mAh battery, which pairs nicely with the power-efficient Snapdragon 765G.

The Google Pixel 5a receives an overall score of 122h, the highest of any Google Pixel device that we’ve tested. The previous record for a Pixel device was held by another “a” Series Pixel, the 3A XL scored 98h.

Google Pixel 5A 5G specification


Technology GSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71
5G Network 1, 2, 5, 12, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G


Dimensions 154.9 x 73.7 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.90 x 0.30 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame, aluminum back
SIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)


Display Type OLED, HDR
Size 6.34 inches, 97.0 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~415 ppi density)
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Always-on display


Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


Operating System Android 11, upgradable to Android 13
Chipset Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core
1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime
1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold
6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver
GPU Adreno 620


Card Slot No
Internal Storage 128GB 6GB RAM


Camera main Dual
12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm, (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
Features LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
Camera selfie Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm
Features Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps


Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1


Battery Type Li-Po 4680 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W
USB Power Delivery 2.0


Colors Mostly Black
Performance AnTuTu: 291303 (v8)
GeekBench: 1337 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 19fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Type Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Battery life 122h

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