Google Pixel 5a 5G smartphone review: Price in Pakistan 2021
Google Pixel 5a 5G is a new smartphone in the lineup, the success of which was predictable. Last year’s Pixel 4a was incredibly good, so I was curious to see how Google can surprise users this time around.
The Pixel 5a 5G retains all the advantages of the previous model, the battery has become larger, and the price has even decreased. Google has a $ 449 phone on its website, and for that money you get 5G support, amazing cameras, a compact body, water resistance and long battery life. Don’t believe the new Pixel 5a is good at everything? Read my review.
Google Pixel 5a 5G specifications
|Screen||6.34 inches OLED, 60Hz, 2400 x 1080p resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 415 ppi|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G SM7250 (7nm) Octa-core (1 × 2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime + 1 × 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold + 6 × 1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)|
|Inner memory||128 GB non-expandable|
|System and software||Android 11|
|Front camera||8-MP, f / 2.0, 24mm, wide-angle, 1.12um, Auto-HDR, 1080p video at 30 fps|
|Main camera||12.2-MP, f / 1.7, 27mm, wide-angle, 1 / 2.55-inch, 1.4um, dual-pixel PDAF, OIS + 16-MP, f / 2.2, 119˚, ultra wide-angle, 1 , 0 μm LED flash, pixel shift, auto-HDR, panorama, 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60/120/240 fps; gyroscope-EIS|
|Communication and connections||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS , USB Type-C 3.1|
|Networks||GSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G HSDPA 850/900/1700 (AWS) / 1900/2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 4G bands 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 bands 1, 2, 5, 12, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA / NSA / Sub6|
|Audio and sound||Stereo speakers, 3.5 mm|
|Sensors||Fingerprint scanner (back), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery||Li-Po 4680 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 18 W, Power Delivery 2.0|
|Materials (edit)||Gorilla Glass 3 front, aluminum frame, aluminum back|
|Dimensions and weight||154.9 x 73.7 x 7.6 mm, 183 grams|
|Price||From $ 449|
Unboxing and kit
The box that the Pixel 5a 5G smartphone comes in is similar to the one we’ve seen from Google for years. The front part shows the phone in full size, and when you remove the cover, it lies face down.
You will also find under the plastic backing:
- USB Type C to USB-C charging cable
- 18W charger
- USB-C to USB-A adapter
- Documentation and operating instructions.
Google calls the bundled adapter a “fast switch adapter.” It allows you to transfer data from another phone to the Pixel.
Design and appearance
Apart from the upcoming Pixel 6, all Google smartphones look pretty much the same.
Despite the very minimalistic design, all the elements are in place and perform a specific function. The only thing that traditionally attracts attention on the new Google Pixel 5a 5G is the mint-colored power key.
The build quality is as reliable as possible, there is even IP67 water protection – for the first time in the line. Even though the phone’s body is made of plastic, it has a pleasant coating, which, alas, collects a lot of prints. Moreover, unlike glass, it is not so easy to wipe them off plastic with an ordinary cloth.
At the top, on the left side of the Pixel 5a’s back cover, is a small square module with cameras. Below, in the center – a fingerprint scanner, and almost at the bottom, a simple logo in the form of the letter G. The bezels around the screen are thin, which makes the 5a more reminiscent of a flagship than last year’s Pixel 4a .
Google is proud of the Pixel 5a display – the company notes that the screen here is the largest of any bezel-less Pixel.
We get a 6., 43-inch Full HD OLED panel that boasts high brightness and rich colors. For its segment, the display is really excellent here, although the refresh rate is only 60 Hz. It is convenient to use your smartphone outdoors on a sunny day. After taking photos, you don’t have to look for shadows to appreciate the captured image, the panel brightness of the Pixel 5a is very high.
The viewing angles have also been improved over previous models. When using the Pixel 4a, users noticed that at any angle of the device, the shades changed. The new Google Pixel 5a 5G has no such problems – the image is always the same, from almost any angle.
Google Pixel 5a 5G screen bezels
After using a smartphone with an OLED screen, you will hardly want to return to the LCD panel. Blacks are striking in their depth, which is especially powerful in atmospheric games like Limbo or Blade Runner 2049. Genshin Impact anime-style graphics or Dead Cells pixel art look amazing, and even regular YouTube videos look different.
Google Pixel 5a 5G display
With the default color profile active, sRGB coverage is 119.3% and DCI-P3 coverage is 84.5%. The shades are richer than the iPhone SE 2 (111.2% for sRGB), however, the color accuracy of the Apple smartphone is higher, because the Delta-E is only 0.2, while the Pixel 5a has 0.32 (the closer to 0, the better).
Maximum brightness can only be achieved in Adaptive Mode. It stays below 500 nits here, which is surprising compared to 680 nits for the Pixel 4a and 650 nits for the iPhone SE. At the same time, I did not notice any problems when using on a sunny day.
The Adaptive Brightness mode uses artificial intelligence to learn which brightness you prefer under different lighting conditions. It will take some time to train the algorithms, although in this case high-quality results are not guaranteed. The previous model had problems with this feature, but the Pixel 5a does better.
Pixel 5a cameras
The Google Pixel 5a 5G features a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 117-degree viewing angle. The main 12.2 MP lens migrated to the new model from the previous one, and the front lens has a resolution of 8 MP.
Google Pixel 5a 5G camera
Since this is a Pixel, the quality of the footage is traditionally high. The shades in the photo are natural, while maintaining saturation where required. The Portrait mode is superbly implemented, in which the background blur effect is deeper, so it looks professional.
The Night Sight mode also works flawlessly for evening shooting. Detail remains surprisingly high even at night, with results looking sharp and pleasing with a wide range of shades. The front camera of the Google phone also deserves praise – skin tones are natural, there is no unnecessary oversaturation or attempts to improve the appearance. Objects in the background are also very visible.
It’s not long before the Pixel 6 is out, and if you want a good mid-range smartphone with a great camera and a near-pure Android OS right now, the Google Pixel 5a 5G is a great choice.