Google Pixel 5A review: bigger battery, lower price

Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated and the Pixel 5A is here with a bigger 6.34-inch screen, IP67 waterproof rating, and a larger 4680mAh battery. And at $449, it’s also less expensive than the 4A 5G. There’s still no wireless charging or a fast refresh rate screen, but the 5A adds up to more than the sum of its specs.

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  1. The Verge

    The Verge


    Is this The Year of the Pixel Flagship or will the a-series still rule supreme?

    • Mr Editor

      Mr Editor

      19 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Don't Buy This Phone!, Over Heating Problem!!!, When recording 4K Video, it suddenly STOPPED!!! pixel phone is a nightmares

    • Tyler Frey

      Tyler Frey

      22 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @Vicci Blue "bigger battery, lower price". Exactly what I needed if I was to upgrade from my 4a. Honestly, with being so close to the release of the 6, this is the kind of phone the 5a needed to be if they expect to sell units. Geared towards me perfectly.

    • Buntfalke 123

      Buntfalke 123

      27 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @平和 in my opinion even the 5.5 from the 3 were enough




      There's no SD slot in the Google pixel 5A I preordered mine and canceled at the second I found that out screw this phone

    • Tim R.

      Tim R.


      in terms of sales, it's definitely the a-series. Android flagships don't sell well and Google phones never sold well to begin with.

  2. Reason


    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The fabric case doesn't offer shock protection. What's the point of putting a piece of cloth on a phone?

  3. Just a Man

    Just a Man

    9 दिवसांपूर्वी

    More Allison Johnson! What a lovely person and nice review~

  4. J


    11 दिवसांपूर्वी


  5. TheFourthWinchester


    13 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I want one in my country T_T

  6. james townsend

    james townsend

    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I'm kind of thinking that the pixel 6 series isn't going to have an A release! Methinks Google is going to push this first release really hard all year!

  7. Mostafa Radwan

    Mostafa Radwan

    17 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Great job But can i ask uppon your use is the removal of laser autofocus from regular 5 make adifference

  8. Mr Editor

    Mr Editor

    19 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Don't Buy This Phone!, Over Heating Problem!!!, When recording 4K Video, it suddenly STOPPED!!! pixel phone is a nightmares

  9. Brian Bonner

    Brian Bonner

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I ordered a Pixel 4 a on 8/16 and freaking Google announces the 5a the next day. Cost me a $35 restock charge to return the other and get the 5a. Received the 5a in a smushed box and the 5g service doesn't even work. I get 0.6 Mbps. Opened support tickets with T-Mobile and Google - no luck. Phone is nice (heavy) but connectivity is important. Numerous calls to both parties and they couldn't get LTE or 5G working. Maybe I got a lemon. Not happy with the Pixel 5a right now at all. Great in paper, but not in real life.

  10. Richard Sonq

    Richard Sonq

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    battery life is better than pixel 5?s20 FE? Xperia 10 iii?a52 5G?

  11. Reliken


    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I've been waffling on whether or not to hold out for the six for a while. I'm still on my Pixel 4, needing to upgrade because the battery has degraded too far. I've honestly been kind of concerned at the 6 is too big! I like one handing phones, and that the smallest Pixel 6 is over 7" is just... A lot! This video has me thinking that the 5A is probably actually perfect for what I need, and cheaper to boot. Thanks!

  12. Zeeshan Ahmed

    Zeeshan Ahmed

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    is it gonna launch in India ?

  13. Samim Akther

    Samim Akther

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Can i buy this for gamming ???

  14. Adventure Chanel Gazipur

    Adventure Chanel Gazipur

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Give me a phone for free. I love google pixel phones. But its price very high.

  15. Junior Ortiz

    Junior Ortiz

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी


  16. Robert Marks

    Robert Marks

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I find all budget phone must have there chargers included in the box lets be honest. The midrange market customers pockets are not deep so y they must spend extra money for a charge it is just Atrocious . Customers financial lives matter 👎😂

  17. Fiji Will223

    Fiji Will223

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Ip67 is embarrassing, we’ve had water resistance for years honestly it should be standard on every range

  18. Darren Scaysbrook

    Darren Scaysbrook

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    60Hz, what were they thinking?

  19. anwar morse

    anwar morse

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    So sick of everyone pushing huge phone. I WANT A SMALLER PHONE.

  20. Marcus


    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Only had my Pixel 5 a couple do months, best phone I've had.

  21. Anshul Agrawal

    Anshul Agrawal

    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Sending some love to the new host.

  22. Gadget Safari

    Gadget Safari

    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    fabric case ❤️

  23. ex_deus


    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Stop with those feets, yards etc, Convert plz, its XXI century.

  24. disciprine


    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    It's stillr redic how this thing doesn't have wireless charging. My nexus 5 had wireless charging.......

  25. Jussainwuturthinkn


    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    You’re my snapdragon

  26. ProfessorDetective


    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Camera notch, minimal bezels, no physical home button... I'll never find a phone I'll truly love ever again... At least it's matte finished with a 3.5mm jack.

  27. Buntfalke 123

    Buntfalke 123

    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I am actually quite sad about the development on pixel... Basic hardware is fine, but they were so great on making small phones but now they apparently ditch them all together

  28. AJJ


    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Might pick one up in a few years after the price drops. Just picked up a pixel 2 xl and love it

  29. Rob S

    Rob S

    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Bring back the Fabric Case!

  30. Jacob Porter

    Jacob Porter

    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    1. Probably going to get this for my wife. 2. Yes, they need to bring back the fabric case. 3. Cannot wait to get the Pixel 6 4. Great video and this is my first time seeing one of your videos, but def a fan.

  31. Mostafizur Setu

    Mostafizur Setu

    27 दिवसांपूर्वी


  32. Samuel Schaible

    Samuel Schaible

    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    New verge reporters are very bland

  33. Andreas Steinhart

    Andreas Steinhart

    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The battery is "bigger" in terms of mAh... what about wH?

  34. mnx


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Nobody use headphones jack in 2021. Stop the compliment it

  35. Yordan


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Whaaat I love that cases !!

  36. Rex Singh

    Rex Singh

    29 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Review is too good

  37. adamu shehu

    adamu shehu

    29 दिवसांपूर्वी

    No mention of the Pixel 5, which seems like thats what this is replacing, judging by the specs. Why, oh, why did I buy that phone!

  38. irfan rahman

    irfan rahman

    29 दिवसांपूर्वी


  39. Arky


    29 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Honestly kinda bummed that they didn't provide more color options for the phone. Otherwise ticks mostly all boxes for a go to mid-ranger

  40. Hermine Posluns

    Hermine Posluns


    Any idea when it will arrive in Canada?

  41. Adrien Verny

    Adrien Verny


    It’s a snooze fest this review … The Verge has been getting worst every year since 2018. Wake up!

  42. Jakob Kenda

    Jakob Kenda


    why is everybody saying it's cheaper?? it's 100€ more expensive

  43. ecstaticity



    Bigger battery, lower price and a hella lot of spying at the hardware level. Thanks google !!

  44. Mandeep Singh Makker

    Mandeep Singh Makker


    How much Pixel improves, people will buy iPhone.

  45. Tikolu



    What I don't like is how big the storage is on it. I don't need 128GB (especially since I have unlimited Google Photos) and 64GB would be more than enough, while it would bring the price of the phone probably almost $100 down.

  46. titan rodri

    titan rodri


    I love her!

  47. Tariq McLeod

    Tariq McLeod


    The bitter drain consistently mend because second curiosly return past a sad carpenter. agreeable, quarrelsome philippines

  48. Bo Rerun

    Bo Rerun


    Bad reviewer

  49. reyhand rd

    reyhand rd


    3.5mm jack

  50. Big WhiteDwarf

    Big WhiteDwarf


    wallpaper plz !!!

  51. Brian Abare

    Brian Abare


    Sony 10 iii comparison please

  52. Shubham Deokate

    Shubham Deokate


    Can you please make video on OnePlus NORD 2 vs Google Pixel 5A

  53. ibex33



    There's more charisma in a corpse.

  54. caffeinelife



    I have a 4a that I didn't end up wanting to keep because I found out I actually wanted a bigger phone. I had thought about the 4a 5G, but wasn't sold. This phone is probably my sweet spot. I'm not wild about the idea of spending a grand on a phone, and I'm not sure I am ready to drop a grand on the new pixels. I'm getting this 5a and trading in the 4a.

  55. Saurav Ghosh

    Saurav Ghosh


    OK. Thanks. Here is the question, what all have been upgraded from 4a5G?

  56. Daniel Szilagyi

    Daniel Szilagyi


    And Google wonders why it has a tough time getting sales and market share, you tease and then take away and now release but it barely counts as an upgrade and right before the release of another larger and more impressive device? oh and let's not forget probably one of the stupider naming conventions I've seen for devices for a while.

  57. Adwoa



    does anyone else love when the bass hits in the verge videos?

  58. Izzarul Hadi

    Izzarul Hadi


    thats literally it, the title says it all. "bigger battery, lower price"

  59. Andrew Pau Sawm Sian Piang

    Andrew Pau Sawm Sian Piang


    Does it have an FM Radio yet?

  60. Tim Tsai

    Tim Tsai


    Every tech INblowr: Hurray for the 3.5mm headphone jack! Also every tech youtuber: uses AirPods Pro and Bluetooth home speakers

  61. Balkrishna Kardile

    Balkrishna Kardile


    Pixel 6 will be an expensive gadget , any way we will get the same performance in pixel 5A , performance in this case as software experience.

  62. Mohammed Bastaki

    Mohammed Bastaki


    I don’t want to sound mean but she made me fall asleep even though I just woke up

  63. Weekly MEET

    Weekly MEET



  64. PlanetSoft



    Look so good

  65. brachiator1



    Very good overview. I would like more practical information about the battery life of the phone. A real test to see how long the battery lasts. I would also like to know exactly what benefit 5G is right now in this phone. I live in Southern California and have never dropped my phone into water, so water resistance does not mean much to me. I appreciated the brief review of the camera and the mention of optical image stabilization. Overall a mid range phone seems good for anyone. I don't see the value of expensive flagship phones.

  66. Afsan



    Ofc the fabric case.....I loved it

  67. Onepiece barca

    Onepiece barca


    This is a 4a

  68. Robert Bryan Litao

    Robert Bryan Litao


    Dream specs for Pixel 5a. - Snapdragon 865 (even old chipset will do) - 90 hertz refresh rate - 30 watts charging

  69. Samrat Dutta

    Samrat Dutta


    Why does she look like Dakota Johnsons better version. Maybe related.

  70. Subhash Gupta

    Subhash Gupta


    Somehow got bored with this review

  71. Felipe Quinteros

    Felipe Quinteros


    Fabric case or we riot

  72. Sacto1654



    If this phone had 256 GB local storage, I would seriously consider it.

  73. Lethalhands



    But same specs

  74. Vishnuraj S

    Vishnuraj S


    No laser auto focus You missed it

  75. ronisize15



    I have the 4a and love it. Don't see my self upgrading for this model. Hope they keep it going though!

  76. Matthew Keyes

    Matthew Keyes


    How will this compare to the Pixel 6/Pro?

  77. itsjustashow



    I really hope Google releases a fabric case for the pixel 6

  78. Darxus' Tech

    Darxus' Tech


    I'd rather have a less gargantuan screen.

  79. cubix626



    Time to start looking for a used pixel 5, goodbye small pixel phones :(

  80. Stephanie Beard

    Stephanie Beard


    I moved to the 4a a few months ago from samsung reason, I don't like large phones and that's it. I am gutted i never moved quicker. The 4a is a great phone, updates all the time and just as good as my s7, which cost too much money. Pixel 4A GREAT PHONE, I am pleasantly surprised . Dont go to big phones Google, some of us prefer a smaller phone. Great vd Allision, going to check out material cases for my 4a

  81. Paul Ho

    Paul Ho


    I'm more into the Duet and LP60 since I'm on a Pixel 5.

  82. R Varghese

    R Varghese


    The battery department got a little more juice but considering this is a 5g phone... Sometimes mire is also less but optimisation will keep it running... Google pixel 6 marks improvement in camera hardware and performance.. Let's hope that it stays that way.....

  83. pilotgi



    Great job on the video Allison. I'm looking forward to watching more.

  84. Tarkan B

    Tarkan B


    boring. make something special googel. so boring

  85. Mark



    Deal breaker: no wireless charging

  86. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep


    Sorry, I like Samsung mid range phones.

  87. Lattefox



    Iove that wallpaper but I can't seem to find it on their website, anyone know where to find it?




    4:27 when she says 6.3 inch the clock says 6.03 lol wow.

  89. Reads Global

    Reads Global


    Is it dual sim?

  90. Prolom Skrbnik

    Prolom Skrbnik


    Does pixel 5a supports dual sim, or is there still support only for sim or esim, not both at the same time?

  91. Chris Kelly

    Chris Kelly


    history won’t look back on this time nicely when it comes to naming tech products

  92. Pranay Agrawal

    Pranay Agrawal


    I spotted Becca

  93. Boss Pitcha

    Boss Pitcha


    Would like to see if the Pixel 5's battery can be replaced with the Pixel 5a's larger battery.

  94. foreverwhisper



    You can tell the Verge’s rank of importance of a product from who is reviewing it.

  95. TediousChipmunk



    They should be making a much smaller version of all these phones. We're not all women with purses to carry these things around in!

  96. Sourav দাস

    Sourav দাস


    This review is kinda meh. Watch it in atleast 1.5x

  97. blassster



    Too big.

  98. Unan1mouz



    Let me get this straight, so the main camera still uses the IMX363 sensor?

  99. Vanda Cheng

    Vanda Cheng


    I'm looking forward to the Pixel 6 pro in PokeBall color white and red ☺️

  100. MustbetheMushrooms



    "Is the Pixel 5a the successor to the 4a or the 4a 5G? The answer is... yes" Genuinely made me lol, congrats on the debut!