Sep 30, 2020 News
We’re nearing the end of the year, as we approach the final rollout of flagship smartphones from the top phone makers in the world - and now we’ve been blessed with two Pixel models that were long overdue. We recently got the Pixel 4a in the market not so long ago, as it was well received considering the value it packed for the price. Now, the Pixel 5 and the 4a 5G have been released by Google as well, completing their lineup for the year in total. Both phones look great on their own - but one thing that’s certain is that Google’s marketing strategy has taken a dramatic shift with the release of the Pixel 5.
The Pixel 5 has been released for a price of 699 dollars, not a modest price certainly, but it’s still heaps lower than the other flagship devices, and definitely lower than what it used to be. The 5th iteration of the Pixel lineup comes with a Snapdragon 765G, which will be a surprise to some as it doesn’t have the latest and greatest chipset as it usually used to have - and that’s due to Google settling with lower than flagship prices and entering a new segment which they seem to consider better as a whole. Moreover, Google has opted out of the telephoto lens, and has gone with an ultra-wide instead, as the phone will rely on computational zoom instead.
There will be 5G connectivity available on the device, which is inevitable at the current stage of the smartphone world. The battery size is 4,080mAh, with a maximum charging speed of 18W - which is kind of a disappointment considering the price of the device.
The major difference of course on this device is the 5G connectivity - but it doesn’t stop there. The 5G variant almost acts as an XL version 4a, with a better processor in the Snapdragon 765G, and a bigger phone size overall as well - with the screen coming in at 6.2”. The battery size on this one is quite small considering the size of the phone - with a 3,885mAh battery size inside only, charging at maximum capacity at 18W. The 4a 5G will sell for $500 - a price we feel could bring better phones in your hands.
Overall, it’s great to see both the phones finally being released - however, we feel like the pricing could be a bit lower considering the amount of competition there is in the market. All in all, the phones are going to sell a lot of units - that we’re sure of.