Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 are here, packing more helpful Google features into phones backed
by the power and speeds of 5G . From Google’s latest AI and Assistant features, to the
biggest ever batteries that we’ve seen in a Pixel, to its fantastic camera features, Pixel 4a (5G) and
Pixel 5 join the Pixel 4a in providing more help for a more pocket friendly price tag.

The big question is: Why wasn’t the Pixel 4a [5G] just labeled Pixel 5 lite? Answers on a postcard. I know what I’d spend my €130 saving on… The new Google TV and Google Nest Audio. Duh.

5G speeds at affordable prices

5G is the latest in mobile technology, bringing fast download and streaming speeds to users
around the world. Whether you’re downloading the latest movie, listening to your favourite
music, catching up on podcasts or playing a gaming, the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will provide you with the fastest possible speeds currently offered by any Google phone.

New camera, new lenses—same great photos

Ask any Pixel owner and they’ll tell you: Pixels take great photos, arguably the best photos from any smartphone experience. Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 promise to be no exception. These phones bring Pixel’s brilliant photography features to the next level.

● Ultrawide lens for ultra awesome shots: With a new ultrawide lens alongside the standard rear camera, you’ll be able to capture the whole scene. And thanks to Google’s software magic, the latest Pixels still get our Super Res Zoom. So whether you’re zooming in or zooming out, you get sharp details and breathtaking images.
● Better videos with Cinematic Pan: Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 come with Cinematic
Pan, which gives your videos a professional look with ultrasmooth panning that’s
inspired by the equipment Hollywood directors use.
● Night Sight in Portrait Mode: Night Sight currently gives you the ability to capture
amazing low-light photos—and even the Milky Way with astrophotography. Now,
these phones bring the power of Night Sight into Portrait Mode to capture beautifully
blurred backgrounds in Portraits even in extremely low light.
● Portrait Light: Portrait Mode on the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 lets you capture beautiful
portraits that focus on your subject as the background fades into an artful blur. If the
lighting isn’t right, your Pixel can drop in extra light to illuminate your subjects.
● New editor in Google Photos: Even after you’ve captured your portrait, Google
Photos can help you add studio-quality light to your portraits of people with Portrait
Light, in the new, more helpful Google Photos editor.

Stay connected and entertained with Duo

To make it easier and more enjoyable to stay connected to the most important people in your
life, the new HD screen sharing in Duo video calls lets you and a friend watch the same video,
cheer on your favourite teams together and even plan activities—all while being thousands of
miles apart. And coming soon with Duo Family HD mode, you’ll be able to keep kids
entertained and engaged with new interactive tools, like colouring over backgrounds, while
you video chat.

A smarter way to record and share audio

Last year , Recorder made audio recording smarter, with real-time transcriptions and the
power of search. Now, Recorder makes it even easier to share your favourite audio moments.
Since Recorder automatically transcribes every recording, now you can use those transcripts
to edit the audio too. Just highlight a sentence to crop or remove its corresponding audio.
Once you have something you want others to hear—say a quote from an interview or a new
song idea—you can generate a video clip to make sharing your audio easier. To improve
searching through your transcripts, smart scrolling will automatically mark important words in
longer transcripts so you can quickly jump to the sections you’re looking for as you scroll. But
most helpful of all? Recorder still works without an internet connection, so you can transcribe,
search and edit from anywhere, anytime.

The biggest Pixel batteries ever

Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 also have all-day batteries that can last up to 48 hours with Extreme
Battery Saver. This mode automatically limits active apps to just the essentials and lets you
choose additional apps you want to keep on.

And now, the specs:

Pixel 5 [5G] – €629 / £599 / $699

  • Full-screen 6.0-inch (151 mm) display
  • FHD+ (1080 x 2340) Flexible OLED at 432 ppi
  • Battery: Typical 4080 mAh
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 cover glass
  • Water resistant
  • 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128 GB storage
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G with Octa-Core
  • Rear Cameras: 12.2 MP dual-pixel / 16 MP ultrawide
  • Camera features: Night Sight / Top Shot / Portrait mode / Super Res Zoom / Motion Auto-Focus / Live HDR+ / Frequent Faces / Dual exposure controls / Cinematic Pan / Ultrawide lens / Portrait Light
  • Stereo Speakers
  • USB-C Audio

Pixel 4a [5G] – €499 / £499 / $499

  • Full-screen 6.2-inch (158 mm) display
  • FHD+ (1080 x 2340) OLED at 413 ppi
  • Battery: Typical 3885 mAh
  • Soft-touch polycarbonate unibody
  • 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128 GB storage
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G with Octa-Core
  • Rear Cameras: 12.2 MP dual-pixel / 16 MP ultrawide
  • Camera features: Night Sight / Top Shot / Portrait mode / Super Res Zoom / Motion Auto-Focus / Live HDR+ / Frequent Faces / Dual exposure controls / Cinematic Pan / Ultrawide lens / Portrait Light
  • Stereo Speakers
  • USB-C Audio
  • 3.mm headphone jack

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Darren Millar

Tech Lover & Writer

30 something, ex-nightclub DJ. Lover of technology. Smart home builder, Product designer, Japanese car fan. Never owned an iPhone. Cat person.

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