January 21, 2022
Google Pixel 5A
Google Pixel 5A is a new Google smartphone with a beautiful body design, IP67 rating, larger battery and retails for less than $500.
The device is the budget version of the Pixel 5 device.
Design and Display
The Google Pixel 5A has a premium body design. The body is made of Gorilla Glass 3 in the front, metal frame and metal back.
It has a body size of 154.9 x 73.7 x 7.6 mm and weighs 184 grams.It also has an IP67 rating, which makes it waterproof and dust-proof up to 1m for 30 minutes.
The device is blessed with a large 6.34-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, it lacks the 90Hz refresh rate despite rumors of having one.
The smartphone features OLED with an always-on display, a screen-to-body ratio of 85.0% and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
There is a fingerprint scanner sited at the back.
A 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The front snapper is 8 megapixels and is located under the hole punch in the top left corner of the screen.
The main camera is equipped with LED flash, Pixel Shift, AutoHDR, panorama and can record 4K video.
Hardware and Software
The Google Pixel 5A packs a Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset which comes with sub-6GHz 5G and features a 2.4GHz octacore processor alongside an Adreno 620 graphics card.
It runs on Android 11 operating system with three years of operating system updates and security patch support.
The device is blessed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage that can be expanded via a micro SD card.
There’s a 4,680mAh power pack which Google claims can last up to a full day of typical use and can last two days on a single charge if battery saver mode is enabled. It also supports wired charging and comes with an 18W charger in the box.
Other features of this device include 5G network, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and USB TypeC 3.
Google Pixel 5A price and availability
The Google Pixel 5A will sell for 390 EUR and will ship mainly Color noir. This price translates to Nigeria, 190 000 Naira in Nigeria, 2 800 Ghs in Ghana and 51,000 Ksh in Kenya.