Google Pixel 5a in for review

18 August 2021
Yes, the Google Pixel 5a is basically a slightly larger Pixel 5 made a little cheaper.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Aug 2021Listen dude, it's Google we are talking about. I bet y... morePoco with there F3 lineup embarrassing pixel on specs as well as real world.

No amount of optimization or stock Android experience can save Google pixel 4/5 with Snapdragon 730/765

  • Anonymous

It would be also nice, if you could test the shadows slider of the 5a or of the future Pixel 6 in order to increase the dynamic range. Use the brightness slider in order to expose for the highlights and then use the shadows slider for boosting the shadows.

  • Anonymous

Gsmarena, it would be nice to test the white balance of the camera. I have a Pixel 3a and the white balance is nearly always wrong (no matter whether HDR+ enhanced or the default mode). The Google Nexus 5x has a much more accurate auto white balance. It really ruins the camera experience.
The Pixel 3a camera has multiple issues, for example Night Sight takes up to approximately 7 seconds and often leads to slightly blurry photos due to an exposure time of 1/3-1s per frame. It's so frustrating that I don't use Night Sight at all, HDR+ enhanced is better.
The digital zoom of the 3a also can make dead, white pixels visible. This is often visible, when you use Night Sight on a tripod indoors.

hfbvm, 18 Aug 2021You cna basically root xiaomi easily and install Gcam tho a... moreOne doesn't need root to install gcam

Macaulay Culkin, 18 Aug 2021There's a reason I went iPhone 12 mini. Not because I ... moreA14 is futureproof in what ways?
The entire processor is handicapped by iOS itself.
If it was running Android it would have been a different story...

sparrow, 18 Aug 2021Haha thats funny. MI(poco,redmi) are phones with high numbe... moreThat old tiny sensor isn't giving any better images.
Install gcam on Xiaomi and Poco, you'll get better images, as those companies are giving bigger sensor

Macaulay Culkin, 18 Aug 2021There's a reason I went iPhone 12 mini. Not because I ... moreThere is a reason I went with Pixel 5 :) it's simple: I do not play 3D games on my phone.
I even switched from twice as powerful SOC to Pixel 5 "slowpoke".
Might be because previous Sony is legendary for crappy UI, but Pixel just feels faster in everything but installing updates
... that takes forever.

svaberget, 18 Aug 2021You can buy up to 30 TB of storage. I would in fact call t... moreI know, I pay 100GB for now, but I was nit-picking donkey-hole that's not the unlimited we had on previous Pixels :)

  • PRABHAT

Don't put your time in reviewing 5a. Just pick your 4a 5G review, replace "4a 5G" with "5a", battery capacity to "3780 mAh" and "Just Black" to "Mostly Black".

That's it. Google Pixel 5a review is ready.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Aug 2021Never say that to xiaomi/redmi/poco user. It's not sec... moreYes no one likes their Chinese phone that's why Xiaomi is smallest phone manufacturing before Samsung
Sad

  • Smartwatchguy

My 4a will last another 3 years so not looking to buy but, i'm disapointed with the size. I just want a small phone with clean os (avoids odd bugs) to drive my watch... One kids so called "trash" is now an adult's treasure.

  • Anonymous

Does it have a chin?

Anonymous, 18 Aug 2021Never say that to xiaomi/redmi/poco user. It's not sec... moreThat's a pretty dismissive reduction of people's interests. A lot of people are just into phones/the latest tech. I'm perfectly fine with my phone. I didn't know that mean I'm not allowed to check out, discuss, praise/criticize other phones. Lol, you're dedicating quite a lot of energy to trying to bring people down. Lighten up, man.

  • hfbvm

Chris, 18 Aug 2021Overpriced phone? You comparing Google with poco and Xiaomi... moreYou cna basically root xiaomi easily and install Gcam tho and get 90% similar results.

  • Anonymous

Chris, 18 Aug 2021Overpriced phone? You comparing Google with poco and Xiaomi... moreNever say that to xiaomi/redmi/poco user. It's not secret anymore that chinese phone user are actually not happy with their device. I mean why care about other phones, if you are trully happy with your device :)

Macaulay Culkin, 18 Aug 2021No. It ended with the 5. I suggest to just use multiple ... moreSamung's foldables are really cool, but I'd probably obsess too much about not damaging those screens. I can't handle that kind of stress, lol.

  • Anonymous

Sohrab, 18 Aug 2021As usual overpriced Pixel phone, they don't and will n... moreListen dude, it's Google we are talking about. I bet you have never used a Pixel device because if you had, you won't say stupid stuff. On paper these specs may not look amazing but having used a Pixel myself, it completely knocks it out of the park. Real life usage and specs on paper differ a lot.

  • Rysenchi

New Google Pixel 4a 5G (2021)

Vikrant , 18 Aug 2021Google pixel 5a unlimited photo storage available or not No. It ended with the 5.

I suggest to just use multiple Gmail accounts. Make 7 of them to get over 100 GBs. Or get a Pixel released from 2016-2020. The 2 and 3 are really, really cheap.

I was ready to buy a panda 2 XL in pristine condition for only $100. I decided not to because I don't like the size and want to get an S10e instead for MST and SD855.

My next three phones could all be Samsung and I've never been a fan.

S10e
Flip3
Fold3

If you carry the latter two, you are ballin'. The Fold3 gets more interesting to me by the day. Future iPad form factor.

  • Anonymous

Chris, 18 Aug 2021Overpriced phone? You comparing Google with poco and Xiaomi... moreOnly for mobile camera quality !!! How much r u paying??? I was a pixel user and u r talking about the user experience??? There is no fun in stock android experience without high refresh rate. Last great Google phone was pixel 4xl