Weekly poll results: the Pixel 5a 5G intrigues, a price cut can turn it into a hit

29 August 2021
The major thing standing between this Pixel and major success is that it will only be available in two countries.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021Doesn't change the fact that you still have an OS with... moreEvery Google phone has ads code baked in unless you are using custom ROM

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021Really weird how you think flashing a custom rom is easier ... moreBecause the ad codes is still buried in the UI, simple as that.

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021Really weird how you think flashing a custom rom is easier ... moreIt's not that weird tbh. When you flash a custom ROM, you have permanently deleted every single code line related to the built-in ads. Couple that to stock AOSP UI as you get on a Google Pixel and Sony Xperia phone to name just two, it's a complete no brainer really. I helped a friend of mine flashing an official custom ROM build to his Poco X3 Pro and the difference between it and the previous MIUI for Poco UI ROM is completely night and day. Even he admitted that the performance with custom ROM has improved dramatically.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021This is roughly the same price as Nord 2? Is anyone buying ... moreEven much better Samsung A52s 5G with newer sd778 & has sd slot.

  • Devansh

Please launch it in India
I am eagerly waiting

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021Doesn't change the fact that you still have an OS with... moreReally weird how you think flashing a custom rom is easier than flicking a few settings in Miui to disable the ads.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021Doesn't change the fact that you still have an OS with... moreThe ads subsidise the cost of the phone. This is how Xiaomi can hit those amazing price points. And the ads can be disabled quite easily and quickly.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2021Did you forget the line where they said it can be disabled ... moreDoesn't change the fact that you still have an OS with baked-in ads in the first place. That only gives you the option, the code is still there even if you turned it off. The only way to get rid of those codes is to flash a custom ROM, that's it.

Would be a definite if €399. Like Xbox Game Pass Google gets so much from their ecosystem, need to give some back...but I'm informed, 90%+ of regular consumers are not. It's Chinese manufactured, if they can do SD 888 120HZ Amoled why not Google?!?

Pixels are getting stale like iPhones the last 4 years.

  • Anonymous

This is roughly the same price as Nord 2? Is anyone buying this over Nord 2?

  • DblG

Robi Rosa, 29 Aug 2021Doesnt matter will not be a big hit. Till google dont made ... moreDo you mean bigger than 6.39?

  • wyim

SD765 for Pixel 5a…Are you sure it is a flagship chipset???🤔

I would rather choose Samsung Galaxy A52s instead if Samsung provides three system updates and four years security updates. (even the updates may not as good as Google provides)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 29 Aug 2021GSMArena: "The international ROM version of this Poco ... moreDid you forget the line where they said it can be disabled inside settings menu of those apps?

Robi Rosa, 29 Aug 2021Doesnt matter will not be a big hit. Till google dont made ... moreThe market is pretty over-saturated with that size

  • Daisy

I'm quite happy with my 4a 5g

  • Robi Rosa

Doesnt matter will not be a big hit. Till google dont made Pixel on a big size will not be a competitor for no one even for cheap phones. Have to be 6.4 or more to be a big hit.

  • Anonymous

pufanu, 29 Aug 2021Give me soft touch plastic so I can keep my wireless chargu... moreSame!!! Just add wireless charging and I'll get it without a doubt.

  • Anonymous

pufanu, 29 Aug 2021Give me soft touch plastic so I can keep my wireless chargu... moreI don’t want to sound unenthusiastic. But smartphones reached their peak years ago. I have completely lost interest.

Anonymous, 29 Aug 2021The last Motorola phone in metal (with a 3.5 mm jack) was O... moreGive me soft touch plastic so I can keep my wireless chargung and I"m good.