Google Pixel 5 and 4A 5G: Which should you buy?

30-Sen, 2020
454 115 Ko‘rishlar soni

Google just announced two new Pixel phones, but on paper they are pretty similar. Find out what separates the Pixel 5 from the Pixel 4A with 5G when it comes to displays, battery life, water resistance and camera hardware.
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  • Good video, I like your explanation.

    Tony MarkTony Mark23 soat oldin
  • I am a person that drives alot and take notes everyday so I'm gonna need a phone with bigger battery and more storage. I'm gonna go with google pixel 5. Not having a headphone jack kinda upsets me but I bought a bluetooth earbuds a few days ago so that's not a huge problem with me.

    Martinez Auto DetailingMartinez Auto Detailing5 kun oldin
  • You're cute.

    The Glow CloudThe Glow Cloud7 kun oldin
  • $200 for 2 GB more RAM and 200 mAh more battery does not sound like it's worth it to me!

    Pra BajPra Baj12 kun oldin
  • its worst phone.. its hangs and slows down... takes few seconds to capture camera... stop selling reviews to companies... very bad phone...

    PizzatravelPizzatravel14 kun oldin
  • Thank you this really helped a lot. I purchased the 4a which I love and it's a little different coming from the iPhone XR. I think I should have waited, but hey I still may upgrade to the 4a5G because of the larger display size.

    Guil VGuil V14 kun oldin
  • 5 and 4a 5G or just 5 and 5a 🤔

    St-Vil Jeanine JeanSt-Vil Jeanine Jean14 kun oldin
  • I can't decide between 4a and 4a 5G. I have T-Mobile. Since they just launched 5G, does anyone know if they'll continue expanding their LTE coverage? Or did they drop that and are only focused on 5G now?

    Taylor StarTaylor Star15 kun oldin
  • I don't understand why Google makes phones so expensive. The pixel5 is very expensive more than 600 € ¡¡¡¡. Google should sell the cheapest mobiles since they get all the information from us that we give it to them without charging anything.

    ArturArtur15 kun oldin
  • Neither Pixel 5 nor Pixel 4A.

    Deep PurpleDeep Purple15 kun oldin
  • They need to come out with a larger phone for people that like big phones.

    The Blade RunnerThe Blade Runner15 kun oldin
  • What's better between the pixel 5 and pixel 4a 5g.

    Julio JimenezJulio Jimenez15 kun oldin
  • It seems the 5 screen is much brighter

    andre de gelderandre de gelder16 kun oldin
  • Whaaat??? The Pixel 4a (5G) has a white version? I can not see this in my country... Or was this a shop bug?

    Tom - Henry CoursowTom - Henry Coursow16 kun oldin
  • The lack of wireless charging is a deal breaker for me so 5 it is.

    Peter WardPeter Ward17 kun oldin
  • THIS is the Pixel I've been waiting for!!! Pixel 5 all the way!!

    ChristianChristian17 kun oldin
  • Google needs to get their name and release date straight: The "Pixel 5" is fine but the "Pixel 4a 5G" should've just been "Pixel 5a." They need to release both variant on the same date, only once a year.

    Hiznardo DiazHiznardo Diaz17 kun oldin
  • Neither! Google went for poor performance but with a too high pricepoint. you shouldnt buy any of them until they really listen to their customers. Either poor performance with low pricetag or high performance with high pricetag. cost per performance is the deal. And Google cant figure it out...

    TicklesTickles17 kun oldin
  • Why did Google leave out the headphone jack on the 5? The 5 is supposed to be the "everything" phone. 😔

    James SmithJames Smith17 kun oldin
  • Wonder why they didnt name the 4A 5G, 5A 5G.

    Heroes Never DieHeroes Never Die17 kun oldin
  • “That means there are 3 main Pixel phones available to buy from Google’s lineup.” Come again? You mean pre-order, right?

    Septien PattersonSeptien Patterson17 kun oldin
  • I really love the colour of pixel5 but that's all about it. I would have a s20fe instead of it.

    BenyBeny18 kun oldin
  • Take my kidney and give me Pixel 5

    Farid AminFarid Amin18 kun oldin
  • I'm using pixel 3XL, should I upgraded to 5? But the screen size is a big smaller then 3XL...

    112904271129042718 kun oldin
  • every phone looks like huawei...smh

    BeYeSeparateSWEBeYeSeparateSWE18 kun oldin
  • Too bad they dropped the orange colorway already

    JayD eLeonJayD eLeon18 kun oldin
  • Pixel5結構良い性能ですね! 買おっかなー

    オメガオメガ18 kun oldin
  • Ip rating is important as well...gotta go with the pixel 5

    Manish ThapaManish Thapa18 kun oldin
  • You thought headphone jacks went away? Every smartphone maker has several phones with headphone jacks except for apple

    newfnshow031newfnshow03118 kun oldin
  • I’m going to wait. My Pixel 3 still kicking and I want to see what google is going to do next year. What direction they want to take their mobile division because I’m confused. I know they are too.

    JayN01aJayN01a18 kun oldin
  • I'll never understand why people are still fretting over no headphone jack in 2020... bluetooth headphones have been a thing for a loooong time, folks.

    Sean MeeceSean Meece19 kun oldin
  • I still am carrying my Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 stuck at Android 8, waiting for the 5 to come out so I can finally use a good looking, efficient, feature rich and overall exciting handset

    DruX26DruX2619 kun oldin
  • None. My iPhone 8 is fine. I SHOULDNT buy anything new. Websites like this need to start encouraging sustainability. Not buy a new phone every year.

    Adrian SlatteryAdrian Slattery19 kun oldin
    • Take a chill pill dude.

      Rommel the CatRommel the Cat17 kun oldin
  • Aluminum or aluminium 😎

    tilling tabingtilling tabing19 kun oldin
  • I'm really glad that Pixel has focused on value over premium build. I have no issue buying a phone with a second tier CPU, I don't game or photo/video edit on my phone like 90% of other users so I think this will sell well. My only issue is that I've been buying Nexus or Pixel every year since the Nexus 5 but owning a Pixel 4XL it's not really an upgrade to the Pixel 5, this will annoy my family as the phones each year get passed onto my partner then my children.

    1wor1d1wor1d19 kun oldin
  • I will take pixel 5 or Samsung S20 FE

    sensaznalsensaznal19 kun oldin
  • None of them are right for me, 4a has too small a battery with no wireless charging and the 5 is $100 too expensive for no reason.

    SprayArtistSprayArtist19 kun oldin
  • Will there be Pixel 5XL soon???

    Mark Anthony Reyes AguionMark Anthony Reyes Aguion19 kun oldin
  • Looking at the 4a the 5g is 150 $ and that's crazy stupid? Stupid crazy?

    Jesus McBethJesus McBeth19 kun oldin
  • Why she looks like Sasha Grey 😂😂😂 Or i just lost my mind

    Attitudinal KingAttitudinal King19 kun oldin
    • She's hotter than Sasha.

      Rommel the CatRommel the Cat17 kun oldin
  • A Friend asks: how do you spend your day Me: for the most time I watch UZworld and Turn off captions... That's it

    Sanmitra PardeshiSanmitra Pardeshi19 kun oldin
  • I love that fact that you say Aluminium instead of Aluminum. Next you will saying zed instead of zee.The proper way ;-)

    Karl HuntKarl Hunt19 kun oldin
  • 649 would have been a great price for pixal 5..

    Asad UllahAsad Ullah19 kun oldin
  • Note 20 ultra

    Elijah RoseElijah Rose19 kun oldin
  • Wish the Pixel 5 was a lil bigger but I'll probably purchase because my 3XL is due for an upgrade

    S HS H19 kun oldin
  • I heard they get slower fast with time!

    OthmaneOthmane19 kun oldin
    • Still using my Pixel 3 and it's still snappy. Only complain is battery life but that is to be expected after almost 2 years of use.

      David DenoncourtDavid Denoncourt18 kun oldin
  • great video, thanks!

    Lynnette OwLynnette Ow19 kun oldin
  • 699 for snapdragon 765. Wow samsung really killed the competition with s20 fe's 699 dollars for snapdragon 865.

    Ge UyGe Uy19 kun oldin
  • Pixel 5 Ip68 Wireless charge Reverse charge Bigger battery Aluminum body 2g more RAM 90hz display Do the math to yourself. Pixel 5 better for extra 200$🤣

    tan hungtan hung19 kun oldin
  • is the 4a 5g worth the upgrade coming from the Pixel 3a?

    Dennis PierreDennis Pierre19 kun oldin
  • The shade of green is horrible. The initially rumoured blue pixel 4a looked so much better

    eSKieSKi19 kun oldin
  • This is the worst thing I've ever seen in my life.

    Billy NorrisBilly Norris19 kun oldin
    • Billy Norris lol,Loser

      iwaiting4u29iwaiting4u2919 kun oldin
  • Lol the s20 fe is a better deal 5g snapdragon 865 120 hz display with expandable storage for the same price since pixal 5 didn't have sd expansion they should of released with only 256gb with a snapdragon 865

    HS39_ 786HS39_ 78619 kun oldin
  • Water resistance is huge and worth $200 for sure. Not to mention the 50% faster ram. The 5 is better phone. But if you're a budget conscious the 4A makes sense

    Richard HRichard H20 kun oldin
  • Am I the only one who is disappointed because they removed the facial recognition! I think it's kind of a downgrade tbh

    Noor A.ANoor A.A20 kun oldin
  • It’s sad they got rid of the face unlock just because moron generic and average consumers wanted thin bezels like samsung and its fricking pathetic.

    patrick jacksonpatrick jackson20 kun oldin
  • Pixel 4a 5G comes with how many colors????

    Wasi AhmedWasi Ahmed20 kun oldin
  • Hey I am an pixel 3 xl user I would like to upgrade to which phone I should upgrade pixel 5 or iphone 12

    Arjun AkArjun Ak20 kun oldin
  • Pixel 4A 5G is a horrible name especially at a time where 5G is not even covering 10% of key markets. 4A XL or 4A+ would be much better.

    Dominic TiatiaDominic Tiatia20 kun oldin
  • Still waiting for the time pixel implements in-display finger print scanner.

    darkwhitedarkwhite20 kun oldin
  • For durability (alluminium, gorilla glass 6, IP68 rating) I'm leaning towards the Pixel 5. But why on Earth did they make it smaller?! And removing the 3.5mm jack?!?! :-(

    Francesco VarratoFrancesco Varrato20 kun oldin
  • What game is that at 1:25?

    Xav GlzXav Glz21 kun oldin
  • Only Pixel 5 supports mmWave and Sub6 5G. big difference especially if you are on Google Fi.

    E V1E V121 kun oldin
  • Can we call pixel 5 as pixel 4a pro 5g?

    Iam RajaneeshIam Rajaneesh21 kun oldin
  • 这大洋,马

    习近平习近平21 kun oldin
  • She is very sweet.👍

    Pranav ChoudharyPranav Choudhary21 kun oldin
  • I wonder why google had to add 5g to the pixel 4a name but anyway I like the features it has.

    Dominic OmamuzoDominic Omamuzo21 kun oldin
  • Apple I Phone 12 also in line now , let’s see which is better

    Vishal SharmaVishal Sharma21 kun oldin
  • Finally Google is matching apple boot for boot when it's comes hardware software and an integrated ecosystem... Am proud to be an Android fan boy now... Google all the way❤️ Afriyie Victor watched this video on 04/10/2020

    Afriyie VictorAfriyie Victor21 kun oldin
  • Who remembers “Wide angle is fun but we think telephoto is more important” lol

    NKF GHNKF GH21 kun oldin
    • Me 😂 but i do prefer telephoto over wide angle, tbh

      corn Tallcorn Tall15 kun oldin

    mr kmr k21 kun oldin
  • YES

    Gurmeet SinghGurmeet Singh21 kun oldin
  • This would be perfect if it had a SD card slot

    ElisElis21 kun oldin
  • dodgy aussie accent

    Worth the WatchWorth the Watch21 kun oldin
  • Google just made my dream phone!! 6inch compact size and bezeless display - Pixel 5 🔥❤️🙏🏼

    Arbee 1996Arbee 199621 kun oldin
  • Mah boi Dashie!!

    JohnJohn21 kun oldin
  • So no more Pixel XL?

    gmax876gmax87621 kun oldin
  • If you drink, then 4A, otherwise 5.

    Kamerton Audiophile playerKamerton Audiophile player21 kun oldin
  • im buying the 4a 5g almost pretty much becasue of the headphone jack (not too much ddifference otherwise) stop this weird trend of getting rid of features as if though its some kinda improvement apple and google

    G GG G21 kun oldin
  • The no headphone jack is a serious problem for me. If the 5 had it I would have forked over the extra 200.

    Some GuySome Guy21 kun oldin
  • will the battery of pixel 5 last longer than oneplus 7T?

    DJ LDJ L21 kun oldin
  • Pixel 5 - Better battery, faster refresh rate, water resistance, wireless charging, more ram, higher PPI , lighter weight with aluminum back vs a plastic back is worth $200 more. That's very reasonable, if it were apple the price difference would be $500 more. My vote is the 5, worth it.

    Mark MesserianMark Messerian21 kun oldin
  • none , specs of a phone of 4 years ago

    Xavier DiazXavier Diaz21 kun oldin
  • The pixel 5 in its bezels 😍

    Jarvias OwensJarvias Owens21 kun oldin
  • Thanks for the detailed info!! Very interesting explanation!! Really budget friendly and that can change the market for Pixel!!

    TIlak SevakTIlak Sevak22 kun oldin
  • Just ordered my Pixel 5. Now the long wait until delivery.

    KarnakKarnak22 kun oldin
  • Hello lady from CNET: Will you please marry me?

    Darian M.Darian M.22 kun oldin
  • Mmm a proper accent ❤️

    Harry ChernsHarry Cherns22 kun oldin
  • These phones by themselves are quite nice specially by looking at the production timeline on these more recent devices BUT in comparison with big name brands like Oneplus and Samsung, I am not convinced to even think about upgrading and the biggest downside for me is the main processor.

    Mega PixelMega Pixel22 kun oldin
  • wow. the videos is sweet if it is hand held captured.

    Keith ChaiKeith Chai22 kun oldin
  • Head phone jack wins

    FernandoFernando22 kun oldin
  • Better value than any iPhone

    260 subs before November260 subs before November22 kun oldin
  • I wish the 4a 5g had some sort of IP rating lol. It would've been perfect. I'm really struggling to decide if that extra $200 is worth it (I know you get 90hz, metal body, and bigger battery, but I wouldn't care that much for those things, oddly enough.) Though I've been pretty decent at not getting my phones wet, I'm having some gnarly flashbacks to 2011 where I dropped a Moto Droid 1 in the shower trying to answer a phone. The droid had heart, but couldn't swim 😭

    Zach MZach M22 kun oldin
    • IP ratings are overrated these days.

      lazybones79lazybones7912 kun oldin
    • The IP rating isn't as big of a difference as you think, it's probably just Google saving money for certification. In other words, both phones are probably similar in how water resistant they actually are. At a $200 difference, it's probably cheaper to go with the 4A 5G with a decent protection plan.

      Winnie PandaWinnie Panda18 kun oldin
  • I’d rather buy a 4xl as the chips r very similar and I personally prefer the telephoto lens.

    Dylan PowerDylan Power22 kun oldin
  • I love that green

    buster colinbuster colin22 kun oldin
  • I will pick pixel 4a 5G

    richtairichtai22 kun oldin
  • Talking about a phone you don't have... How pathetic youtubers have come these days..

    MMMM22 kun oldin
  • nice phone 📱 👌.

    saleh Al oreefsaleh Al oreef22 kun oldin
  • So cheaper one is the better phone huh ...

    Liirachu Joe JoeLiirachu Joe Joe22 kun oldin
  • the name should've been "pixel 5" and "5A"

    ዳዊት ፅጌዳዊት ፅጌ22 kun oldin