A new phone and a revisited version of a recent.neat little 4a as the Pixel 4a 5G. Now, they didn't just put a 5G chip in it, it gained a little size, give it a beefier battery and include a new wide angle display.
Then there's the new iteration of Pixel, the Pixel 5.
I do have to say I'm torn. This 4 XL has been my favourite phone. I'll say the 3 XL was better - but this is definitely a powerhouse. My biggest miss has been the fingerprint sensor, so seeing it again on the new 5, I was pleased to see the fingerprint sensor back ... but ... the new iteration of the phone doesn't come with much other upgrades. There's no XL, which will really bother me. With no XL this means it's not going to be QuadHD. Sigh.
It will have more RAM, but a stepped down processor (from the Snapdragon 855 to the 765); and it will also have the neat reverse Qi charging. Plus, like the 4a 5G, it will have the wide angle. I've so much bemoaned not having a wide angle. Having the 2x zoom from the 4XL has never been a 'oh thank god I had it' feature. You can always crop, you sometimes just can't get back far enough.
I'm really looking forward to seeing how with the new HDR+ is handled when they mentioned bracketed shooting (was that not how they were being done
Again, can't wait to see these in hand.
Pixel 4a (5G)
Price: $679 CAD
Colours: Just Black
Availability: November 19 (available now for pre-order)
- Pixel 4a (5G) brings together all of your favourite Pixel features, 5G and all while at a helpful price.
- Your entertainment and apps will look great on the bezel-less edge-to-edge display on the Pixel 4a (5G) comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
- The Pixel 4a (5G) has a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G Mobile Platform,Titan M security module for on-device security, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with all-day batteries that can last up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver.
- Get incredible photos with the brilliant Pixel camera that has new goodies and can help you shoot and edit like the pros. Pixel 4a (5G) camera has a new lens to capture stunning ultrawide shots in addition to your favourite features like Live HDR+ and dual exposure controls. They also come with new features like Night Sight in Portrait mode, Portrait Light and Cinematic Pan.
Price: $799 CAD
Colours: Just Black, Sorta Sage
Availability: October 29 (available now for pre-order)
- Pixel 5 is Google’s quintessential device - bringing you the best of 5G and the helpfulness of Google.
- Pixel 5 also features a bezel-less edge-to-edge display and comes with a 6.0-inch FHD+ Flexible OLED display, 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. It has wireless and reverse wireless charging with Battery Share and is also IP68 dust and water resistant.
- Get incredible photos with the brilliant Pixel camera that has new goodies and can help you shoot and edit like the pros. Pixel 5 camera has a new lens to capture stunning ultrawide shots in addition to your favourite features like Live HDR+ and dual exposure controls. They also come with new features like Night Sight in Portrait mode, Portrait Light and Cinematic Pan.
- Pixel 5 is designed with the environment in mind; we used 100% recycled aluminum in the back housing enclosure to reduce its carbon footprint.