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Google Pixel 5a Features & Specs

From the moment the Google Pixel 5a was announced we were all curious as to what it would look like, as well as what new features it was capable of bringing to the market, and what aspects it would highlight not only among the competition, but also among the devices that we can come to consider its siblings.

Being what a mid-range device is all about, this Pixel has undoubtedly managed to carve a niche in our memories, so it never hurts to review its important aspects.

Design and construction

As for the design of the Google Pixel 5a we must be completely honest, and say that it would seem that it is a recycling. Since this is the same as we saw in the Pixel 5, only it has a slight increase in size due to its larger screen diagonal.

This mobile, itself, we can come to appreciate it with a somewhat sober finish, with a back that can come to love to those who are fans of polycarbonate, as always with dark colors, and in its front part makes the illusion of not even having edges.

We should be grateful that, within what was the construction of the Google Pixel 5a someone had the bright idea to place them a headphone jack in the upper area, since we know that this same manufacturer, for other models, has decided to skip this step that becomes vital for many.

Something that can become attractive to many people is that the way in which its cameras have been arranged gives a great similarity to what are the latest versions of the iPhone, so you have a little wink to what Apple has been doing.


The screen of the Google Pixel 5a is OLED technology where you can see a slight increase than its previous model, then becoming exactly 6.34 inches in diagonal with 20.9 format.

This same features FullHD+ resolution, as well as HDR support. However, we do not find a key feature for what was its superior model, since, in this case, the refresh rate is 60 Hz, and not 90 Hz.

The increase in the diagonal of the screen also has an impact on its overall size and weight, however, it is still a very tight-edged design. This means that the increase does not come to be appreciated as a choice that has gone towards the very exaggerated.

Its front camera remains in a hole located in the upper left corner, and its capacitive fingerprint reader, so we still don’t appreciate under-screen readers for the Pixel, for now. It is also perhaps important to mention that it has a water resistance of IP67.



Now, to talk about the performance of the Google Pixel 5a we must be a little honest, and is that it is composed of a mid-range processor, and you can notice a slight cut in RAM compared to other devices today.

In this case Google sticks faithfully to what is the Qualcomm 700 series, and in the case of this Pixel 5a we find that it brings mounted a Snapdragon 765G chip, which is exactly the same that we can find if we decide to evaluate what would be the Pixel 5.

The difference between one model to another comes when we realize the RAM, since the Google Pixel 5a has run out of the 6 GB. As for what comes to be its internal memory we can find us with a single version, which is 128 GB.
So we tell you that it is indeed a device whose performance will serve you for day to day. However, for those heavier tasks you may encounter a couple of small problems that could have been solved if it had been less stingy in this area.



Fast wireless charging.

The battery capacity of the Google Pixel 5a is 4680 mAh, so you can expect this to have a relatively considerable level of autonomy in the case that you give daily use, without taking the device to its extremes in relation to the development of games, or much multimedia content.
In the event that you decide to give it an intense use, it may last, at most, a day and a half.

What we must consider as a good aspect if we take into account that it is a mid-range device.

It is fully compatible with fast charging 18 W, so you will not have to wait long periods to get your hands on all the power that a device like the Google Pixel 5a can offer.

Interface and functionalities

Among the features of the Google Pixel 5a that we can not skip in this case is the Titan M security chip that was announced by the company at the time they decided to tell us that the Pixel 3 was going to impact the market, a few models ago.

In case you do not know it, it is a processor which has the ability to protect all data stored on the device, as well as check the version and operation of the system and each boot, encrypting stored files to offer you a higher level of security.

Another important point, at the security level, is that the Google Pixel 5a has enough intelligence to call emergencies automatically in the event that it detects that there has been a collision, or any type of accident. Being able to share the location and trusted contact details quickly.

For its part, the interface of the Google Pixel 5a is adorned by all the details that Android 11 I can offer. However, there is a tendency for the same to be upgraded to version 12, which does not vary much from the first.



As a curious fact, and perhaps a little disadvantageous, we tell you that the Google Pixel 5a is the first device where we do not find unlimited photo storage, since up to this point it was a feature that we could count on all devices on the market. 

However, something in which they have decided to maintain their standard is in the audio quality of its speaker, located at the bottom of the device. And, thanks to all the features that we find on your screen, viewing high quality videos and photos happens without any kind of problem. 

So, it can be concluded that the multimedia functions of the Google Pixel 5a are very well achieved.


As we have mentioned, the first thing you will notice when you look at it is that it has a front camera that is located in the hole of the screen. It is not uncomfortable. In this case its features are 8 MP, 1.12um, f/2.0, fixed focus. So you can expect to take quality selfies.
In the case of the rear cameras, you will find the main 12.2 MP, 1.4um, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS+EIS, f/1.7. And an angular 16 MP, 1.0um, f/2.2. So it is safe to say that the cameras of the Google Pixel 5a are assembled to deliver nothing but good pictures. 

Overall one can talk about a good performance for all cameras. Although you can keep in mind that nowadays there are already models that are a bit more advanced, and that correct some of the issues that you might encounter when you find yourself taking pictures. 

However, once you learn to work with the Google Pixel 5a camera you realize that it is a device that has nothing to envy to others. So it is a matter of knowing how to adapt your needs to the features that in this case the manufacturer offers you.


Overall, the video camera of the Google Pixel 5a has very good results. However, we must keep in mind that it is not the Google device that has a higher resolution, so in this case, we must accept that it has fallen a little short of its siblings.

For everyday use, as well as for creating content for social networks, it can deliver you a phenomenal job. So you will be able to record all your memories on it without expecting any kind of disappointment.

As long as you learn how to manipulate it, you will notice how it can come to look professional.

Specification: Google Pixel 5a


Mostly Black

Main Color
Aspect Ratio



Premium metal unibody


>1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 6.3 inches, Always-on display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 cover glass, Full 24-bit depth for 16 million colors, HDR support, Now Playing


6.1 in x 2.9 in


Metal, Plastic


FHD+ (1080 x 2400) OLED at 413 ppi


IP67 water and dust resistance


183.0 g

Camera features

Cinematic Pan, Dual Exposure Controls, Frequent Faces, Live HDR+, Motion autofocus, Night Sight, Portrait Light, Portrait Mode, Super Res Zoom, Top Shot, Ultrawide Lens

Front Camera

1.12 μm pixel width, 8 MP, 83° field of view, Fixed focus, ƒ/2.0 aperture

Rear Camera

1.4 μm pixel width, 12.2 MP dual-pixel, 77° field of view, Autofocus with dual pixel phase detection, ƒ/1.7 aperture, Optical + electronic image stabilization

Second Camera

1.0 μm pixel width, 117° field of view, 16 MP ultrawide, ƒ/2.2 aperture

Video recording

1920×1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 3840×2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)


4680 mAh, All-day battery, Fast charging, Up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver

Memory & Storage



128 GB



Dual SIM




SIM Type

eSIM, Nano SIM


Type-C (reversible)


3.5 mm audio jack, Noise suppression, Stereo speakers, USB-C™ audio

Operation System

Android 11


Adreno 620, Snapdragon™ 765G 2.4 GHz + 2.2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 64-bit Octa-Core


Pixel Imprint™, Titan™ M security module

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