Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 5a 5G: What’s the Difference?

Google Pixel 6a was launched during Google’s I / O event on Wednesday. The latest handset from the technology giant is an upgrade to last year’s budget offering, Google Pixel 5a 5G, and is powered by the company’s internal Tensor processor and a Titan M2 security coprocessor. Google Pixel 6a and Pixel 5a 5G have 60Hz refresh rate screens, 6GB RAM and have dual rear cameras with a 12.2-megapixel primary sensor. However, the two phones also have several differences, such as battery capacity and screen size.

Let’s compare Google Pixel 6a with its predecessor Google Pixel 5a 5G to find out the basic differences between the two on paper.

Google Pixel 6a vs Pixel 5a 5G price compared

The new Google Pixel 6a comes with an exact price of $ 449 (about 34,800 Rs.), Just like the Pixel 5a 5G. The new Pixel 6a is offered in the Chalk, Charcoal and Sage color options and will be available for pre-order in the US from 21 July. It is expected to make its debut in India later this year. Google Pixel 5a 5G, on the other hand, was launched in August last year in a single Mostly Black shade. The handset was not sold in the Indian market.

The specifications for Google Pixel 6a and Pixel 5a 5G are compared

Dual-SIM (Nano + eSIM) Google Pixel 6a runs on Android 12 out of the box, while the single SIM card (Nano) Pixel 5a 5G runs Android 11. In terms of screen, Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 20: 9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 60Hz refresh rate. Google Pixel 5a 5G, on the other hand, has a slightly larger 6.34-inch full-HD + (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED screen with a aspect ratio of 20: 9, 413 ppi pixel density, 60Hz refresh rate and HDR support.

The new Google Pixel 6a is powered by an eight-core Google Tensor SoC and a Titan M2 security processor, which is paired with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM. However, the Google Pixel 5a 5G has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC under the hood along with an Adreno 620 GPU and 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

For photos and videos, the Pixel 6a has basically the same dual rear camera set as the Pixel 5a 5G with a 12.2-megapixel primary sensor that has an f / 1.7 lens. The camera unit in Pixel 6a includes a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle camera instead of the 16-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle sensor found on the Pixel 5a 5G. For selfies and video chat, both models have an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f / 2.0 aperture.

Google has packed 128 GB of built-in storage on both phones. Connectivity options on both phones include NFC, Google Cast, GPS, Galileo, USB Type-C port and QZSS. Google Pixel 6a has 5G, Bluetooth V5.2 connectivity and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity options as well. Connectivity options on the Pixel 5a 5G include dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.0. Pixel 5a 5G also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack that is not available on the new phone.

Google Pixel 6a has a fingerprint sensor on the screen for biometric authentication. Pixel 5a 5G, on the other hand, has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Other sensors on both phones include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and proximity sensor.

Google has provided a 4,410 mAh battery on the Pixel 6a that comes with support for fast charging. The Google Pixel 5a 5G, by comparison, has a larger 4,680 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.


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