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Google Pixel 5a
Google Pixel 5a
Google Pixel 5a
Google Pixel 5a

Informr score
The Google Pixel 5a currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
2.4 GHz
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.7

What the Critics Are Saying...


If you’re seeking a smaller and affordable handset with stock Android 12, rapid updates, 5G connectivity, and a camera that can punch way above its weight, the Pixel 5a might be for you. However, since the Pixel 6 arrived, the 5a is already looking past it.

- Chris Smith, TrustedReviews

The Pixel 5A offers what matters most – a great camera, display, and performance – all for a budget-friendly price.

- Helena Stone, GeekSpin
Gear Diary

While the highly anticipated Google Pixel 6 flagship series will be available in just another month or so, it will most assuredly be much more expensive. With that in mind, the Google Pixel 5a is an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable, updated Pixel device, so long as you live in t...

- Judie Lipsett Stanford, Gear Diary

The Pixel 5a might not look exciting on the outside and this combined with what looks like Google trying to hide this phone from the world, it can almost fly under the radar. But it shouldn't be this way: this phone excels in the fundamentals in an outstanding way. It is built like a tank with a met...

- Iskra Petrova, PhoneArena

The Google Pixel 5a could have been a more compelling smartphone had it arrived with an LTE chipset instead of the Snapdragon 765G. Thus, it could have been sold at $349 or maybe even $399 to directly compete with the iPhone SE. The Pixel 5a is essentially a repackaged Pixel 5 with a larger screen a...

- GSMArena

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Google Pixel 5a prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Google's suggested retail price is $449.00. You can compare Pixel 5a prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Google backs up the Pixel 5a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Pixel 5a has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Google support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Google's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 5a's screen size is 6.34 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

2.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB Octa-core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 11 (Update Available: 12) operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4680 mAh battery.

Pixel 5a Specs

Release Date August 26, 2021
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 11 (Update Available: 12)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB Octa-core 2.4 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide)
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 413 pixels
Size 6.34 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glas 3
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4680 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Mostly Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.49 x 7.37 x 0.76 cm (6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 183 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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