Pixel 5 and 4A 5G review: classic Google

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The Pixel 5 and 4A 5G are Google's flagship phones that aren't technically flagships. They have the classic Google cameras but they also have other "classic" parts like a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and processor that isn't the fastest you can get. Do they do enough to justify their prices? Dieter Bohn reviews both phones.
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Kristopher Kohlmeier
Kristopher Kohlmeier 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The pixel 4a 5g is looking to be one helluva good upgrade from my iPhone 6s. I just want a battery that will go for far more than 2hrs screen on, and a headphone jack because I want to be able to plug in my nice $300 headphones without dealing with cheap dongle audio DAC adapters I’ll end up losing anyways.
elotrolado 13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have a Pixel 3 and really want the 5 for it's size and display, but the speakers:( I use them all the time for calls. I think I'll wait for speaker improvement in the 5A or 6.
Emily White
Emily White 13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Honestly I don't really care about all the fancy stuff on a phone. What I look for is a good battery life and a good camera. This phone seems to have it - think I'll go with the 5.
Ghyslain Rodrigue
Ghyslain Rodrigue 17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That top speaker issue is a deal breaker for me....
Devansh ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This guy is American Benedict Cumberbatch😅
c137 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
imagine if apple didn’t release a pro model these mans would hate so much LOOOOL
Daniel Xu
Daniel Xu 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Almost feel like I'd be downgrading from my pixel 2xl. 4a 5g and 5 are basically the same, wish they had the 4a 5g as the budget pixel and made the Pixel 5 a proper flagship.
John ONeill
John ONeill 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Does the Pixel 4a have the same camera / camera quality as the Pixel 4a 5g and Pixel 5?
code &code
code &code 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
you've not talked about whether or not 5g is safe for us.
Philippe Chaumais
Philippe Chaumais 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is the upper speaker so bad ? And have you seen any problem with the way the screen was fixed on the chassis ?
Reid18 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The music is eerie as hell. Makes it feel like a 4a 5G hate video.
Om Shah
Om Shah 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Which camera gears you guys used for outdoor shoot?
Sonic extra life fan
Sonic extra life fan 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Some rockin tunes on the background!
wendy mcdonald
wendy mcdonald 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ozzy osbourne
Avinash S
Avinash S 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Google phones service life is 3 years with security and OS upgrades. Plus you would not get any more app updates and newer app version will slow down phone or overall phone feels sluggish to operate. Plus when battery degrades, you just can’t replace it as there are no google service centers or is not worth spending money for new battery with added shipping cost. Bottom line: $700 will be $0 in 3 years
Soham Rikame
Soham Rikame 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Drop the Pixel line-up and bring back the Nexus and everything will make sense.
ARSHAD ILLIKKAL 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can you send India?
maria argelia baron arias
maria argelia baron arias 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Akash Deodhar
Akash Deodhar 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
so in a nutshell, pixel 5 if you prefer 90hz, wireless charging, and teeny stereo speakers and pixel 4a 5g if you want a headphone jack, better speakers
newfnshow031 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People ask Google to lower the price and when they lower the price you complain about what it doesn't have. People are never happy. Anyway, I wish they included an option with a larger display than 6.2 that's not big enough for people that like xl phones
Desmond TiAndre
Desmond TiAndre 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Google pixel phone, google pixel earbuds - c’mon, we need a google pixel watch to complete the set
K R 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Extreme battery is "Sad"? Are you crazy????!!!! It is already insane and if they can give MORE I'll take it. Who complains about getting more battery power. Reviewers need to be praising the fact that she corrected battery life that sucked. Can't win em all I guess.
SSaini 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The tech community does not represent the average consumer, they are in a bubble!
Jake D
Jake D 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Awesome review
Vedang Upadhye
Vedang Upadhye 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I liked how they kept comparitively smaller screen
vandana jaiswal
vandana jaiswal 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why did you guys are bashing 5G here in the pixel video and praising how fast it is in Iphone video ?
Tommy Muecke
Tommy Muecke 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am getting the Pixel 5. I am coming from the Pixel 2xl and before that I had the Pixel XL. I enjoy the software experience on the Pixel line and the updates.
Jim Lucas
Jim Lucas 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Really looking forward to the Pixel 5🤘🏻
Teja Karlapudi
Teja Karlapudi 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Google finally nailed the fundamentals. I'm really excited about the Pixel 6 to see how better it can get. I think Google will bring back flagship processors next year.
Jawad Khan
Jawad Khan 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
When will google release camera update for pixel 4...do any one know about it ?
Enrique Flores
Enrique Flores 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've got the Pixel 5 coming from a OnePlus 6t and can't make up my mind about the benefits. The higher refresh rate, slightly better camera, and wireless charger are not something that has ever been something important on a phone. I would had gone for OnePlus again, but it seems that Vodafone in the UK is not bringing any this year.
Tito 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No flagship processor? No squeeze assistant? No face unlock? No telescopic Camera? - Give me a break - NEXT !!!!
Geordon Worley
Geordon Worley 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You didn't mention the 6GB vs 8GB RAM difference. That could be the difference between a background app having to silently close or not.
Shane Horne
Shane Horne 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I love this phone might even get the pixel 4a
Jesús Henríquez
Jesús Henríquez 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
When the video is of such high quality that at 720 it looks as if you had it at 360
Matthew Nanney
Matthew Nanney 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Been rocking this Pixel 2XL forever, finally think it's time to upgrade!
Camille Regala
Camille Regala 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wait, there a white 4a 5g??
Camille Regala
Camille Regala 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wait, there's a white 4a 5g??
4 ron
4 ron 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Another straight forward, to the point review. The Verge does it right. I love my 4a.
Joshua Tatro
Joshua Tatro 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It's a phone that's now almost entirely about the experience and the software, which maybe isn't as exciting, but I do think it's the future. By demonstrating that they can extract a "premium" experience from fairly average hardware (e.g. a 90hz screen instead of 120, no face unlock, "only" two camera lenses, the same sensor from 2 years ago, no special co-processor, etc.), Google proves that products like the iPhone and Galaxy line are increasingly relying on gimmicks and eye-catching design refreshes to keep the money flowing. The future is hardware agnosticism and good software that works well with a lot of different combinations.
Stefano K
Stefano K 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm going hold off for the first time in 3 years. Wait for something spectacular in April or wait for Pixel 6
ChristdamicoHD 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Smart move by the company that leaves us without options, I think the pixel 4a 5G should not exist, I think they should have released two versions of the Pixel 5, If you want a larger version you have to settle for the shorter version in specifications. Crazy, many have liked what Google has done, the XL version was the one that corresponded to cost the 700 dollars that pixel 5 costs, "my opinion"
Pranav Choudhary
Pranav Choudhary 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pixel 4a is best for me still.
Shine Joseph
Shine Joseph 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I prefer having fingerprint sensor on back than the current flagship in screen ones.
Matt Mendoza
Matt Mendoza 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Seems the 5 is a downgrade from the 4XL?
lattz46 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
At the end of the day it's a phone which majority of people use for FB insta and PApost and still not good enough for most people . Still using the 2 xl. My fav phone of all time.
Dharpo Wicaksono
Dharpo Wicaksono 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
because of new tax import regulation in Indonesia... pixel 5 gonna cost more than a pixel 4... so.. yeah.. no new pixel this year 😔
Artur 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
yes, well, there is no doubt about the camera, but hardware, a much lower processor at a price that I really consider high. for me a fair price the Pixel 4A (without 5G) would be around € 250, € 300 and the Pixel 5 between € 400, € 500
Mackenzie Abbott
Mackenzie Abbott 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have an iPhone 7 Plus and I would really love to get a new phone. I can't really think of anything I do on my phone that is really apple centric. Not sure I would really miss it too much and they are just so expensive, though I am finding in my research that other phones are too! I am really considering this phone and switching over to android as a whole
Brian 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I really wish they didn’t take out the neural Engine and I wish the speakers would have been better, but I still think it’s a solid device and can’t wait to get it.
seth parker
seth parker 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Another you tuber said the 5 has clicky loud buttons is this your findings
twoAm 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I guess I'll keep my 4XL.
Juan Pulgar
Juan Pulgar 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am between the Google Pixel 4a or the OnePlus 8. In the market where I live, these 2 phones are around the same price.
yung mouss
yung mouss 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The phone is bigger so the battery should definitely be better, it doesn't really make sense
Oliver Juarez
Oliver Juarez 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I juts love the manimalist look of the pixel 5 very elegant , simple buttery smoothness 😍😍😍
Damian W
Damian W 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Will the Qlty of RAW iPhone photos be the same with using halide app in compirisiom to RAW photos of Pixel 5?😉
Dalton Earl
Dalton Earl 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just bought the samsung s20 fe and the selfie camera is so bad that I'm going to return it. I was upgrading from a pixel 3a and I like the 3a's pictures better
AY Piash
AY Piash 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Khalid Gharseldin
Khalid Gharseldin 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
GOOGLE PIXEL: Cheap speaker, cheap body, a cheap processor, Poor 5G speed,, old and small and slow sensors, camera from pixel 3, CPU slow down, forget about gaming with this phone, very cheap manufacturing, the expensive price for nothing
Junayd A.A
Junayd A.A 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
damn its such a hard choice for me.. Pixel 5 or iPhone 12 non pro, its a very tough decision between these two phones lol
Simon Wolf
Simon Wolf 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Probably choosing between 4a or Nord
Shane need blinds Best in Melbourne
Shane need blinds Best in Melbourne 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks a Buch
Zaki Al Hashimi
Zaki Al Hashimi 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The pixel 5 should have had snapdragon 865 otherwise it's not really worth the extra 200$
The大腿 Studio
The大腿 Studio 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tbh , the Pixel 5 is kinda step down from Pixel 4 . The processor performance is actually slower than last year’s . Moreover , they replace the face unlock with fingerprint which i think is a huge step down beside using a 765G chip instead of a 865 . I would rather pay more to have more advanced technologies . People are actually crazy to prefer cheaper and mid range phone , i’m like wtf 😂😂
Nick Arent
Nick Arent 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You need to make the correction the Pixel 5 is IPx8 not IP68. It is water resistant but not dust resistant.
Chris 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is nobody here to mention, that I freaking love that Google dodged their face id version in corona times? I am so damn frustrated with my iPhone. Every day I am in the supermarket I'm kinda stressed because i need to unlock it 20x with my pin to check the shopping list. Actually struggling to switch from iPhone to Google this year.
gabz groove
gabz groove 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
signing up here and now for a giveaway of the Pixel 5... green! hey it could happen!!
computerkid1416 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm going with the 4a 5G because of the bigger size and the extra $200 isn't worth it to me. But I wish it was coming out this month.
sic22l 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I think picture quality hits the hardware limit, not the limit of the Google's argorithm. Google is using the same tiny sensor for 4 years now and it just hit the limit of what it can capture. Meanwhile the competition moved to much larger and much more capable sensors with big pixels.
Jace 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I can't help but feel it's a sad state of affairs that £599 is considered a 'reasonable' price :/
Muhammad Iman
Muhammad Iman 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nice review. I hate the fact that they put wireless charging feature on Nexus 5 but not to this entire 4a line :(
C L 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
kenny Hitt
kenny Hitt 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks for your review. I was wondering about the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 4A5G in the Pixel 5. Your review answered my question. Time to upgrade to the Pixel 5 as soon as it comes back in stock.
Tomax Xamot
Tomax Xamot 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am still miffed that their software destroyed the camera on my pixel 3, so goodbye I bought the pixel 1,2,3 so now I will take my $699 and buy an iphone bye to google and your lousy hardware, try fixing your hardware when people give you their hard earned money
Shawn Tempesta
Shawn Tempesta 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
...and Active Edge is gone. Tragic.
king yAsir
king yAsir 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Appla pls Qimaha JabiYah Garacyahay😂
KAMAL 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i really watch the verge's reviews of phones which i'm not even interested, just for their cinematography and production quality. 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿
Table Spoon
Table Spoon 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Simple, Yet powerful.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Excellent comparison! I like the way you rated the phones in relative terms. Anyone trying to decide between the two will be greatly helped by watching this video. 🤔
Tony Wong
Tony Wong 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No one wants 4k24 over 4k30
Sara G
Sara G 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Really in depth!!! I love Google products for their price and simplicity. Thanks for breaking it down!
Yeiayel 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
the way this guy talk, its tiring! breathe 😤
noodlefoo 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I feel like this is a very good and accurate review on the current Pixel line up. I still feel the prices could be cheaper.
Chuck Gallagher
Chuck Gallagher 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Selling my Samsung S20
eteb john
eteb john 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dude your reviews are just about complains, perhaps you take a moment to complimen ont the few things they did right😁
Kevin Gallagher
Kevin Gallagher 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great review. The 4 was a disaster. The 5 has brought them into the game. Good spec at the right price, this in the Google effect and a decent battery, it's a winner. I'd buy one. Note 10+ owner.
Rommel the Cat
Rommel the Cat 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Good comparison. I like the 4a 5g for the price but I need an IP rating since I run with my phone so I guess I'm going Pixel 5.
AJ Salvaleon
AJ Salvaleon 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I hate these people thinking that minimalistic designs are boring. YOU ARE BORING!
Mariachee Bandidos
Mariachee Bandidos 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
it's good that you guys didn't focus on 5G in this review now if you only you'd do the same in the iPhone review. and no, apple didn't hype up 5G, especially since they didn't put "5G" in the name, unlike...
M Murase
M Murase 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I didn't buy a Pixel 3 for is camera. Never have. I'll probably get a 5 for 5g, much bigger battery, reasonable price, and compact size. I'm not dropping more money for flagship devices.
Rakiyang 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So... the main differences between the Pixel 5 and the 4a5g are the battery, headphone jack, wireless charging, and water resistance? Is that correct? I'm curious as to why a lot of the comments say they'd choose the Pixel 5 over the pixel 4a5g when they're basically the same, but the 4a5g is much cheaper. I understand the convenience of water resistance and wireless charging, but for $200? Am I missing something? What makes the Pixel 5 better?
Eric Brown
Eric Brown 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Classic Google - completely pivot your product strategy without any concern for loyal customers who have been supporting your Flagships for years. Pixel 3XL owner here. Preordered iPhone 12 Pro this morning.
thaimbomb 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm glad I don't have to pay $900 for a pixel phone again!
Jason Nelken
Jason Nelken 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
$700 is midrange now?!?
Haakki 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i am still not over the computer you guys built
Joshua Talley
Joshua Talley 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
iPhone 12 mini for me...trading in my Pixel 3 for that sweet discount. I will miss having an Android phone, but my Pixelbook will keep me partially tuned into Android.
Jaydeep Sutar
Jaydeep Sutar 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm hearing a lot of 'but'.
Tim Tsai
Tim Tsai 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Google did it for me. I ordered mine from the Google Store and it shipped on the same day (Oct.15), which is icing on the cake
insanityworks 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I know I want to stick with google phones... this year though the 4a seems really really enticing at that price point. The camera and google pixel exclusive features are what i care about.... Waiting to see what sort of sale google inevitably does shortly after the preorders ship.
Matt Samson
Matt Samson 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It is actually why I like Google Pixel phones. They are ordinary, with none of the bloatware added by companies like Samsung.
sic22l 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
On Samsung Google is the bloatware.
Paarth Garg
Paarth Garg 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This video is sponsored by Levi's. Subtle.
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