The day that your Pixel 5 pre-order shows up or that you’ll be able to purchase a Pixel 4a 5G varies greatly depending on where you live. For us in the US, the Pixel 5 is arriving at the end of October, followed by the 4a 5G a few weeks into November. The rest of the world should have both much sooner.
To make this all the more confusing, the first device we have in-house to start reviewing and show off to you is the one you have to wait the longest for. Yes, we have a Pixel 4a 5G in the building and it’s time to get to testing.
As you know, this phone will cost $499 when it arrives here, assuming you stay far away from Verizon’s $599 model. The unlocked model that Google and others will sell carries this price because it lacks 5G mmW, which the Verizon model has.
Other than price and connectivity, the Pixel 4a 5G packs a 6.2″ FHD display at 60Hz, Snapdragon 765G processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, dual camera (12.2MP + 16MP ultra-wide), 3800mAh battery with 18W fast charging, stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Android 11. It’s a sweet little package for the price.
To kickstart our review period, here’s a quick Pixel 4a 5G unboxing for you!