Yo, the Google Pixel 5a is here, and if you’re looking for an affordable phone that feels (almost) like a flagship phone, this might be the one. After all, we already consider the Pixel 5 one of the very best Android phones you can buy, and the new 5a is almost the same thing. Almost being the keyword because you’ll miss out on just a few “flagship” features.
But most of those you could probably live without, like wireless charging. And even still, the 5a picked up a new feature previous “A-series” Pixel phones skimped out on. Check out our top story to learn more, and keep an eye out for our upcoming review. We’ve had the Pixel 5a on hand for a week now and want to finish putting it through its paces. In fact, do you want a quick preview of the review? Of course, you do, so consider this a newsletter exclusive sneak peek:
“The benefit of getting the best features that the Pixel has to offer in a package this affordable cannot be overstated. The Pixel 5a has everything Pixel has to offer at a price that makes it impossible to deny.”
Definitely don’t miss that review.
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