I almost feel bad for people who bought the Pixel 5 last year. Not because it’s a bad phone—it’s my favorite Pixel of all time—because the Pixel 5a is as good in nearly every measurable way. And at $450, it’s a full $250 less than the Pixel 5 when it was released.
The main differences? It’s bigger and it doesn’t have wireless charging. Otherwise, it’s pretty dang similar—it’s even IP67 rated. It’s the first A-series phone to carry any sort of water resistance, which is a big selling point.
Of course, the Pixel 6 will be coming soon (very soon), so if you’re looking for something a bit higher end, then you may want to wait. But if not, it’s hard to get better than the 5a. Hit the top story for my full review. Oh, and if you pick one up, make sure to grab a case for it, too.
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