The technology giant presents a pair of mid-range models that take it to the era of the5G - with quite a few important characteristics which are very conspicuous in their lack
We knew that was what was coming, and yet somehow we still expected a little more - the smartphone supply of Google For 2020 brings with it a change of attitude with a shift to a focus on more popular prices (which are somewhat reminiscent of the heyday of the brandNexus, In the days when the scope of competition in the Android market was much more modest), a neglect of some previous and more prestigious edition technologies and a continuation of the stubborn disregard for other features that have already become defaults among other players.
The name may be slightly misleading, but the new Pixel 4a 5G is not just a sub-version of The discounted Pixel 4a עם chip A different one that supports fifth-generation networks, but also a different model in its design and dimensions - with a magnified 6.2-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1,080 × 2,340 pixels in a protective coating of the Gorilla Glass 3 type, chip Enhanced Octagon Snapdragon 765G System Android Up-to-date without changes and additions straight out of the box, addition of a 11-megapixel secondary sensor for wide-angle photography and battery With a more generous 3,885mAh capacity with fast 18-watt charging.
The Pixel 4a 5G will be offered in North America starting in November with a recommended price tag of $ 500 for 4GB LPDDR6X memory and 2.1GB fast internal UFS 128 storage with no expansion option - $ 150 above the price The standard Pixel 4a With the same volumes Memories And with the same uniform and dull black hue for its plastic shell, when version 5G More advanced with support for the new generation mmWave frequencies (which requires the addition of antennas to the product body) will cost even more for those interested, $ 600 excluding tax.
The Pixel 5, the new leader of Google For the Android world, it feels a bit like a combination of the pair of different Pixel 4a models we now have - with a panel OLED 6-inch with a resolution of 1,080 × 2,340 pixels with a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz, which helps it deliver quite compact physical dimensions that are almost identical to those of the 4G version Pixel 4a (with a more modest 5.81-inch screen), alongside use In an aluminum casing with a more modern protective cladding of the type Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and also compliance with the IP68 standard for protection against water and dust.
Google's new model carries a recommended price tag of $ 700 in the US (excluding tax) and € 630 in Europe (with local tax) - but despite this addition it is based on the same chip Snapdragon 765G like the Pixel 4a 5G, along with the same 2.1GB internal UFS 128 storage and 8GB of dynamic LPDDR4X memory, system Android 11, speakers Stereophonic (as for all modelspixel 4a), dual rear photo array with main 12-megapixel sensor and 16-megapixel wide-angle camera (identical topixel 4a 5G), a modest 8-megapixel selfie camera and a 4,080mAh battery with 18 watts of wired charging and support for wireless charging in addition.
The Pixel 5 can undoubtedly be considered a higher value From last year's Pixel 4 and from Pixel 4 XL thanks For a price that is lower than both, but it loses the secondary front depth sensor and the unique Soli sensor at the front, loses processing power, loses the advanced telephoto camera at the back and even loses sharpness and density in the display compared to last year's XL model - all without adding features Important as connectivity support Wi-Fi 802.11ax (also known as Wi-Fi 6), Larger and faster storage option, really fast loading and higher refresh rate for the display.
Smartphones Google Will continue to be an interesting alternative for those looking for compact dimensions, intriguing photography technologies and an operating system with minimal disruption - but now it can be stated without fear that this is not the technology front, even compared to other devices with costs between $ 500 and $ 700. Is this a brief respite that the technology giant takes on before making a formidable comeback, or a signal that its interest in such products is rapidly dwindling? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments.