Historically, the Pixel and Pixel A series have had several key differences between one another in terms of processor power, IP ratings, camera additions, and more. The Google Pixel 5a broke many of these trends, bringing greater feature parity between Google’s flagship and budget entries. A year later, the Pixel 6 is now available, and the 6a is on its way this week. With the Pixel world quickly changing, let’s revisit the Google Pixel 5a and examine how the phone holds up nearly a year later.
Over the last six weeks, I’ve used the Google Pixel 5a as my daily driver, setting aside the Pixel 6. While the Pixel 5a might not be directly available much longer, is it worth keeping onto or getting at a discount in 2022? Let’s dig in and I’ll do my best to answer just that.