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Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB) vs Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 2 XL vs Google Pixel 4a 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 4a 5G XGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)07Points
Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3520
mAh

(Non removable)

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14PointsGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)Compare Google Pixel 2 XL X
Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
6.2"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3885
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Pixel 2 XL (128GB)7 Advantages Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)vsPixel 4a 5G (G025E)14 Advantages Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x2880 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+537 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs416 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
175 grams (6.13 ounces)vs+168 grams (5.88 ounces)4%
Lighter
Not supportedvs+HDR8Advantage
The HDR8 display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
6"vs+6.2"3%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP131%
Higher resolution main camera
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3520 mAhvs+3885 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10.5Wvs+18W71%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.

33 Common items in both devices
128GB (114GB available) / 128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
P-OLED / OLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
ModelPixel 2 XL (128GB)Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 2 XL G011C, Google Pixel XL2, LG TaimenGoogle Pixel 4a 5G G025E
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandGoogleGoogle
Release dateOctober, 2017November, 2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 157.9 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)74 x 153.9 millimeters (2.91 x 6.06 in)
Weight175 grams (6.13 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory4GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Display typeP-OLEDOLED
Screen size6" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2880 pixels (18:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)537 PPI416 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz90Hz, HDR8
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload800/75 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1700/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/4" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Black/White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, White
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3520 mAh3885 mAh
Charger, watts10.5W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025E)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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