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Google Pixel 3a XL (G020C) vs Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 3a XL vs Google Pixel 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Google Pixel 3a XL (G020C)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
6"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4080
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)

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 3a XL (G020C)1 Advantage Google Pixel 3a XL (G020C)vsPixel 5 (G5NZ6)19 Advantages Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core24%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (50GB available)vs+128GB (109GB available)118%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
167 grams (5.85 ounces)vs+151 grams (5.29 ounces)11%
Lighter
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)2%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ 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.
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+430 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(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.
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3700 mAhvs+4080 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

34 Common items in both devices
OLED
16 million
6"
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+27 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
ModelPixel 3a XL (G020C)Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 3a XL G020C (Unlocked)Google Pixel 5 5G G5NZ6 (KDDI Corporation)
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
Japan
Japan
BrandGoogleGoogle
Release dateMay, 2019October, 2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)70.4 x 144.7 millimeters (2.77 x 5.7 in)
Weight167 grams (5.85 ounces)151 grams (5.29 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
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 615Qualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
Display typeOLEDOLED
Screen size6" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~86.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels (18:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI430 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz90Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/75 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 Cat11/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 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 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
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 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
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 length28mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: 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 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
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/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm 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
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
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
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- Always-on display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Sorta Sage
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3700 mAh4080 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020C)Google Pixel 5 (G5NZ6)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.33W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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