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    Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Boasts bigger battery and screen than 4a 5G, IP67 water resistance, and $449 price tag.
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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    inc 3.5mm headphone jack

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    With pre-orders now live, as mentioned in the intro, general sales of the Pixel 5a begin on Thursday, 26th August in the US and Japan.
    Anyone know the UK release date and price?? £399??

    A review:
    https://uk.pcmag.com/mobile-phones/1...xel-5a-with-5g

    Looks solid - might have got one,but ended up with a refurbished S20FE 5G. Should have waited a bit longer to see it in-store!

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    inc 3.5mm headphone jack
    Huzzah! Just missing a MicroSD card slot.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyone know the UK release date and price?? £399??
    There's been talk of it being only for Japan and US....

    I'm interested in the same info but I wouldn't be shocked to see £450 seeing as most things seem to just be 1:1 these days (yes I know about VAT etc).

    In all honesty I'd actually say 399 is a little too high and at 450, it was old tech last year, it's even older now.... it's just annoying that this is one of the few 'small' android phones out there, made even worse by the lack of 'stock' android phones in general.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    There's been talk of it being only for Japan and US....

    I'm interested in the same info but I wouldn't be shocked to see £450 seeing as most things seem to just be 1:1 these days (yes I know about VAT etc).

    In all honesty I'd actually say 399 is a little too high and at 450, it was old tech last year, it's even older now.... it's just annoying that this is one of the few 'small' android phones out there, made even worse by the lack of 'stock' android phones in general.
    Its 6.34" so,is not that small anymore! £450 would be dissapointing as the Samsung A52 5G/A52S 5G/S20 FE 5G can be found in the £350~£500 range too.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    4,680mAh - Too small a battery for me. Got a Galaxy M51 with a 7,000mAh battery. You can use the phone all day and still have 50% charge. I'd also still expect the battery to last a day in over 2 years unlike all my previous phones that I only replaced due to the battery. I just couldn't go smaller in the future.
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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Good to see they're keeping the headphone jack and increasing the battery. My sister switched to the 4a from the iPhone SE (1st gen), due to the camera and headphone jack (she has really good wired headphones), and my flatmate also has the 4a, and both have been really happy with it.

    And despite my general avoidance of Google products, I have to admit that spec-wise it looks better than the current-gen iPhone SE, as someone who also cares about camera, headphones, and battery, but is more than satisfied with first-gen SE performance.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Its 6.34" so,is not that small anymore! £450 would be dissapointing as the Samsung A52 5G/A52S 5G/S20 FE 5G can be found in the £350~£500 range too.
    The thing is in 'relative' terms the phone is actually quite small these days, it's 'only' 155mm tall although I'd still like to see a stock android phone, with reasonable specs, about the size of the iphone mini.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    The thing is in 'relative' terms the phone is actually quite small these days, it's 'only' 155mm tall although I'd still like to see a stock android phone, with reasonable specs, about the size of the iphone mini.
    The S20FE/A52 are about the same height AFAIK. The Pixel 4A/5 are much shorter at 145MM,but the iPhone 12 Mini is only 131MM so is very compact in comparison! Apparently though it seems all the cool kids like larger phones and Apple has ended production:
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/06/30...ni-production/
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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The S20FE/A52 are about the same height AFAIK. The Pixel 4A/5 are much shorter at 145MM,but the iPhone 12 Mini is only 131MM so is very compact in comparison! Apparently though it seems all the cool kids like larger phones and Apple has ended production:
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/06/30...ni-production/
    Pixel 4A (non 5G) would be fine but if they're saying the 5A is a bit laggy then that would be even worse now (I blame the code etc tbh)... no idea why a mobile OS needs to be so 'heavy'

    Samsung S20FE/A52, not a fan of their OS and in all honesty the recent samsung things we've bought have had issues so...

    Honestly I'd like nokia/motorola to bring out a smaller size but well spec'd phone, both of them have served me well rather than the huge phones all the 'cool kids' have so they can basically show off to their friends. At the moment the only hope of a smaller sized Android phone is a sony one but that's just a rumour. Having said that I'm not sure I'd have a Sony phone these days (cost/updates) even though my p900i was a brilliant device for it's time.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Pixel 4A (non 5G) would be fine but if they're saying the 5A is a bit laggy then that would be even worse now (I blame the code etc tbh)... no idea why a mobile OS needs to be so 'heavy'

    Samsung S20FE/A52, not a fan of their OS and in all honesty the recent samsung things we've bought have had issues so...

    Honestly I'd like nokia/motorola to bring out a smaller size but well spec'd phone, both of them have served me well rather than the huge phones all the 'cool kids' have so they can basically show off to their friends. At the moment the only hope of a smaller sized Android phone is a sony one but that's just a rumour. Having said that I'm not sure I'd have a Sony phone these days (cost/updates) even though my p900i was a brilliant device for it's time.
    Android is a bit on the heavy side sadly,but the SD765G should be OK. However,the newer SD778G seems to take the cores from the 800 series and has a lower end GPU. Sony has the most compact Android flagship in the form of the Xperia 5 III,but they don't have a good track record of software updates after 2 years. GSMArena does have a list of compact smartphones:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/best_compac...eview-2029.php

    Asus Zenphone 8?

    However,Qualcomm,Google and Samsung are apparently trying to work together to make sure there is longer support:

    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releas...os-support-and

    As part of this collaboration with Google, Qualcomm Technologies will now support four Android OS versions and four years of security updates for all Snapdragon platforms utilizing the Project Treble enhancements, starting with the new Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform. These initiatives are designed to enable faster Android OS upgrades with fewer resources and a predictable software lifecycle for Snapdragon based devices, which together are expected to result in more consumers with Snapdragon based devices running the latest Android OS version.
    Samsung seems to be the first major OEM to now move to the 4 years support model. So 3 OS updates and 4 years of security updates:
    https://www.androidauthority.com/sam...dates-1148888/
    https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsu...es-four-years/

    Hopefully others will follow suite! I always thought the 2 years for many Android phones was rather stingy!

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Android is a bit on the heavy side sadly,but the SD765G should be OK. However,the newer SD778G seems to take the cores from the 800 series and has a lower end GPU. Sony has the most compact Android flagship in the form of the Xperia 5 III,but they don't have a good track record of software updates after 2 years. GSMArena does have a list of compact smartphones:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/best_compac...eview-2029.php
    Don't think I want to pay that much for a sony all things considered lol

    Asus Zenphone 8?
    and option if I could find a UK seller, not keen on buying mobiles outside the UK and everything seems to be coming from outside the UK.

    However,Qualcomm,Google and Samsung are apparently trying to work together to make sure there is longer support:

    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releas...os-support-and
    which is fine IF the companies continue to support the device, plenty have dropped support due to 'something else' causing performance issues etc (they want to sell a new phone really)


    Samsung seems to be the first major OEM to now move to the 4 years support model. So 3 OS updates and 4 years of security updates:
    https://www.androidauthority.com/sam...dates-1148888/
    https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsu...es-four-years/

    Hopefully others will follow suite! I always thought the 2 years for many Android phones was rather stingy!
    I don't know what it is but I just don't really like the samsung overlay, even the newest one, and the fact that it currently (supposedly being removed) has ads in a 'premium' device is stupid, if I wanted ads on my phone I'd just grab a xiaomi or something.

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Asus has a UK shop?? Or is it not in the UK??

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    Re: Google Pixel 5a with 5G goes up for pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Asus has a UK shop?? Or is it not in the UK??
    Not sure if it's based outside the uk but it's out of stock anyway so...

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