Pixel 5a with 5G Review

Uncompromised $449 value counters a wave of pricey flagships

Despite having a lot in common with the Pixel 4a 5G, the Pixel 5a stands out, thanks to its durable metal design and water resistance.

More than meets the eye

The Pixel 5a also has a massive 4680 mAh battery, larger than any other Pixel phone. You can easily go two days between charges.

Incredible battery life

Predictable Pixel camera

With the same main and ultrawide cameras as the Pixel 5, you can expect the same flagship quality photos from this budget phone.

The Google Assistant is also key to the Pixel 5a's greatness, adding must-haves like spam call protection, "Hold for Me," and ambient music recognition.

Taken as a whole, the Pixel 5a with 5G is unexpectedly one of the best phones — budget or otherwise — that Google has released to date. At $449, the phone is a no-brainer.

Should you buy it?