Tech Now: Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 

Ask any Google Pixel owner and they’ll tell you: Pixels take great photos. Pixel 4a (5G)  and Pixel 5 are no exception, these phones bring Pixel’s brilliant photography features to the next level! 

Thanks to Google’s software magic, the latest Pixels still get Super Res Zoom, with an ultrawide lens alongside the standard rear camera you get sharp details and breathtaking images. Portrait Mode on the Pixel 4a (5G)  and Pixel 5 lets you capture beautiful portraits that focus on your subject as the background fades into an artful blur. If the lighting isn’t right, your Pixel can  even drop in extra light to illuminate your subject, with the power of Night Sight, you can capture beautifully blurred backgrounds in Portraits even in extremely low light. And with the new editor in Google Photos you can add studio-quality light to your portraits of people with Portrait Light, in the new, more helpful Google Photos editor. In terms of video, they also both come with Cinematic Pan, which will give your videos a professional look using ultrasmooth panning inspired by the equipment Hollywood directors use. 

Google promises the biggest Pixel batteries ever with Pixel 4a (5G) 1 and Pixel 5 backed by the power and speeds of 5G!  Featuring all all-day batteries which can last up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver 8, automatically limiting active apps to the essentials and letting you choose additional apps you want to keep on running. 

5G is the latest in mobile technology, bringing fast download and streaming speeds to users around the world. Whether you’re streaming your favourite show, downloading the latest podcast or listening to music on YouTube, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will provide you with fast speeds at affordable prices. 

YouTube, YouTube Music and Google Podcasts on Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 also give you access to the content you want when you don’t have connectivity by pre-downloading content via 5G 1 when you don’t have WiFi connectivity. 

Google also makes it easier and more enjoyable to stay connected to the most important people in your life with Duo. The new HD screen sharing in Duo video calls lets you and a friend watch the same video, cheer on your favourite teams together and even plan activities – all while being thousands of miles apart! 

And now, the specs Like all Pixel devices, security and safety are paramount in Pixel 4a (5G)  and Pixel 5. Both devices come with a Titan TM M security chip to help keep your on-device data safe and secure, and both phones will get three years of software and security updates. 

Pixel’s security features received a perfect score on a recent analyst scorecard. Plus, Pixel 5 is designed with the environment in mind; using 100 percent recycled aluminum in the back housing enclosure to reduce its carbon footprint.

From Google’s latest AI and Assistant features, to the biggest ever batteries in a Pixel, to its fantastic camera features, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 offer a lot to look forward to! 

When you purchase a Pixel 4a (5G)  or Pixel 5, you’ll also get Stadia and YouTube Premium trial for 3 months, 100 GB of storage with Google One for 3 months and Google Play Pass and Gold/Silver Status on Play Points. Terms and conditions apply. See or, as applicable, for more details. 


Pixel 5 will be on-sale in the UK from 15th October, Pixel 4a with 5G from 19th November on the Google Store. To find out how to get a set of Bose wireless headphones, worth £299.95, visit for full terms and conditions. Offer ends 19.10.2020.


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