Google has released a Pixel 4a vs. Pixel 4a 5G contrast video, which is a little late.
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The Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G are approaching the end of their retail availability, assuming a standard release timeline in 2021, but that hasn't stopped Google from launching an official comparison video today.

The Pixel 4a was released in mid-August, and the Pixel 4a (5G) was released in early November. The phones also have a few months left if they have a regular year-long availability cycle. The video "Which is right for you: Pixel 4a vs Pixel 4a with 5G?" — alternative name in usage — introduces the decision as a Google search question. Set against a beach and ocean backdrop, it begins by contrasting screen sizes, with the 4a 5G's 6.2-inch display outperforming the 5.8-inch 4a by 14 percent.

The next point of reference is the wide-angle camera, which is followed by a short explanation of 5G. Google emphasizes making a Duo video call while simultaneously sharing the phone. On the subject of battery life, the larger handset is said to have a 23 percent longer battery life (3,140 vs 3,885 mAh). The only possible advantage of the smaller handset is the price gap of $349 and $499.

Since December, Google has been urging Pixel 4a owners to upgrade to the 4a 5G with a Store revamp. The 4a 5G's information was tacked onto the 4a's page (a separate entry still exists). Google is likely to profit from the sale of a more costly smartphone while still promoting new wireless adoption.

Meanwhile, it's a little strange that this Pixel 4a vs. Pixel 4a 5G contrast was released in early April. Renders of a handset dubbed the "Pixel 5a" have also surfaced. It seems to be identical to the 4a 5G and should have similar capabilities. It's unclear if it'll have 5G connectivity, however.

However, availability has been affected by the previous year, with alternative shades (Barely Blue and Clearly White) not arriving until much later.

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