My wife went with the Pixel 4a 5G in Clearly White. It's a nice little phone. I'm still not sold on removing the dedicated back button & the button for toggling between apps, though.

It's nice to see a smallish phone with decent specs.

@sopan
Any particular reasons?

To be clear, only the 4a 5G is available here, not the 4a.

@SlowRain yeah 4a 5G

1. Bigger Screen
2. Have same specs
3. Even has same camera setup
4. $200 cheaper than 5

@SlowRain
@sopan

If I remember correctly, the 5 has wireless charging and better water resistance. The 4a has a headphone jack. Listen to your heart on the feature set you'd prefer.

@sopan @afontaine
It's for my wife. She's leaning towards the 4a 5G based on price. The 5 is smaller (always nice!) & has a nicer feel (but she'll likely put a case on it).

@SlowRain @afontaine yeah. 5 is nice but in my opinion what it offers as an extra compared to 4a 5G is not much useful for me. So I would rather save 200 bucks here

@SlowRain I am biased because of my smaller hands. But I went with 5 when facing this choice.

@SlowRain I thought similarly about the navigation button but now I can't use a phone without the gestures. It took me a while to get used to the gestures, but after that, it feels like the most natural way to navigate.

@soum
I have in the past watched videos on new features of cell phones, but this is the first time I'll have to research how to navigate the actual phone.

@SlowRain Swipe from edge to go back, quick swipe up (and release) from the bottom to return home, and swipe up the same way and hold to see recent apps.

@soum
Thank you very much for that! My wife sort of figured out the Home swipe, but I never would've guessed at the other two.

@SlowRain I opted for the 4a 5g because it is my first pixel / 5g phone. even though it's not waterproof, it is a little future proof. If you're upgrading from a pixel, definitely go with the 5g, if it's your first pixel I would try out the 4a before more money on the 5

@JodiFOSSter
Thanks. She got a 4a 5G on the weekend. The 4a isn't available here, & the 5 didn't really have anything she needed. Plus it was out of stock.

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