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Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2

Let’s compare Google Pixel 5a with OnePlus Nord 2
Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2
Pixel 5a

Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2

Google is about to ship its newest smartphone worldwide. Google Pixel 5a is not too different from its predecessor, Pixel 5, except for the fact that it has a bigger battery, a higher rating for water and dust resistance, and a better camera.

The OnePlus Nord 2 is also a good phone. It has wonderful features too and it obviously came as an improved version of Nord when it comes to its processor, camera, and battery capacity. However, it has no modern water resistance feature, unlike other phones that were released this year.

In this article, we will compare the Google Pixel 5a with OnePlus Nord 2 so as to guide you in choosing the phone that best suits you.

Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2 Design

Google Pixel 5a has not much difference when compared with its predecessors but it has a different look and feels when compared with the OnePlus Nord 2.

Pixel 5a dimension is 154.9 x 73.7 x 7.6mm and weighs 185g while Nord 2 dimension is 158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm. Nord 2 is quite heavier than Pixel 5a, it weighs 189g, unlike the latter which weighs 185g.

Nord 2 has the same body shape as its predecessor, it also maintains its rear fingerprint scanner while Pixel 5a has its fingerprint scanner on the screen.

There’s also a 3.5mm headphone socket on Pixel 5a but none are present in Nord 2.

The two phones have nice colors too. Pixel 5a color is predominantly black with forest green undertones which make it look classy. However, Nord 2 comes in different colors which are Grey Sierra, Blue Haze, or Green Woods.

Pixel 5a back is made of glass while Nord 2 is back is made of plastic.

Display and Performance

Nord 2 has a bigger screen that measures 6.43 inches with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 415 PPI. Its screen uses OLED technology.

Pixel 5a on the other hand has a 6.0-inch screen which is lesser than that of Pixel 5a. Its screen resolution is 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 409 PPI and makes use of AMOLED technology.

The two phones both claim to have a very fast processor. Pixel 5a makes use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G for its system chip and Android (11) for its operating system while Nord 2 uses MediaTek Dimensity 1200 for its system chip and Android (11), OxygenOS 11.3 UI.

Nord 2

Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2 Battery Capacity

OnePlus introduced a higher battery capacity in Nord 2 but it is not as high as Pixel 5a. Nord 2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh while Pixel 5a lasts longer because of its 4680 mAh battery capacity and its fast charging capabilities.

Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2 Storage

The two phones both have the same large 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space. The downside to these two phones is they both do not accommodate an external memory card.

Google Pixel 5a vs Nord 2 Camera

The two phones make use of a punch-hole camera. Google is still stuck with its dual camera with not too great features while Nord 2 made use of a triple camera arranged in a vertical tray.

Pixel 5a  has a 12-megapixel main camera with 16 Megapixel for the second camera keeping its front camera at 8megapixel.

Nord 2 has a superb 50 Megapixel main camera, 8 Megapixel for its wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, and 2 Megapixel Mono Camera. Its front camera is also great at 32 megapixels.


An interesting part of Pixel 5a is that it has IP67 waterproofing which makes it safer to use while OnePlus can not vouch for a water-resistant Nord 2.

Though the two phones offer some different values the choice is yours.  Both phones are good in their own way.