This was a good tomsguide comparison article. I'd like to share my recent decision. My Samsung S5 was getting long in the tooth and was not able to run newer applications due to an older OS so I started looking around especially in the Google Pixel direction because of a cleaner and unpolluted OS that was updated on a regular basis. I am not very wealthy and $600 and up seemed to me to be too expensive. When the Pixel 4a price dropped to $349 I thought about the lack of wireless charging and decided it was not worth an extra $150 and pulled the trigger. I am quite satisfied with my choice and think anybody choosing a Pixel phone (any variety) will be happy with their choice. The Pixel 5 seems to be priced right to sell well enough. Personally, I struggle with justifying paying the exorbitant prices of the competition's flagship phones when there is this good of a competitive choice.