Last week, we asked you if you were up for the Google Pixel 5a, which will only be released in the US and Japan. On the one hand, it was about whether you would buy the phone yourself and also whether it would be an important device in the mid-range segment in general. Here follows the evaluation!
The missing release of the Pixel 5a in the respective NextPit countries drives the readers around! Because a total of 1,712 votes were received in our poll on the Pixel 5a on all domains. This means that you have answered my two questions with a lot of enthusiasm, with which I actually only wanted to point to my petition for the Pixel 5a. I'm kidding, of course, I find the results fascinating this week!
NextPit is 50% optimistic about the Pixel 5a
After all, my hunch that I'm not alone in my enthusiasm for the "best mid-ranger we'll ever get" hasn't been quite confirmed! In just two NextPit domains, positive votes for Pixel 5a were the majority. The distribution of responses is shown in the chart below:
In France, many readers expressed a lack of interest in the Pixel 5a. More interesting, however, is the poll we started on this domain. Here, the majority of the calls are divided between India and the US, so here is a country where you can buy the Pixel 5a. Still, most don't like Pixel 5a.
The Pixel 5a is still important for the mid-range segment
When I asked my first question, I was afraid that some readers might interpret "get the momentum" as a question about purchase intent. As not everyone who reads the question needs a new device, I asked an assessment of the Pixel 5a's position in the midrange segment. And this was the result of the survey:
Here, the answers were even a little clearer than in the first question. Again, France goes against the trend, where the Pixel 5a just doesn't seem to be doing well. Again, the look to India and the US is exciting. Because even though the majority here don't like the Pixel 5a, the device is found to be important for the mid-range.
Conclusion: It could work, Google!
Overall, the survey reinforces my idea to bring the Pixel 5a also globally on the market. Because alternatives to Xiaomi, Oppo and Co. are welcome in the mid-ranger market. According to our reader Vinicius Guerra, Brazil is simply not considered by Google. A circumstance that seems to bother many readers.
If you want to vent your displeasure about the regional release of the Pixel 5a, you still have the opportunity to sign my petition on Change.org. If not, I still thank you for your vote and look forward to hearing your opinion on new phone releases in the future.
It seems that the Google Pixel 5a will be released in the US and Japan only, which means other countries worldwide would either have to settle for a grey import or live without one. In my opinion, this is a gross oversight as we desperately need smartphone alternatives from the likes of Google, Nokia, Apple, and other manufacturers when it comes to the mid-range market. Hence, I would like to find out just how interested you are in the Lite version of the Pixel 5? Let me know in this week's NextPit poll!
If you've been a regular on NextPit this week, you've probably read my open letter to Google. In that article, I listed down reasons why I, and actually the whole world, need the Pixel 5a. This is because the mid-range smartphone market has many qualities and represents an important alternative to Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme, and other Chinese manufacturers in the mid-range segment.
Tech companies from the West shouldn't give up on the mid-range smartphone market without a fight, even if that seems obvious with supply shortages and other logistical difficulties. Of course, I also just want a cheap mid-range smartphone with an awesome camera without having to pony up a huge amount of cash. But let us focus on the important stuff first.
Are you interested in the Pixel 5a?
When I speak of interest, I meant you, of course! In our weekly polls, I always like to keep things simple. I find it exciting to figure out trends and opinions from a diverse community like NextPit's - otherwise I wouldn't have studied sociology a few years ago. Hence, my first survey would be to try and check out whether my love for the Pixel 5a also has similar traction among the NextPit readership:
Of course, this survey is more likely to be of interest to you if you're currently mulling over the possibilities of picking up a new smartphone for yourself. But for those who are not interested in buying the Pixel 5a, I want to ask a second question. Perhaps you might find the Pixel 5a to be an important symbol in flying the flag for the mid-range smartphone market, even if you are more interested in flagship devices.
Did you answer one or both of these questions with a "Yes"? If so, I have one more favor to ask from you: why not take one step further and sign my petition on Change.org? This is because I ended my open letter to Google with the idea of a petition and would like to point out this possibility here as well.
Of course, you are encouraged to forward the petition to your tech-oriented friends and hopefully, we'll be able to show what the international NextPit community is capable of when united. In the meantime, thank you for your participation and have a great weekend!