I personally like to recommend Google Pixel 4a if the camera is your primary concern. The phone also has a long-lasting battery life, headphone jack, receives prompt software updates, and has a great value worth considering.
This phone was launched on 3rd August 2020. The phone competes with iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy A51, OnePlus Nord, and some other affordable phones from Realme and Xiaomi brands.
Google Pixel 3a was one of the most popular and recommended smartphone of 2019. And the Google Pixel 4a has taken everything that made Google Pixel 3a great, like the impressive build quality, the thoughtful software, the flagship-caliber by lowering the price to $349.
Google Pixel 4a Specifications
|Display||Size = 5.81 inches |
Resolution = 1080×2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio = 19:5:9
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8nm) |
CPU = Octa-core
GPU = Adreno 618
|Back Camera||Single Camera: |
12.2MP Sony IMX363 with f/1.7 aperture.
|Front Camera||Single Camera: |
8MP Sony IMX355 with f/2.0 aperture
|Battery||Non-removable 3140 mAh |
Fast Charging: 18W USB Type-C charging
|Memory and Storage||6GB RAM, 128GB ROM |
no microSD card slot
|Security||Fingerprint Sensor (back-mounted)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
Google Pixel 4a Review
This phone has a single front camera and a single back camera. The main selling point of this phone is the stellar main camera in a less expensive package. The cinematic quality of its photos makes it one of the more intuitive cameras to use and the HDR effects, contrast are awesome.
The back camera is 12.2MP Sony IMX363 with f/1.7 aperture. It has an LED flash, Auto-HDR, panorama features. Though this phone doesn’t have multiple rear cameras like in Galaxy A51 or Pixel 4, it takes very little effort to spit out a good photo.
The front camera is 8MP Sony IMX355 with f/2.0 aperture. It only has Auto-HDR feature for the front camera.
The phone has a plain, polycarbonate body and 5.81 inches OLED capacitive touchscreen with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It has 1080×2340 resolution, 19:59 aspect ratio, and 443 PPI pixel density. The phone also has an Always-on Display (AoD) option.
The display of this phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Processor and Performance
The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8nm). This phone consistently outperformed the Galaxy A51 on the benchmark test and fell behind the pixel 4 flagship which has a superior Snapdragon 855 processor.
The Snapdragon 730G processor doesn’t hold up to intensive use like long gaming sessions. After about 25 minutes of heavy use, the processor starts to slow down.
This phone has a non-removable 3140 mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It uses USB Type-C for charging. You can expect around 6.5 to 7 hours of screen-on time with a 3140 mAh battery. This battery won’t be enough to get you through two days of use.
Google’s Pixel phone don’t tend to take risks in terms of design. In terms of design, Google Pixel 4a looks more like Pixel 4. This phone feels satisfyingly solid because of the matte texture that is pleasing to the touch. There is a punch-hole camera on the front of the phone.
The square camera patch on the back seems a little silly for one lens and the LED flash. This phone cannot be charged wirelessly and is not water-resistant.
Memory and Storage
This phone has only one variant: 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. There is no microSD card slot.
This phone has dual speakers.
This phone doesn’t have a Google Soli sensor chip for facial scanning like in Pixel 4. It has a back-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking the screen.
Price of Google Pixel 4a
|Google Pixel 4a (6GB RAM and 128GB ROM)||$349|
If you want to look at Google Pixel 4a official website then click the link: https://store.google.com/regionpicker