Google Pixel 4a: The Budget-Friendly Pixel
After an astonishing success of Google Pixel 3a, Google just announced the launch of their new budget line-up i.e. the Google Pixel 4a. The most anticipated budget Pixel Phone has arrived. It was first announced on August 3rd, 2020, and will start shipping by August 20, 2020.
After the launch of the Google Pixel 3a last year, we started getting rumors, expecting and waiting for the next affordable Pixel phone and I assure you that all the wait and all the hype regarding this phone was worth it. Google Pixel 4a comes with a bang, it’s got significant updates and changes this year. We can definitely see comparisons coming in between the newly launched affordable OnePlus Nord and the Pixel 4a.
Google Pixel 4a
The Google Pixel 4a, as the name suggests or we can say is the lite version of the launched last year by Google, Pixel 4. Talking about the phone itself, the design of the phone is slick, the phone looks compact and elegant. Overall, the design of the phone looks great and by the looks of it, we can definitely be comfortable using it one-handed.
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Display||5.81-inch Full HD+ OLED Display|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Memory||6 GB RAM|
|Rear Camera||12.2 MP f/1.7 (Sony IMX363)|
|Front Camera||8 MP f/2.0 (Sony IMX355)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, Type C|
|Battery||Li-Po 3140 mAh (Non-Removeable)|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Price||Pixel 4a – Rs. 45,000 (Expected) Pixel 4a 5G – Rs. 65,000 (Expected)|
The Google Pixel 4a has a fairly smaller display than its big brother the Google Pixel 4. With a screen size of 5.81 inches, it’s a Full HD+ display with an OLED panel and some variant colors. The display actually looks good and is great to look at. It supports HDR and has an AoD (Always on Display) which will indicate the time and all the notification that the phone has received.
Talking more about the resolution and the aspect ratio of the display, it has 1080×2340 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 along with 443 PPI pixel density. The display also features a hole punch cut on the top left corner of the phone for its single front-facing camera. We have seen this hole punch design layout on other phones from Google too.
The Google Pixel 4a is as we all know a budget-friendly pixel and to fit in that budget segment the Google Pixel 4a has to undergo some heavy changes in the specs. The Google Pixel 4a has Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, an 8-nanometer chipset that has a lot of potentials and can give a good performance to the phone.
It is to say a chipset from last year which is fairly useable to me for the price range of the caliber. It a fast-mid-range budget ARM-based chipset that is mostly used in Android tablets. This chipset will give you maximum performance and will do various tasks smoothly.
We all know Google for their awesome camera setups on their Phones. We are definitely fond of the camera that they use in their phones and the quality of the image that it produces. But this time around Google is taking a different route, the Google Pixel 4a has only two cameras i.e. one is a 12.2 MP rare camera and the other one being the 8 MP front-facing selfie camera.
This is the first we have seen a phone with so few cameras. Most phones in the mid-tier range go with most camera setup as to fulfill the void that they are missing on their phones but google is taking this route for their budget line-up seems a bit weird to me.
Despite, having a single camera on the back, the phone still takes good photos. Taking photos on the Google Pixel 4a is quite easy. You just have to point and shoot, most of the work is done by Google’s intelligent software. The processing of the software is so good that you can shoot photos anywhere, you will get a great photo most of the time. All this paired with different modes that you have to shoot photos and videos in is actually great. You still get all the features like panorama, portrait, and even background blur which is all done through Google’s intelligent image processing software.
Talking about the battery life on this phone, I would say it is decent. It has got a slight increase to the battery size on the Google Pixel 4a compared to the previous Google Pixel 3a. It has a 3140 mAh battery whereas the Pixel 3a has a 3080 mAh battery. So, it should have a slight increase in battery life on this phone. The phone also features an 18W fast charging.
Overall, the Google Pixel 4a is a great device and offers a lot of things and also stays on a budget. The Pixel line-ups are great phones and a bit too expensive to. So, Google launching a mid-tier of a Pixel phone with most of the features is really great. We get to have the satisfaction of using a Pixel phone. But this time around OnePlus is also launching their budget line-up the OnePlus Nord, that too at the same time as the Pixel 4a. There will be a lot of comparisons with these two phones and we will have wait and see which one comes on top.
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