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Google Pixel 4a with Snapdragon 730 surfaces on Geekbench, slightly trails behind the Xiaomi Mi 9T

The Google Pixel 4a shows up on Geekbench. (Image Source: OnLeaks)
The Google Pixel 4a shows up on Geekbench. (Image Source: OnLeaks)
The upcoming Google Pixel 4a has surfaced on Geekbench confirming some of its specs such as the Snapdragon 730 and 6 GB RAM. While the Pixel 4a stands to offer an excellent camera and stock Android 10 experience, it has to compete with similarly specc'ed phones such as the Xiaomi Mi 9T that offer more raw performance and better value for money.

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Specifications and camera capabilities of the Google Pixel 4a aren't really a secret anymore thanks to numerous leaks over the past few weeks. The Pixel 4a is expected to launch on May 22 and in the run-up to the launch, a Geekbench listing of the device has surfaced recently further reaffirming the details we've known so far. 

According to the Geekbench 4 listing, the Pixel 4a powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC manages to score 2,529 points in single core and 6,366 points in multi-core. The benchmark also confirms that the device has 6 GB RAM. From what we know so far, the Pixel 4a can be expected to sport a 5.81-inch FHD+ 60 Hz panel, 64 GB onboard storage, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

While the scores posted by the Pixel 4a are on par with what is to be expected from a Snapdragon 730-powered mid-ranger, the Xiaomi Mi 9T that also sports similar specs does have a lead in this benchmark. The Mi 9T is about a year old now but scores a marginally higher single-core score of 2,559 and a multi-core score of 7,012 that is about 10% higher than that of the Pixel 4a.

For all practical purposes, the slight edge that the Mi 9T, or Redmi K20 as it is referred to in some markets, has in raw performance may not be perceivable in real-world usage. Buyers are likely to opt for the Pixel given that it offers an excellent camera and a native stock Android 10 experience with the peace of mind of regular OTA updates. That being said, the Mi 9T and other phones such as the Realme X2 and Poco X2 are likely to offer more bang for the buck than the Pixel 4a.

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Google Pixel 4a on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench)
Google Pixel 4a on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench)
Xiaomi Mi 9T on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench)
Xiaomi Mi 9T on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench)

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Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 5)