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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.

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.

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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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 5)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.