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Google Pixel 4a

Specifications

Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 4a (Pixel 4 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 470 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
5.80 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 444 PPI, capacitive, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, e-compass, barometer, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM (850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz), 3G UMTS (B1/B2/B4/B5/B8), 4G LTE (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B20/B25/B26/B28/B32/B38/B39/B40/B41/B66/B71), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 144 x 69.4 ( = 0.32 x 5.67 x 2.73 in)
Battery
3140 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 12.2 MPix f/1.7, 27 mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 24 mm, 1.12 µm
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, USB Type-C cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.37 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.39 W/kg, fanless
Weight
143 g ( = 5.04 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
350 Euro

 

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Average Score: 84.71% - good
Average of 56 scores (from 109 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 75%, features: 73%, display: 85% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Google Pixel 4a

83.5% Google Pixel 4a smartphone in review: It's not about the megapixels | Notebookcheck
In the past, Google's Pixel smartphones have always had a couple of aspects to be criticized for. With the Pixel 4a, however, the points of criticism have been reduced to a minimum, and a budget smartphone has been created that among other things can shine with its excellent camera.
90% Google Pixel 4a Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Google Pixel 4a is being sold on Flipkart at a promotional price of Rs. 29,999, which is a bit lower than its official retail price of Rs. 31,999. I think it's a good buy at this price for anyone looking to capture good photos and video with their smartphone. Unlike last year's Pixel 3a, the Pixel 4a isn't crippled too much in terms of processing power. It features a good SoC as well as enough RAM and storage to offer a decent gaming performance. Battery life might not be as good as what the competition achieves, but despite its small capacity, you should expect this phone to last nearly a full day on average.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
60% Google Pixel 4a Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Google Pixel 4a is perfect for a compact smartphone that does not compromise on the experience even as it switches to mid-range components. Oh, and the camera? Just as good as before. But you may start missing the ultrawide lens soon after starting to use the phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 42% performance: 70% workmanship: 60%
80% Google Pixel 4a review: Get ready for a surprise
Source: The Indian Express English
At Rs 29,999, the Pixel 4a might not be a flagship smartphone but it is the phone that many people might want to buy purely because of its compact size and reasonably good performance. It’s a Pixel phone at the end of the day, which means you will get a class-leading camera and guaranteed software updates for three years. With the Pixel 4a, Google tried to focus on things as basic as the battery life and that is what makes this phone a lot more appealing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 4a review: A play on simplicity
Source: India Today English
As much as I like the Pixel 4a, I wish that Google had also prepared something, or had at least brought the Pixel 5 to India, for consumers who demand more from their phone. But in absence of all that, the Pixel 4a can fill the need if you require a Google phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 4a review: The perfect phone for 2020
Source: Android Central English
The Pixel 4a is the new budget camera quality leader — but it doesn't stop there. It has a larger screen than the 3a, but in a still-compact body, and is filled with solid specs and really good battery life. Its subdued design and lack of extra features may seem boring to some, but most will appreciate its simplicity when it comes to ease of use, software performance and consistent camera quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Overall, the Pixel 4a is a big improvement over the Pixel 3a on paper but none of these upgrades would mean anything had Google messed up the pricing. The good news is that it hasn't. If you're comparing just specifications, the Pixel 4a is outranked by the competition at around the Rs. 30,000 mark, such as Realme's X3 series, the Asus 6Z, and so on, but what this phone lacks in hardware, Google usually makes up for in software. I'll be testing the Google Pixel 4a over the next few weeks, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the full review.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2020
Pixel 4A 5G is the unusual $500 phone that gives you 5G without skimping on the camera
Source: CNet English
In a world where nearly every handset maker is selling a 5G phone, Google did something unusual: It made a less expensive 5G device that doesn't compromise on the features consumers care about the most -- especially the camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2020
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Note that I've scored the Pixel 4a partly on rivals available in the UK. In the US, the phone has much less competition and is easily one of the best, arguably the best, mid-range smartphone you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Techradar English
The compact size, clean interface and great point-and-shoot camera of the Pixel 4a will appeal to those looking for an affordable, reasonably sized handset with enough grunt to handle the basics, plus the ability to capture some excellent pictures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a Review: Yes, Buy This Phone!
Source: Pocketnow English
This is the Pixel 4a, what Google dubs as a phone that's packed with the things you want, and a direct successor to one of the sleeper hits of 2019. From what we know the Pixel 3a outsold every other Pixel by such a high margin that it only made sense for Google to do it again, and let's see if this time it did age the part.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2020
100% Google Pixel 4a review: A picture-perfect package
Source: It Pro English
As soon as Google introduced its cheaper a-series variants with the Pixel 3a, it immediately became one of our favourite options - not just for those seeking an affordable mid-range handset, but overall. While technically not as powerful or as feature-packed as flashier handsets boasting £1,000-plus price tags, the a-series does pack a punch. In particular, what the a-series delivers is the best of Google’s industry-leading software engineering and image processing technology at a much more attractive price than the mainstream Pixel series - and with a better battery life, to boot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Google Pixel 4a review: The Goldilocks Google phone
Source: Good Gear Guide English
A much better buy than the normal Pixel 4, the well-priced 4a packs in an amazing camera and solid battery life with the promise of three years of software support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 4a Review: More Phone Than You Pay For
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Using the Pixel 4a firsthand makes it easy to forget sometimes, that you are using a phone that is so affordable. It definitely feels a lot more premium in certain aspects for the price you pay for it. Of course, there are compromises made in many other aspects but those are outweighed by the features offered by the phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2020
Second opinion Google Pixel 4a review: Buyer’s remorse
Source: Android Authority English
I’m not trying to suggest that Google is doing any of this on purpose. A worldwide pandemic is delaying things left and right in the tech world. We know Google had difficulties manufacturing enough Pixel 4a units on time (hence the release date delays) and we have it on good authority that there were more SKUs planned for the launch. Now, the company needs to roll with the punches and try to make it seem like this new 2020 roadmap was intentional all along.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2020
Google Pixel 4a review: Small but mighty
Source: Pocket Lint English
As a mid-range phone we can hardly fault what the Pixel 4a offers. It's very capable and delivers a great camera experience. Some people might find it a little too small, but for those looking for a compact phone we can't really see why you'd need to look any further.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2020
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Note that I've scored the Pixel 4a partly on rivals available in the UK. In the US, the phone has much less competition and is easily one of the best, arguably the best, mid-range smartphone you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a – Gold Award
Source: Recombu English
Google Pixel 4a is a small phone that’s easy to recommend. It has a camera we’d pay more than double for, a great screen and enough power to get the job done. It ditches some luxuries, but for £349 we’re not going to complain too much. If only we didn’t have to wait until October to get our palms on one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2020
Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Android Guys English
If you were to tell me that Google iterated on its Pixel 3a for 2020 and kept the price the same, I would have said, “fair enough, I expected as much.” But that’s not what happened. Google not only pushed things forward a bit in a few areas, it dropped the price by $50 in the process.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2020
Google’s Pixel 4a is just $349 and packs one of the best smartphone cameras around
Source: Yahoo English
The Pixel 4a is a reliable entry-level smartphone with a heck of a secret weapon in its camera. This Android-powered handset is not only inexpensive, but offers many of the features, including a big screen, that you’d get out of phones with higher price tags.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2020
84% Review: Pixel 4A officially has the best camera for the money
Source: CNet English
Google revealed the Pixel 4A earlier this month, a new budget phone that will sit alongside the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5. Though the latter two will be available at a later date, you can already preorder the Pixel 4A for $349, £349 and AU$599. Unlike in previous years, the phone only comes in one color (black) and one size (there's no Pixel 4A XL). Only a few days after the Pixel 4A unveiling, Google discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones, only nine months after their release. For its price, the Pixel 4A has one of the best cameras you can get on a phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
Google Pixel 4a Review – Good Smartphone for 499SGD?
Source: The Tech Revolutionist English
The Google Pixel 4a checks many of the boxes when you are choosing a new smartphone. It performs fairly well, has decent battery life and its camera performance is above average. What I really loved about this phone is excellent stereo speakers, which really made a huge difference when it comes to consuming media content on it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2020
Google Pixel 4a review: Android’s affordable answer to the iPhone SE
Source: Good Gear Guide English
So if you want a phone that looks great, lasts all day and then some, and takes incredible pictures, get the Pixel 4a over the iPhone SE or Galaxy A71 or any other phone in its price range—and maybe even a few that aren’t.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
90% Google Pixel 4a review: Android’s affordable answer to the iPhone SE
Source: PC World English
Whether you’re budget-conscious, feature-conscious, or are just tired of paying too much for phones that barely fit in your pocket, the Pixel 4a is a fantastic option that won’t make you feel like you cheaped out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
86% Pixel 4a review: an incredibly awesome mid-range smartphone
Source: Phandroid English
The Pixel 4a is a phenomenal smartphone for those looking for an upgrade that doesn’t break the bank. Its single rear camera can outshoot most flagship smartphones and three years of software updates will allow the Pixel 4a to outlast any other smartphone in the mid-range category.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 86%
The Google Pixel 4a Is Now Available, and It’s a Spectacular Value at Just $349
Source: Gear Diary English
Should you get a Pixel 4a? It depends. There are some trade-offs for getting a budget-priced phone. You won’t get the latest Qualcomm processor, you won’t get a huge display made with the latest Gorilla Glass, and you won’t get wireless charging or 5G. But what you will get is a solidly-built phone that feels good in-hand. The Pixel 4a is fast, and it has better than average battery life; you’ll also get a phone with all of the Google Pixel software tweaks that Pixel users love, and you will get the excellent camera that Pixel users love to tout. If saving some money on your tech is essential to you right now, you will absolutely love this phone because it won’t make you feel like you have settled.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2020
90% Google Pixel 4a Review: $349 of surprising compromise
Source: Slashgear English
No, you don’t get 5G – you’ll need the Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 5 for that – or wireless charging, or multiple rear cameras, but I suspect they’re things most users can do without right now. Conversely, you get the latest in Android features, excellent photography abilities, and enough performance and battery life to keep most people happy. The Pixel 4 may have given us a taste of what Google believes a flagship should offer, but the Pixel 4a’s balance of features and price make it a far more satisfying meal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Note that I've scored the Pixel 4a partly on rivals available in the UK. In the US, the phone has much less competition and is easily one of the best, arguably the best, mid-range smartphone you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a Smartphone Review - Reasonably Priced and Feature Rich
Source: Lon.TV English
Google's latest entry level phone in their Pixel line does not disappoint. While it won't rival flagships in performance it does sport a top notch display and great camera system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2020
Google's Pixel 4a is all the smartphone you need, for $600
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
Unless you specifically need a screen in excess of six inches, guaranteed protection against the elements or enough graphical grunt to run demanding 3D games or design apps, it's hard to justify the extra cost of a flagship phone over the Pixel 4a. With an incredible camera, excellent screen and great AI-powered software, it offers everything you need at half the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2020
Google Pixel 4a Review: That Price is Nice
Source: Droid Life English
Since the Google Pixel 4a is a budget phone, assuming you are reading this on a budget, you probably should buy one. The Pixel 4a ticks a good number of boxes (solid camera and battery life, good display, long software support, and cheap price) without a lot of compromise. While it may feel cheap in the hand, stutter here and there, and lack personality, it’ll bring you a better-than-expected experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Google Pixel 4a — Complete Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Pixel 4a is the second generation affordable device from Google, and they have delivered a device that is overall more refined and improved in every way. The Pixel 4a simultaneously sets a high bar for the upper mid-tier while calling into question the need to pay any more for your phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2020
90% Google Pixel 4a review: You wouldn't believe that it costs under $400
Source: Neowin English
The Pixel 4a is an amazing device. But every time a device like this comes along and I sing its praises, someone asks me if I'd really be willing to make it my daily driver, and the answer is no, only because there's no wireless charging. I actually have a friend who wanted to buy a Pixel, and was turned off by the lack of wireless charging, so he went for a Pixel 4. But to me, $450 is a lot of extra money to spend for one charging feature.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
74% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: GSM Arena English
If you're coming from the Pixel 3a or the 3a XL, there isn't any incentive to upgrade to the 4a. The phones are identical on paper and aside from the 4a's design, added RAM and storage, and marginally better CPU, there isn't really anything surprising about the Pixel 4a.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 74%
Google Pixel 4a review!
Source: 9to5google English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2020
80% Google Pixel 4a
Source: PC Mag English
If you’re an Android fan in the market for a solid midrange phone with a good camera and guaranteed software updates, the Pixel 4a is really your only option. The Moto G Power offers better battery life, and the Galaxy A71 has 5G and surprisingly excellent camera performance, but neither has the Pixel's home court advantage when it comes to fast software and security updates, and their image processing capabilities still doesn’t match what you get here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Google Pixel 4a Review: Midrange Magic
Source: Phone Arena English
The midrange market is definitely more saturated than it was a year ago, but the Pixel 4a still manages to put up a good fight. Its most prominent rival is likely the larger, more powerful OnePlus Nord, but the camera and software aren’t as polished as Google’s offering—and, importantly, the Nord isn’t available in North America, either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Pixel 4a Review: Forgoing flagship features for a great, affordable phone
Source: Mobile Syrup English
On the Apple side is the iPhone SE which, for some people, I think might be a smarter buy. It's got the latest A13 chip -- the same as Apple's flagship iPhones -- so from a performance perspective, it blows the 4a out of the water. The SE will likely get software updates for at least the next five years. The iPhone SE 64GB comes in at $599 and the 128GB at $669, almost $200 more than the 4a. Considering you can get an extra year or two out of the SE, it could be worth the extra money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 4a review: The perfect phone for 2020
Source: Android Central English
The Pixel 4a is the new budget camera quality leader — but it doesn't stop there. It has a larger screen than the 3a, but in a still-compact body, and is filled with solid specs and really good battery life. Its subdued design and lack of extra features may seem boring to some, but most will appreciate its simplicity when it comes to ease of use, software performance and consistent camera quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a Review: Great Camera, Killer Android Value
Source: Hot Hardware English
Google’s got something really special with the Pixel 4a, and we hope it continues this trend with future handsets. Flagship smartphones absolutely have their place, but they aren’t the best option for many people, especially right now. The Pixel 4a proves that basic can be better, because it prioritizes affordability and accessibility without compromising key feature quality and usability. We can’t wait to see what the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 bring to the table.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2020
85% Google Pixel 4a review: Great performance at an even better price
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Google Pixel 4a is an extremely competent mid-range device. You get all of Google's Android smarts, including the same upgraded and more contextually aware Assistant that Google first introduced on the Pixel 4, but in a phone that costs just S$499. Google has cut out all the fat from the Pixel 4 and distilled the phone down to its essentials. What's left is possibly the best phone Google has made in years, and one that deftly checks all the boxes when it comes to what makes a good phone, including great battery life, a solid camera, and reasonable performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Google Pixel 4a unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Unboxing Google's new Pixel 4a, which has an FHD+ OLED display, a Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB RAM, and all of the Pixel goodies that you're used to.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2020
84% Review: Pixel 4A officially has the best camera for the money
Source: CNet English
Google on Monday revealed the Pixel 4A, which will sit alongside the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5. Though the latter two will be available at a later date, you can already preorder the Pixel 4A for $349, £349 and AU$599. Unlike in previous years, the phone only comes in one color (black) and one size (there's no Pixel 4A XL). And for its price, the Pixel 4A has one of the best cameras you can get on a phone. Only a few days after the Pixel 4A unveiling, Google discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones, only nine months after their release.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
Early device review: Google Pixel 4a – mid-ranger gets the compromises right
Source: What Mobile English
As I wrote at the start of the review, the Pixel 4a more than holds its own both as a successor to the 3a, and as a cheaper cousin to the Pixel 4. Google has made the necessary software and hardware cuts to lessen the cost of the device, while also improving in a few areas (better battery life, regular security and software updates, return of a fingerprint scanner, increasing the storage) that will appeal to those after a mid-range device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2020
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Google Pixel 4a Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the Google Pixel 4a, captivatingly priced at $349. That nets you a 5.8” 1080 x 2340 OLED display, a very capable 12.2MP rear camera with Night Mode, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and a rear fingerprint scanner. This is a 4G LTE phone that supports the major US carriers, and it’s sold unlocked as well as by Verizon and with a Google Fi SIM. It runs Android 10 on the Snapdragon 730 processor, and Google promises 3 years of software updates. It competes with the $399 iPhone SE and is less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy A51 and OnePlus Nord. The Pixel 4a 5G will arrive this fall, along with the Pixel 5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Techradar English
The compact size, clean interface and great point-and-shoot camera of the Pixel 4a will appeal to those looking for an affordable, reasonably sized handset with enough grunt to handle the basics, plus the ability to capture some excellent pictures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a review: The Best $350 Phone
Source: Engadget English
Google’s software prowess makes its camera shine, helps its battery last longer and delivers unique features like Live Caption and on-device Recorder transcription. Best of all, it makes the Pixel 4a feel like a flagship at less than half the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Google Pixel 4a: F I N A L L Y !
Source: Pocketnow English
On Pocketnow Daily, we have some deals on the Google Pixel 4 and more. It looks like Microsoft is looking to purchase the US arm of Tik Tok. Samsung is actually looking to buy at least some stakes of Arm for a very smart reason. Some new CAD renders of the Huawei Mate 40 have emerged and they’re… different. We have some hands on images of the new Moto RAZR and it looks better. Finally, the Google Pixel 4a is FINALLY official!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Google Pixel 4a review: Small but mighty
Source: Pocket Lint English
As a mid-range phone we can hardly fault what the Pixel 4a offers. It's very capable and delivers a great camera experience. Some people might find it a little too small, but for those looking for a compact phone we can't really see why you'd need to look any further.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Note that I've scored the Pixel 4a partly on rivals available in the UK. In the US, the phone has much less competition and is easily one of the best, arguably the best, mid-range smartphone you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 4a review: The perfect phone for 2020
Source: Android Central English
The Pixel 4a is the new budget camera quality leader — but it doesn't stop there. It has a larger screen than the 3a, but in a still-compact body, and is filled with solid specs and really good battery life. Its subdued design and lack of extra features may seem boring to some, but most will appreciate its simplicity when it comes to ease of use, software performance and consistent camera quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel 4a review: Shockingly good for $349
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Google Pixel 4a is an unbeatable phone for $350 and the best in its class if camera performance is your primary concern. While it can’t match the iPhone SE’s power, the Pixel 4a is the better handset overall.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Stuff TV English
Google nails the software side of its no-frills phone and camera smarts give it an edge over costlier competitors, but the 4a's restrained hardware can't set pulses racing like the OnePlus Nord.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 4a review: the budget Pixel strikes back
Source: T3 English
The Pixel 4a looks to have hit the sweet spot in terms of price and performance, offering a very capable phone and an excellent camera at a bargain price. There are some compromises along the way though, so be sure to weigh up the competition as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Pixel 4a review: The best $350 phone
Source: Engadget English
Google proves it is the ruler of midrange phones with the Pixel 4a. It offers flagship-quality cameras, fast performance and good battery life for just $350. It also offers helpful Pixel-only tools like Live Caption for Calls, Call Screening, Recorder and Personal Safety features. Though it only comes in one color option and just a single rear camera, the Pixel 4a still manages to be the best phone for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 91%
80% Google Pixel 4a review
Source: Techradar English
The compact size, clean interface and great point-and-shoot camera of the Pixel 4a will appeal to those looking for an affordable, reasonably sized handset with enough grunt to handle the basics, plus the ability to capture some excellent pictures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Pixel 4A review: A feature-rich budget smartphone for $349
Source: CNet English
Google on Monday revealed the Pixel 4A, which will sit alongside the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5. Though the latter two will be available at a later date, you can already preorder the Pixel 4A for $349, £349 and AU$599. Unlike in previous years, the phone only comes in one color (black) and one size (as in, there's no Pixel 4A XL). And for its price, the Pixel 4A has one of the best cameras you can get on a phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Google Pixel 4A Review: Back To Basics For $349
Source: The Verge English
With the Pixel 4A, Google has an advantage: it can use its software to make the camera competitive with any phone without spending much on more elaborate camera systems. That leaves money in the bill of materials for niceties like a good, largish OLED screen and stereo speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Announces Pixel 4a - A $349 Value
Source: AnandTech English
The Pixel 4a comes at $349 which is $50 less than the launch price of the Pixel 3a last year. What we’re getting this year are a more notably updated processor, more RAM, double the default storage which has been upgraded to UFS 2.1, and a new design including a new screen with longer aspect ratio. Whilst the camera department has seen the adoption of the new modules from the Pixel 4, these weren’t that big of a jump over the Pixel 3 and 3a – and Google still keeps things very simplistic with only a single rear camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2020
86% Geek Review: Google Pixel 4a
Source: Geek Culture English
The Pixel 4a comes with trade-offs, such as the aforementioned lack of a Telephoto lens and also not being waterproof. But regardless, it is still a great phone to consider getting if you are looking for a well-performing budget smartphone with a great camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 98% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Google Pixel 4a Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re after a small, affordable Android phone (£349/$349) with a nice screen, future proof software that’ll receive big updates for the next three years and a fantastically reliable camera then you’re not going to be disappointed with the Pixel 4a.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a: A Weekend With The Best Budget Android
Source: MrMobile English
I used to really like smartphones with complicated cameras labeled "professional grade," because with all their features, they urged me to rise to the occasion and become a photographer that was worthy of them. But ever since 2016, I've started to value the opposite: phone cameras so consistently reliable that I can just spray and pray, and more often than not it's going to innately understand the shot I wanted and produce it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Google Pixel 4a Price: Apple, Hold my Beer?
Source: Pocketnow English
On Pocketnow Daily, we have a bunch of deals for Apple products on both Amazon and B&H. Dell just updated their XPS line up with two new variants. GTA V Premium is currently free on the Epic Games store and it even crashed the store today. Ming Chi Kuo just gave us some new predictions on what to expect from Apple next year. It looks like the Galaxy Note 20 might be the RAM King once it comes out. Finally, the Google Pixel 4a might bring a crazy good price tag we weren’t expecting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2020
Google Pixel 4a Tests: More POWERFUL than we thought?
Source: Pocketnow English
On Pocketnow Daily, we have some new deals on the Razer Blade Stealth, iMacs and more. The US just extended Huawei’s ban to work with US companies for another year. LG is working on a new dual display phone concept for later this year. The brain behind Google’s computational photography just left the company. The regular Samsung Galaxy Note 20 might not bring the display we thought it would. Finally, the Google Pixel 4a just got a hands on video, benchmarks, and a battery test.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2020

Foreign Reviews

93% Google Pixel 4a review: A solid mid-range phone suitable for most users
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
86% Google Pixel 4a
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Google Pixel 4a Klein aber oho!
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2020
80% Ein Bodenständiger Begleiter
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 4a einfach, gut
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2020
Google Pixel 4a das verspätete, kompakte Smarterphone
Source: Android User German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2020
88% Google Pixel 4a im Test: Klatsche für die teuren Handys!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 88%
Pixel 4a Das wohl beste Mittelklasse-Smartphone ausprobiert
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2020
Google Pixel 4a Klein aber oho!
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2020
90% Pures Android, pures Glück
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 4a Das kleine Fotowunder
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2020
89% Google Pixel 4a im Test: Kleines Format, großes Kino
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 96% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Google Pixel 4a Update zum ersten Eindruck
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2020
89% Google Pixel 4a im Test: Klatsche für die teuren Handys!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 89%
Googles günstiges Smartphone schießt Top-Fotos und hat besseren Akku
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2020
So schlägt sich das Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2020
Google Pixel 4a Der erste Eindruck
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2020
Google macht das Pixel kleiner und noch günstiger
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Google Pixel 4a ist kompakt, günstig und gut
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2020
So gut ist Googles günstigstes Smartphone
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Das beste kleine Android-Smartphone der Mittelklasse
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
84% Google Pixel 4a, análisis: érase una cámara espectacular pegada a un pequeño móvil de gama media
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 73% workmanship: 80%
85% Google Pixel 4a, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
89% Google Pixel 4a, análisis: fotografía de gama alta en un Pixel a precio de Nexus
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 89%
Prueba Pixel 4a: simpleza y excelencia fotográfica en el nuevo gama media de Google
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent autonomy; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2020
Pixel 4a, análisis: la mejor cámara de Android en un móvil pequeño
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
[Review] Google Pixel 4a: o smartphone perfeitamente simples
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; excellent cameras; headphone jack; elegant design; great built quality; good price; nice performance. Negative: No microSD card slot; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2020
86% Recensione GOOGLE PIXEL 4a
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 83% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Recensione Google Pixel 4a: finalmente è arrivato (o forse no)
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: features: 72%
85% Recensione Google Pixel 4a: un’àncora di salvezza in un mare magnum di padelloni
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 84% mobility: 78% workmanship: 90%
87% Recensione Google Pixel 4A (foto)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Pixel 4a recensione e considerazioni
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; nice performance; decent cameras; great display; good speakers. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2020
88% Test Du Pixel 4A, L’As De La Photo
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% display: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
90% Test du Google Pixel 4a : grand roi de la photo, petit prince de la sobriété
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Test du Google Pixel 4a : Encore un coup de maître de Google
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Test du Google Pixel 4a : compact, abordable et surdoué en photo, ce smartphone a tout pour plaire
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
78% Test du Pixel 4a : nouveau téléphone abordable signé Google
Source: Geeks and Com French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
90% [Test] Google Pixel 4a : accessible et toujours aussi bon en photo
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test du Google Pixel 4a : un milieu de gamme hyper convaincant
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 4a : un téléphone abordable qui n’a rien à envier aux autres
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Positive: Attractive price; great built quality; stylish design; decent cameras; nice performance; headphone jack. Negative: Unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2020
Test du Google Pixel 4a : le roi de la photo sur le milieu de gamme
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; long battery life; headphone jack; good price. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2020
Nos premiers tests du Google Pixel 4a : déjà un roi de la photo sur le milieu de gamme
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful display; excellent cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Pixel 4a - krótka recenzja najtańszego smartfona Google
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice display; great cameras; good price. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2020
Google Pixel 4a recenze: nejlepší kompaktní telefon roku 2020
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; great display; excellent cameras; good price. Negative: Unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; short battery life; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2020
Pixel 4a 5G ra mắt: Snapdragon 765G, camera giống Pixel 5, màn hình và pin lớn hơn, giá 499 USD
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice cameras; big screen; beautiful display; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2020
Google Pixel 4a ra mắt: Camera kế thừa từ Pixel 4, Snapdragon 730G, giá 349 USD
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; powerful processor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2020

Comment

Model:

The Pixel 4A is the latest to join the Pixel line, which is the series of budget Android phones from Google. While Google is well known for a minimalist design aesthetic even in its high-end phones, it is not surprising to see that they have kept things very simple with the Pixel 4A. The plastic body is defined by a lack of flair or interesting touches. From front to back, top to bottom, it is full of smooth lines and gentle curves, highlighted by a single pop of colour from a contrasting power button. Apart from that, the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is quite shallow, to the point that it is barely distinguishable from the rest of the back. The phone has a 5.8-inch display and, for the first time, Google has used a hole-punch which allows the screen to go closer to the edges. However, it should be noted that bezels are still bigger than on usual flagship phones, but they are still smaller compared to other phones within the same price range.

The AMOLED screen is absolutely solid for the money, with surprisingly high brightness and relatively good visibility in blazing sunlight. In addition, the 2340 x 1080 resolution is obviously more than enough for the size of the device. In terms of its performance, the Pixel 4A has been equipped with a Snapdragon 730 processor that is capable of handling the forthcoming Android 11 and Android 12 releases. 6 GB of RAM is a great addition to this. This device also carries 128 GB of storage, which is a surprising increase from the Pixel 4’s 64 GB of storage. However, the phone does fall behind in terms of its 60Hz refresh rate, as these days people are getting more accustomed to 90 or 120Hz refresh rates. As for the battery, this smartphone has been equipped with a 3,140mAh battery which allows a full-day use even with only 30 percent of the battery left.

While Google has clear strengths in brand recognition and software ease-of-use, the primary reason for the existence of the Pixel 4A is to bring an amazing camera experience down to a much more affordable price. Just like the Pixel 4, the 4A is using the same 12.2MP sensor supported by OIS. The Pixel 4A’s biggest camera advantage has to be its ability to take amazing photos and keep doing it consistently. It effortlessly delivers high-quality photos every time a photo is taken. While the device might just have a single camera, the Pixel 4A delivers top-tier photos that no other budget phone could touch. As for the selfie camera, the Google Pixel 4A has the same selfie camera as the Pixel 3A (8 MP with fixed focus). It is worth noting that Google’s selfie photo processing is top-notch, producing consistently good shots. Overall, the phone definitely has more to offer than its affordable price might suggest.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 618: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 730) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 730G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 470 cores (two fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and a fast X15 LTE modem (up to 800 Mbit download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 8 nm process. Compared to the normal Snapdragon 730, the 730G offers a faster graphics card (higher clock speeds) and optimized WiFi.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.80":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.143 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


84.71%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices with the same GPU

Xiaomi Poco X3 (no NFC)
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 732G, 6.67", 0.225 kg
HTC Desire 20+
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.50", 0.203 kg
Vivo V20
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.44", 0.171 kg
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 730G, 6.81", 0.223 kg
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 732G, 6.67", 0.215 kg
realme 7 Pro
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.40", 0.182 kg
Samsung Galaxy M51
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 730, 6.70", 0.213 kg
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.67", 0.209 kg
Motorola One Fusion+
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 730, 6.50", 0.21 kg
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.67", 0.209 kg
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 730G, 6.47", 0.204 kg
realme 6 Pro
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.60", 0.195 kg
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.67", 0.209 kg
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.67", 0.209 kg
Oppo Realme 6 Pro
Adreno 618, unknown, 6.60", 0.202 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Google Pixel 4a 5G
Adreno 620, Snapdragon SD 765G, 6.20", 0.168 kg
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, Snapdragon SD 765G, 6.00", 0.151 kg
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