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Pixel 4a: Google does almost everything right

Compact smartphone with a very good camera: The Google Pixel 4a
Compact smartphone with a very good camera: The Google Pixel 4a
With the Pixel 4a, Google has created a real success. The price is right, performance too, and minor defects can be ignored. Let's just hope that there will also be enough units available.
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Our review of the Google Pixel 4a left us with a good impression. In contrast to the Pixel 3a compared to the Pixel 3, the 4a now feels much more like a Pixel 4, where all the rather unnecessary features have simply been removed. Especially the camera performance is convincing, even when the lack of a second sensor for depth information is quite noticeable. A detailed report on the camera performance is currently being prepared.

Apart from that, the Pixel 4a is one of the smallest smartphones we have reviewed in the last months, if not years. With a display diagonal of 5.8 inches, it's pleasantly compact and can be operated effortlessly with one hand. The plastic back also looks much more robust than devices with cases that are almost entirely made of glass, which is what's become fashionable now. In addition, the OLED screen impresses with its high brightness value.

But there are also minor points of criticism that Google has had to listen to for a long time. The lack of a microSD card reader is a recurrent issue, but the 128 GB of internal storage result in this not being that big of a problem. Moreover, the lack of a dual-SIM slot might also dissuade some potential buyers from making a purchase. Although the eSIM can help here, it's not available with every cell phone contract.

There's good news when it comes to battery life. Here, Google makes good use of the built-in 3,180 mAh and reaches with the Pixel 4a a bit over 11 hours in our WLAN test, which is definitely adequate. For a detailed look at the Google Pixel 4a, it's worthwhile to take a look at our review.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 408 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 372 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2020-09-25 (Update: 2020-09-25)