Google Pixel 4a goes official: Snapdragon 730G, 6/128 GB of memory, 12.2 megapixel camera and more in just $ 349
Finally, after months of leaks and speculation, Google has finally lifted the curtains of the Pixel 4a, and in fairness, this is one of the most affordable Android smartphones available and will bring you the best possible Android experience you might ask for. Provided you’re a fan of stock Android or as Google calls it, the Pixel UI. What’s so good about this year’s affordable Pixel? Let’s find out.
Google Pixel 4a aims to revive budget smartphone culture with watered-down specs and decent performance
Obviously, Google has cut back on the Pixel 4a, and it’s clear that the phone comes with a polycarbonate unibody instead of a metal / glass sandwich we’re used to. The Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor is still on the back.
As for the optics, the Pixel 4a comes with a 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel camera, the main camera offers electronic image stabilization and an aperture of f / 1.7, a 77-degree field of view, and also has Night Vision and Portrait mode; two features that Google is known for.
The Pixel 4a is also the first Pixel phone with a perforated camera; you get an 8-megapixel front shooter and while the screen is still flat, it results in an almost bezel-less look. Speaking of the screen, you get a 5.81-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED panel. The fan’s favorite headphone jack also returns at the top, you have the power and volume buttons on the right and the SIM card slot on the left.
The device is powered, we have a 3,140 mAh battery and under the hood the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G coupled with 6 gigs of RAM, 128 gigs of storage and also Titan M security module. The Pixel 4a also runs Android 10 out of the box, along with three years of OS and security updates. Contrary to early rumors, the Pixel 4a doesn’t come with wireless charging, which makes sense due to the polycarbonate body.
The Pixel 4a is only offered in a single storage and format capacity. You get a 6/128 GB configuration for $ 349 and the device is available in Just Black and launches in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan and Australia.