The Google Pixel 4a: What We Know So Far, Review, Specifications
What is the Google Pixel 4a?
The Google Pixel 4a, which will have a slightly curved AMOLED display, will be priced between Rs 24,999 to Rs 30,999 and come in black and white colour options. It will be offered through select retail stores and online from late April or early May. Google Pixel 4a is a variant of the standard Google Pixel 3 and sports the same design. It has a plastic rear cover but the sides of the smartphone have the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the screen. Under-the-hood, it packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, which will likely be coupled with 4GB of RAM. This will be backed by a relatively large 3,430mAh battery. It will come with Android 9 Pie OS, though the Pixel 4a isn’t expected to receive an upgrade to Android P.
What do we know about the specs for the Google Pixel 4a so far?
Google is expected to launch the Google Pixel 4a alongside the flagship Google Pixel 3 later this year. Here’s what we think we know about the Pixel 4a: 1. The Google Pixel 4a will feature a 5.56-inch full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It will sport thin bezels on the top and bottom, unlike most other phones with bezels. 2. The Pixel 4a will have dual stereo speakers, including a set of dual mics that the company says will be more efficient. It will also have a USB Type-C port, though there’s no word yet on wireless charging support. 3. Google will sell the Google Pixel 4a through its online store. There’s currently no word on how much it will cost. 4.
What’s in the box and what color options are there?
Inside the box you get the phone, a charger and cable, SIM ejector tool, and user guides. Also inside the box is a ‘pairing kit’ with the necessary audio and USB cables to link the phone with your computer. You also get a clear case in the box, a pair of earbuds with a charging case, and a small adapter for USB Type-C headphones. The HTC U12 Life is a little more expensive, but comes with a more extensive set of accessories including two of those aforementioned earbuds, a USB Type-C to 3.5mm, two USB Type-C to 3.5mm, and two USB Type-C to USB Type-A cables, plus a USB Type-C to Type-A to 3.5mm, a micro-USB to 3.5mm, and two USB Type-C to 3.5mm cables. The U12 Life, like the Pixel 4a, has a single speaker.
Hardware, software features, and design
The Pixel 4a has a 5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There’s an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back, and an 8-megapixel front-facing one. There’s a 2,700mAh battery in there, which we expect to see managed well by the 820mAh battery in the Pixel 4. For connectivity, it’s full-on LTE-A 4.2, with dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. It also gets a similar set of software features that debuted in the Pixel 4, with one big difference: It comes with an Android One logo. In Android One parlance, that means it gets a pure stock version of Android, and those looking for a minimal, clean experience will find it there.
Pricing and availability
While the Pixel 4 has so far only been made available to buy in the US, the Pixel 4a is expected to be available soon across Europe, as well as Australia and India. It is also tipped to be priced at AED 599 (around $174, £128, AU$218). Design The rear of the smartphone is made of black, glossy plastic with a red power button and textured, grippy design similar to the first generation Pixel devices. Unlike the earlier Pixel devices, the Pixel 4a uses a single camera lens on the rear, with the small Pixel branding positioned in the middle of the camera. The camera is the same 12.2MP one on the Pixel 4. On the front is a bright, even light-sensitive 5-inch full HD display that will be made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
If the Pixel 3 is a well-balanced, large-screen Android smartphone for power users and the Pixel 3 XL is a spacious, bezel-less handset for fashion-conscious consumers, then the Pixel 4a is the perfect mid-level handset for many. It offers a clean user interface, a decent camera and a capable one, along with a good design that is both attractive and approachable. The Pixel 4a will bring a bit of the Google experience to the mid-range, and we are confident this will be a great performer.