Google Pixel 4a: New budget Android Phone is here!!

After the delay in launch due to the pandemic, Google has finally launched its new budget Android phone- Google Pixel 4a. The phone will start shipping from August 20th which is pretty close to its next lineups of Pixel devices.

We can say the most compelling reason to buy a Google Pixel is because of clean Android experience and Pixel’s camera. Pixel devices tend to get all major and security updates first. The OS is bloat free, smooth and less cluttered than other versions of Android. Also despite having a single main camera module Pixel’s camera is capable of beating multiple camera setups of flagship devices because of the unique software algorithm Google puts in their Pixel devices. The night modes clicks specially are really impressive.

For Pixel 4a, Google has promised 3 years of software updates. It packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage to accommodate most users. The processor used here is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G, which is a fast enough processor of day-to-day use. Pixel 4a packs a decent 3140mAH battery, which when combined with a power efficient Snapdragon 730G processor, should end up with a full day of device usage. The battery can be charged using an 18W fast charging adapter.

 
Pixel 4a rear camera is a single 12.2MP camera with flash housed in rounded corner square, while 12MP camera on the front.
The device body is made of plastic with the fingerprint sensor on the back. There is a room for 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers. On the back it houses the main single camera module along with flash.

On the front there is a 5.8-inch 1080p display with a hole-punch camera on the top-left side of the screen. For the first time Google has implemented a hole-punch display. This has allowed the screen to go closer to the edges. The screen is an OLED display which is great to have at this price point.

Phone also packs features like car crash detection, speech-to-text conversion during phone calls.

Price and availability:

Pixel 4a will be available in single color which they have named as – Just Black at a price of $349. Google also has revealed phone cases available for Pixel 4a devices. These covers are made of fabric materials and will be available in 3 different color variants – Blue Confetti, Static Gray and Basically Black.
Google has also pre-announced its next phones: the $499 Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 (price TBD). These phones are expected to launch in October 2020.

Tech Specs:

Display

Full-screen 147.6 mm (5.81″) display with transmissive hole

FHD+ (1080 x 2340) OLED at 443 ppi

19.5:9 aspect ratio

Always-on display

Now Playing

Touchscreen

100,000:1 super contrast ratio

True black level

HDR support

Full 24-bit depth for 16 million colours

Dimensions and weight

5.7″ height x 2.7″ width x 0.3″ depth

144 height x 69.4 width x 8.2 depth (mm)

143 g

Battery

3140mAh

Memory and Storage

6 GB LPDDR4x RAM

128 GB storage

Processors

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730

2.2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 64-bit Octa-Core

Adreno 618

Titan M security module

Rear Camera

12.2 MP dual-pixel

1.4 μm pixel width

Auto-focus with dual-pixel phase detection

Optical + electronic image stabilisation

ƒ/1.7 aperture

77° field of view

Front Camera

8 MP

1.12 μm pixel size

ƒ/2.0 aperture

Fixed focus

84° field of view

Video

Rear Camera:

1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS

720p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 240 FPS

4K @ 30 FPS

Front Camera:

1080p @ 30 FPS

720p @ 30 FBS

480p @ 30 FBS

Sensors

Proximity/Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer/Gyrometer

Magnetometer

Pixel Imprint™ – back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking

Barometer

Android Sensor Hub

Charging

USB-C® 18 W adaptor with USB-PD 2.0

18 W fast charging

Buttons and ports

USB Type-C® 3.1 Gen 1

3.5 mm audio jack

Power button

Volume controls

SIMs

Single nano SIM

eSIM

Media and Audio

Stereo speakers

2 microphones

Noise suppression

Wireless and Location

Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO

Bluetooth® 5.1 + LE, A2DP (HD codecs: AptX, AptX HD, LDAC, AAC)7

NFC

Google Cast

GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou

Network

Model G025N

GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8

LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/39/40/41/66/71

eSIM

Colors

Just Black

Hearing Aid Compatibility

M3/T4 HAC Rating

Google’s devices meet the hearing aid compatibility (HAC) requirements set by the FCC.

Security and OS Updates

The latest Android 10 + new Google Assistant with Lens

Minimum of three years of OS and security updates

Materials

Polycarbonate unibody

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 cover glass

AR/VR

ARCore

Warranty

One Year

What’s in the box

 18 W USB-C® power adaptor
 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0)
 Quick Start Guide
 Quick Switch adaptor
 SIM tool

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