Google Pixel 4a is a new budget smartphone launched by almighty Google. The smartphone is set to compete with the new iPhone SE (2020). It comes with 5.81 inches, a single rear camera, and generous inbuilt storage of 128GB. Without further adore, below is the Pixel 4a specifications, the price, and availability.
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Google Pixel 4a Key Specs & Features
- 5.81 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~443 ppi)
- Android 10
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage
- 12.2 MP Single Rear Camera
- 8 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE Network
- Fast Charging 18W
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Non-Removable Li-Po 3140 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Google Pixel 4a is presented in a plastic body which has been the company’s routine for models in this price range. The phone parades a single rear camera housed in a square-shaped module alongside the dual-LED flash.
You will find the camera at the upper left corner of the back panel. It has a physical fingerprint scanner on the back as well. On the right side of the fuselage is a mint-colored power button along with the volume rocker.
The Pixel 4a measures 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm in dimensions and weighs 143 grams. The iPhone SE is slightly heavier with just 5 grams.
Shifting to the display, the device has a 5.81-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display carries support for the 60Hz refresh rate.
You also notice the hole-punch design, making it the first device from Google to have such a feature. Well, comparing this to the iPhone SE (2020), the Pixel 4a has a bigger screen.
On the camera setup, the Pixel 4a has a single rear camera of 12.2MP Sony IMX363 image sensor that features an f/1.7 aperture lens, 1.4µm pixel size, 77° field-of-view, Dual Pixel Phase Detection, OIS, and EIS support.
The sensor also supports video shoot at 4K resolution at 30fps. For slow-motion videos, it can shoot up to 1080p resolution at 120fps.
Google adorned the camera with several topnotch Google Camera features such as Live HDR+, dual exposure controls, Night Sight with astrophotography, Social Share, Portrait Mode, and Super Res Zoom.
There is a single camera of 8 MP for selfies and the camera has f/2.0 aperture, 84° FOV, and EIS support. Will this take a better picture than the iPhone SE? We can’t say for sure.
Hardware and Software
Taking charge of the hardware is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor based on 8nm process technology. The SOC is pair with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
It lacks support for a micro SDcard. On the software, the Google Pixel 4a runs on Android 10 OS out of the box. Google says the phone will get 3 years of Android 10 update. This means buyers will be getting Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.
This is super cool, right? What’s more, you will be getting 3 years of monthly Android security patch updates, too.
The OS also comes with some features such as Google’s Titan M, a discrete hardware security module that’ll allow you to store your driver’s license on your phone and access it when there’s not enough battery left to boot up your device.
Battery and Network
The Pixel 4a packs a non-removable battery of 3,140mAh. This may not be massive but Google claims it will last for up to 24 hours” of usage with a “mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features.
Well, this can be possible with the always-on display off. The juicer also comes with 18W fast charge support through a USB-C port.
The network option includes a 4G LTE network, Wifi, NFC, and many more. There is also a model with a 5G network, the Pixel 4a 5G, which costs a little higher than the regular model. For a more premium experience you can also checkout the Google Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 4a Price And Availability
Google Pixel 4a price starts at around $349 at leading online stores. The smartphone costs around 280,000 Naira in Nigeria.
It ships in a single Black color. You can also get the signature Fabric cases, which are machine-washable, soft-to-touch fabric cases made from over 70% recycled materials. The good thing is that the cases are available in multiple colors like Black, Blue Confetti, and Static Grey.
The Pixel 4a will be available in Nigeria, other African countries, and also in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Japan, and Canada, and India.
Google Pixel 4a Specs
Here are a few specs of the Google Pixel 4a:
- Platform: Android 10
- Processor: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Just Black
- Dimension: 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 143 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
- SIM Count: Dual Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
- Display: 5.81 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~443 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Auto-HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, 1.12µm, Auto-HDR, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3140 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, Fast charging 18W