Google launched Budget Pixel series smartphone Named Pixel 4A. Pixel 4A was released in Globally in the US on 3 August 2020.
Pixel 4A features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 730G. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.22GHz, The second part features 6x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 618 GPU which increases its work by 27% compared to SD 712 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Pixel 4A and Jump into the Review
Pixel 4a Specs
- 5.81” FHD+ AMOLED Display with HDR 10+ Support
- Snapdragon 730G CPU
- Adreno 618 GPU
- 6 GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 128GB GB Internal Storage.
- Single Camera: 12MP F/1.8, PDAF, OIS, Video Recording Upto 4K
- 8MP f/2.0 MP front camera, Video Recording Upto 1080p
- 3140 mAH battery with 18W fast charging support
- Android 10.0
- Rear Mounted fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Stereo Speakers
- USB – C / NFC
5.81″ Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :
Here in the Display Department Pixel 4A Features an Excellent FHD+ AMOLED panel 18:9 screen with 402 pixels per inch, the color reproduction from Oled Panel is good and Colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Pixel 4A. It is Very bright of 452 Nits to see in direct sunlight Like Pixel 4
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Stereo Speakers and Headphone Jack:
In Pixel 4A Google Used their traditional Stereo Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Pixel 4. In terms Of Loudness, it is very loud Which is Comparable with a Mini Bluetooth Speaker. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is good and Produce accurate Sounds. Earpiece performance is also Awesome
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, In terms Of Headphone Audio, Pixel 4A and Pixel 3XL are Equal. the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio and it is direct Copy of Pixel 3A XL With Headphone jack. the Pixel headphones are present in the Box Which a Good Experience While Taking Calls And Listening Music. Google Has Done a Good job By Providing 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Pixel Earphones.
Build Quality :
Pixel 4A is Build with an Plastic frame on side and back, the front side of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. it provides a good look and feels a bit Cheap Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Pixel 4A was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Back there are no issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 5.81″ AMOLED screen.
Rear fingerprint scanner:
Pixel 4A Features a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Pixel 4A does not have face unlock feature. Google will not Implement face unlock System.
Pixel 4A feels very light with 5.81″ Screen and 3140 mAh battery equipped because of Plastic Frame. This Pixel 4A can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Pixel 4A is done very well.
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My Pixel 4A lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 20% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3140 mAH Battery. We got 5.3 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5.7hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Pixel 4A is very low as Pixel 4. the Quick charging 3.0 makes a difference and fully charges the Smartphone in 97min which is a bit good.
Stock Android 10 Operating System :
Here the Pixel 4A comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 10 which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 10. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Pixel 4A Google has also Conformed this.
My Pixel 4A managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Elder Brother Pixel 4. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Pixel 4A.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Pixel 4A. It features 6GB ram and I did not notice any lags and there are no reloading of apps on this Pixel 4A. Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 Legends, Call Of Duty and PUBG at High graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Pixel 4A is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. The earpiece is loud enough.
Coming to the Camera Department, Pixel 4A features a Single-Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Pixel 4A. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 12.2 MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7 with EIS + OIS. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, Google Night Mode Changes Everything and Provides Excellent pictures With Great Sharpness and Good Detail had a very low noise which is negligible to see. here AI used in the Camera App Allows us to capture pictures with good portrait Effect.
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Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@30fps And 1080p FHD recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is Excellent.
Selfie camera :
Pixel 4A features an 8MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal lowlight images compared to the rear camera. This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence which is Perfect to see.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p @30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.
Widevine L1 support:
Pixel 4A has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see.
- Amoled Display gives a Premium look in Midrange Segment, Good Amoled Display With Super brightness and Excellent Vibrant Colours
- Excellent 12.2MP Pixel Series Camera in Budget Range With Excellent Low light & Day Light images and Perfect portrait Images
- 8MP Front Camera Competes With Rear Camera With Excellent Selfies in all Conditions.
- Awesome Performance With SD 730G Soc which does Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily.
- Perfect Battery life With 18W Fast Charging
- Guaranteed Updates up to 3 Years
No IP Rating
No Secondary Camera’s
Who can Get Pixel 4A: if you want a Pixel device with 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android, SD 730G Soc, Great Flagship Camera’s Then Pixel 4A can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware with Price to Value Mobiles Then
- Pixel 4
- iPhone SE
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- iPhone XR
- Mi 10 5G
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- Poco F2 Pro can be your Alternatives to Pixel 4A
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