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Google Pixel 4a Review

Google Pixel 4a Review
Brand: Google
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 730G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Display: 5.81 inches
  • Camera: 12.2MP Main Camera
  • OS: Android 10

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10


  • Google Pixel 4a has a 5.8” tiny bezel OLED display panel with a transmissive hole and HDR10 support with 443 PPI along with Always-on display.
  • Google Pixel 4a is powered with Snapdragon 730G with UFS 2.1 Storage wit stereo speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack for music lovers.
  • Google Pixel 4a has a mono camera on the back with a 12.2MP lens and an 8MP front camera, while the phone is packed with a 3140mAh battery with fast charging support.

Product overview

Google Pixel 4a is the compact phone in 2020 that can be operated with one hand with a 5.8” display panel makes this device handy rather than a large screen.

Google Pixel 4a has OLED Panel with a punch-hole cutout housing 8MP camera with tiny bezel over and there with 443ppi and brilliantly bright even in direct sunlight.

Google Pixel 4a is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which is made with 8nm technology a powerful mid-range processor capable of handle anything packed with clean Google Android OS.

Google Pixel 4a has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and fingerprint sensor on the back with a plastic body on the back and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass on the front.

Google Pixel 4a has 3145mAh battery that has quick charging support of 18W, housed with a mono 12.2MP camera on the back and 8MP camera on the front, Google phones can offer great features with even single camera.

Detailed specification

Google Pixel 4a is a mid-range flagship featured smartphone which is a perfect fit in your hands to operate with one hand with their design.

Google Pixel 4a is built with plastic on the back and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass on the front with the traditional Pixel device looks, while the phone has a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner.

This time Google Pixel 4a is packed with tons of Android 11 features that blow user’s minds, one of its great features is you can use that fingerprint to pull down the notification panel and also to unlock.

Google Pixel 4a has a 5.8” OLED display which produces great & punchy colors with stunning visuals, while the phone also supports HDR10 for streaming, you can enjoy the screen even in direct sunlight.

Google Pixel 4a comes along with pure android OS which is fluid and bug-free, while you are guaranteed with three years of updated from google. This is where this device shine’s with regular security updates.

Google Pixel 4a has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone with a power button with the white color ascent on the right, while the phone is packed with dual stereo speakers that ensure to deliver great sound quality output.

Google Pixel 4a has Always-on display along with a lift to wake feature too, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and all sorts of security features are readily packed with this phone.

We know a lot of people who buy Pixel phones are only for cameras, while Google Pixel 4a has a single shooter on the rear with 12.2MP with fairly fast 1.7 lenses on it with a crystal clear clarity and sharp details in pictures.

The camera is capable of recording 4K videos and find smooth with relatively detailed videos with EIS, while the front camera is 8MP there is a little punch cut out with an f2.0 lens.

Google Pixel 4a is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G gaming processor though it will take more juice from the battery, the google optimization for the battery will ensure you will get a one-day battery backup.

Google Pixel 4a is packed with 3150mAh battery and it supports 18W fast charging and you do get the fast charger out of the box with Type-c ports.


  • 8” OLED display
  • Google Pure Android OS with 3-year updates
  • 5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers
  • 3145mAh big battery for this device with 18W fast charging support


  • No 5G while the other competitors are offering 5G chip
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, not in-display
  • No Face unlock

This Google Pixel 4a is priced at 349$ and available in 6GB & 128GB variant, in only a single color option which they call just black.

Plan for launch  

This Pixel 4a is announced in the year August 2020 and will be launched in later quarters of the year after the manufacturing process and will be shipped to the customer’s home.

Company details

This Pixel 4a is developed by a company called Google, which started in the year 1998 in the United States with a mission to organize the information and make it accessible to everyone & everywhere.

Google is known for its software in Android and American multinational company and one of the global leading technologies in the world with its innovations and inventions.

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, now Sundar Pichai is appointed as CEO of Google, while the company’s rapid growth in google services like sheets, Docs, photos, and many others.

Final Verdict

Google Pixel 4a is a great google device offering tons of features even other flagships cannot offer, this phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack for music lovers on the top.

Google Pixel 4a is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor along with 6GB RAM & 128GB internal storage with fluid & pure Android from Google.

Google Pixel 4a is packed with 3150mAh battery which is much better than its own flagship devices that promise to last longer for one day easily, while the fast charging ensures to charge the device quickly.

Google Pixel 4a has dual stereo speakers where you couldn’t find these in other phones in this segment and the phone also has 5.8” OLED panel which is again hard to find these days with HDR10 support.

Google Pixel phones are best known for their camera, this phone is paced with a single shooter 12.2MP camera on the back which will take amazing shots like the flagship device and also capable of recording 4K videos.

Google Pixel 4a has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which can also be used to pull the notification panel down again brings the newest android features quickly.

Google promises to push the regular updates along with major patched for three years, you couldn’t find this kind of support in other Android devices.

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Google Pixel 4a Review - Specs


Device Type Google
Model Pixel 4a
Announced 03 August, 2020
Status Coming Soon
Price 349$


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
Weight 143 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors Just Black


2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Standard SIM
Dual SIM Yes


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.81 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 443 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features Always-on display
Secondary Display No


Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 12.2MP
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Camera Features 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
LED flash, Auto-HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Stock Android
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 730G
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 618
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.1, A2DP, LE
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. No
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.


Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3150mAh
Placement Backside