The Google Pixel 4a Is Finally Here and It’s Priced to Sell

By Bill Toulas / August 4, 2020

The elusive Pixel 4a has finally been released, following multiple postpones, delays, and Google’s denial to let any official information out. Leaving all that behind, this is the best small Pixel ever, and a dynamic effort by the search giant to undercut Apple’s iPhone SE 2020 with a base price of $349. That would be $50 less while getting double the amount of internal storage (128 GB).

Clearly, Google is looking to put a break in the latest SE’s market success and capture a large piece of the “compact phones” segment. Admittedly though, Apple already sold what that the new SE was set to sale, as it played alone all these months.

Back to the Pixel 4a, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 5.81” OLED screen (FHD+), a 3140 mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and a single camera shooter paired with a pretty “standard” Sony IMX363 12 Mpx sensor. Thanks to the Pixel-level software magic that goes on in these devices, the camera is capable of astonishing results despite its “average” technical specs.

Compared to the SE 2020, which also relies on a single camera unit, the Pixel 4a delivers better results in some areas - such as in low-light conditions, for example. Still, in general, we have a similarly great performance, as expected.

The battery isn’t sporting impressive capacity figures. But Google is confident that paired with the 8nm 730G and the relatively small screen, the Pixel 4a can go for a full day with juice to spare at the end. The iPhone SE 2020 is having a huge problem on that part, and this is the single biggest complaint that virtually all its users have.

On the other side, the two devices’ processors are beyond comparison, and the story is the same for the build quality. The Pixel 4a is unquestionably a mid-ranger, and its plastic body takes away any hopes for a premium feel, but hey, you got to cut that price off from somewhere, right?

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Source: Google

Other than that, the device features a headphone jack, whatever this means to you, offers three months of Google One services for free, and is expected to become available in the global market on August 20, 2020, only in “Just Black.”

As for the 5G version of the Pixel 4a, this will launch only in select countries this fall, and its price will be $499.

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