Google Pixel 4a First Impressions

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Google hasn’t been very in line with its cellphone launches in India of late. It did not launch its flagship Pixel four last yr, and even this yr, India will not be getting the Pixel 4a 5G or the Pixel 5, not less than not for now anyway. Google has struggled to compete with flagship smartphones from Samsung and Apple, however the introduction of a finances model last yr, the Pixel 3a, gave us some hope for the premium phase. Now, the corporate has simply launched its successor, the Pixel 4a in India at a steered worth of Rs. 31,999.

For starters, I feel Google has performed a significantly better job with the pricing this time with the Pixel 4a, than it did with the Pixel 3a at launch. This new cellphone goes on sale on October 16 and you may get all the main points right right here. I’ve been enjoying round with a unit that I simply acquired, and listed below are my first impressions.

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The Pixel 4a is an enormous improve over the Pixel 3a in just about each manner. It’s lighter and extra compact, but packs in a bigger 5.8-inch full-HD+ OLED display (in comparison with 5.6-inch on the Pixel 3a). It’s just a 60Hz panel however I do not assume that must be a dealbreaker. It has a polycarbonate body and is just accessible in black, however the end is clean to the contact. The rounded edges make for a cushty grip, and total, it suits fairly snugly in my hand. The Pixel 4a continues to characteristic a contrasting energy button and similar to the 3a, the 4a retains a 3.5mm headphone jack.

I’ve discovered the display to be brilliant and vibrant to this point. It has slim borders throughout and a modern-looking hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. There are additionally massive upgrades to the specs. The Pixel 4a incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC and is just accessible in a single configuration — 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You get Android 11 out of the pack, which is snappy to navigate by means of. Being a Pixel cellphone, there’s additionally the assure of receiving OS and security updates for not less than the subsequent three years, and a 3 month subscription to Google One cloud storage providing you with 100GB.

The Pixel 4a has a easy and minimalist design


The Pixel 3a had nice cameras, not a lot because of the {hardware} however extra due to Google’s experience in post-processing. The Pixel 4a additionally has a reasonably modest camera setup — a single rear 12.2-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. While there’s still lots of testing to be performed, I’ve a hunch that I’m not going to be disillusioned by the 4a’s cameras, if the 3a was something to go by.

Google guarantees “all-day” battery life for the Pixel 4a, which must be adequate for most individuals. The battery capability has just elevated barely from the Pixel 3a, to three,140mAh, so I’m hoping the optimisations made in Android 11 are abundant to get good battery life. An 18W quick charger is included within the pack, which is nice to see.

The Pixel 4a additionally has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, stereo audio system, and a single Nano-SIM slot (with help for a further eSIM).

You get the recognisable contrasting energy button on the Pixel 4a


Overall, the Pixel 4a is an enormous enchancment over the Pixel 3a on paper however none of those upgrades would imply something had Google tousled the pricing. The excellent news is that it hasn’t. If you are evaluating simply specs, the Pixel 4a is outranked by the competition at across the Rs. 30,000 mark, reminiscent of Realme’s X3 collection, the Asus 6Z, and so forth, however what this cellphone lacks in {hardware}, Google often makes up for in software program. I’ll be testing the Google Pixel 4a over the subsequent few weeks, so keep tuned to Gadgets 360 for the complete assessment.

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