Done! After about six months of spouts all sorts of information about the new budget smartphone from Google, the company from mountain view has finally officially presented. Let’s deal, was it worth the wait.
Appearance Pixel 4a is a symbiosis of Pixel 2 and Pixel 4 plus a small original element in the form of round holes for the front camera. The smartphone is available in only one color Just Black. The case is made of polycarbonate, the only striking element is the power button is painted in the mint color. The entire front panel covers the screen, on the back side is a square unit that contains a camera module and flash as well as classic fingerprint scanner. The device has a relatively compact dimensions: 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm, weight — 143 grams (for comparison the iPhone SE (2020): 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm, 148 grams).
Novelty equipped 5.81″ OLED display with a resolution of 2340х1080 pixels. There is a support of technologies Always-on Display and HDR. The screen is covered with protective glass Gorilla Glass 3. As the hardware platform used by the 730 chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon with Adreno graphics 618. Also installed inside the smartphone chip Titan M in charge of security. Memory available is 6 GB (LPDDR4x), built — in 128 GB.
4a Pixel received exactly the same camera module as the Pixel 4. It’s 12.2 MP sensor, aperture of f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, optical and electronic stabilization, pixel size 1.4 µm and a viewing angle of 77 degrees. Are supported by proprietary modes, such as Night Sight (with the ability to create astronimcal), HDR+, Top Shot, Portrait Mode. Video recording is available maximum in 4K/30fps. Front camera is also not changed: 8 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, a pixel size of 1.22 µm and a viewing angle of 84 degrees.
Battery capacity Pixel 4a is 3140 mAh. Not a record (although more than in Pixel 4), but the company promises that thanks to Adaptive Battery charge will be enough for the whole day. Supported wired charging capacity of 18 watts. The smartphone is equipped with modules Wi-Fi 5, 5.1 Bluetooth, GPS, NFC. Claimed supported codecs AptX, AptX HD, LDAC, AAC. Has one slot for nano SIM cards, and there is a chip eSIM. I note the presence of 3.5 mm audio Jack, stereo speakers, and USB port C. Working device running Android 10, the promised minimum of three years of system updates and security patches.
Well, now the best part: the cost Google Pixel 4a is $349. It’s $50 cheaper than the iPhone SE (2020) with 64 GB of memory and more than $100 cheaper than the OnePlus Nord, which, however, interesting characteristics. The novelty is already possible to pre-order in the Google Store, Amazon and other online stores. The first deliveries should start on August 20.
It will be interesting to personally test the smartphone, because the Pixel 3a/3a XL last year turned out to be very decent options for the money. In the Pixel 4a upgraded iron, increased the memory, “Sovremennyi” design and leave the trump card — the camera. And all this at a very attractive price. All the makings for a good sales there, so it will be interesting to follow the success of the smartphone. In the meantime, write in the comments your impressions about Pixel 4a. As you have the device? What, in your opinion, the chances of the market?