RANK #15

Google Pixel 4A

"Google's long-awaited Pixel 4a is a great mid-range smartphone, but will appeal to a more niche crowd due to the lack of 5G support and its 60Hz display"
As posted by techadvisor.com
Pros
  • Headphone jack
  • 6.2-inch OLED screen
  • Great camera, including ultrawide
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lacks wireless charging
  • Questionable durability
  • No IP68 water or dust rating
  • Mediocre camera for video 
  • Screen limited to 60Hz

Overall Rating

85.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 13231 customer and expert reviews from 30 review sites and 13 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 89.0%
    Design
  • 92.7%
    Performance
  • 92.2%
    Camera
  • 89.8%
    Battery
  • 83.8%
    Charging
  • 90.0%
    Display
  • 86.3%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
14
Good
16
Fair
0
Poor
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Bad
0

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What experts are saying

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The Google Pixel 4a is an unbeatable phone for $350 and the best in its class if camera performance is your primary concern. While it can’t match the iPhone SE’s power, the Pixel 4a is the better handset overall.

Pros
  • Best-in-class camera
  • Bright OLED display
  • 128GB storage
  • Attractive design
  • Low price
Cons
  • iPhone SE outperforms it
  • Battery life could be better
  • 5G version coming later

The Google Pixel 4a is one of the better midrange Android phones on the market, particularly for photo buffs.

Pros
  • Solid camera performance
  • Guaranteed software updates for three years
  • Refined design
Cons
  • Underwhelming display
  • Lacks wireless charging
  • Questionable durability

The Pixel 4a won't wow you with specs, but the cutesy handset has impressive photographic capabilities.

Pros
  • One-handed use possible
  • Powerful single camera
  • Headphone jack
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • No 5G (yet) or wireless charging
  • Cheaper-feeling design

The 5G is nice, but the improved processor matters more

Pros
  • 6.2-inch OLED screen
  • Great camera, including ultrawide
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IP68 water or dust rating
  • No wireless charging
  • 5G tax increases price, especially on the mmWave version

Stripped to just the phone essentials, but it gets them right

Pros
  • Only $349 for 128GB of storage
  • Excellent camera for photos
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Sometimes stuttery performance
  • Mediocre camera for video 
  • No wireless charging

Google's long-awaited Pixel 4a is a great mid-range smartphone, but will appeal to a more niche crowd due to the lack of 5G support and its 60Hz display

Pros
  • Compact design
  • Great cameras
  • 3 years of Android updates
Cons
  • No 5G
  • Screen limited to 60Hz

Google Pixel 4a: The Pixel 4a is a fabulous smartphone: compact, lightweight, streamlined and very reasonably priced

Pros
  • Amazing camera
  • Refined software
  • Cheaper than Pixel 3a at launch
Cons
  • Shorter battery life than rivals
  • No 5G (yet)
  • No IP rating

Three months ago I reviewed the Pixel 4a, and gave it a perfect score. I think it’s ideal for a budget Android phone today. The Pixel 4a 5G is that, just bigger and with 5G. Does that make it perfect, too? Not quite. This is still a fantastic phone, I just wish Google had made some different choices.

Pros
  • Perfect screen size
  • Fantastic Android software
  • Great battery life
  • Unbeatable cameras
Cons
  • 5G is questionably useful
  • No water resistance
  • No wireless charging

After spending time with Google Pixel 4a 5G one thing is clear: this is closer to the Pixel 5 than the 4a. This should probably be called the Pixel 5 Lite.

Pros
  • Great camera
  • Excellent software
  • Promise of updates
Cons
  • No 90Hz screen
  • Pixel 5 is only £100 more and worth it
  • Design is a little bland

Heard that the Google Pixel 4a's camera is good? It's not, it's way better than that. The rest of the phone, except for software, isn't quite so interesting.

Pros
  • Superb camera
  • Great software
  • Regular software updates
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Dull, cheap design and materials
  • Screen disappoints

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