RANK #26

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

Product Details

Date First Available:
August 3, 2020

Overall Rating

86.2%
The overall rating was calculated based on 32606 customer and expert reviews from 73 review sites and 10 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 88.4%
    Design
  • 90.9%
    Performance
  • 91.6%
    Camera
  • 90.3%
    Battery
  • 83.3%
    Charging
  • 86.0%
    Display
  • 88.7%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
34
Good
33
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

The company's new options are the top Android phones to buy if you don't want to splurge.

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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.

Read more on tomsguide.com

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.

Read more on pcmag.com

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.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • One-handed use possible
  • Powerful single camera
  • Headphone jack

Cons

  • Mediocre battery life
  • No 5G (yet) or wireless charging
  • Cheaper-feeling design

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

Read more on theverge.com

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

Read more on techadvisor.com

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

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

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.

Read more on reviewgeek.com

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.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

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.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Superb camera
  • Great software
  • Regular software updates
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Dull, cheap design and materials
  • Screen disappoints

The Pixel 4a is Google's cheapest phone you can buy. But is it worth the cheap price? Find out in this Google Pixel 4a review.

Read more on androidauthority.com

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

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • One-handed use possible
  • Powerful single camera
  • Headphone jack

Cons

  • Mediocre battery life
  • No 5G (yet) or wireless charging
  • Cheaper-feeling design

A year ago, our editor Cam declared “I love you, little plastic phone” to the Pixel 3a. It took all the good parts of Google’s Pixel flagships, filtered out the bad (the awful screen notch, battery life, and price), chopped off whatever wasn’t necessary, and became a budget sensation. The Pixel 4a is that, for the Pixel 4 … only more so.

Read more on reviewgeek.com

Pros

  • Incredible value
  • Best-in-class camera
  • Medium screen, but tiny size
  • Good battery life
  • Clean Google software

Cons

  • No wireless charging
  • No IP rating

The Google Pixel 4a 5G is a fine phone placed in an awkward position—sandwiched between the budget Pixel 4a and the premium Pixel 5.

Read more on pcworld.com

Pros

  • Bigger screen than the 6-inch Pixel 5
  • Excellent camera, with all the same features as the high-end Pixel 5
  • One of the few 5G phones to have a headphone jack

Cons

  • Plastic back doesn't support wireless charging
  • mmWave 5G costs $100 extra through Verizon
  • Bland design with no color options

Combining the camera and the speed of the Pixel 5 with the affordability and materials of the Pixel 4a, the Pixel 4a 5G might just be the best value Pixel to be released this year – though make sure you understand all of its pros and cons before spending your money.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Excellent camera
  • Solid performance
  • Attractive price

Cons

  • No telephoto zoom
  • No wireless charging
  • No water resistance

It turns out Google's "less is more" approach really fits well within the constraints of a less-expensive phone, and its strengths in software and camera processing stand out against less-refined competition. The Pixel 4a picks up right where the 3a left off, with better specs, the same great camera, and a $50 lower price.

Read more on androidcentral.com

Pros

  • Incredible size for one handed use
  • Unbeatable camera quality at this price
  • Strong battery life
  • 128GB storage
  • Headphone jack
  • Guaranteed software updates for 3 years

Cons

  • Off center display cutout is distracting
  • No secondary wide angle or zoom camera
  • Limited color options

I was in love with the Pixel 4a. That is, until Google's release schedule made me fall out of love. Here's Jimmy's second opinion Google Pixel 4a review.

Read more on androidauthority.com

Now that Google has launched the Pixel 4a (at last) for just $350, I might actually be convinced: the time for midrange phones to reign is nigh.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Has a fingerprint sensor and headphone jack
  • Affordable price
  • Excellent camera
  • Useful Google software features
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • Only one rear camera
  • Only one variant

With its superb camera and long battery life, the Pixel 4A 5G is one of our favorite affordable 5G phones.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • 5G-enabled
  • Affordable price
  • Great battery life so far
  • Headphone jack

Cons

  • No wireless charging

The Pixel 4a is the best phone you can buy for less than $400, delivering enough power and capabilities for just about anyone.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Great OLED screen
  • Incredible value
  • Solid performance
  • Excellent camera
  • All day battery

Cons

  • Bland design
  • No 5G

The Google Pixel 4a represents a solid upgrade from the Pixel 3a, at a lower RRP.

Read more on photographyblog.com

The Google Pixel 4a is phenomenal mid-range phone with a top notch camera that makes few compromises for its $349 price tag.

Read more on hothardware.com

The Pixel 3a debuted at Google I/O 2019, and it was closer to budget smartphone nirvana than any phone in the US that came before it. That was, until

Read more on androidpolice.com

Pros

  • Storage
  • Camera
  • Performance
  • 128GB is table stakes in 2020, and I'm glad Google realized that
  • This phone will get Android 11 almost immediately, and I suspect Google will support this phone even longer because of its awkward launch date, meaning it probably will get Android 14 in 2023 four major system updates
  • In America, this is a lot of phone for 350 In fact, I see no reason to buy any currently on sale Android smartphone that doesn't cost as least twice as much as the 4a
  • Updates
  • This phone uses the same sensor and optics as the Pixel 4 which were the same as the Pixel 3, etc You can tell The iPhone SE won't touch the 4a for still image quality, not even close
  • In general, it's pretty hard to make the 4a chug doing normal smartphone things UFS storage and 6GB of RAM hopefully mean it will also stay fast for years to come
  • Price

Cons

  • No telephoto or ultrawide
  • Google thinks my issues are relatively isolated, but I've had consistent issues with the autobrightness freaking out
  • A single rear sensor even on a phone costing 350 feels weird in 2020
  • It greases up almost instantly, just like the Nexus 5 one throwback that hasn't aged well, IMO
  • It's not deep enough It is legitimately difficult to feel out the scanner's location with my finger, and I've been using this phone every day for two weeks
  • Auto brightness
  • Fingerprint scanner dimple
  • Soft touch plastic

As a mid-range phone we can hardly fault what the Pixel 4a offers. It's very capable and delivers a great camera experience. Some people might find it a little too small, but for those looking for a compact phone we can't really see why you'd need to look any further.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Great camera
  • Plenty of power
  • Great display
  • Compact format
  • Clean Android software
  • Great speakers

Cons

  • Battery life a little variable
  • Might be too small for some
  • Not the latest hardware

Pixel 4a costs Rs 29,999 and will launch on October 16. Here's all you need to know about Google's most affordable Pixel smartphone in India.

Read more on indianexpress.com

A much better buy than the normal Pixel 4, the well-priced 4a packs in an amazing camera and solid battery life with the promise of three years of software support.

Read more on pcworld.idg.com.au

Pros

  • Superlative camera for stills
  • Great display
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No waterproofing
  • No wireless charging
  • Plain design

Our Google Pixel 4a vs Google Pixel 5 guide breaks down the differences between Google's premium and budget phones

Read more on t3.com

The Google Pixel 4a 5G is a pared-back Pixel 5. Its price reflects the fact, costing $499 / £499 - it isn’t cheap. For the money, you get the full Google Android experience and a reliable camera, all in a slightly bigger body than that of the Pixel 5. There’s no high-refresh-rate screen, telephoto camera, water resistance, or wireless charging - and the design is pure plastic. In turn, with no flagship features (other than the camera), it’s a tough sell, with stiff competition from OnePlus. Still, if you want pure Android and a cracking camera phone, the Pixel 4a 5G delivers on both fronts.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Future proofed stock Android
  • Excellent point and shoot camera
  • Great display quality

Cons

  • No high refresh rate screen
  • Plastic build
  • Good, not great battery life

Google has introduced the Google Pixel 4a to its range of more affordable devices and we've been putting the new single-camera smartphone to the test to see how well it can perform when the camera is put to the test.

Read more on ephotozine.com

Pros

  • Headphone jack
  • Easy to use camera point and click
  • Price
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Photos quality drops when using the zoom
  • No wireless charging
  • Feels less expensive
  • Battery life

Google serves up another slice of budget brilliance

Read more on itpro.co.uk

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