Google launched its latest mid-range phone Pixel 4a in India back in August for global markets. Now, the phone has been brought to Indian market. Again, do not confuse it with the Google Pixel 4a 5G which was launched alongside Pixel 5 a few days back. Google decided to bring only 4G version of the phone to India. To recall, its key specs are 5.8-inch FHD+ OLED screen, Snapdragon 730G with 6GB RAM, 12.2-megapixel rear camera with OIS, 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3140mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
With a price of Rs. 31,999, the phone will see a great competition here. So lets find out some reasons to buy and not to buy Pixel 4a.
Reasons to Buy
The new Pixel 4a sports a 5.81-inch FHD+(1080 x 2340 pixels) OLED 18.5:9 aspect ratio display with HDR support. The screen also has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Like always, Google has paired the new phone with a quality camera setup. It has a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, Dual PD autofocus, OIS, and EIS. The camera also supports 4K video recording at 30fps, and 720p at up to 240fps.
There is an 8-megapixel front camera with AI-powered features. The rear camera also supports HDR+ with dual exposure controls, Portrait Mode, Night Sight with astrophotography mode from Pixel 4.
Stock Android UI
The smartphone was launched with Android 10 but it now comes with Android 11 out of the box. Being a Google phone, it has the benefit of latest software updates on time. The latest OS update also brings some new features like Chat Bubbles, Media Controls etc. to the UI.
The phone is powered by a 3140mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. This can last for a day just like other phones, because of stock Android UI and Google’s new Adaptive Battery feature.
Another good feature in the phone is its audio experience. It has Stereo speakers, and apart from that there are 2 microphones and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
Reasons NOT to Buy
The phone comes with a polycarbonate body. The device has a classic matte finish just like other Google phone, but it comes in Just Black color. At this price, plastic body phone is not very much impressive for most of the people.
Snapdragon 730G at Higher Price
The device is powered by Snapdragon 730G processor. The new 8nm manufacturing process based SoC with two powerful Cortex-A76-based Kryo 470 cores clocked at 2.2GHz is a power-efficient and good performer chipset.
However, other brands like Realme and POCO are offering the same at almost half the price of Pixel 4a. Which is why this is a ‘reason not to buy’. At this price or even at a lesser price, you can easily get better chipsets like 765G in OnePlus Nord.
Price & Availability
The Google Pixel 4a is priced at Rs. 31,999 for the only model. However, it will be available at a special price of Rs. 29,999 during Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale which starts from October 16.
Pixel 4a is no doubt a good mid-range smartphone with the trust of Google. However, mid-range hardware which is available at almost half the price of Pixel 4a in some other phones, makes it somehow overpriced. Still, if you want Google branding, an impressive camera setup and a smooth UI experience, Pixel 4a is a good option.