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Google today launched the Google Pixel 4a Smartphone in India & here are top 4 things you need to know.
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Top 4 Things
1. Camera [9/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with LED flash &  front camera. The overall The camera quality [image & video] should be excellent in day & great in night as it features,
- 12.2MP main [Sony IMX363, f/1.7 Aperture, 27mm wide lens, 77 degree FOV, 1.4 micron pixel, 1/2.55 Sensor size, Dual-Pixel PDAF, OIS + EIS, Auto HDR].
- Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30fps], FHD[ 1080p@30/60/120fps] & HD [ 720p@30/60/240fps].
- 8MP front [Sony IMX355, f/2.0 Aperture, 24mm wide lens, 77 degree FOV 1.12 micron pixel, 1/2.8 Sensor size, wide-angle, Auto HDR].
- Video recording options include FHD[ 1080p@30fps], HD[ 720p@30fps] & SD [480p@30fps].
2. Display [8.4/10]
Device comes with 5.8 inch display which should offer great quality as it features,
- FHD+ OLED [2340 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
- 443 ppi [great sharpness].
- 480 nits brightness [very good outdoors].
- 19:5:9 aspect ratio for [widescreen viewing].
- 100,000:1 [very good contrast ratio]
- HDR [High Dynamic Range] & AOD [Always on Display].
3. Performance [7.7/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G [2+6] SOC & runs stock Android 10.0 out of the box with upto 3 years of software & security patch updates [selected markets]. The overall performance should be quite great as it features,
- 2 Kryo 470 Gold [ARM-Cortex A76] clocked at 2.2 Ghz & 6 Kryo 470 Silver [ARM-Cortex A55] clocked at 1.8 Ghz. [Faster Performance]
- Adreno 618 GPU [quite great for Gaming].
- 8nm SOC fabrication process [Great Efficiency].
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM [Great for Multitasking] & 128GB UFS 2.1 storage [Very fast read & write speeds].
4. Compact Size [7.5/10]
Device is very compact & extremely light weight as it features,
- Dimensions [144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm].
- Weight [143g].
- Build [Corning gorilla glass 3 with polycarbonate back & frame].
1. Features [7.3/10]
The device comes with very good features which include
- Important sensors [Fingerprint, Gyroscope & Barometer].
- Connectivity options [Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac & 2x2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE, AptX, AptX HD, LDAC & AAC), NFC, USB Type-C 3.1 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, QZSS & Beidou), single SIM (nano SIM, 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi)].
- Audio features [Stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 microphones & Noise Suppression].
2. Battery [6.5/10]
Device comes with 3140 mAh Battery which supports 18W Fast Charging via USB PD Type-C port. The battery life should be pretty good as it features,
- Adequate battery size.
- Pretty efficient 8nm fabrication of the SOC
- 6 efficient ARM-Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: upto 5 hrs Avg.
Battery Life: upto 1 day Avg.
Note:- 1)Battery Life Stats give you better understanding of the screen on time and battery life which you can expect in real world.
2)Battery life depends on one's usage [light / medium / heavy], task [video watching / gaming / camera] & network [WiFi / 4G / 3G].
3)Based on one's usage, task & network above SOT & Battery Life will increase / decrease respectively.
3. SAR Values = Head: 1.18W/Kg [at 1g] & Body: 1.19W/Kg [at 1g].
4. Box Contents = Google Pixel 4a [Device itself], 18W USB C Adapter, USB C to USB C [USB 2.0] cable, Quick switch adapter, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.
Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
Price  = INR 29,999.
Variants  = 6+128GB.
Colors  = Just Black.
Availability = Available from 16/10/2020 via 1st sale on Flipkart = Shop Now on Flipkart
Launch Offer = 10% Instant discount on SBI Cards during Big Billion Day 2020.
Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Exceptional Camera||- Ultrawide camera could've been offered|
|+ Great Display||- No 90Hz refrech rate|
|+ Pretty Great Performance||- Slightly better SOC could be used|
|+ Compact Package||- 256GB storage could've been offered|
|+ Pretty good battery life||- Slight premium pricing|
|+ Upto 3 years of security updates|
1. Product Rating = 7.86/10.
2. VFM Rating = 6.13/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating = 6.65/10.
Note:- 1)Product Rating is given based on all above individual factors.
2)VFM [Value For Money] Rating is given based on device price range.
3) GadgetGuruBN Rating is combination of 1 & 2.
Q) What do i feel about Google Pixel 4a?
A) It's a great smartphone for [light / medium / slight heavy] usage at a good price.
Q) So what do you think of the Google Pixel 4a?
A) Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
I hope you found this post helpful to get better idea of what this smartphone is about.