The new Pixel 4A5G is Google’s cheapest but largest 5G phone, and it could be the best.
It is available in black and costs 499, fitting between £ 599 pixel 5 and £ 349 pixel 4A.
The Pixel 4a 5G has a 6.2in FHD + OLED screen, which is bigger than other pixels this year. It’s good but it’s not the best from Samsung, OnePlus or Apple. The screen is surrounded by stereo speakers, which are really good for watching video in landscape.
The body is soft-touch black plastic and feels solid in the hand, but slightly cheaper compared to metal and glass rivals. Most users put it in a case anyway. At 168 grams the phone is very light and well balanced for its size. There is also a low-spot headphone socket on the top, but the 4a 5G is not water resistant.
Screen: 62in FHD + OLED (413ppi)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM: 6 GB RAM
Storage: 128 GB
Operating System: Android 11
Camera: 12.2MP + 16MP Ultrawide, 8MP Selfie
Connectivity: 5G, ISIM, WiFi 5, NFC, Bluetooth 5 (AAC, OptiX / HD, LDAC), Headphones and Location
Water resistance: Nothing
Dimensions: 153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 168 g
Two day battery
The Pixel 4A5G has the same high-mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor as the Pixel5, but with just 6GB of slightly less RAM. This also means that the smaller pixel has a faster processor than the 4A.
The show is good. The phone is snappy and responsive, apps load quickly and switching between them is smooth. Rather than rivals with a top-spec chip, like opening complex websites – it takes longer to process fast-paced photos, but it handles everything I want to do. Gamers looking for faster frame rates will want to look elsewhere.
Battery life is very good, with approximately six hours and more than 48 hours between charges with the screen and 5G used for two hours and 4G for three hours, the rest will be spent for WiFi at that time. That means even with my relatively heavy use, the Pixel 4A5G will last from 7am on the first day to at least 7am on the third day.
Google’s new Extreme Battery Saver System greatly enhances battery life when needed, allowing only a select group of applications to run, suppressing all others.
Ships with the Pixel 4A5G 18W fast charger, which takes less than 90 minutes to fully charge the phone, reaching 50% in 35 minutes.
Google does not give an estimate for the full charge from the Pixel 4A5G batteries. However, the normal lifespan of a smartphone battery is at least 500 cycles, with at least 80% capacity. The Pixel 4A5G is usually repaired. From warranty repairs Cost 110 Approximately £ 60 for the screen or by one of Google’s repair partners, Icemash, or for the battery Google Store.
Pixel 4a contains 47% post-consumer recycled material in its plastic mechanical components – component Google’s commitment To include recycled materials in all products starting 2022. The company publishes Environmental impact reports For its products Including Pixel 4a 5G. Google Ready Recycle all pixel devices For free.
Android 11, Google way
The Pixel 4A runs the latest version of the 5G Android 11 And expect at least three years of operating system and security updates, which is still something behind Apple’s five years of support for iPhones.
The Android version of the Pixel is smooth and well optimized, which also runs on the Pixel 5. Generally speaking, it is simple and nicely optimized, with good gesture controls, upgraded media controls and speech options built into Android 11.
You’ll also get some Google exclusives, such as automatic transcription, for better Google Recorder app, The new live view for Google Maps, uses augmented reality to point out where friends are, improved smart reply suggestions for messages in chat apps, and the new, faster Google Assistant.
The cameras in the Pixel 4A5G are similar in hardware and software to those in the Pixel 5 and therefore work identically. That means the best point-and-shoot cameras available on the Pixel 4A5G are some of the clearest and best looking photos and top-class low-light performance.
There is a main camera and an ultraviolet, but no telephoto camera for optical zoom. Instead it is good for 2x magnification but has a solid digital zoom that has its limitations beyond that. Video capture is great with excellent stabilization to eliminate camera shake.
For more information please See the Pixel 5 review.
Pixel 4A5G costs 499 And only available in black.
The Pixel 4A5G is the best mix of battery life, price and capabilities of Google smartphones this year.
The 99 599 pixel is not as good to hold as the 5, but the rest of the experience is essentially the same, with a slightly larger screen and more than two days of battery life. That means you get really good software with a great camera, good screen, good performance and three years of software updates.
There are smartphones that offer better hardware for such money, but they do not match the pixel of the camera or battery life.
The 5.8in Pixel 4a at 5 349 is a good value if you are not interested in 5G or want a smaller phone, but the Pixel 4a 5G is faster and explodes a lot of boxes, especially if you can find a discount from it at £ 499 RRP.
Pros: Great camera, good screen, great software and upgrade support, great battery life, relatively inexpensive, headphone socket, 5G.
Cons: No expandable storage, no water resistance, the plastic body is a bit plain.