I bought a 4a sight unseen. I am very happy with it.
I need to be able to take high quality images for work and Google One makes it easy for me to transfer full resolution images as well as for free up to 20GB.
I am not a gamer, prefer streaming on a big screen, and am otherwise not a heavy demand smartphone user. As such, I can go close to three days on a single charge. Even better, my phone charges surprisingly quickly on a low wattage charger so I that I can go easy on the battery in an era when user changeable batteries are a thing of the past.
The phone feels very solid to me while within a better quality protective case. In turn, given the protective case, I could not care less about case design features other than its narrow bezel and so good screen size in a relatively compact phone.
I am quickly becoming skilled at using Android 10 and I say this as someone who usually does not deal well with change.
I also love the display but I still need to spend some time so I can better figure out the display power saving software. I also fully expect to uncover all manner of useful software features in due course.
While not a bench spec superstar, Google has clearly maxed out the performance of the Snapdragon 730 and related circuitry via smart engineering such that real life performance differences from more expensive phone with faster spec processors are all but indistinguishable.
Granted, 5G, water resistance and/or wireless charging would be nice, but for $350 unlocked the 4a is a great value.
Net/net, Google made very good decisions so as to meet the needs of typical smartphone users on a budget or otherwise don't care to spend big bucks but who do want to be able to take high quality photos and don't need yet to be fully realized 5G speed.
Hey guys. Recently I got my Pixel 4a , brand new from the Google store, I updated it to Android 11 right away. And one thing that really annoys me is the vibration buzz is TOO intense/loud. Has anyone faced this issue yet?. Btw, I don't know if it's a software issue because I didn't tried Android 10, I updated it once I got it in my hands lol.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2020To the Pixel 4a owners: any overheating issues so far? I have seen some reviews with overheati... moreMine gets a little hot at the top of the phone when I have the brightness turned all the way up and doing things like youtube or using chrome. I don't know how many other have the iss8but chrome is using 2x the battery of brave
Con B, 09 Sep 2020I love the concept of this phone. It's just a shame that it doesn't have great batte... moreWait for Pixel 5 - it has allegedly 4000 Battery, it should be good regarding battery Life.
germa, 10 Sep 2020hello everyone I'm looking for a phone that takes good photos and has good autonomy under... moreThe p30 pro will be a better camera experience because it have more focal lenths with more camera's but as far as (gms) its a huawei and its not looking good. With the pixel your gonna get at least years of update as soon as they come out , huawei im not sure whats gonna happen. I own a p20 pro and love the phone but im holding out for the pixel 5 or maybe the 4a next month.
hello everyone I'm looking for a phone that takes good photos and has good autonomy under 500 €.
This pixel will surely take great pictures but it doesn't convince me for the battery life. I'm undecided between him and the p30 pro.
I repeat. I only care that it has a good camera and good battery life (and GMS).
What do you recommend?
I love the concept of this phone. It's just a shame that it doesn't have great battery.
I would buy it in a heartbeat if it had.
I'm used to using phones with great battery life (sony xperia compact range - 2 day battery).
"All day battery" claims are hardly spectacular. That should be the minimum basic requirement of any phone, not a boast. And from what I gather, that isn't even guaranteed either on this phone if you're a medium user.
Google updates alot, and breaks alot things, I don't feel confident. Maybe I'll go apple , as updates flawless
storemandan uk, 08 Sep 2020So android 11 is being released now for pixel phones and as the 4a hasn't been released y... moreWill launch with Android 10 since they probably have build stock for the last months. The question is whether Android 11 counts as major update or not.
storemandan uk, 08 Sep 2020So android 11 is being released now for pixel phones and as the 4a hasn't been released y... moreMy friend has 4a. Update to 11 Android came by OTA today morning. He and I from Russia.
So android 11 is being released now for pixel phones and as the 4a hasn't been released yet I'd presume android 11 will come pre installed on the device??
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2020it's less than $400.That's what I said, it is very overpriced for those specs. Customers in India/China pay half that amount for much more features.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2020Same here, I can't seem to find this phone available for purchaseavailable for pre-order, yes. coming 1st october
pticurina, 07 Sep 2020Hey folks. Is this device available in your country? I can't find this phone anywhere. Same here, I can't seem to find this phone available for purchase
Hey folks. Is this device available in your country? I can't find this phone anywhere.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2020To the Pixel 4a owners: any overheating issues so far? I have seen some reviews with overheati... moreNot an owner but from experience with similar battery capacities I would say 5 - 5.5h SOT (till 20% battery). It will probably heat up at 4K recording since there isn't a metal midframe / frame to soak the heat.