No matter how they compete, still can't beat cheap chinese phone.
Julian M, 15 May 2020If this is what it takes for Google to come back down to Earth with the pricing of its phones,... moreThis pricing is only limited to the US where they have very few choices to choose from namely Samsung, Apple and Pixel.
In other markets, much better phones from other manufacturers available.
There the pixel won't be costing 400$ for base variant where it will flop as usual and more engineers will subsequently quit.
RejZoR, 15 May 2020No Android can undercut iPhone at software support no matter how hard they brag. Android suppo... moreNobody cares about latest updates on Android.
The 5 year update system of iOS is a giant scam. You get latest features 5 years late on an average. Android is light years ahead of iOS in terms of functionality, customizability, security and ease of use. Android from 5 years back can do things iPhone can't.
The upcoming iOS 14 will finally get an app drawer and fully functional widgets, Lol these are things that existed on Android a decade back.
Plus with every subsequent update, your battery and cpu are deliberately slowed down by Apple (Yes, they are paying fines for this malpractice) whereby one is forced to upgrade after a few years.
Fitbri, 15 May 2020True but the chip set is totally fine and performs very well. If you were a total gamer then b... moreExactly, the 730 chipset paired with 6gb RAM will fly through in daily tasks except high end games.
IPhone SE might play all all those high end games without frame drops but then who wants to game on tiny 4.7 inch screen where half the screen is occupied by controls.
YUKI93, 15 May 2020Aesthetically, the Pixel 4a is much better than the iPhone SE (2020) (except for the rear came... moreTrue but the chip set is totally fine and performs very well. If you were a total gamer then both phones don't suit for different reasons. Pixel will be great.
No Android can undercut iPhone at software support no matter how hard they brag. Android support is garbage. If you really get 3 years out of it you can consider yourself very lucky. Also out of these 3 years, it usually means you're only getting 2 major Android updates and you'll be waiting months for them. One of reasons I left for iOS. Also Google's dingus handling of private data.
Anonymous, 15 May 2020Good news. You guys always complain about iPhone SE but don't forget that thanks to that we co... moreLmao did you really think apple is the hero in this situation? Pixel 4a is already in development even before the first rumour about iphone se been heard lol
sadh, 15 May 2020Let see if Pixel 4a can compete with SE's wireless charging, stereo speaker, IP67 rating, and ... moreOh and you forgot to mention its other amazing features such as be able to increase the phone temperature to 60 celcius by using it 10 minutes, can withstand 4 hours SOT at max, full charge that small capacity battery in 2 hours, no night mode even in 2020 and also the most amazing feature, slower performance after every updates.
I'm really glad apple recycled such a amazing phone!
Good news. You guys always complain about iPhone SE but don't forget that thanks to that we could end up with various decent Android midranger. So stop bashing on iPhone SE and instead hoping that more Android manufacturers star taking midranger seriously.
Anonymous, 15 May 2020True, but still better than iPhone SE (2020 in a shape of 2010), i can say with at least 2x sc... moreThe iPhone SE is the perfect phone for those of which it's aimed for, granted it is not a phone for everyone, the first SE was which was criticized for the 4" screen at the time, people said the same things, that it was outdated and ridiculously small, it went out to be a success for apple to it's critics surprise, same will happen with the current SE, it will sell and apple critics will turn to criticize the buyers as inferior minds that are easily manipulated.
This phone is just another midrange android phone from an endless list which it's only appeal is it's better camera, the black Xiaomi Mi 9T looks far better made than this, similar specs but 6 gb of ram - from last year - and it's significantly cheaper. This is a totally mediocre phone that sits only the pixel brand, the camera and to a few in the rather compact size, the gamers are going to go with something bigger.
Damn, this price would just make Pixel 4A a winner! Google, please make it official asap.
iPhone SE now has a true rival!
If it is really priced at $299 I would consider buying it IF it has a good battery life and modern looks like Samsung's A30 series
sadh, 15 May 2020Let see if Pixel 4a can compete with SE's wireless charging, stereo speaker, IP67 rating, and ... moreall it has to do is beat SEs tiny battery life and that outdated screen and voila. Also the camera will be flagship grade, like in Pixel 3
sadh, 15 May 2020Let see if Pixel 4a can compete with SE's wireless charging, stereo speaker, IP67 rating, and ... moreIf the 3a is anything to go by 4a will have stereo speakers so that seems an odd thing to give the SE.
I'll take the Pixel's features in areas that actually matter any day, namely screen, battery and camera... but you do you, enjoy that processing muscle!
sadh, 15 May 2020Let see if Pixel 4a can compete with SE's wireless charging, stereo speaker, IP67 rating, and ... moreWhat we do know is that it will be at least 1080p not a 9-year-old 720p phone screen technology. Gosh it's even OLED not LCD. They will throw in a much larger battery so your phone actually lasts a day. A much better camera considering the hardware in the SE is of the iPhone 8 (i.e. 3-4 years old)- I remember the ads used to show the pixel 3a had better night shooting capability than the iPhone X, nevermind iPhone 8. Fast Charging adapter in the box included in the price, more RAM, and most importantly a cheaper price!