the pixel 5 is a definite winner. I swapped to it from a pixel 4 xl about a month ago and it is far superior. it might not have a flagship processor or ram, but what is the point when they are never 100% utilised anyway? it's a really high quality feeling phone with a large screen in a smaller housing, including a battery that can go two days without a charge. it may not be a beast when it comes to performance, but when it comes to UX and giving people what they actually need, it's one of the best phones out there.
Some of these comments are hilarious, trashing Pixels. It's funny that people think 3 years of on-time OS and security updates are free and not a feature. Let's see how y'all are doing with the comparable mid-rangers in 12 months time, never mind 36. I went from a OnePlus 6T to a Pixel and it's a breath of fresh air.
gsmarena got this wrong. Pixel 4a is portable like iphone 12 mini or SE. Therefore, it does not compete with Pixel 5 or 4a 5G. It has good performance, battery life, etc. Its price is also good.
Just give me stock android and some kind of waterproofing, and I'd be happy, as it is I'm stuck with Google.
Smallworld, 01 Jan 2021"It costs just a bit more than the Pixel 4a and yet it offers a bigger display" S... moreGSMA doesn't mention that bigger display is an advantage or even cons. They meant bigger display tend to cost more of the display itself.
The delay and time it took to launch the 4a should be the 'loser', not the phone itself
Luke6958, 01 Jan 2021I disagree, I came from the pixel 2xl to the pixel 5. I find it great. A little different to... moreUsing a variety of Google products or services doesn't mean automatically you need to be a fanboy of the brand.
I have a Chromebook Acer Spin 713 (for which I pay 760EUR), because I think they are better than Windows 10 laptops for my needs. Also, they work absolutely flawless. I pay Google Stadia Pro subscription 10EUR/month (after I canceled my Games Pass Ultimate subscription).
But, I will never buy a Google Pixel phone, because I think they are junk overpriced devices for what they are offering.
I think 4a should be a winner here.
Thank You Gsmarena for not calling Pixel 5 with mid range chip at 700$ a winner like some other tech Youtubers.
Nobody buys Pixel in the Android world accept people who are fooled by YouTube reviewers.
Oh yeah.. Not to forget people in North America who have the worst choice among budget and flagship phones.
I actually agree with Gsmarena.
Most reviews got them backwards.
In terms of value for money pixel 4A 5g is the best one of them 3.
Pixel 4A is cut too much.
Pixel 5 was supposed to be a flagship, but it's not even good as a flagship killer.
just because people buy something that doesnt mean that the product is good. so please dont judge things by sale volumes.
for the europeans, prices are too high, samsung phones get big discounts, and xiaomi phones are cheap. pixels, iphones are for usa market, but for bragging rights some europeans want to be different.
huawei was a good in between and I hope that they will return.
This is just an opinion article, so you readers shouldn't be too upset about it. GSMA just loves Oneplus phones and is always harsh on Pixels. This is just the way it is. My two cents: Pixel 4a is the true winner in the Pixel lineup in a year like 2020. The price-performance ratio is just right and the battery is good enough. A smart buy, period. From this standpoint I would even go as far as saying that the only phone released this year that is a smarter buy is the S20 FE 5G. Plus, the Pixel is small and that's a plus in many people's books (this mantra that bigger screen is ALWAYS better should really stop !).
Smallworld, 01 Jan 2021"It costs just a bit more than the Pixel 4a and yet it offers a bigger display"
S... morethis was the moment i knew the article was bad :D
They really are living in some weird middlespace between imagination and product placement.
Go by the shiping numbers! Only 4a 5g is a big looser according to units sold!
Exactly the opposite of the article, why gsma???
4a is actually the biggest winner this yr... Many people want a compact phone and it is very nang for the buck.. Idk what you're on about.
I have a 4a5g for 1month now ,i absolutely loved the stock android experience. Great value for money.
Anders, 01 Jan 2021All Pixel phones are losers, they're all trash and no one likes them apart from fanboy re... moreThank you. I thought I am the only one.
Some guy here praised the Pixel 4a for its good battery. Maybe compare it with iphone SE. Lol. If even the Pixel 4a has a good battery, then I rest my case, people are.. well not that bright.
The only thing good at Pixel 4a are the camera and the compact size (if you are looking for such things in a phone). Which majority of people are not these days. But, even with this pluses, in Czechia this phone cost 450EUR. How can anybody (except the blind fanboys) can justify 450EUR for a phone, just because it has a good camera?
The One Plus Nord cost 400EUR in here, Poco F2 Pro 380EUR, Xiaomi Mi 10T 420EUR, Realme X2 Pro 360EUR. And I put here the options near the 450EUR mark. Even if I go lower at 250-300EUR I will still find better phones than this junk Pixel 4a. Lol.
I snatched the 5 for the cost of the 4a.