evilboy, 15 Aug 2020well google services wont stay on chiness phones for long because of orangemanNice one.
Is pixel 4a punch hole bigger than other
Fearghast, 15 Aug 2020What a weak battery life for this type of SOC and size of the battery ... other manufacturers ... moreThe small screen?
S10e, iphone 11 pro and xperia 5 all have more screen.
All them also with less than 3400mAh.
Dometalican, 15 Aug 2020Considering Google should be advertising the Pixel line as clean Android phones with zero bloa... moreWhy should it have had an even bigger battery? It's battery is already best-in-class, easily beating the likes of iPhone SE and 1+ Nord.
It also has a class-leading camera which easily matches and even outperforms almost all Android flagships, as well as silky-smooth software, making it perfect for people who use their phones to do loads of photography and intensive browsing. Sure, an ultra-wide camera would have been nice, but it would bump up the cost, while the camera is already far ahead of the competition, anyway, meaning the marginal benefit of having that extra lens would be quite small marketing-wise. And a telephoto lens isn't necessary given its zoom is already better than a good majority of phones in the price range (including main rivals 1+ Nord and iPhone SE).
I don't really understand your concerns. I think Pixel 4a is a fantastic option for many people, performing well all across the board and having stand-out features (like flagship-beating camera and clean, smart software) not offered by any other phone in the price range. Don't let this review misguide you. They probably had a faulty unit, anyway.
Fearghast, 15 Aug 2020What a weak battery life for this type of SOC and size of the battery ... other manufacturers ... moreThe reviewers are the problem. Every other battery test has shown that Pixel 4a's battery is superior to 1+ Nord's, which they demarcate as "excellent".
They may have simply gotten a faulty unit, as they are the only ones who have had any issues with selfie cam focus (which is not even seen to be an issue in their photo samples).
Considering Google should be advertising the Pixel line as clean Android phones with zero bloat and enough hardware to satisfy the basic needs of basic folks, this isn't bad. Should it have gotten at least a 3,500mAH battery? Sure. Should it have added at least an ultrawide OR telephoto lens? Yes. But at least it's OLED, stereo speakers, headphone jack, and 6GB RAM/128GB ROM for $350. It's not bad at all for someone who doesn't use their phones except for phone calls, texting, and basic browsing.
I can only hope the 5 goes with SnapDragon 768G, 2K@90Hz display, 4,500mAH battery MINIMUM, and retains the headphone jack. I want to root for Pixel but they have to give just the right amount of hardware to sell me.
What a weak battery life for this type of SOC and size of the battery ... other manufacturers can do almost twice as that ... what is wrong in this equation?
What can strain battery so hard? Not the SOC, not the small, relatively low res amoled ...
We want the headphone 🎧 sound quality test back!!!!!!
Pixel3xl247, 15 Aug 2020Damn my pixel 3xl takes about 2-3 seconds Try Night Sight in extreme low light conditions and use a stopwatch and count the time after you pressed the shutter button. You'll see that Night Sight takes nearly 7 seconds. I don't think that the Pixel 3 Night Sight behaves differently. In better light conditions or light conditions with highlights it won't take that long, but it's often frustrating when it suddenly takes nearly 7 seconds and you even get a slightly blurry image and have to take the photo again, which again takes nearly 7 seconds. Google made a huge mistake that the Pixel 4 doesn't have HDR+ enhanced, which is a fast Night Sight mode, when you use exposure compensation.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020Blurry photos are no surprise. OIS is enough is you need shutter between 1/4s - 3/4s. Usel... moreNo, when it comes to the OIS of the Pixel 3a, you will often get at least slightly blurry images at 1/3s or 1/2s, unless you don't want to breathe for 7 seconds. Night Sight often chooses 1/2s to 1.0s per frame (handheld , after update to Android 10). HDR+ enhanced, which the Pixel 4 doesn't have, merges 1/5s exposures and this leads to sharp photos all the time.
Pixel3xl247, 15 Aug 2020This is a lie to the naked eye no one can tell the difference between my pixel 3xl to my iPhon... moreI can tell the difference - Android sucks! It's buggy, laggy, crashy, stuttery, slow. iOS is LIGHT YEARS AHEAD! Yes, it's not open to change your fonts and so on . . yet nobody is really bothered about stuff that won't make your phone better. Speed and stability - the two pillars of iOS that Google just don't get.
Pal9, 15 Aug 2020Pixel 2 is way better as compared to Pixel 4a due to Squeeze Assistant, Pixel Visual Co proces... moreSqueeze assistant, Better GPU, IP rating, GG5 (in 2017) vs GG3 in 2020, Visual Core etc. The 835 maybe flagship but in CPU tests only the 730 actually outperforms it.
The only gains of the 4a over the P2 are better camera along with video recording, more software updates (3 years vs 3 months), Android 11 should be better optimised on the 4a etc on the 730. The battery life of the 4a is pretty disappointing.
No wireless charging too.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020What this review doesn't mention at all:
I have a Pixel 3a and Night Sight takes up to 7... moreBlurry photos are no surprise.
OIS is enough is you need shutter between 1/4s - 3/4s.
Useless for faster shutter or more than 1s.
Variety is the spice of life. Hoping more brands will follow suite and add a smaller compact size to their lineup. I'd prefer to see something even smaller than the 4a and SE2.
Nearly a year I'm using the 3a :)simple compact reliable , it's just too good for the price. So I'll definitely take this 4a.
Gyurma88, 15 Aug 2020Can it be rooted?Pixel and stock android phones are all very easy to root. This is cause google supports development, etc. They allow easy OEM unlock is deveper settings.
Then, just flash magisk via ADB