This pixel 4a is just overrated , it stand nowhere near other chinese midrange phones, Brands like Tecno are using a more advanced chip better cameras and way better battery together with fast charging, They just barned huawei which its midrange smartphones competes with the high end smartphones at a very low price. consider Huawei nova 7i which beats this google pixel 4a in everything ,
From internals to the body itself with and it costs almost half the price. go DIE USA
honestly, it is way too expensive for a smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G! do not go for this, it's a bad deal
This review overlooks the fact that the 4a only has two, instead of three, microphones, for noise suppression. So noise cancelling, of background noise, in calls and with video recording, will be worse than on typical flagship phones.
Also the screen is Gorilla Glass 3, which is was introduced in 2013, so that's way out of date. The screen will not be nearly as durable as newer phones.
Sabatar , 28 Aug 2020To all you people commenting that this phone is not good enough for the price, I hope your not... moreCompletely agree! bought a really great Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 on amazon for $165. Great deal for a great, fast, smooth device with decent camera, long battery, and some other decent specs. BUT.. but i lose signal way too often because it doesn't have all the bands in it that Tmobile uses. So, it works, but not ALL the time. Time to upgrade to a device that wont leave me without connection from time to time.
I'm looking for a non Chinese small screen mob. There is Samsung, but everything with them is monstrous these days. I need a phone not a tablet. Iphones and Pixels are the left options in terms of reliable brands. Apple products are like a jail and then Pixels were too heavily priced untill 3a. I believe 4a is for everyone who wants a small phone from a good brand with modern features. This is not about the best phone, it's about the best option. Going for it.
Tsao paon, 15 Aug 2020Don't know what's the deal but every other website is trying to please Google or rat... moreThe overwhelming majority of people in North America aren't even aware of these chinese phone brands that keep getting mentioned in comments. Not even a blip on the radar. Sure, you can jump through hoops and order them online, but there's no guarantee they'll work on your carrier and they certainly don't work on many of the radio bands used here.
Fredwinia, 15 Aug 2020I really do not understand this phone. Small battery....useless.supercamera!!! What do I care ... moreA bigger battery is currently impossible to do in a phone this size. Until battery technology improves, if you want a giant battery, get a giant phone.
There is a huge demand for phones that can fit in your pocket, use with one hand and don't weigh a ton. And that's why the 4a is currently sold out at amazon, BB, etc.
To all you people commenting that this phone is not good enough for the price, I hope your not in the U.S. I am, and this is my only true midrange option. I would get the nord if I could, or even a xiaomi, but all those internationally unlocked phones never work the same on a U.S network as a native phone does. You all are so spoiled. I can't even buy a cheap Samsung A71 here with the right 4g bands!
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2020The most overrated smartphone in 2020$350 for a solid phone with an amazing camera is overrated? I admit it's disappointing to see only minor improvements over the 3a, but the a series phones check all the major boxes the average person needs for less than half the price of a flagship.
How is affordability and functionality that rivals much more expensive phones overrated?
Wongndeso, 21 Aug 2020What do you mean OIS only or with EIS? From what I know, OIS is better than EISOIS is for video and EIS for stills. They give stabilization. OIS helps in taking more lights so helps in life light photography too...
Wongndeso, 21 Aug 2020What do you mean OIS only or with EIS? From what I know, OIS is better than EISTogether