Google Pixel 4a 5G Brings Upgraded Camera, Faster Processor, and Bigger Battery
Apart from Pixel 5, Google also unveiled the Pixel 4a 5G during its ‘Launch Night In’ event. The Pixel 4a 5G might sound like it’s a 5G version of the Pixel 4a, but it’s much more than that. The way I see it, it’s a trimmed-down version of the Pixel 5, but still not quite. Google’s Pixel smartphone lineup has become a hot mess this year. There’s no true blue high-end phone anymore, and the Pixel 4a 5G, which is cheaper than the Pixel 5, has a bigger screen.
Coming back to the Pixel 4a 5G’s features, it comes with a bigger screen, a faster processor, an upgraded camera setup, and a higher capacity battery compared to the Pixel 4a. Let us have a look at its features and pricing.
Google Pixel 4a 5G Specs
The Pixel 4a 5G has a plastic body and Gorilla Glass 3 protection at the front, just like the Pixel 4a. However, the new phone has a bigger, 6.2-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and HDR. Sadly, there’s no high-refresh-rate screen or IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. A 90Hz screen and IP68 certification are limited to the Pixel 5. There’s a fingerprint reader at the rear and a stereo speaker setup. It comes in just one colour: Just Black (no pun intended).
Similar to the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G uses the Snapdragon 765G processor and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. However, RAM is limited to 6GB. The Pixel 4a 5G runs Android 11 out of the box. It is powered by a 3,885mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging via the USB PD (Power Delivery) protocol. Unlike the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G lacks Qi wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Connectivity features include 5G, LTE, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a headphone jack.
There’s an 8MP camera on the front and a 12.2MP+16MP dual-camera setup on the rear, similar to the Pixel 5. The 12.2MP primary camera has a 1/2.55-inch sensor, F1.7 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus, and OIS. It can record up to 4K 60fps videos, too. The 16MP sensor is paired with an ultrawide lens with 107° field-of-view. The phone also supports slow-motion video recording at Full HD resolution (1080p) at 120fps.
Similar to the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G has new camera features like Cinematic Pan, Active Stabilisation, Locked Stabilisation, HDR+ with bracketing, and Night Sight in Portrait Mode. From the Pixel 4 series, the Pixel 4a 5G has retained Astrophotography and High Res Zoom. Cinematic Pan offers cinema-style smooth panning for a professional look whole recording videos. Active Stabilisation is built for mitigating hard shakes, while Locked Stabilisation is for times when you’re capturing a subject that’s far off. Night Sight is now active in the Portrait Mode, too, offering great bokeh-effect still images in low-light conditions.
Google Pixel 4a 5G Price, India Availability, Launch Date
The Pixel 4a 5G costs $500 in the US, €500 in Europe and £500 in the UK. That translates to anywhere between ₹37,000 and ₹47,000, depending on which currency you are translating from. The pre-orders will start on November 5 and the phone will start shipping from November 19. In Japan, it will go on sale on October 15.
Sadly, the Pixel 4a 5G is not launching in India, and Google has confirmed it, making all the Pixel fans sad. This is the second year Google isn’t launching its Pixel phone in India. Even Pixel 5 is not coming to India. Only the Pixel 4a will be coming to the Indian market later this month.