Google Pixel 4a 5G: Google is releasing a 5G model of the Pixel 4a. The new Pixel 4a 5G still maintain same build materials and design. But there are some major upgrade in the display materials and chipset.
The Pixel 4a 5G will obviously be more expensive given the fact that it’s coming with 5G and some upgraded chipset. It still doesn’t make it a flagship device though. And you should probably not expect a premium flagship device from Google soon.
Making 5G phones is good but currently it’s like making phones for just 5 people given the fact that most countries are yet to have a fully functioning 5G infrastructure.
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What is Google Pixel 4a 5G?
Google Pixel 4a 5G is the 5G model of the Pixel 4a. The Pixel 4a 5G is one of the first 5G enabled cell phone from Google. It comes with a simple design just like the regular model.
The additional 5G feature is not the only reason why you should buy this phone. Upgrades in camera and chipset is a good motivation to get this new cell phone.
If you are looking for more reasons to buy this phone aside the obvious 5G network then the chipset used is a good place to start. The additional 8MP ultrawide camera is also one step ahead of the single 12.2MP of the Pixel 4a.
Point is, Google always focus on value for money and the new Pixel 4a 5G is offering just that. To prepare your mind awaiting this specifications of this below, we want you to know that the phone is a premium mid-range smartphone.
Well, we have put together the complete features of the smartphone below (expected specifications). As always, we focus more on user experience and performance, hence we’ll be skipping all the technical grammars.
Just below the summary of the features is a table with the complete specifications of the Google Pixel 4a 5G. You can also join our YouTube Community for unboxing and reviews of phones.
Specifications of Google Pixel 4a 5G
Google Pixel 4a 5G: Build and Display
The phone is coming with OLED display type of size 6.2 inch which is pretty small going by most screen size recently. It’s display is having a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is good.
When it comes to it’s build materials, there is glass front, plastic back and plastic frame. Not the very best of materials but still good for a cell phone in the mid-range segment.
Google Pixel 4a 5G: Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
Google have always powered their phones with a Qualcomm SOC. And the Pixel 4a 5G might just be powered by the Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm). This is like the best mid-range chipset for Android phones. Although, some would argue that Huawei Kirin chipsets are better.
There is an Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) CPU and Adreno 620 GPU present. The CPU and GPU are great and should be able to play heavy games without much hassles.
So far, the phone is expected to come in two variants of, 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. The RAM size is just big enough to handle all the operations of the phone. For a phone in this category, its RAM sizes is just okay. There is no space for microSD which leaves you with just the Internal Storage.
Google Pixel 4a 5G: Camera
Talk about best camera phones and the list won’t be complete without a Google Pixel phone (for the past few years).
The phone is coming with a dual rear camera. A 12.2MP + 8MP which is an upgrade of the single 12.2MP camera of the Pixel 4a.
There is optical zoom, OIS, gyro-EIS and super steady video mode features available. Google phones are known to take great photos and the Pixel 4a 5G is just superb.
Upfront, the phone might come with an 8 MP placed in a punch hole at the top left of the screen. Which makes the phone looks very pretty good.
Google Pixel 4a 5G: Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 which is really good. Pixel 4a 5G is powered by a non removable 3800mAh battery with 18W fast charge feature enabled but no wireless charge enabled.
Charging the phone should not be much of a problem though. We have put together the full specifications of the Google Pixel 4a 5G below.
Google Pixel 4a 5G Specifications
Technology: GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE: YES
5G Network: YES
Download Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Dimensions: 153.9 x 74 x 8.6 mm (6.06 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM: Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.2 inches, 94.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~416 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Always-on display, HDR
OS (Operating System): Android 10
Chipset (Processor): Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
CPU Details: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 620
Card Slot (SD Card): No
Internal Storage: 6GB RAM 128GB (UFS 2.1)
Single Lenses: 12.2 MP + 8 MP (Ultrawide)
Features: LED flash, panorama, Auto-HDR, OIS
Single Camera: 8 MP, 24mm (wide)
Video: [email protected]
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh
Charging: Fast charging 18W, USB Power Delivery 2.0
Colors: Just Black
Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
This new Google Pixel is 5G enabled and its also coming with a good chipset. But it does not quite meet up with the specifications of most flagship device.
We’ll have to place this Pixel 4a 5G as a premium mid-range smartphone. Maybe future Google Pixel will blow up the spec sheet.
There is no official price for the Pixel 4a 5G just yet. But it might cost about $700 given the features of the phone. Tell us what you think about this new Google phone via your comment below.