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Price ₹ 69,900 announced ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Coming Soon! Oct, 2020
Expected Launch Date 06 November, 2020 N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 14Expected update to next Apple iOS version Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.4 inches 5.81 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 477 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 444 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type OLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Super Retina XDR OLED, Dolby Vision, HDR display, True Tone, Wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating OLED, Always-on display, HDR
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor N/A 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #19 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Apple GPU Adreno 618
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port Lightning USB-C
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP 12.2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: f/1.6 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1.4um pixel size; dual pixel PDAF; OIS, 12MP: f/2.4 aperture; 120-degree ultra-wide; Lens correction, Video: [email protected]/30/60fps; [email protected]/60/120/240fps; Dolby Vision HDR; stereo sound rec., Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync, Panorama (up to 63MP), Night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Advanced red-eye correction, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode, Photo geotagging, Audio zoom, QuickTake video, Time-lapse video with stabilization, Night mode Time-lapse, Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps, Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p), Continuous autofocus video, Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, Playback zoom F/1.7 Aperture, 27mm Focal Length (Wide), 1/2.55" Sensor Size, 1.4um Pixel Size, OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, Auto-HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 12MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Portrait Mode, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, Animoji, Memoji, Video: [email protected]/30/60fps; [email protected]/60/120fps, HDR, Cinematic Video Stabilization, Live Photos, Retina Flash, Auto Image Stabilization, Burst mode, Night mode, Deep Fusion, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps, Time-lapse video with stabilization, Night mode Time-lapse, Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps, Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p), QuickTake video, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Lens correction, Retina Flash, Auto image stabilization F/2.0 Aperture, 24mm Focal Length (Wide), 1.12um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Thickness 7.4 mmSlim 8.2 mmMedium
Weight 133 gmLight 143 gmLight
Width 64.2 mmComfortable for one-handed use 69.4 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Audio Output Lightning 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 2227 mAh 3140 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 20W Fast Charging (50% in 30 min) Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Charging Adapter not included in the box; 15W Fast Wireless Charging; 7.5W Qi wireless charging; Siri; iBeacon microlocation; NFC; TV Out; Lightning Connector; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 Content; AirPlay Mirroring; Photos and Video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later); Video Mirroring and Video Out Support; Dolby Atmos; Spatial audio playback UFS 2.1 Storage; DLNA; NFC; Google Cast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Cute, minimalist design - the matte textured polycarbonate back makes it feel much nicer and less slippery
  • One of the more compact Android smartphones - the result is a handset which is extremely easy to handle, and one-handed use is almost effortless
  • Extremely light-weight, tipping the scales at just 143g
  • The signature coloured lock button is still present and adds a little flair to the overall esthetics
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back, and recognition is fast
  • The screen is a 5.81-inch, Full HD+ OLED panel, and it looks fantastic - the screen provides bright, clear and colourful visuals, watching the HDR content is a pleasing experience, with excellent detail and colour reproduction
  • The Google Pixel 4a also features an always-on display, which will permanently display some useful things like the time, date, battery level, weather and notifications
  • Of course, one of the key selling points of the Pixel series, is the clean, stock version of Android directly from Google, along with three years of promised updates (which are generally delivered almost as soon as they are launched)
  • Then there are some interesting Pixel-only features like the search giant's Recorder app, which can live-transcribe meetings and conversations, help you make notes and some other useful stuff
  • Good performance from the reliable Snapdragon 730G - it can handle any app or game that you run with ease - the heavy games like COD: Mobile also runs well with medium graphics
  • Excellent 12.2MP camera at the back - the camera shines in bright daylight photography: details are well resolved without oversharpening and there's barely any noise - images have great colour and dynamic range, and maintained more contrast than other devices currently on the market
  • Low-light photos are quite good, dynamic range and details are great - adding the Google's Night Sight to the mix and the photos are generally more exposed in the shadows and offer a white balance that's more true to life - it improves the detail and reduces the noise
  • The Pixel 4a supports Astrophotography - it is meant for capturing the starry night skies or moonlit landscapes, depending on the scene, the camera can take anywhere from 1 to more than 3 minutes to capture a shot
  • Portrait mode is impressive with good subject separation and natural background blur
  • The front-facing 8MP camera on the Google Pixel 4a is a solid snapper and produces selfies with good colour and detail
  • There's the obligatory selfie portrait mode, which can apply background blur for artsy self-portraits, and Night Sight is also available on the front camera - this worked well when you try to snap a selfie in lighting that is less than ideal
  • Overall, the images are nearly indistinguishable from the much pricier Pixel 4, that never launched in India - which makes the Pixel 4a arguably the best camera at this price
  • Decent battery life from the 3140 mAh battery - it can last a full day of regular use
  • Decent fast charging from the 18W fast charger in the box, it can fill the phone up in about 90 mins (though, at this price there are better fast charging options available from competition)
  • The Pixel 4a is a simple, no-nonsense phone, it isn't trying to do anything flashy, and if you’re tired of big, expensive phones and just want something compact that works, and works well, it is a good choice to consider
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • The materials used don't look or feel particularly premium
  • The performance isn't the best for the price - there are plenty of similarly priced handsets offering newer chipsets, more RAM, and a variety of storage options, like the OnePlus Nord
  • However, if you want more from your phone, there are better options available that offer better design, performance, battery and fast charging, like the OnePlus Nord
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  3. A compact phone that's easy to use, a beautiful screen, and one of the best cameras in this price range, the Pixel 4a is hard to beat in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you’ve always wanted the better camera system but prefer a smaller and compact sized Android smartphone, the Pixel 4a is your best option in-depth Read Review »
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