Reviewing Google’s Pixel 4a 5G smartphone, boasting the same camera tech, gaming performance and slick OLED screen as the Pixel 5 flagship. Only for £100 less in the UK. I’ve been testing the Pixel 4a 5G as my full-time phone and here’s my final review.
That dual lens camera is identical to Google’s most premium 2020 handset, offering gorgeous photos and solid 4K video. It’s a point and shoot cam that’s pleasingly easy to get to grips with. I also love how you get the same Snapdragon 765G chipset, so games like Call of Duty and PubG Mobile play with a perfect frame rate on the top detail settings.
Battery life is absolutely fine too – I ended most days with the Pixel 4a 5G with around 20% charge remaining. And while there’s no wireless charging here, unlike the 5, it’s a minor omission given the £500 asking price.
The 6.2-inch OLED screen is the biggest among Google’s new 2020 smartphones. It’s sharp and colourful, and a great way to enjoy a bit of Netflix HDR action. Plus you get a headphone jack here, as well as dependable Bluetooth connectivity.
So that’s my review of the Pixel 4a 5G, one of the best camera phones of the year for the £500 and under price bracket. I love the stock Android OS with guaranteed updates, smooth performance and the rest. Although I do miss that 90Hz screen of the Pixel 5 and many rivals.