Google released the Pixel 3a more than a year ago. The device had a strong impact with its Nexus-like features, which used to be stable value for money without the fuss that follows most modern flagship smartphones.
Meanwhile, Google was busy releasing its latest flagship, the Pixel 4.
Google removed the Pixel 4 from sale after less than a year, though stock is still being sold, mainly due to its lackluster reception.
The Pixel 4a is Google’s latest bet until the Pixel 5 is released. Thankfully, the 4a might save their image!
The difference between the 3 and 3a was noticeable – One was a flagship while the other was a budget version.
However, the difference between the 4 and 4a is questionable, as the latter has some hardware improvements over its predecessor.
The most notable upgrade is the hole-punch camera, which grants the 4a an extra 3mm of display in a smaller form factor than the Pixel 4 thanks to the removal of the top bezel.
The 4a features a 5.8-inch 19.5:0 OLED screen and physical dimensions of 144 millimeters by 69.4 millimeters.
The 4, however, is a 19:9 5.7-inch OLED display with dimensions of 147.1 mm by 68.8mm.
The 4a also has a superior battery, nearly 350 mAh bigger than the 4.
The base storage is also superior to the 4, and it features two details that the 4 doesn’t – A fingerprint scanner and headphone jack.
We are saying that Google stepping back from the premium flagship game would make a lot of sense.
Their budget devices have recorded impressive sales figures, and it looks like Google fans want decent performance (but not top-tier) for an affordable price!
David Blair was a reporter for Henri Le Chat Noir, before becoming the lead editor. David has over 20 bylines and has reported on countless stories concerning all things related to science, games and technology. David studied at Birmingham University.