Pixel 4a India

The Pixel 4a has finally made its long-delayed, highly-anticipated debut, and Google didn’t disappoint with the overall package that comes at a pretty sweet price tag of $349. What you get for the price includes a super clean Android interface with some neat (and exclusive) features, a compact build, the vaunted Pixel camera experience and decent firepower.

Interested yet? The phone will start shipping August 20 onwards, but you can already pre-order it, in an unlocked state. And to make it easy for users, the Pixel 4a only comes in a single black shade and a sole 128GB storage configuration. And to make it clear early on, the Pixel 4a is a 4G-only device, so you don’t have to worry about 5G network availability in your locale.

Right now, you can pre-order the Pixel 4a from Amazon, where it is currently listed at $389, but you also get a fabric case that comes in three colors. Over at BestBuy, the new Google device is available at $349.99 unlocked. However, if you choose to unlock it immediately post purchase, the device will cost $299.99 for Verizon and AT&T subscribers, while AT&T customers can get it for $249.99 with an offer. The Google Store is also offering it for $349 in the US.

Let’s talk a bit about the device here. Yes, the Snapdragon 730G powering it is not the most powerful chipset around, but considering the bloatware-free software of the device and how the Pixel 3a also ran smoothly on a mid-range SoC, you likely won’t come across any stutters. As for the camera hardware, the Pixel 4a packs a single 12.2MP sensor at the back that is backed both by OIS and EIS.

Plus, it also brings features such as HDR+ with dual exposure controls, Portrait Mode, Top Shot and Night Sight with astrophotography among others. On the front, you’ll get an 8MP selfie snapper. There is a rather small-ish 3,140mAh battery, but thankfully, you get support for 18W fast charging. Notably, the Pixel 4a packs an OLED display that measures 5.81-inch diagonally and offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, complete with a hole-punch housing the front camera.

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.
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