The wait is finally over, Google has finally announced the Pixel 4a. But the company is also announcing two other phones including the Pixel 5 and the 4A 5G.
Starting with the low end, the Pixel 4A starts at $349.99 and looks to be a good value at the lower end of the spectrum. With a 5.81in OLED display at 443 PPI and a Snapdragon 730G behind the glass, that should have enough power to keep you satisfied for most tasks. The device also has a 3140 mAh battery with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
On the back of the device, you will find a 12.2-megapixel camera that is capable of recording 1080P video at up to 120FPS and 720P video at 240FPS. If you want 4k video recording, that option is there too but only at 30FPS.
Other features include a headphone jack, USB-C charging (wireless charging is not available) and support for 4G connectivity.
If you want a 5G version of the device, that phone is coming a bit later and will cost an additional $150 for the pleasure of faster downloads. There is also a new Pixel 5G phone that is coming later too but we don’t know the specs or features of that device yet.
On paper, the 4a looks like a solid value in a good looking package. Of course, how it performs in your hand and the photos it takes are the big unknown at this time. But at sub $400, the 4a will likely fit the budgets of quite a few folks looking for new phones this year.