It’s known that Google does not really excel at keeping secrets about its smart devices (hopefully it holds the private information of all of us elsewhere), so even the official announcement of the Pixel 4a model did not provide exciting surprises – the data about the design and technical specifications of the device We met online a few weeks ago, but that does not stop it from being an interesting competitor to the iPhone SE 2020 and also an intermediate model relevant to those who are interested in a bit of ‘taste of yesteryear’ in their pocket.
The Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2,340 × 1,080 pixels, larger than the screens in the Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a – but one that does not prevent the product itself from being smaller and lighter than its predecessors thanks to a welcome advancement in design with reduced margins around it. The case is made of plastic (black only, for now) and above the display is a Gorilla Glass 3 protective cover, and the end result is one of the most compact devices in 2020, with a weight of only 143 grams and a length of 144 millimeters in an era where most competitors hover around 200 grams with Length of more than 160 millimeters.
Inside the simple and modest-looking body awaits an efficient octa-core Snapdragon 730G chip with 6GB of LPDDR4X memory and 128GB of fast expansion-free UFS 2.1 storage, headphone jack, stereo speakers, NFC chip, 802.11ac dual-channel Wi-Fi connectivity, 3,140mAh battery Modest (fitting the relatively small display, we hope) with fast 18-watt charging – and a photo setup that is almost identical to last year’s discounted Pixel 3a, with an optically stabilized 12.2-megapixel main unit and an 8-megapixel front selfie camera.
In fact, the main sensor and the selfie sensor in the Pixel 4a are the same as those found in the more prestigious Pixel 4 launched less than a year ago, though without the important addition of a telephoto unit for close-up or depth sensor – so you can understand why some consumers choose to criticize the smartphone Fresh on the subject. If you are one of those who actually oppose the idea of multiple photo sensors in modern devices and prefer one camera that does a good job, and also prefer modest models that are easy to operate with one hand, the Pixel 4a may definitely excite you.
The Pixel 4a will be offered for sale in the US for $ 350, not including tax surcharges, and at 350 euros in some European countries including local tax, ie about 1,420 shekels – although consumers in Israel will probably have to settle for parallel and unofficial imports that may increase the cost by several Hundreds of shekels compared to places where there will be official marketing directly from Google itself.
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