Apple recently launched the iPhone SE and One Plus Nord which are affordable phones to give a nice twist to the market, I have been saying it a while now there is no need for 1000 euro phones and the pixel 4a is a new device to throw a spanner in the works for Android and iOS smartphones falling into that price category. I have been using the device for two days and so far impressed.

Having used pixel devices as main device since they came to fruition this years model model will certainly be following that trend given it is a smaller device for my liking it will take a day or two to adjust but I typically carry two mobile phones with me all times which is a pain but it is what it is. The Pixel 4a has a small footprint yet almost bezelless top and chin this time with its sides too, The device goes on sale for €389 which really puts it up to Apple and chinese manufacturers especially One Plus which we see nothing but praise for oddly enough I have yet to test one to give my honest opinion on the device.

Image taken with pixel 4a portrait mode


The device comes with a squared camera hump on the back like and not a silly array of camera lenses which for me now is getting silly looking as to whom has the most on the rear of their smartphone,having said that some look well and some look stupid. Google have a clean simple design here which for me is fine and keeping the design language the same as before.

This is not a review as you cant really review a phone in two days and i will have a better summarized  review in a week or two but for the last two days of use it has been impressive with speed and in particular its camera as expected,given I am a power user the battery life is again going to be the main talk coming in at 3140 mAh which is considered small in today’s world but given the size of the phone it is to be expected. The device learns from your usage over time however and we will see how this pans out with more usage which again is another reason for not being able to give a real conclusion of the device like any other over a two day use period. See our video and image sample HERE


The camera set up is a 12.2 dual pixel E+OIS with 7X zoom 77 degrees fov and the front camera is 8mp fixed focus with an 84 degree fov. The screen ratio is 5.81 inch 19.5.9 aspect ratio with a 443 ppi count 1080×430 always on display on an OLED display. You get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is a real sweet spot and a Qualcomm snapdragon 730G processor and you get an 18W fast charger in the box and no earbuds or case.. Again we have stereo speakers which I love and overall so far the device has performed well and no issues as yet but as mentioned will have more later as I will put my main sim on board.

So far I have loaded most of my apps on the device connected to smartwatches a dashcam several security cameras, since covid I have been using many more apps than I usually would so it means more loading on the device and all is well but check out the video below for more samples. Any questions hit us up in the meantime. For now once again In short the pixel 4a is a cohesive device that gives great results with the camera giving you the best point and shoot results almost every time.

10 things to know about Pixel 4a



The helpful Google phone at a helpful price

Meet Pixel 4a, the helpful Google phone at a helpful price. It comes packed with the things that you want most in a phone. You can take great photos, even if the lighting isn’t right. It can even capture the Milky Way.1 (Yes, that Milky Way.) It has an Adaptive Battery that lasts up to 24 hours. And with the new Google Assistant, you get the help that you need, fast. Pixel 4a comes with all this and more, for a lot less than you’d expect. 

Beautifully designed. From the inside, out.


Your apps will look great on Pixel 4a’s 5.8″ bezel-less, OLED display. It goes from edge to edge so that you can fully immerse yourself in your videos and apps. The front-facing camera is embedded within the display (take a look at the new wallpaper collection called ‘For fun’). Plus, it has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, 128 GB of storage4 and 6 GB of RAM.

Rich photos at a modest price.

Get incredible photos without paying a ridiculous price. The Pixel 4a camera has your favourite features, such as Live HDR+, dual exposure controls, Night Sight with astrophotography, social share, portrait mode and Super Res Zoom. 

Goes from breakfast to bed.

Pixel 4a’s battery lasts up to 24 hours. It adapts to the way that you use your favourite apps, and reduces power to the ones that you rarely use. So you can swipe and stream to your heart’s content. In addition, the fast-charging battery is designed to get you back to the things that you love quickly.

A little help with your daily tasks.

Let your Pixel help out with the little things so that you can do more of what you love. It has the new Google Assistant to help you to control your phone, send texts and even search within apps. It also has the exclusive Recorder app, which automatically transcribes speech and lets you search across your audio recordings.

Rest assured.

Get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your phone is working to keep you and your belongings safe. Pixel 4a is protected by the Titan M security chip and receives guaranteed updates for at least three years.

The best of Android accessibility on Pixel

You can find the best of Android accessibility features on Pixel, developed together with the disability community. And now, Live Caption on Pixel has gotten even better and works on phone calls too. Plus, Pixel has all the other Android accessibility features that you know and love, such as Voice Access, Live Transcribe and more.



Comes with the best of Google.

With Pixel, you get the best of Google services to try out. This includes

YouTube Premium trial for three months, Google One for three months and Google Play Pass for three months. Plus, unlimited photo and video storage in high quality with Google Photos.


Your Pixel just got more helpful.

Your Pixel gets a periodic boost of helpfulness and security with feature drops. They’re automatic software updates that send new features, tricks and apps to your phone, making it better and more helpful as time goes on. Everything happens over the air, so you get the new-phone feeling without needing to get a new phone.

Enhance the Pixel experience. 

Get compatible Pixel 4a accessories from Google or choose from over 20 Made for Google brands offering 75+ compatible accessories. Add some colour with Pixel 4a fabric cases, with a soft outer fabric made from over 70% recycled material. The machine-washable fabric is soft to the touch and stays stylish over time. Google Pixel Buds bring you brilliant sound, clear calls and hands-free help from the Google Assistant. Accessories provide personalisation, audio, power and more to your phone. 





By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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