Google Pixel 4a
Google proves it is the ruler of midrange phones with the Pixel 4a. It offers flagship-quality cameras, fast performance and good battery life for just $350. It also offers helpful Pixel-only tools like Live Caption for Calls, Call Screening, Recorder and Personal Safety features. Though it only comes in one color option and just a single rear camera, the Pixel 4a still manages to be the best phone for the price.
- Affordable price
- Excellent camera
- Fast performance
- Has a fingerprint sensor and headphone jack
- Useful Google software features
- Only one variant
- Only one rear camera
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- 86AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsGizmodo90The Pixel 4a Is Perfect Smartphone SimplicityI’d argue a lot of people running around with flagship devices could happily switch to the Pixel 4a without missing much while also saving a bunch of money in the process. I’m not here to tell you how much phone you need, but if you want a good phone for a reasonable price that covers all the basics, the Pixel 4a is an excellent choice.Tom's Guide90The Pixel 4a is the perfect phone for the perfect priceThe Google Pixel 4a is an unbeatable phone for $350 and the best in its class if camera performance is your primary concern. While it can’t match the iPhone SE’s power, the Pixel 4a is the better handset overall.Wired90Review: Google Pixel 4AAt a time when millions of people are out of a job, this phone is a third the price of many high-end models, yet it will do everything you need. If you need a new phone, save some money and get on with more important things in your life.New York Times90At $350, a Win for Those on a BudgetSo why would you spend $800 for the Pixel 4 if the Pixel 4A, for less than half the price, is also very good minus some superfluous features?The clear answer: Only gadget enthusiasts should have to pay a premium for cutting-edge tech.The rest of us now have the option to save.Android Authority80The perfect phone for 2020The Pixel 4a is the new budget camera quality leader — but it doesn't stop there. It has a larger screen than the 3a, but in a still-compact body, and is filled with solid specs and really good battery life. Its subdued design and lack of extra features may seem boring to some, but most will appreciate its simplicity when it comes to ease of use, software performance and consistent camera quality.T380The budget Pixel strikes backThe strengths of the Pixel 4a are the same as they always have been for the Pixel range: an excellent camera and arguably the best version of Android around (as well as the fastest system updates). Add to that respectable performance and battery life, and a phone that's well designed in an ordinary and unflashy kind of way, and the Pixel 4a is an interesting new proposition in the 2020 smartphone market.The Verge80BACK TO BASICS FOR $349The Pixel 4A is cheap and basic, but most cheap phones don’t get the basics right. The Pixel 4A does. And just to remind you: it does so for $349.TechRadar80Google Pixel 4a reviewThe compact size, clean interface and great point-and-shoot camera of the Pixel 4a will appeal to those looking for an affordable, reasonably sized handset with enough grunt to handle the basics, plus the ability to capture some excellent pictures.Android Police100All the phone you need, none of what you don'tThe Pixel 4a is the right phone at the right time; a tall, cool glass of water in our $1000 smartphone hell.Stuff80Google's latest affordable Android puts software firstGoogle nails the software side of its no-frills phone and camera smarts give it an edge over costlier competitors, but the 4a's restrained hardware can't set pulses racing like the OnePlus Nord.