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I have a Samsung phone from work and I don't like what Samsung (and some other manufacturers) do to Android. I also don't like the garish, over-saturated displays on some high-end phones. Having previously had a Nexus 5 and a Nokia 6, I knew that I wanted "vanilla" Android.
Some cheaper Android phones are missing features - the very cheapest don't have GPS sensors, some don't have NFC, and even the Moto G doesn't have a compass, so you can't see which way you're facing on the map and AR doesn't work.
I found the Nokia 6 a bit big for pockets, so the Pixel 4a is the right size, has all of the key features, is much more responsive than the Nokia, and has a battery that lasts me at least two days. It seems to hit a sweet-spot of size, features and price (especially for the £293 that I paid).Read full review
This is a great phone for the price. I was impressed with how good the set-up was, especially the copying of apps and data from my existing iPhone 6.
Easy to grasp how to navigate on the new phone, and it felt like I was in control within the day of opening the box (no doubt assisted by the fact I could just slot my existing nano sim card into the Google phone).
Things I don't like ?
1. Navigation to the app tray is not really a single swipe once you've got various tabs open but I got round that by dragging my favourite apps into the home page and switched off the (to me) slightly annoying feature that suggests favourite apps by sticking them on the bar on the home page and the app tray/page.
2. The sound is ok but not brilliant quality
But for a phone that takes good pictures, has 128gb storage, good processing speed and battery life, and is the compact size I like to fit in my pocket, plus nice features like headphone socket, this was an excellent buy for me.
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This is one of the first smart phones, I've felt really thrilled about buying and eager to use. I've had a few different phones over the years, but the Pixel 4a is by far my most favourite! I'd never really come across Google's Pixel phones before, until I came across a few reviews for the Pixel 4a. It has a very minimalist but sleek design, with a polycarbonate all in one body. It only comes in one colour, but it certainly looks smart in black. There's a handy fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, to unlock your phone as opposed to it being on the side of the phone (which a lot of the phones are now). It feels more natural having it on the back, than on the side. I've included some pictures I took with the Pixel 4a, to give you an idea of the quality of the shots and I'm really impressed! There's a lot of detail and colours in them, even for a single 12mp camera on the rear. There's also portrait mode, along with night mode to take brilliant pictures, even in low light. And I have yet to try the astrological mode, but it has the ability to capture the stars (providing the sky is clear). The rear camera is capable of full HD 1080p or 4k video at either 30fps or 60 fps. There's an 8mp front-facing camera, which takes pretty good photos too for those selfies, especially in portrait mode.
The user interface is very clean and easy to use, without any of the bloatware that can be found on other devices. It also comes with 128gb of onboard storage, which should be plenty of space for music, pictures and other bits and bobs.
One of the biggest things I like about this phone, is its size at 5.8 inches. I find it far better to handle and much more comfortable to use, than some of the phones out there which can reach a monstrous 6.7 inches! And a bonus is that it has a headphone jack... Hurrah! So no need for any adapters, just plug in your headphones and you're good to go!
I'd definitely recommend the Pixel 4a; it's a sleek, minimalist design with a great user interface experience and fabulous cameras to take those all-important snaps! Read full review
Bought the Google Pixel 4a. Great mid range phone (was £320). It is very fast and very good battery life. Graphics are fine and it produces great pictures and the sound equality is excellent. My only gripe is you need to order a new lead as a spare as my previous Samsung charging lead which seems to fit everything but does not fit this phone.
Fantastic phone if you are happy with Google and all his works (which generally I am). Only minor gripe is that, although I can add my non-Gmail email account to the built in Gmail app, it insists on opening with only the Gmail inbox (which I don't use) and I have to press twice more to get "all inboxes" displayed. There seems no way to get it to default to "all inboxes". This is getting close to Apple-like behaviour but it/s a small price to pay for an otherwise all-round good quality, high performance product.