Google Pixel 4a official, now available for pre-order for $349

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Last year, Google made a major addition to its Pixel family with the launch of the affordable Pixel 3a. Now Google is back with the even more affordable Pixel 4a.

The Google Pixel 4a is now official and it’s priced at $349, making it $50 cheaper than when the Pixel 3a launched last year. For that price you get the same 12.2MP camera with dual pixel phase detection autofocus that’s found in the flagship Pixel 4.

Around front is a 5.81-inch 2340×1080 OLED display with a hole-punch, which is a first for Google’s Pixel lineup. Inside that hole-punch is the 8MP selfie camera.

Moving inside, the Pixel 4a is packing a Snapdragon 730G processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. There’s a 3140mAh battery powering the Pixel 4a and while there’s no wireless charging, Google has given the phone 18W fast charging support.

The body of the Pixel 4a features a polycarbonate unibody design. A fingerprint reader is located on the back of the device and on the top is a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is a feature that’s missing from the flagship Pixel 4. If you’d rather rock out without headphones, the Pixel 4a does also feature stereo speakers.

On the software side, the Pixel 4a comes with Android 10. And because this is a Pixel, it’s guaranteed to get at least 3 years of Android OS and security updates.

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The Pixel 4a is now available for pre-order from the Google Store ahead of its launch on August 20. Carrier availability will include Google Fi, US Cellular, and Verizon. However, T-Mobile customers can buy the phone unlocked from Google and bring it on to the T-Mo network if they’d like.

Network support for the Pixel 4a includes LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/20/25/26/28/29/30/38/39/40/41/66/71. Up to 3x carrier aggregation and 2×2 MIMO support is included as well.

At just $349 with the Pixel 4 camera and Google’s commitment to software updates, the Pixel 4a looks like a really strong contendor for anyone in the market for an affordable new phone. There are some concessions made to help get that price down, like the lack of wireless charging, but overall it looks like a pretty solid package.

Are you thinking about buying a Pixel 4a?

Source: Google, Google Store

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  • Boris Govnic

    How does this compare to my Samsung S10e. Anybody know if LG updated their software to support scrolling screenshot yet particularly on the LG G8 or the G8x? I watched some guy and it showed a drop-down Arrow on a mid-tier LG phone was just wondering if they Incorporated that future scrolling screenshot like Samsung. When I had to the LG G7 it did not support that so I made the switch to Samsung because I use that feature all the time. Let me know if anybody has that experience with the LG G8 because I’m looking to get rid of my Samsung S10e.

    • krisstofer

      Yes It does on my LG G8 ThinQ. It will show you a drop down arrow so you can scroll down what you want to be captured

      • Boris Govnic

        Wow thank you for letting me know. From my understanding it can capture anything that’s scrollable including settings and internet browsers….. before Capture Plus used to only work in Google Chrome. When did that feature become available like I previously mentioned I used to have a G7 and that wasn’t available before. you are my hero for the day

        • krisstofer

          I’m not sure when did that feature started or if it’s been there on the phone all along that I didn’t notice or maybe all LG’s Android 10 has that. My cuzin’s LG Stylo 6 has that feature too. You’re welcome fam.

  • dcmanryan

    Looks like they gave Pixel 3a owners exactly zero reasons to upgrade unless they want the higher storage amount. If you own a 3a wait for the other two phones to drop this fall and get 5g with them.

  • dcon9999

    Giving T-Mobile 3 days to announce a program before I go to the play store

    • ericdabbs

      I doubt Tmobile will be selling the regular Pixel 4a phone. I bet Tmobile will only be selling the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 5G phones this year.

      I think they want to encourage customers to buy 5G phones going forward. Offering 4G only phones just prolongs the period where they can decrease the amount of LTE to refarm for 5G down the road.

      • dcon9999

        Very valid point! I agreed that T-Mobile would choose the 5G to go with its 5G push until I saw that the 5G wasn’t coming out to the fall. But I think you’re probably right

  • Valentin Lorien

    Google is offering $135 to trade in a pixel 3a xl. Should I wait for T-Mobile to offer a better deal?

  • kev1386

    I purchased the unlocked version from Google.How do I activate it on my TMobile account?

  • kev1386

    It’s that easy?

    Thanks!