Google gives Pixel 4a new Barely Blue color option


The Pixel 4a 5G is officially launching at T-Mobile later this week, but before it does, Google is rolling out a limited edition model of the regular Pixel 4a.

Google today launched a Barely Blue version of the Pixel 4a that you can buy right now. It’s available for $349, the same price as the Just Black model that launched earlier this year, and it’s sold unlocked so it’s ready for you to bring it onto T-Mo’s network.

The unlocked Pixel 4a includes support for T-Mobile’s LTE bands 2/4/5/12/66/71. The full list of LTE bands support by the unlocked Pixel 4a includes 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/20/25/26/28/29/30/38/39/40/41/66/71. Support for up to 3x carrier aggregation and 2×2 MIMO is included as well.


The Barely Blue version of the Pixel 4a lives up to its name, donning a subtle shade of light blue that’s kind of pastel-like. There’s another touch of color on the orange power button that’s on the side of the Pixel 4a.

Google launched the Pixel 4a a few months ago and since then it’s become a great option for anyone in the market for an affordable Android phone thanks to its high-quality Pixel camera, three years of guaranteed updates, and low cost. The one disappointing aspect of the Pixel 4a is that it’s only been available in a Just Black color option, but now this Barely Blue paint job is available for anyone who likes their phones to have a splash of color.

Is the color of your phone important to you? If so, which color or colors do you prefer?

Source: Google Store

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  • marque2

    What color does “barely blue” look like in a phone case?

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  • alfonzso

    Love the color! Wish it had more availability. I don’t care for buying phones through the Google Store.

    • marque2

      Other than the cash up front it works pretty well and Google does guarantee the phones, I have been able to send a faulty one back before with little trouble.

      • dcmanryan

        Google is great through the warranty period but be one day past it and you’re toast. Google phones have had issues lately too and I’m pretty much done with them. I miss my Pixel 3 XL camera so much but I sure don’t miss the garbage battery life or the motherboard frying 13.5 months in. I’ll never give them another dime and my only hope is the class action lawsuit goes through that’s still pending. Google makes junk phones.

        • marque2

          They replaced one of my Nexus 5x phones 3 months after the warrantee ended. When the replacement refurb failed they sent me a brand new phone.

          But on that note, why would you expect them to replace a phone after the warrantee? That is what phone insurance is for.

        • dcmanryan

          The Pixel 3 XL for example has had mother board issues and a class action law suit is pending. Google will not touch it out of warranty which is fine but fast forward and the same Pixel 3/3XL phones are having swollen battery issues and they’re replacing them long after warranty has ended and are still replacing them today if you ask. It’s just bad business practices to pick who you will and won’t help. Mother boards failing at 13-18 months is also a concern. If you search every Pixel ever released you’ll see they’ve all had issues that should not have happened. If you have a Pixel still running after 2 years I consider you lucky. The QA and build quality is just not there.

          I should also add Google not fixing my phone barely out of warranty has no bearing on me never buying another Google phone. The mother board it self failing right after warranty is the reason for never purchasing another Pixel. The not fixing mine and other users mother board issues but fixing swollen batteries out of warranty just puts icing on the I Hate Google cake.

        • marque2

          I am used to failing phones. I get LG :P

        • dcmanryan

          Yep. LG is another manufacturer with a terrible record.


    I barely care,not future-proofed w/no 5G on board.

    • DominiMMIV

      Yeah because LTE is sooooo slow….

      • KOLIO

        In my area, LTE is quite slow, 5G has actually made a big difference.
        Whether I needed it or not, I’d opt for the 5G version, the relatively small increase in price is worth it for future proofing.

    • alfonzso

      Good point! 5G hasn’t made it much faster in my area, because LTE was already fast. But it has improved reception.