Google Pixel 4a specs: Upgrades in performance, display and battery

Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 4a (Image credit: Andrew Martonik / Android Central)

Google's Pixels never go overboard on specs, and that's particularly true with the "a" series phones. The Pixel 4a, like its predecessor, is about giving you a great all-around experience by being very selective about which specs and features are included. The 4a thankfully provides a healthy amount of memory and storage, with a nice-looking display and a slightly larger battery than the 3a. The cameras haven't appreciably changed, which isn't much of a surprise, but we also still have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Here's the complete spec sheet.

Google Pixel 4a review

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CategoryGoogle Pixel 4a
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Display5.81-inch OLED, 2340x1080 (19.5:9, 443 ppi)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730
Adreno 618
Titan M Security Module
Memory6GB LPDDR4x
Rear Camera12.2MP dual-pixel, 1.4-micron, ƒ/1.7, OIS
Phase detect auto focus
Front Camera8MP, 1.12-micron, ƒ/2
Fixed focus
84-degree FoV
SecurityRear capacitive fingerprint sensor
Battery3,140 mAh
18W USB-C PD 2.0 charging
Connectivity802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2x2 MIMO
3xCA, 2x2 MIMO
Cat12 LTE, eSIM
Bluetooth 5.1
USB-C 3.1 Gen 1
AudioDual speakers
3.5 mm headphone jack
Dual microphones
Water Resistance
Dimensions144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
143 g
ColorsJust Black

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  • Not sure why anyone would buy this over the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE has wireless charging, an aluminum body, IP67 rating, the latest Apple chip (A13 Bionic), and five years of guaranteed updates for the same price as the 4a.
  • Well for one, if you prefer Android to iOS.
  • Let's be honest, that's the only reason.
  • True, but that's a pretty big reason lol
  • What does it mean when it says "Dual Speakers"? Is that the same as stereo speakers? If it is then why not just say stereo speakers? I see two bottom speakers so are they stereo just on the bottom? That will not sound like stereo! Strange!
  • It's stereo apparently, speaker at the bottom and one in the earpiece. You're right though, "dual speakers could mean 2 mono speakers. It's ambiguous.
  • This phone is the best answer to the iPhone SE for Android but you still get more bang for buck with the iPhone SE if you're open minded to iOS with wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, the A13 bionic chip and 5 years of software support which make the iPhone SE the better phone overall with the Pixel 4a only better in screen, battery life and camera.