How's the battery life on your Google Pixel 4a?

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

We've talked a lot about the Pixel 4a since its release earlier this year, and for good reason. It's one of the very best values the market has to offer right now, delivering a great display, performance, cameras, and more for just $350.

Following the horrendous battery life of the Pixel 4, we've been quite pleased with how the 4a handles a full day of use. It doesn't have the absolute best endurance we've ever seen, but it's proven to be more than capable of getting through a full day without any problems.

Taking a look through the AC forums, here's what other Pixel 4a owners have to say about their battery experience:

I would consider myself a moderate user. Text, email, news, weather, music, etc. I easily get though a day.


I've been getting excellent battery life compared to previous devices. Most of my use is over WiFi, but the same is true for previous devices. For most of them, the best I could get was around 3 - 3 1/2hrs of SOT over a 12-16hr period. With the 4a, I'm able to get up to 5 1/2hrs of SOT over a 13-18hr period. And overnight (standy) use is much better as well, usually if I sleep for 5-6hrs, I'll...


I too consider myself moderate user and no gaming. I usually have no problem getting more than 24 hours out of single charge. with that being said, I have had a few times where the phone has behaved badly and battery drain was fast. They all have been since 11upgrade and phone is warm when this happens. I suspect an offending app but have been able to isolate. killing all apps did not...


Mine's been pretty good. During the work week, I usually top off after lunch just because I'm like that (and I'm at my desk anyway, so why not). But there's been some saturdays and sundays where I'm doing Spotify w/BT headphones a good majority of the day (starting around 7 or 8) mixed with some FB and browsing, and I'm down to 10-15% by 9 or 10. All that to say, it's never run out on me or left...


Now, we want to hear from you — How's the battery life on your Google Pixel 4a?

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