Google Pixel 4a Consumer Review | Is This $350 Phone Worth It?

by birtanpublished on October 3, 2020

Yo what's good y'all so trail and today it took me way too long to finally get to this review but today i'm gonna be going ahead and reviewing my pixel 4a here on android 11 because it just got the update so i got my thoughts and everything for y'all and i'm about to go and tell y'all if i think this thing is worth it or not all right so yeah i actually had this pixel 4a here since august 4th and today is actually september 14th so yeah it's been a little bit since i had this pixel 4a so i can finally give y'all a good review on this and really i'm going to

Go and get straight into this so if you want to actually go ahead and pick this phone up it's going to run you 350 bucks here in the us so it's at a really good price and it's honestly a pretty good phone and i will be going ahead and comparing the pixel 4a in the oneplus nord in another video so stay tuned for that and also if you want to see my unboxing on this link's down below or the card above and if you want to go see the specs in this phone they're right here on the right side of the screen as you can see here but

For this review style i'm gonna just be doing it regularly like everybody else so i may talk about the cameras and the battery and everything else like that so first up let's talk about those cameras of course that's what the pixel 4 is all about so honestly what really makes a pixel a pixel here like it's in the name really it's the camera and for the camera on the pixel 4a as you expected it doesn't really disappoint me not here and i think google's strong point here with the cameras is really the software so go and check out the camera samples i have

Here right now and then this is the 1080p at 60fps but y'all should have saw my reaction when i took my first picture i was like yo this camera clean yo that's crazy but just looking at the video yo this is actually kind of clean too like i'm really feeling this i see what y'all doing there that's dope and then it's gonna be 1080p just recording in a darker spot in my garage so i'll definitely be back to take some pictures

Of some astrophotography at night so just stay tuned for that in this camera test but let me go and close this door here and yeah i mean you can obviously you can't really see anything here just like most cameras but you can see a little bit so i ain't really complaining about that because i'm used to this but still they should improve on these cameras some more in the dark and then this is me recording with the pixel 4a at 1080p at 60 like i usually will with my galaxy fold as you can see

Right here and that's what the camera looks like on the pixel 4 ace what yo i'm not gonna lie that scared me like crazy man don't do that again but yeah my opinion the pixels cameras is great man like the dynamic range and everything like everything about this camera i really love now we do have some problems here so if we actually look here in the back we only have one camera here and we don't have any telephoto we don't have any ultra wide or anything so looking at the camera layout here it does look pretty modern like there's

Supposed to be two other cameras there but really there's not so that's one thing i really like about my oneplus nord is that it actually has a telephoto and an ultra wide camera and i love my ultra wide camera trust me if you never had the phone with the ultra wide camera you need to see it because it's really dope and that's honestly what disappointed me the most about the pixel 4e is that it don't have any type of telephoto or ultra wide camera like i would have really liked that you just kind of got

To work with what they have here and what they have is actually pretty good in my opinion and i want to say something real quick so the video quality on the pixel 4a it could use some work like i like it better on the oneplus nord over the pixel 4a but the camera is really weird excels like the picture quality so i would say for your snapchat your instagram your regular camera quality and even here for the front it's all pretty good i like it next is that 5.8 inch 1080p

Ml display which by the way i want to say right off the bat that's my main b for the pixel 4a is the display size but i gotta say man the display on here is like crazy like i'm loving this especially because it's amoled and everything yeah this is dope these days i can't go back to lcd for nothing like trust me man it's not the same at all but i got to say man the display quality overall is just beautiful man it's punchy and vibrant it gets pretty bright outdoors and it may be a 60hz panel but

Like i said before i don't really care about the 120hz or anything like that so it doesn't really matter to me like when i'm watching my vlog creations here with ross like it looks pretty dope but i said this before and i'm gonna say it again so this is the only phone that google made that actually looks good here on the front do with that information that you will so the display overall is a goal i do have a couple scratches on it but it's not really that bad next up is the speed in the software so we got a lot to talk about here

So at the time of recording this this is actually on android 11 with the september security patch like it just came out and i noticed there was a couple things new with android 11 like i know if i play some music it shows here at the top and even like the rotation animation is a little bit different but besides that nothing really that new changed but even before the android 11 like this phone ran perfectly smooth i had no lag on here like trust me like i've been trying to make this thing lag and it hasn't the only time

You're going to find lag is when you're playing fortnite or something but even when i'm playing fortnite it's not that bad and you've seen the specs already with the snapdragon 730g six gigs of ram with 128 gigs of storage and it holds up pretty well now i did hear with the pixel 3 and 3 xl it started lagging just over a year so that kind of scares me for the 4a i don't really know what's going to happen with that but hopefully it doesn't end up like the 3a you got pretty much stock android here it's not completely stock android and

I'll talk about that more right now so with these pixels you have a lot of pixel exclusive features so that's why it's not really stock android because these are pixel exclusives like if it was stock android then these features will be available on every phone assuming the manufacturer would let them but you have features here like screen calling so like if spam caller calls or something the phone will actually pick it up for you and then they'll go and get the message and just i don't know screen call is

Pretty cool basically if you don't want to pick up the phone you can have the phone pick it up for you and then see what they're calling for and here's an example so automatically it picked up that this phone was actually a spam call and the google assistant picked up so this is what happened i'm trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty you should have re like yo i haven't got a car y'all called for that one but as you can see here it said hi this is the

Google assistant can i ask what you're calling about and then it said that and it said sorry they can't take the call right now thanks and goodbye and then end it there so that's the screen calling and then you have other features here like if i go over here to the safety app you can see here that this phone has a couple of features here that i really like like car crash detection i'm going to show you that right now so let's go to settings we're going to go over here to car crash detection and i'm going to show you all the demo so

We'll hit start and then this was going to look like it's going to vibrate here and then it's going to say this crash detected say emergency to call 911 now otherwise and i could choose emergency you said emergency calling 911 now and then it's going to do that so let's say you do get in a car crash and your phone flings across the car or something and you're in trouble you can speak to the phone from wherever you are in the phones or wherever in the car you have this now playing feature that

Shows you what music you're listening to whenever there's music playing around you which by the way you can actually look at your now playing history and see what you was previously listened to so that's really dope and overall i just think that the speed in the software is like really clutch now i did hear somebody say one time that the now playing feature is actually like a shazam killer but i don't know if i really see all that but it is pretty nice to have on the pixel 4

8. two problems i got to say i got with the software here is that there's no face unlock you only got pixel imprinting if i go over here to the smart lock as you can see here there's no face unlock i'm starting to see this a lot with these like android phones like there's no face unlock here in the smart unlock as you can see here there's no face unlock on this and that's annoying and honestly the emojis out here is just basically bogus like i can't go on social media with these emojis man like

Then maybe they just updated these emojis but they still look bad like just take a look at the galaxy and the stock android emoji it's like there's no competition here next up is a battery life on the pixel 4a and the battery life on here it's been decent man like i've been feeling the battery life real talk because they come with a fast charger and on top of that i end the day around like 30 or so so it's been getting me through it pretty good so you got a 3140 million power

Battery and i don't know it's just been treating me right i don't got no problems with this so yeah the battery life on here is a go i don't know if it's the same for everybody but i know i've been turning off some like battery optimization settings and stuff like that and it's still been rocking out pretty fine so i'm cool with the battery life on here next up is the build quality of the pixel 4 8 so you're going to hear this a lot from these youtubers saying that they got a plastic build and everything but

It don't feel cheap and i agree with them like that's true it do get a plastic build but it don't feel creaky or anything it feel pretty like sturdy and it's a pretty good piece of hardware as you can see looking all around the phone obviously the front screen here is glass but if you look over here the fingerprint scanner and just everything over here it's just one piece of plastic and it's decent like i'm not really complaining about it like it's it's eye yeah as you see there you're gonna get

Some fingerprints on this plastic but it's just overall i don't got no problems with this plastic because they don't feel creaky or anything and it feel pretty sturdy it's not gonna like break on you if you drop it on some carpet or something so don't worry about the build quality on the pixel 4a you good up on here yo what's up y'all can see me now but let's go and talk about the fingerprint scanner on the pixel 4a so go check this out i'm gonna go show you the speed on here and as you can see it's reliable

It's fast i don't got no problems with this and it's just overall dope like you can't really beat this on the pixel 4a and see that was one of my main gripes here with the oneplus note is that the fingerprint scanner right here it just ain't even all that like it just don't work like all that much but on the pixel 4a like i don't worry about this it just works for me i just pulled out my pocket i touch my finger on there and it is what it is it just works so fingerprint scanner on the pixel 4a

I gotta say like i'm loving this and now let's go and talk about the speakers on the pixel 4a so put in your headphones real quick so you can hear this better but i'm about to go and do a sound test for y'all real quick oh yeah that speaker hidden man so if you look here in the pixel 4a you actually got a speaker right there that's a microphone but if you look here at the top that's another speaker so you got stereo speakers out here but i gotta say on the oneplus nord it gotta be louder like definitely and you can see right there it just

Didn't work but even though this only has one speaker here it's still louder than the pixel 4a but the pixel 4a has more bass and everything so i got to give it over to the pixel 4a it just sounds better overall now let's go and talk about the call quality real quick and i'll go and give you all sound tests and that's gonna be pretty much it for me y'all with this pixel 4a consumer review so let me know in the comments below would you pick this up for 350 bucks for me i think this gets the jenny step of

Reproof almost definitely which means i recommend this phone and like it's at a good price range like it has its issues and everything but overall i think it's a good value you can use this on t-mobile sprint verizon att whatever carrier you want and it should work out good for you even you us cellular users out there you can use it on the pixel 4a and don't worry about it because i'm about to have my oneplus nord versus pixel 4a video coming soon so stay tuned for that because as you know we're talking about a 350

Phone versus a 488 phone so that's going to be interesting like for example this may not be water resistant like the oneplus nord here but this does have a headphone jack unlike the oneplus nord so but thanks for watching if you like this video go and give this video a like and if you really liked it go and subscribe but go and follow me my social media eddie centec on instagram and twitter and facebook but instagram and twitter is the most active but i gotta say google you really brought the heat this year with this

Pixel 4a and i'm really feeling this thing so i'm really hoping to see what we're going to get with this 485g and pixel 5 because it's looking pretty good so far but let me go and get that to hear you y'all so thanks for watching i'll see you on the next one then do peace out you

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