Google Pixel 4a on Google Fi // Google Fi Pixel 4a Review

by birtanpublished on October 4, 2020

Hi the person you reached is using a screening service from google and will get a transcript of this call hey everyone digital david here today in this video i'm going to be testing out the google pixel 4a on google phys network i've been using google fi's network for around four years now very happy with the service and the price that i pay per month it's very affordable and that's why i've stayed on the plan for as long as i have i will link to a full dedicated review video below on google fi that i filmed

Previously this year go ahead and check out that video i'll also link to the google pixel 4a in case you're interested in picking up this phone for yourself if you're new to google fi never heard of it before i'm going to give you guys a brief summary right now we're looking at their website they have two different plans for you they have a flexible plan and they have an unlimited plan right here so you guys can just see the gist of the plan but you can build it on the website up to six people

So basically the flexible plan is you pay per gigabyte ten dollars per gigabyte and that's kind of the gist of it guys very simple and straightforward twenty dollars a month and ten dollars per gigabyte plus your taxes and fees as well you only pay for the data you've used you do get full hotspot tethering if you want at the same rate and i want to point out what's really nice if you travel internationally you still pay the same ten dollars per

Gigabyte and it's wonderful text messages are free as well if you travel internationally i've tried it out myself in the cayman islands and i loved how convenient it was just to still have my phone and no disruption of service so the basics unlimited calls and text no contracts cancel any time 24 7 customer support low rates for calls when traveling international after six gigabytes so 60 a month your data is free so they have bill

Protection it basically just switches you to the unlimited plan then so you don't pay you know any more for any data which is really nice guys so you could start with this plan if you just continue to consume a lot of data then you can jump to the unlimited plan but you have that bill protection that will switch you over so they'll max you out at paying for six gigs and that's it guys so that would be sixty dollars for six gigabytes

Plus twenty dollars a month so that would be your phone bill for one person and then plus your taxes and fees but for seventy dollars a month they have an unlimited plan for one so that's calls text and data so you get high speed data up to 22 gigabytes per person then they throttle you after that full speed hotspot tethering free calls to 50 plus countries free data and texts internationally as well too and this is awesome guys you get a google one membership

So you get a hundred gigabytes of cloud storage for each member in the plan and that's a great deal as well that could be somewhere around you know five to ten dollars a month depending on how many people are in the plan with you so that's a really nice set to give you that same thing unlimited calls and texts no contracts cancel any time 24 7 customer support and low rates for calls while traveling internationally you can bring your own phone over or you could

Pick up you know a google pixel phone like the google pixel 4a very simple and straightforward you can find out more again in my video description below now let's go ahead let's get to testing this phone out first up we're going to take a look at text messaging on the google pixel 4a on google physe network so we'll be texting from the google pixel 4a to the iphone se 2020 right here so let's go ahead let's send a message so we just sent a text and there we go

We just received it just fine on the iphone se so let's go and let's send an emoji back and in case you're wondering the iphone sc 2020 is on the visible network so we have two different network providers right here too and we have two different operating systems so that's really helpful as we do this test let's send another message back we just sent the emoji and we already got it super quick from the iphone now let's go ahead let's send some photos

So let's take a picture we're gonna do a thumbs down since this is an iphone so we just took the photo now we can send it and while we're waiting to receive the photo let's take one back on the 4a right here and we can send that along so that's sending and you can see we we're already starting to receive there we go we got the photo from the iphone right there and it will take a second or two for the picture from the 4a to arrive to the iphone as well there we go we

Just got that now let's go ahead let's uh look at what else we can attach so we could attach photos if we want right there which we don't but then we can select the plus icon we could add gifs so let's do a gif here we go let's send a gif right there we can view our favorites we could send our location if we want we have some google assistant options we could share a contact or attach a file right there so we have a lot of different options

Right there within just the messaging tab and thread we also have a microphone so we could record some audio and then we could also do some voice texting as well too you can see our clipboard we could paste information we have it we can view some settings too but that takes us to the layout basically of the keyboard and we can modify a lot of those settings if we want so let's go ahead let's send a voice message now hey david it's me david we're just

Testing out the audio voice messaging right here to send this file along to you on the iphone so we're sending that right now guys it'll take a second to make it to the iphone right here but once it does we can play that back hey david it's me david we're just testing out the audio voice messaging right here to send this file along to you on the iphone so there you go guys works just fine no issues at all

With text messaging using the google pixel 4a on google files network now we're going to look at one of my favorite features on the google pixel 4a it's the built-in call screening feature so we're going to go ahead we're going to call the google pixel 4 with our iphone and you're going to be able to hear the call screening feature and see it in action so we're gonna screen the call hi the person you reached is using a screening service from google and will get a transcript of this call

Go ahead and say why you're calling that's it guys we can say why we're calling if we want and it's going to give us a play-by-play of what we're saying right there on the screen for us to read and it's very accurate as well does a really good job relaying the information so then once we see that we can then go ahead and we can push another prompt if we want right here just so it's clear go ahead and say more about why you're calling

And another one if we want it's difficult to understand you at the moment could you repeat what you just said so we have a lot of different options right there it's very nice to have that built-in call screener now we're testing out the wi-fi calling on the google pixel 4a using the google fi network the network does support wi-fi calling which is really a nice feature so this is your raw unedited audio of a wi-fi

Phone call so let's go ahead let's just move the phone around and see if that makes any difference for us and we're going to keep talking into it right here now we have it in the other ear talking as well we can kind of rotate the phone too so you get a raw audio test and a great sample of the wi-fi calling with the google pixel 4a on google fi network now we're testing out the regular call quality on the google fi network with the google pixel

4a so this is what it's going to sound like guys this is raw unedited audio for you in any way so this just your mic test and your call quality test not on a wi-fi network just your regular call quality over the google fi network so let's go ahead let's move the phone out here so we have it all the way out in front of us let's bring it around to the front now let's bring around to the other side and behind us

Let's bring it up to the other ear let's keep talking for a minute into the phone so you guys can get a sample and feel for how everything is going to sound now we can talk to the front of the phone again too so this is your regular call quality test with the google pixel 4a on the google phi network now the tests you've all been waiting for the network speed test you can see the results that i got today using the meteor app on my google pixel 4a on the google fi network we got a very good score

You can see our download our upload and our ping scores right there awesome is the best rating you can get on the meteor app so all the apps tested below you can see youtube chrome google maps netflix spotify twitch will all get the best rating possible so they work just fine on the mobile network i just want to stress that depending on where you live your location around the country and maybe what time of day how much traffic and everybody else that's trying to get on the same

Network as you you will see a fluctuation in the score so they will vary depending on time of day and where you're located i live in cincinnati ohio around 20 25 minutes northeast of downtown cincinnati in a very residential neighborhood and i took this test just right outside my front porch and these are the results that i got today so no issues about what i expect and expected conducting this test i've never had any issues using the google fi

Mobile network and honestly i'm on the flexible plan so i don't even use hardly any data per month my wife and i combined typically use one gigabyte or less for the whole month together so that kind of gives you perspective of how much data i use and keep in mind depending on if us cellular or t-mobile works in your area that's going to be the same speeds and results you will get if you join or use google five because that's two of the networks that they lease their coverage from and use to provide you with service so keep

That in mind if those work great in your area you can expect very good results as well if you use google fi i also want to point out that i did test the mobile hotspot as well so let's go ahead let's try to pull that up so here we go here's the results i got from the mobile hotspot today on google fi's network so i casted the hotspot from my pixel 4a to the iphone sc 2020 and here's the results that we got our download our upload and our ping scores so

Again everything works just fine no issues there with the results as you can see we'll get good enough app performance across the board for all the popular apps you'd want to use to stream music videos or browse content online so overall guys no issues to report back to you using the google pixel 4a on google fi's network i've had a great experience i've been using google fi with the original pixel the pixel 2 my pixel 3a and now the pixel 4a and i'm very happy

With the service if you don't use a lot of data the flexible plan is for sure the way to go today if you have a lot of coverage from wi-fi because you work from home you just don't travel much or maybe your work has wi-fi and you have a short commute so you don't need to have any mobile data when you're in the car and on the go then you want to check out google phy if you're a super data hungry person you can check out google's unlimited plan but the best deal on the

Market today is visible so go ahead check out my visible videos on my channel i have a dedicated visible review using the google pixel 4a you can check that video out it's very similar to this one but obviously it's on the visible network and i have a dedicated visible review video on my channel as well like my dedicated google fi video on my channel so go ahead check all those out do your shopping and feel free to reach out with any questions comments or concerns

Well that concludes our video thank you so much for watching don't forget the product link will be in our video description below please go ahead check it out and do your shopping from there any purchase made through that link help support our channel at no additional cost to you so we're really grateful and thankful for all of your support while you're at it can you go ahead and hit that like button for us and subscribe to our channel we have new content coming out daily and we don't want you

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