Google Pixel 4a vs. OnePlus Nord | Which Is the Best 2020 Mid-Range Phone for You to Buy!?

by birtanpublished on October 3, 2020

Yo what's good y'all tutorial and today i got the ultimate comparison for y'all so today i have my pixel 4a here by google and i also got my oneplus note so today i'm about to go and tell y'all which one you should be putting your money towards because we have a 350 phone here and then we have a 488 phone here so let's see what's up with these two and which one you should be buying all right so yeah y'all so i know for a lot of y'all this is the video that y'all actually been waiting for so i'm finally giving it to y'all and you know it's understandably so because

Besides the poco f40 these are the best phones that you're gonna get right now for the mid-range phones so right off the bat i do want to say that i like this quote that somebody just said and i think android authority and that's in fact in many ways the mid-range smartphone market is actually rather more exciting than the flagship one and that's true i feel the same way besides this foldable phone stuff so we got the pixel 3a over here for 350 bucks and then we got the oneplus nord for 488 bucks here in the us

If you want to import it so you know what we're gonna just go and get straight into this so we're gonna go and see if it's worth spending another 138 bucks on the oneplus nord all right let's go and talk about one of the most important things about these two phones is the camera so i already showed y'all in my boxing so i'm gonna basically go ahead and replay that clip right now in this video and then you'll go ahead and see for yourself which one looks better to you all right so there's going to be the

Video on the oneplus nord 4k at 30fps and then it's going to be your video quality on your pixel 4a with 4k at 30 so let me know which one do you think looks better now the weird thing that i noticed with this is that this got 4k at 60 but the back camera don't what what's up with that but i mean the camera itself it looked pretty good so with the pixel you get 1080p at 30 with the front-facing camera so that's pretty much it but again the camera don't look bad

I might be giving it to the oneplus nord right now so in my opinion just looking at that clip right there between these two cameras i think the pixel 4a easily beats out the oneplus nord but the oneplus nord has the advantage over the video and of course the oneplus nord also has the advantage over the extra cameras here like the ultra wide and the telephoto and everything like that i mean we already know google for the cameras here on the pixel phones i mean it's already in the name you know pixel and then we don't really know oneplus

Here for the cameras just google really but the way they get these cameras to really look good on here is utilizing the software so the camera app on the pixel 4 is really what makes it shine and i wouldn't really say as much the hardware on here is just more the software now i will say for the oneplus nord you can just go ahead and easily look up the google camera port here for the oneplus nord and then just improve your picture quality from there but i will give it to

The pixel because it's already built into here obviously like you have your astrophotography mode you have your pretty good picture quality overall in i just think that the picture quality on the pixel 4 is overall better but the video on the oneplus nord is overall better so if you care about picture quality more then get the pixel but if you care about video more then get the nord in overall i would say to just get the pixel 4a because it's a pretty good middle balance and then for the front facing camera you

Actually got to widen the ultra wide camera for the nord and then you got a regular camera for the pixel 4a so the nord does have the pixel beat in terms of the cameras but i will say that it may have like three cameras here which i like but that last camera there it's just unnecessary in my opinion it has a macro camera and then i already talked about this in my oneplus no review but the macro camera it's just kind of stupid because it don't look good and then you would just be better off taking a regular picture and then just zooming in

So that's my little bit of beef with the oneplus nora camera but overall i just think that the pixel beats it out next up is the build quality and the design between these two so i don't think i need to be the one to tell you that there's really no competition here like i think the oneplus nord just looks way better in my opinion like yeah that's gonna be subjective probably but in my opinion i think the oneplus nord just looks overall better like you have it in a gray color and then you also have this blue color but if you look at the pixel phone here it's

Just overall just simple so maybe you like that simpler design better but i just think the oneplus nord just looks overall better and then also here for the build quality you have all plastic here versus on the oneplus nord you have glass in the back and then you have plastic sides and honestly if you just look here both are going to catch fingerprints but the oneplus 9 is going to catch them better unless maybe you get the gray color and then it just hides them better but i think overall just build quality and design is just

Better on the nord next up is the speed in the software so the oneplus norm may have the pixel beat in terms of like the specs and everything but overall i think the pixel just feels a little bit nicer so with the oneplus nord you actually got 12 gigs of ram with 256 gigs of storage and a better processor which is pretty nice but on the pixel 4a you get six gigs of ram you get a snapdragon 730 g and then you can also get 128 gigs of storage so yeah you do get worse specs here but

I think overall just the pixel 4a feels a tiny bit snappier and overall i just like the software better on here so that's not to say that oxygen os is bad or anything but i think like the pixel exclusive features like the call screening and then you also got car crash detection and stuff like that i just think that the pixel just has the overall edge but i will give it to the nord because it does have a 90 hertz screen so it will feel a little bit faster and then if i go to utilities i go to oneplus laboratory and then i go and tap

On enable dark tone and more apps you actually get this feature here where you can go ahead and put dark mode in more apps so now if i go over here to uh hangouts now it's in dark mode so the pixel just doesn't have features like that but it does have things like i said the car crash detection you have the call screening which is pretty nice like i can't even tell you how many calls i got like this where it told me that my extended warranty on my car is expiring when i don't even have the car to begin with

But as you can see here that the google assistant screen calling here just picked it up for me and then i didn't even have to do anything i had to pick up the phone or nothing so that's clutch and then on top of that you got other things here like the new google assistant ui if you care about that and then well yeah that's pretty much it so overall i got to give it to the pixel 4a but the oneplus nord does have some pretty nice features here like the always-on display that's coming up in oxygen os 11.

Even though the pixel already has always on display here as you can see next up we gotta go ahead and talk about the displays on these two phones so both of these phones do have amoled they top out at 1080p and then they also both have hdr but i will say overall the pixel does have a little bit better of a screen quality the colors on the pixel 4a look a little bit more natural the pixel 4a gets a little bit brighter but that's the keyword right there it's a little bit it's not a dramatic experience or anything so you will

Notice them side by side but you won't notice them like if you go ahead and get a pixel and then you switch to a oneplus nord like no that's not really a thing and then they both have some pretty good screen to body ratios so i will give it to the oneplus nord even though it has a bigger hole punch here because it has two cameras but i think overall like it doesn't have a bigger chin here at the bottom and just things like that and the oneplus nord just has an overall bigger screen so i'm really feeling that

That's one of my main gripes here with the pixel 4a is the screen size so i'm not really feeling it that much but the oneplus nord you actually have a 6.4 inch screen here versus 5.8 so if i'm going to be watching something i'm going to pick up the nord first and then like i said here with the oneplus nord you have a 90hz screen but in my opinion i don't really care like 90hz or hertz it doesn't really matter to me that much so i'm really cool with 60 hertz i don't need any high refresh rate

Displays like i don't understand why everybody feels like 120 hertz or 90 hertz display is mandatory in that 20 20 phones so i get it in a thousand dollar phone but like for a mid-range phone or a budget phone no you don't need it next up is the speakers on here so let me go and give you all side-by-side comparison real quick so put on your headphones for this but we're going to start with the oneplus nord at max volume and then here goes the pixel 4a so yeah you heard the difference there

So overall i think the oneplus nord is actually louder but the pixel 4a just has more bass but here's a really important note between these two so with the oneplus nord you actually have a single firing speaker but with the pixel 4a you actually have stereo speakers so you have one here at the bottom and then you have one here at the earpiece so overall i get to give it to the pixel because while it may be a little bit quieter it has better bass it has stereo sound

And it has a headphone jack here if you want to go and plug in some headphones as you'll see here on the oneplus nord there's no headphone jack so you have to use bluetooth next up let's go and talk about the batteries on these phones so just on paper looking at the oneplus nord it does have an overall bigger battery than the pixel 4a but just being honest here the oneplus nord just doesn't really beat out the pixel 4a that much now i will say here with the

Warp charge it's like ridiculously faster on the oneplus nord over the pixel 4a but with the pixel 4a here like i feel like it's just fine here for the battery life both of the battery lifes on here ain't that far off with the 90hz on here anyways i haven't tried it really with the 60 hertz on but i guess that just kind of shows you that specs don't tell the whole story so just overall i think the battery life is pretty similar on these two i end the day with the oneplus nord on about 30 and then 20 with the pixel 4a so not

That far off yo what's up you can see me again but next up let's go and talk about unlocking your phone so with the oneplus note here you actually have face unlock as you can see there which is like ridiculously fast and it won't stop unlocking when i really don't need it to unlock right now as for the pixel 4a it doesn't have any type of face unlock but as you can see here we have an optical fingerprint scanner inside the screen and then we also have one just on the back of the pixel 4 8. so let me go and

Do a quick speed test for y'all so we're going to do pixel 4a versus oneplus nord and 321 go and as you can see there the pixel 4a is way faster and also it's a thousand times more reliable so with the oneplus nord i feel like it just doesn't really register my fingerprint that much honestly so i just rely on the face unlock as you can see there which works really nice and that's one thing i wish we had in the pixel 4a here is face unlock but we don't got that here but overall i think the fingerprint

Scanner on the pixel 4a is just faster it's more reliable like i don't have any issues with it versus the oneplus nord where it'll tell me it can't recognize my fingerprint for whatever reason but i do like how we do have one here in the front versus on the back of the phone because this one is just way more convenient for me and lastly let's go and talk about call quality between these two so i'm gonna get on the phone call between these two and then you're gonna go ahead and hear how they sound side by

The oneplus nord side the earpiece on google fi and google voice and then this is what i sound like with the pixel 4 8 again with the phone up to my ear so let me know which one sounds better to you and lastly we're going to go and get into what i think is the most important between these two is the availability so here in the us at least if you want to go and get one of these phones you can only get the pixel 4a here and if you want the oneplus nord you're gonna have to go ahead and import it but for

The pixel 4a here you can get it on the google store best buy att verizon sprint or t-mobile whatever you use which is also going to lead to a lot of questions with how it works with your carrier so i will go ahead and check with your carrier at the store or over the phone or whatever because right here on the screen that's what the oneplus nord doesn't support that's the bands that the oneplus door doesn't support but with the pixel 4a here in the us it's going to work perfectly fine and also for india i do want to say that

The pixel 4a is going to be there in october but for the oneplus nord it's already being sold in india so you don't have any issues there and on top of that you have more options so you have two color choices and then you also have three other options here in terms of the storage and the ram and everything like that and then with the pixel 4a you're really only going to find one option so you're going to find just black just this color and then well that's pretty much it so we're using t-mobile

And att on the oneplus nord i have been getting 5g service on here for t-mobile because this does support 5g unlike the pixel 4a so with the pixel 4a i have been getting a little bit better signal quality but with the oneplus nord i heard that you can go ahead and enable all the bands on here so i will go and check that out so overall what is my better recommendation here so my better recommendation i would say that you should get the pixel 4a over the oneplus nord so the oneplus norm may have some advantages over here like some

Unofficial water resistance i like the pixel 4a but overall i think for the price i think the pixel 4a is just going to be a little bit better for just like most people but i would say if you're a tech head then go ahead and get the oneplus nord and that's just my thoughts out here in kenosha wisconsin with the service i'm getting on these two so if they do come out with a oneplus north here in the so i'll go ahead and update you all but for right now i got to get the advantage to the pixel 4a for 350

Price tag because that's a pretty good deal so both of these do get the jenny stamp of approval which means i recommend them but overall i got to give it to the pixel for me i would use the oneplus nord over the pixel 4a because of the bigger screen and the glass build and everything like that but for everybody else i gotta give it to the pixel 4a like i would say to get that one so that's gonna be pretty much it for me y'all hopefully i enjoyed this this was actually pretty fun

And yeah that was pretty much it for my side by side comparison between these two so let me know which one would you get what's your thoughts between these two do you think i'm right do you think i'm wrong let me know in the comments below i'm going to leave both links in the description so you can go and pick up one of these good phones and also let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about these like for example with either these support wi-fi six which for the record no they don't but thanks for watching if

You like this video go and give this video a like but go and follow me on my social media edit on instagram and twitter and facebook but instagram and twitter is the most active but it is time for me to get up out of here so i will do a comparison between the oneplus nord and the pixel 4a and the pixel 5 whenever those come out and also go and check out my boxing 90s they'll be in the description or the annotation above so thanks for watching i'll see you on the next one then duh

Peace out you

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