Pixel 4A review: $349 for the basics

3 aug. 2020
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Google's Pixel 4A is here, and has even announced the upcoming Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5. Today, though, we have a Pixel 4A review. Google has priced the Pixel 4A at just $349, which is $100 less than a 128GB iPhone SE. Even at that aggressive cost, the 4A delivers a best-in-class camera for photos. Will the slower processor hold up to years of use, though?
Read the full review: bit.ly/30oc5Wc
0:00 Introduction
0:28 New Pixel phones
1:00 The most basic Android phone
1:24 Camera
2:46 Portrait mode
3:17 Video
3:59 Hardware
5:04 Other fundamentals
6:00 What it’s missing
6:34 Battery Life
7:20 Processor
8:15 Software updates
9:02 Flagship phones
10:19 Outro
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  • Will you wait for the Pixel 5?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 5 luni
    • @Rishi is tired oh

      Legend_ ethan11Legend_ ethan11Acum 3 luni
    • @Rishi is tired did you get it?

      Legend_ ethan11Legend_ ethan11Acum 3 luni
    • @Oirich Entertainment qQh

      Anthony BeltranAnthony BeltranAcum 3 luni
    • I’am waiting for iPhone 12 and then i will make a decision which smartphone is better for me 🙂

      Damian WDamian WAcum 3 luni
    • Off course 😊

      Anurup JhaAnurup JhaAcum 4 luni
  • i bought the phone and what i like about it is that the finger print is on the back of the phone :D lol

    Chan's Cheeto HairChan's Cheeto HairAcum 5 Zile
  • I been wanting to research this phone and how good it is and this has really helped

    Micah SkidmoreMicah SkidmoreAcum 12 Zile
  • $349.00????? 🆘 It's... 1/2021 & going for $499.00 here in California

    Justin SatterfieldJustin SatterfieldAcum 14 Zile
  • i don't think people should compare pixel 4a's price to iphone se 64gb version's. yes, pixel 4a costs $349 with 128gb, while iphone se at $400 comes with... 64gb. why reviewers don't tell their audiences that for iphone se to match pixel 4a, they have to pay more.

    uwuheeinuwuheeinAcum 15 Zile
  • And the insane number of ‘mehs’.

    Aziz KhanAziz KhanAcum 17 Zile
  • Please cut down on your “ehs!”.

    Aziz KhanAziz KhanAcum 17 Zile
  • After 5-6 years you can get Apple software updates if you never unplug from the wall again (end of life battery)

    Eric FrankeEric FrankeAcum 19 Zile
  • Does it get hot while browsing the internet?

    Fusions3789Fusions3789Acum lună
  • i dont see a point of wireless charging in most cases. let's say your phone is at 3% and you need to charge, you can always plug it in and comfortably keep using in hand. In wireless charging you have got to keep it on the pad for it to charge.

    VityokChotkiyVityokChotkiyAcum 2 luni
  • Does it have stereo speakers

    Jamrock86Jamrock86Acum 2 luni
  • Damn, when did we reach to the point where a $400 phone with one of the best cameras on the market, and a mid-range (meaning not over the top, but pretty good) processor is "the most basic Android phone"?? Reviewers should really come closer to earth from using those $1k+ behemoths.

    Viki GannoeViki GannoeAcum 2 luni
  • not worth for $500. that is the market price in my country :(

    MatthewJackson 265MatthewJackson 265Acum 2 luni
  • Good work without a thesaurus

    Bryant MitchellBryant MitchellAcum 3 luni
  • Nice vid dude! we've got a video thrashing the Pixel line if you wanna check that out

  • I am speaking from Bangladesh. We can't get this phone here. That's why I can't buy it. Can you help me buy this phone?

    Utpal BasakUtpal BasakAcum 3 luni
  • Wireless charging is literally pointless. Wired charging has several advantages over wireless. Firstly, wired charging is faster than wireless. Second, with wired, you can use your phone while it's charging. So why is everyone crazy about wireless charging?

    Swag MasterSwag MasterAcum 3 luni
  • The absence of water resistant assurance from google even without ip rating is really a deal breaker.

    Hazwan WahabHazwan WahabAcum 3 luni
  • Wich one is better value for money? This Pixel 4a , or the Pixel 4a 5g version?

    S.d.RS.d.RAcum 3 luni
    • @NCH Music Yea i think also. I think you pay too much voor 5g right now. But can not use in right now. I think i buy 4a and updrade in about 3 years . Ten 5g is probably cheaper and the camera-hardware hopefully wil have better MP. Also hope the battery wil be bigger.

      S.d.RS.d.RAcum 3 luni
    • 4a

      NCH MusicNCH MusicAcum 3 luni
  • Will u do a giveaway for pixel 4a ?

    Sayali TambeSayali TambeAcum 3 luni
  • Self correcting style of video making is getting really popular

    shivanshu shekharshivanshu shekharAcum 3 luni
  • I just got my Pixel 4a in yesterday - at $349 for a brand new device that promises 3 years of software updates, it’s definitely compelling as an Android device...I just wish Google would give it the marketing campaign that it deserves so that the average consumer would be aware of its existence. For $50 more, if you’re looking for an iOS device that will get 5-6 years of updates along with a flagship, much faster processor, I don’t see it grabbing those buyers...but it doesn’t have to! It’s a great Android phone at a great price, for anyone who isn’t looking to drop $1k on a flagship Android competitor.

    ArturArturAcum 3 luni
  • Saint antoninus church

    Eleanor careyEleanor careyAcum 3 luni
  • i want the damn bias pnone that flips..

    Chyna PriceChyna PriceAcum 3 luni
  • What about HDMI connectivity?

    Vasant TVasant TAcum 3 luni
  • Is it single SIM or dual

    Saurav SharmaSaurav SharmaAcum 3 luni
  • A question that I and so many others have that you could answer so easily...WHAT ANDROID PHONES, NEW OR USED, WOULD YOU BUY IF YOU HAD $350 TO SPEND

    Mark H.Mark H.Acum 3 luni
  • Anyone upgraded from the Honor Play to the Pixel 4a? Any obvious pros/cons?

    Alex SlaterAlex SlaterAcum 3 luni
  • Google phones dont intrest me,great software but horrible phones,which they would a high end phone,thats something i would buy

    stephen sheldonstephen sheldonAcum 3 luni
  • Basic ? the iPhone IOS UI has been basic since the iPhone 6

    Jerry4050Jerry4050Acum 3 luni
  • Thank your touching on the fact that the video capabilities are subpar. All the other reviews mention the amazing still photo quality and give the camera an A+ on the camera. I am more of a videographer and stitch video together so this pry wouldn’t be the best for me. However o wouldn’t mind owning this for everything else. Just have to switch to another phone for video.

    pinky1900'spinky1900'sAcum 3 luni
  • Not to sound negative, but am I the only one who really doesn't care about a camera's quality? If I could get a camera-less version and save 20-40%, I would buy it without a second thought.

    Hansol YoonHansol YoonAcum 4 luni
  • Can this make phone calls?

    bigwheelsturningbigwheelsturningAcum 4 luni
  • No one cares about wireless charger

    A YA YAcum 4 luni
  • The moment when your budget phone in general, is better than your flagship

    XXIVXXIVAcum 4 luni
  • Did you hear that! The man just bought a squirt gun...you better subscribe

    Ali ShanAli ShanAcum 4 luni
  • Ordered the phone... I'm all for just a basic phone.. wish I could take the camera off and make it even cheaper :P

    Hansol YoonHansol YoonAcum 4 luni
  • At 7:36 "this is not a 5G phone" 😞

    BackwoodsBungalowBackwoodsBungalowAcum 4 luni
  • The pixel 4a is the Chromebook of phones. Just simple.

    Carter VanbeekomCarter VanbeekomAcum 4 luni
  • Inclination of Verge with Apple is destroying the credibility of this channel.

    Samrat Babu KoiralaSamrat Babu KoiralaAcum 4 luni
  • Is gps buggy like the 3a?

    SuperTalleyhoSuperTalleyhoAcum 4 luni
  • If it had 5G I'd get it immediately.

    TimBoTimBoAcum 4 luni
  • For Google phones for any price you won't get everything. Always lacking something at any price.

    iron2000iron2000Acum 4 luni
  • I'm thinking it's Senior friendly🤔 sounds simple. You're doing a good Job with the descriptions. Thanks😎.

    Marilyn HudsonMarilyn HudsonAcum 4 luni
  • Ofv my site.this came on my site unsourced. Never will I add you.

    Carol DawsonCarol DawsonAcum 4 luni
  • Nice $200 phone.

    Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaJesús Manuel Mena GarzaAcum 4 luni
  • EHHH

    Nick GarciaNick GarciaAcum 4 luni
  • Ojays. Familey regions

    Riccie JonesRiccie JonesAcum 4 luni
  • Le Klok lo real qwww

    Robert Daniel PolancoRobert Daniel PolancoAcum 4 luni
  • Has a company ever pre-pre-announced a phone before?

    Chris BolandChris BolandAcum 5 luni
  • The Verge; that you say this is the most basic android phone you can get tells me you're really not looking that deep into the budget Android market. The overall demeanor the comes across the review here is that you are just bored at the lack of features, and would like to get back to the next flagship model release notes.

    Ed StockmanEd StockmanAcum 5 luni
  • Mine shipped out today!! 8/21/20 👌🏾

    Korey PaulKorey PaulAcum 5 luni
  • I am using the Samsung S10e. Should I Buy the Pixel 4A ? Is it really an upgrade for me ?

    rushabh Ajmerarushabh AjmeraAcum 5 luni
  • What's going to be so different between phones now and phones in 3-5 years that requires them to be so much faster? If it weren't for the physical failures that happen once a phone gets that old, are things like texting and taking photos going to be that much more demanding? Apart from the bad screen and maybe the limited storage, an iPhone 6 with a replaced battery is totally usable (apart from software support) now and I don't see why that would change. All most people use their phones for anyway is just texting, internet, and social media, which don't require a supercomputer to use. Even games probably won't get that much more demanding, as most developers prioritize high-access over quality on their cash-grab mobile games anyway.

    Zangoose95Zangoose95Acum 5 luni
  • I dont need a front cam video recorder because i never took a video with front cam ...😅

  • Will I need a screen protector?

    Desmond DavisDesmond DavisAcum 5 luni
  • Yeah thats why many pgone manufacturer making a standard yet big phones like 6.5 inches screen size to put a standard 5000Mah to wooping 6000mAh.

    Liza SoberanoLiza SoberanoAcum 5 luni
  • I'm not a big fan of this review. It's 349, get over it. Best sub 400 phone out there

    Jon Daniel ArzadonJon Daniel ArzadonAcum 5 luni
  • 8:41 oh shut up please, its not that basic, didn't u check the camera?

    Yash MultaniYash MultaniAcum 5 luni
  • Pixel 4a is most basic? What about Nokia phones? Nokia is also very basic and less costly too.

    Tanmoy SahooTanmoy SahooAcum 5 luni
  • Wait! That was a BAD video? Watched it in 4K on a 43" TV, so what counts as GOOD video quality, then? o_O For a phone in that price range, I think it was excellent.

    Levente Krisztián BüteLevente Krisztián BüteAcum 5 luni
  • Am using Samsung S10 lite since 5 months and there's no ads in it

    Santosh KachamSantosh KachamAcum 5 luni
  • I like the phone but they gotta improve the looks of the emojis

    kenmar vlogskenmar vlogsAcum 5 luni
  • Hi! I have a question.. @ 3:15, Does this only happen at portrait mode?? Thank you in advance 😊

    Zeth SueZeth SueAcum 5 luni
  • I'd love for somebody to test the battery drain in a video call (WhatsApp in particular). My Pixel 3 is just pitiful in that category (over 1% per minute!)

    Justin WJustin WAcum 5 luni
  • 1:16 is weird 😂

    Jonilan SibuyanJonilan SibuyanAcum 5 luni
  • It's basic. But the camera quality and software quality rivals $1000 flagships.

    ruzzell907ruzzell907Acum 5 luni
  • 50 bucks less for a much more complete still camera (nightsight, portrait mode on everything), 128 gigs of storage, a modern look and 3 years of day 1 updates. Heck this thing is a wayyy better deal than that SE. My phones are always in a case, who cares if it's plastic & black on the body when all cases are either plastic or silicone anyway?? 🤷🏽‍♂️ Honestly, google nails the budget phone here and doesn't make it seem like a repackaged leftover design from 3 years ago. For all the praise the SE gets, I dunno if I'm insane or is it the crowd, that ridiculous battery with that power hungry chipset which i don't know what I'll use for. And that dated design, it just doesn't add up. All my previous iphones have gotten unusable after their 3rd-4th update anyway. So even though it gets that 5 year cycle, it's pretty much just on paper. 🤷🏽‍♂️

    D KD KAcum 5 luni
  • pixel 4a design team: How many basic features do u need? Sundar Pichai: YES

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytAcum 5 luni
  • Not outrageously overpriced, no stupid gimmicks, matte black finish, not enormous, no bloatware, headphone jack included. The only way it could get any better is if the selfie camera were removed entirely. 10/10, already ordered one.

    zawarudozawarudoAcum 5 luni
  • When comparing it with the iPhone SE, which only has 3GB RAM, I won’t expect the iPhone to be useful for as long as the Pixel 4a would.

    Tokiomi TohsakaTokiomi TohsakaAcum 5 luni
  • The most amazing thing about this video, aside from the phone itself, is the reviewer's struggle to find a word that's not "basic". A treat to watch.

    seeni gztyseeni gztyAcum 5 luni
  • What is the name of the song playing on the review

    lukhanyo lunga Dyanilukhanyo lunga DyaniAcum 5 luni
  • 4:33 Pixel 4a is pretty much the same size as the original Pixel phone

    Nizar NoorNizar NoorAcum 5 luni
    • That is the best android phone so far ever, no matter the price point.

      seeni gztyseeni gztyAcum 5 luni
  • 3:24 that video sample looks very good and the audio is quite impressive actually. "Videos are not so great?" What are you talking about?

    Nizar NoorNizar NoorAcum 5 luni
  • The price reminds me of the Nexus phones 🤩 also, wearing a mask makes me miss the fingerprint sensor so much 😅

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiuAcum 5 luni
  • Does anyone know what kind of mask he's wearing? EDIT: The first one shown, the white one

    Joey PoreJoey PoreAcum 5 luni
  • what about recorder app which also uses the neural ore?

    robertson Patricksonrobertson PatricksonAcum 5 luni
    • SE. So yes Apple will give you longer support times but the extra cost is not worth it.

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuAcum 5 luni
  • imagine calling pixel's camera "basic"

    AbirAbirAcum 5 luni
  • The best reviewer of the Verge

    XeR←XeR←Acum 5 luni
  • Three eyed raven 8:10

    Sujay GSSujay GSAcum 5 luni
  • Does anyone else think Google release just one color "Just Black" because of BLM?

    Hibran TapiaHibran TapiaAcum 5 luni
  • I pre-ordered mine from best buy and got a trade in for my pixel 1. $274 total, can't beat that.

    pecula00pecula00Acum 5 luni
    • Would you recommend 3a for € 250 or 4a for € 389? Thanks

      ceerw butyceerw butyAcum 5 luni
  • What you don't miss squeeze for assistant?! That's one feature I use so often on the pixel!

    paralelmindparalelmindAcum 5 luni
    • we're used to metal and glass so that one will probably feel cheap. But other than that great phone!

      ceerw butyceerw butyAcum 5 luni
  • "The ultimate sophistication is simplicity" -Leonardo Da Vinci

    kolim jonekolim joneAcum 5 luni
  • The camera on the 4a is better than any iPhone. That's sad.

    JLawLJLawLAcum 5 luni
  • Pixel 3a has everything anybody needs from a phone.

    Jussi KauramäkiJussi KauramäkiAcum 5 luni
    • "The ultimate sophistication is simplicity" -Leonardo Da Vinci

      kolim jonekolim joneAcum 5 luni
  • 730g aint slow, hell no. I have 710 phone, switchet from 835, had no difference in speed. Atleast nothing I could sense.

    Jussi KauramäkiJussi KauramäkiAcum 5 luni
  • That is the best android phone so far ever, no matter the price point.

    Jussi KauramäkiJussi KauramäkiAcum 5 luni
  • "The ultimate sophistication is simplicity" -Leonardo Da Vinci

    ceerw butyceerw butyAcum 5 luni
  • Fine for Instagram...the mooost important point these days. 🤨🤳🤦

    Michael R.Michael R.Acum 5 luni
  • The point about the IPhone SE having a longer lifespan is on point, but would you want it for 5 years? The screen is already small for 2020 IMO and the battery is as well on the SE. So yes Apple will give you longer support times but the extra cost is not worth it.

    Mikeok4000Mikeok4000Acum 5 luni
    • Music 5:55

      ceerw butyceerw butyAcum 5 luni
  • 1080p screen OLED Display 60hz refresh rate Great camera experience 128gb storage Made of plastic Note 20: $999 Pixel 4a: $349 One company is doing things right. Another company has lost their mind.

    Ramesh AllaRamesh AllaAcum 5 luni
  • What you gonna do with the 5-6 years of update on th SE. That thing is outdated right now.

    beatlifebeatlifeAcum 5 luni
  • I'd rather have this than the Nord. The Nord bends like an iPhone.

    ElimRemElimRemAcum 5 luni
  • he's aging hard! he used to be a young man.

    ElimRemElimRemAcum 5 luni
  • I'm just glad phone manufacturers realized that not everyone can spend 1000€ on a phone and have started to release cheaper alternatives with great specs. The Google pixel 4a might not be the best phone out there but it's certainly a phone that will satisfy a lot of people with its great camera and stock android. I just wish it wasn't plastic because we're used to metal and glass so that one will probably feel cheap. But other than that great phone!

    Paris MalaspinasParis MalaspinasAcum 5 luni
  • Would you recommend 3a for € 250 or 4a for € 389? Thanks

    Manuel CagliariManuel CagliariAcum 5 luni
  • LOL I don't care about Software update I switch phones every 6/7 months

    H.Lyngkhoi YTH.Lyngkhoi YTAcum 5 luni
  • Selfie camera is better then iPhone SE, In picture quality, in Video and in mic quality 🙄

    HarshvardhanHarshvardhanAcum 5 luni