Google has undercut both OnePlus and Apple in the mid-range smartphone game with its latest offering in the Pixel 4a. Priced at £349, it undercuts both phones by about £50 and when you have the cleanest form of Android and possibly the best camera software on the market, it is hard not to recommend.
Much like the Pixel 3a that came before it, the team have worked to create a budget phone that can be put in the hands of millions. The camera system is only a single lens, but the software is one of, if not the best camera software on any phone. It takes fantastic photos, portrait shot, night time photography and Google has also added in the Astrophotography to get those amazing shots of the stars.
The body of the phone is made of plastic, but that is to be expected in a phone of this price and Google have somewhat owned the fact that it’s plastic, in its matte black finish. Up front, the bezels have been reduced massively and there is now a punch hole camera in the top left corner. The 5.8-inch OLED display runs at 60hz which helps the 3140 mAh battery last all day. This year it comes with 6gb of RAM and 128gb of storage powered by a slightly older Snapdragon 730 chipset, but don’t forget, the hallowed 3.5mm headphone jack.
If you know about the Pixel range, you know that you get some great Google features, like live caption, call screening, three years of updates, the cleanest Android software on any phone and the new Google Assistant.
The question remains which camp are you in? Android with Google or OnePlus or Apple with the iPhone SE?