At $350, the Google Pixel 4a offers best-in-class camera performance. While it can’t match the iPhone SE’s power, the Pixel 4a is the better handset overall, though the Pixel 5a offers a newer, 5G-capable alternative.
OS: Android 10 (updated to Android 11)
Display: 5.81-inch OLED (2340×1080)
CPU: Snapdragon 730G
Rear camera: 12.2MP (ƒ/1.7)
Front camera: 8MP (ƒ/2.0)
Battery: 3,140 mAh
Battery life: 8:55
Size: 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 5.04 ounces
The Google Pixel 4a takes everything that made 2019’s Pixel 3a great — the flagship-caliber camera, the thoughtful software, the impressive build quality — and improves upon it, while also lowering the price to $349. The result isn’t simply the best cheap phone on the market; it’s one of the best phones, period, even as we get closer to the first anniversary of its release.