Google Pixel 4a Unboxing and hands on preview

Yes, the Pixel 4a has arrived. At first sight, you would mistaken it as the Pixel 3a as it looks almost identical. Pixel 3a is longer in height while the Pixel 4a is shorter. The SIM slot has also migrated south.

Colour box of the Pixel 4a

Pixel 4a can be said to be an upgraded version of the Pixel 3a. It comes with a better Snapdragon 730 processor and a larger amount of memory.

The Pixel 4a speed is snappier than the Pixel 3a.

I inserted the TPG SIM card and Circles.Life SIM to see if Google has enabled the VoLTE function. Unfortunately, VoLTE won’t work with M1 and TPG SIMs (not sure about Singtel and Starhub) even though the SIMs are working in VoLTE/VoWIFI on many phones already available in the market.

Display
Fullscreen 147.6 mm/5.81″ display with transmissive hole

Memory and storage
6 GB RAM
128 GB storage

Processors
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730
with Octa-core††
Titan M

Rear camera
12.2 MP dual-pixel

As for the network, it supports

Up to 3xCA DL, 2×2 MIMO, CAT 12 capable of 600 Mbps download,9 CAT 5 capable of 75 Mbps upload

Model G025J

GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8

CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10

LTE: Bands B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/20/25/26/28/29/30/38/39/40/41/66/71

eSIM6