Google’s new Pixel 4a doesnâ€™t have the latest processor, cutting-edge telephoto cameras, or a 120Hz display. It doesnâ€™t even have wireless charging. But with a $349 price tag, 5.8-inch display, and the best design Google has ever shipped, it just might be able to take on Samsungâ€™s Galaxy Note 20 behemoth arriving later this week.
At first glance, the Pixel 4a doesnâ€™t look much like its namesake, the Pixel 4, but itâ€™s not hard to see the influence in its rounded silhouette and raised square camera array. Thereâ€™s a sleekness here that we havenâ€™t seen in a Google phone before, though. Google offers just one size of the Pixel 4a and just one color as well, but itâ€™ll likely nail most peopleâ€™s sweet spot: 5.8 inches and black, with a mint-green power button. Thatâ€™s right in between the 5.6-inch Pixel 3a and the 6.0-inch Pixel 3a XL, but the Pixel 4a is actually a good deal smaller than even the smaller the 3a thanks to its shrunken bezels: