Google Pixel 4a launched globally in August this year. However, the smartphone arrived in India last month with a price tag of Rs 31,999. The Pixel 4a is the company’s latest budget smartphone with features like a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 730G chipset, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and more.
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To make the Pixel 4a a budget smartphone, Google didn’t compromise on its specs and features, but built the phone out of plastic. Despite the plastic design, the Pixel 4a survived the brutal durability test by Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything. In one of his durability verification videos, Zack tested the Google Pixel 4a and to everyone’s surprise the smartphone turned out to be solid.
Zack started with the scratch test on the Pixel 4a screen which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The screen was scratched at a level six with deeper grooves at a level seven, as measured by the vlogger. This essentially means that the Google Pixel 4a display and its 8-megapixel front camera won’t be damaged by keys, coins, or even razor blades.
The upper stereo speaker grille and the earpiece are made of plastic with attached covers, which is why it worked well during the test. The sides and back of the Pixel 4a, which are made of polycarbonate, were roughened in the durability test. Zack damaged the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, after which the scanner could still read and unlock the phone.
Zack also cut out large pieces of plastic from the sides using a sharp razor, and said: “Now obviously there’s nothing wrong with plastic, honestly I like it a little, since Pixel 4a will literally never have a broken glass to replace unlike the $ 400 iPhone IF whose broken glass back costs $ 270 to repair. “
Significantly, on the top and bottom of the Pixel 4a, Google has added a thin layer of copper underneath the plastic casing that acts as part of the antenna for the smartphone. Zack said: “Overall, it’s a very simple and cheap design, as opposed to very complex and expensive RGB gaming phones which cost a little more.”
Then comes Zack’s folding test. With the Pixel 4a’s first bend, there was a bend but the phone froze and didn’t snap in half or crack. This is true for both sides of the smartphone.
“The Pixel 4a may be the most durable budget phone of 2020. The North has crashed and the iPhone SE has a glass back. Overall, I’m impressed with the Pixel 4a, “concluded Zack in his video. Undeniably, the Google Pixel 4a faces tough competition from OnePlus Nord and Apple. iPhone SE 2020 but definitely the Pixel 4a has its following of fans for its stock Android software and camera quality.
The sides and back of the Google Pixel 4a were roughened during the durability test and the smartphone turned out to be remarkably solid. To discover.
- The Google Pixel 4a smartphone is available in India for Rs 31,999.
- Google Pixel 4a is lightweight since it is made mostly of plastic.
- Despite the plastic design, Google hasn’t compromised with the Pixel 4a’s specs.