1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hello, I am a owner of xiaomi mi 10 and since the Google pixel 4a came out I have been wondering whether to switch to this device or not. Although hardware level is lower than my mi 10, I believe that optimized software is the main factor, since I come from iPhone. I am interested in the fluidity in everyday use, because I believe that with the snapdragon 865 I do not exploit it since I do not play, but only everyday and social apps and the camera, because I noticed that the photos with the mi 10 are not as natural as on iPhone, they have colors that are not real and this disappointed me. So I want advice if I want to switch to 4a pixel or not worth it? Thank you
    10-15-2020 08:07 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you can get the one with 5G that way you be set for awhile when it does become more widespread, but yeah definitely like the pixel line up.


    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-15-2020 08:41 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    If you can get the one with 5G that way you be set for awhile when it does become more widespread, but yeah definitely like the pixel line up.


    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    OK Stang, I'll counter what you suggested and ask why does anyone need a 5G phone now or in the next couple years? What will angone gain?
    To the OP, the 4a is a worthy phone and will be for the foreseeable future. I think, value wise, it's one of the best phones around.
    10-15-2020 09:33 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    OK Stang, I'll counter what you suggested and ask why does anyone need a 5G phone now or in the next couple years? What will angone gain?
    To the OP, the 4a is a worthy phone and will be for the foreseeable future. I think, value wise, it's one of the best phones around.
    I would agree that 5G is not a must-have at this time (and just adds to the cost an the battery use) -- but the 4a 5G does have a few other things going for it, including a somewhat more powerful CPU, a bigger screen (for the XL fans), and a bigger battery. https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...es/11311,11395.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either!
    10-15-2020 09:57 PM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    I would agree that 5G is not a must-have at this time (and just adds to the cost an the battery use) -- but the 4a 5G does have a few other things going for it, including a somewhat more powerful CPU, a bigger screen (for the XL fans), and a bigger battery. https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...es/11311,11395.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either!
    Agree, though the bigger screen is a negative for me. It's not worth the extra cost though it maybe for some.
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    10-15-2020 10:00 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Agree, though the bigger screen is a negative for me. It's not worth the extra cost though it maybe for some.
    You must be a young whippersnapper! My aging eyes are starting to rebel against smaller screens.
    10-15-2020 10:03 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    You must be a young whippersnapper! My aging eyes are starting to rebel against smaller screens.
    LOL, no, I'm almost 60. While I wear glasses I find the convenience of a pocketable device more important than a huge screen.
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    10-15-2020 10:05 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    OK Stang, I'll counter what you suggested and ask why does anyone need a 5G phone now or in the next couple years? What will angone gain?
    To the OP, the 4a is a worthy phone and will be for the foreseeable future. I think, value wise, it's one of the best phones around.
    Better to have it if OP or anyone keeping the device for 2 years or more , and I agree it's not widespread yet and won't see much difference but industry pushing for this hard so some time by next year it's going be a lot more widespread and after that it's going start taking off.
    10-15-2020 10:07 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    Better to have it if OP or anyone keeping the device for 2 years or more , and I agree it's not widespread yet and won't see much difference but industry pushing for this hard so some time by next year it's going be a lot more widespread and after that it's going start taking off.
    Widespread, perhaps, but for what improvement? 5g is being designed, mostly, for business, not consumers.
    10-15-2020 10:09 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Widespread, perhaps, but for what improvement? 5g is being designed, mostly, for business, not consumers.
    It's being design for everyone.
    10-15-2020 10:10 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    It's being design for everyone.
    How will it improve your experience?
    10-15-2020 10:12 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    How will it improve your experience?
    On phone front ?
    Supposed to allow more people on the network if being congested, speed , etc..

    Will I be able to tell , not yet .


    Like anything else , abs brakes went from airplanes to cars , it wasn't widespread when it first came until technology improved it.
    10-15-2020 10:16 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    On phone front ?
    Supposed to allow more people on the network if being congested, speed , etc..

    Will I be able to tell , not yet .


    Like anything else , abs brakes went from airplanes to cars , it wasn't widespread when it first came until technology improved it.
    So what difficulty are you and I experiencing communicating on Android Forums right now that 5g will improve?

    BTW, I'm no expert. I learn from reading and learning from others.
    10-15-2020 10:21 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    So what difficulty are you and I experiencing communicating on Android Forums right now that 5g will improve?

    BTW, I'm no expert. I learn from reading and learning from others.
    I'm no expert either and learn like the rest of us , it's technology changes going forward , probably not going see it yet but it's happening.

    I'll give another example , we have fully electric cars now , is it widespread where everyone has one , no of course not but it's the way it's going .
    10-15-2020 10:25 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok , I love to chat all night about this but not fair to derail this thread .
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    10-15-2020 10:25 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm no expert either and learn like the rest of us , it's technology changes going forward , probably not going see it yet but it's happening.

    I'll give another example , we have fully electric cars now , is it widespread where everyone has one , no of course not but it's the way it's going .
    You haven't convinced me to buy a 5g phone today though! It's a gimmick (I believe) being pushed by the carriers to increase revenue.
    I'm a sceptic when it comes to marketing. I understand it's designed to fool people and take more of their money. Until I get a firm, proven, reason to get the new (more expensive) product I will chose the product with the proven, better, value.
    That's just me though.
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    10-15-2020 10:30 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    Ok , I love to chat all night about this but not fair to derail this thread .
    Not really derailing as the OP wants to get information on what device to buy. Maybe we've confused him/her more though.
    10-15-2020 10:32 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think one of the main benefits of 5G is supposed to be much lower latency, which can improve the experience with any web-connected activity -- but is probably most important for gaming. Speeds can be much faster than 4G, but of course that depends on where you are and what kind of 5G network you're accessing. Of course, those speeds probably won't be that noticeable for most people, except when downloading huge files.

    It seems that 5G is starting to spread relatively quickly, at least in metro areas. The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is probably helping that along.
    10-16-2020 01:02 AM

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