1. Super Spartan's Avatar
    I don't understand the "a" part in the model numbers. Is that like a slightly newer version (sort of like a face lift) or is it like a lite version/slightly less features?

    I noticed on the specs that the Google Pixel 4a will have a slightly bigger battery but then it has an inferior SoC. This just makes me confused as to what is the point behind the a.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    07-03-2020 06:02 PM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    It's Google's budget model. They started the budget Pixel line last year with the 3a. They are great phones if you are OK with the lower level specs.
    07-03-2020 06:03 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Think of it like the Galaxy "e" or "lite" line (like the S10e or Tab S5e).
    07-03-2020 06:34 PM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    Think of it like the Galaxy "e" or "lite" line (like the S10e or Tab S5e).
    Or the Moto G series. Might not have all the "bells & whistles" but they are a really good phone for a really great price.
    B. Diddy and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-03-2020 06:47 PM
  5. Super Spartan's Avatar
    Got it, can't wait till the Google Pixel 5 then!
    B. Diddy and Morty2264 like this.
    07-04-2020 01:49 AM
  6. sulla1965's Avatar
    Budget or more like mid range. But plastic vs glass, and the regular pixel 3's are water/dust resistant. 3a camera also doesn't have google visual core for photos. 3 Xl also had a larger screen than the 3a XL.
    07-06-2020 11:38 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't understand the "a" part in the model numbers. Is that like a slightly newer version (sort of like a face lift) or is it like a lite version/slightly less features?

    I noticed on the specs that the Google Pixel 4a will have a slightly bigger battery but then it has an inferior SoC. This just makes me confused as to what is the point behind the a.
    They made it more affordable by taking out wireless charging, water resistant, top. Of the line chip, display, etc..
    07-06-2020 11:47 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    I don't understand the "a" part in the model numbers. Is that like a slightly newer version (sort of like a face lift) or is it like a lite version/slightly less features?

    I noticed on the specs that the Google Pixel 4a will have a slightly bigger battery but then it has an inferior SoC. This just makes me confused as to what is the point behind the a.
    I like the "face lift" analogy.
    Super Spartan likes this.
    07-07-2020 09:34 AM

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