There is no doubt that it is increasingly difficult to buy a new mobile and we do not say it because they are too expensive or that they are not accessible, but because there is a huge offer and it is difficult to get an idea of what is the best we can buy in each chance. That is why today we compare the Google Pixel 4a and Sony Xperia 10 II .
Two phones that undoubtedly offer us good features, perhaps with a higher price than normal in their range, but we are talking about two of the most premium manufacturers on the market, so we are also buying high quality mobile phones.
Screen and dimensions
We are facing two phones that for what is considered a standard screen today have a fairly compact one. In the case of the 5.81-inch Pixel 4a and with a hole in the screen, while that of the Sony is 6 inches . Both are Full HD + and have OLED technology, being also compatible with HDR. Important, the Sony has an aspect ratio of 21: 9.
Regarding the dimensions, we find a much more compact Pixel, with 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm and a weight of 143 grams, while the Sony measures 157 x 69 x 8.2 mm and weighs 151 grams. In both cases we are talking about very light mobiles for what is more common today.
Performance and memory
Here the new Google mobile wins the game, with a Snapdragon 730G processor , more modern than the 665 that the Sony carries, and which on the other hand is a classic in the mid-range.
The Pixel 4a has 6GB of RAM, as well as 128GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the Sony Xperia 10 II has 4GB of RAM and the same storage, in this case expandable via microSD cards, something that is not possible in the case of the Pixel.
Here, if we talk about the number of cameras, the Sony undoubtedly wins, which has three rear ones , 12 megapixels, 8 megapixels telephoto and 8 megapixels ultra wide angle. In front the camera is 8 megapixels. In the case of the Pixel 4a we have a single 12.2 megapixel rear camera , while the front is 8 megapixels.
Of course, it must be borne in mind that the Pixel camera software is usually much more appreciated than in the case of Sony, so it can perfectly compensate for the lack of those sensors.
Battery, connectivity and software
Here we have two mobiles that are out of the average, but not because they have large batteries, but on the contrary. The Google has a 3140mAh with 18W fast charging. While the Sony has a 3600mAh with the same fast charge. Two mobiles that consume little, with smaller screens, and that do not need more to last the whole day on.
Both have Bluetooth 5.0 , as well as a USB type C connector. The fingerprint reader is behind on the Pixel 4a and on the side, as usual, on the Sony. Both have Android 10, although in the case of the Pixel 4a it will have one more year of updates , and always all the news of the system before any other mobile.
Price and conclusion
We can currently buy the Sony Xperia 10 II for 369 euros on Amazon, while the Pixel 4a is still in pre-sale at a price of 389 euros . Therefore, its cost is quite similar, although we are facing two very different phones in some aspects. The Sony stands out for an ultra-wide 21: 9 screen, as well as a triple camera, and in the Google Pixel 4a we have a screen with a perforated camera, as well as a more powerful processor, the best camera software and genuine Android updated during three years.
Therefore, if the screen or secondary camera sensors are important to you, it is best to get the Sony , with its triple camera and its unique aspect ratio. On the other hand, if you give great prominence to the software and functions of the phone, as well as the processing of the photos, there is no doubt, the Pixel 4a should be your option.