This week Google has presented its latest phone, one of the most anticipated, for being the cheapest of those that are part of its range. It is the Pixel 4a , and as it is such a peculiar mobile that it is difficult to compare it with other devices. Even so, by price and by processor we are going to face it today with the Samsung Galaxy A71 .
Although a priori today we are facing very different mobiles, what we want to put face to face is what they can offer us in exchange for similar money, since their price is somewhat below 400 euros.
Screen and dimensions
The first big differences are already noted in this section, since they are terminals of very different sizes. So much so that the Google has a 5.81-inch panel , with OLED technology and Full HD + HDR resolution, undoubtedly one of the most compact screens on the market. In front of it, the A71 offers a much larger panel, 6.7 inches, and Full HD + resolution with Super AMOLED technology.
Both have a perforated camera on the screen. The dimensions of the Google mobile are 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm, being a very light mobile with a weight of 143 grams . For its part, the Samsung has dimensions of 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm and weighs 179 grams.
This is one of the few sections where there is enough equality, although the Pixel 4a is ahead. Since this has a Snapdragon 730G processor , while the Samsung Galaxy A71 has a Snapdragon 730 , significantly more powerful, but very little.
The versions compared have the case of the Google mobile with a 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Samsung has the same RAM and storage. In the case of the Pixel, it cannot be expanded, while the Samsung can, with microSD cards.
Here the differences are insurmountable, because we find a single 12.2 megapixel sensor on the Pixel 4a , while in front it is 8 megapixels for taking selfies. Here Google leaves everything to the post-processing of the image with the renowned Google camera application, which is undoubtedly one of the great advantages of this phone.
For its part, Samsung has four rear cameras , with a 64 megapixel sensor, 12 megapixel ultra wide angle, 5 megapixel macro and 5 megapixel depth. The front camera also has much higher resolution, with 32 megapixels.
Battery, connectivity and software
The battery of the Google mobile is quite limited, with 3140mAh and a fast charge of 18W. For its part, the Samsung is much larger, with 4500mAh and a fast charge of 25W . In addition, the Pixel has a fingerprint reader behind it, and the Samsung under the screen.
Both have Android 10, although in this aspect Google’s proposal always stands out, with its pure Android, stock, and with three years of updates. Both have NFC, bluetooth 5, as well as Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac.
Price and conclusion
A priori the clear winner of this comparison is the Samsung Galaxy A71, also in a resounding way. It has a much larger screen, a much more complete camera with four sensors, a larger battery that charges faster and a fingerprint reader integrated into the screen. And all for less money, we can currently buy it for 365 euros on Amazon . The Google Pixel 4a costs 389 euros in reserve, and logically in terms of specifications it is far behind.
But it is a different mobile, just as powerful, but with a more compact size and heavily focused on Google software, both for its pure stock Android operating system, and for the camera app, which works wonders with a single sensor. . Two very different mobiles for a similar price. If you like large mobiles with a versatile camera, get the Samsung , if you are looking for a more compact phone that places great importance on software, always with the latest from Google and with a camera with one of the best image processing on the market, get the Pixel 4a.