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Google Pixel 4a Vs OnePlus Nord: The Best Budget Smartphone Is..

Google Pixel 4a Vs OnePlus Nord. The best budget phone with premium features.

Google recently launched its most awaited budget smartphone – the Pixel 4a globally with a price tag of $349 (approx Rs. 24,430). It is a lost-cost device from the company designed to go up against other affordable smartphones like the OnePlus Nord. We are going to analyze both the smartphones to find out the best budget smartphone.

Pixel 4a and OnePlus Nord are both budget smartphones that lack some premium features conventional to flagship smartphones. However,  both the devices are capable of offering similar performance. 

To help you make that decision we’ve compared their specs and features in every key area, so you can see what’s similar and what’s different.

Google Pixel 4a Vs OnePlus Nord

 

Display 

The newly launched Google Pixel 4a flaunts a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2340x1080pixels along with a support of a 60Hz refresh rate. The smartphone screen is protected by the outdated Gorilla Glass 3. Whereas, the OnePlus Nord features with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with up to 90Hz refresh rate support and protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 5. It’s quite simple to tell that the OnePlus Nord outperforms the Pixel 4a in terms of display configuration.

Processor

On the hardware front, the OnePlus Nord is powered by the latest Snapdragon 765G 5G processor. This is not the fastest chipset in the market but it comes with 5G support and gets the work done without any hustle. On the other hand, Pixel 4a draws power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G which is a well-versed processor, but as compared to SD 765G it feels slow. Also note, there is no support for 5G connectivity on Google Pixel 4a.

While talking about the RAM configuration, the OnePlus Nord offers 8GB and 12GB RAM clubbed with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage. The Google Pixel 4a is backed only by 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage.

Camera 

 The OnePlus Nord blows away the Google Pixel 4a with the combination of quad rear camera setup which includes 48MP primary camera + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119-degree field of view + 2MP macro lens + 5MP depth sensor along with an LED flash. It is capable of recording slow-motion videos at 240 fps. Upfront, it houses a 32MP camera sensor for selfies and video calls.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 4a offers a single 12.2MP camera sensor along with an LED flash. However, Pixel series smartphones are known for their best camera performance with a single-camera setup. For selfies, the Pixel 4a sports an 8MP front-facing camera sensor.

Battery

The Oneplus Nord wins the battery race as well with a bigger 4,115mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. On the flip side, the Pixel 4a is fuelled by a smaller 3,140mAh battery with an 18W charging support. But the interesting fact about the phones are, both give a battery life of one day because the Google Pixel comes with a smaller display that consumes less energy compared to the OnePlus Nord.

Google Pixel 4a Vs OnePlus Nord

Features Google Pixel 4a  

OnePlus Nord

 

Display 5.81-inch OLED

2,340 x 1,080 resolution

19.5:9 aspect ratio

Gorilla Glass 3

6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED

2,400 x 1,080

20:9 aspect ratio

90Hz refresh rate

In-display fingerprint sensor

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

2x Cortex-A76

6x Cortex-A55

Adreno 618

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

Adreno 620

RAM 6GB Up to 12GB LPDDR4X
Storage 128GB Up to 256GB UFS 2.1
Camera Rear:

12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization

Front:

8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 84-degree field-of-view

Rear:

– 48MP main (f/1.75, 0.8µm)

– 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.25, 119 degrees)

– 5MP depth (f/2.4)

– 2MP macro (f/2.4)

Front:

– 32MP main (f/2.45, 0.8µm)

– 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.45, 105 degrees)

Battery 3,140mAh

18W charging

4,115mAh

Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)

Price

The Google Pixel 4a launched with a price tag of $349 (approx Rs 26,161.06) for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It will be up for grabs in India starting October. Whereas, the OnePlus Nord comes with a price tag of Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant (only for India).

Verdict

If we judge the Pixel 4a and the OnePlus Nord purely on spec sheets, there’s no doubt the latter comes out on top. We’ll revisit this comparison once we’ve had more time with the Pixel 4a and the OnePlus Nord together to see which phone truly comes out on top.

Karan Sharma
I'm a technology freak love to be around gadgets test them and write interesting reviews about them. Here at The Electronics, I'm responsible for writing innovative technology, reviews, and technology related news. I also keep an eye on the content quality of the team. Hope you enjoy reading my content.

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