Many are the rumors that have surrounded the expected Google Pixel 4a, Google’s entry range to the Pixel range and with which the search giant wants to gain a foothold in the market. Although the intention of Google is not about becoming a benchmark in the telephone market, with the Pixel 4a you can do it.
The second generation iPhone SE It is the cheapest bet that Apple makes available to all those users who have always wanted to enjoy an iPhone, but who for economic reasons have been unable to. In fact, thanks to this new iPhone SE, Apple has saved much of this last quarter.
The strategy of launching a cheaper smartphone derived from a high-end model is not new, in fact, it was Google who first took advantage of it with the Pixel 3a last year, a mid-range smartphone for 399 euros, a smartphone that exceeded the most positive sales expectations they had from Google.
The big loser with the launch of the Pixel 3a, was the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, two smartphones that were launched a few months later and have passed almost without penalty or glory in the market. This year, Google has wanted to improve its bet, not only with a renewed design and better features, but also with a price reduction and a 5G model.
The price without a doubt, is one of the main attractions for this new terminal, a terminal that has a price of 389 euros (349 dollars plus taxes in the United States). The price of the iPhone SE 2020 is 489 euros ($ 399 plus taxes in the United States).
iPhone SE 2020 vs Google Pixel 4a
|iPhone SE 2020||Google Pixel 4a|
|screen||4.7 inch LCD||5.8 inch OLED|
|Screen resolution||1,334 × 750 326 dpi||2340 × 1080 443 dpi|
|Processor||A13 Bionic||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Storage||64-128-256 GB||128 GB|
|Rear camera||12MP wide angle||12MP wide angle|
|Front camera||7 MP||8 MP|
|Security||Touch ID||Rear fingerprint sensor|
|Connection ports||Lightning||USB-C and headphone connection.|
|Connectivity||4G LTE / Wi-Fi 6||4G LTE / Wi-Fi 6|
|Battery||1,821 mAh with wireless charging||3,140 mAh|
|Colors||Black – White and (PRODUCT) Red||Black|
|Dimensions||138x67x73 mm||144 × 69.4 × 8.2 mm|
|Weight||148 grams||143 grams|
|Price||489 euros – 64 GB||389 euros only version|
|539 euros – 128 GB|
|659 euros – 256 GB|
Screens and resolution
In this category there is no color. While the Pixel 4a offers us a 5.81-inch OLED screen with FullHD + resolution, the iPhone SE 2020 uses the same screen that we could find in the iPhone 8, a model with a 4.7-inch screen with HD resolution and some gigantic frames both upper and lower (where we find the Touch ID).
Better option: Pixel 4a
Apple took full advantage of the design of the iPhone 8 (practically everything from the screen to the battery) however, it did not choose to use the same processor, but uses the same that we can currently find in the entire iPhone 11 range, a processor that allows it to offer much better performance than we can find in the Snapdragon 730G from Qualcomm.
Better option: iPhone SE 2020
Storage and RAM
Apple has never been characterized by being generous with the RAM that it installs in its devices, mainly due to the fact that the management that iOS does is different from what we can find in Android. However, the more sugar, the sweeter.
While the iPhone SE 2020 is accompanied by 3 GB of RAM, the Pixel 4a is managed by 6 GB of RAM, allowing fill some of the shortcomings offered by the Snapdragon 730G.
If we talk about storage, Pixel 4a is available in a single 128GB version for 389 euros. Apple offers us the iPhone SE 2020 in three versions of 64, 28 and 256 GB of storage, starting from 489 euros for the version with less storage.
Better option: Pixel 4a
Both terminals offer us the same security system: fingerprint sensor. Apple has implemented it on the front of the terminal, as well as on all the terminals that it has released to the market with Touch ID, while on the Pixel 4a, we find it on the back, allowing the screen to be enlarged. and reduce the edges.
Better option: Both terminals.
Both devices have a single 12 MP rear camera. In the past two years, Apple has been able (at last) to improve the algorithm for processing the photos made by its devices, an algorithm where Google with the Pixel range has always been king, even with a single camera.
Due to the limitations set by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, the Pixel 4a can only record 4K video at 30 fps. The iPhone S
E 2020, Allows you to record videos in 4K quality at 24, 30 and 60 fps.
Best video option: iPhone SE 2020
Best choice in photography: Both options
The iPhone 8 had a 1,810 mAh battery, the same battery that we can find in the iPhone SE 2020. The Pixel 4a for its part, offers us a 3,140 mAh battery, one size wider due to the larger screen size.
While the Pixel 4a is made of plastic materials on the back, the iPhone SE has a glass back cover which allows implement a wireless charging system, option not available on Pixel 4a.
The Pixel 4a box includes a 18W charger while the charger included in the box of the iPhone SE 2020 is still the traditional 5 W.
Better option: Pixel 4a for capacity / iPhone SE 2020 for comfort.
While Google has chosen to offer a single storage mode, 128 GB for 389 euros, Apple offers users three storage options: 64 GB for 489 euros, 128 GB for 539 euros and 256 GB for 659 euros.
Better option: Pixel 4a.
Which is best option
It may be striking that in many of the categories of both terminals, the Google Pixel 4a has been particularly selected as the best option. Far from the fanaticism that we can find in some Apple blogs, When other manufacturers do it well, it must be said.
The iPhone SE is an excellent option to consider for all those who want delve into the Apple ecosystem Or they have not renewed their old iPhone for years due to the escalating prices they have had. If you don’t care exactly about the ecosystem, both terminals are perfect, but I honestly think the best option is the Pixel 4a.
Obviously everything depends on your needs, but if your priorities do not go through recording 4K videos at 60 fps, the processing power is secondary but you want a large frameless display, ample storage and all-day battery, the Pixel 4a is the best option. In addition, if you want the 5G version, you can also get it for a little more (at the moment its price has not been announced), an option that is not currently available on the iPhone SE 2020.
Availability the Google Pixel 4a
The Google Pixel 4a can be reserved from September 10 But it won’t be until October 1st when it starts reaching the first users.