Google Pixel 4A 5G - Real World Use Review

  • 25 March 2021
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So, we’ve had the Google Pixel 4A 5G for a while now; I’ve put it through it’s paces with the camera and video (my main thing on new phones), so I had it activated for my step-daughter to replace her aging Samsung phone.  Here’s her take:



Hello, my name is Robyn, I am the step-daughter of your Product Ambassador, @wingland.  Wingland let me put the Google Pixel 4a 5G through my daily use, which he said would be a lot more typical of who’d be using the phone than him. I’m in college and working full time, and in my free time, I chat with friends over Discord and play online games. I count on my phone to keep me connected and to keep the calendar updated so I know when my shifts are and when I have to Zoom into my classroom, or when an assignment is due.

First off, the Google Pixel 4a 5G runs nearly four times faster than my previous one. I do a lot of messaging on Discord, and it just takes about 3 to 4 seconds to load after closing the app. Texting on discord is instant as well as messaging your friends, family, or coworkers. It’s a lot easier to use the calendar too with as fast as the phone is. My old phone was pretty clunky and I hated to update things on the calendar because it took so long to do. With the Pixel 4a 5G I can get things done and stay in touch a lot faster.

This phone's camera feature has great details, however, I can’t quite seem to get the flash working well there isn’t a button I have found for it yet. As for the photos and downloads feature on this phone it is very different from the phone I used to have, you have to use the app ‘Files’ to see all the things I have downloaded instead of it all being in the gallery. 

I have about 5 games installed and all work really well on this phone. The games all load quickly and you can immediately start playing and enjoying them. They run smoothly, and I haven’t found anything that lags or crashes. Snapchat and Instagram work very well too, however, it won’t load filters on Snapchat quickly, which is kind of irritating but I don’t think that is the phone, I believe it is more of a problem with Snapchat than the phone.

The audio on the phone is a bit tricky. you can hear other people great on the phone but while on Discord calls they can’t quite hear you in return. I have no way to change that feature on this phone so I don’t use the phone for discord calls. 

For security,  this phone has fingerprint passwords which makes my life a whole lot easier instead of always having to use my pin and having to wait up to 2 minutes just to use my keyboard for anything. Overall this is a great upgrade to where I was and would highly recommend this phone to other teenagers to use that just want a fast, affordable, and reliable phone. 


So there you have it - fast, functional, and great for your teen or college student keeping up with an online social, school and work life! 


Will England, Product Ambassador



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Good to see you in here brotha.