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The best Google Pixel 4a and 4a 5G deals in November 2021

Google Pixel 4a deals are the perfect option for anyone looking for high-performing Android on a budget. Packed with excellent camera specs, native Android OS and more, there's a lot to love.

In fact, in the world of budget phones, this looks like one of the best choices out there. Much like the Pixel 3a before it, the 4a has managed to bring flagship prices right down.

While it won't be quite as powerful and might feel a bit cheaper than the Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4a deals hold onto all of the best specs of its bigger brother and undercut the newer Google Pixel 6 deals massively in price.

As you would expect with a Google device, it provides a highly proficient camera, even though it only has one lens on the back. While its 12.2MP lens on the rear and 8MP on the front don't sound like much, its the software that makes it so great.

You can shoot 4K video and shots just come effortlessly. Point and shoot and you're bound to get a good picture. On top of the camera, you're getting a 3140mAh battery, Full HD+ display and a extremely lightweight frame.

And if you've got the extra cash to upgrade, there is always Google Pixel 4a 5G deals. It's not just the introduction of 5G that you'll see improve with this more expensive handset, the battery increases, as does the size of the handset itself and other key factors.

Google Pixel 4a deals do scrimp in some areas - it's got to drop the price somehow - so you'll notice a slightly cheaper feeling chassis and a lack of wireless charging most noticeably.

Below we've listed all of the best Google Pixel 4a deals, ranging from the cheapest to the best for big data.

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Google Pixel 4a deals: trade in your old phone to save cash

Got an old device hanging about now that you've purchased the 4a? The next step would be to sell. Luckily, there are a lot of sites out there that can help you do that - our first choice would be SellMyMobile.

This is an aggregation site that pulls through all of the best prices you can get for your old phone. It compares phone recycling sites by their TrustPilot score, how quickly they pay, the amount you'll get and more.

Read our sell my phone guide to find out more

Head to Sellmymobile.com to see how much you can get for your old phone

Google Pixel 4a review:

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Google Pixel 4a review in brief

Google's latest camera specs...but made affordable

Specifications
Screen size: 5.81-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
Rear camera: 12.2MP
Weight: 143g
OS: Android 10
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
External storage: No
Battery: 3140mAh
Reasons to buy
+Powerful single camera+Headphone jack+compact size
Reasons to avoid
-cheap feeling design-No wireless charging

The Google Pixel 4a has one key factor going for it - it's affordable. Considering its £349 RRP, the 4a comes in at a similar cost to other budget devices like the OnePlus Nord or the Samsung Galaxy A71.

At that low price, Google has managed to maintain some strong specs. It features a 3140mAh battery, higher than other Pixel devices. While it only has one camera lens, this is a powerful piece of kit with Google's high-end software boosting its ability.

While it lacks wireless charging and has a slightly cheaper design, the Pixel 4a could be the perfect phone for those on a budget.

Read our Google Pixel 4a review

SIM-free Google Pixel 4a deals:

If you decide that a contract isn't the way you want to go, you could always go SIM-free instead. This will instead cost you £349. Once you've paid that, you can then buy some cheap SIM only deals to go with it.

That puts this at a very similar price to most other budget devices and depending on which SIM plan you choose, it could get you an overall cheaper price. Of course, a contract would be a lot easier...if you don't mind spending a bit more.

Google Pixel 4a deals: FAQ

Should I buy the Google Pixel 4a or the regular 4?

The most obvious difference between the two devices and the one that is likely going to be the biggest factor is the price. The 4a comes in at just £349 whereas the regular Pixel 4 will cost you a much larger £769.

There are some evident changes in that price difference though. The Pixel 4a has a plastic chasis compared to the metal and glass frame of the Pixel 4. While that makes the 4a lighter, it does feel cheaper in the hand.

The area where most people will be interested is the camera. The Pixel 4a features just one lens compared to the Pixel 4's two. That means you lose out on telephoto abilities with the 4a.

Luckily, because most of Google's camera ability is found in the software, other than the second lens, you're not losing out on a whole lot.

The other noticeable factor is in performance. The Pixel 4 uses a Snapdragon 855 - the best chip available at the time of release whereas the 4a uses a weaker Snapdragon 730G.

Overall, it is a question of whether price or power and features are more important to you.

Is the Google Pixel 4a the best budget phone available?

This is a difficult question as the budget market has exploded recently with some exceptional choices. The likes of the OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE have come along, providing serious competition to Google.

While the Google Pixel 4a is easily going to be the best camera phone on a budget, it is going to struggle to compete with the iPhone SE for power and with the OnePlus Nord for...well, a lot of different specs.

The Google Pixel 4a is unlikely going to be the best overall budget phone but it will definitely be the best for those wanting a good camera, bloat-free Android software or timely updates and OS upgrades.

Does the Google Pixel 4a have a good camera?

For a lot of people, this is probably going to be the key question and yes, luckily it does. In fact, for the price this could well be the best camera phone on the market right now.

While the spec sheet itself is nothing mind-blowing with one single rear 12.2MP lens, the Pixel 4a sounds like a very average set-up. However, where Google's camera prowess lies is in its software.

This is very much a point and shoot camera compared to the likes of Huawei and Samsung which go big on personal adjustments. That means you can usually throw your phone up, catch the moment and it will come out great.

Google has investment a lot of cash and financial dough into camera software processing and AI, editing and fixing your image in real time.

While this can lead to some funny business with the occasional odd stitching in panoramas or funny lighting, it is usually boosting your images to their best level.

Combine that with a similar performance in the front camera and Google's got you covered. While the very large majority of Android phones (even budget ones) now have three cameras, the Pixel 4a keeps just one...but a really good one.

What other budget Android phones are available?

While the Google Pixel 4a is going to be the best performer out there for photos, there is a load of other Android devices worth considering:

- OnePlus Nord deals:
OnePlus become a leader in the world of budget phones with its latest launch, providing genuinely affordable prices while also offering some high-end specs. In essence, the OnePlus Nord feels about as close as you are going to get to a flagship while still paying budget prices.

Yes, the camera won't quite match up to what the Pixel 4a can offer and you aren't getting the native Google UI experience but otherwise, this is the top budget Android phone.

- Samsung Galaxy A71 deals:
The Samsung Galaxy A71 is easily the best budget device that Samsung has available right now. It comes in at a similar price to the OnePlus Nord and offers a pretty similar package.

While it is by no means flagship or class-leading, it does borrow many of the best specs of Samsung's leaders. It's big, has a powerful processor and battery, a stylish display and some decent camera performance.

- Huawei P30 Pro deals:
While it isn't by definition a budget phone, the Huawei P30 Pro has come way down in price recently. You can get it for budget phone prices now. Despite the low costs, this is an excellent device with high-specs in all categories.

When it first launched, the Huawei P30 Pro was one of the best devices on the market, offering an impeccable camera system, powerful processor and battery and a overall stylish design.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE deals:
Okay, we're pushing the definition of budget with this one...the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a cheaper alternative to the S20 range, cutting the costs down while holding onto most of the important specs.

Of all of the alternative devices we've listed here, this will be the one to best compete with the Google Pixel 4a on camera quality and in every other factor will out-do the rest of the competition above.

However, it is also the most expensive option on this list making it a difficult investment compared to the rest.

Alex Hughes

As the editor of all things broadband, SIMs and phone contracts, Alex is constantly scouring the internet to land you the best prices. Whether that be with the latest iPhones, breaking down how broadband works or revealing the cheapest SIM plans, he's got the know.