29 May 2020
Google Pixel 4a is going to be the next affordable Pixel phone and we are leaning a lot about it, so much so that we are now even seeing its benchmark results. The YouTuber TecnoLike Plus has Pixel 4a with him for weeks now and he is revealing a few tidbits about the phone every now and then. Following this, in a separate video, the YouTuber has now shown the Pixel 4a getting benchmarked against other existing siblings which are from Pixel 3, Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 family.
TechnoLike Plus teamed up with XDA Developers to perform some benchmark tests on the upcoming Pixel phone and let us know where its performance stands. The video and article show an in-depth analysis of benchmark results of the Pixel 4a, which you can read from the source links provided below. But let’s just look at some of the key takeaways from these benchmark tests done on the Pixel 4a.
Key takeaways -
Overall, the Pixel 4a is substantially better than the Pixel 3a XL but it is well behind the superior Pixel 4. AnTuTu benchmark results show Pixel 4a scores fairly well in the CPU, memory, and UX tests but falls behind in GPU tests compared to the Snapdragon 8-series powered Pixel 4. “The Adreno 618 in the Snapdragon 730 is majorly outclassed by the Adreno GPUs in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8-series.”
However, in the same GPU tests, Pixel 4a couldn’t outdo the Pixel 3XL, though it outperformed in most of the other AnTuTu’s tests.
Pixel 4a’s overall UX score in AnTuTu is 35-36% higher than the scores gained by the Pixel 3XL and is also about on par with that of the Pixel 4. Overall, the Pixel 4a outscores the Pixel 3a XL in nearly every test in the AnTuTu test.
Coming to PCMark tests, there is a substantial gap between the scores attained by Pixel 4a and the Pixel 3a XL, where the latter has scored higher than the former. Also, Pixel 4 outdoes all of the phones which have been put to test here.
In GeekBench 5.0 testing, Pixel 4a’s multi-core scores are significantly lower than that of Pixel 4 and the Pixel 3 XL but its single-core is much closer to the scores from the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 3a XL.
Remember that these benchmark tests do not pose any reference to performance in the real world. They do not reflect the actual performance of a smartphone. In real-world usage, not every user puts their phones to test with other phones to know about these scores.
Video by TecnoLike Plus also shares battery life results where Pixel 4a managed to show 7 hours and 21 minutes of screen-on time in normal use, like accessing social media or other stuff on the mobile. On other occasions where the YouTuber played heavy games, the phone showed screen-on-time 5 hours 20 minutes.
YouTube notes that the Pixel 4a comes with 3080mAh battery capacity and the OS version it is currently running on is the not final version. So, the overall battery life can still be improved as the phone launches with the more furnished version of Android. YouTuber says the phone can give your good 8 hours of battery life in normal usage for now.
Pixel 4a is expected to feature an FHD Plus 60Hz display, powered by Snapdragon 730 processor and 6GB RAM, 64GB storage on-board.