September 26, 2020 | computer | No Comments
- Google’s Pixel 4a offers a larger, borderless screen, a great low-light camera, and useful features like quick access to the Google Discover feed compared to the iPhone SE.
- Both phones offer great value for the price, but the Pixel 4a is best suited for those who prioritize having a larger screen and a camera that can shoot in a variety of lighting conditions.
- But Apple’s iPhone SE does offer some advantages over the Pixel 4a, especially when it comes to power and durability.
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The days of having to pay around $1,000 for a new smartphone may be over.
Both Apple and Google have released commercially successful smartphones over the past few months that cost hundreds of dollars less than their main products while still offering some high-end features. Of course, these new phones — the $350 Pixel 4a and $400 iPhone SE — come with their own compromises compared to their pricier counterparts.
The iPhone SE, for example, doesn’t offer Face ID or an edge-to-edge screen like the iPhone 11 lineup does, and only features a single rear camera. The Pixel 4a, meanwhile, lacks water resistance and other premium features found on the Pixel 4, likes its glass build and 16-megapixel telephoto camera.
Still, they both have plenty to offer for the price, making either device a compelling choice for those on a budget.
If you’re looking for a mid-range phone, the Pixel 4a and iPhone SE will both impress. While a large part of your decision will come down to whether your prefer iOS or Android, there are still many other factors to take into account if you’re deciding between the two.
In general, the Pixel 4a’s longer battery life, bigger always-on screen, useful Google Discover Feed, and great low-light camera set it apart from the iPhone SE.
Here’s a closer look at the features I preferred on the Google Pixel 4a over the iPhone SE after spending a couple of weeks using both phones.