Battery life is much better on 4a, due to less power-hungry chip and 60hz, plus it's bigger: 3,140 mAh vs 2,800. That's a much-improved fundamental feature, maybe more important than fancy features (that I like): 3D face rec, IP rating, wireless charging, glass build, telephoto, faster image processing (end result is similar) on this. In the end, only now can a discerning buyer pick a Pixel 4 over 4a: at £300 it's obviously more value, especially if you live/work in wireless charging ecosystem. 4a was superbly priced at launch, £350 last year, whereas P4 had launch price of £669 in late 2019, it looks bonkers from '21. 4a has longer support, till mid-2023, this only Oct'22
Ah the old "open box " scam....code for factory reset and a quick clean with the baby wipes.
I got one of these a while back and its great. A bit ugly and the camera is overrated if you used to ILC's. But its fantastic to use. I cant see me going back to samsung after using this. Shame they dropped face recognition on the newer ones, that feature is awesome. I think the 4a is pretty heavily cut down compared to the 4.
Having seen the difference between the processing times between my 4 and my sisters 3a (admitting the 4a is probably much better) due to not having the neural core I'd say this is a better buy if it's for photography.
Better and more premium. But the battery is quite small, saying this, the 4a battery is not much bigger.