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Win one of two Google Pixel 4a phones from Chargeasap (Update: Winners)

Win one of two Google Pixel 4a phones from Chargeasap (Update: Winners)

Google just announced the Pixel 5 and 4a (5G) last week, but the 5G-less Pixel 4a undoubtedly remains one of the most attractive packages of the year. Its flagship camera, its long battery life, and three years of day-one software updates make it an absolute no-brainer at an enticing price — no wonder we're calling it "a Nexus by any other name" in our review. Our friends at Chargeasap also love the phone a lot and have decided to do a giveaway with us. Here's everything you need to know.

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Aggressively-priced Pixel 4a arrives in India alongside Nest Audio speaker

Aggressively-priced Pixel 4a arrives in India alongside Nest Audio speaker

Google hasn’t been able to crack India’s highly competitive smartphone market with its expensive Pixel flagships, but it now seems bullish that its more reasonably priced a-suffixed lineup has a chance to finally hit a home run. In line with its previous announcement to bring the $349 crowd-pleaser to India in October, Google today announced the Pixel 4a at a price that is even lower than what was widely anticipated. The new Nest Audio speaker is also coming next week.

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New Google Assistant adds 4 languages, but don't expect the same abilities as English

New Google Assistant adds 4 languages, but don't expect the same abilities as English

In the Pixel 4a's announcement post, Google said that the new Assistant, which had been only available in English and Japanese so far, would "soon" support four new languages. Nearly two months later, that promise is materializing. You can now use the faster and cleaner Assistant in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

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Five great cases for the Google Pixel 4a

Five great cases for the Google Pixel 4a

Just a few bucks can save your brand new phone from disaster if you pick up a case. Every dent, ding, drop, and spill is an invitation for disaster, and just a few bucks can protect your multi-hundred-dollar investment. Since you'll probably get one, you may as well get a really nice one — after all, it's the part you'll touch the most. So here are our top five picks for the best Pixel 4a cases in a handful of categories.

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Cute Pixel videos pit Google's phone against an adorable pug

Cute Pixel videos pit Google's phone against an adorable pug

Google has thought it smart to pit its latest Pixel 4a against an adorable pug. According to the company's marketing material, which spans eight short videos, the phone comes out winning each and every time. This is how they lie to you, people. Everyone knows who the fair winner should be.

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Some Pixel 4a units are exhibiting a touchscreen bug on Android 11

Some Pixel 4a units are exhibiting a touchscreen bug on Android 11

We've all been awaiting Android 11 eagerly, but now that it's there, a subset of Pixel 4a users doesn't have the experience they were hoping for. Some people have taken to Google's and XDA Developers' forums, complaining about touchscreen sensitivity problems such as unresponsive scrolling and phantom touches.

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This is what the cancelled blue Pixel 4a would have looked like

This is what the cancelled blue Pixel 4a would have looked like

The Pixel 4a follows the Henry Ford mantra of "you can have it in any color, so long as it is black." But a 3D render that 9to5Google was able to dig up in the Google Store site shows that Google was heavily considering a light blue color at some point, but axed it before production.

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Google is giving out special Pixel 4a unboxing experiences to people in the UK

Google is giving out special Pixel 4a unboxing experiences to people in the UK

The Google Pixel 4a made waves as a budget champ with its remarkable camera and reasonable launch price in the US. But those waves haven’t quite hit the international shores as yet since the phone doesn’t ship until October in many parts of the world. In the UK, Google is using this intervening time to hype up its latest mid-ranger by handing out free gifts containing the Pixel 4a and more.

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Camera shootout: Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. Pixel 4a

Camera shootout: Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a and Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra launched within a few weeks of each other, but they could not be more different Android phones. The Note20 Ultra is a humongous beast of a phone with all the latest and greatest hardware and an unsurprising $1,300 price tag. The Pixel 4a is smaller, less powerful, and only costs $350. And yet, Google's camera processing is so good that it can clobber phones that cost several times more. Is the Note20 Ultra one of them? Well, it depends on what you want out of a phone camera, but there is not a $1,000 gap in photo quality here.

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Is the Pixel 4a actually better than the iPhone SE? We used both

Is the Pixel 4a actually better than the iPhone SE? We used both

Putting Android and iOS side by side in the smartphone arena has never been easy. While big software differences still separate the platforms in fundamental ways, even things like hardware just don't mean the same thing when you're comparing an iPhone to an Android phone. Even for us—people who are generally familiar with both—it can be difficult at times to explain what can sound like subtle contrasts end up painting two wildly different pictures. We obviously have a clear agenda when it comes to which platform is better, even if the 2020 iPhone SE seriously wowed us. But with the Pixel 4a, Google fired back in a more effective way than I think any of us had necessarily predicted.

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