The storm of the networking revolution is about to hit the globe with the advent of 5G technology. Though most of the countries haven’t constructed compatible infrastructure for 5G technology yet, still the innovations can’t wait. And, that’s why all the renowned smartphone manufacturers around the world have taken part in the race, for creating the most suitable devices for 5G.
OnePlus consistently surprises us, with its latest additions within the rich-featured smartphones series. One of their latest success stories is the launch of OnePlus Nord that is considered to be an omnipresent device in each and every sector that is essential to become an eye-catcher.
On the other hand, Google has released its newly 5G-compatible smartphone Google Pixel 4a on 15 October 2020. Till then, Google Pixel 4a was available only for the 4G and lower networking technologies. Now, the question arises which is the smartest choice in 2020? Let’s find out by comparing the specifications of both smartphones.
Performance Factors Compared between Google Pixel 4a and OnePlus Nord
Your new smartphone investment should satisfy the performance requirements throughout the day. More or less, every Android smartphone avails Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, nowadays. Well, both these smartphones have got Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Whereas the OnePlus Nord has Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Google Pixel 4a (4G) has 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G. But, Google has upgraded the processor chipset to 765G, as it relaunches the Google Pixel 4a in 5G compatible mode.
So, we can conclude that both smartphones (for 5G versions) are equally powerful in terms of processor. But, if you choose the 4G version of Google Pixel 4a, then it’s not as fast as OnePlus Nord.
Coming to the RAM specifications, Google Pixel 4a offers a RAM of 6GB; but, OnePlus Nord offers RAM sizes from 6GB to 12GB. You would never find any discrepancy while playing games for hours and hours on both the gadgets. For biometric authentication, both gadgets support fingerprint sensors. Pixel offers a fingerprint sensor at the rear, whereas Nord has a fingerprint sensor on-screen.
The battery life expectancies are excellent for all of them. Google Pixel 4a offers a battery life of 3140 mAh whereas the 5G version of the same smartphone offers a battery life of 3885 mAh.
But, the OnePlus Nord beats the battery life of the Google Pixel device by capturing a battery life of 4115 mAh. OnePlus Nord facilitates powerful fast charging, as well. So, you can bid bye to the process of charging for the entire day, if you grab one of these smartphones. By the way, for any power related issues on your mobile phones, contact Mobile Repair Dubai.
Google Pixel 4a comes up with an audio jack of 3.5mm and OnePlus Nord comes with a USB Type-C audio port. As per the GPU, Pixel gets Adreno 618 and Nord has acquired Adreno 620. The display type for Pixel 4a is OLED and Fluid AMOLED for Nord. Both have got punch-hole displays, as well. Additionally, the display measures 5.81-inch for Google Pixel 4a, whereas the display for Nord measures 6.44-inch.
Design: Google Pixel 4a vs. OnePlus Nord
Google Pixel 4a comes in a polycarbonate unibody-shell that makes the smartphone compact and lightweight enough. The 5G variant also follows its predecessor from the view of aesthetic pleasure. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord has got a polycarbonate chassis but with a twist at the back where it has got an entire glass design. It adds up extra grams to the weight of the OnePlus Nord device.
However, if you like to go with a decent glass finish, then you can choose OnePlus Nord. Otherwise, if you want to experience a fingerprint non-attracting device, then Google Pixel 4a can be the best bet.
Additionally, Google Pixel 4a feels lighter than OnePlus Nord. But, OnePlus offers numerous magnificent colors to make you feel classy. However, none of the brands has mentioned anything about the IP rating. So, we can’t tell if they are water-proof or resistant to breakage.
However, the sturdiness of both smartphones feel pretty decent, and they would last longer if you treat them carefully.
Google Pixel 4a offers a rear camera of 12.2MP and a front camera of 8 MegaPixels. It lacks a wide-angle camera for the rear one. Whereas the 5G variant of Google Pixel 4a has a 16MP, 107-degree wide-angle camera with other specifications remaining unchanged.
Let’s move on to the camera specifications of OnePlus Nord. The rear camera is of 48MP accompanied by an 8 MegaPixel wide lens. This is not the end of the rear camera set of OnePlus Nord.
The device has acquired a 5MP depth lens and a 2MP macro lens for detailed shots on rear cameras. Moreover, the 32MP selfie camera ensures a flawless experience with selfies and groupies. Even the 8MP ultra-wide front camera accompanies the main selfie camera for precise photo-shoots, at any time of the day.
Finally, we can conclude the Google Pixel 4a has two cameras, the 5G version has 3 cameras. But, OnePlus Nord has six cameras. Hence, there is no scope for Google Pixel 4a to stand a chance against OnePlus Nord, theoretically.
Moreover, OnePlus Nord has progressed a step ahead by installing a primary sensor for the cameras that holds a higher resolution. Whereas Google Pixel 4a won’t disappoint you with its AI-featured and Machine Learning-powered outcomes.
While capturing photos, through both the smartphones in daylight, the images on Google Pixel 4a appear very impressive and detailed as well as on the OnePlus Nord. I think this will be a matter of user preference. However, similar images on both smartphones feel different from the point of the color tones.
The portrait mode on both Google Pixel 4a and OnePlus Nord offers almost equal results. But, the portrait image on OnePlus Nord might slightly differ in the skin tone. While testing the night mode, we found the throughputs more impressive on Google Pixel 4a, as it reflects the shadow effects, when compared to the OnePlus Nord.
On the other hand, the video quality looks outstanding on Google Pixel 4a. Thanks to the AI and Machine Learning ventures of Google. If you are facing issues with the mobile camera, avail of services from Mobile Repair Dubai.
We can’t deny the presence and importance of software on any smartphone. Google Pixel 4a runs on Android 11 while the OnePlus Nord prefers Android 10. Google Pixel 4a is the winner in the terms of Google updates as it would receive the updates on the first hand for three years. The OxygenOS, generated from OnePlus, provides the best user experience to date. The OS is similar to Android and comes with an extra bunch of user-friendly features and gestures. The OnePlus authority claims to deliver software updates for two years and security updates for three years.
Which One to Choose?
Google Pixel 4a comes only in a single variant with respect to storage and that is 128GB. But, OnePlus Nord offers different storage options such as RAM options from 6GB to 12GB and secondary storage from 64GB to 256GB. Both phones are beyond expandable memory space. So, also consider the storage and RAM variants, to make the final decision between Google Pixel 4a and OnePlus Nord.
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