The Google Pixel 4a was seemingly supposed to launch this week before its launch was pushed back to early June. Nonetheless, the device has leaked extensively and almost everything about it has been revealed. In fact, its camera performance has also been reviewed and compared to other devices ahead of launch. Going further ahead, the performance of the Pixel 4a has now been showcased on video by running some benchmarks on it, with the numbers then being compared to other Pixel devices including the Pixel 3XL and the Pixel 3a XL.
As a reminder, the Pixel 4a will come with a Snapdragon 730 chip, 6GB RAM, and pack up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Snapdragon 730 is not exactly Qualcomm's premium mid-range chip now as there are other better offerings including the Snapdragon 730G and the Snapdragon 765. However, the Snapdragon 730 is still a decently powerful mid-range chip.
You can check the video above to see the Pixel 4a being put through its paces in benchmarks like Geekbench and running heavy games like PUBG. The folks over at XDA Developers compiled all the benchmark data and have compared it to some older Pixel smartphones as well. In Antutu, the Pixel 4a with a score of 268k easily beats the Pixel 3a XL and scores nearly the same as the Pixel 3 XL (278k). In Geekbench's single-core benchmark, the device managed to beat the Pixel 3 XL by a narrow margin -- 548 vs 521. In the GPU department, the Pixel 4a's Snapdragon 730 performance is not as good as the Pixel 3 XL, though it is still good enough for a mid-range phone. The Pixel 4 with its more powerful Snapdragon 855 chip easily beats the Pixel 4a's Snapdragon 730 chip in all benchmarks.
Below is a table from XDA comparing the benchmark scores of the Pixel 4a to other Pixel smartphones in various benchmarks.
The Pixel 4a is likely going to be priced at $399 so its performance seems adequate for a mid-range phone, though it is notably behind the $499 iPhone SE which features an A13 Bionic chip from Apple.
Are you looking forward to the launch of the Pixel 4a?