Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord – Analysis, specs and prices

 

The new Google Pixel 4a handset has a 1 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor chipset and a battery of 3140 mAh. On other side, the OnePlus Nord also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord_phone
Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord_phone

Processor and Operating System

The Google Pixel 4a runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.2 GHz Kryo 470 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 470. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M Security Module. Running on Android 10 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G is a less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.42 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Hyper Boost 3.0 acceleration engine. And it’s running on Android 10 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Google Pixel 4a is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 618 gpu in the interior and the OnePlus Nord has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Google Pixel 4a battery capacity is 3140 mAh which is a 31% (percent) less powerful than the 4115 mAh offered by the OnePlus Nord. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and USB Power Delivery 2.0.
The OnePlus Nord battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and Warp Charge 30T.

Screen

The smartphone is using a OLED display with 1080 x 2280 pixels and a screen size of 5.81 in (inches).

Meanwhile the OnePlus Nord is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.44 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Google Pixel 4a is a 10.8% smaller than OnePlus Nord screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Google Pixel 4a OnePlus Nord
Always-on Display 90 Hz
Ambient EQ Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Corning Gorilla Glass Multi-touch
HDR (UHDA certification) Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Google Pixel 4a is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The OnePlus Nord is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Google Pixel 4a gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than OnePlus Nord.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Google Pixel 4a is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the OnePlus Nord with 12 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Google Pixel 4a comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Google Pixel 4a is 128 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the OnePlus Nord with 256 gigabytes

OnePlus Nord gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Google Pixel 4a rear camera setup is composed by 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length of 28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 respectively.

google pixel 4a camera
google pixel 4a camera

Meanwhile the OnePlus Nord rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/8/5/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like Sony IMX586 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Oneplus nord camera
Oneplus nord camera
Google Pixel 4a OnePlus Nord
1080p @ 120 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps 5-element lens (#2)
Autofocus 82-p @ 240 fps
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 119° (#2)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Exposure compensation Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Face detection Autofocus
Geotagging Autofocus (#4)
HDR Closed-loop focus motor
ISO settings Continuous autofocus
Optical image stabilization Continuous shooting
Optical zoom Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Panorama Digital image stabilization
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Digital zoom
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Exposure compensation
Scene mode Face detection
Self-timer Fourth reear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Touch focus Geotagging
White balance settings HDR
ISO settings
Macro mode
Optical image stabilization
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Google Pixel 4a comes with a 8 MP in the front.

The OnePlus Nord has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Google Pixel 4a OnePlus Nord
2 NIR cameras 32 MP
8 MP Angle of view – 105° (#2)
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.5
Face detection Aperture:f/2.5 (#2)
Face unlock Digital image stabilization
HDR Face unlock
NIR dot projector Secondary front camera – 8 MP (depth-sensing)
NIR flood emitter Sensor model:Sony IMX616
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Google Pixel 4a OnePlus Nord
EDGE 5G NSA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) 5G SA
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE HSPA+
Titan M Security Module LTE
UMTS(384 kbit/s) Snapdragon X52 modem
TD-SCDMA

Price

The Google Pixel 4a price is $350 and the OnePlus Nord price tag is $450 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $550 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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