The Google Pixel 4a is unusual for a phone in 2020. While screens are getting bigger, cameras are getting more numerous, and price tags are growing, the Pixel 4a is only marginally bigger than the Pixel 3a, has the same number of cameras, and is actually cheaper at launch than its predecessor.
The Pixel 4a has a 5.81-inch OLED display with a 1080×2340 resolution. While none of those specs are particularly impressive, the Pixel 4a’s small screen means it is surprisingly pixel-dense – at 443ppi. It has a great range of contrast, and images look sharp and clear. However, despite being an OLED display (which is far from a given at this price point), the Pixel 4a’s screen doesn’t get that bright, meaning that in direct sunlight, users might struggle to see everything on the screen.