In the recent months, the Google and Reddit forums have been increasingly filled with complaints from owners about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 smartphones, whose rear panels bulge and even come off the body under the influence of the swelling battery. Some users jokingly note that their device batteries are swollen so much that they now look pregnant.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 owners complain massively about the batteries
Moreover, many of the owners did not notice the swelling for a long time, since they wore their devices in cases. Reflecting on the unexpected premature production end of the Pixel 4 series, one owner of the Pixel 4 XL writes that “the problem could be on a much larger scale than Google is reporting.” Representatives of the company said that smartphones under warranty will be replaced with new ones, and if the terms are out, then the owners can count on a one-time free battery replacement.
It is worth to mention that last month, Google has officialy launched the Pixel 4a smartphone. As a reminder, the Pixel 4a has a 5.81-inch screen and runs the Snapdragon 730G with 6GB of RAM. The only storage option is 128GB, which is twice as much as last year. The smartphone is available in only one color – black.
The smartphone has the familiar 12.2MP sensor that we saw in last year’s flagship Pixel 4. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back. The smartphone has a 3140 mAh battery, more than previous small Pixel devices. As always, Google plans to update this smartphone for at least three years with the latest security patches. In addition, the phone offers a stock Android experience free of bloatware.
Google Pixel 4a specifications
- 5.81-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 443 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU, Titan M security chip
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 10
- 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, Dual PD autofocus, OIS, EIS, 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p at up to 120fps and 720p at up to 240fps
- 8MP front camera with 84° ultra-wide lens, f/2.0 aperture
- Dual SIM (Single Nano-SIM + eSIM)
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
- Dimensions: 144x 69.4 x 8.2mm; Weight: 143g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C Gen 1, NFC
- 3140mAh battery with 18W fast charging