Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a

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Upgrading from the Pixel 2 XL to the Pixel 4a means skipping several generations. This equates to getting a great overall performance boost. Typically, going from an XL model to a regular model means getting a smaller display. However, the Pixel 4a display is 5.8-inches and the Pixel 2 XL display is 6-inches. Due to the slimmer bezels and the hole-punch style camera on the Pixel 4a, the overall size also shrinks. The Pixel 4a measures in at 5.7 (H) by 2.7 (W), and in comparison, the Pixel 2 XL measures in at 6.2 (H) by 3.0 (W). Other highlights of the Pixel 4a display include a resolution of 2340 x 1080, HDR support, an always-on display, and a Gorilla Glass 3 cover glass. The Pixel 4a specs include 128GB of internal storage, a 3,140 mAh battery with fast charging, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 12.2MP rear-facing camera. Otherwise, the Pixel 4a is powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor with Pixel Imprint, Titan M security module, and 6GB of RAM.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a Pricing

Pixel 2 XL prices start at $64, which is cheaper than the Pixel 4a low price of $128.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a
Width 77 mm 3.0 inches 69 mm 2.7 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 144 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 175 g 6.2 ounces 143 g 5.0 ounces

Camera

Camera Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

Screen

Display Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a
Resolution 1440x2880 1080x2340
Screen Size 152 mm 6.0 in 148 mm 5.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 537 ppi 444 ppi

Battery

Battery Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a
Capacity 3450 mAh 3140 mAh
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Pixel 2 XL Pixel 4a
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SM7150-AB

Color Choices

Pixel 2 XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • White

Which Pixel 2 XL color should you buy?

Pixel 4a

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue

Which color Pixel 4a is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a Colors

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4a share two colors: Black and Blue. However, the Pixel 2 XL does away with White, previously seen on the Pixel 4a.

Storage Options

Pixel 2 XL

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 XL storage should I buy?

Pixel 4a

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 4a is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a Storage

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4a share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Pixel 4a does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Pixel 2 XL.

Reviews

Pixel 2 XL

57 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 4a

30 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 4a Reviews

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4a earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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