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Google Pixel 4A 128GB (Unlocked, Just Black) $597 Delivered / C&C @ Officeworks

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Long time, no poster!

I am aware that this isn't as low as the Amazon price ("Grey Import" at $544.85) but it's local stock and comes with a pair of earphones as standard!

It was just added on their website this morning and is a bit cheaper than JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Google etc. The phone has great feedback/reviews!

Specs worth noting: Snapdragon 730G chip, 5.8" OLED display, 12.2 MP HDR+ rear cam, 8 MP front cam, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, Android 10 (11 soon), Bluetooth 5.1 (AptX support), 3.5mm headphone jack, 3140 mAh battery, 2 year warranty.

Officeworks are advertising 10th of September as the availability date, which is a slightly shorter waiting time than at some other stores.

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  • +18 votes

    This is it's normal release price in Australia..

    • +8 votes

      Its $2 less as compared to jb

      • +6 votes

        wow, what a bargain!

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      Last I checked the RRP was AU$599. This deal is also trusted local stock with free delivery. Not to mention that you would receive your device earlier as the first shipments from JB/Harvey's have sold through. Potentially $12 in savings here, a true OzBargainer wouldn't turn their nose at such a deal.

      • +2 votes

        Yes, but this is RRP. Not a bargain.

        • -3 votes

          This post is quite clearly less than the RRP.

  • +46 votes

    Wowee, 0.335% off!!!!.. Everyone quick!

    • +5 votes

      I grabbed 5 because of the savings

      • +6 votes

        Of all the things that never happened, this never happened the most! :)

      • +5 votes

        Bloody resellers! How much is enough?!

      • +3 votes

        Google store doesn't have any in stock even for pre-order. This is an option for people waiting to get hold of a Pixel 4a quicker.

        • +1 vote

          Pre-order is pre-order. It doesn't mean you get it quicker.

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      The $2 you save on a takeaway coffee deal has just as much spending power as the $2 you save on a phone.

  •  

    Got my pixel 3 XL for $750 (half price) then claimed price drop for $588 when Harvey Norman was selling.
    Probably better phones around than the 4A for that price

    • +1 vote

      Performance is slightly better or on par according to the reviews as Pixel 3 xl is two generations old. The rest will be the same except that ugly notch!

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        Is there a Pixel 5 out? One generation old for half price is usually as good as i need :)
        Oh right, at the time I remember the 3A's were a bit watered down especially the camera and few other things.
        The 4a still be alright no doubt (notch is cool lol).

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          The Pixel 5 isn't out yet, but they've announced that it and the 4a 5G are coming. Google's lineup is weird this year, all rumours point to the 5 being somewhat gimped spec-wise (also no 5XL model). They've also EOL'd the 4 and 4XL s so you might have trouble buying one.

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            @ProspectiveDarkness: Ah cheers for that, hopefully this one lasts me a while anyway (subject to losing it etc).
            Good thing about buying from the Google store is the 2y warranty, got an upgrade replacement once from the nexus6 days to a Pixel.

  • +3 votes

    How often and likely is it that this phone would go on sale within a month after release?

    • +5 votes

      this or wait a few more months for the 5G version or the Pixel 5.
      I'm in the same boat

      • +2 votes

        Same here, can't wait to upgrade my p2xl.

        I wonder what the p5 will have over the p4a 5g to justify any price difference.

        Rumour pricing is $699 USD for the p5 and $499 USD for the p4a 5g.

        • +2 votes

          The Pixel 5 may have the following over the Pixel 4a 5G:
          -Water resistance certification
          -Neural Core hardware for better photo processing
          -Wireless charging 15W and reverse wirless charging 5W
          -Higher quality build
          -8GB RAM vs 6GB RAM in 4a 5G
          -90Hz refresh rate
          -Possible unique software abilities

          With the 4a 5G $200 AUD over the 4a, I guess the 5 will be $200 AUD over the 4a 5G at $999 AUD for base storage (probably 128GB).

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          I've got the 2xl as well from the Telstra deal over 2 years ago.

          Need to figure out if the slightly smaller screen is an issue as well.

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          The 4a 5G will cost $799 here.

      • +2 votes

        I reckon wait a few months to see what all 3 models offer, and by that time there may be some xmas sales to help save some cash.

        Personally I'm going to be waiting for the Pixel 5, as the 4a5G is too big for me, and the 4a is using a SD730 instead of the SD765G. Plus I'd appreciate the wireless charging, water resistance and 8GB RAM a lot more.

        • +6 votes

          I'm going to wait for the 5, then when it's released I wait for the 5a, then when that's released I'll wait for the 6…. The ultimate bargain is to never buy anything…

          • +2 votes

            @1st-Amendment: Using this logic a smart phone owner would still be using a Nokia 3310.

            • +1 vote

              @newdad: Using this logic you would never buy anything…

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              @newdad: Yup only issue for them would be that they won't be able to connect to the network.

  •  

    I already have the Galaxy S10e, what is the benefit of going to a Pixel 4a? Is it that much better?

    I'm quite happy with the S10e besides the terrible battery life.

    • +7 votes

      I already have the Galaxy S10e, what is the benefit of going to a Pixel 4a? Is it that much better?

      Updated software on day one for one. But if you're happy with your current phone, no point upgrading

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        It's worse in nearly every way except for getting updates a few weeks quicker.

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          Try 6 months, it's samsung

          • +3 votes

            @zan5hin: Took 2.5 months for s10 to get android 10. Not sure what you are talking about? The latest security update was 3 weeks. That and nearly every feature android introduces is already in samsung from 5 years ago anyway, so in those 2.5 months, you aren't really missing anything at all.

      • +7 votes

        But if you're happy with your current phone, no point upgrading

        The real OzB in the comments.

    • +2 votes

      I also have an s10e and will stick with it for now.
      My intention was to sell the s10e and get a 4a instead of buying a separate point and shoot camera for photos. However the features on the 4a were not exciting enough to replace the Samsung. I'll see what the Pixel 5 will be like.

        • +5 votes

          Show me a phone with image quality that competes with the likes of Sony Rx series. Don't get me wrong, phones are very close but I think they need at least one more generation to get there. I was hoping the 4a was going to be it but it seems worse than the 4. Maybe the 5 will be better.

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            @klonky: I actually think the opposite. RX series needs a few generations to catch up to smartphones now. Some of the latest Chinese phones have nearly one inch sensors. The sensors in the latest Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi flagships are 75-80% the size of the RX series. On top of that, they now have really sharp ultra wide lenses, which the RX series is getting…. never. Dynamic range from a recent smartphone will slaughter any of the RX series, which will have blown highlights or invisible shadows in nearly every shot, and some phones will have more reliable and pleasant colour. Quite a few reviewers have compared them recently, and the RX100 VI or VII lags behind in nearly every category.

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            @klonky: There's an old saying in photography, the best camera is the one you have on you.
            I've got Sony Alpha 6000 and my 3a takes better pictures in most situations. Maybe not low light, maybe not zoom, but I very rarely need that.

    • +2 votes

      I wouldn't expect battery life to be any better on the pixel.

      • +2 votes

        Rumours are that the Pixel 5 will have a 4000mAh battery, and hopefully better battery optimisation. Change your network settings to 4G only (if you dont have a 5G connection), and turn off 90hz refresh for longer battery life. Personally I dont care about the 5G or refresh rate, so Im fine turning them off for better battery life anyway.

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        According to GSMArena's endurance rating, the S10e achieves 83 hours vs 76 for the 4a.

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      If you want a slight upgrade, wait for the pixel 5. Although only because it has a bigger battery in the same size. Performance is worse.

    • +3 votes

      the s10e's a great phone and very similar to the 4a, i doubt it'd be an "upgrade" per se. the instantaneous software updates are nice but you'd cop a downgrade on processor speed and you'd lose your SD slot. camera experience would be about the same. can't go wrong with gsmarena to help you with your homework:

      https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9537&idPhone2...

    •  

      I'm happy for you that you are happy with yourself.

  • -2 votes

    better buy s10e which is similar in every aspect but with qi charging and ultra wide camera (also will be eligible for 3 year updates as per their new system).

    • +8 votes

      only 1.5 years left :D

    •  

      Battery life for me has been getting worse. Not sure if its just on my end though

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        You're 1.5 years into the phone, surely you'd expect some level of degradation at this point?

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          But it seems like it's draining battery even faster than my S7 (purchased more than 4 years ago). May need to pay a visit to Samsung sometime soon

  • +1 vote

    I got the Poco f2 pro, the specs destroy the pixel 4a for the same price and then use the gcam APK to get the same camera apps as the pixel.

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      Looking at the poco f2 pro too
      Did you get from mymobile or somewhere else?

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        I ordered it from Aliexpress from seller Hong Kong Goldway order on 3/8/2020 and arrived 17/8/2020 came very quickly and didn't pay any import fees

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          hmmm do aliexp items ever get charged import fees? all the stuff i bought never seem to, only slapped with GST during checkout.

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      very different physical size

  •  

    funny that OW is selling pixel 3a 64gb under clearance for $647

    • +4 votes

      Collectors edition, I supposed.

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        Hahahahahah

  • +1 vote

    Any relevant discounted gift cards for ~5% off?

    • +6 votes

      It is a $2 saving!

      • +4 votes

        perfect for a meduim size coffee in 7Eleven

  •  

    sorry slightly off-topic, but for the 4a is the free google photos backup still limited to "high quality" only ?

    •  

      I am pretty sure yes, I think this page will get updated sooner or later. Refer to the Pixel storage info

      https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6220791?co=GENIE.Pl....

    • +1 vote

      Google don't do original quality backups anymore even for their new flagship phones. From the 4 onwards they only offer "high quality" uploads.

      • +1 vote

        Actually the change from unlimited original quality to high quality started from 3a onwards

        Been hoping that Google may revert back to offering unlimited in a future pixel release - but probably unlikely it seems

        Am I silly for considering to upgrade from my Pixel 2 to Pixel 3 to hang onto unlimited OQ backups (at least until 2022), rather than jump to 4a or even 5 ?

    • +2 votes

      Seems like Google want to push people towards their paid cloud storage options.

      Although to be fair unless you're printing out billboard sized posters the high quality stored photos are actually pretty good quality.

  •  

    Where does it mention about free earphone? Is this a standard wired earphone or Google wireless earbud?

    • +3 votes

      No one's giving you free Google wireless earbuds for $599. It's the standard wired ones that goes for $45 on the Google store.

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        Xiaomi piston $4 for OZb. No one pays $45 for wires ear buds!

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        Kerfuffle, wireless earbuds don't have the cost price you think they do.

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          And what would compel Google to give free Pixel Buds with an RRP of $279 with their budget Pixel 4A?

    • +1 vote
  •  

    Price match at Google Store

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/554539

    • +1 vote

      I've had my pixel die twice in two years. I'd only ever buy a pixel from a brick and mortar store, especially where the price is the same. Much easier to get warranty sorted.

      • +4 votes

        Actually, Google Store offer great warranty service. After lodging your issue, they send out a replacement unit within a few days. When it arrives, you post your faulty device back to them. All postage costs included. So unless your device is dead, you don't have to spend long period of time without your phone.

        Some people have reported getting free upgrade to a newer generation device because Google ran out of replacement for the same model.

        Now that Google Store price matches local suppliers, there are less reason to buy from anyone else.

        • +1 vote

          Not to mention that if you have Google One, you get 3% off (or is it a 3% cash back) on purchases from the Google Store. Thats $18 back in your pocket.

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          Wouldn't it be even better if you buy from local brick and mortar shop, in this case, Officeworks?

          In my experience, I bought an iPhone 6s from local Officeworks as a gift for my mom, but that was like 3 months prior giving to my mom, then little did I know iPhone 6s was part of the Apple recall list, https://support.apple.com/en-au/iphone-6s-6s-plus-no-power-i..., and yes, when I gave it to my mom, it didn't power on. Rather than going back to Apple to get it fixed, which I will end up with refurb unit, I went back to Officeworks and explained the situation, and they were kind enough to get it replaced one to one, with brand new in box, on the spot! No hassles with calling support and wait for replacement.

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        Buying direct from Google online gives truly excellent customer service as well.

    • +1 vote

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  • +7 votes

    With all the comments about this being normal pricing, why aren't there more negs?

    • +8 votes

      Cause the site is now OzAdvertising! Did you miss the memo?

      • +5 votes

        Litereally first two top-level comments:

        • This is it's normal release price in Australia…
        • wowee, 0.335% off!!!!.. Everyone quick!

        Both, no neg.

        • +4 votes

          I do agree with you though, there has been a lot of standard advertising lately not reflective of any real bargain.

        • +1 vote

          Last time I negged deals for the Nintendo switch when they were crazy prices but were "instock"i got negged into oblivion so I usually don't bother these days

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            @solidussnake: I can understand you getting negged (crazy prices were cheapest available, I assume), but also understand you negging (crazy prices were crazy)

    •  

      The band wagon on the sheep train has already left the station..

  • +4 votes

    Thanks OP. Both JB and Google's initial shipments have sold out. Hopefully can pick mine up on release date.

    • +1 vote

      you're very welcome

  •  

    Pixel 2 has better specs. than this one

    • +3 votes

      This will have a smaller SoC so less heat generated, it will also give you at least 3 years of future OS updates, and will also have battery optimisations to help with SoT, not to mention the future updates will have some great new features that may not be ever back ported to a Pixel 2. This will also have an updated Titan security chip.

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    Thanks Op!

  • +4 votes

    If you need a warranty return (like I have) your life will be much easier if you buy from the Google Store. After some basic troubleshooting they will send you a new device (I received in 2 days) and you don't need to return your old one until after you receive it.

    • +1 vote

      I find I get better peace of mind if I get warranty coverage through a brick and mortar store (especially Officeworks), mind you I can't see how the Google Store would give too much drama though.

    • +4 votes

      even if you purchase via jbhifi, the google store will accept you dealing with them directly. I bought my pixel 3xl from jbhifi but ended up dealing with google directly for my warranty return.

      They did however, expected me to ship my phone in first before sending in a replacement which I told them I wasn't going to do so they shipped me a replacement phone first as "goodwill". They also sent the wrong colour, and took weeks to rectify. Honestly their support isn't that much better.