This was posted 1 year 1 month 2 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G - $644 (Delivered / C&C / in Store) @ Officeworks


Down from $797. An alternative to the JB $649 deal. $5 cheaper and also free delivery, for those not wanting to use discounted gift cards or similar at JB. Thanks to kerodean for the heads up.

Not a lot of stores with stock in store, but you can click & collect or delivery at most locations it seems. A reminder that Officeworks accepts Coles Group Gift Cards in store only, in case you had some to use, perhaps purchased from Coles during Zip Pay Saturdays.

6.2" OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340.
16 MP rear camera with HDR+ capabilities, and an 8 MP front camera.
6 GB of RAM.
128GB storage capacity.
Android 11 operating system.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Octa-Core processor.
Connections via WiFi, 5G, USB-C, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Simply connect to the network using a nano-SIM.
2 year warranty.

This is part of Boxing Day Sales for 2020

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  • +1

    Any deals on the none 5G version?

    • +19

      No deals on the Pixel 4a as yet.

      For those unaware, keep in mind that the Pixel 4a 5G has other important advantages over the regular Pixel 4a, apart from the obvious (5G):

      Category Pixel 4a 5G Pixel 4a
      Screen Size 6.2" 5.81"
      Processor Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 730
      Camera 1 4K 60fps 4k 30fps
      Camera 2 107 Degree Wide Angle None
      Connectivity 5G 4G
      Battery 3885mAh 3140mAh
      • -7

        But this model also gives you covid right?

        • +1

          you still get updates and warranty by the time you get vaccine so get the 5g version if not for 5g, then because it’s newer and has more features.

  • +2

    Why the drop in price? I don’t get it. It’s a new phone yeah ?

    • +1

      Redmi K30 765G 5G mobile phone in China is priced around $280 for base model.

      • Are the specs the same though? How about the camera?

        • +5

          it’s not just about the hardware, it’s all about the software, you will get more security patches and other updates on this pixel than you will with a redmi unless it’s an android one version.

          no point having great hardware if you don’t get updates for better photos, etc, and a lot of improvements happen with software updates, best hardware isn’t leveraged without good software.

    • +4

      Because JB hi-fi had it for $649, and I guess officeworks' internet bunnies detected a price change and auto adjusted before mass walk ins in price beats.

      I couldn't make it in time to OW to take advantage of a price beat to take it to $616. Quite gutted but I guess I'll wait till boxing day for the pixel 5 perhaps.

    • +3

      google isn’t in the phone business to make money from handsets, it’s to promote android against apple, need people using android for data collection and pixel is a great way to promote the latest android versions e.g 11 and security patching for 3 years.

      there is often criticism about how many years iphone gets updates vs android and google is trying to address that with pixel phones and android one phones.

      personal phone is android , work supplied phone is apple , so i’m not an fan boi of either.

      • +1

        Which UI do you like?

        • +1

          I am in same boat, personal phone is Android and has been for a long time so I am far more used to it, work phone is iPhone so I really only use it for work. My preference may simply come down to what I use more but considering I have been using various iPhones for work for ~10-11 years it's not like I haven't used one much, it is just my use is different (i.e phone calls and emails vs everything I would do on my personal phone).

          Personally I find Android phones far more intuitive in basically every way, it is often just the little things from navigating various menus and settings to how some standard apps work. But that is just my opinion.

          • @Nebargains: Have just switched from pixel 3xl to iPhone 12 pro max. Android to apple switch after 7-8 years. I find Android to be more intuitive and apps seems be better designed and require less steps to complete tasks.

      • +1

        Yep agree with you and same setup for personal/work here… Also apple ipads and hand me downs around the house.

        Personally i like Android interface, but im a techy so i like to have a bit more freedom that Android provides.

    • +1

      I assume because it was crazy expensive in the first place.

  • +1

    I will be getting new phone in Jan. Need to decide which one has better camera (hardware+software) between Pixel 5 and Samsung S21 when it launches.

    • s21 is a flagship. P5 is an upper mid range phones. Not really comparable. I got the pixel 5 for $711 recently via the telstra pricematch on black friday, great phone for that price

  • +1

    This or Samsung s20 Fe?

    • +2

      The s20 Fe has better specs overall I think (ie: better processor, screen, has microSD card slot) but what's pushing me to Google for my next phone is Google Photos. Google is taking away the unlimited storage for Photos in June 2021 and the only way to keep unlimited storage is if you have a Google phone.

      • Just pay a few dollars a month and you can use it on any phone.

      • +2

        As far as i know, you will get unlimited photos only in high quality, not in original quality with Pixel 1-5 after June 1 2021.

        • +1

          Pixel and Pixel XL owners will retain their unlimited original quality backup as there was no end date specified for that particular bonus, it was a lifetime offer.

          Keeping a Pixel 1 working, on the other hand, is proving to be a bit of a challenge. If only replacing the battery was easier.

    • +1

      s20 fe has a notorious screen hardware problem with touch response, not many people talking about it

      • I googled and it looks to be a real issue for the FE but it seems to be software related rather than hardware. I probably would steer away from FE then until this screen issue is resolved by future patch updates.

        The only drawback for me with Google phone is no microSD slot and no 256gb model. I like extra space in my phone.

        • Samsung isn't going to give 20 FE much attention once S21 is released though

        • I've been using the S20FE for about 4 weeks now and with all the software updates, I have not encountered any screen issues, not once. I was hesitant to buy one when reading about it, but I got a decent discount offer through work and I'm very happy with the purchase. So far a great phone.
          P.s not associated with Officeworks, don't know why it's saying I have to tick this box.

  • +1

    Thanks mate just bought this.

  • Excellent. Buy this and install GrapheneOS for a privacy phone ^o^

    • +1

      "The Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 aren't currently supported. The Pixel 4a 5G is poorly named and isn't really a variant of the Pixel 4a. It shares more in common with the Pixel 5 and our existing Pixel 4a support isn't relevant to it."

  • -3

    Just realised this is only a 60hz display. My view is that it doesn't cut it at this price point any more. Would rather go with the nord.

    • +6

      60hz isn’t bad at all, it’s not like you’re playing esports on your phone.

      • There is a much better experience between 60 and 90 hz.

        • +1

          Only if you had 90 n go back to 60… Then you may see the difference, if you never used 90 or more than it won't make any difference to you.

  • How much is this an upgrade from the pixel 2xl? I mostly need something new cause of the lack of upgrades for the 2xL past Feb.

    Also can you get jb or office works to split payments and make th most of the zip pay?

    • I can't see why they wouldn't have split payments, work in a retail company and customers split payments in many different ways… Retailers will take your money any way possible lolll

  • +1

    Wish the 5G version came with the same screen size as the regular version.

    • You will find that it feels a lot smaller than you expect when looking at the spec sheet, I guess due to the small bezels and slim design.

  • So if you have a current (4G) plan with the majors do you automatically get to use 5G or does this need to be activated? (and no change to plan price?)

    • think of it as buying a 4K TV and streaming netflix. if you are on standard subscription HD you won't get 4K quality, the TV is just capable of playing and displaying 4K. You'll need a 5G data plan to make the most of it but 4G will work as 4G on this phone as it has backward compatibility like how your current 4G phone can use 3G/HSDPA networks

      • Just to confirm I reached out and what you have said is not correct (but may be different depending on the network although I doubt it). In my case getting access to the 5G network on an existing plan merely requires a capable phone.

        • like i said it depends on your network, you need a 5G enabled network. all majors will have 5G included in their plan. if you go with prepaid options like boost / kogan etc it will not be possible.

          • @lk0811: With respect, your post wasn't clear in this regard. I DID say majors in mine.

            • -1

              @gadget: i was explaining in general terms for everyone's benefit. sorry for trying to help.

  • Bought, cheers. Been waiting on a price drop for the 4a but can't resist this.

  • Thanks OP, purchased for the wife.

  • +1

    Can I request Google store to price match OW? and get the $100 Google store credit?

    • +1

      I've just had a chat with Google. You need to purchase the device from their website and pay a full price first. Then when you receive the device and if the promotion with either OfficeWorks or JB Hi-Fi is still up you need to call Google and request a price match.
      $100 Google store credit will be added to your account as well.
      If the promotion will be expired by the time you receive the phone you should be able to return it for free.

  • +1

    Anyone know when does this deal expire?

    • +2

      Not for sure, but likely the price will expire 1 Jan when the JB deal does.

    • +1

      Oos now :(

      • -1

        Still available for click & collect in most states:

        Click & Collect
        Estimated collection on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

        And a few stores still having limited stock in store.

        Edit: Looks like it's gone in NSW but still in SA and VIC.

      • Yeah OOS, I am getting "Unavailable Online" and "Out of stock in store" for a bunch of local postcodes.

        E: looks like the Harvey Norman deal is the next best option.

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