Google Pixel 4a Battery & Charging Test Complete: nothing to brag about
Our PhoneArena battery life test is designed to show off how good battery life really is. The process consists of three components, which you can read about in length here, but in a nutshell, it involves some light browsing use, then slightly more demanding video playback, and lastly a bit of 3D gaming.
The Google Pixel 4a boasts a 3,140mAh battery coupled with a 5.8-inch OLED display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. Here’s how well the midrange phone did in our extensive battery life test:
PhoneArena Browsing Battery Test Results
Google’s latest phone also falls short of the Galaxy A51 and Moto G 5G Plus, although that was to be expected considering their respective 4,000mAh and 5,000mAh batteries.
PhoneArena YouTube Video Playback Battery Test Results
That is almost 20 minutes better than its predecessor and over 2 hours more than the similarly priced iPhone SE (2020). The Galaxy A51 and Moto G 5G Plus lasted longer, but again that is down to their drastically bigger batteries.
PhoneArena 3D Gaming Battery Test Results
Motorola’s Moto G 5G Plus and Samsung’s Galaxy A51 again kept going for longer. But considering the massive difference in battery capacity, we expected the gap between results to be quite a bit larger.
Charging Test Results
- in 15 minutes: 22%
- 30 minutes: 44%
- 45 minutes: 64%
- 60 minutes: 81%
- 1 hour and 15 minutes: 92%
- 1 hour and 30 minutes: 99%
- 1 hour and 35 minutes: FULL CHARGE