Pixel 4a – a modern replacement for an aging Nexus 4?

Nexus 4 was probably the best smartphone I’ve ever encountered over the years: In contrast to what we are being sold today, it was reasonably sized and thus could still be held and controlled single-handed, it had good third-party firmware support and it had an LCD where you would never have to fear any OLED “burn in” effects. It wasn’t without faults though: For example it was well known for overheating and it had a very buggy main camera (e.g. on old firmware versions it would randomly lock up and require a reboot). Unfortunately (and not surprising regarding its age) it started to fail recently and I finally had to replace it.

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