best offers for winter sales (Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s, Poco M4 Pro, Oppo Reno7, Samsung Galaxy A33 and Google Pixel 4a)
The sales are an opportunity to take advantage of very good prices, especially on smartphones between €200 and €300, including Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s, Poco M4 Pro, Oppo Reno7, Samsung Galaxy A33 5G and Google Pixel 4a 5G. But which one is really for you? Here are some cross-comparison items to help you make your choice.
Design is a bit of everyone’s thing, but among our picks of the day, some stand out more than others. Google’s Pixel 4a 5G represents the simplest possible, with extremely clean lines, without any frills. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s offers very flat profiles like the back. This also applies to Oppo’s Reno7, which is available in black or with a very successful imitation leather back, which is pleasant to hold. On the back of the Poco M4 Pro, there is a large black strip in the upper left corner that houses the photo sensors.
The Samsung Galaxy A33 5G also offers a certain bright side, with a sensor block that’s the same tone as the rest of the device’s color scheme. Of all of them, Oppo Reno7 is the most and Pixel 4a 5G is the thickest. On the contrary, the latter is the most compact and therefore takes up the least space in a bag or in your hand.
This may be partly due to its battery capacity of 3,800 mAh, which is therefore smaller than the others, while the Oppo Reno7 offers a 4,500 mAh capacity and claims 5,000 mAh for the other three. Neither offers wireless charging. The Redmi Note 11s, Poco M4 Pro 4G and Reno7 support 33W charging compared to 25W on Samsung and only 18W on the slowest charging Google phone.
What is the best screen and what is the connection?
Redmi Note 11s, Poco M4 Pro 4G and Reno7 share the same screen. This is a 6.43-inch diagonal AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and a maximum refresh rate of 90 Hz. This allows them to offer some fluidity when scrolling through long web pages or social media walls. Only Oppo Reno7 supports HDR10+ format available on some video streaming platforms. The screen of the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G is also interesting, offering the same features, but for a slightly smaller diagonal of 6.4 inches.
The Pixel 4a 5G screen is 6.24 inches, still an AMOLED panel, but the maximum refresh rate is 60 Hz, so it’s less fluid than the others. Only Google’s Samsung Galaxy A33 5G and Pixel 4a 5G models are compatible with 5G networks. Others are limited to 4G networks. All these offer compatibility with Wi-Fi 5 and NFC contactless technology. Redmi Note 11s, Poco M4 Pro, Reno7 have an audio jack port for connecting headphones, the other two don’t.
Only the Galaxy A33 5G has water and dust proof certification. All have a fingerprint reader. It is installed below the screen of the Reno7 and Galaxy A33 5G, in the profile of the Redmi Note 11s and Poco M4 Pro, while it is located on the back of the Pixel 4a 5G. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s and Poco M4 Pro have an infrared emitter to turn them into universal remote controls.
Which is the most powerful and what are the configurations for photos?
If you’re looking for the top-performing mobile phone in our comparison, check out the Galaxy A33 5G with its Samsung Exynos 1280 processor, which beats the Pixel 4a 5G’s Snapdragon 765G, both paired with 6GB of RAM. Then there’s Oppo’s Reno7 with a Snapdragon 680 chipset with 8GB of RAM, followed by the Redmi Note 11s and Poco M4 Pro, which share a MediaTek Helio G96 chip with 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM depending on the configuration chosen. These are not performance watches, but may be sufficient for everyday use. Only Google does not support adding a mobile memory card.
Finally, for the photo part, the Samsung Galaxy A33 offers a 48 + 8 + 5 + 2 megapixel configuration on the back, against the 108 + 8 + 2 + 2 megapixels on the back of the Redmi Note 11s. Poco M4 Pro and Reno7 have fairly similar optical units, as the former has 64 + 8 + 2 megapixels versus 64 + 2 + 2 megapixels, and the latter offers a sensor that acts as a magnifying microscope. 15x and 30x. Google Pixel 6a 5G is satisfied with two 16 and 12 megapixel sensors, but this is enough with the help of software photo processing to get the most beautiful pictures in this comparison.