DISCOUNTED - Google Pixel 4a 5G DeGoogled Phone (Larger size)

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Google Pixel 4a 5G DeGoogled Phone with GrapheneOS

A DeGoogled version of the Google Pixel 4a 5G.


The Google Pixel range are very high quality phones with very secure hardware. You also have the option of GrapheneOS as your operating system on this phone instead of our usual go-to; eOS. GrapheneOS is a highly advanced operating system only developed for Google Pixel phones, and although we love Lineage, we do consider GrapheneOS superior in its level of security.


When will I receive my device?

A Degoogled device is a bespoke, 'made to measure' item meaning that we build each phone to suit your individual needs. This takes a little care and time.
We are a small team and prefer quality over speed so at busy times there may be up to a 2 week delay so please be patient with us as we endeavour to fulfil your order as fast as possible.

If your requirement is urgent, let us know and we'll do what we can to fulfil your order faster.


Buy with confidence




What is it like to own a De-Googled phone?

De-Googled phones are given a fresh new Android operating system that

looks and functions the same way as any other Android phone, just

without anything invasive.

All of our DeGoogled phones are installed with alternative apps to the ones you usually use. So, instead of Google Maps, you will find Magic Earth. Instead of YouTube, you will find NewPipe. Instead of Google Play store, you will find F-Droid and Aurora store etc... Whatever you will likely need, we've got you covered!

Once you have experienced the quietness, the lack of pushy notifications, unwanted apps that cannot be uninstalled and the simplicity of owning a DeGoogled phone, you'll never want to go back!

Another benefit of owning a DeGoogled phone is usually superior battery life and performance too!

What are the specs of this phone?

(Taken from GSM Arena)

Body
Dimensions 153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm (Sub-6) or 8.5 mm
Weight 168 g
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Nano-SIM and eSIM

Display
Type OLED, HDR
Size 6.2 inches, 95.7 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~413 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Always-on display

Platform
OS: eOS or GrapheneOS - Most recent version possible.
Chipset Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU Adreno 620

Memory
Card slot No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM

Main Camera
Dual 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm

Features LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS

Selfie camera
Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
Features Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps

Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1

Features
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Battery
Type Li-Po 3885 mAh, non-removable

Charging 18W wired, PD2.0

Colour Black Only
What apps does this phone come with?

DeGoogled Phones from Activists Toolbox come with the best range of open-source and tracker free apps to ensure you are still able to enjoy the convenience of modern life without being spied on!

You'll likely be surprised what tracker-free apps are available to ensure you can keep your modern lifestyle.

There are always around 25 apps we install in addition to the usual system apps (Camera, Messages, Call, Camera etc)


These apps cover you for social media, viewing YouTube, using Office apps, Secure VPN, Secure Messaging, Password Manager, Maps, Music, Weather, Notes and more!


All open-source and tracker-free apps only.

Is this phone unlocked to any network?

All of our DeGoogled phones are unlocked to any network, therefore will work with any sim card.




For your peace of mind




The Sandboxing feature of GrapheneOS

Some people prefer GrapheneOS because of it's ability to offer "sandboxing". This is where you create an isolated environment to run apps that you don't want to have access to any data or permissions outside of the sandbox on the phone. This Enables you to continue using apps that are invasive to privacy.

Bespoke App Install Service

Many apps, especially banking apps, rely heavily on Google Play Services to function correctly.With GrapheneOS, we are given an opportunity to use big brother style apps (apps that track us and ask for intrusive permissions) and use them in a locked down state.

We are happy to pre-install up to 10 apps that you simply cannot do without, think WhatsApp, HSBC bank etc on your new DeGoogled phone, HOWEVER, we would like to stress that the simple act of having an account with these types of services is in no way private or secure.


We can install these apps into a 'Work' profile on your phone that has a heavily sandboxed (restricted) environment for them to run.

They will have limited permissions and will not be able to pry on the personal side of your device. If you choose this option, your phone will come with Google Play Services installed inside this sandbox in your work profile.

We at Activists Toolbox highly suggest eliminating these services from your digital life entirely, deleting your accounts and removing your personal details via a lawful GDPR request to be fully DeGoogled.

Please note: We are not able to verify to what extent this sandboxing feature remains secure and would advise anyone deeply conscious about their privacy to not fully rely on this feature.
What apps can I install on my DeGoogled phone?

It's important to understand that your De-Googled phone has been stripped of the software that has the ability to spy on you or intrude on your privacy. This means Apps like WhatsApp, Google Maps, Facebook and Instagram are not present on a DeGoogled phone, nor should they be added to one.

Although you can add any Android compatible apps to this phone, understand you start to compromise your privacy again if you start adding mainstream apps loaded with trackers.

With this in mind, we do include 4 privacy apps that still allow you to interact with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit without needing the official app.

What condition is this phone in?

For these Pixel 4a Degoogled phones, we utilise refurbished phones and new/unused phones. Sometimes these new phones are ex display, but still unused.

For our refurbished phones, we work hard to ensure we always source the highest quality phones that are Grade A or better condition, from reputable refurbishing specialists.

Although we strive for as close to perfect as we can source in any given moment, they are not brand-new phones and some phones will have minor use marks and will not always come with the original box and all of the accessories. They will always come with at least a charging cable.

If you upgrade your purchase to a new and unused device, it will usually be pristine and you will be the first owner of this device.
Need further support?

Do you have questions or need help with your new device?

We are always here to assist and guide you through what device is best for you and talk through any specific requirements you have. Email us at info@activiststoolbox.com.

If you need to dive deeper, or have situations you require help with, you can book a one hour consultation with one of our technical and security experts to help you set up your device or talk through any privacy or security issues and concerns you have.

Add this consultation to your order from the drop-down options or make a booking here.
Open-Source software note

These DeGoogled operating systems are crafted by a group of privacy-conscious developers. It's important to note that as free, open-source software, it may not have the same level of refinement and seamless operation as operating systems developed by big tech companies such as Samsung.

They usually operate seamlessly and are as highly functional and dependable as you would expect, but we kindly request that you keep this in mind when purchasing your device, as there is a slight possibility that the software may, on very rare occasions, encounter minor glitches.

While these issues are rare and unlikely to cause any significant inconvenience, they may appear somewhat unpolished if they happen.


Images and specs taken from GSM Arena


Free UK Delivery

**Customs Disclaimer for International customers outside the UK**
We are UK based, and although we supply to Europe, and globally, customs charges may be applied upon delivery.

We take no responsibility for these charges or delays. It is up to you to ensure you are aware of any charges which may be added by customs in your country and make your own arrangements to work with or work around these charges. We ship internationally via Royal Mail as they have the best import agreements with other countries.

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