On the off chance that there’s one thing Google’s Pixel 3 series is known for, its the camera execution. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL catch some of the best photos of any smartphone we’ve at any point seen, and when you join that with a perfect software bundle and ensured software updates, you end up with an extremely solid telephone. Tragically, a starting cost of $800 is just a lot for some individuals to fork over.
Enter the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. With these two phones, Google aims to offer the same center experience found on its Pixel 3 phones yet with much lower prices thanks to less expensive materials and specs.
There are two models — ordinary and XL
Just like the Pixel 3 series, there are two phones to choose from with the Pixel 3a lineup — the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
The two phones are almost indistinguishable to each other, including the same design, processor, RAM, storage, and camera. Be that as it may, with the Pixel 3a XL, you get the advantage of a bigger display and a greater battery.
These two things do include some major disadvantages, notwithstanding. The Pixel 3a XL is $80 more expensive than its smaller sibling, however even considering that increased cost, we figure most individuals should spend a couple of more dollars and get it over the petite Pixel 3a.
Here are the specs
Where the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are flagship phones, the Pixel 3a series is unequivocally mid-run.
In regards to specs, this means Google went with lower-res displays, a slower processor, and jettisoned some features like wireless charging so as to achieve the value points that it did. Some of the highlights include:
Google used plastic instead of glass
Google’s exceptional all-glass design for the Pixel 3 is entirely extraordinary, however that is something that couldn’t stick around for its mid-go cousin. Instead, the Pixel 3a is made out of polycarbonate.
While not as flashy as glass, the polycarbonate used for the Pixel 3a series still looks great and has almost precisely the same design on the back as the flagship Pixel 3 — including the subtle two-tone finish with a hued power catch.
Perhaps the biggest setback in these regards is the absence of wireless charging. While phones made out of polycarbonate can in fact support it, Google chose to overlook it.
Pixel 3A vs. Pixel 3:
Google just took the wraps off its latest smartphone: the Pixel 3A, a less expensive version of its flagship Pixel telephone that starts at just $400, or generally 50% of what the more dominant Pixel 3 costs.
On the off chance that you need to know whether the Pixel 3A is great, I’d prescribe perusing my associate Dieter Bohn’s audit (spoiler: it’s awesome, especially at the cost). Be that as it may, the question isn’t whether the Pixel 3A is great — it’s whether the ordinary Pixel 3 (and Pixel 3 XL) are adequate to justify spending twice to such an extent.
HOW DOES THE PIXEL 3 HOLD UP?
First off, how about we get to the biggest contrast: the processor. Simply put, the Pixel 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, a flagship-class Android processor (regardless of whether it is last year’s model). The Pixel 3A has a Snapdragon 670 chipset — it’s great, yet it’s not the best, and the Pixel 3 will be faster to dispatch apps, load webpages, and process more impact loaded pictures. On the off chance that that is $400 worth of a dealbreaker for you, stick with the Pixel 3.
The screens on the pricier Pixels are also better, using Corning’s higher-quality Gorilla Glass instead of the Dragontrail glass on the Pixel 3A. What’s more, the manufacture quality on the more premium phones is more pleasant as well: the Pixel 3A is to a great extent made of polycarbonate. It’s also not water resistant, and lacks wireless charging (in spite of the fact that it does have an earphone jack, which its pricier sibling lacks).
Also, of course, there’s the back camera, which is about the same for the Pixel 3A as the Pixel 3, including Google’s highly vaunted Night Sight highlight — likely the Pixel 3A’s biggest sell, and undoubtably the best smartphone camera on a telephone in this value go.
On the off chance that you have a Pixel 2, we’ve incorporated that here as well, should you be considering an update. Unless you truly miss an earphone jack, however, you’re likely happier just trusting that Google will release a refreshed flagship Pixel in the fall (especially in case you’re on a two-year installment plan and purchased your Pixel 2 in October 2017 when it first propelled).
The Google Pixel 3a is a little surprise of a telephone – we weren’t anticipating that Google should release a reasonable version of the Google Pixel 3 flagship smartphone until the rumors started circ, and we wouldn’t expect a handset that is propelling at the Pixel 3a’s value point to be as impressive as it is.
Propelled at Google IO 2019 alongside the Pixel 3a XL, the reasonable version of the Pixel 3 XL, the Google Pixel 3a shows the organization is endeavoring to cast its customer net more extensive by offering phones at a lower value point than its flagship devices.