Google Pixel 3a

Pixel 3a is an affordable variant of pixel 3. It has almost the same features or better but at a reasonable price. Google launched Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 2018 that offered really good camera and battery performance but at a really high price.

No one expected Google to launch a mid-price smartphones early after the launch of Pixel 3. This shows that Google has changed its track and now is trying to reach more customers with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. A huge drop in the price would definitely allow more people to buy Google’s Smartphone that would benefit the Google Pixel series in the long run.

Google made the official announcement of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL on 7 May 2019. People were able to buy them from the store on 8 May 2019, though the US residents were able to buy them online before the release date.


The Good The Pixel 3A is cheaper than the original Pixel 3. but packs the same grade-A camera that shoots great in low light. It can also record time-lapse videos and has a headphone jack.

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Pixel 3a Specifications

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Pixel 3a Design and Display

Not much has changed design-wise in Pixel 3a as compared to the Pixel 3. The phone’s body is pretty much similar with rounded edges and screen covers. One prominent change in the design is the use of plastic instead of glass, the glass design for Pixel 3 was really liked by the customers, but Google deemed fit to change it, and so the Pixel 3 is made of Polycarbonate. It is not as stylish as glass but still looks good.

The design on the back is almost the same, on top, there is a matt back panel with a glass window and same size bezels on bottom and top of the screen. The rear camera and the flash are placed on the left on the back of the phone. The USB port is at the bottom, whereas the power button and power rocker are at the right side on the back.

One good addition to the phone is a headphone jack which was missing from the Pixel 3 and is not often found in the mid-range phones. There are no stereo speakers and dual selfie camera on the front, and there is only one front-facing speaker, giving it a more straightforward look.

Surprisingly Pixel 3a is bigger in size than Pixel 3 even though it is much cheaper. Its dimensions are 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2mm, and its weight is 148g, so that is not heavy, thanks to its plastic material.

It is light and small as compared to many of its rivals, so you can hold it easily and use one-handed. The display is full HD, and the resolution is 2220 x 1080. The small screen makes your media appear in more detail.

Pixel 3a is available in three colors, black, white, and purple-ish. Black and white are from the pixel three, whereas purple-ish is totally a new color.

Performance and battery

This device represents the Excellency of design and performance. It has 4GB RAM, which gives you the best performance possible. It is more than enough RAM enables you to run multiple apps at the same time, and this Smartphone will not experience any lag in the performance. It makes switching between the apps fairly quick and swiping to and between home pages smooth. The apps after loading run how they are supposed to and give the best speed. It also has the latest version of Android, i.e. Android 9.0 Pie which accompanied by the 64GB of internal memory or ROM, and the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 increases its prestige among other devices and which makes the people like it even more. With 64GB of internal memory, you can store everything in your own mobile, and there is no need for an external memory card chip, so this device is economical from every point of view. The highest quality of the processor system has a responding time beyond your desire and will provide the highest speed while opening and closing the apps and performing other functions. Its highest level of security and OS prevents your phone from being vulnerable to any outside threats, and it has a custom-built Titan M chip which helps you protect all the sensitive data that you have in your Smartphone.

Now, if we come to talk about its battery timing, you will not find a better Smartphone at its price than this one. It has a non-removable Li-Po battery which has a capacity of 3000 mAH. This Smartphone has a fast charging function enabled in it, which gives you 7 hours of run time with an only 15-minute charge.  You can use it all day and not care about charging it once you have completely charged it.

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Camera specifications

  • Settings                                Exposure compensation, ISO control
  • Camera Features               Fixed Focus
  • Shooting Modes                Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range

mode (HDR)      

  • Image Resolution               4032 x 3024 Pixels          
  • Autofocus                            Yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel 

Autofocus.

  • Sensor                                   Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
  • Flash                                      Yes Dual LED Flash
  • Video Recording                1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps

Its high-quality camera is the defining feature of this Smartphone. All of the mobile phones that are manufactured by the Google Company have the highest quality cameras possible. Google Pixel Company is known for the best quality cameras, and this Smartphone is an excellent example of it.

The camera of this Smartphone always lets you take enhanced pictures with the HDR+ feature. Night Sight is one of the best and unique features of the phone Pixel 3a. This mode lets you take pictures in the dark, and it brightens up the darkest features or spots of the picture and provides you with the most beautiful and colorful portraits. The only thing that you need to be careful about is to make sure that the object that you want to focus is in good light and it will provide you with the best results. It also lets you edit them in depth after capturing the picture.

The viewfinder is another feature that is enabled in the camera of this phone, which also helps you take outstanding pictures. This feature lets you keep your object in focus and gives it proper exposure. You need to tap on the object to focus it, and it will autofocus once the object moves and it will adjust all the settings automatically. To adjust exposure on the object, you need to tap on it and hold and then drag on the viewfinder. This Smartphone can also make videos of the 4k quality. Among other outstanding features, it also has Motion Auto Focus, which takes clear pictures of the moving objects. You can also shoot a number of photos at a time using the SmartBurst option enabled in the camera.

The camera of this Smartphone has a lot of other features, to get to know them and make the most out of them, you need to experiment with all the tools and select the ones that you find most interesting and helpful.

Explore new limits with google assistant

In the form of google assistant, this phone brings you features that let you send texts and do much more using only your voice. You can set alarms, set reminders, use google maps and set directions on them, and answer phone calls using this feature. If you squeeze the phone you will be able to access google assistant.

It’s everything you love about Google in a phone, packed with features that boost your productivity and focus.

Pixel 3a price

Its price is the best thing about it that makes this phone a lot more attractive. You can purchase it for $399 from GOOGLE, with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, whereas the Pixel 3 costs $799, so you get the 80% experience of the Pixel 3 at a half price. If you want to buy Pixel 3a XL, it is available for $480.

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Who should buy it?

Not everyone can afford a 1000 dollar mobile phone. It is usually considered that if you want a phone with a high-quality camera and solid software, you need to spend a good amount of money. Moreover, if you cannot spend that much money, you will have to compromise on features and performance. Well, no one likes that. So, if you are one of those who can spend a lot and do not want to compromise on the performance and either then this phone is for you.

This phone is for those who want to get things done and done well. It is better than its rivals like Samsung Galaxy S10e, it is less expensive, and its camera quality is better. The specifications on paper cannot sum up the real experience, and only if you use it, you would know how great it is.

There are just a few top-devices that offer such great experience at this price. Google’s efforts are appreciable for making such an incredible phone for really a low price without compromising on the overall performance.

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