Google Pixel 3a: The Mid-Range Phone With Almost Everything You Need
Most of this year has been about big flagship launches from major smartphone players. However, last month the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL stole the show for a while. Mid-range phones are becoming increasingly capable and Google threw their camera prowess into the ring to make the market even more interesting.
Even the best mid-range phones make sacrifices. That’s the only way they can hit competitive price points. Pocketnow’s Jaime Rivera talks about how the Pixel 3a nails the essentials and does just enough to be almost everything you need. In this case, the essentials are a great camera and good battery life. For many people, that’s all a phone needs to do. He argues that it’s hard to find a better phone for $399. Do you agree?
|Specs||Pixel 3a||Pixel 3a XL|
|Display||5.6-inches, 2220 x 1080, gOLED, 441 ppi, 18.5:9||6-inches, 2160 x 1080, gOLED, 402 ppi, 18:9|
|Size||151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm, 147g||160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm, 167g|
|System-on-chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670|
|GPU||Adreno 615||Adreno 615|
|Battery Capacity||3,000 mAh||3,700 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 18W||Yes, 18W|
|Biometrics||Rear fingerprint scanner||Rear fingerprint scanner|
|Water and Dust Resistance||n/a||n/a|
|Software||Android 9 Pie (Android Q soon)||Android 9 Pie (Android Q soon)|
|Colors||Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish||Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish|