Most of you should already be familiar with the ‘Pixel’ name unless you’ve been living under a rock for past few years. Pixel brand is a sub-brand of Google known for making great camera phones. Google has come up with Google Pixel 3A.
Google recently launched its latest Android smartphones; ‘Google Pixel 3a’ and ‘Google Pixel 3a XL’ in May 2019. They both are mid-range phones by the Pixel franchise. As we all know, the Pixel brand is known for the exceptional cameras on its devices.
The photos clicked by the very first Pixel device took the internet by storm because of the unbelievable amount of details it captured. The Pixel 3a/3a XL is also a device where the developers have focused mainly on its camera and have made it cheaper than the other Pixel phones. The Google Pixel 3a is available for ₹39,999 in India on various online stores whereas the Pixel 3a XL is priced ₹44,999. Their specifications, pros, and cons are discussed briefly below.
Google Pixel 3A Specifications:
The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are pretty much similar with very few differences. The Pixel 3a has a 5.6-inch display with the resolution 1080×2220 and the pixel density of 441 PPI. On the other hand, the Pixel 3a XL variant has a slightly larger screen of 6 inches but the lesser density of 401 PPI.
They both are powered by the same 1.7 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset and they both run on Android Pie. The Pixel 3a XL, however, has a bigger battery of 3700 mAh while the Pixel 3a has a battery of 3000 mAh only. Now for the cameras on both of them. A 12.2-megapixel single camera is provided on the rear panel of both phones and there’s an 8-megapixel camera on the front side.
The rear camera on both phones boasts features like portrait mode, top shot and night sight. They both come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage with the Pixel 3a XL being slightly more expensive.
Google Pixel 3A Pros:
As already mentioned before, the Pixel brand is known for its cameras. So there is no point in doubting the camera performance of the new Pixel devices. They are packed with tonnes of latest features and give the user control of numerous things while taking a photo. They both support fast charging. The displays on both phones are quite excellent as well. Both of the phones also have a clean UI with guaranteed updates.
Google Pixel 3A Cons:
The new Pixel devices are certainly overpriced from a middle-class consumer’s view. The rival brands like OnePlus, LG and Samsung offer far better processors than the SD 670 at a similar price range. The Pixel 3a/3a XL doesn’t feel premium because of the plastic build and they don’t have any other variants except the 4/64 GB variant. Also, there is no mention of dust/water resistance in any of the two devices as well which is a bit disappointing.
Photography has gained huge recognition over the last few years. There are many people who take an interest in photography but can’t afford the expensive cameras out there. They use their phones and skills to click great photos and the Pixel devices have proved that one doesn’t need expensive cameras to click good photos. The new Pixel phones are the cheapest Pixel phones till now, although they’re a bit overpriced if one overlooks the excellent camera they’re packing in.
The new Pixel devices might also turn out to be the best camera phones out there in the given price range.