Finally, the wait is over. Google has launched its two flagship devices today, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. They can be considered as spiritual successors to the affordable Nexus series. The best thing about the phones is that these are affordable phones. Moreover, they come with the same rear cameras, the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL aim to reach wider audiences.
Google Pixel 3a
The smaller Pixel 3a comes with a notch-less 5.6-inch OLED panel with FHD+ (1080 x 2220px) resolution and Dragon Trail protection on top. Moreover, it comes with the Snapdragon 670 chipset with Adreno 615 GPU. Furthermore, the phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. If you are not satisfied with the storage, you can use the microSD card also.
The camera setup is shared with the big Pixel 3 – 12.2MP Sony IMX363 main sensor on the back with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixels and optical image stabilization. The front camera is also the same – 8MP unit with f/2.0 aperture.
All the high-end camera features are available here as well – Night Sight, Top Shot, Super Res Zoom and HDR+. The battery is rated at 3,000 mAh and supports 18W of fast charging over the USB Power Delivery standard.
Pixel 3a XL
The bigger Pixel 3a XL comes with the same hardware but in a slightly bigger package. The display is once again OLED with FHD+ (1080 x 2160px) resolution but it reaches 6.0″. It doesn’t have a notch, but its bezels are notably thicker. Moreover, it has a bigger battery – 3,700 mAh.
To keep the cost low, Google used plastic to build these phones. Moreover, there is a 3.5mm audio jack and the stereo loudspeakers along with it. The Active Edge feature is here to stay too.
Price and Availability of Pixel 3a and 3a XL
The handsets come in three colors – Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish with all of them featuring color accent power buttons. The Pixel 3a costs $399, while the Pixel 3a XL is $479. Moreover, the phones are already available in all countries where Google sells its phones.