The Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL sport a 5.6-inch and 6-inch screen, respectively. Both the phones boast OLED screen of fullHD+ resolution stretched in 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen supports ‘always-on’ feature in which it shows relevant information such as time, app notifications, alarm, etc. when the device is locked. The screen is protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass.
If you liked the camera in the Pixel 3-series, you are in for a treat. Both the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL boast similar camera modules on the back that are there in the premium Pixel 3-series. The phones boast a 12.2-megapixel shooter of f/1.8 aperture. The sensor is assisted by optical image stabilisation (OIS) and boasts dual pixel phase detection auto focus (PDAF) technology.
The camera interface features Google’s ‘Night Sight’ mode, which improves the phones’ low-light imaging drastically – as seen in the Pixel 3-series.
Google Pixel 3a camera settings
The front camera, on the other hand, is a different story. The phones do not have a secondary ultra-wide angle sensor that is there in the premium Pixel 3-series. Instead, both the phones have a wide-angle (84-degree) 8MP sensor of f/2.0 aperture.
Processor, RAM, and storage
Both the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 system-on-chip (SoC), a 10NM-based midrange processor with eight Kryo 360 cores paired with Adreno 616 graphic processing unit (GPU). Both the phones come in a sole RAM and storage variant, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage that is.
The Pixel 3a is powered by 3,000 mAh battery, whereas, the Pixel 3a XL is powered by 3,700 mAh battery. Both the phones support 18W fast charging.
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— Google India (@GoogleIndia) May 7, 2019
Both the phones sport stereo speakers, pressure sensitive active edges to wake up Google Assistant, and capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back. The phones have a single slot for physical SIM. However, both the phones also support e-SIM, making them a dual-SIM smartphones. The phones come with a Google’s promise of three-year security and operating system updates. Like the elder siblings, the phones also come with a custom-built Titan M chip to protect users’ sensitive data.
Google Pixel 3a colour variants
Pixel 3a-series will get a preview of AR in Google Maps (only available in areas covered on Street View) so the next time you're getting around town you can see walking directions overlaid on the world itself, rather than looking at a blue dot on a map. This helps you know precisely where you are, and exactly which way to start walking.
Pixel 3a-series sale details
Both the phones will be available on home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart, starting from May 15. Interested customer can register their interest for the phones on the e-commerce platform from May 8. As a part of launch offer, Google is bundling three months of free YouTube Music Premium subscription with both the phones.