Google Pixel phones became popular for their cameras but they were expensive. Now, Google has brought the flag ship features at mid-range with Google Pixel 3a XL. This phone comes with a 3700mAH battery, 4GB RAM, 12MP camera and 6 inches screen with 1090*2160 pixel screen resolution.
Google Pixel 3a XL’s Release Date and Price
Google Pixel 3a XL was announced in May and is expected to release the same month. Google took some time releasing this phone. They did not release the phone along with Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL because if they released a mid-range phone along with the more expensive models, no one would be talking about Google Pixel 3a XL.
Google Pixel 3a XL is priced at around 480 euros. It is available at $479 in the US and $799 AUD in Australia.
Google Pixel 3a XL runs on Android Pie 9.0 and has a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 chipset so there is no compromise on speed and performance. The Adreno 615 allows you to enjoy gaming and social media usage without lagging. The internal storage is 64GB with 5GB RAM. Users will have to compromise on this storage because there is no card slot.
Notch-less Design of Google Pixel 3a XL
For this phone, Google has lot the notch that was present in Google Pixel 3 XL. While the other Pixel phones have a glass body, this one has a back made of polycarbonate. There is Dragon Trail glass for screen protection and the device is only dust and splash resistance.
Dual stereos are present in Google Pixel 3a XL and the Active Edge lets you squeeze this phone for Google Assistant activation. There is a 3.5mm head phone jack along with finger print sensor at the back of the phone.
How is the Display different from Google Pixel 3XL?
To cut down the cost, Google has made some changes in the display. There is gOLED display instead of the AMOLED display that was present in the previous phones. There is a 6 inches screen that has an 18:9 aspect ratio. The OLED screen allows you to enjoy colors with stronger contrast and deeper blacks.
Single Dual-LED Flash Camera
Google Pixel 3a XL has a single 12.2 MP camera that comes with OIS and dual pixel PDAF. The video formats supported are 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second and 1080 pixels at 60 frames per second. The front camera is 8MP and comes with HDR feature.
Differences in Google Pixel 3a XL from Google Pixel 3 XL
Since the new phone is cheaper, there are some features that have been omitted. Google Pixel 3a XL does not have the glass body of Google Pixel 3XL nor does it feature the same AMOLED screen on the XL model.
Google Pixel 3a XL comes in a Purple-ish color, clearly white color and just black. There are three different models; G020F, G020G and G020C.