We all loved Pixel 3 and 3XL. Its performance, camera, and other features are just unmatchable. Especially, its camera is the best camera in a smartphone, period. Continuing this phenomenon, Google launched its Budget Pixel range the 3a and 3a XL.
Google launched 3a range of smartphone at the I/O 2019 developer conference on May 7. Lets us take a look at the device in a bit more detail;
Both the 3a and 3a XL share the same specification. The only difference is with the size. The Pixel 3a comes with a 5.6-inch FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The bigger Pixel 3a XL packs a 6-inch FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Both the displays are protected with the Dragon Tail protection. It runs on the Android 9 Pie out of the box. The smartphone is guaranteed to get software updates for the next three years.
For connectivity, you get dual SIM – one physical SIM and the other is eSIM. Besides, you also get Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
However, you miss out on the processor and the wireless charging. Both the devices are powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. You miss out the Pixel Visual Core. You get a 3000 mAh battery on the 3a and 3700 mAh battery on the 3a XL. Besides, you also get the 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers.
The camera is the same as the brilliant camera in the Pixel 3XL. You get a 12-megapixels f/1.8 aperture rear shooter. Sony IMX363 Sensor is also the same. In front, you get an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture. Camera features like Playground, Night Sight, Portrait Mode and HDR+ are also available.
Price & Availability
In India, the Pixel 3a is priced at INR39,999 and the Pixel 3a XL will cost you INR 44,999. You can buy these smartphones from the Flipkart from May 15th. The registrations will start at 10:00 AM. Add-on benefit is you also get YouTube Premium subscription for 3 months. There will be an exchange offer as well as the EMI benefits as well. like 10% instant discount on HDFC Bank debit and credit cards; extra 5% off with Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card.
There will be 3 color options available for the Pixel 3a and the 3a XL. However, only the white and black versions will be available here in India. The “Purple-ish” color will not be available for India.