GOOGLE PIXEL 3A – Full Specifications & Features, Pros & Cons, Price

HIGHLIGHTS OF GOOGLE PIXEL 3A

Google Pixel 3a ReviewAccording to Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware chief, who was also the former president of Motorola initiated the development of an ecosystem of in-house products and platforms with its goal is “to bring a more helpful smartphone experience to more people”, and universally announced “THE PIXELS” on October 4th 2016, which set the mark for the beginning and evolution of a new range of Android Smartphones.



Meet Pixel 3a Premium For less, with the power to do more than the ordinary, or maybe one can say beyond the extraordinary (Apple iPhone). At first glimpse, we could say that the Pixel 3A phones look nearly identical to the most expensive Pixel 3 phones. The 3A model is a little bit taller, which might be due to the extra space needed to fit in a real 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and not to forget at the bottom, the speakers are down-firing instead of front-facing, and has space for a single Nano-SIM, but otherwise, the elegance about PIXEL 3a remains undestroyed.

Measuring 6 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches and weighing just 5.2 ounces with a screen resolution of 5.6-inch OLED (2220 x 1080 pixels), with the full-HD+ resolution, it definitely gives you a display of vibrant colours, with wide viewing angles and 1920’s perfect blacks for a good price.

Armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC processor which is an octa-core chip, Pixel 3a comes in just one variant, offering 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which isn’t expandable, unless you opt to use Google Photos – The lifesaver of Pixel 3a  which has unlimited photo storage capacity at compressed resolution. They also are known to receive timely software and security updates with an assurance of 3 years of guaranteed software support.

The Pixel 3a comes with a fairly small battery at 3,000 mAh, Coupled with the Pixel 3a’s processor, which attributes more cores dedicated for low power consumption rather than high performance, this phone can actually last quite a bit longer on a charge. Adding to the plus point, it also has an 18W Type-C charger that relatively helps in charging the Pixel 3a rapidly.

It offers a single rear camera at 12.2 megapixels with an f/1.8 aperture, with its remarkable tricks that include Night Sight, which allows you to capture great photos even in complete darkness, as well as Bokeh Portrait Mode which means to say that the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image is captured by Pixel 3a beyond perfection, especially as rendered by a particular lens and also carries a Super Res Zoom feature, for digital zoom that’s comparable with optical.

VARIANTS OF COLOUR – It comes in three colours which are Clearly White,

Just Black & Light shade of Purple.

VARIANTS OF SIZE – Just One variant is available which is of 64GB.

PRICE – The price of Google Pixel 3a in India is Rs. 39,999.

BUY FOR

  • Low and affordable price for great features
  • Excellent camera
  • Clean Google version of Android



VERDICT

The Pixel 3a is a steal for those who simply don’t want to spend a bomb on their phone and still get a great camera. The specifications and the build quality is amazing and up to the mark, the display is a cut above any LCD screens, the battery lasts very long on a charge, and the software consists of Google’s latest services, with the promise of fast updates for up till three years. Last but not the least the features are decent enough for the price, and you don’t have to worry about the bloatware that you would probably find in other midrange phones which fall under the price and category of pixel range of smartphones.

PROS

  • Splendid camera
  • Google software and support
  • Solid build
  • OLED display
  • Low price
  • Excellent battery life
  • Supports all carriers

CONS

  • No water resistance
  • Performance is good, not great
  • The display could be brighter
  • No wireless charging
  • Slow Processor

Specifications:

General:

Launch Date May 15, 2019 (Official)
Brand Google
Model Pixel 3A
Operating System Android v9.0 (Pie)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Quick Charging Yes

Design:

Height 151.3 mm
Width 70.1 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm
Weight 147 grams
Colours Just Black, Clearly White

 Display:

Screen Size 5.6 inches (14.22 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
Bezel-less display  Yes
Pixel Density 441 ppi
Display Type OLED
Screen Protection Yes
Touch Screen Yes-Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated) 75.37 %

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
Processor Octa-core (2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360)
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Adreno 615
RAM 4 GB

Storage:

Internal Memory 64 GB
Expandable Memory  No
USB OTG Support Yes

Camera:

Primary camera:

Resolution 12.2 MP Primary Camera
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes-Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Physical Aperture F1.8
Optical Image Stabilisation Yes
Flash Yes-Dual LED Flash
Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps



FRONT CAMERA:

Resolution 8 MP Front Camera

Good ▾

Physical Aperture F2.0
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps

Battery:

Capacity 3000 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable No
Quick Charging Yes-Fast

Network & Connectivity:

SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE Yes
SIM 1 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz4G Speed: 5.75 Mbit/s ↑ 600 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 11)GPRS: AvailableEDGE: Available
Wi-Fi Yes-Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
GPS Yes-with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC Yes
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia:

FM Radio  No
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special features:

Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL
  • 18 W USB-C™ power adaptor
  • 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Switch Adaptor
  • SIM tool
  • 5 mm earbuds

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