Google Pixel 3a

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.60-inch (1080x2220)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12.2MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 3000mAh
  • OS Android 9 Pie
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateMay 2019
  • Official

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Google Pixel 3a Review

By Aditya Shenoy (May 14, 2019)
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Very good cameras
  • Good software features
  • Guaranteed updates for three years
  • Stereo speakers
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Weak processor and low storage for the price

When Google discontinued its Nexus smartphone lineup, it left a void in the market that has been hard to fill. People didn't really have an affordable option running powerful hardware and stock Android software. Multiple smartphone manufacturers have tried to make something like a Nexus smartphone, but have fallen short. Google tried to offer a substitute with the relaunched Android One programme, which helped participating manufacturers offer a stock Android experience on their devices, but it still hasn't been the same.

Google Pixel 3a Summary

The Google Pixel 3a is positioned as an affordable alternative to Pixel 3. This smartphone promises the same Google Pixel experience but at a relatively affordable price point of Rs. 39,999.

The Pixel 3a sports a 5.6-inch OLED display with full-HD+ resolution. It has three colour profiles which help change the output of the display. It has good viewing angles and punchy contrast. The Pixel 3a gets stereo speakers as well but these aren't front firing like the Pixel 3. The stereo speakers produce a good output but sound tinny at full volume.

Google has opted for a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC which is an octa-core chip. The Pixel 3a comes in one variant only, offering 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which isn't expandable. However Google does offer unlimited photo storage at compressed resolution.

The Pixel 3a has a single Nano-SIM slot but offers dual-SIM functionality via an E-SIM. You can take full advantage of the E-SIM if your carrier supports this functionality.

Being a Pixel smartphone, it runs stock Android Pie with some of Google's customisation on top. Pixel devices are known to get timely software and security updates. With the Pixel 3a, Google promises 3 years of guaranteed software support. The smartphone offers a good user experience and we did not notice any lag or stutter during our usage.

The primary camera is a 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor just like the Pixel 3. At the front, it has a single 8-megapixel selfie shooter. It gets most of the camera features of the Pixel 3 like Night Sight, Super Res Zoom and Playground. The camera performance is very good and the Pixel 3a manages to deliver crisp shots in most lighting conditions.

Google has equipped the Pixel 3a with a 3000mAh battery that helps it offer good battery life. The search giant also includes an 18W Type-C charger in the box that helps charge the Pixel 3a quickly. We could go on for over a day once the Pixel 3a was fully charged.

For the launch price of Rs. 39,999 the Pixel 3a feels expensive for what it offers. Some of the competitors offer more powerful hardware for lower prices. But if you want the best camera performance under Rs. 50,000, the Pixel 3a delivers on that front.

Google Pixel 3a Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Google Pixel 3a (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - Just Black 29,999
Google Pixel 3a (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - Clearly White 29,999

Google Pixel 3a price in India starts from ₹ 39,500. The lowest price of Google Pixel 3a is ₹ 39,500 at Amazon.

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Google Pixel 3a Full Specifications

Brand Google
Model Pixel 3a
Release date May 2019
Launched in India Yes
Body type Polycarbonate
Dimensions (mm) 151.30 x 70.10 x 8.20
Weight (g) 147.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Fast charging Proprietary
Screen size (inches) 5.60
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2220 pixels
Aspect ratio 18.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core (2x2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 12.2-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Operating system Android 9 Pie
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 1
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Face unlock No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
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  • Not value for money!
    Vinay (May 12, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Camera looks great. Hardware is okay. Priced too high in India as compared to that in US which is 399$.
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  • Highly recommended
    Kiran Joshi (Jun 23, 2019) on Flipkart
    Google is smartphone camera Wizard. Stock Android provides smooth user experience. Whosoever holds this Pixel, if he be worthy, shall posses the power of DSLR !!
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  • Classy product
    Dinesh Abiram (Jun 30, 2019) on Flipkart
    it is a pixel, just get it already.
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  • Wonderful
    Adesh Alone (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    Best of the Best phone in Camera section, Better phone in performance, Good phone in battery section, Nice phone in built quality.... Overall best in this Budget Smartphone..
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  • Very good pixel
    Amazon Customer (Jul 15, 2019) on Amazon
    Superb camera beautiful night shot&? long lasting battery charge
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  • Simply awesome
    Vimarsh Sharma (Jun 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    Pixel always works well when you want premium experience.
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  • Brilliant
    Irshad K (Jun 26, 2019) on Flipkart
    Awesome camera . Not pretty happy with old design and performance. Zero stars for flipkart exchange policy. They didn't consider taking my redmi phone as it had normal wear and tears scratches on the body
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  • Fabulous!
    Pradeep Bijjargi (Jun 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    superb camera
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  • Simply awesome
    Ajinkya Phatak (Jun 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    If camera and stock android is your top priority, this one is for you. Also 3yr updates from Google, AR support, good battery life. Costly but if you get a good deal, go for it.
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  • Awesome camera !!
    Shrinath Kuppa (Jun 28, 2019) on Flipkart
    Awesome camera. Very slim and light weight.
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