Google Pixel 3a

Last Updated: 25th May 2019
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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.

Read detailed Google Pixel 3a review
  • 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
Display5.60-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 670
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution1080x2220 pixels
RAM4GB
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Storage64GB
Rear Camera12.2-megapixel
Battery Capacity3000mAh

Google Pixel 3a Price in India (25th May 2019)

Google Pixel 3a (Clearly White, 4GB RAM, 64GB)Rs. 39,999
Google Pixel 3a (Just Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB)Rs. 39,999
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Google Pixel 3a full specifications

GENERAL

Release dateMay 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Body typePolycarbonate
Dimensions (mm)151.30 x 70.10 x 8.20
Weight (g)147.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3000
Fast chargingProprietary

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.60
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x2220 pixels
Aspect ratio18.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)441

HARDWARE

Processor1.7GHz octa-core (2x2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 670
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo

CAMERA

Rear camera12.2-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs1
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Face unlockNo
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes
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