Google Pixel 3a XL
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Key Specs
  • Display 6.00-inch (1080x2160)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12.2MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 3700mAh
  • OS Android 9 Pie
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release Date7th May 2019
  • Official Websitegoogle.com

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Google Pixel 3a XL Review

By Aditya Shenoy (May 14, 2019)
Aditya Shenoy
  • 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 XL Summary

The Google Pixel 3a XL is an affordable alternative to the Pixel 3 XL. It is bigger in size than a Pixel 3a and promises the same Google Pixel experience at a relatively affordable price point of Rs. 44,999.

The Pixel 3a XL sports a 6-inch OLED display with full-HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Thankfully, it does not have a huge notch which the Pixel 3 XL was criticised for. The display has three colour profiles which help change the output of the display. It has good viewing angles and punchy contrast. The Pixel 3a XL gets stereo speakers as well but these aren't front firing like the Pixel 3 XL. The stereo speakers produce a good output but sound tinny at full volume.

Compared to the Pixel 3a, the Pixel 3a XL is bigger in size and might not be very comfortable for everyone to use. Im terms of connectivity, it 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. It also gets a 3.5mm headphone jack which has been missing on Pixel devices since the Pixel 2.

Google has opted for a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC which is an octa-core chip. The Pixel 3a XL 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.

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 XL 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 XL manages to deliver crisp shots in most lighting conditions.

Google has equipped the Pixel 3a XL with a 3700mAh 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 XL quickly. We could go on for over a day and a half once the Pixel 3a XL was fully charged.

For the launch price of Rs. 44,999 the Pixel 3a XL 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 XL delivers on that front.

Google Pixel 3a XL Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Google Pixel 3a XL (Just Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 44,999
Google Pixel 3a XL (Clearly White, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 44,999
Google Pixel 3a XL (Not Pink, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 83,000

Google Pixel 3a XL price in India starts from ₹ 44,999. The lowest price of Google Pixel 3a XL is ₹ 44,999 at Flipkart.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Full Specifications

General
Brand Google
Model Pixel 3a XL
Release date 7th May 2019
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Body type Polycarbonate
Dimensions (mm) 160.10 x 76.10 x 8.20
Weight (g) 167.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3700
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Just Black, Clearly White
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2160 pixels
Protection type Asahi DragonTrail
Aspect ratio 18:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402
Hardware
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core (4x2.1GHz + 4x1.7GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
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)
Front autofocus No
Front flash No
Software
Operating system Android 9 Pie
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
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Google Pixel 3a XL User Review and Ratings

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  • Wonderful
    Gautham%20Gurudatta Shet (Jun 15, 2019) on Flipkart
    Awesome buy for folks you want a great camera and a good battery. Stock android experience is also good and with promised security and android updates for the next 3 years it is a good value for money. I do not see any drawbacks with the phone.
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  • Terrific purchase
    Karthik Anandan (Jun 15, 2019) on Flipkart
    Fantastic phone. I purchased it for the software and the software is mind blowing with small differences everywhere. For example when swiping the notifications down I can see till what time the battery will last and not just the percentage. Another example is I can keep a Youtube music based alarm tone. So basically I can make any song as alarm tone without downloading it. There is also system wide dark theme. If you use google assistant more, then squeeze to call Google assistant is a feature to love. These may be something already available in some other phone but for a normal user like me and coming from Note 9 these are excellent features. In Android 9 even if E-Sim and normal is present only one can be active at a given point. But phone is complete Dual Sim after Android Q beta update. One E-Sim + one physical SIM and I can see both the signal icons. The option to add operator is still there meaning I can add more E-Sims so E-Sim wise more sims can be added but not sure how many. Beta 4 of Q is very stable and doesnt feel like Beta at all. The so called known issues mentioned in the beta program website also seem to be a no issue for me. I am not a photographer so one camera was more than enough for me. There is no need for a mention about the camera as it is a pixel. It is superb. Battery is another special mention. Easily crosses 22 to 23 hours mark. So once charged in morning you dont have to look for charging again in a normal use. Processor is also good feels like a 8 series Snapdragon though it is a 6 series one. 4G and Wifi speeds are also pretty good and no complaints there. I ran PUBG without any issues so gaming is ok but since I am not a heavy gamer I dont care about it much. Apart from these you get Google photos space, periodic security updates, software updates and all those stuff as usual for a pixel. Between one plus 7 and this one I am happy that I went for this one now.
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  • Classy product
    Yoganand (Jun 14, 2019) on Flipkart
    Awesome camera.... Gaming also good... very light weight n handy... love it....
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  • Must buy!
    Raghavendra Rao (Jun 12, 2019) on Flipkart
    Got it delivered in one day. Excellent product Much bigger than I expected, but it was a good thing for me. Best in class camera! night sight is phenomenal good battery life, Google's minimalist but great ecosystem. Charging is fast. Didn't feel any lag despite using snapdragon 670.. This phone is for those who have taste for classy product 👌
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  • Excellent
    MD IMRAN AZAM (Jun 12, 2019) on Flipkart
    Guys I m not going in detailed review as most of them has done it.... I just want to say if you want most of out it of any phn thn it's pixel for otherwise it's not for you.... Amoled+3700mah+brilliant camera+stock3yearupdate android...... That whole to whole screen is all just a facade by marketing team... It doesn't actually serve a purpose nor that 10xzoom
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  • Terrific purchase
    Bobby Mathew (Jun 10, 2019) on Flipkart
    I bought the Pixel 3a xl for the camera and it has not disappointed me even once. I only wished that in Portrait mode the lens would zoom out and not zoom in. A selfie stick is recommended for a group of more than 3. Battery is good, lasts 1.5 days with data on continuously. Display is good, however bezels are a bit large. Performance is good. I am not a gamer so I am not sure how well it can handle Asphalt 8, PUBg etc.
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  • Perfect product!
    Ashutosh Sawant (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    love every bit of it... the camera is just too good...
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  • Pixel 3A XL better thn the Pixel 3 XL for what it is.
    ADITHYAN P A (May 20, 2019) on Flipkart
    Have been using this for 2 days now. Takes a bit longer to charge the battery but once it's charged, it might last for a day. Everything else is great. This is a great mobile. No regrets :)
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  • Awesome
    Soumen Santra (May 17, 2019) on Flipkart
    excellent product from google
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  • Classy product
    Prem Anand S (May 19, 2019) on Flipkart
    Good product from Google, nice Camera
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