Google Pixel 3a Review: Features | Pricing | Specs

Google Pixel 3a

Google Pixel 3a
  • Display

    5.6 inches

    1080 x 2280


  • Storage

    64GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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Google has snipped away exactly what it needed to on the Pixel 3a to bring it down in price while still retaining that great Pixel feel.


The good

  • Single camera is great for everyday photos
  • Guaranteed Android updates
  • Ideal for Android fans on a budget
  • First headphone jack on a Pixel phone

The bad

  • Very plain design
  • Why no Purple-ish colour Down Under?
  • Fixed at 64GB storage
  • No wireless charging

Google's Pixel 3a is meant to be the more "affordable" Pixel phone, with a price point that plants it squarely in the mid-range category of mobile phones.

Google's essentially taken the recipe for the Google Pixel 3 and shaken out a few premium features, but nothing truly essential. The end result is the best mid-range phone you can buy right now.

Design

  • Plastic case, but classic Pixel design
  • No water resistance
  • No notch
  • Active Edge sides
  • Headphone jack

Camera

  • The same great rear Pixel camera
  • Selfie cam doesn't shoot as wide as the Pixel 3
  • A great choice for those who don't want to tweak photos themselves

Performance

  • Snapdragon 670 provides solid performance for the mid-range
  • Android upgrades assured
  • 64GB storage with no expansion
  • Google AR maps works quite well

Battery

  • 3,000mAh battery is acceptable, but not great
  • Lacks wireless charging

Verdict

  • Clean Android and an excellent easy camera make this a good choice
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Pricing and availability

  • Pricing at $649 outright
  • Available on contract exclusively through Vodafone

Google Pixel 3a

A Pixel phone at half the price

The Google Pixel 3a gives you the best of Google without the premium price tag. Buy yours today.

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The Google Pixel 3a sells in Australia for $649 outright, while the Pixel 3a XL will cost you $799 outright.

The Google Pixel 3a is also available on contract terms in Australia exclusively through Vodafone.

Google Pixel 3a specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Rear camera megapixels 12.2MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 151.3mm x 70.1mm x 8.2mm
Weight 147g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 11
Processor Snapdragon 670
RAM 4GBGB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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