Google looks to the mid-range with the Google Pixel 3a, bringing most, but not quite all the features of its premium siblings.
Since its inception, Google's Pixel phones have been premium-priced devices. However, Google's phone ambitions didn't always point that way. Before the search giant offered Pixels, it had the more affordable mid-range Google Nexus phones.
In many ways, the Google Pixel 3a is a return to those Nexus days, because it's a clean Android phone from Google at a more affordable price point.
- 5.6-inch display
- Plastic body
- Clearly White, Just Black, Purple-ish colours
- Single front 8MP camera
- Rear AI-assisted 12.2MP camera
- Snapdragon 670 on board
- The fastest way to get Android updates
- Clean Android interface
- 3,000mAh battery
- Fast wired charging
Pricing and availability
- Pricing at $649 outright
- Available on contract exclusively through Vodafone
Google Pixel 3a
Google's Pixel for the masses
The Google Pixel 3a provides the best of Google at a lower price point than its flagship Pixel phones.
Google announced the Pixel 3a at its Google I/O 2019 keynote on 8 May 2019 (Australian time) and stated that it would be available to order on that day. Pricing locally is at $649 outright for a Google Pixel 3a with 64GB of storage in the Clearly White and Just Black finishes only.
Vodafone is the only Aussie telco offering the Pixel 3a on contract. It has yet to announce contract pricing, but we'll update this page when it does.
Google Pixel 3a specs
|Display size (inches)||5.6|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2220 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||441|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,000|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||12.2|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/1.8|
|Rear camera (2) resolution|
|Rear camera (2) aperture|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||8|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 11|
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