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Google Pixel 3a Review: Features | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.6 inches

Display size

1080 x 2280px

64GB

Internal storage

12.2 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.6 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
441 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
151.3mm x 70.1mm x 8.2mm
Weight
147g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 670
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
64GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$649
Launch date2019-05
Google Pixel 3a

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
Google Pixel 3a Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Pricing and availability

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Google Pixel 3a specs

Display

Display Size
5.6 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
441 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
151.3mm x 70.1mm x 8.2mm
Weight
147g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 670
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
64GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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