Pixel 3A Takes Over the Market
After many leaks on the internet, Google finally pulled the curtains on its long-awaited budget smartphones, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. They can be considered as spiritual successors to the affordable Nexus series, which were the Google phones before the Pixels came to be.
With a more affordable price tag and the same rear cameras, the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL aim to reach wider audiences. Of course it’s a hope that continues to be echoed by the technology giant from Mountain View.
The Smaller Pixel 3a packed with a notch-less 5,6 inch OLED panels with FullHD+ resolution and Draon Trail protection on top. It’s powered with the Snapdragon 670 with Adreno 615 GPU.
Pixel 3A Specifications
Interestingly, the handset also sports the same amount of memory as its more expensive sibling – 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. microSD card expansion isn’t an option though, as is usual the case with the Android purebreds.
In the photograph section, the camera setup is shared with the big Pixel 3 – 12.2MP Sony IMX363 main sensor on the back with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixels and optical image stabilization. In theory, the phone should be able to match the more expensive Pixel’s camera performance. The front camera is also the same – 8MP unit with f/2.0 aperture.
All the high-end camera feature are available as well, Night Sight, Top Shot, Super Res Zoom and HDR+. It has a fairly big battery capacity, 3000 mAh which supports 18W of fast charging over the USB Power Delivery standard.
The bigger Pixel 3a XL adopts the same hardware as the Pixel 3a, but in a slightly bigger package. The display is the same OLED panels with FullHD+ resolution but it reaches 6 inch. It doesn’t have a notch like the Pixel 3 XL, but its bezels are notably thicker. And the battery is bigger too, with 3.700 mAh.
To keep the cost low, Google used plastic to build these phones so there’s no fancy frosted glass or metal this time around. And as we already noted, the front glass isn’t Gorilla Glass, but Dragon Trail instead.
Somewhat surprisingly though, we see the 3.5mm audio jack make a comeback and the stereo loudspeakers along with it. The Active Edge feature is here to stay too.
The handsets come in three colors – Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish with all of them featuring color accent power buttons. But they differ from the original Pixels’ so you can distinguish them easier.
The Pixel 3a costs $399, while the bigger Pixel 3a XL is $479 and both are already available in all countries where Google sells its phones, save for India, where they’ll arrive on May 15.
source : droidlime