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Google just launched Pixel 3a and 3a XL by saying that this series contains almost similar capabilities, as they have been provided in Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but with a huge difference in price.
Let’s talk about some of the differences, based upon the design features and prices of both the series:
Price: The Pixel 3a series starts from around 40K, WHEREAS Pixel 3 series starts from around 54K, making them quite a bit more expensive than the mid-rangers. Refer Fig.1 below.
Design: The Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a and 3a XL are almost similar from the back, with a two-toned rear fingerprint sensor, but we can differentiate them with the color of their power buttons. Also, the material used to create them is different.
Where Google made Pixel 3 and 3 XL with an expensive glass and metal, Pixel 3a and 3a are built with polycarbonate material, instead of the glass and metal combination.
The Pixel 3A series are larger and heavier than the Pixel 3 series.
Processor: The Pixel 3a and 3a XL have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor with 4GB RAM, while the leaders run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4GB RAM.
The Pixel 3A series are not that powerful, but they should still be capable.
Camera: Despite the fact that the back camera equipment is the same between the Pixel 3a & 3a XL and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the mid-range devices just have one front camera rather than two like in case of Pixel 3 & 3 XL. They additionally don’t have the Group Selfie usefulness like there in Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL have a solitary 8-megapixel camera with 1.12µm pixels, an f/2.0 gap and an 84-degree field of view, whereas, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL have double 8-megapixel front cameras with a wide-point focal point and a zooming focal point.
Hardware: The latest Pixel 3A series has 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C for charging, whereas Pixel 3 series has no 3.5mm headphone jack and has only USB Type-C for charging.
Battery: The Pixel 3a and 3a XL both come with larger batteries than their more expensive siblings. Where the Pixel 3 XL comes with 3,430mAh & the Pixel 3 comes with 2915mAh battery, the Pixel 3a XL has 3,700mAh & the Pixel 3A has 3000mAh capacity.
Based on the overall differences mentioned above, it is difficult to not to recommend the Pixel 3A & the Pixel 3A XL for the purchase. They offer many of the same camera capabilities as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, including Google’s Night Sight, whilst also delivering the same RAM, Android Pie experience and a similar design, at the lowest costs.
They do drop the processing power a little and the screen resolution & display design in the case of the XL model, but at the same time, they have reintroduced a headphone jack, larger batteries, that too at almost half of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL’s original prices.
While you are purchasing these newly launched devices, do not forget to purchase mobile insurance online to keep it safe & secure!
Your Android smartphone is your bundle of joy and access to millions of ingenious apps. Tech professionals and gadget lovers across globe analyze the technology to discover clever and useful hacks. We thought let us assemble a few of these clever Android hacks popular across internet for you.
This is the most popular and useful hack shared by Katrina who is a Canadian technology writer. This hack allows you to take maximum use of the phone’s built-in backup systems.
“Backing up your phone’s data and settings – including the all-too-important contacts, calendar, Wi-Fi passwords, and app data – is as simple as going to ‘Settings’ > ‘Backup and reset’, clicking on both ‘Backup my data’ and ‘Automatic restore’, then on ‘Backup my account’. It’ll then be automatically synced with your phone’s Google account and saved to Google’s servers.”
You can read Katrina articles @BestBackups
This hack was shared by Brian Stumbaugh and works in a mobile app development company.
For devices running on Android Lollipop, there is a hidden playable clone of the popular mobile app Flappy Bird. Here’s how to unlock it:
This was our favorite Android hack.
Remotely Control Your Desktop
Sometimes you’re far away from your desktop and need to upload an urgent file, then what? Try Google’s Remote Desktop app, that’s entirely possible. It is so easy and quick to use the app, we are completely bowled down with its smooth functioning.
Check Your Wi-Fi Users
If you are in doubt that someone is using your personal or office wi-fi without your authorization then take a deep breath and download ‘Fing WiFi Network Analyser’. You can see how many users are connected to your WiFi network in no time.
Heart Rate Checker
Raul Flores who is a tech enthusiast shared an interesting hack which allows you to check your heart rate using your mobiles LED flash.
You can use your Android device like a heart rate monitor, your LED flash can do this heart rate monitor job by tracking the color changes under your skin to monitor the amount of blood passing through. You need software on your device so that your phone LED function, Instant Heart Rate is one app that is available in the Play Store that seems to work well.
Do try out these Android Hacks and share with us your experience in the comments below.
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