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.
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