Google Pixel 3A XL – Google is now entering the mid-range market by reworking their last year’s flagship devices (Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL) and came up with the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL. Despite how good the Pixel flagship is, they aren’t doing so well in the market. Well, most smartphones users are in the mid-range and budget segment, so it’s doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Google is coming into this market. The Google Pixel 3A XL competitors in the mid-range market include the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy A50, Vivo V15 Pro e.t.c
Google Pixel 3A XL Design
No notch of any kind in the Pixel 3A XL as Google sticks with the traditional bezels at the top and bottom display. The device is made up of polycarbonate unibody with a glossy finish. It weighs 167 grams, which is about 20 grams heavier than the Google Pixel 3A. The dimensions we have here is 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm.
The minimalist approach design of the Pixel 3A XL makes it look nearly identical to the Pixel 3. At the back of the device are a fingerprint scanner, a single camera and Dual-LED flash. Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish are the three body colours options available for the Pixel 3A XL.
Dimensions: 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 167 grams
Build: Front glass, plastic body
SIM: Nano-SIM, Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
Colours: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Google Pixel 3A XL Display
Google definitely is not a fan of big screen devices as the Pixel 3A XL comes with a 6 inch OLED display. Protecting this display from scratch is Asahi Dragontrail Glass. The display features 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 PPI density and Always-on display. This device has support for the Widevine L1 DRM. This means users can now stream high-resolution content from streaming services such as Netflix.
Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.0 inches (76.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (402 PPI density)
Protection: Asahi Dragontrail Glass
– Always-on display
Google is no jokes when it comes to a smartphone camera. The Pixel 3A XL packs a single 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS and EIS. This device practically supports the same rear camera module you’ll see on the Pixel 3 which is a flagship device. At the front, the Pixel 3A XL comes with an 8 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus and 84-degrees field-of-view. Other software camera features are Top Shot, Photobooth mode, and Night Sight. The Pixel 3A XL introduces a new feature called the “Time Lapse feature”.
Single: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Single: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm
Google needs to start making devices with bigger memory options. A 64 GB internal storage might not be enough for a user who has large files saved on their devices. That kind of people won’t bother buying the Pixel 3A XL which is available in only a 4GB/64GB memory variant. The device is powered by Snapdragon 670 chipset featuring Octa-core processor and Adreno 615 GPU for graphics. This hardware runs PUBG on HD settings without experiencing any struggles or difficulties.
Chipset: Snapdragon 670 (10 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 615
One of the appeals of Pixel smartphones is its clean operating software. The Pixel 3A XL runs on stock Android 9.0 Pie, which is free from customization and guarantees 3 years of software updates. With this device, you’ll get great features such as Active Edge, Call Screening and many more.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Android One
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
The Pixel 3A XL packs a 3,700 mAh battery capacity and supports 18W fast battery charging. There are no wireless charging features here as opposed to the Google Pixel 3. Google did say improving battery life was one of their goals while developing this smartphone.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
– USB Power Delivery 2.0
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
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