Google launched the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, the budget-friendly premium smartphones with a camera that is on par with the flagship devices. It starts at $399 which is without doubt a great deal for people who are willing to upgrade but are put off by the $1000 price tag found on most flagship devices these days.
The company has topped the smartphone camera segment and Pixel phones are undoubtedly the best in its class despite iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones coming really close. If you are planning to buy the cheaper Pixel 3a model for camera, you will not be disappointed.
Here are 5 things that are exactly the same on the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL which should help you in your purchase decision.
Both the devices use Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor which is a mid-range solution that is more than adequate for most smartphone usage scenario and will definitely provide you a lag free experience. The XL features a larger display but the processing capability remains the same.
Security and Privacy
Performance is further boosted on these phones but it is security and privacy that is of utmost concern for Google. The Titan M security chip ensures your data and device is always private.
The gaming capability is determined by the processor and the GPU. Pixel 3a and 3a XL not only feature the same Snapdragon chipset but also have the exact same Adreno 615 using which you can play PUBG, albeit in slightly lower graphical settings.
Some users might be disappointed with the fact that it has 4 GB of RAM and just 64 GB of storage with no option to expand the memory with SD card. The option is limited on the XL edition as well and it might be a deciding factor for some buyers.
Camera – The Big Selling Point Remains the Same
Both phones feature a 12.2 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera for selfie. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps and it also has auto-focus capability with dual pixel phase detection. The phones also have the night mode and all other features found on the larger, more expensive Pixel 3 models.
Considering the price tag and the bigger display, there are a few differences that might convince you to go for Pixel 3a or the XL edition based on the way you would use the phone.