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Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Announced

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Google announced two new budget phones for its Pixel line – the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

Since the first Pixel phone, Google has been making high end smartphones with pure, no custom UI Android experience. This is the first time Google is entering the midrange arena with the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL. The phone is built in polycarbonate, powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor and for the Pixel 3a XL, Google did ditch the notch. It retains the rear camera which is praised by many and the screen.

Google Pixel 3a specs

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor
  • Adreno 615 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory
  • 5.6-inch Full HD OLED display (2220 x 1080 pixels)
  • Asahi Dragontrail Glass
  • 12.2 megapixel rear facing camera (f/1.8 aperture) OIS, PDAF
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera (f/2.0 aperture)
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner , USB Type C
  • Sensors – accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • 3,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charge
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Google Pixel 3a XL specs

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor
  • Adreno 615 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory
  • 6-inch Full HD OLED display (2160 x 1080 pixels)
  • Asahi Dragontrail Glass
  • 12.2 megapixel rear facing camera (f/1.8 aperture) OIS, PDAF
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera (f/2.0 aperture)
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner , USB Type C
  • Sensors – accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • 3,700 mAh battery with 18W fast charge
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Price and availability

The main attraction of this phone is the price. The Pixel 3a is priced at $399 (around Php 21,000) while the Pixel 3a XL is priced at $479 (around Php 25,000). It is now available in all countries where Google is selling their Pixels. Sadly, Pixels are not available in the Philippines. You can either import it or buy it via gray market.

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