Google Pixel 3A

Google Pixel 3a

The Google Pixel 3A is a mid-range smartphone from the tech giant. It is meant to cater to the non-flagship audience who want the goodness of Pixel hardware and unmatched software support without going overboard on the pricing. The Pixel 3A was officially announced at Google I/O 2019 alongside the larger Pixel 3A XL. The Pixel 3A features a 5.6-inch full-HD+ OLED display at 1080×2220 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset powers the smartphone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A 3,000mAh battery backs the smartphone with USB Type-C fast-charging support while the camera segment is graced by a 12.2MP rear camera geared with features such as Night Sight and more. On the front, the phone has an 8MP selfie camera. A 3.5mm headphone jack gets a place on this Pixel phone.

Pros: The Pixel 3a offers an exceptional camera for still photography. The phone offers a good OLED screen in a comfortable form factor. Its software is clean and well optimized. Finally, we have the 3.5mm headphone jack back.

Cons: Despite the lack of front-firing speakers, the phone has an unreasonably large bezel underneath the display. The weaker chipset lends to slow experience when using the camera. There is no microSD card slot and only a maximum of 4GB of RAM. We still don't have proper dual-SIM support. Indian pricing for the phone is just too high.

Google Pixel 3A Price in India

Google Pixel 3A expert Review

Awad Ballaith - Last updated May 31st 2019

Summary: On its own, the Pixel 3a is a refreshing smartphone that offers astounding photography capabilities, clean UI, robust build quality, acceptable battery life, and a headphone jack. Furthermore, the performance hit isn't too bad thanks to how well optimized the software is. Unfortunately, the INR 39,999 price tag for the Pixel 3a is just too much when options like the OnePlus7, Vivo Nex, Galaxy A80, and Zenfone 6 exist at around the same price point. Somewhere around the INR 30,000 mark is where this phone should have been positioned.


Google Pixel 3A Key Specifications

  • 3000 mAh capacity
  • Nano-SIM sim configuration
  • 5.6 inches screen size
  • Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 cpu
  • Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system
  • 64 GB internal
  • 4 GB ram
  • 12.2 MP;8 MP camera
Store Details Price
Flipkart Google Pixel 3a (Clearly White, 64 GB)(4 GB RAM) 30,999 Google Pixel 3a (Clearly White, 64 GB) (4 GB RAM) 38,500

Pixel 3A Carries Forward Unmatched Camera Quality of Pixel Phones

Google Pixel 3a Pixel 3a XL Announced

In the camera department, the Pixel 3A features a 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera that we can expect to take forward the quality showcased by the cameras on other Pixel phones. The Pixel 3A boasts Pixel Visual Core support, which is an extra chip integrated into the phone alongside the main chip, aimed at enhancing image processing capabilities. The camera on the Pixel 3A also includes Night Sight mode that renders clear and detailed shots even in the dark. Users also get to adjust the depth of field as per their need for a shot. The Color Pop option enables users to make one color dominant while softening the background.

Moreover, the rear camera also supports other features including 4K video recording, dual-Pixel Phase Detection (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Portrait Mode and Motion Auto Focus. Google also bundles unlimited Google Photos storage for storing photos on the cloud.

Continual Software Support For Pixel 3A, Up to Android R

Pixel 3A Software

As for the other specs, the Pixel 3A is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with USB Type-C connectivity and 18W fast-charging, which is claimed to offer up to 7 hours of use on just 15 minutes of charge. The software side is administered by Android 9 Pie that will see successions with upcoming Android versions starting with Android Q and going up to Android R paired with respective security patches. Being a Google-branded phone, the Pixel 3A also has an upper hand in terms of other software features including Call Screen, and Google’s custom Titan M security chip for seamless data protection.

Pixel 3A With Mid-range Suitable Snapdragon 670 Chipset

Pixel 3A

Google has bulked up the Pixel 3A with Snapdragon 670 processor. Based on the 10nm manufacturing process, the SD670 SoC offers decent processing power with Kryo 360 cores. It offers seamless GPU performance with the Adreno 615. We think that the Snapdragon 670 would be quite steady in offering unhindered power to the Pixel 3A for demanding multitasking and gaming. Connectivity options supported by the Pixel 3A include Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2 x 2 MIMO, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Google Cast, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.