Google pixel 3A
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Google Pixel 3A

Specification of Google Pixel 3A

Overview
Performance Octa Core
Display 5.6” (14.22 cm)
Storage 64 GB
Camera 12.2 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
RAM 4 GB
Launch Date May 15, 2019
Design           
Thickness 8.2 mm
Width 70.1 mm
Weight 147 gm
Waterproof Yes
Water Resistance No
Ruggedness Dust Proof
Height 151.3 mm
Colors Just Black, Clearly White
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Display
Display Type OLED
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
Bezel less Display Yes
Pixel Density 441 ppi
Screen Protection Yes
Screen to Body Ratio 75.73%
Screen Size 5.6 inches (14.22 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive touchscreen, Multi-touch
Battery
User Replaceable No
Quick Charging Yes
Wireless Charging No
Type Li-ion
Capacity 3000 mAh
Camera         
Features Fixed Focus
Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels
Sensors Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes, face detection autofocuses, dual pixel auto focus
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 8 MP Front Camera and 12.2 MP Camera
Physical Aperture F2.0
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Flash Yes, Dual LED flash
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×730 @ 20 fps
Performance
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
Graphics Adreno 615
Processor Octa core (2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa-Core, Kryo 360)
Architecture 64-bit
RAM 4 GB
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Storage, Network and Connectivity
Internal memory 64 GB
Expandable Memory No
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim Size SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5 GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features  Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
USB USB Type-C
NFC Yes

Description

Google Pixel 3A has one of the sleekest, simplest and minimalistic looking design. The Pixel 3A is considered the budget version of the original Pixel 3. Google as a smartphone company, tries to minimize the core feature by removing some of the qualities from the Pixel 3 to make the Pixel 3A a Budget-friendly as possible.

Google Pixel 3A

Google being the high-end flagship smartphone made this budget smartphone especially to appeal to the average consumers who are looking for an overall phone within their cash range.

The Pixel 3A and 3A XL are very similar in design to the Pixel 2 and build. Only difference to spot are the plastic and glass backs on the respective phones. Most of the significant changes are made on the internal features of the phone.

Design

Like mentioned before, the design of the Google Pixel 3A are very similar in the structures and the design. The build quality is a little different since the glass body is swapped for a plastic one. For this reason, the Pixel 3A has no accessibility to a wireless charging feature. The phone is also lighter and minimalistic. The phone comes in only two basic colors, those are the ‘Just Black’ and ’Clearly White’.

Google Pixel 3A design

On the back, 3A has a similar color gradient to the original 3, the upper side above the fingerprint sensor has a glossy finish and the lower side has a matte finish. The Google logo is placed on the bottom of the lower side with no extra designs.

Both the volume keys and the power buttons are placed on the right side of the phone meaning the SIM tray is on the left side. The 3.5 mm headphone jack is placed one the top left side of the phone and on the right, you can find the IR blaster. The fingerprint sensor is placed slightly on the upper side and is centered. The camera and the flash is placed on the top left.

Display on Google Pixel 3A

The Google Pixel 3A can be considered for having one of the best displays in the industry. It has an OLED display whose aspect ratio is 18.5:9. The Pixel 3A has a 5.6-inch bezel-less display. The pixel density on this display is 441 ppi and the screen resolution of this screen is 1080p. the display also has screen protection. The screen to body ratio of the phone was found to be 75.37%.

Camera

The screen has a multi-touch feature and also has a capacitive touchscreen. The display does not have any type of notch or cutout for the camera. Instead, the Pixel 3A has a thick border on the top as well as a chin of the same size on the bottom. The camera, speaker for calling and the sensors safely rest on the top bezel.

Camera on Google Pixel 3A

Google has decided to go with a minimalistic feature for the camera as well, giving the 3A a standard 8 MP lens for the front-facing camera and a 12.2 MP lens for the main camera on the back with the flash. Both the front and the rear camera have the aperture of F2.0. The cameras are not of the highest quality since it is only a budget mid-range version of the original Pixel 3. Being a budget smartphone Google decided to go with only one camera

The cameras have exposure compensation and ISO control. The rear camera has a fixed focus feature. The autofocus allows the cameras for face detection and dual pixel autofocus. The shooting modes on this phone have a continuous shooting and HDR mode. The cameras also have optical image stabilization. The cameras are able to shoot photos at a 1080p and shoot videos are 1920x1080p at 30 fps and 1280x720p at 30fps. The sensors on the cameras are the Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor.

Performance

Performance-wise, the Google Pixel 3A is a pretty okay phone. It got 100 overall score, attaining 103 for photo and 95 for video. For the quality score, it got a 8.1 overall.

The chipset for the phone is an octa-core (2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360) and the processor it uses is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. The graphics it uses is Adreno 615. It has 64-bit addressing and a 4 GB RAM. The internal storage on this phone is 64 GB with no external storage capacity

Battery

The battery on this phone is also of the okay quality. It has 3000 mAh battery which might get you through the whole day. The battery on this phone is no the best but it is not also the worst.

The battery capacity on the 3A was reduced to drop the Pixel 3 to a budget phone. While it does not have the best battery, this is still one of the best a consumer can find for a mid-range phone in the market.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Google Pixel 3A can be considered a very standard and minimalistic mid-range phone. It does not break any record or make any significant benchmarks but it definitely is the best mid-range phone considering the price.

The price of the Pixel 3A costs only around $400 in the US. In India, it costs around Rs. 38,999.

You might also want to check out Google Pixel 4.

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