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Google Pixel 3a XL

Specifications

Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL (Pixel Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Active Edge, barometer, e-compass,, eSIM
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8. CDMA/EVDO: BC0, BC1, BC10. 4G/LTE: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66., LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 160.1 x 76.1 ( = 0.32 x 6.3 x 3 in)
Battery
3700 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12.2 MPix 1.4 μm, ƒ/1.8, 76° autofocus, dual-pixel phase detection, optical and electronic image stabilisation
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1.12 μm, ƒ/2.0, 84° fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: onscreen, USB modular charger, USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable, USB Type-A to USB Type-C adapter, headphones (only for devices sold in Australia, France, Germany, India, Italy and Spain), 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body – 1.19 W/kg, Head - 1.17 W/kg., fanless
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 81 g ( = 2.86 oz / 0.18 pounds)
Price
479 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.54% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 62 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 80%, features: 74%, display: 90% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Google Pixel 3a XL

82.3% Google Pixel 3a XL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Google has, until now, released flagship smartphones under its Pixel series. The 3a and 3a XL change this with their midrange pricing. The premise of these devices is flagship cameras on a budget, but how well has Google executed this idea? Read on to find out in this detailed review.
83% Google Pixel 3a XL review: Come for the camera, stay for the experience
Source: Android Authority English
For the most part, the Pixel 3a XL makes the right compromises to hit a more affordable price point. This is the same Pixel experience you get on the full-fat Pixel 3 right down to the image quality. An affordable phone, however, this is not. In markets like India, fierce competition makes the Pixel 3a XL hard to justify unless an excellent camera is your primary motivation to buy a premium smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 62% display: 96% mobility: 77%
96% Google Pixel 3a XL review: All Pixel without the extras
Source: Techaeris English
While it’s nice to have the latest flagship device, it isn’t necessarily necessary. For what most people use a smartphone for, the Pixel 3a XL is a fantastic choice — especially considering it comes with the same great camera as its more expensive counterparts. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you should definitely check out the Pixel 3a XL or the slightly smaller Pixel 3a and save yourself more than a few dollars. There’s no doubt it is deserving of a Top Pick of 2019 Award here at Techaeris.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 100% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95%
Google Pixel 3a XL Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Do you think a smartphone like Pixel 3a XL at Rs. 44,999 with mid-range specifications can penetrate the price-sensitive market like India? If not for the price point here, it’s a ‘YES.’ In case you are planning to buy this device, we’ve come with few reasons ‘Why you should buy’ and ‘Why you should not buy’ this device. Do give it a read.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2019
90% Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules
Source: PC World English
After spending nearly a week with the Pixel 3 XL, my three first impressions of Google’s newest handset haven’t changed: It’s the fastest Android phone I’ve ever used. The cameras are awesome. The notch is an eyesore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL review: Mid-range smartphones never looked so good
Source: New Atlas English
In summary, Google has packed these phones with slower processors and cut back on some of the premium materials used in the Google Pixel 3 flagships launched last October. Importantly, that fantastic single-lens rear camera stays the same – you should be able to get the same shots from either the mid-range or flagship Pixels.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2019
The Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Does Mid-Range Make Sense?
Source: AnandTech English
In terms of design, there’s nothing really exciting about the Pixel 3a XL. Google opted to keep it safe, avoiding any notch or fancier screen design, and simply went for the larger top and bottom bezels on the front of the phone. Whilst this isn’t a terrible design choice, it’s to be noted you can get a lot more modern looking phones from the competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL camera review: Category leader
Source: Android Authority English
What you need to know is this: There’s no $400 phone in the market that has a better camera than the Google Pixel 3a XL. The 3a XL delivers the goods through and through. Whether it’s the simple app or the above-average results, the phone is easy to use and easy to love. It will serve as a powerful everyday shooter as well as trusted companion for those special moments you want to capture for a lifetime.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review: don't mourn the notch
Source: T3 English
Want the mind-bogglingly awesome Pixel 3 camera and lashings of screen real estate, but don't fancy coughing up £869 for the Pixel 3 XL? Google Pixel 3a XL is impossible bargain. Granted, there are some compromises – the screen isn't as good, and it's unwieldy compared to rivals with all-screen designs. But the notch-less Pixel 3a XL remains an impressive mid-range smartphone, with fast-charging and three years of the latest Android OS features guaranteed – no mean feat at this price point. That said, all of these features can be found on the Pixel 3a, which is £70 and less unwieldy thanks to its (slightly) smaller 5.6-inch display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Google Pixel 3a XL review: 75% Pixel 3 experience at 50% the price
Source: Hardware Zone English
All that said, if your priorities don’t match mine, couldn’t care less about the Pixel experience, or you prefer a more trendy phone, there are plenty of alternatives. The new Huawei P30 Lite is one. Priced at just S$398, the P30 Lite features a 6.15-inch teardrop display, runs on Huawei’s midrange Kirin 710 processor, comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and offers a triple-lens rear camera setup. The newer S$849 Oppo Reno, which has a faster Snapdragon 710 processor, a notch-less display, a dual-lens rear camera, and an A.I.-powered Ultra Night Mode, is another interesting phone that arrived in stores recently.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
90% Pixel 3 XL Review: The Camera Phone King
Source: Tom's Guide English
Among big-screen phones, the Pixel 3 XL is the one to beat when it comes to camera performance and AI. The iPhone XS has a nicer design and more pure performance through its A12 Bionic chip. And the Note 9 has the Pixel 3 XL beat for productivity with its S Pen. The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro and its three rear cameras also show a lot of promise.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
74% Google Pixel 3a XL Review: How Much for that Camera?
Source: Tech PP English
All of which makes the Pixel 3a XL a very hard sell at Rs 44,999. Yes, its cameras outgun everyone else in that range (and a little above it as well) it is no match for the budget and lower-premium flagship segment which bring better processors, more RAM and storage, better displays, bigger batteries, in-display fingerprint scanners and a whole lot of fancy notch placements and designs to the party. Indeed, at the time of writing, some online retailers were selling the Pixel 3 XL for a price in the vicinity of Rs 55,000. It is not as if the Pixel 3a XL is a bad device. It isn’t. It just is a little out of place in the current market scenario.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 50% performance: 70% workmanship: 70%
Google Pixel 3a XL Review
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Google has for sure cut some corners with the Pixel 3a XL. The polycarbonate body looks quite dated and there is no waterproofing or wireless charging support like the Pixel 3 lineup. However, the software does the real magic here. The smartphone, despite sporting a less powerful chipset, delivers almost Pixel-like experience. The cameras are the strong points of this device and it is certainly best-in-class. Battery life is decent as well and the display looks good, though it lacks HDR support. If you are one of those who want a pure Android experience along with some good camera performance, then Pixel 3a XL is best suited for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Google Pixel 3a XL makes for a great big-screened Pixel 3 alternative, without the price tag. It nails the software and camera experiences so important to capturing the feel of the full-fat Pixel 3 series, in spite of its more affordable nature. However, its price tag places it up against more capable and more powerful rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 3a XL: Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
Generally the camera is great with a very occasional misstep when performing portrait mode photos but as you can see above most of the images were great. The Taiwanese Google branch have done a great job bringing the Pixel camera quality to the mid-range. There is no other mid-range phone with a camera this good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review
Source: Techradar English
Its design may not be head-turning, but the Google Pixel 3a XL packs a punch internally and has a great camera for the price. It's some of the best of Google in a phone, at a lower price tag than previous Pixel handsets. You won’t get the best processing power or lots of storage, but when you’re paying a lot less that shouldn’t be so much of an issue.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: The Android iPhone (Update: On sale for $600!)
Source: Android Authority English
The Google Pixel 3 takes what's good about the iPhone and applies it to Android. Whether you think that's a good or a bad thing, the Pixel 3 needs to be experienced to be fully understood. It is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now and quite possibly has the best camera available.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 73% display: 94% mobility: 56%
Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Full-Featured, Affordable Pure Android
Source: Hot Hardware English
So again, she may not light up the benchmarks, but for all it does so well, its fabulous camera and its aggressive price point, you really can't go wrong with the Google Pixel 3a XL and likely the standard Pixel 3a as well, if you're looking for a smaller device. Google incorporated much of what mainstream consumers are looking for in a device with the Pixel 3a series, and at a price point that the masses can justify. No doubt, these new Pixels will sell like hotcakes with their excellent battery life, and in a saturated market of devices well north of $600 or $700, most times with a similar feature set. With the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3a, Google just nailed the mid-range smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 3a XL is a decent enough phone but the competition at a fraction more expensive is generally too much for it to compete with. Reasons to buy the phone over rivals, can be found on the cheaper Pixel 3a unless you really have to have a larger screen and bigger battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Source: PC Mag English
Inch-for-inch, the Google Pixel 3a XL offers the best bang for your buck among big-screen Android phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
The Pixel 3a XL is significantly cheaper than the 3 XL, and presumably the gap between the mid-tier and flagship models in the Pixel line will only widen further in October when the next-gen Pixel 4 successors is announced.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 100%
Google Pixel 3a to 3a XL: Differences, Hands-on Review
Source: Androidbeat English
Android power users should still be tempted to still look for the original Pixel 3 XL at clearance or second-hand prices, because of the faster chipset, the possibility of 128GB storage, the more balanced speakers, the Qi charging and the official waterproofing, and damn the notch! For the mainstream, to get Google’s software and updates along with that camera system at half the cost of many flagships, means that the Pixel 3a XL should do very well indeed. If you want a more compact feel in the hand and lower price then go for the smaller ‘3a’, but the 3a XL definitely has its own place in the Pixel Continuum.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2019
70% Google Pixel 3a XL review: Great camera, but does that justify the price?
Source: The Indian Express English
In India, this is just too expensive for the kind of specifications it is packing, and the kind of features that Google has removed. Yes, the camera is excellent, but that alone cannot justify the price tag. There’s certainly a compromise here in terms of the overall package, and it appears more ‘premium’ than ‘affordable’ in India.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Pixel 3a XL review: the cheaper Google phone to buy
Source: The Guardian English
The Pixel 3a XL is a good but not great phone for £469. If you are after a cheaper Google phone, it’s still the one to buy over the Pixel 3a, simply because of the battery life being acceptable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Google Pixel 3A XL review:
Source: CNet English
The Pixel 3A XL has the best camera for its price and a generously-sized screen. But if having a fast processor and more memory is a priority, get the OnePlus 6T instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
75% Google Pixel 3a XL review — 75% Pixel 3 experience at 50% the price
Source: Hardware Zone English
All that said, if your priorities don’t match mine, couldn’t care less about the Pixel experience, or you prefer a more trendy phone, there are plenty of alternatives. The new Huawei P30 Lite is one. Priced at just S$398, the P30 Lite features a 6.15-inch teardrop display, runs on Huawei’s midrange Kirin 710 processor, comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and offers a triple-lens rear camera setup. The newer S$849 Oppo Reno, which has a faster Snapdragon 710 processor, a notch-less display, a dual-lens rear camera, and an A.I.-powered Ultra Night Mode, is another interesting phone that arrived in stores recently.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
100% Google Pixel 3a XL review: More than enough for business use
Source: It Pro English
It's hard to see anything the Pixel 3a XL does wrong for the price. No, it's not as powerful as the flagships of last year, but it leaves the main strengths of the Pixel 3 XL untouched: the best-in-class camera and a smooth, bloat-free installation of Android, first in line for updates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Google Pixel 3A Xl Review: Flagship Pixel Camera At An Affordable Price Range
Source: Tech2 English
In about a week from now, OnePlus is expected to unveil two new smartphones. While the OnePlus 7 Pro aims higher for the premium smartphone segment, the standard OnePlus 7 will make for an interesting competitor to the Pixel 3a XL, especially in the camera department. But for now, the good old 6T somehow cannot match up, unless you only have brute performance on your mind.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% Google Pixel 3a XL review (early verdict): don't mourn the notch
Source: T3 English
Want the mind-bogglingly good Pixel 3 camera and lashings of screen real estate, but don't fancy coughing up £869 for the Pixel 3 XL? Google Pixel 3a XL will seem like an impossible bargain. Granted, there are some compromises – the screen isn't as good, not to mention it's plasticky and unwieldy compared to handsets with all-screen designs. But the notch-less Pixel 3a XL remains an impressive mid-range smartphone, with fast-charging and three years of the latest Android OS features guaranteed – no mean feat at this price point. That said, all of these features can be found on the Pixel 3a, which is £70 and less unwieldy thanks to its (slightly) smaller 5.6-inch display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
Hands on: Google Pixel 3a XL review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 3a XL is an attractive affordable smartphone, with the promise of great photos at a lower price point potentially a big draw. The inclusion of a headphone jack will likely please some, while there’s enough power under the hood to run Android and your apps smoothly. It may not have the most eye-catching design, but if you can look past that it’s a tempting proposition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review: The best camera gets cheaper
Source: Android Central English
Releasing the Pixel 3a lineup halfway through its flagships' product cycle appears like a strange move, but Google admitted during its recent quarterly earnings that it's not selling as many Pixel 3s as it would like; the high-end phone market is seriously competitive. So where is the remaining growth opportunity? In markets where the Pixel either doesn't yet sell, or is too expensive. Places like India, Latin America and parts of Europe where the Pixel brand doesn't hold sway. By introducing a sub-$500 phone to those regions that promises to offer the best camera you can buy, plus three years of platform updates and security patches, feels like a pretty shrewd move. We'll just have to see if it pays off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Fans of the long-dead Google Nexus smartphone series will undoubtedly be thrilled to have new options at prices that don't break the bank. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full review of the Pixel 3 XL, coming up soon, in which we'll examine it in great detail.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2019
Google Pixel 3a XL First Impressions: Okay, Google! Was it necessary?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Google Pixel 3a XL comes loaded with an identical design as seen in the original Pixel 3 series. The display is sharp and the viewing angles look. The cameras look quite interesting in our brief testing, though we are sceptical of the performance of the latest Pixel 3a XL as the Snapdragon 670 cannot deliver results like the Snapdragon 845 SoC (present in OnePlus 6T).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Google Pixel 3a XL Camera Review in Daylight
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Coming to the final judgement, the Google 3a XL overall captures some detailed shots. The colour reproduction is quite close to the source and the sharpness is impressive in nature. The phone delivers output, which is almost identical to the Pixel 3 lineup. Using Portrait mode was a sheer delight with the Pixel 3a XL. However, it does take some noticeable amount of time in processing as compared to Pixel 3. This is mainly because of the absence of Google’s Pixel Visual Core. That said, the phone does an excellent job when it comes to the broad daylight performance, though selfie experience is not that great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
83% Geek Review: Google Pixel 3a XL
Source: Geek Culture English
The Google Pixel 3a XL is the much more affordable, mid-range alternative to the Google Pixel 3 and while it does make some compromises, the overall experience of the Pixel 3a XL is still a mainly positive one and we recommend it to anyone who wanted to get the Google Pixel 3 but were turned off by its high price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 70%
Google Pixel 3a XL hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Pixel 3a XL is not a phone that will win spec wars. It is not a phone that turns heads or starts conversations everywhere you go. But if you want a smartphone that will keep its head down and do its job, day in, day out, a phone that has the basics down pat and will get things done with minimum fuss without breaking the bank, this is it. It's the Pixel camera and experience that you always wanted in a more sensible package. And for that, we like it more than the Pixel 3 XL.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Pixel 3a XL Hands-on Review: What Does $479 Get You?
Source: Tom's Guide English
We've still got plenty of testing ahead of us before we can say if Google's delivered value for the Pixel 3a XL's sub-$500 price tag. The fact that we can expect image quality that matches what Google's more expensive phones can produce is a promising step. We just need to see how that battery holds up and how big a performance trade-off we have to make if we opt for the Pixel 3a XL.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review: A cheaper route to that Pixel camera
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's plenty of appeal in the PIxel 3a XL, not least being able to get a great Pixel camera for a lot less money. But compared to rivals at this price point, it's still a hard sell.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Pixel 3a XL review: Google's triumphant return to affordable phones
Source: Engadget English
Don’t think of the new 3a XL as just Google’s cheap new phone — that’s selling it short. It might not have the same kind of horsepower as the original Pixel 3, but the 3a XL offers just about everything else that made last year’s models compelling at a steep discount. Even beyond the basics, the 3a XL features a few touches that fans have been clamoring for, like a headphone jack and the biggest battery Google has ever put into a Pixel. In building this phone, Google tried to bring some of its best work to a wider audience, and the work has paid off. Here’s hoping it doesn’t fall prey to the kind of performance issues that started to plague the Pixel 3 after launch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Google Pixel 3a XL review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Pixel 3a XL takes us back to the pre-Pixel days.when Google phones didn’t always compete with iPhones and Samsung Galaxy ones at the same price. Phones like the 2013 Google Nexus 5 were a top nerd’s choice, for people “in the know” who wanted some of the best for less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Review: The Google Pixel 3A And 3A Xl Are The Cheap Android Smartphones You’Ve Been Dreaming Of
Source: Best Products English
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are available to order from Google’s own online store, as well as T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. There are three colors to pick from: Just Black, Clearly White, and Purple-ish. Overall, Google deserves a hat tip for making its affordable smartphones available from so many retailers.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 3a XL review: Come for the camera, stay for the experience
Source: Android Authority English
For the most part, the Pixel 3a XL makes the right compromises to hit a more affordable price point. This is the same Pixel experience you get on the full-fat Pixel 3 right down to the image quality. An affordable phone, however, this is not. In markets like India, fierce competition makes the Pixel 3a XL hard to justify unless an excellent camera is your primary motivation to buy a premium smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Hands on: Google Pixel 3a XL Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Google Pixel 3a XL makes for a great big-screened Pixel 3 alternative, without the price tag. It nails the software and camera experiences so important to capturing the feel of the full-fat Pixel 3 series, in spite of its more affordable nature. However, its price tag places it up against more capable and more powerful rivals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Google Pixel 3a XL review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 3a XL seems like a decent enough mid-range smartphone, bringing some flagship Pixel features to those with less money to spend on a phone. There is tough competition at this price, though, so it's not an instant no-brainer. You also need to consider whether getting the smaller Pixel 3a is a better choice because it's pretty much the same phone, just with a smaller screen and battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 3 XL
Source: PC Advisor English
There are, then, some fairly significant differences between the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3 XL. Depending on your priorities, and budget of course, you might well be happy with the trade-offs and consider the 3a XL to be a better-value phone. But if you’d prefer the security of the 3 XL’s water resistance, the convenience of wireless charging and the power of the faster processor, you may be happy to spend the extra on the 3 XL.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2019

Foreign Reviews

Google Pixel 3a XL Gelungenes Gesamtpaket
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a XL Zuverlässig, ausdauernd, nativ
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 3a XL Das perfekte Gesamtpaket?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
89% Google Pixel 3a XL Googles Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 92% features: 79% display: 89% mobility: 90%
95% Google Pixel 3a XL Sehr gut, aber es quietscht
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 99% features: 96% display: 92% mobility: 99%
Google Pixel 3a XL Ein Gelungener Schritt In Die Mittelklasse?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
70% Google Pixel 3a XL
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
87% Google Pixel 3a XL Mehr als nur Mittelklasse
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 85%
Google Pixel 3A Xl, Análisis Y Experiencia De Uso
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2019
85% Google Pixel 3a XL, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Google Pixel 3a XL, análisis: mucho más que un Pixel barato
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test du Google Pixel 3a XL : tout ce que l’on aime du Pixel 3, en plus grand et moins cher
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; great cameras; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2019
Trên tay Pixel 3a XL: Camera đẳng cấp, thông số ấn tượng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; impressive hardware; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2019
Đánh giá Pixel 3a XL: Giá “mềm”, chụp ảnh đẹp
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice performance; great cameras; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; only 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2019
Trên tay và trải nghiệm nhanh Google Pixel 3a XL: Pixel 3 XL phiên bản “giá rẻ” có gì đặc biệt?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice performance; impressive cameras. Negative: Average processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Trên tay Pixel 3a và Pixel 3a XL: Giá phải chăng, camera chất lượng, cấu hình tầm trung
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; excellent cameras; decent hardware.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Mọi thứ về Pixel 3a và Pixel 3a XL vừa ra mắt: Màn hình GOLED, chip Snapdragon 670, camera đơn, giá từ 9 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; nice cameras; attractive price.
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Positive: Impressive cameras; attractive price.
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Model: Budget friendly phones have become a norm in the smartphone industry. In fact, companies are selling more affordable phones compared to their flagship lines. Google has decided to jump in the “Lite” version bandwagon by introducing a cheaper version of their only smartphone model, the Google Pixel. The Pixel 3a series are priced at around half the price of the regular Pixel series. The Pixel 3a XL is the bigger one of the two. Unlike the usual budget smartphone gig, this doesn’t reduce the price by maintaining high specs and reducing in other areas such as screen and camera. The Pixel 3a attempts to do things in a different way by including the exact same camera as the Pixel 3 XL. As a result, this budget smartphone captures photos that are even better than most flagships out there. Some tests have put the image quality in front of the latest flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and even the Huawei P30 Pro. It’s in the other areas that the ‘a’ in the Pixel 3a XL comes to light. The biggest change is the size of the phone. As a result of the larger bezels on all corners, the phone is now a little bit taller and bigger than the regular XL. To be precise, its dimensions are 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm as opposed to the regular Pixel which is only 7.9 mm thick. It also uses a plastic body as opposed to the glass body which means there is no wireless charging in this phone.

The screen size on the XL has been reduced from a 6.3 inch to a 6 inch OLED display. The resolution has also been reduced from the higher 1,440 x 2,960 pixels to 1,080 x 2,160 pixels. Another major difference is the notch. For good or bad, the notch on the Pixel 3 XL is not carried down to the Pixel 3a XL. The protection on the screen is also different. The Pixel 3 uses the regular, industry leading Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the 3a uses Asahi Dragontail Glass. Its durability can only be proven later. On the inside, the Pixel 3a XL skimps down a little bit on hardware, making it slightly slower than the regular unit. It uses a mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 670 versus the Pixel 3’s Snapdragon 845. This is paired with only 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. There is still no card slot to expand the memory. As spoken earlier, the main camera is the same 12.2 MP, f/1.8 wide angle camera. This is where the Pixel 3a XL really shines over all of its competitors. In the front, there is only a single 8 MP camera as opposed to the Pixel 3’s dual camera setup. The Pixels 3a XL maintains its high standards in other areas too. There is the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C charger for fast charging of its 3,700 mAh battery. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the rear part of the phone and the headphones jack at the bottom. The Pixel 3a XL comes in three colors, Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish. The Pixel 3a XL is the ultimate budget smartphone. At its price, it easily takes out all its competitors in terms of performance and camera. However, it really lacks in terms of outlook. The older thick bezels design really doesn’t fit in today’s smartphone theme. However, for those who need the ultimate Google experience, this is definitely a choice.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 616: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 710) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660). Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
670: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 10 nm LPP process at Samsung.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.167 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


83.54%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Google Pixel 3a
Adreno 616

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