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Google Pixel 3a

Specifications

Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a (Pixel 3 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.6 inch 18.5:9, 2220 x 1080 pixel 441 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, P-OLED, Asahi Dragontrail Glass, glossy: yes
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, magnetometer, barometer, USB-C, OTG, Active Edge, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/EDGE: Quadband 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: bands 1/2/4/5/8, LTE bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/40/41/66, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 151.3 x 70.1 ( = 0.32 x 5.96 x 2.76 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/1.8, 28 mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, HDR, camera2 API: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 24 mm, 1.12 µm, HDR
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, USB-C AC adapter, USB-C cable (USB 2.0), quick start guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool, 3.5 mm audio jack, Android 9, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: head: 1,390 W/Kg, body: 0,900 W/Kg, LTE Cat.11 (600 Mbps), DRM Widevine: L1, fanless
Weight
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
399 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.24% - good
Average of 50 scores (from 97 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 72%, features: 68%, display: 88% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Google Pixel 3a

79.8% A Nexus-style Pixel smartphone: Google Pixel 3a Review | Notebookcheck
The Pixel 3a ties in with the virtues of the Google Nexus devices of the past: It is compact, offers good performance and it is affordable. But there is one important difference between the Google Pixel 3a and the old Nexus smartphones. Find out what it is in our review.
90% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 3a is a great mid-range option for those who want a Pixel but can't afford the real deal. There might be more powerful and flashy phones at this price but Google offers something different. You get the design and key features of its flagship phone and put them into an affordable handset with a few downgrades that are understandable like no waterproofing or wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Google Pixel 3a review: The phone made for everyone
Source: Android Authority English
Google has finally made a phone that includes almost every feature that makes the Pixel lineup so popular in a budget-conscious package. Toss in the fact that virtually every carrier (other than AT&T) will sell the phone in their stores, and this phone should be an instant success.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 61% display: 96% mobility: 74%
82% Google Pixel 3A review:
Source: CNet English
Despite an exceptional camera and a handful of useful software tricks, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL didn't blow us away this year. Besides the fact that other phones have excellent cameras with their own impressive low-light modes (such as the iPhone 11 and OnePlus 7T), Google's new phones have limited storage and the Pixel 4 has an average battery life that its rivals easily outlast.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Google Pixel 3a review: The affordable Pixel champion
Source: Talk Android English
If you made it this far in the review, congrats. It’ll all be in the final exam. The Pixel 4 devices are now hitting store shelves with intriguing new hardware and advanced facial recognition that replaces the traditional fingerprint scanner. It kind of follows Apple’s Face ID footsteps, but things must evolve. The starting price is $799, while a new Pixel 3a with the same general experience sells for only $399. You’re also getting a 3.5mm headphone jack and rear fingerprint scanner, both of which are absent on Google’s latest. The larger Pixel 3a XL is less than a hundred dollars more at $479. There are amazing phones out there like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and OnePlus 7 Pro, but pound for pound (as they say in boxing), the Pixel 3a is the Android phone of the year.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2019
87% Google Pixel 3a review: The phone made for everyone
Source: Android Authority English
Google has finally made a phone that includes almost every feature that makes the Pixel lineup so popular in a budget-conscious package. Toss in the fact that virtually every carrier (other than AT&T) will sell the phone in their stores, and this phone should be an instant success.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 61% display: 99% mobility: 74%
80% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 3a doesn’t feel like the affordable cousin of a high-end phone – it feels more like a powerful and impressive mid-range handset in its own right, with great specs and useful features inherited from the Pixel 3 that you won’t find in many other similarly-priced devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel 3A
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Having told you about a far larger Google offering the 3XL in February as summer turns to autumn a smaller more compact offering crosses my desk this may suit those who have slightly smaller hands or pockets both cost and size.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
82% Google Pixel 3a review: The phone made for everyone
Source: Android Authority English
For $399, you'll be hard pressed to find a phone that includes more for the money. The Pixel 3a brings the software and hardware features from its beloved premium line to a low price tag with only small hits to performance. If you can deal with small amounts of lag, this is the phone to buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 61% display: 99% mobility: 74%
Living with the Google Pixel 3a – A review at 90 days
Source: Android Guys English
If you’re working with a budget and want to get the most phone for your money, start here. If you need to move down to something less expensive, I can appreciate that. There’s still a lot of great stuff out there at $300 that should last you a long time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2019
Google Pixel 3a camera review
Source: DxOMark English
With a slew of attractive mid-range devices now available in the competitive smartphone market, there’s pressure on the big players to provide more affordable options. As such, Google, Apple, and Samsung all now have more budget-oriented versions of their flagship devices available to help keep customers loyal. In the case of the Google Pixel 3a, the most significant difference is its cheaper chipset, so it’s not as powerful as the flagship Pixel 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2019
90% Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship
Source: Greenbot English
Whether you’re in the market for a Pixel 3, Galaxy S10, or OnePlus 7 Pro, you should give the Pixel 3a some serious consideration. It may technically be a mid-range phone, but it’s really hard to tell when using it. It’s plenty fast, takes great pictures, and has a killer price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Whether you’re in the market for a Pixel 3, Galaxy S10, or OnePlus 7 Pro, you should give the Pixel 3a some serious consideration. It may technically be a mid-range phone, but it’s really hard to tell when using it. It’s plenty fast, takes great pictures, and has a killer price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2019
90% Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship
Source: PC World English
The Google Pixel 3a makes a strong case for tossing out the spec sheet. On paper, it looks like yet another boring budget smartphone, with a middling processor, single front and rear cameras, and a bare-minimum 1080p screen. But in your pocket, you might just mistake it for a premium phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 3a Review: 2019’s #1 Budget Android Phone (By Far…)
Source: Know Your Mobile English
If you’re a hardcore Google fan then you’ll no doubt want to wait for the Pixel 4, but everyone else should seriously consider this budget offering – especially if the notion of splashing £800 on a phone fills you with dread. There’s no reason to break the bank to get a premium smartphone experience anymore; the Pixel 3a gives you that for just £400, and comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2019
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
80% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 3a doesn’t feel like the affordable cousin of a high-end phone – it feels more like a powerful and impressive mid-range handset in its own right, with great specs and useful features inherited from the Pixel 3 that you won’t find in many other similarly-priced devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3a review: premium camera, plastic case
Source: T3 English
Google Pixel 3a is a little miracle. Somehow, the Pixel 3's gobsmacking camera has made the transition to a phone that's almost half the price. If you've always fancied getting your hands on that unbelievable camera, but didn't like the idea of coughing up £739, stop reading and buy a Pixel 3a right now. For everyone else, know that there are some compromises with this £399 Pixel: the plastic body isn't amazing, the lack of water resistance means you'll have to be more careful, and the ability to shoot ultra-wide selfie shots is sorely missed. But whether you're willing to pay twice as much to get those features on the flagship Pixel is your call.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 3a doesn’t feel like the affordable cousin of a high-end phone – it feels more like a powerful and impressive mid-range handset in its own right, with great specs and useful features inherited from the Pixel 3 that you won’t find in many other similarly-priced devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel 3 Review: The Best Android Meets the Best Camera
Source: Tom's Guide English
In fact, my only gripe with the Pixel 3 involves its price. At $799, it's $150 more expensive at launch than the Pixel 2 was, even though the new phone packs the same 64GB of storage. And so much of what makes this device great pertains to software, not strictly hardware. Slight price hikes are expected, but you get the sneaking suspicion Google jacked up the cost just because Apple proved it could get away with upping prices first.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Pixel 3a Review: Tough to Beat for the Price
Source: Droid Life English
If your budget is anywhere from $300 to $500, it’s probably the phone to beat. If your budget is higher, like in the $700+ range, you should probably buy a phone in that range, like a OnePlus 7 Pro, Galaxy S10, or Pixel 3. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are not better than any of those phones, but they are still excellent for the price. With the 3a and 3a XL, you get a really good camera, software experience that won’t get in your way, software updates that others won’t see for months, and a non-fragile plastic body that’ll relieve some stress from your life. Google just set the bar for mid-range phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
The Google Pixel 3a brings much of the fun and quality of the flagship Pixel 3 – most notably the excellent screen and terrific camera – within the reach of many more people. But for the below-par sound performance, this would be a five-star phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80%
Google Pixel 3a Review – The Best Camera Phone In Its Class
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Google Pixel 3a is a new midrange contender that excels in many areas. be it the pure Android experience, an excellent 12.2 MP camera that puts its triple-camera rivals to shame, and an impressive OLED display with support for HDR. In addition to that, you get the unlimited Google Photos storage, Google Playground AR, and stereo speakers. Unfortunately, the Pixel 3a also receives some of the criticisms came from its bigger siblings, you don’t get a dual-SIM functionality, no microSD card support and no 3.5mm audio jack. Not only that, but the Pixel 3a also carries large display bezels and plastic casing design in a segment where you can easily get better-looking design and full-screen display options.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a Review: A question of compromise
Source: Slashgear English
Flagship phones aren’t going away. Yet at a time when even early-adopters are having second thoughts about $1k+ handsets, it feels like we’ve finally turned a corner in the midrange. Having to compromise in order to spend half what you might on a modern-day flagship phone doesn’t surprise me. What does is just how impressive the Pixel 3a still feels, even after Google’s cost-cutting. Assuming you agree with its decisions, there’s a deeply compelling argument here about what’s “good enough” for most users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3a Review
Source: Phandroid English
The Google Pixel 3a is a phenomenal bargain at $399 (and $479 for the XL model). You’re getting so much for your money, including that brilliant camera and an amazing software experience. Sure the device has some flaws, like the somewhat cheap plastic build quality (when other devices in this class use flagship-grade metal and glass) and a lower end processor than we’d like. However, the pros far outweigh the cons. If you’re looking for a great phone that doesn’t break the bank, this may be your best choice. In fact, you just might be persuaded to take the Pixel 3a and its amazing camera over a flagship smartphone like the OnePlus 7 Pro or even the Samsung Galaxy S10+. With the Pixel 3a, Google has proven the mid-range is good enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Google's Pixel 3a Is the Best Low-Cost Smartphone You Can Buy
Source: Time English
While the threshold for “inexpensive” depends on the thickness of one’s wallet, Google’s Pixel 3a is worth every penny, especially when compared to the competition. You’ll definitely find cheaper devices running Android, many of which have equally large and garishly bright displays, or boast similar internal specs like RAM or storage space. But none can hold a candle to what the Pixel 3a offers: an up-to-date operating system that keeps users at the forefront of Android’s latest developments, a quality camera that can conquer darkness, and a price point less likely to break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Pixel 3a doesn’t quite bring back the pure bargain-basement pricing structure of the brand’s once-fabled Nexus series. However, it does lower the barrier of entry for anyone wanting a fantastic camera on a smartphone. The Google Pixel 3a might yet be the perfect antidote to the £1,000 smartphone – and an answer to Google’s dwindling smartphone sales.
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 review: Similar to Pixel 3 in many ways, but affordable
Source: Business Standard English
Importantly, it was an inexpensive device — one of the reasons why I chose it over Samsung or HTC smartphones. In 2016, the Nexus programme was discontinued and replaced by Google’s flagship Pixel series. The Pixel-branded smartphones boast the best of hardware and ...
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2019
100% Google Pixel 3a Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Google’s return to the mid-range price bracket is a bold and impressive move. The Pixel 3a successfully provides the same top-tech experiences as its flagship counterparts, with a lesser impact on your wallet. If appearance, screen quality and the ability to take cracking photos are important to you - look no further. It’s not quite perfect, but while there are faster phones available for a bit more money, the Pixel 3a displays an intelligent and well-rounded approach to the battle currently waged among phone manufacturers in the price range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL review: A Pixel for everyone
Source: India Today English
Absolutely yes, if you want a phone with great camera. The newly launched Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones offer the very best of the original Pixel 3 smartphones at a considerably low price. They have a design that is deceivingly similar to the Pixel 3 smartphones and key 'Pixel-y' features such as Active Edge, Now Playing and Digital Wellbeing that work flawlessly. They also offer a fantastic camera experience that is close to flagship Pixel phones. And the best of all, even though they are a bit pricey, they don't cost a fortune like the Pixel 3 smartphones.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel 3a Review: The Phone You Want for $400
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 3a is a steal for those who simply don't want to spend a lot on their next phone and still get a great camera. The specs are decent for the $399 price, and you don't have to deal with the usual carrier bloatware that you'll typically find on other midrange phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
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
Google Pixel 3a
Source: PC Mag English
Google's well-rounded Pixel 3a is quite simply the best Android phone you can buy for $399.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2019
90% Google Pixel 3a Review - The Best Budget Phone By Far
Source: Know Your Mobile English
While it lacks some of the Pixel 3's features, the Pixel 3a is astonishingly good value for money when you consider the quality of the camera and the performance of the hardware. At £400, this is a must-buy for anyone shopping on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 3A review: An unbeatable camera at this price
Source: Gadgetguy English
For those who look at the specs on paper, there are better options available: OnePlus 7 and Zenfone 6 for starters. A lot of buyers will think that if the Pixel 3a was just around the Rs 30,000 mark then it would have been an absolute steal. We would tend to agree with that. No doubt the Pixel 3a is a very good phone but it is a wee bit expensive as a whole package. If you think that the Rs 10,000 is worth enough for the Pixel cameras, then go for it and you won’t be disappointed with the Pixel 3a.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2019
Google Pixel 3a review: The phone made for everyone
Source: Android Authority English
For $399, you'll be hard pressed to find a phone that includes more for the money. The Pixel 3a brings the software and hardware features from its beloved premium line to a low price tag with only small hits to performance. If you can deal with small amounts of lag, this is the phone to buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2019
90% Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are not here to replace our beloved $800 – 1000 flagships; they are not even competitors to the OnePlus phones. But they are, indeed, great options if you're on the lookout for a more affordable smartphone with great camera performance and clean Android.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 3a is a great mid-range option for those who want a Pixel but can't afford the real deal. There might be more powerful and flashy phones at this price but Google offers something different. You get the design and key features of its flagship phone and put them into an affordable handset with a few downgrades that are understandable like no waterproofing or wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 3a doesn’t feel like the affordable cousin of a high-end phone – it feels more like a powerful and impressive mid-range handset in its own right, with great specs and useful features inherited from the Pixel 3 that you won’t find in many other similarly-priced devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Google Pixel 3a review: Less is more
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you can live without things like wireless charging, water resistance and the ability to take photos of the moon, there are almost zero reasons to look and buying anything other than the Pixel 3a.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Pixel 3a is more compact and a little easier to handle, but the Pixel 3a XL offers better battery life than its smaller sibling, making it a very tempting option. If you are interested in the Pixel 3a XL or Pixel 3a, you'll get a great experience, but we would recommend that you wait for a sale to pick either one up at a better price.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
86% Google Pixel 3a – Best Mid Range Camera Smartphone
Source: Gadget Diary English
The Pixel 3a is an excellent phone for Android enthusiasts or for anyone who just needs the best mid-range camera phone. Or maybe even for anyone who’s looking for a compact yet premium phone experience. Single SIM functionality and average gaming performance aren’t traits that could deter regular consumers. If you ask us, we quite enjoyed our time with the 3a. Having said that, the Pixel 3a would have made much more sense for its US Price. Overall, if you are looking for a reliable mid-range camera smartphone which takes great images in almost any light condition than Pixel 3a is a good option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% performance: 84% display: 87% mobility: 88% workmanship: 82%
82% Google Pixel 3A review:
Source: CNet English
Google is trying its hand at something new. Its signature phone, the Pixel, is jumping into the midrange market with the Pixel 3A and 3A XL. At $399 and $479 (£399 and £469 in the UK, and AU$649 and AU$799 in Australia), the handsets are essentially reworked Pixel 3 ($749 at Walmart) phones. They have the same rear camera and overall look, but there are a few hardware downgrades that contribute to the lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Google Pixel 3a Camera Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
Pixel 3a is Google’s affordable offering emphasizing its flagship camera with a trade-off with the premium design and top-notch specs. Even though the design aesthetics, as well as, the performance has been degraded on the phone, the good thing is that Google has preserved the camera and its features to make sure you get Pixel camera experience. If you have seen the Pixel 3 camera already, this will deliver you pretty much the same camera features surprisingly with its cutting-edge photo quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Hands on: Google Pixel 3a review
Source: Techradar English
The Google Pixel 3a doesn’t feel like the affordable cousin of a high-end phone – it feels more like a powerful and impressive mid-range handset in its own right, with great specs and useful features inherited from the Pixel 3 that you won’t find in any other similarly-priced device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Google Pixel 3a review (early verdict): premium camera, plastic case
Source: T3 English
Google Pixel 3a is a little miracle. Somehow, the Pixel 3's gobsmacking camera has made the transition to a phone that's almost half the price. If you've always fancied getting your hands on that unbelievable camera, but didn't fancy coughing up £739, stop reading and buy a Pixel 3a right now. For everyone else, know that there are some compromises with this £399 Pixel: the plastic body doesn't feel as premium, the lack of water resistance means you'll have to be more careful, and the ability to shoot ultra-wide selfie shots is sorely missed. Whether you're willing to pay twice as much to get those features on the flagship Pixel is your call.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2019
Google Pixel 3a Review: Peace of Mind and a Superb Camera for the Mainstream
Source: Androidbeat English
It’s somewhat amazing how well the Pixel 3a (and 3a XL) have been received by the tech media, given that these two handsets have been massively leaked for many months now. Much of the praise – as here, with me – has to come down to the Nexus-era price points. This is where Pixels should be in order to get Google’s vision of Android and guaranteed updates out to as many people as possible. That Google hasn’t had to sacrifice too much in terms of hardware in order to get here is to its credit and everyone’s benefit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2019
Google Pixel 3a Review: The Most Powerful Camera Phone at the Mid-Range Price
Source: Igeekphone English
The essence of Google is still not a hardware company, which can be said to be reflected in the introduction of AI and Pixel 3a at the I/O conference last night. For the use and polishing of hardware, Pixel 3a still has a certain gap with the main mainstream level. But Google never needs too much hardware stacking, and only through software optimization, algorithms can make up for these defects, and even bring a better experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2019
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
Hands on: Google Pixel 3a Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Pixel 3a doesn’t quite bring back the pure bargain-basement pricing structure of the brand’s once-fabled Nexus series. However, it does lower the barrier of entry for anyone wanting a fantastic camera on a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2019
Google Pixel 3a Hands-on Review: A $399 Steal
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 3a XL looks like a better bet for those who want longer battery life and a bigger display, but if you actually want a small phone you can easily use with one hand, the Pixel 3a should not disappoint. Stay tuned for our full rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Google Pixel 3a initial review: The 'Lite' Pixel still brings camera clout
Source: Pocket Lint English
We like that Google has opted to build a more affordable version of its pure Android smartphones, and even used some smart AI to ensure the camera and performance is pretty much the same in daily interactions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
90% Google Pixel 3a Review: A new Nexus
Source: Mobile Syrup English
In fact, the more I use the Pixel 3a, the less I think I would recommend the Pixel 3 over it. Even taking into account the Pixel 3's frequent price drops, the Pixel 3a offers, in essence, the same experience as the Pixel 3 at a much more accessible price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 3a review
Source: Stuff TV English
Sure, the phone world has largely moved on to skinny screens and multi-lens cameras. You don't get any of that here. The vanilla Pixel 3 has also been out long enough now that there's not a massive gulf in price between the two, so the 3a isn't an outright bargain.
Single Review, online available, Long, 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%
100% Google Pixel 3a review: A budget-friendly behemoth
Source: It Pro English
The Pixel 3a is an absolutely phenomenal device, not only surpassing Google's previous efforts, but also giving the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S10 a run for their money. If you’re looking for an outstanding phone that isn't going to blow a hole in your budget, this is what you’ve been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Pixel 3A Puts Google’S Phenomenal Camera In A $400 Phone
Source: The Verge English
But I do know this: I have been waiting for Google to make this exact phone for something like five years. Google used to make phones that were ridiculously good for the price. 2013’s $349 Nexus 5 is still the pinnacle of an inexpensive, excellent phone. Since then, prices across the industry have gone up, up, and up again. So I am glad Google is getting back to those roots. This is the kind of phone Google should be making: something really good and really affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Google Pixel 3a review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 3a provides that Google design, physically but also in software which is important when it comes to the camera. Of course, there are downsides such as a lower grade processor, lack of waterproofing and no wireless charging but these a necessary to achieve a lower price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, 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, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Google Pixel 3a vs Pixel 3
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 3a is a great new option in Google’s range which lets you have a phone that’s almost as good as the Pixel 3 for considerably less. That phone is available for a lot less than Google’s price if you look elsewhere, though, and it can be well worth splashing out the extra £89/$99 or so if you value waterproofing, wireless charging and better performance. But conversely, if those features will make no difference to you, you’re better off with the Pixel 3a.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2019

Foreign Reviews

Google Pixel 3a Das Smartphone, von dem ich nicht ablassen kann
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2019
Google Pixel 3a Smartphone-light mit Premium-Kamera
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2019
Google Pixel 3a Mit Mittelklasse-Preis und Top-Kamera zum Urlaubs-Gerät
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2019
78% Shooting-Stars
Source: Connect - 7/19 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 06/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 64% mobility: 99% ergonomy: 69%
74% Shooting-Stars
Source: Connect - 7/19 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 06/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 62% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 75%
Google Pixel 3a Die Flaggschiff-Alternative
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2019
80% Google Pixel 3a Alle Stellschrauben richtig justiert
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 3a Google bringt ein bisschen Nexus zurück
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Google Pixel 3a Googles erstes Günstig-Smartphone
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Das Pixel 3a ist einfach gut
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Pixel 3A, análisis: Este es el Nexus 5 que estábamos esperando
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; headphone jack; nice display; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2019
Google Pixel 3A, Análisis Del Gama Media Con Mejor Cámara Del Mercado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; excellent speakers; attractive price; nice display; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2019
[Review] Google Pixel 3a: redefinindo o custo-benefício dos intermediários
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; excellent cameras. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
82% Recensione Google Pixel 3a
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
84% Recensione Google Pixel 3a – Medio di gamma dall’esperienza premium con fotocamera al top
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
87% Recensione PIXEL 3a (BEST BUY)
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% display: 89% mobility: 82% workmanship: 82%
82% Recensione Google Pixel 3a: foto e video al TOP ma solito design
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 52% features: 80%
84% Recensione Google Pixel 3a: un piccolo adorabile smartphone by Big G
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 77% features: 79% display: 85% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 85%
100 giorni con Google Pixel 3a: impossibile separarsene
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice cameras; elegant design; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2019
Google Pixel 3a: un capolavoro che costa la metà | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2019
80% Pixel 3A - No-nonsense smartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3a review: de magische camera is nu ook betaalbaar
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Du Google Pixel 3A : Le Meilleur Rapport Photo-Prix Du Marché
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Test Google Pixel 3a, le photophone ultime à moins de 400 euros
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Test du Google Pixel 3a : l’irrésistible appareil photo de Google à seulement 399 euros
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Google Pixel 3a recensione: tutto ciò di cui avete bisogno
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Google Pixel 3a : un photophone de folie pour 400 euros
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test du Pixel 3a : Google donne une leçon à la concurrence !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
100 jours avec le Google Pixel 3a : le smartphone à 400 euros qui n'a aucun compétiteur
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; slim size; light weight; elegant design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2019
Google Pixel 3a recenze: esence Androidu se špičkovým fotoaparátem
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; good display; decent speakers. Negative: No wireless charging; plastic case; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết Pixel 3a: Hiệu năng ấn tượng, Android mới nhất, 1 camera “cân cả thế giới”
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Impressive performance; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2019
Trên tay Google Pixel 3a tại Việt Nam: không đẹp, 1 camera nhưng hoàn toàn có thể khiến nhiều ông lớn nghìn đô "tâm phục, khẩu phục"
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; decent hardware; nice performance; attractive price. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2019
Trên tay Pixel 3a: Mức giá hợp lí, thông số ấn tượng, camera vượt trội
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, 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
Pixel 3a giá rẻ hơn, nhưng bạn phải chấp nhận thiếu sót này
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price. Negative: Average processor; unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging; plastic case; thick frames.
Single Review, online available, Short, 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.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2019
HOT: Pixel 3a và 3a XL camera xịn chính thức trình làng, giá siêu hấp dẫn
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2019

Comment

Model:

Despite licensing Android to many phone manufacturers in many different countries, Google continues to out its own line of smartphones to set a benchmark for the Android OS, something that can directly compete with and possibly even be better than iPhones. The Pixel 3 is the latest to this series, and now, to cater to budget users, Google has released a lighter version of it, the Pixel 3a. For a start, it looks nearly identical to the Pixel 3. It is, however, built with a plastic body and Dragontail Glass to protect the front part. Its 5.6-inch OLED display has a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels, the bezels on this one are pretty huge. It still does not have the look of a premium phone, despite being in the price range of one. Inside, there is a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor paired with 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM. The built-in memory cannot be expanded by adding a memory card. Despite being cheaper and weaker than the regular Pixel 3, the 3a comes with the exact same camera as its more expensive sibling. The 12.2 MP single camera setup is still one of the best cameras out there, mainly due to how its image data is processed. This camera, despite being weaker than many others on paper, is actually one of the best on the market. As for the selfie camera, it is a regular 8 MP, f/2.0 wide angle shooter.

The speakers are stereo speakers, but they are not the best sounding units on the market. The Pixel 3a comes with Bluetooth 5, a Type-C port and a rather small 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging. The fingerprint scanner is mounted at the back of the phone, and tests have shown that is extremely fast. The Pixel 3a comes in three colors, Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish. On the surface, the phone might not look so tempting at its price, as there are some other Android phones that offer much more in this price range. However, this phone is for a different kind of users. Its clean Android experience coupled with hardware that is specifically tailored to match it offers the best Android experience to power users. As a smartphone, this phone will last for a very long time without showing signs of ageing. Its gold-class camera software also gives it the edge over the rest. However, if design is a priority, the Pixel 3a is definitely not something to consider. With the falling sales of Pixel 3 phones, Google deliberately released the 3a to capture the budget market and those who are looking for clean performance at a lower price tag.

 

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.

5.6":

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.

0.147 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).


84.24%: 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.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HTC U19e
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 712

Devices with the same GPU

Motorola Razr 2019 XT2000-1
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.2", 0.205 kg
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.39", 0.179 kg
Vivo Z1x
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 712, 6.38", 0.19 kg
Oppo Realme XT
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 712, 6.4", 0.183 kg
Oppo Realme 5 Pro
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 712, 6.3", 0.184 kg
Oppo Realme X Master Edition
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.53", 0.191 kg
Vivo Z5
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 712, 6.38", 0.187 kg
Xiaomi Mi CC9
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.39", 0.179 kg
Vivo Z1Pro
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 712, 6.53", 201 kg
Lenovo Z6 Lite
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.3", 0.164 kg
Lenovo Z6 Youth
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.3", 0.164 kg
Oppo K3
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.5", 0.191 kg
Vivo Z5x
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.53", 0.2401 kg
Oppo Realme X
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.53", 0.191 kg
Vivo X27 Pro
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.7", 0.2 kg
Oppo Realme 3 Pro
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.3", 0.172 kg
Oppo Reno
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.4", 0.185 kg
Vivo X27
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.39", 0.188 kg
Lenovo Z5s
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.3", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy A8s (A9 Pro 2019)
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.4", 0.173 kg
Meizu X8
Adreno 616, Snapdragon 710, 6.15", 0.16 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, Snapdragon 855, 6.3", 0.193 kg
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, Snapdragon 855, 5.7", 0.162 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Google Pixelbook Go i5
UHD Graphics 615, Core i5 8200Y, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Google Pixel Slate, Core m3
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 8100Y, 12.3", 0.725 kg
Google Pixel Slate, Core i5
UHD Graphics 615, Core i5 8200Y, 12.3", 0.721 kg
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