Google Pixel 3A: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chip with 12MP rear camera

For the last two years, many smartphones has tried its best to match up with Pixel smartphone when it comes to camera. In that way, Google has introduced its latest smartphones Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Google has brought out the best in these two new smartphones at a much reasonable price. The hardware issues which were seen in other Pixel 3 phones which are not seen in this smartphone.

This smartphone looks similar to Pixel 3, but there are many changes too. The size of Pixel 3A is bigger and bezels at the bottom are thicker. This phone was released on 15th May, 2019. This phone comes at the rate of Rs. 30,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage capacity. It is one of the best phones under Rs.35,000. This phone has two colors such as Just Black, Clearly White colors.

This smartphone has an impressive display that delivers a good viewing experience. There are average internal memory and no expandable storage slot, which is the only drawback of this device. This phone uses Dragontrail strengthened glass instead of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Google pixel 3a has the latest version of Android 9.0 Pie, and will get a minimum of 3 years of OS and security updates.

Display:

Google Pixel 3A has a 5.6-inch OLED display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,220 pixels and a density of 441 PPI. It offers a good viewing experience over the bezel-less display. The aspect ratio of this phone is 18.5:9. The viewing angles are wide and the color reproductions are accurate and vibrant. The screen is protected by Dragontrail strengthened glass to avoid scratching. It has a Capacitive Touchscreen and a Multi-touch touch screen.

Screen Size5.6 inches (14.22 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2220 pixels
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Bezel-less displayAvailable
Pixel Density441 PPI
Display TypeOLED
Screen ProtectionAvailable
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Design:

Google Pixel 3A measures at the height of 151.3 mm, weight of 147 grams, width of 70.1 mm, and thickness of 8.2 mm. The back of the phone is made up of Polycarbonate material.

Height151.3 mm
Width70.1 mm
Thickness8.2 mm
Weight147 grams
Build MaterialBack: Polycarbonate
ColorsJust Black, Clearly White

Performance:

Google Pixel 3A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. It is paired with Octa-core (2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360). It has a 64-bit architecture. The graphics of this phone is powered by Adreno 615 GPU. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage capacity for heavy gaming and multi-tasking. There is no expandable storage memory in this phone. It supports USB OTG.

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 670
ProcessorOcta-core (2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 615
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
USB OTG SupportAvailable

Battery:

Google Pixel 3A has a good battery backup. It sports Li-on 3000 mAh battery backup. This phone can last for 14 to 15 hours on moderate to heavy usage. There is no user-replaceable no wire-less charging in this phone. But, there is a USB Type C charger available with this phone.

Battery Capacity3000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
User ReplaceableNo
Quick ChargingFast
USB Type-CAvailable

Camera:

Looking into the camera, both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A features the same camera features. It has a single rear camera setup of 12MP with an f/1.8 aperture with dual pixel PDAF, Dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama. It includes features such as Night Mode, Portrait mode, and Super Res Zoom.

The images clicked from this phone is clear and vibrant. The color on Pixel 3A images are accurate. The Night mode pictures are really good. A new feature called time-lapse are also found in this smartphone where you can set frames to record at various intervals. The video shot are clear and steady.

The front camera also does a good job where it captures natural-looking selfie pictures. It has 8 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera with HDR.

Video recording maxes out at 4k 30fps for the primary camera and 1080p for the selfie camera.

Rear Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution12.2 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (76° field-of-view) Primary Camera
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusPhase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Physical ApertureF1.8
Optical Image StabilisationAvailable
FlashDual LED Flash
Image Resolution4032 x 3024 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps

Front Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution8 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
Camera featuresFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps

Network and connectivity:

Google Pixel 3A has only one Nano-SIM which supports 4G, 3G, 2G. Connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, etc.

SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEAvailable
SIM 14G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed: 5.75 Mbit/s ↑ 600 Mbit/s (LTE category 11)
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0
GPS with A-GPS, Glonass
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia:

Google Pixel 3A does not have FM radio. It has 3.5 mm audio audio jack loudspeaker which sits on the top along with a secondary microphone.

FM RadioNo
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5 mm audio jack

Sensors:

Google Pixel 3A has fingerprint sensors and it is on the Rear of the phone. There are other sensors available such as Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope.

Fingerprint SensorAvailable
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Google Pixel 3A FAQs:

1. What is the price of Google Pixel 3A in India?

Google Pixel 3A price in India is Rs. 30,999 for 4GB/64GB.

2. When was Google Pixel 3A launched in India?

Google Pixel 3A launched in India on May 15, 2019.

3. What are the colors available in Google Pixel 3A?

The colors available in Google Pixel 3A is Black, Clearly White, and Purple-ish color options.

4. What is the battery capacity of Google Pixel 3A?

Google Pixel 3A has a battery capacity of 3000 mAh that includes an 18W Type-C charger.

5. What is the screen resolution of Google Pixel 3A?

The screen resolution of Google Pixel 3A is 1,080 x 2,220 pixels.