Introduction

Do you guys remember Nexus 5? The Nexus 5 was the last flagship phone from Google which brought us a pure Android experience at a value for money price. and now the pixel phones by Google are very costly or I’d rather say are at a “not value for money” price. In a country like India, the latest Pixel 3 XL is around 79,000Rs or 1,142.10$ USD. Finally, Google has announced a new budget pixel phone we have been waiting for. The Google Pixel 3a!

The PIXEL 3a and 3a XL

Finally, the dream of an affordable pixel phone is going to be true. The Pixel 3a is one of the cheapest pixel smartphones and it just might be the perfect pixel smartphone for India. 

So this is what happened,

A few days ago, Google accidentally or maybe intentionally ( i guess we will never know)  listed the affordable pixel smartphone on their official website and confirmed that the rumours about an affordable pixel 3, also known as Pixel 3 lite are actually real. 

Unlike, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a has a lot of leaks and most of us know pretty much about this new Pixel Smartphone.

This is what these new smartphones might look like:

These are leak renders, but with so many leaks of the same image, I am pretty sure this is what they will look like

The Design:

What I like about this particular pixel model is, that it doesn’t have a notch. However, the bezels are big. But hey, let’s be real around here. What can you expect from a pixel phone at this price point?. Just like any other pixel smartphone, it has only a single camera on the back. But apart from the notch and bezels, the pixel 3a is a lot like the pixel 3. It has the same durable glass back design. And guess what guys, It has a headphone jack!. Every single leak has featured a headphone jack.

Specifications:

Both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL seems to have decent specs and they are very similar to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3a

5.6″(inch) OLED DISPLAY
8 MP FRONT CAMERA
12 MP BACK CAMERA
4GB RAM
64GB STORAGE
3000 mAh BATTERY
18W FAST CHARGING 

 

Pixel 3a XL

6″(inch) OLED DISPLAY
8 MP FRONT CAMERA
12 MP BACK CAMERA
4GB RAM
64GB STORAGE
3400 mAh BATTERY
18W FAST CHARGING 

 

The only specification difference between the two phones is the battery and the screen size, the rest is the same.

What makes Pixel 3a cheap?:

The specifications of Pixel 3 and 3a are almost alike, then which component is making the 3a and 3a XL cheaper? 

As we all know, the processors used by Pixel phones are top of the line, but this particular model is rumoured to come with Snapdragon 670. Actually, only Pixel 3a is rumoured to come with a Snapdragon 670 processor.

The 3a XL is rumoured to arrive with either a Snapdragon 670 or Snapdragon 730 Processor. And these processors are no match for latest Snapdragon 845 processor used in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. So basically, the performance of the Pixel 3 would not be considered as flagship rate.

What makes Pixel 3a different from other mid-range smartphones?

You must be thinking, “Why would I want to go for Pixel 3a when there are other smartphones with better specs at the same price range”. This question came to my mind too. But later I gave it some thought.

FLAGSHIP CAMERA;

Google Camera is one of the best camera software out there and the Pixel 3a will bring the same flagship camera experience like the Pixel 3.

And by great flagship camera experience, I am referring to the great night sight and daylight photos. Rumours suggest that the 12 Mega Pixel sensor camera will be the same as the Pixel 3, and I think we all know what that means.

STOCK ANDROID EXPERIENCE:

Every single phone by Google has a stock android, and so will Pixel 3a. We will get to enjoy the lighting fast stock Android experience, which means, nice pixel exclusive features. The pixel 3a is said to coming with Android 9 (Pie) onboard.

TIMELY UPDATES:

We are aware of the fact that Pixel smartphones are the first ones to get newly sent out updates and they are always on time. Pixel 3a might be one of the first mid-range smartphones to get Android Q stable update.  

Price:

The import value of this pixel smartphone is around 300$ or 21000Rs. The MRP of the phone might be around 25-27 thousand rupees, which I think is wonderful for a pixel smartphone. I mean, for 25000Rs, you’re getting the original Pixel Camera, Pixel Experience and Google’s quality assurance. 

 

 

 

 

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