Google slowly creeped into the smartphone market with their Pixel series though this phone historically struggled in the smartphone market. The good thing is when you hear Pixel, you can’t stop talking or hearing about how great it’s camera app is! It’s so good that bunch of modders created a port for the Google Camera so it can be enjoyed on other android phones. Now with the launch of the Pixel 3a as an inexpensive alternative to the Google Pixel 3, marks a significant change in the company’s strategy.
The Google Pixel 3a, released at Google IO 2019 alongside the Pixel 3a XL (the reduced- variant of the Pixel 3 XL), shows the company is seeking to widen its user base by selling phones at a lower price point than its flagship models.
In reality, the Pixel 3a is not Google’s newest smart phone-that’s the latest Pixel 4 along with the Pixel 4 XL. It doesn’t compete with the Pixel 3a per se, since it’s from the flagship range of Google rather than the cheaper line, but it gives us a vague indication of a possible future Pixel 4a that could be.
|Display||OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
5.6 inches 1080 x 2220 pixels (~441 ppi)
Asahi Dragontrail Glass
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie upgradable to Android 10.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|Camera||Main Camera 12.2 MP (wide), dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Selfie Camera 8 MP (wide)
|Network & Connectivity||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Fast charging 18W |
USB Power Delivery 2.0
|Features||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
For more info check the Google Store : Google Pixel 3a (Note: If you have location services available and set to the Philippines. You won’t be able to view the store)