8.5/10
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The Google Pixel 3a currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
5.6"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


India Today

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 tha...

- Shweta Ganjoo, India Today
PC Magazine

For $399, the Pixel 3a offers solid performance, good battery life, a gorgeous OLED display, and the absolute best camera performance you'll find on a phone for less than $700. It's easy to recommend the Pixel 3a to anyone looking for flagship-level features on a more moderate budget.

- Steven Winkelman, PC Magazine
Android Authority

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.

- Justin Duino, Android Authority
Gadgets Now

It’s not water resistant, doesn’t have wireless charging, not enough storage and has a less powerful processor. What do you get? An excellent camera, great battery and a phone that delivers more than competent performance in every category. At Rs 39,999, the Pixel 3a is not an affordable phone by an...

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now
PhoneArena

With starting prices of $399 and $479 for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, respectively, they show to all of us that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great phone experience. They excel in all the important areas like taking photos, offering long battery life, and fluid responses navigating ar...

- John Velasco, PhoneArena


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Google released the Pixel 3a on May 7, 2019.


The Pixel 3a price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Google Pixel 3a prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Google backs up the Pixel 3a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.6"

The Google Pixel 3a's screen size is 5.6 inches with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery.

Pixel 3a Specs

Overview
Release date May 7, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.18 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Clearly White, Just Black, Purple-ish
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm (6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 147 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Pixel density 441 pixels
Size 5.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


India Today

A phone with great camera

from India Today

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...More

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.

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PC Magazine

Quite simply the best Android phone you can buy for $399

from PC Magazine

For $399, the Pixel 3a offers solid performance, good battery life, a gorgeous OLED display, and the absolute best camera performance you'll find on a phone for less than $700. It's easy to recommend the Pixel 3a to anyone looking for flagship-level features on a more moderate budget.

Read full review

For $399, the Pixel 3a offers solid performance, good battery life, a gorgeous OLED display, and the absolute best camera performance you'll find on a phone for less than $700. It's easy to recommend the Pixel 3a to anyone looking for flagship-level features on a more moderate budget.

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Android Authority

The phone made for everyone

from Android Authority

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

An unbeatable camera at this price

from Gadgets Now

It’s not water resistant, doesn’t have wireless charging, not enough storage and has a less powerful processor. What do you get? An excellent camera, great battery and a phone that delivers more than competent performance in every category. At Rs 39,999, the Pixel 3a is not an affordable ...More

It’s not water resistant, doesn’t have wireless charging, not enough storage and has a less powerful processor. What do you get? An excellent camera, great battery and a phone that delivers more than competent performance in every category. At Rs 39,999, the Pixel 3a is not an affordable phone by any standards but it brings the best of Google premium phones.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

An affordable smartphone with great camera performance and clean Android

from PhoneArena

With starting prices of $399 and $479 for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, respectively, they show to all of us that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great phone experience. They excel in all the important areas like taking photos, offering long battery life, and fluid responses navigating around the software.

Read full review

With starting prices of $399 and $479 for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, respectively, they show to all of us that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great phone experience. They excel in all the important areas like taking photos, offering long battery life, and fluid responses navigating around the software.

Read full review

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Daily Express

Just set the standard for budget smartphones

from Daily Express

The phone makes expected compromises but, unlike its competitors, delivers them in all the right areas. Pixel 3a does not have an appealing design, but during our testing we simply did not care because it was too busying wowing us with its esteemed camera system and rapid performance. The Google...More

The phone makes expected compromises but, unlike its competitors, delivers them in all the right areas. Pixel 3a does not have an appealing design, but during our testing we simply did not care because it was too busying wowing us with its esteemed camera system and rapid performance. The Google Pixel 3a is stupendous and should be the go-to for anyone shopping for a smartphone on a budget.

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PCWorld

Less is more

from PCWorld

If you have $650 to spend, and 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 at buying anything other than the Pixel 3a.

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If you have $650 to spend, and 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 at buying anything other than the Pixel 3a.

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The Guardian

Great camera and software make a bargain, let down only by middling performance and battery

from The Guardian

It brings many of the excellent features from the £739 Pixel 3 to under £400. The camera is simply better than anything else at this price and so is the software. You also get a full three years of monthly security and Android version updates, and access to Google’s features first including t...More

It brings many of the excellent features from the £739 Pixel 3 to under £400. The camera is simply better than anything else at this price and so is the software. You also get a full three years of monthly security and Android version updates, and access to Google’s features first including the upcoming Android Q. But in getting down to the £400 price point Google has had to cut a few corners. A plastic body with large bezels and a good screen is fine. Poor battery life and slower hardware is less so.

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NDTV

Very good cameras, good software features

from NDTV

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the results of Google's effort to offer the Pixel experience at lower price points. Yes, the company has cut a few corners in order to lower the prices and to differentiate this new series from the powerful Pixel 3 devices. If camera performance is your top prior...More

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the results of Google's effort to offer the Pixel experience at lower price points. Yes, the company has cut a few corners in order to lower the prices and to differentiate this new series from the powerful Pixel 3 devices. If camera performance is your top priority, the Pixel 3a devices are great options for less than Rs. 50,000.

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Android Headlines

The best sub-$500 smartphone available

from Android Headlines

The Pixel 3a is an excellent choice. It does cut a few corners, but it definitely looks like Google cut the right corners, instead of cutting stuff that would be a deal-breaker for most people, like the camera. Keeping the Snapdragon 845 chipset inside would have been ideal, but going with the Sn...More

The Pixel 3a is an excellent choice. It does cut a few corners, but it definitely looks like Google cut the right corners, instead of cutting stuff that would be a deal-breaker for most people, like the camera. Keeping the Snapdragon 845 chipset inside would have been ideal, but going with the Snapdragon 670 provides better performance, it drives down the cost of the phone, and it also improves the battery life.

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