It has almost been 8 months when Google last unleashed Pixel 3 in the market. It has also been years after Google has decided to take down the manufacturing Nexus devices. One thing that was stand out during the early days of Google-owned phones were their incredible value for phones. And also very competitive pricing. But as Google has evolved over the years, We would miss witnessing the attractive price tags with Pixel devices. But now both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are released with prices nearing $1000 mark.
Finally a mid-range phone:
Google finally have discovered that the higher prices are actually a hurdle for the consumers. So now they have decided to expand their new mid-range devices and strengthening their line-up. All while maintaining key features of the Pixel phones just for the namesake.
— Theory of Everything (@Thehell88) June 27, 2019
Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL both are actually derived from the same DNA established by the Pixel 2 and iterated by the Pixel 3. Pixel 3A have actually maintained the same design with an OLED display and also the full-fledged cameras of their flagship siblings. The plastic body and a below-par SoC are the compromises which are made in the design.
— Android Authority (@AndroidAuth) June 25, 2019
Beginning with the chipset it is powered by Qualcomm 670 SoC launched in August 2018. The GPU is an Adreno 615 from this we can’t expect too much performance.
The Phone is accompanied with RAM of 4 GB of LPDDR4X sourced by Micron which is standard and sufficient for today’s workloads. Talking about the biggest compromise with the device is the storage of the device with only 64 GB also made by Micron.
Overall a compromise with the design of new Google Pixel:
The display panel of the 3A XL device is an OLED with a diameter of 6.0 and with a resolution of 2220 X 1080 and hence with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The width of the phone is big just like its parents.
Now the back of the phone looks similar with the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL. The only difference being the plastic body. Check out The Geek Herald for more exciting updates.