Google Pixel 3a Launched at $399! Another Disaster?


Google Phones are Always known for Providing True Android Experience.

It is the experience you get exactly the way Google sees it. While Pixel series was launched to defeat Apple iPhones. It doesn’t seem to be on the right path.

Google Pixel 2XL was criticised for Not having a headphone jack.

Google Pixel 3XL was criticised for a Big Bath Tub like Notch.

Pixel 3a has a headphone jack and doesn’t feature any Notch!

So why is it being criticised? The fact that it is priced at $399 worldwide but in India, you need to lose $570 (₹39,999) from your pocket to grab a Pixel 3a.

Indian market is highly saturated with many phones already available with a Way better process, modern design at a lower price of just $300.

Yes, we are talking about POCO F1!

So how does Pixel 3a Compares to them?

Well, let’s start with Specifications


The all-new Pixel 3a comes with a Snapdragon 670 Soc Coupled with 4GB of Ram and 64GB of Internal Storage.

Adreno 616 is the GPU here.

The device will be running on Android 9.0 pie and will feature Stock Android just like every other Google Device.

And all of this is Powered by a 3000mAh battery with fast charging supported.


On the front, the device features a 5.6-inch 18:9 FHD+ gOLED Display with 100000:1 Contrast Ratio, 8 Megapixel Front Shooter for selfies and a Speaker for Voice Calls as well as to Mimic the Dual Stereo Speaker Effect.

Whereas on the back, THere is a Single Camera, Flash and a FIngerprint Sensor.

The device is completely made up of Plastic which Google likes to call Polycarbonate Back Panel.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a

Snapdragon 670

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 is a 64-Bit Octa-Core Processor featuring Kryo 360 which are clocked at 2.0Ghz and built on 10nm FinFet technology.

Adreno 616 is the  GPU here whereas Hexagon 685 Vector Processor is used as DSP(Digital Signal Processor)

Camera Department

The 12.2-Megapixel shooter on the back features an aperture of f/1.8 and 1.4 um Pixel Size.

Apart from that, There is OIS(Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) as well for Steady Shots and Stable Videos.

Most of the wonders are done by Software processing which Google masters.

It comes with all the camera modes like Night Sight and Yes the camera does Beat even the one on Samsung S10+.

Pixel 3a
Pixel 3a

Pixel 3a for the Western Market

This is a perfect budget smartphone for the Western market. It is for all of those looking to get stock android, best camera, trusted and known brand and flagship like performance.

Pixel 3a for the Asian Market

I believe that the Pixel 3a isn’t meant for the Asian market, where the smartphone industry is already saturated with too many Value for money smartphones at a much lower price like $150 and $300.

Compared to the $571 Indian Pricing.

Asian Market Consumers doesn’t focus on the best camera, all they want is a phone that doesn’t Lag and handles all the tasks like a breeze.

Camera for them should be enough to upload decent Photos and videos on social media.

And all of that is already being offered by many phones like Poco F1, Realme 3 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, etc.


Our Opinions

So what do we think is that you can definitely go for the Pixel 3a Unless you are from the Asian Countries.

And if you are, Wait for another 2-3 months and get yourself upcoming POCO F2 that is expected to offer Snapdragon 855, trusted camera and great battery life at just $300.

Although, I completely appreciate the gOLED panel on the Pixel 3a.

Seems like Google has Responded to the consumer’s feedback about poor display quality on the Earlier Pixel Phones.

So what Pixel 3A  is?

A Good Processor, Flagship Grade Camera, Stock Android and an Amazing Display for just $400!

Go for it only if you are paying $400 because it doesn’t worth $571 when you can even get a Oneplus 7(yet to be Launched) which won’t disappoint you at all.

So what do you think about the all-new Google Pixel 3a?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!


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