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Google Pixel 3a Review

Score: 9.42/10

Google Pixel 3a is a very complete phone released in 2019, which features an exceptional 2000 megahertz Octa-Core processing unit, a really big 5.6" screen, and 2 cameras, a 12.2 mega-pixels back facing camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera.

Google decided to power this phone using a high performance 2 GHz Octa-Core processing unit, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 system chip and a huge 4 GB of RAM. This cellphone has a 64 GB excellent internal memory and while it doesn't come with an external memory slot, it it is more than enough to install hundreds of apps and even the heaviest games available nowadays without thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

Google did an excellent job making this phone weight only 5.19 oz. Google made this cellphoneavailable just in 3 different colors, black, purple and white. Regarding its construction quality, this cellphone is mainly manufactured with Plastic . This phone is quite a compact phone, given that it features a 5.6 inches display and it is only 5.96" long and 2.76 inches wide. Being just 0.32 inches thick,this cellphone is thin and stilized.

This cellphone is equipped with two cameras, a 12.2 mega-pixels back side camera and an 8 megapixels front-facing camera. this phone's back side camera lens has a F1.8 aperture so it can shoot awesome pictures even in poorly lit environments. It is capable of shooting 3840x2160 4K videos at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion videos up to 1280x720 (HD) up to 240 fps (8 times slower than regular videos).

This phone has an absolutely amazing 1080 x 2220 5.6 inches display, making everything look perfect.

This phone counts with a 3000 mAh big non-replaceable battery that provides the Google Pixel 3a a quite long battery duration. An issue to evaluate is that this phone's battery is non-replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts losing capacity, though with this big battery you will probably replace this phone before it becomes a real problem.

This cellphone includes wifi capability (which can be shared with other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A 4G ultra fast connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity (which is a bit slower 4G variation) and 3G fast internet connection, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This cellphone uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services.

The Google Pixel 3a also features a wide variety of great characteristics such as Fingerprint Sensor, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth (for communication with other devices, computers, and accessories) and GPS, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

Google offers this cellphone for $ 399, which is a quite high price for a cellphone this level. No matter if you want a work device, want this device to play lots of games, want a cellphone to mostly use social networks or are an amateur photographer, this cellphone is probably a great option for you. Google packs this device with Quick Switch Adapter, Quick Start Guide, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), 18W USB-C power adapter and SIM tool .





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Google
Operating System (OS):Android 11, 10, 9.0 Pie
Dimensions:5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inchesMetric15.14 x 7.01 x 0.81 cmImperial
Weight:5.19 ouncesMetric147.13 gImperial
Colors:Black, Purple and White
Materials:Plastic
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
Release date:2019-05-07
Price:$ 399.00

Display

Screen Type:OLED
Size:5.6 inchesMetric14.2 cmImperial
Resolution:2220 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
Processor:Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 615
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Removable:No
Capacity:3000 mAh

Camera

Back camera:12.2 megapixels
    Aperture:f/1.80
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (240 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Slow Motion Video (8 times slower)

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor