Google Pixel 3a Review

Score: 78.8 / 100

Google Pixel 3a is a very complete phone released some years ago, in 2019, which features an extremely fast Octa-Core processor ticking at 2 gigahertz, 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 providing this cellphone a marvelous battery duration. An issue to take into account is that this device's battery is not replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to have trouble holding its charge, though having 3000 mAh you will probably buy a new cellphone before it happens.

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.

This phone is a very high-end phone and it is priced about $ 186, quite close to other similar devices. No matter if you are looking for a work cellphone, want a gamer phone, want a cellphone to mostly use social networks or want this phone to take many photos, this device is definitely a very good choice for you. When buying the Google Pixel 3a you will also receive 18W USB-C power adapter, SIM tool , Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter and 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0).

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Device Type:Phone
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
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:$ 186.00


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


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


Capacity:3000 mAh


Back camera:12.2 megapixels
    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)


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