Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Launched - Highlight Features and Price
- Author: Gwendolyn Kim May 09, 2019,
May 09, 2019, 1:09
Furthermore, apart from the new smartphone, Google is expected to officially release Android Q, new features for its many products, and more. But while the company is making a cheaper variant, it's rather guarded in its approach.
Meanwhile, you can also get a $100 credit to the Google Store if you pick up a Pixel 3a from Google before May 19. It's clear that the company doesn't want to go up against the Xiaomis of the world, sticking instead to the premium ranges.
Under T-Mobile's 24-month installment contracts, the Pixel 3a is available in 64GB in Just Black and Clearly White for United States dollars 16.67 per month with zero upfront and the Pixel 3a XL costs USD 20 per month.
The new versions of the Pixel will have the same camera as the top-of-the-line model, but the glass back will be replaced with plastic.
Google had announced that over a dozen developers have joined the Android Q Beta program this time around, and Xiaomi is obviously amongst them. For bargain hunters, that means now is an excellent time to search for the best Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL deals.
Last week, Porat suggested the Pixel phones didn't perform well in the first quarter. Personally, I believe, I can see a difference in particularly tricky low lit conditions (like in a dimly-lit party), but the differences are minute. The Pixel 3 is priced at $79.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($799.99 FRP) and the Pixel 3 XL is $179.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($899.99 FRP).
This is the Google Pixel 3a, what the company calls as its way to bring the Pixel experience to everyone, and while I thought I'd be underwhelmed by yet another mid-ranger, it turns out that this phone is far more important than I thought it would be. Google also notes that you will encounter higher mobile data consumption as well as increased battery drain during AR Maps sessions.
Google says it built this feature primarily for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but the applications are sure to be of benefit to everyone.
Should you buy the Pixel 3a?
The Google Pixel 3a comes with a 5.6-inch FHD+ gOLED display with 441ppi and 18.5:9 aspect ratio without any notch.
The company also showed off two new pieces of hardware: A Google Nest Hub Max and a $399 Google Pixel 3a smartphone that keeps the insane good camera but ditches other features like waterproofing and wireless charging.
It has a great camera, promises updates and... that's that.