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Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL - “low cost” guglofony with a flagship camera (11 photos + video)


At the event for the developers of Google I / O 2019search giant Google announced new smartphones - Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. They differ from their older counterparts in a more affordable price tag, while they have retained most of the basic characteristics of the flagships. Their main one is the main camera.

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Externally, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are practicallyidentical to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, only the glass back surface was replaced with plastic. Therefore, support for wireless charging from beginners is missing, as well as protection from dust and moisture, unfortunately. But a separate mention deserves the return of 3.5-mm headphone jack. On the front side quite wide frames are striking. The top one at the same time replaces the unattractive “monobrow” inherent in older models. Among themselves, the announced smartphones differ only in the diagonal of the OLED-display resolution of Full HD + (2160 × 1080 pixels). Pixel has a 5.6-inch screen, and Pixel 3a XL has a 6-inch screen.

Another difference was the weaker new products.stuffing: 10-nm 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor with a frequency of 2.0 GHz and a graphics accelerator Adreno 615, 4 GB of operational LPDDR4 and 64 GB of internal flash memory. Slot for memory cards in devices is missing. For autonomy are responsible for the 3 700 and 3000 mAh batteries for Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, respectively. Both smartphones support 18W fast charging with USB Power Delivery standard, have NFC-chip, Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, 2.4 / 5 GHz, 2 × 2 MIMO), slot for nano-SIM and eSIM technology, fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, Active Edge side control system, like Edge Sense on HTC U11 smartphone (by compressing the smartphone, the user activates the Google Assistant digital assistant).


The main camera, like the flagship models,It consists of a Sony IMX363 12.2-megapixel sensor (f / 1.8, pixel size 1.4 µm) with optical and electronic image stabilization systems. All AI features are retained, including Top Shot, Super Res Zoom and Night Sight. There is also unlimited access to the Google Photos store. Note that in the opinion of the Internet resource DxOMark, this main camera is recognized as the best among single cameras installed in smartphones. But the front camera for beginners is not double, it is represented by a single 8 megapixel sensor (f / 2.0).


Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL work underManage the “clean” Android OS 9.0 Pie with 3-year support. Dimensions of smartphones are 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm / 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm and weight is 147 g / 167 g.


Sales of new products have already started at a price of $ 399 and$ 479, respectively, which is much cheaper than the flagship models of the “third” series - $ 800 and $ 900. Buyers will be able to choose the device of the next color of the case: black, white and pale pink.


Source: Google, androidcentral.com