8/10
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The Google Pixel 3a XL currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.0"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Hi-Fi

For just over half the price of the Pixel 3 XL (and other flagship smartphones) you get many of its features: an OLED display, a first-rate camera and a seamless Android experience, plus the 3.5mm headphone jack and a decent battery life. If only Google could improve the Pixel sound, we’d have a fla...

- What Hi-Fi
Deccan Chronicle

The Pixel 3a series offers the unmatched strength of photography with Android’s best, but is not as price friendly as one would like it. Nevertheless, if you have the budget and camera performance along with pure Android and a preference of a known and trusted brand is your concern, then the Google...

- Deccan Chronicle
ZDNet

I think it's fair to compare the Pixel 3A XL to the more expensive Pixel 3 XL simply because it's a question consumers will be asking themselves -- do I go with the $900 phone, or the one that costs almost half that? And what will I miss out on if I do? There are tradeoffs when it comes to the displ...

- Jason Cipriani, ZDNet
The Indian Express

In India, this is just too expensive for the kind of specifications it is packing, and the kind of features that Google has removed. Yes, the camera is excellent, but that alone cannot justify the price tag. There’s certainly a compromise here in terms of the overall package, and it appears more ‘pr...

- Shruti Dhapola, The Indian Express
The Guardian

The Pixel 3a XL is very nearly a great lower-cost Google phone. The trouble is, it isn’t that cheap, and it’s a bit too bulky and hard to grip. You still get that cracking camera, great software, long and thorough software update support and almost everything that made Google’s more expensive Pixel...

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Google released the Pixel 3a XL on May 7, 2019.


The Pixel 3a XL price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Google Pixel 3a XL prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Google backs up the Pixel 3a XL with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.0"

The Google Pixel 3a XL's screen size is 6.0 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3700 mAh battery.

Pixel 3a XL Specs

Overview
Release date May 7, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 0.70 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Clearly White, Just Black, Purple-ish
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 167 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6.0 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


What Hi-Fi

A serious smartphone for Android purists on a budget

For just over half the price of the Pixel 3 XL (and other flagship smartphones) you get many of its features: an OLED display, a first-rate camera and a seamless Android experience, plus the 3.5mm headphone jack and a decent battery life. If only Google could improve the Pixel sound, we’d have a flawless mid-market marvel.

Read full review

For just over half the price of the Pixel 3 XL (and other flagship smartphones) you get many of its features: an OLED display, a first-rate camera and a seamless Android experience, plus the 3.5mm headphone jack and a decent battery life. If only Google could improve the Pixel sound, we’d have a flawless mid-market marvel.

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Deccan Chronicle

Superb camera performance, still expensive

Deccan Chronicle

The Pixel 3a series offers the unmatched strength of photography with Android’s best, but is not as price friendly as one would like it. Nevertheless, if you have the budget and camera performance along with pure Android and a preference of a known and trusted brand is your concern, then the Google Pixel 3a XL is definitely recommended.

Read full review

The Pixel 3a series offers the unmatched strength of photography with Android’s best, but is not as price friendly as one would like it. Nevertheless, if you have the budget and camera performance along with pure Android and a preference of a known and trusted brand is your concern, then the Google Pixel 3a XL is definitely recommended.

Read full review

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ZDNet

Google raises the bar for mid-tier phones

from ZDNet

I think it's fair to compare the Pixel 3A XL to the more expensive Pixel 3 XL simply because it's a question consumers will be asking themselves -- do I go with the $900 phone, or the one that costs almost half that? And what will I miss out on if I do? There are tradeoffs when it comes to the di...More

I think it's fair to compare the Pixel 3A XL to the more expensive Pixel 3 XL simply because it's a question consumers will be asking themselves -- do I go with the $900 phone, or the one that costs almost half that? And what will I miss out on if I do? There are tradeoffs when it comes to the display and speed, but when it comes to battery life and the camera, the Pixel 3A XL shines. 

Read full review

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The Indian Express

Great camera and software experience

from The Indian Express

In India, this is just too expensive for the kind of specifications it is packing, and the kind of features that Google has removed. Yes, the camera is excellent, but that alone cannot justify the price tag. There’s certainly a compromise here in terms of the overall package, and it appears more ‘premium’ than ‘affordable’ in India.

Read full review

In India, this is just too expensive for the kind of specifications it is packing, and the kind of features that Google has removed. Yes, the camera is excellent, but that alone cannot justify the price tag. There’s certainly a compromise here in terms of the overall package, and it appears more ‘premium’ than ‘affordable’ in India.

Read full review

Less

The Guardian

Great camera, top software, OK battery and performance, in a plastic body that’s a bit too wide

from The Guardian

The Pixel 3a XL is very nearly a great lower-cost Google phone. The trouble is, it isn’t that cheap, and it’s a bit too bulky and hard to grip. You still get that cracking camera, great software, long and thorough software update support and almost everything that made Google’s more expensive Pixel 3 phones great.

Read full review

The Pixel 3a XL is very nearly a great lower-cost Google phone. The trouble is, it isn’t that cheap, and it’s a bit too bulky and hard to grip. You still get that cracking camera, great software, long and thorough software update support and almost everything that made Google’s more expensive Pixel 3 phones great.

Read full review

Less

BGR

Superb cameras for the price

from BGR

It tries to be a Nexus replacement but fails with two major aspects – price and flagship chipset. But if you always wanted the latest Pixel and the price was out of your budget, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL could be considered.

Read full review

It tries to be a Nexus replacement but fails with two major aspects – price and flagship chipset. But if you always wanted the latest Pixel and the price was out of your budget, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL could be considered.

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Thurrott

There are better options

from Thurrott

Aside from the potential performance issues which, again, could be the Pixel 3a XL’s Achilles Heel, I feel like I could live with most of the other negatives, especially given the $400 differential. That said, I’d also rather pay $550 to $650 for a OnePlus 7 Pro, assuming that that handset finally delivers on a superior camera.

Read full review

Aside from the potential performance issues which, again, could be the Pixel 3a XL’s Achilles Heel, I feel like I could live with most of the other negatives, especially given the $400 differential. That said, I’d also rather pay $550 to $650 for a OnePlus 7 Pro, assuming that that handset finally delivers on a superior camera.

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Tom's Guide

Delivers strong value for a low price tag

from Tom's Guide

If you balk at paying top dollar for big-screen phones, get the Pixel 3a XL. Its camera nearly matches that of the more expensive Pixel 3 XL, and it lasts longer on a charge. If you demand the best performance, though, consider slightly more expensive options like the Galaxy S10e or iPhone XR.

Read full review

If you balk at paying top dollar for big-screen phones, get the Pixel 3a XL. Its camera nearly matches that of the more expensive Pixel 3 XL, and it lasts longer on a charge. If you demand the best performance, though, consider slightly more expensive options like the Galaxy S10e or iPhone XR.

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Gizbot

Brings the best-in-class camera experience at much lower price-point

from Gizbot

The new affordable Pixel smartphones are not going to be affordable for everyone; however, for that particular user who was willing to spend close to 80k for a flagship Pixel phone, can expect similar experience (if not performance) at half the price now. For now, we can say that don't judge Pixe...More

The new affordable Pixel smartphones are not going to be affordable for everyone; however, for that particular user who was willing to spend close to 80k for a flagship Pixel phone, can expect similar experience (if not performance) at half the price now. For now, we can say that don't judge Pixel 3A XL's complete performance by just the on-paper Snapdragon 670 chipset. There's a lot going on inside this smartphone that makes it deliver the same premium-level Pixel devices' user experience at considerable lower price-point.

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T3

An impressive mid-range smartphone

from T3

Google Pixel 3a XL will seem like an impossible bargain. Granted, there are some compromises – the screen isn't as good, not to mention it's plasticky and unwieldy compared to handsets with all-screen designs. But the notch-less Pixel 3a XL remains an impressive mid-range smartphone, with fast-...More

Google Pixel 3a XL will seem like an impossible bargain. Granted, there are some compromises – the screen isn't as good, not to mention it's plasticky and unwieldy compared to handsets with all-screen designs. But the notch-less Pixel 3a XL remains an impressive mid-range smartphone, with fast-charging and three years of the latest Android OS features guaranteed – no mean feat at this price point. That said, all of these features can be found on the Pixel 3a, which is £70 and less unwieldy thanks to its (slightly) smaller 5.6-inch display.

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