Google Pixel 3a XL arrived alongside the smaller Pixel 3a packing almost same hardware except for the display and battery which got bigger here hence the XL in its name. The display here is a 6.0-inch OLED one with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The battery also went up to 3,7000mAh with the same 18W charging and USB Power Delivery 2.0 support. All other features like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 12.2MP rear camera and the 8MP Selfie are all the same here.
Google Pixel 3a XL Key Specs
- 6.0-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 Pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie, 4GB Of RAM
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Octa-core 2.0GHz
- A 64GB built-in storage
- A 12.2MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera
- 3,700mAh non-removable battery
Google Pixel 3a XL Design And Display
Google Pixel 3a XL design is pretty much the Google design everyone knows and loves. However, instead of glass for the back, Google opted for a plastic back here to cut cost. The back is packed with the single rear camera, dual LED flash and a fingerprint for biometric verifications. The front has the 6.0-inch OLED display with Asahi Dragontail Glass covering it for protection. The top bezel has a single selfie camera with stereo speakers at the top and bottom.
The Google Pixel 3a XL weighs slightly more at 167grams but measures the same at 8.2mm in thickness. It comes in three colour options; White, Black and Purple-ish, just like its sibling the Google Pixel 3a. It also has a single Nano SIM slot with no MicroSD card slot for additional storage.
Google Pixel 3a XL Camera Specs
One of the major selling points for Google smartphones, in general, is the camera and Google has brought all those beloved software goodness to this device. So you get the Google camera features which include but not limited to Night Sight, Top Shot, Super Res, HDR+ and more. As for the camera hardware, it is the same as the ones found on the smaller Google Pixel 3a; a single 12.2MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and 28mm wide lens which also has OIS, dual Pixel PDAF, dual-LED flash, HDR and Panorama. You can also shot 4k videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 30/60/120fps
For selfies, there is a single 8MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 24mm wide lens. It also has HDR and can shot 1080p videos at 30fps as well.
Hardware and Software
Google opted for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC which is one of the newer SoCs from Qualcomm. The SoC is built on a 10nm manufacturing process technology and comes with 8 cores clocked at 2.0GHz paired with an Adreno 615 GPU. This is connected to 4GB of RAM for multitasking and 64GB of internal storage for files. There is also no MicroSD card slot so storage here isn’t expandable. As expected, the Google Pixel 3a XL runs pure stock Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and is guaranteed of two years worth of Updates and 3 years worth of security patches.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Powering the Google Pixel 3a XL is a 3,000mAh with support of up to 18W fast battery charging. It also supports the USB Power Delivery 2.0 standard. Charging as well as file transfer are done through the USB Type-C port. Surprisingly, there is a 3.5mm jack here so no need for a dongle. Other features of the Google Pixel 3a XL includes 4G LTE connectivity, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC for payment.
Google Pixel 3a XL Price and Availability
Google Pixel 3a XL has a price tag of $479 and is already available in various countries where Google sell their phones except for India. Indians will be able to get the device starting May 15 when it gets to their country.
Google Pixel 3a XL Full Specifications
- Dimension: 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm
- Material: Front glass/glass body
- Weight: 167g
- SIM: Single Nano SIM
- Type: OLED Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.0-inch
- Screen Resolution: 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 402ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Octa-core 2.0GHz\
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- Card Slot: No
- Primary: 12.2MP with f/1.8 – dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama, OIS, dual Pixel PDAF
- Secondary: 8MP with f/2.0 – HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes 5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- USB: Yes, USB Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
- NFC: Yes
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,000mAh Removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W, USB PD 2.0
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
- Recommended Retail Price: $479
- Availability: Available