Review of the Google Pixel 3a – Get the experience at half the price

Pricing of Pixel 3a at Amazon USD 399, Pixel 3a XL at USD 479

Last October, we reviewed the Pixel 3 XL and was impressed by it’s powerful night photography.

Although the Pixel 3 XL has impressed many, it’s high price tag might have turned away many potential users of this excellent phone.

Google probably sensed that as sales figures reflected the slow adoption of the Pixel 3 series, based on the Snapdragon 845.

Last month, Google finally launched a mid priced model which will appeal to the first time buyers of Pixel phones. Priced at S$ for the Pixel 3a and S$ for the Pixel 3a XL, the big price difference will attract more users to give it a try.

In fact, the differences between the two, the older Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a are the lower processor speed, lack of wide angle selfie camera, no wireless charging just to name a few. The detail differences are here

The differences between Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a

The camera specifications did not change from the original Pixel 3 series. It still take impressive pictures, be it in day or night. With just a single camera, Google defy the traditional of having multiple cameras to take impressive photos. At night, using the Night Sight, it turns night into day. Pictures still looks sharp and clear under dim light.

In the subsequent pages, we will take a look at the performance, pictures and some features added to the Pixel line launched together with Pixel 3a.

By Harry