Google launched Budget Pixel series smartphone Named Pixel 3A XL. Pixel 3A XL was released in Globally in the US on 7 May 2019.
Google released Another model named Pixel 3A Along with Pixel 3A XL. when I’m using Pixel 3A XL I felt it is good in the hand and had a Single-Camera Setup and features a Full HD+ AMOLED screen. but is also has the DNA of Pixel 3 Series.
it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named 675 which is available on Redmi Note 7 Pro. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 6 x Kryo 460 low power cores which are clocked at 1.7GHz, second part features 2 x Kryo 460 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz. it has Adreno 612 GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to SD 670 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm in 2018. it has an X12 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai built in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.
This Pixel 3A XL Smartphone has a Single-Camera setup which comprises a 12MP Sensor and 8MP sensor for Selfies. this Smartphone has AI integrated into Software makes the User take Good Pictures in Daylight and Low Light Conditions. Google Also managed to Put Portrait mode In Camera With AI Which Works Good.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Pixel 3A XL and Jump into the Review
Pixel 3A XL:
- 6″ Full HD+ AMOLED display with 18:9 Aspect Ratio
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Octa Core CPU
- Adreno 615 GPU
- 4 GB RAM
- Single nano sim + E-sim Option
- 64 GB Internal Storage
- 12.2MP F/1.8 OIS + EIS Single rear camera
- Video Recording up to 4K @ 30fps
- 8MP F/2.0 Selfie camera
- 1080 @ 30fps video recording
- Android 9 Pie
- Dual 4G
- 3700 mAH battery with 18W fast charging support
- Rear Fingerprint sensor
- Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS
- 3.5mm Jack / USB Type-C
- Active Edge / NFC?
- stereo speakers / Titan M security Module
6″ Full HD+ AMOLED screen :
Here in the Display Department Pixel 3A XL Features an Excellent FHD+ AMOLED panel 18:9 screen with 402 pixels per inch, the color reproduction from Oled Panel is good and Colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Pixel 3A XL. It is Very bright of 452 Nits to see in direct sunlight Like Pixel 3.
Stereo Speakers and Headphone Jack:
In Pixel 3A XL Google Used their traditional Stereo Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Pixel 3. In terms Of Loudness, it is very loud Which is Comparable with a Mini Bluetooth Speaker. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is good and Produce accurate Sounds. Earpiece performance is also Awesome
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, In terms Of Headphone Audio, Pixel 3A XL and Pixel 3XL are Equal. the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio and it is direct Copy of Pixel 3A XL With Headphone jack. the Pixel headphones are present in the Box Which a Good Experience While Taking Calls And Listening Music. Google Has Done a Good job By Providing 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Pixel Earphones.
Build Quality :
Pixel 3A XL is Build with an Plastic frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Dragon Tail Glass. it provides a good look and feels a bit Cheap Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Pixel 3A XL was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Back there are no issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6″ AMOLED screen.
Rear fingerprint scanner:
Pixel 3A XL Features a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Pixel 3A XL does not have face unlock feature. Google will not Implement face unlock System.
Pixel 3A XL feels very light with 6″ Screen and 3700 mAh battery equipped because of Plastic Frame. This Pixel 3A XL can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Pixel 3A XL is done very well.
My Pixel 3A XL lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 26% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3700 mAH Battery. We got 5.4 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Pixel 3A XL is very low as Pixel 3 XL. the Quick charging 3.0 makes a difference and charges the phone in 60min which is a bit good.
Stock Android 9.0 Pie Operating System :
Here the Pixel 3A XL comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 9 Pie which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 9 Pie. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Pixel 3A XL Google has also Conformed this.
My Pixel 3A XL managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Elder Brother Pixel 3 XL. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Pixel 3A XL.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Pixel 3A XL. It features 4GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 4GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Pixel 3A XL. Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9, Godfire, Leo’s Fortune and PUBG at High graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Pixel 3A XL is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. The earpiece is loud enough.
Coming to the Camera Department, Pixel 3A XL features a Single-Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Pixel 3A XL. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 12.2 MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8 with EIS + OIS. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, Google Night Mode Changes Everything and Provides Excellent pictures With Great Sharpness and Good Detail had a very low noise which is negligible to see. here AI used in the Camera App Allows us to capture pictures with good portrait Effect.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@30fps And 1080p FHD recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is Excellent.
Selfie camera :
Pixel 3A XL features an 8MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal lowlight images compared to the rear camera. This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence which is Perfect to see.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p @30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.
Google has done an Incredible Magic in the Camera Department of Pixel 3A XL Which Arrive in $400 Price mark. We Can See these type Camera’s In Only Pixel Flagship Series.
Widevine L1 support:
Pixel 3A XL has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see.
All Sensors :
From 2016 Google is providing all sensors Like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Auto Brightness Sensor which is good to see.
Amoled Display gives a Premium look in Midrange Segment, Good Amoled Display With Super brightness and Excellent Vibrant Colours
Excellent 12.2MP Pixel Series Camera in Budget Range With Excellent Low light & Day Light images and Perfect portrait Images
8MP Front Camera Competes With Rear Camera With Excellent Selfies in all Conditions
Awesome Performance With SD 675 Soc which does Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily.
Perfect Battery life With 18W Fast Charging
Guranteed Updates up to 3 Years
Older Design Language
No IP Rating
Just 64GB Internal Storage And 4GB Ram
No Secondary Camera’s
Who can Get Pixel 3A XL: if you want a Pixel device with 18:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android, SD 675 Soc, Great Flagship Camera’s Then Pixel 3A XL can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware with Price to Value Mobiles Then
Samsung Galaxy S9
Poco F1 can be your Alternatives to Pixel 3A XL.
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