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Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a XL

from  $479+
Google Pixel 3a XL: Greater than the sum of its parts

Google Pixel 3a XL: Greater than the sum of its parts

Posted   05.07.19
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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Don’t think of the new 3a XL as just Google’s cheap new phone — that’s selling it short. It might not have the same kind of horsepower as the original Pixel 3, but the 3a XL offers just about everything else that made last year’s models compelling at a steep discount. Even beyond the basics, the 3a XL features a few touches that fans have been clamoring for, like a headphone jack and the biggest battery Google has ever put into a Pixel. In building this phone, Google tried to bring some of its best work to a wider audience, and the work has paid off. Here’s hoping it doesn’t fall prey to the kind of performance issues that started to plague the Pixel 3 after launch.

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Pros
  • You get the Pixel’s best features on a budget
  • Reliable performance for the price
  • Good camera performance
  • Much-improved battery life
  • It has a headphone jack!
Cons
  • No water resistance or expandable storage
  • Unclear so far if performance will degrade like the original Pixel 3
  • Screen isn’t quite as crisp as the 3 XL’s

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Specs

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Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6in
Internal memory
64GB
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
6in
64GB
Yes

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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88
 

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Pokstar
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
andro
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
70
Rya
it';s okay
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