Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a XL
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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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Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoMay 07, 2019

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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Pixel 3a XL

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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android
SCREEN SIZE
6in
INTERNAL MEMORY
64GB
CAMERA
Yes

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