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Google Pixel 3a

Google Pixel 3a

from  $399+
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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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).

Engadget Review

With a well-made body and surprisingly capable performance, Google has proven again that it can compensate for under-powered hardware with excellent software. Plus, you get the same class-leading camera on this cheaper handset as you do on the flagship Pixel 3, making this the best camera phone for the money. Just don’t drop it in water -- unlike its more expensive brother, it’s not water resistant.

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Pros
  • Flagship experience at a mid-range price
  • Attractive design
  • Bright and vibrant screen
  • The same excellent camera as the Pixel 3
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons
  • No water resistance
  • No expandable storage

Reviews

86
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 21
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.6in
Internal memory
64GB
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
5.6in
64GB
Yes

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

80
Mariah
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
Travis
I've dropped this phone to hell (no protector/case) and still not even a cracked...read more
100
Maddie
Going from an iPhone 7 making the switch to Android, the 3a more than measures...read more
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