You may not see any variations between the budget-friendly Pixel 3a and the Premium Pixel 3 at first glance. Yet Google had to drop certain niceties to get the price point of the Pixel 3a low enough to make a significant impact on the market. The Pixel 3a loses the IP score, converts the glass to plastic, bans wireless charging, and adjusts the high-end CPU to be more middle-class.
When Google succeeds in the mid-tier market, the key features found in the premium pixels are not excluded. The search giant, for example, has kept its best-in-class camera intact and sells it to those who are not willing (or able) to spend nearly $1,000 on a device.
The specifications of the devices are as follows:
- 5.6″ 2220×1080 OLED display (18.5:9 ratio)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Octa-Core Processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- Cameras: 12.2MP rear | 8MP front
- 802.11ac WiFi | Bluetooth 5.0 | NFC
- Fingerprint sensor (rear)
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 3000mAh Battery
- USB C port w/ 18W Fast Charging (Power Delivery 2.0)
- Android 9.0 Pie
You can grab the deal from BestBuy where the device, originally priced at $399 is now available at $280.