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Google Pixel 3a (G020F) vs Google Pixel 3 (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 3a vs Google Pixel 3 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 3 XGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)06Points
Google Pixel 3a (G020F)
5.6"
OLED

1080x2220

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
5.5"
POLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2915
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 3 (64GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Pixel 3a (G020F)6 Advantages Google Pixel 3a (G020F)vsPixel 3 (64GB)11 Advantages Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
+147 grams (5.15 ounces)1%
Lighter
vs148 grams (5.18 ounces)
+1080x2220 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+441 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs439 PPI
+5.6"2%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+3000 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2915 mAh
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Core11%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR8Advantage
The HDR8 display provides vibrant colors and more details
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 8MP + 8MP100%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

38 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
64GB (50GB available) / 64GB (52GB available)
OLED / P-OLED
60Hz
16 million
(back) 12.2MP
Dual-LED flash
+31 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
ModelPixel 3a (G020F)Pixel 3 (64GB)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 3a G020FGoogle Pixel 3 G013A, HTC Blueline
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)IndiaSingapore
(Europe), (Global, International), India, Singapore
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandGoogleGoogle
Release dateMay, 2019October, 2018
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.1 x 151.3 millimeters (2.76 x 5.96 in)68.2 x 145.6 millimeters (2.69 x 5.73 in)
Weight147 grams (5.15 ounces)148 grams (5.18 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 615Qualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (52GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Display typeOLEDP-OLED
Screen size5.6" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75% (screen-to-body ratio)~78.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2160 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI439 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR8
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps1024/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.219mm
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- Always-on display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
- Always-on display
- 100% DCI-P3 coverage screen
- 1080p@120fps slow motion
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2915 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3a (G020F)Google Pixel 3 (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.18W/kg (head) | 0.87W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.72W/kg (head) | 0.81W/kg (body)feature not registered
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