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Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A) vs Nokia 9 PureView

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 3a XL vs Nokia 9 PureView phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Nokia 9 PureView XGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)07Points
Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Nokia 9 PureView
5.99"
POLED

1440x2880

12
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3320
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Nokia 9 PureView

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 XL (G020A)7 Advantages Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)vs9 PureView19 Advantages Nokia 9 PureView
+167 grams (5.85 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
+6"1%
Larger screen
vs5.99"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/2.55" inches14%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.9" inches
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+3700 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3320 mAh
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (50GB available)vs+128GB (110GB available)120%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)2%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1440x2880 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+538 PPI34%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 12.2MPvs+(6 cameras) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same 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+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

31 Common items in both devices
OLED / P-OLED
60Hz
16 million
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
ModelPixel 3a XL (G020A)9 PureView
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 3a XL G020A (Verizon Wireless)Nokia 9 PureView TA-1082, A-1087, TA-1094
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandGoogleNokia
Release dateMay, 2019February, 2019
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)75 x 155 millimeters (2.95 x 6.1 in)
Weight167 grams (5.85 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10 nm)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:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 615Qualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
Display typeOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6" inches5.99" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels (18:9)1440x2880 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI538 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps1024/150 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 (TA-1094), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TA-1082 version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

TA-1087 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

TA-1094 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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
VoLTE

TA-1082 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)

TA-1087 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)

TA-1094 version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
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, Voice commands
CameraGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(6 cameras)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide
12MP mono
12MP mono
12MP mono
0.3MP TOF 3D
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 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" inches1/2.9" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.25µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital 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/video on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
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 reversible connector
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 supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- 18:9 ratio display FHD+
- Always-on display
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Blue
- Android One
- Zeiss optics back cameras
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3700 mAh3320 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W Fast battery charging
5W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 3
USB Power Delivery 1.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Nokia 9 PureView
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.19W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.39W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)feature not registered
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