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Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D) vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Google Pixel 3a XL vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 9 SE XGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)06Points
Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
5.97"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3070
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)

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Pixel 3a XL (G020D)6 Advantages Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D)vsMi 9 SE (128GB)16 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
+6"1%
Larger screen
vs5.97"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+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
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3700 mAh21%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3070 mAh
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
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 user free)vs+128GB (109GB user free)118%
More internal storage for applications and files
167 grams (5.85 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)8%
Lighter
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.45 millimeters (0.29 inches)10%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+432 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 12.2MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 13MP + 8MP5 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1 slotvs+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device

29 Common items in both devices
16 million
Dual LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
ModelPixel 3a XL (G020D)Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 3a XL G020D小米9 SE, Xiaomi Mi9 SE 6GB RAM M1903F2A, Xiaomi Grus
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
(Global, International)China
(Global, International), China
BrandGoogleXiaomi
Release dateMay, 2019March, 2019
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.45 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)70.5 x 147.5 millimeters (2.78 x 5.81 in)
Weight167 grams (5.85 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10 nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SDM712 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 615Qualcomm Adreno 616 610Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB user free)128GB (109GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6" inches5.97" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 6
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps800/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11/5 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 21, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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 (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
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 (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(triple camera)
48 megapixels
13MP ultrawide (f/2.4 1.12µm)
8MP telephoto (f/2.4 1.12µm PDAF)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 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 lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/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 on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
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 (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- 18.5:9 ratio display FHD+
- Always-on display
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Mobile FeliCa payment system
- Colors: Gray, Violet, Blue
- MIUI 10
- HDR10 display
- Quick Charge 4+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3700 mAh3070 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)9V/2A=18W18W
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020D)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.2W/kg (head) | 1.06W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.96W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)feature not registered