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Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025H) vs Google Pixel 3 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 4a 5G 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 4a 5G (G025H)11Points
Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)
6.2"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3885
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
5.5"
POLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2915
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)

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Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)11 Advantages Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)vsPixel 3 (128GB)9 Advantages Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2340 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+6.2"13%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP131%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+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
+3885 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2915 mAh
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs+148 grams (5.18 ounces)14%
Lighter
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
416 PPIvs+439 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 8MP + 8MP100%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
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.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

35 Common items in both devices
128GB (109GB available) / 128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
OLED / P-OLED
HDR8
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
+28 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
ModelPixel 4a 5G (G025H)Pixel 3 (128GB)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 4a 5G G025HGoogle Pixel 3 G013A, HTC Blueline
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandGoogleGoogle
Release dateNovember, 2020October, 2018
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 153.9 millimeters (2.91 x 6.06 in)68.2 x 145.6 millimeters (2.69 x 5.73 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 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 meter and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
HardwareGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 620Qualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
Display typeOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.2" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~78.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2160 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)416 PPI439 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz, HDR860Hz, HDR8
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps1024/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1700/1900, 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 Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
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 networkSub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (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
CameraGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm 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/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
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 size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
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 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not 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, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
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
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Just Black, White
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- 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 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3885 mAh2915 mAh
Charger, watts18W 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 4a 5G (G025H)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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