Google recently launched its flagship Google Pixel 3 handset in November, but is back with the introduction of two new budget-orientated handsets, the Google Pixel 3a and the slightly larger Google Pixel 3a XL

A fantastic smartphone that shares many similarities with the flagship Pixel 3 device, we’ve taken a look at the top 5 features the Google Pixel 3a XL has to offer.

1 - 12.2 MP dual-pixel camera

You’ll find exactly the same impressive camera system on the Pixel 3a XL as the Pixel 3.

With a 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera on board, the Pixel 3a XL will deliver bright and focussed shots every time. The rear camera is equipped with plenty of advanced photography features too, for even better shots. Optical image stabilisation helps focus your images, while the camera’s Night Sight setting guarantees your pictures will always be clear and detailed, even in low light conditions.


Ensuring you’ll never miss a moment, the new Top Shot feature captures photos before and after you press the shutter, and the front-facing selfie camera is equipped with a f/2.2 wide-angle lens, making sure you can fit all your friends into one shot. What’s more, Google offers unlimited photo storage in the cloud via the Photos app, which means you don’t need to worry about your photos taking up all the memory on your phone.

2 - 6-inch OLED Screen

Google first introduced an OLED screen with the Pixel 3, and this technology is also seen in the Pixel 3a XL. OLED technology is more advanced than the standard AMOLED display, and promises a sharper, more detailed and vibrant display than ever before.


The defining factor of the Google Pixel 3a XL is its 6.3-inch, Full HD+ resolution display and huge 82.8% screen-to-body ratio. This means the space on the front of the phone is cleverly utilised to allow a full screen experience without it affecting the overall size of the handset.

3 - Google Assistant

Like the flagship Google Pixel 3, the Pixel 3a XL is also installed with Google Assistant. With this clever technology, you can send a message, set a reminder, ask a question or make a call, all by speaking to Google Assistant. Squeeze the side of the phone to activate Google Assistant, or if your hands are full, you can simply say “OK Google” to prompt it.


Plus, Google Assistant now has the capacity to screen calls, meaning you can check who’s calling you from an unknown number before you pick up. Just press “Screen Call” when an unknown number calls you, and they’ll have to state their name and reason for contacting you, making avoiding spam or unwanted calls easy.

4 - 3,700 mAh battery

With a huge 3,700 mAh battery on board, the Google Pixel 3a XL promises up to 30 hours of phone use in one single charge. When the time comes to power up, simply plug in the phone’s 18W charger to top up your battery; you can reach up to 7 hours of power in just 15 minutes.


The Google Pixel 3a XL is also created with Adaptive Battery, which helps reduce battery consumption on the apps you don’t use, so you can spend more time on the ones you do. It works by intelligently monitoring your app use to help save power behind the scenes.

5 - Android Pie

As expected from a Google phone, you'll have Android Pie, Android’s latest operating system, already loaded onto the Google Pixel 3a XL. Under the hood there’s also 4GM RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor and 64GB of internal storage.

Android Pie is packed full of exciting features to help optimise performance and user experience. Alongside Adaptive Battery, Digital Wellbeing is another feature that helps users to understand and keep an eye on how much they use their device every day. The Digital Wellbeing dashboard displays key stats including how many notifications you’ve received and how many times you unlock and use your device every day.


To help monitor app use, App Timer lets you know how long you spend on your phone, gives a breakdown of your app usage and allows you to set time restrictions on apps, so you won’t spend any more time on them than you’d like too.

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