Shut Up And Take My Money: Google Pixel 3A Smartphone
While there’s always been a market for budget smartphones in the U.S., Google’s new contender for that market segment is likely going to be one of the most secure phones (as well an extremely good budget option for photographers).
The Google Pixel 3A smartphone was announced by Google this week, a less expensive version of the the Pixel 3. The 64GB base model starts at $399, a steep drop from Apple’s $749 “budget” option, the iPhone XR.
The Pixel 3A includes one of the best features of the Pixel 3, the 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera. That camera includes an impressive Night shot mode for taking pictures in dark lighting situations (without using flash), a depth editor & color pop selector, a portrait mode and unlimited photo storage with Google Photos.
The Pixel 3A comes in two screen sizes, 5.6-inch or 6-inch OLED models. It offers up to 30 hours of battery life as well as USB-C quick charging. It doesn’t not have wireless charging, but that would have been extremely unlikely at this price point.
Regarding specs, the phone is outfitted with a Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of RAM, active edge sensors, a headphone jack and Android 9.0 Pie (with a minimum of three years support on operating system updates).
You can find more information on Google’s site about the new phone here or watch the announcement video below: