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Google Releases Budget Pixel Model


A Pixel for every Picky Person.

Google just released a new budget model of its latest flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel 3, a day after its announcement at the tech giant’s annual I/O Conference.

Called the Google Pixel 3A, the new model brings the joys of owning a Pixel smartphone to the masses, thanks to its affordable price. Starting at only $399 for the base model, the Pixel 3A is a rather solid budget to mid-range phone.

In terms of specs, it’s actually pretty solid. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor as opposed to Pixel 3’s Snapdragon 845 and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage under the hood. It can last up to 6-7 hours on a single charge with its 3,000 mAh battery, a tiny step higher than the Pixel 3’s 2,950 mAh. It even has a headphone jack, something that Google did away with in its flagship phones.

What’s truly amazing here is the OLED screen with its crystal clear resolution of 2220 x 1080, giving it a 441 ppi rating. That makes the Pixel 3A a good choice if you enjoy watching movies and videos on your phone, though you do have to make do with the 5.6” inch display.

Of course, it also has downsides, but nothing too serious considering the phone’s price. Obviously, its camera is little more low-res compared to its more expensive sibling, and its processor can also be better, as some reviewers report that it’s considerably slower than higher-end phones. It also doesn’t have wireless charging unlike the latest Pixel 3, but for $399, that’s admittedly a little hard to expect.

If you’re looking for something larger, Google already released the budget Pixel 3A XL, which packs a 6” screen starting at only $479.