The last time Google offered us their corporate phone for the price of less than $ 400, was the line of smartphones Nexus. Pixel 3a, it seems, is Google’s attempt to regain the lost niche. Moreover, the previous pixel smartphone only strengthened the company’s position in the market. However, whether the device of your attention? Yes and no. And now you know why.
The hotly anticipated “Google phone” has a lot of advantages. At the same time to reduce the cost the company had to make a number of compromises that might alienate potential buyers.
Why Google Pixel 3a is worth to buy
What makes Pixel 3a is a worthy investment of $ 399? Of course — it’s the features that you get from the very inexpensive AppData.
- Best camera
Camera Pixel 3a is the best in its price range. In the end, Google has placed a camera from the premium segment into the phone for $ 400. A 12.2-megapixel sensor Pixel 3a and the lens is f/1.8 on the rear panel were transferred directly from the Pixel 3. Don’t forget the 8 megapixel front camera. The only hardware difference is that the Pixel 3a performs image processing on the main CPU and GPU. It is not equipped with a custom CPU Core Pixel Visual.
The phone has a simple and quick version of the Android operating system Pie from Google and supports Google Duplex. No problems on the device will be available AR functions. And as the device is released, Google, updates Green Robot smartphone will get among the first.
- Good battery life
Google claims that the Pixel 3a can work up to 30 hours offline, and this is a very decent figure. In addition, the phone has the function of fast charging. Charger 18 Watts in only 15 minutes will give your gadget a charge for 5-7 hours. Way, the battery capacity is 3000 mAh.
- OLED display
Pixel 3a is equipped with a 5.6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080p and a pixel density of 441ppi. Of course, some functions had to be sacrificed in favor of price, but to enjoy the flowers nearly as in the “big brother” for almost $ 1,000.
- Titan M
The Titan M chip is a new technology that protects smartphone. Again, this chip also works in the predecessors of the Pixel 3 and 3XL.
- Headphone Jack
Despite the fact that more and more manufacturers abandon the 3.5 mm Jack, Google is doing this is clearly not going to. And for many users the availability of the port for headphones is a definite plus.
- Fingerprint scanner
Since the scanner is in the Pixel 3A is not an optical, a capacitive, it is not possible to deceive fingerprint images or printed on a 3D printer “fingers”. Such optical sensors are expensive and to see them in an inexpensive device twice as nice.
Why Google Pixel 3a is not worth buying
Now, let’s look at what the new smartphone may scare off potential buyers.
Google has maintained the signature design line in the Pixel 3a. However, materials not premium. And to be the hand phone will not be so nice. Yes, it is not very critical, but some users tactile sensations are important.
- The lack of a flagship processor
Pixel 3a runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, which is good for the device average. But it’s not horoho as Snapdragon 845 (used in Pixel 3). And the more he is far from the Snapdragon 855, which you’ll find in the Galaxy S10e. It is expected that the Pixel 3a may have some slowdowns when working in applications that require high performance from the device.
- Lacks wireless charging
One of the major compromises made by Google to reduce prices, is the lack of wireless charging. However, it is equipped with a quick-charging function, which is transferred from the Pixel 3.
- There is no expansion port for memory cards
3a, Pixel only comes with 64GB internal memory and has no microSD card slot. This means that you will have to rely on cloud solutions or to save space on the device.
- Not enough water resistance
Of course, the phone is resistant to splashes and rain. However, a full moisture protection from, say, the fall of a smartphone in a pool, should not wait. So contact with the device is odorono.
- There is no support for 5G
Of course, it’s not critical, and to seek support of the controversial format 5G device for $ 399 would be weird. However, if the standard will “go around the world” (which is expected later this year), the Chinese must release a cheap smartphone with support for this format. And then the pixel of the smartphone will surely be a notable disadvantage in comparison with competitors.
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